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would you play more if your state offered 25 cent bets?

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would you play more if your state offered 25 cent bets?

yes i would play more [ 29 ]  [90.62%]
no i wouldn't play more [ 3 ]  [9.38%]
not sure [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
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Posted: June 14, 2007, 5:08 am - IP Logged

would you play more if your state offered 25 cent bets on pick 3 and pick 4?  thanks LOTTERYBRAKER for the idea.he was the one with a question and it got me to thinking of this poll.

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    Posted: June 14, 2007, 6:53 am - IP Logged

    I probably would. But as of now the only state to have quarter bets is Massachusetts, which would be the best digit game in the nation with or without quarter bets.

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      Posted: June 14, 2007, 9:20 am - IP Logged

      The top payout here for a $1 Exact Order bet on Pick 3 is $500.  So I guess the question would be would I spend .25 to try to win $125, and the answer is probably not.

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        Posted: June 14, 2007, 9:23 am - IP Logged

        i voted yes i would play more

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          Posted: June 14, 2007, 9:23 am - IP Logged

          The top payout here for a $1 Exact Order bet on Pick 3 is $500.  So I guess the question would be would I spend .25 to try to win $125, and the answer is probably not.

          yes, I would since you put it that way. I didn't look at it like that at first.

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            Posted: June 14, 2007, 9:30 am - IP Logged

            I would probably play more only because I could increase the numbers I play.  However, I would like to see the payouts increase just a little.

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              Posted: June 14, 2007, 10:13 am - IP Logged

              Yes! Lottery officials, if you're reading this, take note! Even if the prizes were smaller it would still be worth it.

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                Posted: June 14, 2007, 11:35 am - IP Logged

                 Quarter bets sound good at first glance but i think it would be a retailers nightmare. Imagine that person in front of you that used to play 20 dollars worth of numbers tyeing up the line for 5/10 minutes. Now they can place 4 times the bets they used too.

                Retailers would have to keep 500 or more dollars worth of quarters on hand to make change.  

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                  Posted: June 14, 2007, 11:38 am - IP Logged

                  YEP!  I sure would.  This would give me the opportunity to do different systems at the same time and play a lot more numbers.  I would do it in a heart beat.  I think the odds of $125 for .25 is a great enough incentive for everyone.

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                    Posted: June 14, 2007, 11:53 am - IP Logged

                    I know the payout would probably be less, but  your chances of winning are increased by the extra tickets you can buy. I'd definitely play more. 


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                      Posted: June 14, 2007, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

                      I voted yes I would play more also..

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                        Posted: June 14, 2007, 12:21 pm - IP Logged

                         Quarter bets sound good at first glance but i think it would be a retailers nightmare. Imagine that person in front of you that used to play 20 dollars worth of numbers tyeing up the line for 5/10 minutes. Now they can place 4 times the bets they used too.

                        Retailers would have to keep 500 or more dollars worth of quarters on hand to make change.  

                        I Agree! with much of what you say.

                        Presently, most lottery retailers get 5% of ticket sales for their services which is about 5¢ per line when customer pay $1 per line, what would it be if the price was 25¢ per line? 

                        The cost of paper and the time involved might make more retailers avoid selling online lottery tickets at all.  Right now in my town, which is not very large, 10% of the lottery retailers don't sell online tickets because they don't have a person available full time to punch in numbers.  Restaurants and clubs only sell the scratch-offs tickets and if they were 25¢ each, they probably wouldn't sell them either.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: June 14, 2007, 12:47 pm - IP Logged

                          I see it as a win win situation for the players and the game itself.  There would be alot

                          more plays being made but filling out playslips should be a rule if you exceede a certain

                          amout of picks.  Another perk I enjoy is when Illinois decides to throw us a bone and run

                          their double draw for a month.  After the initial drawing there is a drawing with green and

                          white balls and if a green ball shows then they do a 2nd pick 3 drawing for the same tickets

                          you purchased for the 1st.  They should do that way more often than they do.  An increase

                          in prize amounts would also be a plus but I guess they figure since on average (from what

                          I've heard) the prize/profit ratio is around 50% I dont see them ever compromising on thatNo Nod

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                            Posted: June 14, 2007, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

                            would you play more if your state offered 25 cent bets on pick 3 and pick 4?  thanks LOTTERYBRAKER for the idea.he was the one with a question and it got me to thinking of this poll.

                            A 25 cent bet would benefit the players because they could make more bets with the same amount of money and it wouldn't hurt the lottery commissions because the payoffs would be lower. Some states may have done the research and the anti-lottery people might be the reason they haven't offered it.

                            I seldom make a 50 cent so a 25 cent bet would have no impact on me.

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                              Posted: June 14, 2007, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

                              Yes I would play more! I've been wishing for .25 cent bets  for a long time now.