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Georgia 5 sucks! Save Your money! It happened AGAIN!!

Topic closed. 23 replies. Last post 6 years ago by Hermanus104.

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Posted: October 28, 2010, 11:15 am - IP Logged

That has absolutely nothing to do with my thread. However, if that helps you, that's great. Maybe you just took some time to vent about your own frustrations or maybe your lack of control and management problems. It should be common sense that you can't win it all.  Personally, I don't want it all. I'm happy with my piece of the pie. If you are having a losing streak, I hope things turn around for you. I'm doing well for myself and I wish the same for you and everyone else on here. Also, if I can't afford to loose it, I don't play. It doesn't matter what my workouts & lottery history show. That's just me. All is well if it helps somebody out there.

FYI, my thread was simply about GA 5 not paying out on all matched numbers, even if they are not in the exact order like some of the other states. AGAIN, I was just stating that matching all 5 numbers should pay more for the skill itself. That's my opinion on the game. That's it RAVEN! You win some, you loose some. That's just the lottery. Some people just take stuff and run with it. We've also had other threads on here about other games and their payouts, so I don't know why it's such a big deal now. It's not that serious people.

Welcome to the Pity Party:

http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/220912

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    Posted: October 29, 2010, 4:18 am - IP Logged

    That sounds like a personal problem. I'm grown and I don't consider myself a victim. I deal with ignorant people everyday, so I know how to handle my own . If you follow her motto, good luck with that. I'm entitled to my opinion and I will continue to express it when I feel the need. This is my last post on this particular thread because I would rather spend my time collecting money. I'm going to jump over to the other GA5 threads for real lottery input.

    I thought we were on here to win money, so let's do that. To all those looking for trouble or a negative discussion, please do that on your own thread. Better yet, go get your own website.

    YEAH!! So there!

    "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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      Posted: October 29, 2010, 4:33 am - IP Logged

      I said it in another thread that you are better off playing Pick 4.

      Play to win!

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        Posted: October 29, 2010, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

        Aries,

        Raven hates it when anybody vents, complains, asks or second-guesses. You're not her first victim. Tow the line and keep yo' mouth shut. That's her motto.

        Why do people vent all day long? Can we have one day to not have to listen to silly complaining?

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

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          Posted: October 29, 2010, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

          Why do people vent all day long? Can we have one day to not have to listen to silly complaining?

          Aye, aye, Commander!!

          "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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            Posted: October 30, 2010, 11:03 am - IP Logged

            Aye, aye, Commander!!

            Hooah!

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

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              Posted: November 20, 2010, 8:06 am - IP Logged

              Date - 11/19/10

              CASH 3 Midday
              Total Payout - $163,075

              CASH 3 Evening
              Total Payout - $166,495

              CASH 4 Midday
              Total Payout - $76,100

              CASH 4 Evening
              Total Payout -$70,300

              Georgia 5 Midday
              Total Payout -$9,849

              Georgia 5 Evening
              Total Payout - $13,930

              The above numbers are typical for any given day, maybe not the exact amount, but the fact that Cash 3 pays the most, and Georgia 5 Pays the lowest, remains the same. It is for that reason that I only play cash 3, out of the above games. I have won the cash 3 jackpot boxed (out of order) for 3 Sundays in a row, in the past. Granted I only won $40 each time, but it sure beats the hell out of $1, with a whole lot less skill (and/or luck) involved.

              If you are going to play 5 numbers, play Fantasy 5, where you have a much better chance of winning some real money. In Fantasy 5, you have 1:575,757 odds of hitting the jackpot, which today stands at $132,000. That is if you get all five numbers in any order. Now lets compare some others. In Georgia 5, you have 1:100,000 odds of getting all 5 numbers in exact order, and even if you do, you only win $10,000. Although I would kill love to win that type of money, the payout is very small for the odds. With Georgia 5, your odds are almost twice that of Fantasy 5, yet the payout 7.5% the payout of Fantasy 5. I can see no good reason to play Georgia 5, unless you just like to throw money away!

              FANTASY 5
              Jackpot - No Winner(s)
              Match 5/5 - $132,000-Next Estimated Jackpot
              Match 4/5 - $140 each
              Match 3/5 - $9 each

              And of course a free quick pick, if you get 2 right. Quick picks suck, yes I know, but folks do win on them from time to time. I kind of wish our Fantasy 5 was like Florida's. Down there, it is 5/36, instead of 5/39, which lowers the odds to 1:376,992, as opposed to Georgia's odds of 1:575,757. The only down side to Florida's Fantasy 5 is that you are more likely to share your jackpot with someone, if you win. I like their search-able database for winners. I have seen the jackpot split 8 ways! Ouch!

              I also like how Florida displays their odds for their scratch offs. Here in GA, they only show you the overall odds of winning. Here is an example from Florida's Lottery website, which shows ALL of the odds, for every prize. This is from their Price Is Right instant game:

              Ticket Price: $5.00
              Overall Odds: 1-in-4.02

               

              Odds of Winning

                $250,000.001-in-1,536,000 
                $5,000.001-in-192,000 
                $1,000.001-in-8,000 
                $500.001-in-4,137.93 
                $150.001-in-2,400 
                $100.001-in-250 
                $50.001-in-240 
                $30.001-in-480 
                $25.001-in-240 
                $20.001-in-60 
                $15.001-in-60 
                $10.001-in-10 
                $5.001-in-10 

              Note that you have an equal chance at winning $5 or $10, or $15 and $20, as well as $25 and $50. Note that you actually have a better chance of winning $100 than you do $30! I wonder when/if Georgia is going to get on board! Texas even goes so far as to show the guaranteed prize dollar amount for each pack of instant tickets. Here I go again getting off topic again. Fantasy 5 = good. Georgia 5 = bad.

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                Posted: November 20, 2010, 8:31 am - IP Logged

                Here is the thoroughness of the Texas scratch off info, it is for the $10 instant game, $250,000 Bingo:

                 

                • Over $22.4 million in prizes in this game!
                • Pack Size: 50 tickets
                • Guaranteed Total Prize Amount = $170 per pack
                Prizes Printed
                AmountNo. in
                Game*
                No.
                Prizes
                Claimed
                $250,00053
                $10,00041
                $2,50052
                $1,000183
                $75014723
                $5003,159614
                $2504,411879
                $1755,3671,046
                $1255,3761,055
                $10013,3902,592
                $758,0471,554
                $5069,53813,662
                $3013,3342,727
                $20192,60138,113
                $10706,198139,161

                ( Scratch-Off Prizes Claimed
                as of November 19, 2010 )

                There are approximately
                3,210,000 tickets* in
                $250,000 Bingo

                This is of course in addition to the last post, just proving a point, and that is we are way behind some other states, as far as what information the Georgia Lottery Commission makes available to us. I guess you have to figure your own odds in Texas, but you still have all of the info.

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                  Posted: December 6, 2010, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

                  I graduated from UGA and left the state THE DAY BEFORE this game came out! I would have never played this game because of its payouts. I was seriously considering writing a complaint letter to them, telling them that they should be ASHAMED of their payouts for this game. I don't think that they would have listened, though. Pennsylvania would have paid $850 for this. Why can't Georgia?

                  Speaking of Pennsylvania's Quinto game, they drew the Unabomber's date of birth this afternoon (52242).

                  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!