|Posted: August 4, 2007, 11:52 pm - IP Logged|
A twist on the keno concept, the object here being matching as few numbers as possible, with matching nothing winning the jackpot, or top prize, or car, or whatever a lottery wants to give away. But just so no one feels stiffed if they match all of the numbers (it's easier than you think), there is prize for that too. I'm going to give an example of a 10-20-30 matrix, and how it would work:
Player picks 10 numbers from a field of 30, the lottery then draws 20 numbered balls from a field of 30.
A players wins by matching 4 or less of the numbers drawn to the numbers on their ticket. If player matches no numbers at all, they win the jackpot, averaging $7.29mil (cash value). Players can also win a prize for matching all 10 numbers.
Overall odds : 1:22.293; Overall prize return : 55%
This doesn't only work for jackpot games though, it can also work for daily, fixed payout games, like this 7-12-19:
Players select 7 numbers from a field of 19, the lottery selects 12 of the 19.
Players win by matching 2 or less of the "winning" numbers, or by matching all 7.
Overall odds : 1:22.266; Overall prize return : 58.12892%
So, what do you think?