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Posted: April 13, 2013, 6:51 pm - IP Logged

Hot Lotto will be harder to win come May 2013. The JP odds will change from 1:10,939,383 to 1:29,144,841.

You can see the new matrix in the New Mexico Lottery Website. Click on "View new prize structure."  

 http://www.nmlottery.com/how-to-play-hot-lotto.aspx

That money's gone fo ever

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    Posted: April 13, 2013, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

    Hot Lotto will be harder to win come May 2013. The JP odds will change from 1:10,939,383 to 1:29,144,841.

    You can see the new matrix in the New Mexico Lottery Website. Click on "View new prize structure."  

     http://www.nmlottery.com/how-to-play-hot-lotto.aspx

    Bummer, man.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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      Posted: April 13, 2013, 11:42 pm - IP Logged

      Here's one of the threads that was talking about the changes...  http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/257036

       

      For more info, my post...

      It ticks me off that they are changing Hot Lotto ... GRRRRR!!!  I just started playing this game not too long ago.

      If you go to Wikipedia and type in Hot Lotto, you can find a comparison of odds & payouts between the current and new game.

      At least they are increasing the payouts for the lower prizes.  My only hope is that I can win more of the lower prizes while I wait for the BIG ONE!!!

       

      Hope this helps.

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        Posted: April 14, 2013, 12:18 am - IP Logged

        Hi HoLeeKau. New Hampshire is also an HL state (just bought 5 lines sizzled for tonight's draw as a matter of fact). As one of my favorite games I have read up on the changes starting in a month. Besides the changes others have mentioned in this post it's interesting to note that the overall odds of the game are barely changing despite the addition of the extra white balls.

        Odds to win any prize will be going up to 1:17 from the current 1:16. To me that indicates that they may be adding an additional lower tier prize. The obvious would be a 2+0 prize level, as you know at least 3 white balls are currently required to win a prize if the hot ball isn't also matched.

        I prefer the game the way it is now myself, but will still give the new matrix a try. My goal is to be the last JP winner under the current matrix. Good luck to you as well!

         

        Cheers

        <snip> Besides the changes others have mentioned in this post it's interesting to note that the overall odds of the game are barely changing despite the addition of the extra white balls.

        Maybe the overall odds are barely changing, but the JP odds are changing from 1:10,939,383 to 1:29,144,841 ... which means that it will be three times harder to win the JP ... that's kinda a big deal !!!

        I'll give the new matrix a try.  Depending on how well I do with the smaller prizes, I may have to find a different game (again).

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          Posted: April 14, 2013, 2:54 am - IP Logged

          Wow, glad to hear someone you know won the 52K.  Do you know how many she was buying a week? 

          Congrats on your Pick 3 wins!  I hope they were straights. 

          I play on and off too.  I was playing because LadyC was doing an excellent job picking Idaho's doubles.  Unfortunately, that was right when we had the 25 draws without a double, so I lost too much money there.  I still think there was something wrong with the computer -- we never go that long without a double.  Anyway, I've yet to win a penny on Pick 3, and it's awfully easy to spend a lot of money on it, so I'm not real keen on playing.

          The friend at work is a major lottery enthusiast, spends a lot, and has a principle to not keep track of expenditure (that would take the fun out of it). 

          On Pick 3 I play Any Order most of the time to keep things simple (and cheap).   So no, I did not win on straights.  But I am working on some charts now to help with exact position.  It will simply be a challenge to maintain the charts, keep them updated, with the kind of schedule I keep.  Did I mention that my day job interferes with my part-time lottery job?

          All I need is a jackpot, baby.

          La Maga Della Spaziometria

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            Posted: April 14, 2013, 3:06 am - IP Logged

            Here's one of the threads that was talking about the changes...  http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/257036

             

            For more info, my post...

            It ticks me off that they are changing Hot Lotto ... GRRRRR!!!  I just started playing this game not too long ago.

            If you go to Wikipedia and type in Hot Lotto, you can find a comparison of odds & payouts between the current and new game.

            At least they are increasing the payouts for the lower prizes.  My only hope is that I can win more of the lower prizes while I wait for the BIG ONE!!!

             

            Hope this helps.

            Yes, that's where I went -- Wikipedia.  Wiki disclosed the info that our state lottery commission was unwilling to share; you know, the DOWN-SIDE to the New Deal.  The sudden growth of the number line.  The jump to 47.

            I'm afraid they're just going to keep it up until there aren't any middle-road games left to play, until all we have are games with low prizes or super high, nearly-impossible to win jackpots.

            La Maga Della Spaziometria

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              Posted: April 14, 2013, 10:03 am - IP Logged

              Bummer, man.

              They know they can get away with it. What else is new Disapprove

              That money's gone fo ever

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                Posted: April 14, 2013, 10:21 am - IP Logged

                They know they can get away with it. What else is new Disapprove

                Yep, and the only way they would ever listen to the players is if the players, in a concerted action, could affect the bottom line somehow.

                Which they easily could if they worked together. But they won't.

                So the only hope would be if the change is egregious enough to turn enough people away on an individual basis to make a difference. Which is doubtful.

                And that's the name o' dat tune.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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                  Posted: April 14, 2013, 10:47 am - IP Logged

                  The friend at work is a major lottery enthusiast, spends a lot, and has a principle to not keep track of expenditure (that would take the fun out of it). 

                  On Pick 3 I play Any Order most of the time to keep things simple (and cheap).   So no, I did not win on straights.  But I am working on some charts now to help with exact position.  It will simply be a challenge to maintain the charts, keep them updated, with the kind of schedule I keep.  Did I mention that my day job interferes with my part-time lottery job?

                  All I need is a jackpot, baby.

                  I usually play exact/any.  A little less if you hit any, but a lot more if you hit exact.  But like I said, I've never won so my method is definitely not proven.  lol

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                    Posted: April 14, 2013, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

                    I usually play exact/any.  A little less if you hit any, but a lot more if you hit exact.  But like I said, I've never won so my method is definitely not proven.  lol

                    Oh yes, I also play Exact/Any, if I have a strong feeling about a certain position.  I've been playing some Exact over the past week but the thing I'm expecting hasn't happened yet. 4 in the middle, any day now...

                    La Maga Della Spaziometria

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                      Posted: April 14, 2013, 4:15 pm - IP Logged

                      "I feel your pain Ronnie, Oklahoma has a taxes paid game called Cash Five(5) where you can win $25,000 taxes paid it's a Computer Generated game.  I think we've only had 1or 2 winners this year alone on the game. And they wonder why sales our down."

                      Cash 5 numbers don't have a random feel to them.  I think that they use that computer to parse the tickets sold and then pick out some numbers to keep the prizes low.

                      When I lived in Idaho we had a Wild Card game for 50 cents a play.  It was a great game.

                      Hot Lotto was my game , one time hit 4 out of 5 for $50.  Are the fun days over?  Maybe Powerball will go to $3 soon.  Heard MM was going to $2.

                      Home, home where I wanted to be.