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# Take5 = rip-off

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 Posted: July 26, 2010, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

Win4 has 1:10k odds for \$5k.  But Take5 has 1:575k for \$57k.  It's always split, so each gets \$26k.
Not fair as \$50,000 should be odds of 1:100,000.  Rarely, prize is rolled over.

Same with Pick10.  \$500k should be 1:1m, but it's 1:9m.  However, SweetMillion is \$1m - 1:4m.  Better to play Lotto or MegaMillions as 2nd prize odds are same.  Also, divide Pick10 odds by 1/2, you get 5-40-10, same odds as 10-80-20, but prize is 10x of Take5.

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 Posted: July 26, 2010, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

Win4 has 1:10k odds for \$5k.  But Take5 has 1:575k for \$57k.  It's always split, so each gets \$26k.
Not fair as \$50,000 should be odds of 1:100,000.  Rarely, prize is rolled over.

Same with Pick10.  \$500k should be 1:1m, but it's 1:9m.  However, SweetMillion is \$1m - 1:4m.  Better to play Lotto or MegaMillions as 2nd prize odds are same.  Also, divide Pick10 odds by 1/2, you get 5-40-10, same odds as 10-80-20, but prize is 10x of Take5.

Thats why I focus just as much attention on Pick 10 as I do Take-5.

Pick 10 is the only game I know of where you can have half the numbers drawn wrong....and still have a chance to win the "fixed" Jackpot.

Think about how great it would be if (Mega..for example) drew 10 balls and two mega balls every time....and you only needed to get 5 and one mega right to win. See my point.

I use a number of methods to narrow the Pick 10 field down.

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 Posted: July 26, 2010, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

Besides, Pick10 has 1:22 of winning \$4.  Thus, if you play all 5 games, you have 23% of getting 80% of yer \$ back.  No other game has such small odds on smallest prize.

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 Posted: July 27, 2010, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

Isnt that the same as getting 2 games for \$1?  Lotto gives you 2 games for \$1 + Extra for \$1.  Better odds than MegaMillions.  I see no point in PowerBall, nor playing SweetMillion as you get 2 free tickets with \$5 on Take5.

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 Posted: July 28, 2010, 8:28 am - IP Logged

Isnt that the same as getting 2 games for \$1?  Lotto gives you 2 games for \$1 + Extra for \$1.  Better odds than MegaMillions.  I see no point in PowerBall, nor playing SweetMillion as you get 2 free tickets with \$5 on Take5.

Lotto Extra was discontinued in May.   There is no more Lotto Extra game in New York.

It was great while they had it though....

About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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