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would you buy tickets if price went up

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would buy the pick 3,pick 4 and pick 5 if it went up a dollar and cost two dollars?

yes i would still buy tickets [ 14 ]  [31.82%]
no i would quit buying tickets [ 15 ]  [34.09%]
not sure [ 15 ]  [34.09%]
Total Valid Votes [ 44 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 2 ]  
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Posted: February 7, 2007, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

if lottery tickets went up a dollar for the pick 3.pick 4 and pick 5 games would you buy two dollar tickets?

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    Posted: February 7, 2007, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

    I answered "NO - Quit" but this is based on an assumption that the PRIZE REMAINS THE SAME. Right now it's 50c for a Pick 3 STR, which has a 1/1000 chance of avg. $250, or a 50pct. return of the money put in (ignoring systems, algorithms etc.) which is already a huge challenge. I would keep buying tickets if the prize went up that much percentage or higher, it would be like making me have to play the number twice every time but I'd win twice as much. Otherwise, no deal!

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      Posted: February 7, 2007, 11:21 pm - IP Logged

      Absolutely not, I quit playing the lottery..I may talk about it but that's it..I don't think the price of the lottery should change ever...It should always remain 1 dollar or 50 cents..

       

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        Posted: February 7, 2007, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

        I'd like to say I'd quit but I voted I'd keep playing, truth is I'd keep playing but not as often. 

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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          Posted: February 8, 2007, 12:44 am - IP Logged

          if they pump the price of a ticket up they better pump up the payouts too.

          don't count on them changing pick 3 and 4 games this way.

           the payout structure fits the dollar amount they currently charge.

          Pick 5 games can be structured almost any way they seem fit but again the payout structure is designed around the bet amount based on one dollar.

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            Posted: February 8, 2007, 8:34 am - IP Logged

            if they pump the price of a ticket up they better pump up the payouts too.

            don't count on them changing pick 3 and 4 games this way.

             the payout structure fits the dollar amount they currently charge.

            Pick 5 games can be structured almost any way they seem fit but again the payout structure is designed around the bet amount based on one dollar.

            Right ! But since Lottomike didn't say anything in the poll question about the prize amounts, I voted I would quit. It's already ridiculously hard to maintain a profit with the small payout odds.

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              Posted: February 8, 2007, 9:06 am - IP Logged

              Quit.  The odds are so high to begin with, and to pay more money,  and not win anything worth while,  would be a kill joy.  I'm just looking at my 1.00 win from the nylotto drawing from last night.    I'm  ready to throw in the towel on all the lotteries.   

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                Posted: February 8, 2007, 10:03 am - IP Logged

                I would play but maybe not as many numbers!

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                  Posted: February 8, 2007, 10:18 am - IP Logged

                  If they would make the odds better to win I'd still buy.....

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                    Posted: February 8, 2007, 11:06 am - IP Logged

                    P5 - yes

                    P3, P4 - no (assuming 2 USD for $500(0) str wininings) 

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                      Posted: February 8, 2007, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

                      I've already cut back what I spend in Florida because I can play the AU games online for half the price at better odds, but smaller prize, though large enough to solve all my problems money can cure.  BobP

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                        Posted: February 8, 2007, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

                        p3  yes    all others - don't think so

                        love to nibble those micey feet.

                         

                                                     

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                          Posted: February 8, 2007, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

                          I'd like to say I'd quit but I voted I'd keep playing, truth is I'd keep playing but not as often. 

                          I Agree!

                          I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

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                            Posted: February 8, 2007, 1:55 pm - IP Logged

                            I've already cut back what I spend in Florida because I can play the AU games online for half the price at better odds, but smaller prize, though large enough to solve all my problems money can cure.  BobP

                            Bob, when you play foreign lotteries do you have any concerns about being paid?   Just curious, since that would be my concern.

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                              Posted: February 9, 2007, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

                              i don't think the price should go up but the prize it  has been 41 for a box  for more then 30 years now in Mi. i mean some place give u more for winning there but i think 50 is good. i was out the other day and found a place the paid 700 on a str if u hit there.i wish i could hit one there.

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