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Weekly Multi-State Raffle

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Posted: October 25, 2014, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

Who would be in favor of a weekly mult-state raffle type game?? Similar to maybe your states

once or twice a year raffle type game they do now but maybe offer bigger payouts or more winners.

Limit the sales to 1 million. $20 per ticket. Have xx amount of grand prize winners and you got your

best odds at winning a million (or whatever the jackpot is set to) 

Most states pick 6 games are lagging in sales. I think states should scrap their pick 6 games

and jump on board to a Muti-state raffle.

 

Thoughts??

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    Posted: October 25, 2014, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

    I love raffles but due to their high price per ticket I wouldn't play them weekly. Once of twice a year is good for me.

    Say, you are not the Chris Chase that used to be a blogger for Yahoo Sports in 2012, are you? That guy was not getting any love on the comments section.

    That money's gone fo ever

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      Posted: October 25, 2014, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

      LOL I used to love the comments on Chris Chase's "great" written stories but I did model my user name after him.

      I do get your point on the $20 price point being a deterrent but given that I would give up playing the local pick six 

      and the MM as well as PB games for a weekly shot at it. The catch with the raffles is there is a winner(s) every single time

      and with lower odds it tends to give the buyer greater hope and dreams. 

      Just throwing it out there.

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        Posted: October 26, 2014, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

        I play the new year PA millionaire raffle every year when I visit there for thanksgiving. It's the best organized raffle that I have ever played and that's why I play it. I'm hoping it comes back this year.

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          Posted: October 26, 2014, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

          I play the same one as well as the July4th one that they have. 

          4 winners of $1MIL each as well as some lower tier prizes including some 

          100K ones. They limit the tickets to 500 thousand.

          and with (4) million dollar winners it gives you a 1 in 125,000 chance.

          With those odds on a weekly basis I would gladly give up MM ..PB..pick 6

          as well as pick 3 and 4. for a $20 weekly shot at it.

          I would still play the cash 5 though as it is one of the better payouts/per odds game

          especially when the jackpots roll.

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            Posted: November 18, 2014, 10:49 am - IP Logged

            I see that the PA millionaire raffle is back. You going for it Chris? How hard? I'm thinking I'll get 2 tickets when I go there for thanksgiving. That's equivalent of 40 MM lines Bandit

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              Posted: November 18, 2014, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

              I play the new year PA millionaire raffle every year when I visit there for thanksgiving. It's the best organized raffle that I have ever played and that's why I play it. I'm hoping it comes back this year.

              Happy to see it's back. Buying a ticket or maybe more this upcoming Friday. PA conducts two raffles per year limited to 500,000 tickets. On an aside, from what I recall, PA did try selling 625,000 once, but had to resort to discounting tickets to sell out, and barely made it.

              For players seeking $1 million, with similar odds of winning at that price-point, outside of the raffle, there's PA Quinto, and similar games in some other states, that pay $50,000 per dollar wagered. Playing $20 on the same number in PA Quinto gives one better odds of winning $1 million at 1 in 100,000...

              Though overall odds are much better for the PA millionaire raffle than PA Quinto when factoring in the thousands of lower tier prizes - the main appeal of the raffle to many ... even if one doesn't hit the big one, there's a combined 1 in 83 chance of winning $100, $1000, or even $100,000 instead.

              As for a continuously running simple, no frills multi-state raffle, the novelty would likely wear off. And from a sales aspect, could cannibalize other number games. The new MMC game, when the top prize is hit, is a multi-state raffle, but is designed and marketed as more than that.

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                Posted: November 18, 2014, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

                Happy to see it's back. Buying a ticket or maybe more this upcoming Friday. PA conducts two raffles per year limited to 500,000 tickets. On an aside, from what I recall, PA did try selling 625,000 once, but had to resort to discounting tickets to sell out, and barely made it.

                For players seeking $1 million, with similar odds of winning at that price-point, outside of the raffle, there's PA Quinto, and similar games in some other states, that pay $50,000 per dollar wagered. Playing $20 on the same number in PA Quinto gives one better odds of winning $1 million at 1 in 100,000...

                Though overall odds are much better for the PA millionaire raffle than PA Quinto when factoring in the thousands of lower tier prizes - the main appeal of the raffle to many ... even if one doesn't hit the big one, there's a combined 1 in 83 chance of winning $100, $1000, or even $100,000 instead.

                As for a continuously running simple, no frills multi-state raffle, the novelty would likely wear off. And from a sales aspect, could cannibalize other number games. The new MMC game, when the top prize is hit, is a multi-state raffle, but is designed and marketed as more than that.

                I got one so far. Will get a few more here and there.

                As i understand that new MMC game I am attracted to that raffle

                portion of it. When/if it gets up in the 50-60 Millionaire prizes

                I may just throw $100 on it. 

                 

                A few years back here in Jersey they ran a cash 5 promotion. It was buy 5 cash tickets on a single

                ticket and you get a "free" entry into a special $500k raffle. Trying to boost sales.

                They only did it one time. 

                 

                I will look at that Quinto game/odds. Sometimes I jump on Treasure hunt when it hasn't been hit in 5 or so days (rare)