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Did your pick 6 game get harder to win since first offered?

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Posted: January 2, 2010, 12:35 am - IP Logged

Did they slip in another digit here and there throughout the years making it harder to win?

If I remember corretly both Oregon and Washington started out in the low 40's' . With all the advertising they have done, they never boasted on that one. I think they got big jackpot feaver hoping it would catch on. Now with the power-mega match games they look attractive but still have lousy odds. What was wrong with the first offering of 6/42? And they wonder why people like the casinos.....  If I were on the state lottery staff, I would rethink how I was fighting over that stripped pork-chop.

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    Posted: January 2, 2010, 7:48 am - IP Logged

    Virginia shows the reverse pattern: the Pick-6 game, after temporarily getting harder to win, got easier to win. Virginia started off with Lotto South in January 1990. At the time it was 6/45. Somewhere they changed to in 6/49. Then, they got rid of the game altogether and replaced it with Win for Life, which is actually easier to win, as it is a 6/42 matrix with a bonus ball from the remaining numbers, and you play only 6 numbers. The bonus ball is there just for the sake of prizes.

    Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

    In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

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      Posted: January 2, 2010, 9:24 am - IP Logged

      6/40 was our game that i caN REMEBER,  i think it went to 42. then 45. then powerball, then  7/45. actually last 2 are new added games , but the basic odds are getting longer over about 2 decades.

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        Posted: January 2, 2010, 9:53 am - IP Logged

        Did they slip in another digit here and there throughout the years making it harder to win?

        If I remember corretly both Oregon and Washington started out in the low 40's' . With all the advertising they have done, they never boasted on that one. I think they got big jackpot feaver hoping it would catch on. Now with the power-mega match games they look attractive but still have lousy odds. What was wrong with the first offering of 6/42? And they wonder why people like the casinos.....  If I were on the state lottery staff, I would rethink how I was fighting over that stripped pork-chop.

        DD

        Try your hand at the WV Cash25: It has a 6/25 Matrix!

        You'll find it's not so easy to Hit 6 of 6!

        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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          Posted: January 2, 2010, 8:31 pm - IP Logged

          Try your hand at the WV Cash25: It has a 6/25 Matrix!

          You'll find it's not so easy to Hit 6 of 6!

          TN's P6 hasn't gotten any harder cuz it seems next to impossible to win in the first place.

          I remember all the hoopla when somebody won the very first jackpot on the very first drawing and not much since then. It's a 6/44, computer generated game anyway so I go to VA and play their 6/42 game.

          VA's P5 game is much better than TN's too - 5/34, 1 in 278,256 compared to TN's 5/39, 1 in 575,757.

          TN's last P6 drawing is Jan 29th because MM is coming. I don't think anybody will miss it.

          I'm surprised TN is even getting MM because they seem to be the least innovative state when it comes to the lottery. I'll be even more surprised if they have the megaplier.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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