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50/50 on NC Pick 3

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Posted: October 8, 2006, 11:27 am - IP Logged

I think they made a boo boo with the game slip. In order to play 50/50 you have to check off the 50 cent square and not the $1.00 square. People in NC who are used to playing the Virginia Pick 3 do the opposite. The pamphlet clearly states that 50/50 can only be played for a dollar. Logicly a person would take that as meaning to mark the $1.00 play square but the computor won't accept it unless the 50 cent square is marked off.  Opinions ? How are other states set up for 50/50 ? What square do you all mark off when playing 50/50.  $1.00 or 50 cents?

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    I think they made a boo boo with the game slip. In order to play 50/50 you have to check off the 50 cent square and not the $1.00 square. People in NC who are used to playing the Virginia Pick 3 do the opposite. The pamphlet clearly states that 50/50 can only be played for a dollar. Logicly a person would take that as meaning to mark the $1.00 play square but the computor won't accept it unless the 50 cent square is marked off.  Opinions ? How are other states set up for 50/50 ? What square do you all mark off when playing 50/50.  $1.00 or 50 cents?

    What is 50/50?

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      What is 50/50?

      50/50 is the option that is given on the playslip where you can play a number for 50 cent any order and 50 cent exact.

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        I think they made a boo boo with the game slip. In order to play 50/50 you have to check off the 50 cent square and not the $1.00 square. People in NC who are used to playing the Virginia Pick 3 do the opposite. The pamphlet clearly states that 50/50 can only be played for a dollar. Logicly a person would take that as meaning to mark the $1.00 play square but the computor won't accept it unless the 50 cent square is marked off.  Opinions ? How are other states set up for 50/50 ? What square do you all mark off when playing 50/50.  $1.00 or 50 cents?

        Reddog,

        Thanks for bringing this up. I went to 2 different lottery retailers and both of the clerks did not know what to do because I tried it both ways (.50 exact and .50 any/50/50 $1.00 square) to get the 50/50 option and the computer still rejected my payslip.

        Plus I was told by a clerk that you must mark the advance play box for the day you are playing. That box is suppose to be if I want to skip from today to another day of the week, after today, right?!

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          50/50 is the option that is given on the playslip where you can play a number for 50 cent any order and 50 cent exact.

          OK: $.50 Straight, $.50 Boxed!

          So you can only bet Straight & Boxed one-time?

          If you play at a Lottery Terminal in NJ and if you use a betslip and mark $1.00 Straight & Boxed, You get a $2 ticket ($1 Straight & $1 Boxed).

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            Posted: October 8, 2006, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

            Plus I was told by a clerk that you must mark the advance play box for the day you are playing. That box is suppose to be if I want to skip from today to another day of the week, after today, right

            No, because I played 5 easy picks for my wife but what I had to do was mark the 50 cent square and not the $1.00 square.

            I would like to add on a side note that that crash course that these clerks were given prior to all these games starting up last March isn't hitting on much. I have ran come across some clueless clerks in the past month.Unhappy

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              Thanks Reddog.  Someone needs to explain this to the store clerks.  Because the 2 stores that I went to the clerks did not understand how it worked or what to do.

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                Posted: October 8, 2006, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

                S. Carolina

                Mark the $1.00 box and then mark the str/box

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                  OK: $.50 Straight, $.50 Boxed!

                  So you can only bet Straight & Boxed one-time?

                  If you play at a Lottery Terminal in NJ and if you use a betslip and mark $1.00 Straight & Boxed, You get a $2 ticket ($1 Straight & $1 Boxed).

                  Raven, thank you for you input.

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                    Posted: October 8, 2006, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

                    S. Carolina

                    Mark the $1.00 box and then mark the str/box

                    Jap69, thank you for your input.

                    Ok, heard from SC and Jersey.   I already know about Virginia.  How about Georgia and Fla. and CA and NY ? 

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                      Posted: October 8, 2006, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

                      Thanks Reddog.  Someone needs to explain this to the store clerks.  Because the 2 stores that I went to the clerks did not understand how it worked or what to do.

                      It's no wonder because the Store Clerks are Trained on the Operation of the Lottery Machines, not how to fill out the bet slips.

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                        Posted: October 8, 2006, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

                        In GA,  you have to mark $1 to get a .50 cents st8 and .50 cents box ticket you pay $1, otherwise you  have to mark and separate each

                        In TX, if you mark $1 you get a $1 st8 and a $1 box ticket and pay $2, if you mark .50 cents you get .50 cents st8 and .50 box and pay $1

                        Can't remember how I played in LA  and MS, while there.

                        Being from NC originally, I believe every state has it's own unique style though.  Like in VA we say 50/50, but here in GA we say str8/box.

                        Hope this helps.

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                          In GA,  you have to mark $1 to get a .50 cents st8 and .50 cents box ticket you pay $1, otherwise you  have to mark and separate each

                          In TX, if you mark $1 you get a $1 st8 and a $1 box ticket and pay $2, if you mark .50 cents you get .50 cents st8 and .50 box and pay $1

                          Can't remember how I played in LA  and MS, while there.

                          Being from NC originally, I believe every state has it's own unique style though.  Like in VA we say 50/50, but here in GA we say str8/box.

                          Hope this helps.

                          Thank you for the input. Aparently States are different.

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                            Posted: October 8, 2006, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

                            Reddog,

                            Thanks for bringing this up. I went to 2 different lottery retailers and both of the clerks did not know what to do because I tried it both ways (.50 exact and .50 any/50/50 $1.00 square) to get the 50/50 option and the computer still rejected my payslip.

                            Plus I was told by a clerk that you must mark the advance play box for the day you are playing. That box is suppose to be if I want to skip from today to another day of the week, after today, right?!

                            In Missouri. You mark the str/box checkbox and then the $1 checkbox. It automatically makes it .50 for straight and 50 for box. If you mark the straight only checkbox and the box only checkbox and mark the $1 checkbox. It will charge you $2. $1 dollar on the str. and $1 on the box.

                            We don't have an advance box. That would be a cool feature. We have multi-play, but that is not the same thing...I would say your advance box would default to next available game if not marked. That only makes sense.

                            Best of Luck,

                            Bryan  :)