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Posted: August 28, 2006, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

www.nhlottery.org is where you get information about future changes from ME-NH-VT.

The three states are considering scrapping Triple Play in favor of a game called Pay Check (no idea on the format.) Top prize would be $2500 a month for life, which would be less than the booby prize in PA Unlucky for Life. No word on a cash option.

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    Posted: August 28, 2006, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

    Just goes to show that lots of people feel differently than you.  The lottery is not stupid.  They would not put a game out there that would not sell well.  Obviously a great many people enjoy Lucky for Life.  The fact that a lot of states are doing it means there is a need to be filled.

     

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      Posted: August 28, 2006, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

      I do not concern myself with small prizes unless I have been wanting a break from the chase of the big jackpots that Oregon Megabucks and Powerball offer.  I will then play a small jackpot game like keno or pick4 along with my big jackpot games.  I think the reason for the games presence is the fact that lottery players and that is some want variety in their games.  You would not want to go to the Lottery retailer and have to play just one game for the rest of your life unless that is what you prefer.  It boils down to choices and people prefer to have many different games to play.  I personally do not waste my time with Win for Life because I do not want that small prize.  But their are plenty of people that do or they would not continue with the game and a new game would take its place.-weshar75

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        Posted: August 28, 2006, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

        I do not concern myself with small prizes unless I have been wanting a break from the chase of the big jackpots that Oregon Megabucks and Powerball offer.  I will then play a small jackpot game like keno or pick4 along with my big jackpot games.  I think the reason for the games presence is the fact that lottery players and that is some want variety in their games.  You would not want to go to the Lottery retailer and have to play just one game for the rest of your life unless that is what you prefer.  It boils down to choices and people prefer to have many different games to play.  I personally do not waste my time with Win for Life because I do not want that small prize.  But their are plenty of people that do or they would not continue with the game and a new game would take its place.-weshar75

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          Posted: August 28, 2006, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

          Do you play Pick 3 and Pick 4?

          Oregon only has pick4 four drawings a day 7 days a week 365 days a year.  I actually asked if the lottery would offer pick3 in their game line up and they told me no.  Then like a month later Lucky lines showed up in the game line up.  I was ticked for a bit but then I tried lucky lines and have been playing it for about 2 months now.  I have not played pick4 in a month or two and when I do I like to get QP's.  I am not good at picking the numbers.  Maybe I should use the RNG here to get my PICK4 numbers!-weshar75

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            Posted: August 28, 2006, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

            www.nhlottery.org is where you get information about future changes from ME-NH-VT.

            The three states are considering scrapping Triple Play in favor of a game called Pay Check (no idea on the format.) Top prize would be $2500 a month for life, which would be less than the booby prize in PA Unlucky for Life. No word on a cash option.

            Where did you post the "possible disturbing news"? 

            I thought maybe you had found out that lotteries were going to stop using real money for prizes and maybe start giving out certificates of  "bragging rights" to lottery winners.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: August 28, 2006, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

              Disturbing ?

              Only in the eye of the beholder, CASH.. 

              Good thing it's YOUR opinion and not the consensus...

              ..DD

               

                                             

                            

               

               


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                Posted: August 28, 2006, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

                There ARE people who like the idea of receiving money for the rest of their lives. But these games would be MORE popular if they also offered cash options (like the Washington state Lucky for Life scratch, with a $750,000 option) to attract the MAJORITY who prefer lump sum.

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                  Posted: August 28, 2006, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

                  www.nhlottery.org is where you get information about future changes from ME-NH-VT.

                  The three states are considering scrapping Triple Play in favor of a game called Pay Check (no idea on the format.) Top prize would be $2500 a month for life, which would be less than the booby prize in PA Unlucky for Life. No word on a cash option.

                  oh no Cussing Face

                  no cash option

                  thats awful Mad

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                    Posted: August 28, 2006, 8:00 pm - IP Logged

                    I did not say Pay Check would not have a cash option. But I'm not counting on all three states to offer one. If they did, it probably would be for under 500k.

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                      Posted: August 28, 2006, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

                      I think the MAJORITY of people prefer to WIN.........and I'm sure if you were lucky enough to win a ticket for a CASH ANNUITY for life, you wouldn't blink twice at the offer.......however should you choose to turn it down and make it known to us here that you did not accept it because of your  "cash only" stand, you would gain my respect as a man of your convictions.......however DISTURBING  that would be....

                      Good Luck in your quest!

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                        Posted: August 28, 2006, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

                        "Cash annuity" is an oxymoron. Annuity prizes are NOT cash.

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                          Posted: August 28, 2006, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

                          "Cash annuity" is an oxymoron. Annuity prizes are NOT cash.

                          He's right. They usually just cut you a check. ROFL

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                            Posted: August 29, 2006, 1:13 am - IP Logged

                            If it was $5,000 a month for life, it might intrigue me a bit more, and $7,500 would intrigue me a lot more.

                             

                            Not that I'd sneeze at $2,500, it just doesn't set the world on fire for me. 

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                              Posted: August 29, 2006, 1:56 am - IP Logged

                              If it was $5,000 a month for life, it might intrigue me a bit more, and $7,500 would intrigue me a lot more.

                               

                              Not that I'd sneeze at $2,500, it just doesn't set the world on fire for me. 

                              Exactly how I feel.  I mean $2,500 after taxes isn't a lot of money...$5,000 would make a much bigger impact on my life. However, it depends on the odds too. I'd rather win $2,500 a month than nothing at all chasing the big jackpots, something I've done for way too many years.