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# Just as a proposal, how about a Lotto Survivor game?

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Zeta Reticuli Star System
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 Posted: February 14, 2011, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

Not like Survivor the TV show, like Survivor contests in sports betting.

You buy a ticket, or pay a certain amount to pick a number from a range of numbers.

There is a daily one number drawing. If it's not your number, you are out until the next game.

If you have the number, you buy another ticket for the next drawing. the matrix is always a constant and the jackpot grows until hit. Each player can only buy one number (have to work on that).

Because there is a daily drawing, a number could repeat.

I know, a lot of stuff to work out.

Has there ever been a game like this?

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: February 14, 2011, 8:29 pm - IP Logged

I am not sure,

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 Posted: February 15, 2011, 12:47 am - IP Logged

prob with a loto survivor is there wil be alot of winners, say there was 100 numbers to chose from and 1000 people played on avg 10 people wouold pick the same number. there would be 10 winners. say 10 000 poeple played 100 would on avg pick the same number being 100 winners.

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 Posted: February 17, 2011, 3:19 am - IP Logged

If 10% win on day one, 10% will win on day two, but that 10% will only be 1% of the original 100%. Start with 1000 people and you've probably got your winner on day 3. 10,000 means it runs until day 4.

At \$1 per ticket the total ticket purchases will be \$1.1111111 for every person in the pool, so \$1,111 for 1000 people and \$11,111 for 10,000. That means prizes of \$550 and \$5050 with odds of 1 in 1000 and 1 in10,000.  Is there anything familair about those numbers?

You could tweak things a bit, but I don't see it being a popular game.

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 Posted: February 17, 2011, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

I think you should make it like a real Survivor game.  One person is "given" a jackpot on an uninhabited jungle island.  He has to avoid family, friends and tax men who try to steal his money.  The game continues until all his money is gone or he meets his demise, whichever comes first.  The winner of Lotto Survivor is the one who has the most money at the end of the game.

Would like to hear Pumpi's input on this idea...

Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).

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I think you should make it like a real Survivor game.  One person is "given" a jackpot on an uninhabited jungle island.  He has to avoid family, friends and tax men who try to steal his money.  The game continues until all his money is gone or he meets his demise, whichever comes first.  The winner of Lotto Survivor is the one who has the most money at the end of the game.

Would like to hear Pumpi's input on this idea...

I'll put my money on the wife...hehehehe

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Zeta Reticuli Star System
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 Posted: February 18, 2011, 10:05 am - IP Logged

If 10% win on day one, 10% will win on day two, but that 10% will only be 1% of the original 100%. Start with 1000 people and you've probably got your winner on day 3. 10,000 means it runs until day 4.

At \$1 per ticket the total ticket purchases will be \$1.1111111 for every person in the pool, so \$1,111 for 1000 people and \$11,111 for 10,000. That means prizes of \$550 and \$5050 with odds of 1 in 1000 and 1 in10,000.  Is there anything familair about those numbers?

You could tweak things a bit, but I don't see it being a popular game.

I'm thinking more like a multi-state or even nation wide game that would be promoted pointing out a potentially huge jackpot.

This would attract far more than 1,000 people.

Every drawing would eliminate most of the players but for those who stay in every day would be, "Well I've gotten all the numbers so far, silly to quit now, here's another \$1."

Just a thought.

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: February 18, 2011, 10:34 am - IP Logged

There's about 300 million people in the US.  Even if everyone played, including children, then on day 1, the number goes down to 300 thousand.  Day 2, goes down to 3000 and Day 3 brings it to 300.

It's an interesting idea, and I guess if it started with a lot of people, it could be a huge jackpot.  But it's also kind of strange.  Maybe you buy a ticket for one drawing, and if it wins, you take it in and it exchanges it for another free ticket.  Like - you only pay once, for the first draw, then you're in for the rest of the game if you won.

Zeta Reticuli Star System
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 Posted: February 18, 2011, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

When I worked at the Union Plaza (now The Plaza) the Keno manager came up with an idea to increase the game's take.

Voila, Red Game, Green Game. You paid an extra \$1 (or whatever you paid for the first ticket) and that also put you in action for the second drawing, the "green" game.

I'm thinking along those lines, not free tickets.

Let's say it started with 100,000 people. Grantd, each day most are eliminated, but those remaining have more and o re "in the pot". You can't have a decent poker pot of every player checks every round. Same type of thing.

When video poker first came out some casinos had several variations of it. One place had a 7-Card stud machine where you kept putting quarters in and could draw more and more cards until you got something that paid. Of course lotto wouldn't work like that but the idea is kind of the same.

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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