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A Lotto Expectations

Topic closed. 33 replies. Last post 6 years ago by RJOh.

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What prize are you expecting to win when you play?

JACKPOT all the way! [ 23 ]  [47.92%]
A 4 Spot (JP games) [ 5 ]  [10.42%]
At least a 3 Spot (JP games) [ 2 ]  [4.17%]
A Pick 3 Straight [ 9 ]  [18.75%]
A Pick 3 Box [ 3 ]  [6.25%]
A Pick 4 Straight [ 1 ]  [2.08%]
A Pick 4 Box [ 1 ]  [2.08%]
Nothing! [ 4 ]  [8.33%]
Total Valid Votes [ 48 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 2 ]  
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Posted: February 2, 2011, 8:33 pm - IP Logged

Playing the Pick 3 games have become incredibly frustrating for me.  If I'm going to spend so much money just to win one game I would rather it be a major lotto game with a huge prize as opposed to won where I would win only $500.  I feel that throwing away so much money every day on a small prize game is worse than the occasional spending on a major jackpot.


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    Posted: February 3, 2011, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

    Playing the Pick 3 games have become incredibly frustrating for me.  If I'm going to spend so much money just to win one game I would rather it be a major lotto game with a huge prize as opposed to won where I would win only $500.  I feel that throwing away so much money every day on a small prize game is worse than the occasional spending on a major jackpot.

    I don't understand the logic of this. You can't beat a 1000 to 1 for 500 bucks, but you're willing to spend money on millions to one because you'd rather win a huge JP.

    99.9% of folks who play for the JP will never win in their lifetime.

    I'd rather spend the time in trying to figure out a loophole in the p-3 on a regular basis which is much more realistic and practical.

    But at the end, it's your choice. I hope you win the JP........Cheers

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      Posted: February 6, 2011, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

      Roll Eyes just would be happy to get @ least 3  numbers in the jackpot games

        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
        mid-Ohio
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        Posted: February 6, 2011, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

        I don't understand the logic of this. You can't beat a 1000 to 1 for 500 bucks, but you're willing to spend money on millions to one because you'd rather win a huge JP.

        99.9% of folks who play for the JP will never win in their lifetime.

        I'd rather spend the time in trying to figure out a loophole in the p-3 on a regular basis which is much more realistic and practical.

        But at the end, it's your choice. I hope you win the JP........Cheers

        Both types of games have unique characteristics, if it was easier to figure out how to get rich playing the pick3 games some one would have already done it.  When dollars spent are compared with dollars won, the games rate about the same (50% of tickets sales are returned in prizes).  If you're playing for enjoyment then either type of game will do, but if you're playing hoping to get rich then it's only the jackpot games.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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