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Topic closed. 8 replies. Last post 10 years ago by Just6ntlc.

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Which Game Is Better

FR Loto [ 4 ]  [80.00%]
WA Lotto [ 1 ]  [20.00%]
Total Valid Votes [ 5 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 5 ]  
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Posted: February 17, 2007, 12:24 am - IP Logged

Now, I'm sure you're all wondering how France's Loto works. Well, it's interesting, almost Pennsylvania-like. Let me explain

Pick 6 of 49.

Two plays for 1.20 euro.

Two draws each, every Wednesday and Saturday.

Every play bought is good for the two draws that night. You can win twice on each line.

Following amounts apply to both draws.

Match
Prize (Euro)
6
Avg. 1,000,000
5+Bonus
Avg. 10,000
5
Avg. 1,000
4+Bonus
Avg. 40
4
Avg. 20
3 + BonusAvg. 4
3
Avg. 2

I'm not quite sure how the jackpots work, but this info can do for now.

And we all know how WA Lotto works.

So, votes due 10:00 PM Eastern Time, 2/17/07. 

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    Posted: February 17, 2007, 9:41 am - IP Logged

    Now, I'm sure you're all wondering how France's Loto works. Well, it's interesting, almost Pennsylvania-like. Let me explain

    Pick 6 of 49.

    Two plays for 1.20 euro.

    Two draws each, every Wednesday and Saturday.

    Every play bought is good for the two draws that night. You can win twice on each line.

    Following amounts apply to both draws.

    Match
    Prize (Euro)
    6
    Avg. 1,000,000
    5+Bonus
    Avg. 10,000
    5
    Avg. 1,000
    4+Bonus
    Avg. 40
    4
    Avg. 20
    3 + BonusAvg. 4
    3
    Avg. 2

    I'm not quite sure how the jackpots work, but this info can do for now.

    And we all know how WA Lotto works.

    So, votes due 10:00 PM Eastern Time, 2/17/07. 

    I wonder why France's 6/49 game is €1.20 (rather than €1.00) for two plays (do you pick one or two sets of numbers for each €1.20?) You should try to do more research on this game.

    Still, I'm voting for the French game, as it's tax free, and AFAIK the Washington State cash option is fixed at 50% of the annuity, instead of a (higher) floating percentage (the latter is true of Mega Millions).

    BTW the cost of a Euro Millions ticket in the UK is either £1.40 or £1.50, which does make sense to me since it approximates the base price of €2.00.

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      Posted: February 17, 2007, 1:46 pm - IP Logged

      One of the Aussie's here on the board (soory, I forget who) mentioned that in Australia the lotto is $1.02 or $1.03(AUS $) and that's how the tax is paid. 

      Maybe that's what France does with the 1.20 Euro. I wish the US would do the same.  

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

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        Posted: February 17, 2007, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

        One of the Aussie's here on the board (soory, I forget who) mentioned that in Australia the lotto is $1.02 or $1.03(AUS $) and that's how the tax is paid. 

        Maybe that's what France does with the 1.20 Euro. I wish the US would do the same.  

        Australia no longer uses 1c and 2c coins, so all prices are rounded to the 5c.

        You want to pay more for each lottery ticket (and have to deal with change virtually every time)? In the 1990s there was a proposal to add a 25c surcharge on a one-dollar NY lottery ticket within NYC; this would have meant a 32% payout on NY Blotto if enacted.

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          Posted: February 17, 2007, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

          I got this from Washington State's lottery website..

          "With Lotto, you get three chances a week to strike it rich. Lotto tickets only cost $1, but they're good for two "plays."

          I don't know if is 2 plays meaning 2 more combinations or 2 drawings...

          IF is true that one ticket cost 1 dollar and that is good for 2 drawings, then Washington State's Lottery is better than France's LOttO...

           

           

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            Posted: February 17, 2007, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

            No, $1 buys two lines of numbers.

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              Posted: February 17, 2007, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

              <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

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

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                Posted: February 17, 2007, 11:11 pm - IP Logged

                France Loto - 2

                WA Lotto - 0

                Computerized drawings fall another game. 

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                  Posted: February 25, 2007, 11:52 pm - IP Logged

                  I like France Lotto as my vote. Although it's two plays for 1.2 euro, I like their style better than the computerized WA lotto.