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End of sweet million is june 30, 2014

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Posted: May 22, 2014, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

According to my dealer who is very much in the know. To be replaced with a win for life jackpot game of $1000 a day for life.


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    Posted: May 22, 2014, 11:59 pm - IP Logged

    According to my dealer who is very much in the know. To be replaced with a win for life jackpot game of $1000 a day for life.

    I assume you mean the scratcher?

    I would hate for them to pull the Sweet Million lotto random physical generator game.

    They should pull the Lotto game, or at least make a score of 3/6 pay more than a dollar.

    When I get a 3/6 and only win a dollar, a large part of me want to cry.

    I would imagine there is still at least 5 million in unclaimed scratchers out there for this game.

    Problem is they are collecting a lot of dust.  If I was going through crack withdrawal, I might buy more SM scratchers.

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      Posted: May 23, 2014, 1:02 am - IP Logged

      No, the jackpot game on Mondays and Thursdays. To be replaced with a win for life type ackpot game equal to $1,000 a day for life.  off

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        Posted: May 23, 2014, 1:02 am - IP Logged

        Never liked SM and i'm not really excited about whats next. Hope they prove me wrong. That would be great if they joined the Lucky for life. Funny we posted the same time.

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          Posted: May 23, 2014, 2:22 am - IP Logged

          They could have decided to do weekly drawings, eventually for Saturday.

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            Posted: May 23, 2014, 7:31 am - IP Logged

            No, the jackpot game on Mondays and Thursdays. To be replaced with a win for life type ackpot game equal to $1,000 a day for life.  off

            Too bad!  While nobody liked Sweet Million, and I completely understand why they didnt, I played it because it offered such low odds (in terms of lottery odds) to win a million bucks.

            When you say "jackpot game", do you mean a scratch off game (pre-printed tickets) or an online game where the terminal prints out the ticket? 

            I'm thinking  you mean the new game will be an online game like Sweet Million, Take5 or Lotto.

            Even tho I'm sorry to see SM go, thanks for the info.

            About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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              Posted: May 23, 2014, 4:00 pm - IP Logged

              According to my dealer who is very much in the know. To be replaced with a win for life jackpot game of $1000 a day for life.

              Your guy might be "in the know", but so is every other Lottery Retailer.   They all know.  I stopped in a few places today and asked about SM going away.  They all had heard the news.

              About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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                Posted: May 23, 2014, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

                ...and, what's your point?


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                  Posted: May 23, 2014, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

                  ...and, what's your point?

                  his point is subliminal.

                  However, I would imagine that NYL could increase sales with a promotion.

                  The old buy five get three promotion was like offering ice cream to a child.

                  But did they try and press it. No. 

                  They are suffering from sales, but did they try and be daring and offer this promotion in the last 12 months?

                  No.

                  Now they took all our money, and dont even want to try and give half of it back. 

                  This could be the scam of the century.

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                    Posted: May 24, 2014, 12:48 am - IP Logged

                    This is good news.  I've been saying for quite some time now that Sweet Million ought to be replaced with a Win For Life draw game.  SM did offer a reasonable (as far as lotteries go) chance to win a million bucks, but nobody was playing (therefore, nobody was winning the million) and the lower tier prizes stunk out loud.

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                      Posted: May 24, 2014, 11:15 am - IP Logged

                      This is good news.  I've been saying for quite some time now that Sweet Million ought to be replaced with a Win For Life draw game.  SM did offer a reasonable (as far as lotteries go) chance to win a million bucks, but nobody was playing (therefore, nobody was winning the million) and the lower tier prizes stunk out loud.

                      I think you're right about everything you said, although I do think a core group of players existed that played SM religiously.

                      When you look at the prize payout page for Sweet Million on The NYL website, the number of winners for each prize category was consistently the same from drawing to drawing.

                      I like the idea of a win for life draw game myself, they have one that's played jointly in the 6 New England states, but the jackpot odds are 13 million to 1, and it's 2 bucks per line.

                      About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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                        Posted: June 8, 2014, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

                        The NYL's problem iz, they don't broadcast the game drawing on tv. NOT EVERYBODY HAS ACCESS TO THE INTERNET. But they have access to a few hard earned dollars to lose. It don't matter how much you promote a game, if the elderly or internet deprived individuals do not see it televised on tv, they forget about it. And so would we. What's up with ABC? They used to broadcast the drawings during the newscast. Now they just flash them accross the screen. That makes them feel left out. And that's not right. "CASH40", was replaced by "TAKE5" "SWEET MILLIONS" is basically an exact replica game of "CASH40". And I liked both games.

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                          Posted: June 8, 2014, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

                          The NYL's problem iz, they don't broadcast the game drawing on tv. NOT EVERYBODY HAS ACCESS TO THE INTERNET. But they have access to a few hard earned dollars to lose. It don't matter how much you promote a game, if the elderly or internet deprived individuals do not see it televised on tv, they forget about it. And so would we. What's up with ABC? They used to broadcast the drawings during the newscast. Now they just flash them accross the screen. That makes them feel left out. And that's not right. "CASH40", was replaced by "TAKE5" "SWEET MILLIONS" is basically an exact replica game of "CASH40". And I liked both games.

                          I remember CASH40!! 

                          I liked the game too, but if my memory serves me correctly, it started out at $100,000 and rolled to $200,000 if nobody won it.  It'd roll $100,000 with each successive drawing and would usually get to $300,000 and somebody would hit it. Very rarely did it ever get up to $500,000 or above.

                          Sweet Milly is/was $1,000,000 every drawing if you hit all six numbers.

                          About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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                            Posted: June 8, 2014, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

                            Yes indeed. In fact, I still have a "Cash40" ticket and a couple-a blank play cards. I hate to say it but the NY lottery has a bad history of creating babies and then killing them off @ an early age. That's $um $ad $hit y'all. REALLY. ----asife----

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                              Posted: June 16, 2014, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

                              First, I would like to comment on what some people have said.  LottoBoner feels that maybe the New York Lotto game should be discontinued.  I say that Pick 10 should be discontinued.  Pick 10's odds are 2.32 times harder than Sweet Million, and has a top prize of only 1/2 that of Sweet Million.  I have not played Pick 10 in more than 15 1/2 years (yes, I am that old), and don't intend to in the foreseeable future.

                              SergeM feels that maybe Sweet Million should be once a week on a Saturday.  Why not Sunday?  None of these twice-weekly games (Powerball, Mega Millions, Cash 4 Life, and New York Lotto) are played on Sunday.  And considering that all of the daily games are held on Sunday, it is not like Sunday is some sacred day to not play the lottery.

                              asife00 mentioned that Sweet Million's drawings were not broadcast on television.  Unfortunately, neither will Cash 4 Life's drawings.

                              On a per-dollar basis, Cash 4 Life is actually 1.93 times harder to win than New York Lotto.  Also, Cash 4 Life has another double-negative.  Unlike Sweet Million, if there is more than one winner, these people will all end up splitting the top prize, whereas up to five people could win the $1 million top prize in each Sweet Million drawing.  Also, unlike Powerball, Mega Millions, and New York Lotto, the Cash 4 Life top prize will not roll over to the next drawing if nobody wins.

                              According to the New York Lottery's Web Site, there were no winners in the last ten drawings of Sweet Million.  On a per-dollar basis, Cash 4 Life will be 11.38 times harder to win than Sweet Million.  Be prepared to see a lot of Cash 4 Life drawings with no winners of the top prize.

                              The Cash 4 Life top prize is guaranteed to pay out for at least 20 years.  That would make a total of around $7.3 million.  As of the time of this writing, New York Lotto's annuitized jackpot is $9 million paid out over 26 years.  Considering that New York Lotto has the easier chance of winning on a per-dollar basis, you are better off playing New York Lotto instead of Cash 4 Life.  I know I don't intend on playing Cash 4 Life in the foreseeable future.