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Won $7 in PB 1/10 (3+0)

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Posted: January 11, 2007, 9:54 am - IP Logged

For those of you who wonder why I condemn NY Blotto, last night is a very good example. I played only one Powerball ticket (as I had been concentrating on Mega Millions, which was hit the night before,) but had three of the five white balls, worth $7. If you play NY Blotto, getting three numbers is hard enough, and all you win is $1. You have a better chance of hitting a Pick 3 exactly (1:1000) then getting at least four numbers, which has paid as little as $9 since becoming NY Blotto 59.

In Powerball, you have a better overall chance of winning than in NY Blotto (1:37 v 1:46), with the smallest prize $3. You also have a realistic chance of winning $4 or $7. It has to be VERY frustrating winning only $1 at a time in NY Blotto while PB players wagering the same amount (or less) get the occasional $3, $4, and $7 winners (remember there are two ways of winning $7).

There is a tremendous difference in the lower tier prizes in a 50% payout jackpot game v a 40% payout jackpot game. I hope this thread will further enlighten NY Blotto players.

NY Blotto will change somewhat in March, but I still expect the same stingy 40% payout.

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    Posted: January 11, 2007, 10:01 am - IP Logged

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      Posted: January 11, 2007, 10:07 am - IP Logged

      Todd:

      You should be happy that I won. I just came back from Connecticut. I played $5 for Saturday's PB, so you know I put my money where my mouth is, or however that phrase goes.

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        Posted: January 11, 2007, 10:15 am - IP Logged

        Did you opt for the cash on the $7.00?

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          Posted: January 11, 2007, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

          Todd:

          You should be happy that I won. I just came back from Connecticut. I played $5 for Saturday's PB, so you know I put my money where my mouth is, or however that phrase goes.

          I'm happy for you and your big $7 prize.  It's always good to win something in a multi-state game.

          Your comparisons of NY Lotto to Pick 3 are very JV [junior-varsity, newbie-like], and I'm very surpised you would make them.  Pick 3 does not offer the chance to win a multi-million-dollar prize.  A newbie would make that comparison.

          Also, to compare an in-state lotto game with the second-largest multi-state game is also JV.  Are you suggesting that NY Lotto should have the same prizes as Powerball?  Following your same logic, why not compare winning $20,000 for matching 5 numbers in South Dakota's Dakota Cash game compared to Powerball's $200,000 for matching 5 numbers?

          If you choose to respond, please do not throw in the comments about New York's 40% payout, because that's a legislative act by the liberal NY legislature that you support, not something the lottery can change.

          If you want to increase the payout percentage, vote Republican to mix things up in your state.  Send that creep Sheldon Silver packing and you might get some good results.

           

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            Posted: January 11, 2007, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

            look at that you won some Cash Cash,,,,see you just need to quit being a hater and start being a player,,,,,WTG!!!

            "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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              Posted: January 11, 2007, 10:34 pm - IP Logged

              I'm happy for you and your big $7 prize.  It's always good to win something in a multi-state game.

              Your comparisons of NY Lotto to Pick 3 are very JV [junior-varsity, newbie-like], and I'm very surpised you would make them.  Pick 3 does not offer the chance to win a multi-million-dollar prize.  A newbie would make that comparison.

              Also, to compare an in-state lotto game with the second-largest multi-state game is also JV.  Are you suggesting that NY Lotto should have the same prizes as Powerball?  Following your same logic, why not compare winning $20,000 for matching 5 numbers in South Dakota's Dakota Cash game compared to Powerball's $200,000 for matching 5 numbers?

              If you choose to respond, please do not throw in the comments about New York's 40% payout, because that's a legislative act by the liberal NY legislature that you support, not something the lottery can change.

              If you want to increase the payout percentage, vote Republican to mix things up in your state.  Send that creep Sheldon Silver packing and you might get some good results.

              Todd, I've been saying that for a year: why play a State Pick 5 for < $100,000 when the PB 'Pick 5' is $200,000 ?

              Sure, the odds are a lot better for a State Pick 5, but to me, 1 in 80 million (or whatever) is the same as 1 in 146 million.

              I just discount 2 number groups, take my chances, and see where things fall, and I have hit 9  4 of 5's in PB WB's......  but close isn't good enough.  Maybe the 10th time is charm....... who knows.........


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                Posted: January 11, 2007, 10:36 pm - IP Logged

                Congratulations on your 3+0 call that net you $7 CASH Only.


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                  Posted: January 12, 2007, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

                  I'm happy for you and your big $7 prize.  It's always good to win something in a multi-state game.

                  Your comparisons of NY Lotto to Pick 3 are very JV [junior-varsity, newbie-like], and I'm very surpised you would make them.  Pick 3 does not offer the chance to win a multi-million-dollar prize.  A newbie would make that comparison.

                  Also, to compare an in-state lotto game with the second-largest multi-state game is also JV.  Are you suggesting that NY Lotto should have the same prizes as Powerball?  Following your same logic, why not compare winning $20,000 for matching 5 numbers in South Dakota's Dakota Cash game compared to Powerball's $200,000 for matching 5 numbers?

                  If you choose to respond, please do not throw in the comments about New York's 40% payout, because that's a legislative act by the liberal NY legislature that you support, not something the lottery can change.

                  If you want to increase the payout percentage, vote Republican to mix things up in your state.  Send that creep Sheldon Silver packing and you might get some good results.

                  NY had a Republican governor for 12 years (until Spitzer took over January 1) and the Lotto payout stayed the same, although scratch games in 1999 saw the payout increase from 55% to 65%.

                  The notorious 40% payout also applies to "promotional" games (eg King Kong Millions, Millennium Millions;) however, the payout for the upcoming Raffle to Riches will be 50%. Therefore is RtR not a promtional game (maybe an occasional game?), or did the NY legislature increase the payout on promtional games? If so, why are they afraid to hike the Lotto payout?