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Posted: March 8, 2007, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

Hi everyone,

I'm pretty new to the lottery game aside from scratch offs. So, please pardon my ignorance.

How do you purchase the correct wager in Illinois? In other words, what is the correct terminology to use?

Last night, I wanted to buy one 6-Way Straight/Box ticket. The vendor printed two tickets: StrBx $1.00 & Box $0.50.

Is that right? I'm not sure what I was supposed to pay. I thought it would be $2 total.

 Thanks!

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    Posted: March 8, 2007, 12:25 pm - IP Logged

    I assume you mean Pick 3.

    Welcome shygirl,

    Usually skip the part of "n way" and just say STRAIGHT or BOX or STRAIGHT BOX.

    I think you should receive one STR/ BOX ticket for $1 and you should pay $1. (In it it would be kind of hidden $0.50 ticket for STR and $0.50 ticket for BOX).

    You may want to fill the playslip too. They do not have advanced options printed like COMBO or multidraw, but you can choose the amount and the STR, BOX, STR/BOX wager.

    n-way will be assumed based on your numbers and price is same for non-combo tickets. If you ask for quick pick, it will be random, random number and random n-way.

    Derek

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      Posted: March 8, 2007, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

      I hope I understand you correctly

      Example:

      123 ...can go 6 ways and for you to win $800.00 you would have to box it for $6.00 which would be $1 st if it came straight....... so if you box it for $6 that would equal  $1st

      If your looking to win $400.00 you would box it for $3.00 which is equal to 50 cent st if it came straight.

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        Posted: March 8, 2007, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

        I assume you mean Pick 3.

        Welcome shygirl,

        Usually skip the part of "n way" and just say STRAIGHT or BOX or STRAIGHT BOX.

        I think you should receive one STR/ BOX ticket for $1 and you should pay $1. (In it it would be kind of hidden $0.50 ticket for STR and $0.50 ticket for BOX).

        You may want to fill the playslip too. They do not have advanced options printed like COMBO or multidraw, but you can choose the amount and the STR, BOX, STR/BOX wager.

        n-way will be assumed based on your numbers and price is same for non-combo tickets. If you ask for quick pick, it will be random, random number and random n-way.

        Derek

        You would make better sense of it cause your from the states, thanks!!!

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          Posted: March 8, 2007, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

          Thanks! 

          Yes, I mean Pick 3.

           Ok, so if I wanted to wager a $1 for both choices (str & box), I should ask for a $1 Str ticket and a $1 box ticket.

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            Posted: March 8, 2007, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

            $1 box pays $80 in Illinois on 6way number.

            $1 box pays $160 in Illinois on 3way (one pair + some digit) number. 

            $0.50 box pays $40 in Illinois on 6way number. (same $40 if BOX is just part of $1 STR/BOX)

            $0.50 box pays $80 in Illinois on 3way (one pair + some digit) number. (same $80 if BOX is just part of $1 STR/BOX)

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              Posted: March 8, 2007, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

              oh, ok! I understand now. Thanks, chippie & Derek!

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                Posted: March 8, 2007, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

                yes,

                or $2 STR/BOX

                It would be 1 ticket but increased amount printed. You can go up to $5 in ILL I think.

                While filling playslip, only $1 is maximum. You need to say your numbers if you need more than 1 USD

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                  Posted: March 8, 2007, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

                  Hi everyone,

                  I'm pretty new to the lottery game aside from scratch offs. So, please pardon my ignorance.

                  How do you purchase the correct wager in Illinois? In other words, what is the correct terminology to use?

                  Last night, I wanted to buy one 6-Way Straight/Box ticket. The vendor printed two tickets: StrBx $1.00 & Box $0.50.

                  Is that right? I'm not sure what I was supposed to pay. I thought it would be $2 total.

                   Thanks!

                  Welcome to Lottery Post!

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                    Posted: March 8, 2007, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

                    Thank you, Todd! I was scared to post but figured what the heck!

                    I've been studying different ways of picking numbers on here for a while. I decided to see if a few strategies worked and missed last night's pick 4 by one number. The numbers were 7716, I played 1876. Not too bad for playing for the first time.

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                      Posted: March 8, 2007, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

                      Thank you, Todd! I was scared to post but figured what the heck!

                      I've been studying different ways of picking numbers on here for a while. I decided to see if a few strategies worked and missed last night's pick 4 by one number. The numbers were 7716, I played 1876. Not too bad for playing for the first time.

                      Not bad!  Pick 4 is a challenging game, and that's a great start.  Keep at it, and try some various things posted by different people.  Don't be afraid to combine different concepts and numbers from different people.

                      Also, use the predictions board to experiment and to track your progress over time!  It is such a great way to hone your skills, and best of all does not cost anything to use.

                       

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