|Posted: March 15, 2014, 3:59 am - IP Logged|
I am also very very disappointed with how the first $20 ticket came out either, primarily because of the break even prize structures.
Most of the $5 or $10 games are structured where you can win a dollar, double up, triple up, or quadruple up at attainable odds.
$25 - 1 in 30 to win 5 dollars
$50 - 1 in 22 to double up (2.5x)
$100 - 1 in 33 to 5x
The TICKET prize is under the presumption the player will be forced by the retailer to play another ticket (where odds are they will possibly lose) where as the $20 (break even) prize allows for the player to either buy another ticket or walk away. The retailers I usually buy tickets reimburses the TICKET purchase as cash so I can do whatever I want with it. The one place I seen it stictly enforced in the Lottery Store at Nipton (California / Nevada stateline).
TICKET has a 1 to 10 odds, $20 has a 1 in 8 odds. So 1 out of every 4 1/2 tickets will be a break even.
Playing 20 daily 3 numbers in straight gives you 1 in 50 chances to win about $400 - $600 (depending on the pari-mutuel), straight/box improves those chances to about 1 in 30 to win about $40-$300