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What if Mega Millions was a Pick-6?

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Posted: August 12, 2006, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

Pick 6 out of 75

7 balls are drawn, the 6 winning numbers and 1 bonus number to determine $2,000,000 winners.

Each play is $1

Match
Prize
Odds
All 6
Jackpot
1 : 201,359,550.0
5 + Bonus
$2,000,000
1 : 33,559,925.0
Any 5
$10,000
1 : 493,528.3
Any 4
$150
1 : 5,722.1
Any 3
$7
1 : 192.2
Any 2
$1
1 : 15.5

Overall Odds : 1 in 14.331

This is not something I'm advocating or denouncing. Just a hypothetical.

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    Posted: August 12, 2006, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

    Looks like the Ohio SuperLottoPlus game with 75 numbers instead of 49 that was replaced with Lot'O Play last year. 

    SLP couldn't survive with a $4,000,000 starting jackpot, paying $10,000 for a 5+1 and paying $1 for a match 3 with overall odds of 1 in 53.6.  How would this game support itself with less than 50% payouts and what would be the starting jackpot?

    I look for Ohio to replace Lot'O Play with a newer version of SLP with a lower starting jackpot later this year or early next year.  SLP was a more popular game, but more expensive too.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
                 Evil Looking       

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      Posted: August 12, 2006, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

      Pick 6 out of 75

      7 balls are drawn, the 6 winning numbers and 1 bonus number to determine $2,000,000 winners.

      Each play is $1

      Match
      Prize
      Odds
      All 6
      Jackpot
      1 : 201,359,550.0
      5 + Bonus
      $2,000,000
      1 : 33,559,925.0
      Any 5
      $10,000
      1 : 493,528.3
      Any 4
      $150
      1 : 5,722.1
      Any 3
      $7
      1 : 192.2
      Any 2
      $1
      1 : 15.5

      Overall Odds : 1 in 14.331

      This is not something I'm advocating or denouncing. Just a hypothetical.


      Good ???????????????? Jimmy$and9:

      This is not something PSYKOMO is advocating (or) denouncing,

      but......................................................speaking "hypothetically"

      I donot think you or RJOh would  like PLAYING ........................

      "Mega"...................................Lotto South!

      We guys on LP would hate to see U-ALL......smokin PA...........

      eit'en GRITS.......pick'en COTTON pick'en NUMBER'$$$$$$$$$$

      with............C-1,O-2,T-3,T-4,O-5,N-6..............as a MATRIXXXXX

      LOL

      PSYKOMO 

       

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        Posted: August 12, 2006, 11:36 pm - IP Logged
        5 + Bonus
        $2,000,000
        1 : 33,559,925.0

         Don't most of the regular state lotteries offer better odds on their 6 number games, and for a progessive prize?

        I would look at this proposed game as not even trying to hit the jackpot at 201 million to one odds, and yeah, going for the second prize above, but  6/49 - 6/ 52 games are beter odds.

        Doesn't mean peole would play this though, there is a certain contingent that would play anything. 

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          Posted: August 13, 2006, 12:01 am - IP Logged


          "EAT"............more,,,,,......BUTTER-BALL$$

          or MIX your "TURKEY" ................with

          "QUICK-PICK$$$"

          LOL

          PSYKOMO