|Posted: March 26, 2013, 8:49 am - IP Logged|
all other draw lotto with much bigger jackpots cost $1? And why does it only allow quick pick with a self service lottery machine? With other games, it let me pick my own numbers with the same machine.
Because you are essentially playing two different games. First is a relatively decent return horse racing game with Win/Exacta/Trifecta prizes. Second is a horrible pick 3 game with average $50 prize for a straight, an abysmal 5% game return. But you can't separate the two and are forced to bet as one, so a $2 bet.
The Grand Prize of Trifecta plus Race Time, starting at a puny $50,000 and averaging $200,000 is harder to win than a top prize on Scratchers, at 1-in-1,320,000 odds. So your return is horrible, and the top prize ain't that great. Basically this is the suckers bet of CA Lottery games.
And it shows... Daily Derby has the smallest sales/revenue of any CA Lottery game by far, less than half of one percent of all sales. I hope they dump this game and offer a small pick 6 instead, like 6/39 or some other game inbetween Fantasy 5 and Super Lotto Plus.