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best overall lottery

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what state has the best overall lottery?

georgia [ 9 ]  [21.95%]
illinois [ 3 ]  [7.32%]
florida [ 4 ]  [9.76%]
new york [ 3 ]  [7.32%]
virginia [ 1 ]  [2.44%]
tennessee [ 1 ]  [2.44%]
michigan [ 1 ]  [2.44%]
ohio [ 5 ]  [12.20%]
pennsylvania [ 2 ]  [4.88%]
other [ 12 ]  [29.27%]
Total Valid Votes [ 41 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 3 ]  
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Posted: February 7, 2007, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

which state has the best lottery overall in terms of games offered,televised draws,website and general excitement?

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    Coastal Georgia
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    Posted: February 7, 2007, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

    Ga

     

                                   

                  

     

     

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      Posted: February 8, 2007, 2:32 am - IP Logged

      I have to go with the Au NSW 6/45 game with 2 bonus balls that improve your chance of winning not make it harder like mega and power balls.  Tickets are 2 for a dollar and Au dollars cost a little less then U.S. dollars making it even cheaper and the tax is in the tickets not the prizes.  Only problem I have with the game is no prize for 3#'s the prizes start at 3#'s plus a bonus ball, but pays about $15.00 Au.  Wheels make a lot more sense when a 4if6in18number42combination wheel only costs $21.00. 

      BobP

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        Wandering Aimlessly
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        Posted: February 8, 2007, 11:43 am - IP Logged

        I checked "Other" because it's the one that I win.  Since I began buying lottery tickets, I've lived in MA, NH and traveled through other states, but I really just pay attention to the jackpots and the winning numbers.  I wouldn't care if a game had plain white tickets, crappy advertising or had the most unattractive people on Earth draw the numbers if I won a million dollars.  I just care about the odds and that the game is honest & fair.

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          Illinois
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          Posted: February 9, 2007, 2:45 am - IP Logged

          I believe Illinois game Little Lotto is one of the best.  5/39 which starts

          at 100,000 and rolls daily, if no jackpot winner.  I have seen it get as high

          as 1,000,000 before.  Seems as though the jackpot gets hit every few days

          or so for the most part so they are passing out that money  Yes Nod.  I almost 

          got me one with a 4 out of 5 once. Have had enough 3 out of 5 for it not to even 

          matter....  Powerball with that multiplyer feature is #1 to me, glad Indiana isnt

          far away 

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            Posted: February 9, 2007, 2:48 am - IP Logged

            I have to go with the Au NSW 6/45 game with 2 bonus balls that improve your chance of winning not make it harder like mega and power balls.  Tickets are 2 for a dollar and Au dollars cost a little less then U.S. dollars making it even cheaper and the tax is in the tickets not the prizes.  Only problem I have with the game is no prize for 3#'s the prizes start at 3#'s plus a bonus ball, but pays about $15.00 Au.  Wheels make a lot more sense when a 4if6in18number42combination wheel only costs $21.00. 

            BobP

            BobP that does sound like a nice game,  tax is in the ticket sales not the prizes  Idea

            why didnt we think of that

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              Posted: February 10, 2007, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

              BobP that does sound like a nice game,  tax is in the ticket sales not the prizes  Idea

              why didnt we think of that

              Taking taxes out of the ticket price may or may not be a good thing, depending on how much tax and which prize you win. Taking tax out of ticket sales is just one more expense that will reduce the amount of money that goes to prizes. What's the difference between a pre-tax prize of $5 million that nets $3 million and a prize of $3 million? It sounds the same to me. There's certainly an advantage to the government in taking tax out of the ticket price, though. That way they get to collect a tax on prizes that otherwise wouldn't be reported. That probably means that jackpot winners do better than if they paid income tax on the prize, but the vast majority of winners lose out by getting smaller prizes that have already been taxed.

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                Posted: February 10, 2007, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

                Dont know when i finally hit one that one will be the best!!............................Bandit

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                  Posted: February 11, 2007, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

                  I like what they have in Ky..Cash Ball and Power Ball are good....Only game I don't like here is the Tic Tac Cash..

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                    Oklahoma
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                    Posted: February 15, 2007, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

                    Oklahoma doesn't have much yet, but the Cash 5 jackpot prize of $25,000 is a tax free payout.

                    That's pretty cool.

                    They have booster promos from time to time like a bonus ball doubler for Pick 3 which is going right now.

                    Pick 3 also pays for front pairs, back pairs if you buy that specific ticket.

                    Smiley Steve

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                      Posted: February 15, 2007, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

                      i like georgia and virginia.


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                        Posted: February 16, 2007, 3:22 am - IP Logged

                        i like georgia and virginia.

                        I actually considered moving north to W. VA because their CA$H 25 has the lowest odds of any pick 6 game in the country.  It dosn't pay millions, but i'll take better odds over millions any day of the week.

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                          California
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                          Posted: February 16, 2007, 10:10 am - IP Logged

                          My vote is for California.  I only play the large Jackpot games, so Mega Millions and Super Lotto Plus fit me perfectly.

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                            Posted: February 19, 2007, 3:30 am - IP Logged

                            I say Kentucky for having "Win for Life" and Ky Cashball and California for having the Super LOtto PLus...Wish California had a CA cashball...

                             

                             

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                              Posted: February 19, 2007, 10:54 am - IP Logged

                              I forgot Wisconsin, Massachussetss...Massachussetts comes in first place. Second places comes in Kentucky, Wisconsin & Indiana and third place is California...

                               

                               

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