|Posted: April 16, 2007, 4:32 pm - IP Logged|
I've done some "improvements" on Tennessee's games, but this is little more comprehensive, and I think better.
Add front pair/back pair plays.
Some big changes here, namely changes that will create more winners across the board.
Pick 5 from 35 (down from 39).
Win cash by matching 2 or more numbers (down from 3 or more to win). All prizes pari-mutuel.
Jackpots will be smaller and will be won more often, but will continue to rollover in the event of no winner. Jackpots will start at $25,000.
Drawings daily at 7:28 Eastern/6:28 Central after Cash 4.
|$48,208||1 : 324,632|
|4/5||$200||1 : 2,164|
|3/5||$10||1 : 75|
|2/5||$1||1 : 8|
Overall odds of winning a Lotto 5 prize : 1 in 7.2
Now, you're probably asking why I'm making Lotto 5 smaller scale. After all, this is technically Tennessee's primary alternative to Powerball. Well, it's because, if I was the boss at TN Lottery, there would be a new game that would act as the new alternative.
Pick 6 out of 49.
Two plays for $1.
Match 3 or more out of 6 and win. All prizes pari-mutuel.
Jackpots start at $1,000,000 (20-year annuity) at grow with each drawing with no winner.
All jackpot winners, up to 10 jackpot winners, shall win no less than $1,000,000 annuitized per winning ticket. In other words, if you win, you're guaranteed to win at least $1,000,000. If more than ten tickets hit the jackpot, they shall split $10,000,000 annuitized or the advertised jackpot, whichever is larger. This shall be funded from a reserve fund consisting of 3% of sales until a $10,000,000 reserve is reached, then the 3% shall be placed in the jackpot for all subsequent draws until the reserve is drawn against. Whew!
Drawings Tuesdays and Fridays.
|Match||Avg. Prize||Odds per $1|
|6/6||JACKPOT||1 : 6,991,908|
|5/6||$1,000||1 : 27,100|
|4/6||$25||1 : 516|
|3/6||$3||1 : 28|
Overall odds of winning a Volunteer Megabucks prize : 1 in 26.83
What do you think? Tell me below.