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Lotteries: which one is better.

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Honduras
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Posted: June 11, 2006, 4:06 am - IP Logged

This is my selection. Here i show which lotteries are better than others...

Nd Wild 2 Card is better than kansas cash.  Reason: Nd wild2Card is pick5 (1-31) + pick1 (1-16 wild card) and jackpot starts at: 100,000.......Kansas cash is: pick5 (1-32) + pick1 (1-25)=jackpot starts at 100,000

Missouri lotto is better than Washington state lotto. Reason: Missouri lotto is a pick6, 1-44 and the minimun jackpot is 1 million dollars; Washington state lotto is a pick6, 1-49 and the minimum jackpot is 1 million dollars....

Missouri lotto is also better than Massachussetts Cash Windfall. REason: Missouri lotto is a pick6, 1-44 and the starting jackpot is 1 million dollars; Massachussetts CashWindfall is a pick6, 1-46 and the jackpot starts at: (i think) 500,000...

Prediction: Illinois has a lotto that's a pick6, 1-52. They also have mega millions. I predict that not many people are going to play the lotto. The reason is that, number 1, people are drawn more to higher jackpots, second, they see that lotto is 1-52, they are going to almost put it out there with mega millions that's 1-56. Yeah mega millions has vastly more combinations than the illinois lotto but i don't think people would know that, they are going to be looking at the 1-52 on the playslip and they are going to be looking at the 1-56 playslip on mega millions. Just to think that mega-millions pays way more than lotto specially when it climbs/rollsover. And to think that as a consolation the second prize in mega million pays 250,000 while the second prize in illinois lotto pays 1,000?I predict that illinois lotto will not generate too much revenue in the future...

 

...."More important than winning all the states' lotteries is the movie "Red Planet".......

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    Posted: June 11, 2006, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

    pumpi76

    Not everyone plays on line and for a lot of us the "best" lottos are the ones we can get to, usually that's our own state's and perhaps neighboring states.

    You have some points about the Illinois Lotto versus Mega Millions - to a point-

    Mega Millions and Powerball are actually two lotto games in one - if you get "struck by ligtning" and get all five numbers right on top, you are actually in another lotto to combine those 5 right with the one right number, of 46, on the bottom (thus trying to get "struck by ligtning" again!)

    The odds against hitting six solid in the Illinois lottery (6 /52) are

    20,358,520 :1 

    The odds against 5 + 1 in Mega Millions are 175,711,536:1

    That means the Mega Millions player has an addittional 155,453,016:1 odds to overcome compared to the lotto player.  Both are attempts at overcoming astronomical odds, sure...but until the Mega Millions Jackpot is at least $155,453,016 the "pot isn't right".

     

     

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      Posted: June 11, 2006, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

      And you play two tickets for Lotto for 1 USD. (two panels on the bet slip)

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        Posted: June 11, 2006, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

        Good point derek7 

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