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Pennsylvania Is Lowering Payouts

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Posted: March 26, 2007, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

The new batch of games coming 3/27 have lower payouts than what was previously offered. Now, $2 tickets pay out 60%, which is down from 64%. $3 tickets are down to 62%, as opposed to 65% from before. And $5 tickets have been lowered to 68% from 70%. You will also notice free tickets on $2, $3, and $5 games, perhaps even $10 and $20 tickets, from now on. I did e-mail the Lottery about this disturbing event. They probably won't do anything about it, but at least they know how I feel. I recommend you e-mail the PA lottery about this too.

Just one quick note, all games introduced prior to 3/27/07 still have the old, higher payouts.

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    Posted: March 26, 2007, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

    Now that is BS.  Had they offered $5 that must be put toward more tickets (I mean numbers games), then maybe I'd buy into it. 

    I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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      Posted: April 4, 2007, 9:21 am - IP Logged

      And not only that, as I've been saying, the hit rate (odds of winning on any ticket) are slowly increasing. for all denominations.  Pretty soon, those $1 tickets are going to crack 1 in 5.  There's hardly anything  better than 1 in 4 nowadays.

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        Posted: April 4, 2007, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

        And not only that, as I've been saying, the hit rate (odds of winning on any ticket) are slowly increasing. for all denominations.  Pretty soon, those $1 tickets are going to crack 1 in 5.  There's hardly anything  better than 1 in 4 nowadays.

        Before I stopped buying PA tickets outright, I noticed that scratch offs were getting fewer and farther between on wins. I've been getting increasing disappointed with scratch offs in general. I avoid DE ones too because of low prizes (see my other post) and infrequent wins. I would frequently win on VA tickets when I worked there and I seem to have luck on NJ quite a bit.

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          Posted: April 13, 2007, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

          Some hope on the horizon. The next batch of games might have the classic payouts back. The next $2 game, Blackjack Doubler, will pay out 64%, which is what $2 games in PA have typically paid. And no free tickets, at least in this game. Maybe this free ticket phase was only temporary, we'll have to wait and see.

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            Posted: April 19, 2007, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

            The old payouts are back for the next batch of games, 7-11-21 paying 53%, Blackjack Doubler paying 64%, and $100,000 Club paying 70%.

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