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Posted: January 8, 2014, 8:10 am - IP Logged

I keep seeing these promos that there are only X drawings left till the change.  What are they changing now?

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    Posted: January 8, 2014, 8:22 am - IP Logged

    I keep seeing these promos that there are only X drawings left till the change.  What are they changing now?

    Starting with the Jan 22 draw there will be a powerplay draw also to determine if the secondary prizes are 2x,3x,4x, or 5x the regular prize, with the exception of the $2 million prize. If you pay the extra dollar for powerplay and get the first 5 numbers correct, that prize will stay at $2 million.

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      Posted: January 8, 2014, 9:45 am - IP Logged

      Ugh, it's already at $2 a set.  I'm not impressed with this one.

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        Posted: January 8, 2014, 11:44 am - IP Logged

        It seems that those who run the lotteries nationwide are just coming up with ways to squeeze an extra $1 out of the players.

        Since Northstar took over the Illinois lottery I don't think there's a draw game that hasn't been affected.

        Here's a prime example, Lucky Dy Lotto (Pick 5, 5/39) has an option for EZ Match........another dollar gets you another set of five numbers........if your firdst set matches any of them you win $1 to $500. The catch? The odds against winning $500 are 210,000 to 1. The odds against winning the jackpot are 575,757 to 1.

        The extra dollar would make a lot more sense just going on another jackpot ticket.

        But those running the lotteries know that not every player is informed and to paraphrase Field of Dreams they know that for plenty of players "If you offer it they will play."

        We once had a poll here about at what price ticket would you stop playung and some people said, "Never."

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        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.

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          Posted: January 8, 2014, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

          They should just combine MM and PB and call it the Mega Ball, smh!

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            Posted: January 8, 2014, 3:34 pm - IP Logged

            It seems that those who run the lotteries nationwide are just coming up with ways to squeeze an extra $1 out of the players.

            Since Northstar took over the Illinois lottery I don't think there's a draw game that hasn't been affected.

            Here's a prime example, Lucky Dy Lotto (Pick 5, 5/39) has an option for EZ Match........another dollar gets you another set of five numbers........if your firdst set matches any of them you win $1 to $500. The catch? The odds against winning $500 are 210,000 to 1. The odds against winning the jackpot are 575,757 to 1.

            The extra dollar would make a lot more sense just going on another jackpot ticket.

            But those running the lotteries know that not every player is informed and to paraphrase Field of Dreams they know that for plenty of players "If you offer it they will play."

            We once had a poll here about at what price ticket would you stop playung and some people said, "Never."

            "The extra dollar would make a lot more sense just going on another jackpot ticket."

            The PowerPlay option doesn't apply to the jackpot and the value is for the secondary prizes. If you think you're more likely to win a jackpot than matching the bonus number don't spend the extra buck. At the least PowerPlay doubles the winnings and you can't buy two PB tickets for $3 bucks.

            MM is different because you can buy an extra jackpot ticket for the cost of using their Megaplier option.

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              Posted: January 8, 2014, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

              "The extra dollar would make a lot more sense just going on another jackpot ticket."

              The PowerPlay option doesn't apply to the jackpot and the value is for the secondary prizes. If you think you're more likely to win a jackpot than matching the bonus number don't spend the extra buck. At the least PowerPlay doubles the winnings and you can't buy two PB tickets for $3 bucks.

              MM is different because you can buy an extra jackpot ticket for the cost of using their Megaplier option.

              Am I reading correctly that the multiplier doesn't apply to the 5+0 $2 million prize either?  If it doesn't that's just stupid.

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                Posted: January 8, 2014, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

                Am I reading correctly that the multiplier doesn't apply to the 5+0 $2 million prize either?  If it doesn't that's just stupid.

                I read the same thing, the 5 + 0 prize will remain at $2 million. And it won't help the 4 + 1 prize much either because it's already at four times.

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                  Posted: January 8, 2014, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

                  Stack47,

                  I was talking about the extra dollar going on antother Lucky Day Lotto ticket in the Illinois game.

                  Odds of 575,757 to 1 for the jackpot as oppossd to 210,000 to 1 for $500.

                  Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                  Lep

                  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.

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                    Posted: January 8, 2014, 11:21 pm - IP Logged

                    Stack47,

                    I was talking about the extra dollar going on antother Lucky Day Lotto ticket in the Illinois game.

                    Odds of 575,757 to 1 for the jackpot as oppossd to 210,000 to 1 for $500.

                    It's like playing two different games using the same numbers. Does it get lots of play?

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                      Posted: January 9, 2014, 12:25 am - IP Logged

                      Not that I know of, Stack47.

                      Most clerks say it gets very little play.

                      It goes like this if you play it:

                      Illinois Lucky Day Lotto .....EZ Match Yes

                      6  12  14  21  30

                      EZ Match

                      1 = $5

                      15 = $1

                      20 =  $5

                      31 = $100

                      32 = $500

                      So one of your numbers for the draw 6, 12, etc...would have to match one of the EZ Match numbrs printed on the ticket.

                      If you don't play EZ Match the ticket reads EZ Match No and no other set of numbers is given.

                      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                      Lep

                      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.

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                        Posted: January 9, 2014, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

                        Not that I know of, Stack47.

                        Most clerks say it gets very little play.

                        It goes like this if you play it:

                        Illinois Lucky Day Lotto .....EZ Match Yes

                        6  12  14  21  30

                        EZ Match

                        1 = $5

                        15 = $1

                        20 =  $5

                        31 = $100

                        32 = $500

                        So one of your numbers for the draw 6, 12, etc...would have to match one of the EZ Match numbrs printed on the ticket.

                        If you don't play EZ Match the ticket reads EZ Match No and no other set of numbers is given.

                        And which of the five numbers matching $1 and $500 is probably random so you can't bet a buck to win $500 on your favorite number. Some of these add on options give us better odds or payoffs for specific matches, but have no effect on the game we're playing. It doesn't make much sense when playing for a jackpot to make other side bets that can't win the jackpot.

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                          Posted: January 9, 2014, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

                          I was going down to NY State on Sunday Jan 19th to renew my tickets for the next 26 draws. I'm wondering if I won't be able to do the advance play for 26 draws since they are going to change things? Can someone check on that for me? If need be I'll wait until Jan 25/26 to go down and renew my tickets. Thanks

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                            Posted: January 9, 2014, 4:11 pm - IP Logged

                            And which of the five numbers matching $1 and $500 is probably random so you can't bet a buck to win $500 on your favorite number. Some of these add on options give us better odds or payoffs for specific matches, but have no effect on the game we're playing. It doesn't make much sense when playing for a jackpot to make other side bets that can't win the jackpot.

                            Most of those side bet games have nothing to do with the main games but you can't play them unless you're playing the main games.  Ohio has a similar game called the K-I-C-K-E-R which is an auto pick6 game that you play with Classic Lotto for an extra dollar and if you match 2 numbers or more in order starting with the first position you can win $1-$5000.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning one * 
                               
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                              Posted: January 9, 2014, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

                              I was going down to NY State on Sunday Jan 19th to renew my tickets for the next 26 draws. I'm wondering if I won't be able to do the advance play for 26 draws since they are going to change things? Can someone check on that for me? If need be I'll wait until Jan 25/26 to go down and renew my tickets. Thanks

                              If no one gets that information for you, you might try checking the New York lottery website.  Good luck.

                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning one * 
                                 
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