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6/19-last top prize in Unlucky for Life?

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Will there be no more booby prizes?

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Posted: August 16, 2006, 7:37 pm - IP Logged

A new game would be nice. I wonder if they will add a new game and still keep the other ones?

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    Posted: August 17, 2006, 12:33 am - IP Logged

    Well, it will be a new game, and it will replace an existing game which I can only assume will be LFL. At least I hope that's the game getting replaced. I would not be happy if they took Match 6 away from me.

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      Posted: August 17, 2006, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

      I'm sure Match 6 is a stronger game than Unlucky for Life. M-6 has inspired a number of similar games in the US and Canada.

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        Posted: August 22, 2006, 10:57 am - IP Logged

        PA probably thinks it's too big for HL, which does need a matrix change, or even go to $2 a game.

        How can you suggest changes to Unlucky for Life without adding a cash option?

        Because not everyone in this forum cares about the cash option.

        I wouldn't want to see HL go to a $2 game, but perhaps a Powerplay (dare I suggest: "Hot Potato" option) for an additional dollar that would multiply the prizes like Powerball.


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          Posted: August 22, 2006, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

          HL needs a matrix change more than a powerplay option. MUSL should be considering making HL a $2 game to see when Powerball should double its price.

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            Posted: August 22, 2006, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

            June 19 saw what might have been the first booby prize in Unlucky for Life since mid-January. Will tonight's 6/6 be the last for this hated game?

            Booby prize meaning terrible odds for lowly pay-out? I think MD's Multi-Match game which replaced Classic Lotto is of the same boobyness.  They eliminated a perfectly good game which grew in size and had a decent pay-out, for a rip-off pay, to pay, to pay game.  The game goes like this; each play is $2.00 you pick 6 numbers then the LOTTERY COMPUTER picks another 2 sets of 6 numbers for a total of 3 sets of 6 numbers! If you have pairs or triples on consecutive lines you win small prizes like this;

            OVERALL CHANCES OF WINNING: 1 IN 8.5

            Matching on a single lineProbability of winning
            per line [1 in x]
            Probability of winning
            per $2 ticket [1 in x]***
            Prizes
            6 of 66,096,454.02,032,151.7Jackpot*
            5 of 627,461.59,154.2$1,000**
            4 of 6610.3203.8$20**
            3 of 639.213.4$2**
            Matching on multiplied linesApproximate probability of winning per $2 ticket [1 in x]Prizes
            10+ of 18168,239.7$2,000*
            9 of 1815,098.4$500**
            8 of 181,740.2$100**
            7 of 18272.5$20**
            6 of 1858.0$7**
            5 of 1816.9$2**

             

            Essentially the odds for the big prize is the same as Classic but they get $2.00 instead of $1.00 per play! Of course the pot grows very slowly now $50 K between games twice a week.  People aren't playing this game, obviously, hopefully they'll (The Lootery Peeps) figure it out and bring back Classic Lotto that was around for 22 years and had faster growing jackpots. They used to grow at a rate of about 250K btwn. games.  What really hurts this game is the fact you have the computer picking numbers, this is wrong, very wrong. In order to get more interest in games they should reduce odds or increase payouts. LOL.

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              Posted: August 22, 2006, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

              Jarsen- Thank you for bringing to lite the sheer lunacy of the Marylands version of the Match 6 game. As a northern neighbor from your residing state , I sometimes contribute to the md lottery by giving a few plays. After reading that the advertised jackpot is for annuity it dawned on me what a poor payout it really is. Even PA's Match 6 starts out at 500K (cash) not a meagerly 200K like MD does. MD winnings are taxable on all levels...*sigh*

              Hopefully MD will revamp its state lottery games...

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                Posted: August 24, 2006, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

                I don't see Maryland making changes anytime soon. Classic Lotto was retired this year.

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                  Posted: September 5, 2006, 10:42 pm - IP Logged

                  I don't see Maryland making changes anytime soon. Classic Lotto was retired this year.

                  I Agree!

                  Maryland replaced Lotto because of the popularity of PA's game, and that DE has it too (tho DE's is crappy by comparison to either PA or MD). I will agree with you on this one game tho, CASH, that MD should've made the $500K prize the cash value with either no annuity simply because PA's is such or (agreeing stops here) an annuity that starts at $1 million. $500k on an annuity is pretty pathedic ($20k/yr/25 yrs), and I have trouble believing that MD lottery wouldn't have the reserves on hand to pay that game as a cash prize.


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                    Posted: September 6, 2006, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

                    The ONLY reason sales in Unlucky for Life jumped for Monday's drawing is that PA mailed coupons to players statewide. Sales eventually will drop sharply again.


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                      Posted: September 22, 2006, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

                      UNlucky for Life must be retired in December. This game never should have been allowed to exist without a cash option.


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                        Posted: September 24, 2006, 12:16 am - IP Logged

                        I agree with you CASH Only. I hope Unlucky for Life will retire. Are there any booby jackpot winners lately?

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                          Posted: September 24, 2006, 12:21 am - IP Logged

                          I agree with you CASH Only. I hope Unlucky for Life will retire. Are there any booby jackpot winners lately?

                          You make it sound like you'll be surrounded by Hooter's girls if you win...

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                            Posted: September 24, 2006, 1:23 am - IP Logged

                            In response to jarasan's post:

                            Keep in mind that a smaller percentage, a much smaller percentage, of gross sales is going into the top prize. Lotto put just slightly less than 30% of sales into the jackpot. 

                            But all in all, Classic Lotto was much, much better, and that's saying a lot because I really like the whole Match 6/Multi-Match/Multi-Hand Easy-Win concept. I miss it a lot.

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                              Posted: September 25, 2006, 9:40 am - IP Logged

                              In response to jarasan's post:

                              Keep in mind that a smaller percentage, a much smaller percentage, of gross sales is going into the top prize. Lotto put just slightly less than 30% of sales into the jackpot. 

                              But all in all, Classic Lotto was much, much better, and that's saying a lot because I really like the whole Match 6/Multi-Match/Multi-Hand Easy-Win concept. I miss it a lot.

                              Are you referring to Wild Card Lotto or Super 7? Even Super 6 was closer to the "classic lotto" format, but it was like Match 6 since you could pick only 1/3 of the numbers.