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Does anyone play their state lotteries any more?

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ttech10's avatar - blobdude
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Posted: April 2, 2012, 5:53 am - IP Logged

Last time I played a state one was Cash Five in Texas and won $8, I think the most I've won of any ball drawing game. And I got that ticket from the Cash Five scratcher.

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    Posted: April 2, 2012, 11:26 am - IP Logged

    I play 3 of ours and 3 of connecticuts for about a  1$ a day. Add in mm/pb when its worth it.

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      Posted: April 2, 2012, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

      That -IS- what I play!  I never have cared much for the bigger games with the slim odds, such as Powerball and MegaMillions.

      For Idaho it's Wild Card 2 and Hot Lotto.  I play Wild Card regularly, have been close many times, and I will continue to play it 'til I nail it.  With a spread of 1 to 31, I feel like I actually have a chance, know what I mean.  I like to pick my own numbers, do better that way.

      I play Weekly Grand myself.  Only $52K but not bad odds.  I was winning the $25 prize pretty regularly when it first started, but that fell off, and I've had no wins at all of late. 

      I haven't played WC2 in ages.  I never won on it.


      IMHO the state games in Idaho are kinda sucky compared to other states.

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        Posted: April 2, 2012, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

        Hi,

         

        I have one question : Are non-American citizen living abroad allowed to play Magamillions or Powerball?

         

        Thank you.

         

        Bob

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          Posted: April 2, 2012, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

          Now that MM has reset to $12M and PB is $2 a ticket, state lotteries with smaller jackpots and much better odds of winning may be worth looking at until the MM and PB jackpots build up to more attractive amounts.  I know for the next week or so, I'll be looking at Ohio's Classic Lotto.  Its jackpot is only $6.8M but the odds of winning it are 1:14M.

          Lately, it's been mainly p5 for me. P6 lotto, not so much, payouts are too small for smaller prizes.

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            Posted: April 2, 2012, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

            Now that MM has reset to $12M and PB is $2 a ticket, state lotteries with smaller jackpots and much better odds of winning may be worth looking at until the MM and PB jackpots build up to more attractive amounts.  I know for the next week or so, I'll be looking at Ohio's Classic Lotto.  Its jackpot is only $6.8M but the odds of winning it are 1:14M.

            Rolling Cash 5 has always paid more for matching 2, 3, or 4 numbers but that never stopped players from believing betting $5 or $10 on MM or PB is a better bet.

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              Posted: April 2, 2012, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

              Hi,

               

              I have one question : Are non-American citizen living abroad allowed to play Magamillions or Powerball?

               

              Thank you.

               

              Bob

              Anyone over 18 is allowed to play and win as long as the ticket is bought at a lottery retailer.

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                Posted: April 3, 2012, 5:13 am - IP Logged

                Yes, I play Wisconsin MegaBucks, wednesday and saturday draws (it's at $1.9million right now).

                SuperCash everyday draw ($350,000) and Pick 3.

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                  Posted: April 4, 2012, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

                  I participated in a survey at Ohio lottery website yesterday that was getting players' opinions about the recent changes in the PB game.  At the end of the survey, they posted that a different Pick5 would be added in August and the kicker game (6 digits) was being revised. 

                  The kicker use to be on their MM game play slips until the Megaplier replaced it.  Since Ohio already has Rolling Cash5(5/39), I'm thinking the new pick5 game will be a 5 digit games similar to their pick4(4 digits) and kicker games.

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                    Posted: April 4, 2012, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

                    Quite interesting that you pose this question now. I haven't played my state lottery in a while but Florida Lottery is one rollover away from going into the double digits. I think I need to rejoin the game going forward.

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                      Posted: April 4, 2012, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

                      I participated in a survey at Ohio lottery website yesterday that was getting players' opinions about the recent changes in the PB game.  At the end of the survey, they posted that a different Pick5 would be added in August and the kicker game (6 digits) was being revised. 

                      The kicker use to be on their MM game play slips until the Megaplier replaced it.  Since Ohio already has Rolling Cash5(5/39), I'm thinking the new pick5 game will be a 5 digit games similar to their pick4(4 digits) and kicker games.

                      You mean a numbers game like PA's Quinto?

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                        Posted: April 4, 2012, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

                        You mean a numbers game like PA's Quinto?

                        Yes, a digit game like PA's Quinto but they didn't say if there would be mid-day and evening drawings like PA.

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                          Posted: April 5, 2012, 12:08 am - IP Logged

                          I play Weekly Grand myself.  Only $52K but not bad odds.  I was winning the $25 prize pretty regularly when it first started, but that fell off, and I've had no wins at all of late. 

                          I haven't played WC2 in ages.  I never won on it.


                          IMHO the state games in Idaho are kinda sucky compared to other states.

                          Ah yes, the Weekly Grand.  Pretty good odds there; unfortunately, $2 per play.  That's the only reason why I don't play it.  I played it once, shortly after it came out, and I still have that ticket with the one line on it. ha  Saved it, for memorabilia's sake.

                          As far as the Northwest goes, I think Washington has the best games.

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                            Posted: April 5, 2012, 12:11 am - IP Logged

                            Ha, I just took a look at the winning Wild Card numbers for tonight:

                            10 - 19 -20 - 21 - 22 

                            That's amazing.  Don't see 4 in a row very often.  I played a few of those numbers but nope, didn't win, cos I just never play 4 numbers in a row.

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                              Posted: April 5, 2012, 4:02 am - IP Logged

                              Now that MM has reset to $12M and PB is $2 a ticket, state lotteries with smaller jackpots and much better odds of winning may be worth looking at until the MM and PB jackpots build up to more attractive amounts.  I know for the next week or so, I'll be looking at Ohio's Classic Lotto.  Its jackpot is only $6.8M but the odds of winning it are 1:14M.

                              I think you have the odds of winning are a bit off. The Ohio Lottery site shows the odds of winning the Jackpot for this game at 1 in $13,983,316.