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Which lottery game?

Topic closed. 8 replies. Last post 9 years ago by Just6ntlc.

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Which game would you not waste your money on

scratch offs [ 15 ]  [50.00%]
pick 3 [ 4 ]  [13.33%]
pick 4 [ 5 ]  [16.67%]
powerball [ 4 ]  [13.33%]
other-(explain) [ 2 ]  [6.67%]
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Posted: July 31, 2007, 11:17 am - IP Logged

I don't care for scrach offs

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    Posted: July 31, 2007, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

    i voted for scratch offs only because once i check the website and see that all of the top tier prizes for that scratch off game are gone i stop playing that one. so i buy a few as long as i know the top tier prize is still out there.

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      Posted: July 31, 2007, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

      I'm not a scrathcer player but my wife is. FWIW, from what I've seen her, and the other scratcher players that go to the lotto place, have cashed a whole lot more tickets than I ever have on any number game.

      I voted other because I consider raffles to be an actual insult to lottery players intelligence.

      Using the Illinois format, you have 499,491 losers and 509 winners.

      In other words, 99.8982% of the tickets are guaranteed to be losers - at a $20 price tag no less. No thanks.

      For those of you who play them good luck, but the only approach I can see to the raffles as conducted by the lotteries is, "Here, please take this $20. I can't stand having it, let me give it to you."

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

      Lep

      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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        Posted: July 31, 2007, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

        I don't bother with Cash 4 anymore.  Too hard.

        love to nibble those micey feet.

         

                                     

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          Posted: August 3, 2007, 6:38 am - IP Logged

          Scratchies and computerized games.

           Oh well.

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            Posted: August 3, 2007, 11:18 am - IP Logged

            I voted scratch off's but I would spend a dollar or two on them. I should have voted "other" for Computerized games. The only way I'de play a Computerized game is if was a raffle. I don't even play Quick Picks, except for on Powerball, and that is a 1 dollar QP with a powerplay.

            I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

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              Posted: August 3, 2007, 1:57 pm - IP Logged

              I agree with Emily, pick 4 is just too hard.

               

                                             

                            

               

               

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                Posted: August 3, 2007, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

                If you just like gambling then pick3 games are excellent, they don't pay much but you will have a better chance of winning a top prize or $50 or $500 more often which can be satisfying to anyone who just loves gambling, but if you play the lotteries to beat the odds of scoring a big life changing win then any game that has a top prize under $100K is a waste of time.  I can think of better ways to get $50 and one of them is to just stop playing lotteries.

                If I'm buying $10 worth of lottery tickets then I want a chance to win a top prize worth having like $100K or more, which locally includes the Rolling Cash5 and MegaMillions.  I don't like going out of state or buying tickets on the Internet to participate in any lottery although I will drive to Indiana to buy PowerBall tickets when its jackpots are $180M+.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: August 4, 2007, 2:29 am - IP Logged

                  My vote is Powerball. I just have no luck at all in jackpot games.