|Posted: January 6, 2013, 12:24 am - IP Logged|
Illinois lotto now has an added $1 option, Extra Shot.
A seventh ball is drawn and if you have the right number (it's always a QP) it adds to the prizes.
This is what is a little odd, with the Extra Shot 1 number + the Extra Shot pays $2 but no numbers and the Extra Shot pays $5.
The odds of getting 1 + the Extra Shot are 1:62, pays $2
The odds of getting 0 + the Extra Shot are 1:54, pays $5
Purely a gimmick?
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.