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# Some Type of Understanding of Superbox and/or Super Straight

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Phila, PA
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 Posted: May 23, 2010, 5:48 pm - IP Logged

I'm in PA

Say if I Super Boxed a double like 455 for \$.50 and another number like 425 for \$.50

and then

Super Straight a Double like 644 for \$.50 and then another number like 417 for \$.50

Particulary, I was wondering what the payouts where and do you normally superbox/straight your numbers?

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I'm in PA

Say if I Super Boxed a double like 455 for \$.50 and another number like 425 for \$.50

and then

Super Straight a Double like 644 for \$.50 and then another number like 417 for \$.50

Particulary, I was wondering what the payouts where and do you normally superbox/straight your numbers?

Simply put, when you play a Super Straight on 455 you're playing 545 and 554 straight too. The payoff is the same as hitting the number straight; \$500 for a \$1 bet and \$250 for a 50 cent bet. It's almost the same as box bet with the exception of the ticket cost and the payout. A 50 cent box on 455 costs 50 cents while a Super Straight costs \$1.50. The payoff for boxing 455 for \$1.50 is \$240 and the SS pays \$250.

The cost of a 50 cent six-way number like 425 is higher because you're playing 425, 452, 245, 254, 524, and 542 all straight for 50 cents and costs \$3. The \$3 box verses a \$3 SS payoffs are the same as a three-way number; \$240 for the box and \$250 for SS. If you're choosing between playing a box multiple times or playing a SS, the latter is a much better bet.

When I first moved to Kentucky I was pleasantly surprised to learn the \$1 straight payoff is \$600 to \$1, the six-way box \$100 and a three-way box is \$200, While the SS option is available, it's not used much because the payoff for a SS and the same amount on a box is exactly the same.

Traditionally bookies paid \$600 to \$1 on their number games (before states lotteries were formed) because those odds are divisible by 3. Most state lotteries chose \$500 to \$1 which isn't divisible by 3 and round off the amount in favor of the state. \$500 / 6 = \$83.33 but some states "keep" 33 cents while others like PA "keep" \$3.33.

It depends on how much you're going to bet, but if you bet more than a \$1 on a box, a SS is the better bet; especially in PA.

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 Posted: May 24, 2010, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

I'm in PA too and never heard the bet type: superbox.

It's superstraight.

I believe in some other states, a superbox bet is possible but do not know the particulars.

In PA if you play superstraight as explained above by Stack...you're covering all ways a number can be drawn. It's a 3 way for a double number

and a 6 way for a single.

I play my doubles superstraight plus straight and singles straight/box with more on the straight for ones that look strong.

If you go to the clerk and say, for instance, give me 110 superstraight for \$3....your ticket will cost \$9. You're putting \$3 on each way it can

be drawn (110, 101, 011) and since you are, you're getting the straight payout on any way it's drawn. If you play a 6 way for \$3 - your ticket

cost for that number is \$18.00 ex: 345 = 345, 354, 435, 453, 543, 534

Just be careful with those superstraight bets....you can cancel your numbers but don't be surprised if you ask for \$5 superstraight on 129 and it

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 Posted: May 24, 2010, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

I'm in PA too and never heard the bet type: superbox.

It's superstraight.

I believe in some other states, a superbox bet is possible but do not know the particulars.

In PA if you play superstraight as explained above by Stack...you're covering all ways a number can be drawn. It's a 3 way for a double number

and a 6 way for a single.

I play my doubles superstraight plus straight and singles straight/box with more on the straight for ones that look strong.

If you go to the clerk and say, for instance, give me 110 superstraight for \$3....your ticket will cost \$9. You're putting \$3 on each way it can

be drawn (110, 101, 011) and since you are, you're getting the straight payout on any way it's drawn. If you play a 6 way for \$3 - your ticket

cost for that number is \$18.00 ex: 345 = 345, 354, 435, 453, 543, 534

Just be careful with those superstraight bets....you can cancel your numbers but don't be surprised if you ask for \$5 superstraight on 129 and it