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Who wants to hear about the new PA 5/30?

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Posted: April 9, 2007, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

Would you like hear about the new 5/30 Treasure Hunt that's coming to PA in about a month?

You don't? 

Well I'm going to tell you anyway. The game is a straight, computerized 5/30. No bells and whistles whatsoever, other than the fact that it's drawn at midday only. In addition, the game is only $1 each which, like the game's simplistic nature, is breaking with PA tradition. They have been fixated on the $2 price point as of late (although Match 6 does give 3 plays for said price, which comes to a net cost of 66 cents per line).  There is a rolling jackpot that starts at $10,000, and should on average pay out $30,000. I can tell you right now it will grow slowly, but it could still get pretty big. And for the rest of the prizes.

5/5
Jackpot
4/5
$100
3/5
$6
2/5
$1

In all, it's a nice addition even though it's computerized. It's the first 5/30 to come around in a while, and when it comes out, it will have fewer numbers than any pick 5 in America. So if you system players don't mind computerized drawings, this could be good fit for you.

Oh, and it has a 58% prize payout. 

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    Posted: April 9, 2007, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

    http://www.palottery.state.pa.us/lottery/cwp/view.asp?A=1150&Q=479892

    Link to PA's website about it.

    Computerized? Ugh! Won't be playing this one.

      Raven62's avatar - binary
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      Posted: April 9, 2007, 6:38 pm - IP Logged


      A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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        Posted: April 9, 2007, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

        We had 5/30 in IL some time ago (like before March 2002), but now it is 5/39...

        I do not remember the jackpot amount though...

        Anyway, 5/30 sounds nice. I would play it.

        Derek

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          Posted: April 9, 2007, 11:16 pm - IP Logged

          We had 5/30 in IL some time ago (like before March 2002), but now it is 5/39...

          I do not remember the jackpot amount though...

          Anyway, 5/30 sounds nice. I would play it.

          Derek

          Here's how Treasure Hunt matches up with IL's old Little Lotto.

           IL Pre-2004 PA Treasure
          5/5
          $28,126 Avg.$29,152 Avg.**
          4/5
          $225 Avg.*
          $100 Fixed
          3/5
          $5 Fixed
          $6 Fixed
          2/5
          N/A
          $1 Fixed

          *The 4/5 prize in IL's old Little Lotto doubled when there was no top prize winner. Jackpots did not rollover until the 5/39 matrix was instituted in 2004.

          **The jackpot in Treasure Hunt starts at $10,000. The $29,152 is just the average amount when the jackpot will be won.

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            derek7's avatar - speedykat
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            Posted: April 9, 2007, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

            You got it all nicely calculated. And yes, it could be the 2004, not 2002.

            Jimmy, I admire your approach - having it all nicely written down.

            Derek

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              Posted: April 9, 2007, 11:34 pm - IP Logged

              Draw 5

              Hit

              Possibilities

              Odds - 1::

              Bet

              Prize

              Total

              Percentage

              30

              5

              1

              142506.00

              1

              10000

              10000

              7.02

               

              4

              125

              1140.05

               

              100

              12500

              8.77

               

              3

              3000

              47.50

               

              6

              18000

              12.63

               

              2

              23000

              6.20

               

              1

              23000

              16.14

               

              1

              63250

              2.25

               

              0

              0

              0.00

               

              0

              53130

              2.68

               

              0

              0

              0.00

               

               

              26126

              5.45

               

               

              63500

              44.56

               

               

              142506

               

               

               

               

               

               

              Minimum payout percentage 44.56%, $30,000 jackpot payout percentage 58.60%.

              gl

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               =^.^=

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                Posted: May 5, 2007, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

                Finally a game not $2.00 which is good, however it will probably be won more and rarely ever have a large jackpot. I will try it.

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                  Posted: May 7, 2007, 10:49 am - IP Logged

                  Wisconsin has a 5/31 matrix.....and is a lot closer to home then Pa. It also starts at 10,000  and rolls over.

                  It is called  Badger5....but I think that they should change the name to Cheesy5 or cheese5.

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                    Posted: June 4, 2007, 3:15 am - IP Logged

                    That "average win of $30,000" is a little off so far. It has been won every day for awhile now. It barely ever goes past $20,000 except when it first started. I was hoping it would roll to a large amount so it would be worth it to play, but I don't see that happening anytime soon. The mix and match also is not even making it to a $100,000 hardly ever, but has more potential to grow being it is a $2.00 game.

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                      Posted: June 4, 2007, 7:26 am - IP Logged

                      i wish we had this game in tennessee........

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                        Posted: June 4, 2007, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

                        Course right after I say that it now finally rolls to $30,000.

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                          Posted: June 4, 2007, 11:35 pm - IP Logged

                          That "average win of $30,000" is a little off so far. It has been won every day for awhile now. It barely ever goes past $20,000 except when it first started. I was hoping it would roll to a large amount so it would be worth it to play, but I don't see that happening anytime soon. The mix and match also is not even making it to a $100,000 hardly ever, but has more potential to grow being it is a $2.00 game.

                          I never figured people would be so lucky with this game, or more accurately, I did not know so many people would play. It is nice to see a quality game like this do well. I just hope it does not give the Lottery any ideas about switching the evening drawings to computers.

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                            Posted: June 6, 2007, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

                            1 player won the $41,000. It appears that the listed amount ($30,000) is what you actually get after taxes. I wish they would be that honest with powerball. As if the numbers are not big enough.

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                              Posted: June 6, 2007, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

                              That "average win of $30,000" is a little off so far. It has been won every day for awhile now. It barely ever goes past $20,000 except when it first started. I was hoping it would roll to a large amount so it would be worth it to play, but I don't see that happening anytime soon. The mix and match also is not even making it to a $100,000 hardly ever, but has more potential to grow being it is a $2.00 game.

                              Sounds like the kind of game another LP member was hoping someone would come up with in her state but she wanted the top prize to be worth a million$ dollars.  As I explained to her when a game has odds of 1:150K or better of a jackpot winner and lower tier prizes too there's always going to be a winner before the jackpot  rolls up a big amount.  Either a game is going to have lots of winners and small jackpots or lots of losers and big jackpots, PB and MM are the latter.

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