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$6000 straights in Iowa

Topic closed. 3 replies. Last post 6 years ago by Boney526.

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Dubuque, Iowa
United States
Member #109311
April 10, 2011
4 Posts
Posted: April 20, 2011, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

I play in Iowa (which for Pick 3/4 uses the numbers drawn in Illinois) and the Pick 3/4 payouts here are slightly higher then other states at $600/$6000 for a straight. The same is true with our neighbor to the south Missouri (though they use computer generated numbers). Nebraska (also computer drawn) amd Kentucky both have $600 Pick 3 payouts, but not for Pick 4 as Nebraska doesn't have a 4 number game and Kentucky sticks to a $5000 straight for their's.

The only higher payout I know of is Massachusetts which has a 63% pari-mutuel payout for their rather goofy 4 number game. And that 63% can be all over the place depending on how many bets are placed; as low as $4187 and as high as $8129 in just the last week.

Now back in Iowa you can bet up to $5 on a number if you're feeling really lucky which could lead to a $30,000 straight if successful. Do any other states offer bets like this?

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    United States
    Member #77815
    August 1, 2009
    3460 Posts
    Posted: April 20, 2011, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

    In Florida the Play 4 str8 pays $5000 and Cash 3 str8 pays $500. You can buy as many tickets as you want until the computer cuts the number off.

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      Boney526's avatar - NjlpLogo
      New Jersey
      United States
      Member #99032
      October 18, 2010
      1439 Posts
      Posted: April 20, 2011, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

      I like the way Massuchsettes' game is.  Especially the pari-mutual 63%, and kind of the actual game.


      I'd wanna play like this....












      All box.  If you got all 4 numbers right, you'd get a pretty nice prize, and if you had 3 right you still get a pick 3 box.  Of course that's a 4.50 cent box bet.


      I also like how you can pick pretty much any type of bet to play.  If only Pick 3 and Pick 4 games allowed us to just bet on wheels, similar to Ontario's Combination Play on it's 6/49 games- Except allow us to pick bet amount, and win prizes according to odds.


      So like (1-2-3-4-5) Straight/Box for 2.50/2.50 would pay as if you wagered 25/25 cents on each combo, because you can make 10 combos.  You'd win straight if the numbers came in the order you chose (in this example 123, 124, 125, 134, 135, 145, 234, 235 ,245, 345)  If, on the other hand, you picked the numbers (1-2-3-4-5-6) 2.50/2.50 Straight/Box, each would only have a 12.5 cents on each, because there are 20 possible combos.


      Using this, I could imagine playing a key number bet something like (1-2-1-3-1-4-1) S/B or (1-1-2-3-3-4) Box

      I'm not sure if I explained that clearly at all.  I'd just like to be able to make bets with more numbers, for a wager of my choice, and win according to what my odds would be.  As in, I may have to calculate my own odds, instead of reading it, but that's not really too difficult.

        Boney526's avatar - NjlpLogo
        New Jersey
        United States
        Member #99032
        October 18, 2010
        1439 Posts
        Posted: April 20, 2011, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

        Wow I went off topic.


        NJ is 50% of fund prize payout, pari-mutual.  It's not that bad, but I'd prefer if they gave 65% like they do for scratch offs.