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Posted: December 23, 2006, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

I was wondering what they would do after the last winning ticket is sold. I wish I could afford to buy a lot of them, and the new one is going to be tempting.

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    Posted: December 23, 2006, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

    With all the hoopla about "mix and match", would someone please explain exactly how it works? Thank you.

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      Posted: December 23, 2006, 11:03 pm - IP Logged

      The PA Lottery is pleased to announce the launch of a new jackpot game, mix & match, in January 2007; this game will replace LUCKY FOR LIFE LOTTO.  January 22, 2007, will be the last LUCKY FOR LIFE drawing.  Mix & match tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 23, 2007; the first mix & match drawing will be conducted Thursday, January 25, 2007.  Mix & match will be drawn Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., along with The Daily Number, BIG 4 and CASH 5.  Scientific Games personnel will begin installing mix & match key caps on Integra terminals in early November.

      Players choose five numbers from 1 to 19.  Each play costs $2.  Players can win by matching one or more of their numbers in the same position, and by matching three or more of their numbers in any position, to those drawn by the Lottery.  There are 17 different prize level combinations.  Players may use either a playslip to select their own numbers, elect to have the Integra terminal select them via the quick-pick method, or a combination of the two.  Advance play will be available for up to two draws only.

      Mix & match prizes will be paid in cash (including the jackpot prize), a FREE ticket, or a combination of the two.  The top mix & match prize level is pari-mutuel, so the total prize pool available is equally divided among all winning tickets matching all five winning numbers in the same position in which they were drawn.  Jackpots start at $50,000; if the top prize is not won in a drawing, the entire amount rolls over to the next drawing’s jackpot.  The odds of winning the jackpot prize are 1-in-1.39 million; the overall odds of winning any prize are 1-in-3.57.  Retailers will receive a bonus for selling a winning ticket worth $100,000 or more.

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        The PA Lottery is pleased to announce the launch of a new jackpot game, mix & match, in January 2007; this game will replace LUCKY FOR LIFE LOTTO.  January 22, 2007, will be the last LUCKY FOR LIFE drawing.  Mix & match tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 23, 2007; the first mix & match drawing will be conducted Thursday, January 25, 2007.  Mix & match will be drawn Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., along with The Daily Number, BIG 4 and CASH 5.  Scientific Games personnel will begin installing mix & match key caps on Integra terminals in early November.

        Players choose five numbers from 1 to 19.  Each play costs $2.  Players can win by matching one or more of their numbers in the same position, and by matching three or more of their numbers in any position, to those drawn by the Lottery.  There are 17 different prize level combinations.  Players may use either a playslip to select their own numbers, elect to have the Integra terminal select them via the quick-pick method, or a combination of the two.  Advance play will be available for up to two draws only.

        Mix & match prizes will be paid in cash (including the jackpot prize), a FREE ticket, or a combination of the two.  The top mix & match prize level is pari-mutuel, so the total prize pool available is equally divided among all winning tickets matching all five winning numbers in the same position in which they were drawn.  Jackpots start at $50,000; if the top prize is not won in a drawing, the entire amount rolls over to the next drawing’s jackpot.  The odds of winning the jackpot prize are 1-in-1.39 million; the overall odds of winning any prize are 1-in-3.57.  Retailers will receive a bonus for selling a winning ticket worth $100,000 or more.

        Wait a minute: "Scientific Games personnel will begin installing mix & match key caps on Integra terminals in early November." ??????

        Translation: This is ANOTHER RIGGED Computerized game!

        What the heck can be so "scientific" about replacing ping pong balls in a tube?  Answer: CONTROLLING THE OUTCOME OF DRAWINGS THROUGH SUBTLE, SOPHISTICATED SOFTWARE sold to States to MAXIMIZE their profits at players' expense!

        This isn't "mix & match"!  No, this is FLIP & SWITCH!

        For all its "alleged" faults not substantiated by whiners and complainers, Lucky For Life is vastly superior to "FLIP & SWITCH"!  What a con job this new F&S is!

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          Posted: January 1, 2007, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

          Wait a minute: "Scientific Games personnel will begin installing mix & match key caps on Integra terminals in early November." ??????

          Translation: This is ANOTHER RIGGED Computerized game!

          What the heck can be so "scientific" about replacing ping pong balls in a tube?  Answer: CONTROLLING THE OUTCOME OF DRAWINGS THROUGH SUBTLE, SOPHISTICATED SOFTWARE sold to States to MAXIMIZE their profits at players' expense!

          This isn't "mix & match"!  No, this is FLIP & SWITCH!

          For all its "alleged" faults not substantiated by whiners and complainers, Lucky For Life is vastly superior to "FLIP & SWITCH"!  What a con job this new F&S is!

          WHOA! HOLD THE PRESSES! You lost something in the translation big time, Greg.

          The Integra terminals are the ticket printing machines that the retailers use. It has nothing to do with the ball machines.

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            Posted: January 2, 2007, 12:38 am - IP Logged

            Maybe the noise from all the black helicopters was making it hard to concentrate.

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              Posted: January 3, 2007, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

              In honor of the soon to be deceased game, I have chosen to make a memorial contribution and play an extra two dollar ticket.  May it rest in peace and may I finally get a PIECE of the winnings!

              It was an interesting game . It kept gaining more interest for the state fund and less interest for the players. May the new game be winner friendly!

              ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

              christmas holly jolly numbers: 255,303,6911, 474,477 silver:47,gold:79.

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                Posted: January 3, 2007, 10:02 pm - IP Logged

                Maybe the noise from all the black helicopters was making it hard to concentrate.

                ROFL Hit the nail on the head there.

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                  Posted: January 3, 2007, 11:10 pm - IP Logged

                  Traditionally I buy $20 worth of tickets for the last drawing of any game. I am considering going in larger on this one because it is presently my favorite traditional Pick 6 game, probably $50.

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                    Posted: January 4, 2007, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

                    I might go $100.00 the last draw. Although LFL has already robbed me enough. I am sure after all the money they make the last draw they will wish they kept the game. I won't even play mix and match unless it is at least $1.5 million due to taxes. So it looks like I won't be playing it much, and even less than LFL. Looks like another failure by lottery headquarters.

                    They always exclaim "this is what the people want" etc, yet for some reason I, part of the people; never get a vote.

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                      Posted: January 6, 2007, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

                      Maybe the noise from all the black helicopters was making it hard to concentrate.

                      lmAo !

                      good one!


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                        Posted: January 30, 2007, 10:35 am - IP Logged

                        Greg, since you liked Lucky for Life so much (I actually respect your opinion, I just didn't respect the game), you could have worked harder to keep the game going. Like pushing for a cash option, which would have meant higher sales (without changing the lifetime prize, only making it an option), which in turn might have meant you might still be playing Lucky for Life.

                        Lucky for Life, if it weren't for the lack of a cash option, would have been better than Mix & Match. However, I think the "instant win" feature (also used in Ohio Lot O'Play) wore off quickly, as most players lost twice-once at the store, the second time with the drawing itself.

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                          Greg, since you liked Lucky for Life so much (I actually respect your opinion, I just didn't respect the game), you could have worked harder to keep the game going. Like pushing for a cash option, which would have meant higher sales (without changing the lifetime prize, only making it an option), which in turn might have meant you might still be playing Lucky for Life.

                          Lucky for Life, if it weren't for the lack of a cash option, would have been better than Mix & Match. However, I think the "instant win" feature (also used in Ohio Lot O'Play) wore off quickly, as most players lost twice-once at the store, the second time with the drawing itself.

                          Cash, respect implies communicating, something which you chose (freely) not to do, such as responding point for point on those I have made here an in other posts.

                          Worked harder to keep the game going?  It was poisoned, in a small part, by your irrational thinking, and when refuted, you chose not to respond, which I choose to view as a concession.  The greed of PA's Harrisburg Lottery Execs greatly poisoned it.

                          Third, as for the cash option, if you did not like the game, why are you so in love with replacement games that insult players' intelligence and give much lower tiered prizes?

                          Lastly, as for the instant win feature, no, it did not wear off quickly.  My numerous instant $10. wins were used to pay for carefully selected future tickets which in effect, lowered my ticket price to one dollar a ticket.


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                            Cash, respect implies communicating, something which you chose (freely) not to do, such as responding point for point on those I have made here an in other posts.

                            Worked harder to keep the game going?  It was poisoned, in a small part, by your irrational thinking, and when refuted, you chose not to respond, which I choose to view as a concession.  The greed of PA's Harrisburg Lottery Execs greatly poisoned it.

                            Third, as for the cash option, if you did not like the game, why are you so in love with replacement games that insult players' intelligence and give much lower tiered prizes?

                            Lastly, as for the instant win feature, no, it did not wear off quickly.  My numerous instant $10. wins were used to pay for carefully selected future tickets which in effect, lowered my ticket price to one dollar a ticket.

                            If Lucky for Life was "poisoned" by me, as you appear to be saying, then I guess my boycott of the game successfully was spread to other LP members, who might in turn have told others not to play it. And, as far as greed was concerned, I wonder who made money BECAUSE Lucky for Life winners were forced to receive yearly payments instead of being offered, say, a $500,000 cash option. (The Pennsylvania Lottery itself didn't benefit by making the top prize annuity-only; in fact, I wonder how much less overhead they would have if most winners took the cash option they never offered.)

                            I'm not "in love" with Mix & Match. I admit it may not become a popular game, but it's all cash (it would be the same if it were annuitized with a cash option.) And the overall odds of winning in M&M are much better than in Lucky for Life, which is why there are free tickets and $2 prizes.

                            Maybe you liked the instant win feature. I don't have a problem with it, but, I probably would be a little p***sed if I lost on my ticket BEFORE the numbers were drawn.

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                              If Lucky for Life was "poisoned" by me, as you appear to be saying, then I guess my boycott of the game successfully was spread to other LP members, who might in turn have told others not to play it. And, as far as greed was concerned, I wonder who made money BECAUSE Lucky for Life winners were forced to receive yearly payments instead of being offered, say, a $500,000 cash option. (The Pennsylvania Lottery itself didn't benefit by making the top prize annuity-only; in fact, I wonder how much less overhead they would have if most winners took the cash option they never offered.)

                              I'm not "in love" with Mix & Match. I admit it may not become a popular game, but it's all cash (it would be the same if it were annuitized with a cash option.) And the overall odds of winning in M&M are much better than in Lucky for Life, which is why there are free tickets and $2 prizes.

                              Maybe you liked the instant win feature. I don't have a problem with it, but, I probably would be a little p***sed if I lost on my ticket BEFORE the numbers were drawn.

                              Hey, don't give yourself too much credit there.  Your propaganda simply misled some people.

                              You'd be happy with a jackpot prize of $500. because it is all cash.  That is the danger of your thinking, Cash.  You're not happy with $3,000. a month for twenty years!, but you're happy with a five hundred dollar lump sum, simply because it is a lump sum!

                              You say you're not in love with m&m but you sure advertised the hell out of it and bragged about its supposed "benefits" which I have pointed out, are far far less than LFL.

                              All your ranting and raving did nothing to influence the lottery execs in your favor.  Do not equate the doing away with LFL with your victory because far more preferable to winning a lump sum of a mere $50,000 is winning $3,000/month for 20 years.

                              You did nothing but attack an existing game, instead of offering something lottery execs who read these posts could latch onto positively.

                              You lost, Cash, and so did we.