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Proposal: National KENO Lottery!

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Posted: March 1, 2008, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

These 5/55 & 5/56 games are so B O R I N G !!

So let's have a National KENO Lottery: 10/20/80. 

Out of 80 numbers, the machine [NOT "computer", thank you] dispenses 20 balls of which you need to match TEN of those 20 to win $5,000,000!

2nd Prize for 9 of 10: $1,000,000

3rd Prize for 8 of 10: $500,000

4th Prize for 7 of 10: $100,000

5th Prize for 6 of 10: $50,000

6th Prize for 0 of 10: Free Ticket

Night of the Drawing: Tuesday ["Keno Tuesday!"-- um, should I copyright that?, :-) ]

Bonus: The first and third Tuesday evenings' prizes are entirely TAX FREE!  The Rationale: one, there are more than enough tax dollars generated by the PB and MM games; two, it infuses excitement into weekly playing, an excitement largely missing unless the PB & MM jackpots are huge (which is not often); three, it encourages more play because people eventually will accept smaller jackpots as "acceptable" to the PB & MM games they don't play unless the jackpots have become huge over time.  So "Keno Tuesday" will become a steady revenue source for the states.

Ticket Cost: $1.00

In short, there is a desperate need to make playing a lottery fun, something that only gets generated when PB & MM jackpots exceed 175 million.

Keno is a very fun game to play and invites players to utilize different strategies to win a prize.  In a time when states are increasing the number fields of their Cash 5 games [as they already did for PB & MM] and decreasing jackpot/prize amounts [see my posts on the PA Cash 5], I think Keno would fly like a kite and soar.

I've never lost Keno fever.

Anyone else catch the bug?

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    Posted: March 1, 2008, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

    It would be fun all right; especially getting $50,000 for matching 6 out 10 when the odds are 1 in 87. And getting a half million for matching sure beats the $40 I get in Ohio's Ten-Oh game!

    Look at the actually odds and you might consider reevaluating your payoffs.

     

    MATCH

    ODDS

    10

    1:8,911,711

    9

    1: 163,381

    8

    1: 7,385

    7

    1: 621

    6

    1: 87

    5

    1: 19

    0

    1: 22

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      Posted: March 1, 2008, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

      It would be fun all right; especially getting $50,000 for matching 6 out 10 when the odds are 1 in 87. And getting a half million for matching sure beats the $40 I get in Ohio's Ten-Oh game!

      Look at the actually odds and you might consider reevaluating your payoffs.

       

      MATCH

      ODDS

      10

      1:8,911,711

      9

      1: 163,381

      8

      1: 7,385

      7

      1: 621

      6

      1: 87

      5

      1: 19

      0

      1: 22

      That's exactly my point: by having so many people play and WIN WINNABLE prizes, it would be so much fun.

      Even if it was done on a 3-month experimental basis...

      It's time to share the wealth-- the wealth generated by us hard working players!

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        Posted: March 1, 2008, 10:42 pm - IP Logged

        Ohio Ten O is a keno game and judging from the amount of payouts, it's the least popular of all it's lottery games.  Pick3 have payouts of $100K to $1M+ per drawing while Ten O have payouts are $5-$10K per drawing.

        Ohio governor has propose having a keno type of game in the bars to raises more money for the state.  Apparently he thinks it would be a more popular game if people could play it while they were drinking.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: March 2, 2008, 9:12 am - IP Logged

          In NY many refer to the Quick Draw game as crack draw because it's so addicting.

          It might be worth playing if the payouts were a little better. The odds of hitting all three numbers in a three spot are 72:1 yet they only pay $23.00. At least in the Pick 3 you get half your money back.

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            Posted: March 2, 2008, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

            Ohio Ten O is a keno game and judging from the amount of payouts, it's the least popular of all it's lottery games.  Pick3 have payouts of $100K to $1M+ per drawing while Ten O have payouts are $5-$10K per drawing.

            Ohio governor has propose having a keno type of game in the bars to raises more money for the state.  Apparently he thinks it would be a more popular game if people could play it while they were drinking.

            If Ten-Oh used Greg's payoff structure it would be the most popular game ever and the Ohio Lottery would have a huge loss because those $5000 to $10,000 per game payoffs have many 6, 7, and 8 matches. When the payoffs are over $12k, somebody probably matched 9 and won $6000.

            I matched 6 numbers twice last week and they paid me $10; the week before I matched 7 and got $40. The same win would have been $200,000 in his National Keno proposal and that 8 match I had in December would have added another $500,000 though I only got $400.

            If a third of the payoffs on an average game payoff of $7500 were for matching 6 out of 10, there would be 500 tickets winning $5. Multiply that by $50k instead of the $5 it does pays, the average game payoff becomes $25 million.

            People would be standing in line when the stores opened, there would lines until it closed, and the winners would be paid in Monopoly money.

            The WVA lottery put those keno machines in the race tracks, slot machines were eventually added, and now they are same as any casino by expanding to table games.