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PA Cash 5 Changing Matrix

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Posted: January 18, 2008, 8:46 pm - IP Logged

Apparently realizing that PA lacked a classic jackpot game and Treasure Hunt has taken over as the "better odds" option, the Pennsylvania Lottery is changing Cash 5. There will now be 43 numbers in the field as opposed to 39, and jackpots will start at $125,000 instead of $100,000. More info later. 

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    Posted: January 18, 2008, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

    The change will be Feb 1. So the odds will go from 575,757 to 962,598. (x 1.67 increase in odds but only 1.25 increase in starting jackpot). I guess the 4/5 payout would increase too (closer to $500).They are giving a free QP if you purchase a block of 5. I personally don't like it. I guess the change was due considering you have pick 5 out of 30 balls T.Hunt but i dont like T.Hunt becasue it is RNG. It would have been more fair to increase it to 42 balls.

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      Posted: January 18, 2008, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

      Going from 39 balls to 43 balls seems like a big jump. Dead

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        Posted: January 18, 2008, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

        The change will be Feb 1. So the odds will go from 575,757 to 962,598. (x 1.67 increase in odds but only 1.25 increase in starting jackpot). I guess the 4/5 payout would increase too (closer to $500).They are giving a free QP if you purchase a block of 5. I personally don't like it. I guess the change was due considering you have pick 5 out of 30 balls T.Hunt but i dont like T.Hunt becasue it is RNG. It would have been more fair to increase it to 42 balls.

        The average 4/5 payout is actually going down, to $250. It currently averages $300. 3/5 is going up slightly, averaging $11 instead of the current $10. But the jackpot will go way up, it will now average $270,000, up from $121,000. The 2/5 will remain a fixed $1.

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          Posted: January 18, 2008, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

          The average 4/5 payout is actually going down, to $250. It currently averages $300. 3/5 is going up slightly, averaging $11 instead of the current $10. But the jackpot will go way up, it will now average $270,000, up from $121,000. The 2/5 will remain a fixed $1.

          If what you mentioned above it is true i would like to know why 4/5 will go down. I can't understand it the odds for matching 4/5 will increase too, obviosly... why will the payout decrease?. Will the current percentages of the distribution of the winnings pool remain the same?

          So far this sounds like bad news to me...They make it 2/3 times harder to win and decrease 2nd prize...

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            Posted: January 30, 2008, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

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              Posted: February 5, 2008, 11:20 pm - IP Logged

              I just noticed this as well.  I am sure they are just trying to get bigger jackpots.  Odds of almost 1 in 1 million for this type of game seems way to high.

              Brad