|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?