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Missouri's Pick5..What were they thinking

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Honduras
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Posted: October 24, 2006, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

Guys, whose idea was to increase the matrix of a pick5 game from 1 to 44, the way Missouri's Showme5paydown is?Like 1 to 39 wasn't hard enough already...I mean 1 to 35 is hard, 1 to 39 is superhard and now 1 to 44? What are/were they thinking? and what's worse, it plays twice a day making it a real sucker for the state and paying a measly 50,000 dollars...If the game had cost 25 cents, then i MAY not complain that much....

I think Missouri's Showme5paydown is just an experiment by the STATES to see if people would buy a pick5 game been 1 to 44 for a small amount of jackpot (don't confuse it with Fl mega money because Fl's mega money pays a lot compared to Missouri and even so Fl's mega money has the bonus ball range from 1 to 22)...And the states, want to know how far they can take it with the pick5....You remember before most states were 5/35 and now but a few are 5/35 the same thing is going to happen here, it just take one state to make the move...That's how i feel...The states are not stupid...I forgot to mentioned it on earlier post as one of the worse lotteries...

And worse once something here happens the whole world follows...

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    Posted: October 24, 2006, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

    <Moved to Pick 5 forum>

    Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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      Posted: October 24, 2006, 1:07 pm - IP Logged

      When the Show Me 5 went to the Show Me Five Paydown, the jackpot increased from $25,000 tax paid to $50,000 tax paid. 

      That's what most people look at, and the lotteries know this.

      A lot of people were anxious for Californai to come into the Mega Millions, newspaper aerticles talked of $500,000,000 potential jackpots....but no one thought about the expanded matrix that came with that until it was too late.  

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        Posted: October 24, 2006, 1:13 pm - IP Logged

        Missouri's Showme 5 has been a matrix of 1 to 44 for many years, so it is doubtful if there is any "testing" going on for any other state's consideration of changing.

         

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          Posted: October 24, 2006, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

          I don't know but i don't think Missouri's pick5 (showme5) has more than 4 years in existence with the 1-44 matrix..otherwise i would have known about it (i don't know it could be longer, i am just saying)...

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            Posted: October 24, 2006, 7:26 pm - IP Logged


            This is from the Missouri Lottery e-mail letter that they send out, ironically this was the question for yesterday's edition:

             

            When did SHOW ME 5 change to SHOW ME 5 Paydown?

            Answer: SHOW ME 5 Paydown sales began on Nov. 6, 2000 (replacing SHOW ME 5), raising the new top prize from $25,000 tax-paid to $50,000 tax-paid. SHOW ME 5 Paydown offers four ways to win twice a day with SHOW ME 5 Paydown ? up to $50,000 tax-paid. Any time there is no top-prize winner, the prize pool "pays down" to increase lower-level prizes. Drawings are held daily at 12:45 p.m. (Midday) and 6:45 p.m. (Evening). SHOW ME 5 Paydown tickets are available for purchase daily except from 12:45 p.m. to 12:59 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. to 6:59 p.m. during the draw breaks. Players can select "Multi-Draw" to play their numbers up to 14 consecutive drawings.
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              Posted: October 25, 2006, 1:13 am - IP Logged


              This is from the Missouri Lottery e-mail letter that they send out, ironically this was the question for yesterday's edition:

               

              When did SHOW ME 5 change to SHOW ME 5 Paydown?

              Answer: SHOW ME 5 Paydown sales began on Nov. 6, 2000 (replacing SHOW ME 5), raising the new top prize from $25,000 tax-paid to $50,000 tax-paid. SHOW ME 5 Paydown offers four ways to win twice a day with SHOW ME 5 Paydown ? up to $50,000 tax-paid. Any time there is no top-prize winner, the prize pool "pays down" to increase lower-level prizes. Drawings are held daily at 12:45 p.m. (Midday) and 6:45 p.m. (Evening). SHOW ME 5 Paydown tickets are available for purchase daily except from 12:45 p.m. to 12:59 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. to 6:59 p.m. during the draw breaks. Players can select "Multi-Draw" to play their numbers up to 14 consecutive drawings.

              thank you Coin Toss...

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                Posted: October 25, 2006, 1:58 am - IP Logged

                Granted, the Showme5 game siphons for air. And it was especially hard to go from a matrix of 1/30 to 1/44 with such a dismal jackpot payout but we have decent lower tiered prizes. I mean, $25 bucks for 3 numbers, not to shabby... 

                MatchPrizeIf No One Matches FiveChances 1 In
                5 of 5 numbers$50,000 tax paid* --1 in 1,086,008
                4 of 5 numbers$250$7501 in 5,569
                3 of 5 numbers$10$251 in 147
                2 of 5 numbersFree Ticket
                (QP)
                $21 in 12

                I have even taken advantage of the 4 out of 5 hit for $750.

                This old thread brings back some good memories.

                http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/74492

                The partial thread replies are due from the forum change from the older format, but you get the drift.