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# Lottery ideas that just wouldn't make it

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 Posted: August 17, 2010, 5:56 am - IP Logged

A lottery box. You have to stand in a box with a fan and you get 20 seconds to grab as many lottery tickets as you can and hope you grab a winner.

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Zeta Reticuli Star System
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 Posted: August 18, 2010, 10:49 am - IP Logged

you're given a Pick 3 number and a Rubik's Cube with numbers on it, not colors, and you have two minutes to line up one the the center rows with the Pick 3 you were given.

~ HELP! I'm starting to think like Pumpi!~

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

Zeta Reticuli Star System
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 Posted: August 23, 2010, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

Not exactly a Pick 4 but more of a match 4.

Four dice each have six animals depicted on them, and the player guesses which four will be drawn.

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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 Posted: August 23, 2010, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

Just for fun, let's do a Mad Magazine type thing on ideas for lotto that might have been proposed.

Here's a few:

• Playslips and balls with Roman numerals
• Balls with invisible ink
• Reverse lotto.....in a 6/52 game, 46 numbers are drawn, six stay in the bowl. Those are the winninng six. The playslips look like a negative photgraph.
• The lotto quintatholon.....you have to win on a Pick 3, then a Pick 4, then a Pick 5, then a Pick 6, then a 5 + 1 in a survivor type game format. One loss and you're out. The prize is \$2,000,000,000. Something tells me there are people out there who would try this.
• The +1 Parlay.......in a 5 + 1 game a jackpot winner is given the option of doubling up their jackpot if the same number is drawn as the bonus number in a one ball additoonal draw. If it isn't the jackpot is reduced by 1/2.(I think some people wiuld go for this one, too).

1. I used to write this made-up newspaper called the Lemmer Times, and one of the regular lottery games actually involved the drawing official choosing from five pools of seven balls marked with one of the Roman numerals (M, D, C, L, X, V or I). So the result would be something like "I-X-V-V-D".

2. I drew a cartoon in 2007 of lottery balls that didn't make it. They included:

- a ball marked "6 (SEX)" (Sex is actually the Latin for six)

- a ball marked "8 (VIII)"

- a ball marked "9 (NEIN)"

- a ball marked "3 (FOUR)"

- a ball marked "2 (TOO)"

- a ball marked only with the spelling out of the number (i.e. just "thirty-Eight)

- a ball marked "7 (3+4)"

- a pyramid-shaped lotto ball.

- (I just came up with this one). A ball marked "13 (Why the **** did you play this? This is an unlucky number!)

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!

Zeta Reticuli Star System
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 Posted: August 24, 2010, 3:06 am - IP Logged

Hermanus104,

Sounds like a riot!

Dang! I missed by one number, well I had it, 7, but I had "7 (5 + 2)", not "7 (3 + 4)"

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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 Posted: August 24, 2010, 3:57 am - IP Logged

A lottery box. You have to stand in a box with a fan and you get 20 seconds to grab as many lottery tickets as you can and hope you grab a winner.

Sully16,

you've been going to the casino's now have'nt  yah  ??

(money grab, 30 seconds in the tube).

" You can not control the Wind, but you can direct the Sail "

Zeta Reticuli Star System
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 Posted: August 26, 2010, 12:59 am - IP Logged

Let's say the game is 6/52.

52 balloons with a number inisde are put on a huge dartboard and the first six balloons popped are the six winning numbers.

Oh yeah, the dart throwers are blindfolded! Or, have to drink three Guinness Stouts before throwing their darts.

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

Zeta Reticuli Star System
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 Posted: September 16, 2010, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

A horse race with 52 horses and the first six to come in are the winning numbers!

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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 Posted: September 17, 2010, 12:04 am - IP Logged

savagegoose,

The first Keno tickets had 80 symbols from the Chinese alphabet instead of numbers.

JimmySand9,

Excellent lotto history knowledge! Great research!

The first time I went to Reno all the Keno boards still used the Chinese numbers and so did the playslips along with the numbers 1 thru 80.

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 Posted: September 17, 2010, 4:07 am - IP Logged

It's about time the cow pie bingo method of number "drawing" be used for the lottery drawings.   GH can sell cows to those who want to work out a system.

BobP

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