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Posted: November 10, 2010, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

How about a lottery that picked its winner out of the pool of players who actually purchased a ticket. Kind of like a super 50/50 draw. Any interest?


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    How about a lottery that picked its winner out of the pool of players who actually purchased a ticket. Kind of like a super 50/50 draw. Any interest?

    I thought all Lotteries picked it's winners out of a pool of players that purchased a ticket. What?

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      I thought all Lotteries picked it's winners out of a pool of players that purchased a ticket. What?

               huh ?  lol 

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        In most traditional lotteries you try and match radomly drawn numbers. If they picked from the pool of players that purchased, there would never be a carry over, someone would win every draw.


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          In most traditional lotteries you try and match radomly drawn numbers. If they picked from the pool of players that purchased, there would never be a carry over, someone would win every draw.

          You mean they would pick a player instead of drawing numbers? How would they do that? They'd have to randomly pick the serial numbers on the back of your ticket? I don't understand. Or is it that you give them your name and they randomly pick a name?

          I don't get it....lol

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            Yes, they would ramdomly pick your name or they could assign a number to your name. Say 10 million people buy a ticket worth $10. Thats $100 million dollars. The lottery administrator would keep $25 million, have a grand prize of $50 million and 25 secodary prizes of a $1 million each. Your odds of winning at least $1 million would be 26 out of 10,000,000 or 1 in 384,615. Our odds now in the traditional game of 6/49 are 1 in 13,900,000! I like 1 in just under 400 thousand better than 1 in just under 14 million!

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              How about a lottery that picked its winner out of the pool of players who actually purchased a ticket. Kind of like a super 50/50 draw. Any interest?

              This sounds similar to many state raffles, except they have more than one top prize winner.

              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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                Yes, they would ramdomly pick your name or they could assign a number to your name. Say 10 million people buy a ticket worth $10. Thats $100 million dollars. The lottery administrator would keep $25 million, have a grand prize of $50 million and 25 secodary prizes of a $1 million each. Your odds of winning at least $1 million would be 26 out of 10,000,000 or 1 in 384,615. Our odds now in the traditional game of 6/49 are 1 in 13,900,000! I like 1 in just under 400 thousand better than 1 in just under 14 million!

                OK, I got it now.

                Yeah, Id go for it. Still, 400,000 is a lot of possibilities to beat. That's like trying to beat the p-3 straight, but 400 times harder. I have a hrad time already with only a 1000 to 1, imagine 400,000 to 1....lol That's why I don't playing the big games, except for once in a blue moon, I'll get a ticket or two. If i can try to beat the p-3 or p-4 on a regular basis, then I can make a comfortable living. I think that is a more reasonable approach and a more realistic goal for me. I'm just about there, so that's my take on it. The JP games are just too high in odds for me.

                But why would the lottery administrator get so much money? 25 million dollars is too much for one person to have. There would have to be an investigation there. At 25 million a week, that's a hundred million a month. He'd be a billionairre in 10 months. I'd like to have his job....

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                  OK, I got it now.

                  Yeah, Id go for it. Still, 400,000 is a lot of possibilities to beat. That's like trying to beat the p-3 straight, but 400 times harder. I have a hrad time already with only a 1000 to 1, imagine 400,000 to 1....lol That's why I don't playing the big games, except for once in a blue moon, I'll get a ticket or two. If i can try to beat the p-3 or p-4 on a regular basis, then I can make a comfortable living. I think that is a more reasonable approach and a more realistic goal for me. I'm just about there, so that's my take on it. The JP games are just too high in odds for me.

                  But why would the lottery administrator get so much money? 25 million dollars is too much for one person to have. There would have to be an investigation there. At 25 million a week, that's a hundred million a month. He'd be a billionairre in 10 months. I'd like to have his job....

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                    The lottery administrator is usually the government and they usually take 50% not 25%! Or if no one wins, closer to 75%! I think this game would appeal to the Powerball players or Mega Millions players, correct me if I'm wrong. And just think, if enough people played, we could make a billionaire over night!


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                      The lottery administrator is usually the government and they usually take 50% not 25%! Or if no one wins, closer to 75%! I think this game would appeal to the Powerball players or Mega Millions players, correct me if I'm wrong. And just think, if enough people played, we could make a billionaire over night!

                      Just because the administratore works for the government doesn't justify him making 25 million or more every week. That's simply too much for such a job. They should pay him something like 50,000 a year, not 25 million a week. That's just rediculous.

                      Maybe this whole idea of the NEW LOTTERY isn't such a good idea afterall.

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                        The lottery administrator is usually the government and they usually take 50% not 25%! Or if no one wins, closer to 75%! I think this game would appeal to the Powerball players or Mega Millions players, correct me if I'm wrong. And just think, if enough people played, we could make a billionaire over night!

                        A phantasm of phantom phantasmagoria for sure...

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                          A phantasm of phantom phantasmagoria for sure...

                          What chart is this one?

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                            What chart is this one?

                            It's the one that's going to Win You all that Money!

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                              Posted: November 10, 2010, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

                              I like the concept.


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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