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Could We Use Another Big Game Lottery??

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Posted: August 5, 2012, 7:19 am - IP Logged

Powererball and Megamillions have been around for awhile now. Most seem relatively content with the up and down performance of these games.

There's a percentage of us that are  frustrated however, by the sometimes slower moving jackpots, smaller lower tier prizes and maybe some other

miscellaneous nut and bolt issues.

 

Do you think that a newer nationwide big game should give PB and MM a run for their money? After all America is all about competition. Where would

we be if there were just one or two chains of banks, car dealerships, grocery stores, etc.? Is their room, and would the states be in favor or against

 the new kid on the block? There is of course the MUSL to contend with, and the threat of the status quot of the states daily bread and butter.

 

What type of changes would you like to see in a new lottery system. Perhaps bigger second prizes, ($5 million vs the current), bigger smaller prizes?

more frequent drawings? More public auditing/security of drawings, to further enhance and protect the integrity of game?

 

After all, who is responsible for the ultimate success and prosperity of any lottery game? Just take a look in the mirror, that's the person who is

entitled to changes if we need them. Also let's see who is creative out their. What would you propose that we call this new and improved big game??

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    Posted: August 5, 2012, 8:36 am - IP Logged

    I Agree!

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      It just occurred to me other change we might want to consider. Price of a ticket. Where is it written that every games has to be either $1 or $2 ??.

      To have a niche in the market, what about splitting the difference, say .50 or .75 cents?  Doesn't sound like much of a savings, but if your the type

      that likes buying 10 tickets a drawing, your could be talking the difference between spending $20 (for PB), or just $5.00 for the new game. Obviously

      there would be pros and cons to weigh, when you factor in the jackpot size, and lower tier prizes, etc.

       

      My feeling is that by keeping the ticket price lower, the jackpots can still be competitive with PB and MM, just with the sheer greater volume of ticket

      sales. I would definitely be buying perhaps double the tickets I normally would, for a shot at a decent sized jackpot.

       

      For a brand spanking new game, how about "Dreams Come True" as a possible name?  Blue Angel    Dance  Lep

       

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        Posted: August 5, 2012, 9:38 am - IP Logged

        Could We Use Another Big Game Lottery??

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          Posted: August 5, 2012, 10:23 am - IP Logged

          I'd like to see a lottery that takes let's say 20 million dollar JP and splts it into 20 draws the same evening, each person winning a million.

          The draws wouldn't occur until it reached 20 million obviously. The only problem I can see is how long it would take for it to reach 20 million. Maybe only 10 million.

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            I'd like to see a lottery that takes let's say 20 million dollar JP and splts it into 20 draws the same evening, each person winning a million.

            The draws wouldn't occur until it reached 20 million obviously. The only problem I can see is how long it would take for it to reach 20 million. Maybe only 10 million.

            Most states do a raffle or two every year, so I guess that does work, but here it takes 3 months selling $10 tickets to get just one million dollar prize.  I wonder how it would work nationwide?  If they could give away 20 one million prizes every month selling 50 cent, or even $1 tickets, I'd be in for a few dollars a month.

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              I like the idea of bigger 2nd,3rd 4th prizes, but don't think it'll ever happen cause the $ would have to come from the JP,

              and lottery wants the big JP cause that attracts more players,

              which is their real objective.

              Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                I like the idea of bigger 2nd,3rd 4th prizes, but don't think it'll ever happen cause the $ would have to come from the JP,

                and lottery wants the big JP cause that attracts more players,

                which is their real objective.

                Agreed

                Good luck and blessings to all 


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

                  You are forgetting that "competition" is part of the old capitalist system that we USED TO BE before the SSA chose the path of Socialism.

                  A corpoorate run lottery would keep only 15% (or less) of gross sales for operating expense and profit. That would make prizes almost endless and put state run lotteries out of business.

                  The federal government has around 600 departments and agencies to make sure that never happens. I'm all for it though. Count me IN.

                  http://www.usa.gov/directory/federal/index.shtml


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                    Posted: August 5, 2012, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

                    If ANYONE doubts what it is that Im saying, consider THIS:

                     

                     OUR PRESIDENT HAS BEEN AN AVOWED ANTI-CAPITOLIST FROM HIS YOUTH

                                                                                  AND

                                      WE THE PEOPLE VOTED FOR HIM TO BE OUR PRESIDENT

                                                                                   AND

                              WE THE PEOPLE WILL VOTE FOR HIM TO AGAIN BE OUR PRESIDENT


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                      Posted: August 5, 2012, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

                      I like the idea of bigger 2nd,3rd 4th prizes, but don't think it'll ever happen cause the $ would have to come from the JP,

                      and lottery wants the big JP cause that attracts more players,

                      which is their real objective.

                      One lottery is not able to please all people. Were all diverse, and have different expectations of what is more important to us.

                      I suggested a third national lottery game to fill that void. There are millions who would be willing to invest a couple of bucks a week, for the chance

                      at winning significantly larger lower tier prizes. Ex. perhaps as many as twenty $1 million prizes up for grabs every week.

                       

                      Maybe this type of lottery would not be for those that are just chasing the huge jackpots. And that's OK. Thumbs Up

                      I believe it's all about giving choices. Like a menu at a restaurant. You can order A la carte, all you can eat, or just order desert.

                      By keeping the ticket prices low, there should be no problem in getting the jackpot up quickly, with a much higher volume of sales.

                      So far this is just a proposal. If this were to be seriously considered for implementation, I'm sure there would be many tweaks to be made.

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                        Posted: August 5, 2012, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

                        PowerBall and MegaMillions aren't the only games states have, most have a local game with jackpots of a million dollars or more, a pick5 game with jackpots of $100K plus and pick3 and pick4 games with numerous scratch-offs and raffles.  If that's not enough ways to lose your money, some are also adding casinos.

                        People aren't frustrated because there aren't enough games, they are frustrated about losing the ones they play and more games aren't going to change that.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: August 5, 2012, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

                          PowerBall and MegaMillions aren't the only games states have, most have a local game with jackpots of a million dollars or more, a pick5 game with jackpots of $100K plus and pick3 and pick4 games with numerous scratch-offs and raffles.  If that's not enough ways to lose your money, some are also adding casinos.

                          People aren't frustrated because there aren't enough games, they are frustrated about losing the ones they play and more games aren't going to change that.

                          Agreed RJ. But most of the million dollar state games don't hit very often. My state features the Megabucks+ game which can take several  months

                          before the winning numbers ever come up. Same with my neighboring state of MA, with it's Megabucks Doubler. The pick 5 games are a different

                          story, but most of those only hit between 25k-100k, depending on what state your in.

                           

                          The casinos, scratchers, and pick 3-4 will always enjoy a good market share from their loyal fans.

                           

                          The niche I'm proposing would be a lower odds national lottery, that would guarantee a high number of weekly million dollar winners.

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                            PowerBall and MegaMillions aren't the only games states have, most have a local game with jackpots of a million dollars or more, a pick5 game with jackpots of $100K plus and pick3 and pick4 games with numerous scratch-offs and raffles.  If that's not enough ways to lose your money, some are also adding casinos.

                            People aren't frustrated because there aren't enough games, they are frustrated about losing the ones they play and more games aren't going to change that.

                            I wish Oklahoma had a state lotto game maybe one dayBang Head

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                              Posted: August 5, 2012, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

                              It just occurred to me other change we might want to consider. Price of a ticket. Where is it written that every games has to be either $1 or $2 ??.

                              To have a niche in the market, what about splitting the difference, say .50 or .75 cents?  Doesn't sound like much of a savings, but if your the type

                              that likes buying 10 tickets a drawing, your could be talking the difference between spending $20 (for PB), or just $5.00 for the new game. Obviously

                              there would be pros and cons to weigh, when you factor in the jackpot size, and lower tier prizes, etc.

                               

                              My feeling is that by keeping the ticket price lower, the jackpots can still be competitive with PB and MM, just with the sheer greater volume of ticket

                              sales. I would definitely be buying perhaps double the tickets I normally would, for a shot at a decent sized jackpot.

                               

                              For a brand spanking new game, how about "Dreams Come True" as a possible name?  Blue Angel    Dance  Lep

                               

                              Fifty cents for a ticket ain't gonna happen. Lotteries are looking for ways to increase the price of a ticket and increase revenue. Texas is starting a new game in a month or so called All or Nothing. Ticket cost will be $2. Top prize will be $250,000. There will be 4 draws a day, 6 days a week. You can see where that is going. Look for other states to follow suit, especially if this game is successful. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see the Pick 3 and Daily 4 games changed to 4 draws a day eventually in Texas. I won't be playing 4 times a day in any game.

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