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Do people like their state lottery draw games?

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Posted: February 26, 2014, 10:28 am - IP Logged

Hi everyone,

Just curious to know what people think of their state lottery games? I'm in Mass and if I just count Mass draw games only, then we have Mass Cash with top prize of 100,000 for getting 5 numbers out of 35 or Megabucks Doubler where you have to get 6 out of 49 and prizes are not too high on that game. We do have Lucky for Life but that is played in other New England states as well so it's not just a Mass game. I am not someone who plays pick 3 or pick 4 since I would prefer to play games with bigger prizes. When I hear about other state lottery draw games in places like Ohio, Florida, New York etc. it seems like in those states a person could win in the millions and we don't have that same kind of draw game in this state. Don't get me wrong I would love to win 100,000 on Mass Cash (the most I've won is 10 dollars playing it). Also I like Lucky for Life where the top prize is 1,000 a day for life (or you can take a lump sum) and 2nd prize on that game is 25,000 a year for life or the lump sum of 390,000 before taxes. Since that is played in other states I don't consider that a Mass game only and wish it didn't cost 2 dollars to play. It just seems like some states have better draw games than my state does. People rarely win the jackpot on Megabucks Doubler or Lucky for Life. Just wondered what other people think?

    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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    Posted: February 26, 2014, 10:40 am - IP Logged

    Tennessee's games are always lame.

    And the hillfolk ain't allowed to win.

    Just them flatlanders out west.

    Orders of the Dragon Lady.

    But it don't make no nevermind nohow.

    Cuz we play in Virginia anyway.

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      Posted: February 26, 2014, 11:07 am - IP Logged

      Texas has pretty good games/payouts..Texas lotto goes up only 250K at lower amounts, might like to see that improve a smidge.....Scratchers are pretty good..no complaints from this player Thumbs Up

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        Posted: February 26, 2014, 11:18 am - IP Logged

        Hi rdgrnr,

        I always like your replies, can always use a good laugh. I've heard your state is not the greatest for playing the lottery so I can understand if you play in Virginia.

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          Posted: February 26, 2014, 11:19 am - IP Logged

          I love the Florida Lottery.

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            Posted: February 26, 2014, 11:30 am - IP Logged

            California games are OK-there is no  tax on lottery winnings, but you get nailed on State Tax on other goods, its trade off.. .l guess.

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              Posted: February 26, 2014, 11:56 am - IP Logged

              Hi rdgrnr,

              I always like your replies, can always use a good laugh. I've heard your state is not the greatest for playing the lottery so I can understand if you play in Virginia.

              Thank ya kindly, shyguitar.

              Yeah, I buy all my state games in Virginia cuz they have real ball drawings instead of the fake computer "drawings" Tennessee has.

              I'll even occasionally buy Kentucky Lottery tickets at their stand at the Kentucky State Fair.

              They're usually set up between the "Deep-Fried Breaded Margarine Sticks" and the Pavillion where they hold "The Loudest Fart In Kentucky" contest.

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                Posted: February 26, 2014, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

                Thank ya kindly, shyguitar.

                Yeah, I buy all my state games in Virginia cuz they have real ball drawings instead of the fake computer "drawings" Tennessee has.

                I'll even occasionally buy Kentucky Lottery tickets at their stand at the Kentucky State Fair.

                They're usually set up between the "Deep-Fried Breaded Margarine Sticks" and the Pavillion where they hold "The Loudest Fart In Kentucky" contest.

                Hi rdgrnr,

                Love the "Deep-Fried and the "Loudest Fart". I've heard of some fairs that will deep fry just about anything.

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                  Posted: February 26, 2014, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

                  Thank ya kindly, shyguitar.

                  Yeah, I buy all my state games in Virginia cuz they have real ball drawings instead of the fake computer "drawings" Tennessee has.

                  I'll even occasionally buy Kentucky Lottery tickets at their stand at the Kentucky State Fair.

                  They're usually set up between the "Deep-Fried Breaded Margarine Sticks" and the Pavillion where they hold "The Loudest Fart In Kentucky" contest.

                  Your   Killin '  me   Ridge     ROFL    Green laugh    LOL

                   

                   

                  Yep............thats  why  I  dont  go  to  the  Kentucky  State  Fair  anymore 

                   

                  I  sure  miss  those   "  Deep-Fried  Breaded  Margarine  Sticks  "  though  Unhappy   

                   

                  You  kinda  had  to  eat   those  fast

                   

                   

                  I  sure  dont  miss  the   Pavillion   though 

                   

                  I  remember   one  year  the  Ky. lottery  set their stand up too close to the  Pavillion , and a lot of their  scratch off tickets got damaged  Scared

                   

                  Last time I was up there , I noticed that they had moved the stand farther on down  the roll  Yes Nod

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                    Posted: February 26, 2014, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

                    Ohio have several great games and most have live ball drawings. 

                    Ohio's Rolling Cash5(5/39) starts at $100K and rolls everyday until it's won.  It's usually won about 5-8 times every month with jackpots of $100-$500K.

                    Ohio's Classic Lotto(6/49) starts at $1M and rolls $100K+ every drawing until it's won.  It can go a year or more before it's won and right now it's at $61M+ which makes it among the top three jackpots in the country with the best odds of winning to boot.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: February 26, 2014, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

                      I like the Ohio Lottery Games because right now you get a Bonus for the Red ball if it shows.. 10% I think?

                      If the white balls show you get nothing!  Only for the Pick 3 Games for Ohio it is limited right now.

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                        Posted: February 26, 2014, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

                        California games are OK-there is no  tax on lottery winnings, but you get nailed on State Tax on other goods, its trade off.. .l guess.

                        Thumbs Down Our California games are stale, haven't been updated in ages. Many other states are being innovative and creative with new games, but not us here in CA. We should take some cues from best of other states:

                        Daily 3/4 - Need to up the payout above 50% to 60% like many states have, or add the Plus Fireball feature that Illinois has on their Pick 3/4 that also ups the total payout to 60-62%.

                        Fantasy 5 - Need to increase the matrix, not properly sized for the playing population. Puny starting amount $50,000 gets won too often. Should change from 5/39 to 5/42 matrix and start jackpot at $100,000.

                        Daily Derby - Get rid of it. Horrible $2 game. Replace it with the All or Nothing game like Texas and many other states have been adding.

                        Maybe look at one of these new class of multiple line 4 of 4 games like MO Triple Play and AZ Weekly Winnings. Don't know what you call 'em: Multi-4-Play? Confused

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                          Posted: February 26, 2014, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

                          I said " OK" not great. In your post you did mention " fantasy 5 which starts at $50k  is won too often", for folk who never win at anything, that's great. Daily Derby is total crap, l have yet to see anyone purchase a ticket, l kid you not.
                          Overall your assessment of the games are right on. Stale, not Great- but ok.
                          See- l was right.

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                            Posted: February 26, 2014, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

                            I like Mass Cash and Megabucks Doubler. Lucky For Life is not my game.

                            That money's gone fo ever

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                              Posted: February 26, 2014, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

                              I said " OK" not great. In your post you did mention " fantasy 5 which starts at $50k  is won too often", for folk who never win at anything, that's great. Daily Derby is total crap, l have yet to see anyone purchase a ticket, l kid you not.
                              Overall your assessment of the games are right on. Stale, not Great- but ok.
                              See- l was right.

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                              OK, I interpreted your OK like a waitress asking, "is everything OK?"

                              Fantasy 5 gets won every other day, many times at only $50K and then gets split by multiple winners. I only suggest changing the matrix slightly to 5/42 so it will average a few wins a week,(every 3-4 days or so) starting at $100K and then rolling to half a million will be more common.

                              Right now our CA Fantasy 5 matrix of 5/39 is too small for the size of state and player base, unless we get split up into 6 parts like billionaire Tim Draper wants. Wink