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New national lottery with a twist

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Posted: September 12, 2015, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

I wonder how this would work to share the wealth:

You have two drawings:

Your state drawing, to see who in your state won the lottery.  You pay 1 or 2.00 dollar for a ticket and the money goes to a national pot.

Next, a national drawing that picks the state that wins the money ( 50 balls ).  Ex.  Alabama wins, so, the winner of that state gets the national jackpot money.  The state gets the tax money and and everybody is happy.

And of course the ODDS would be a lot lower.

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    Posted: September 12, 2015, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

    This would be problematic, as the odds would be much better for inhabitants of low-population states.

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      Posted: September 12, 2015, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

      But at least the wealth would be spread around the 50 states.  And not just a handful of states.

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        Posted: September 12, 2015, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

        Suppose that California (population 38.8 million) sells 4 million tickets, and that Wyoming (population 584,000) sells 60 thousand tickets. Someone who bought a California ticket has a 1 in 200,000,000 chance of winning the jackpot, while someone with a Wyoming ticket has a 1 in 3,000,000 chance.

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          Read my beginning post again.  there's two drawings the state that you live in that will pick a winner.  then you have the National drawing that picks the winning state, which will have the person that wins the state drawing, which is the person who colects the national pot.  So, it does not matter how many people that live in Ca..

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            If I'm understanding it correctly, California would hold its drawing, where each ticket has a 1 in 4,000,000 chance of winning, and Wyoming would hold its drawing, where each ticket has a 1 in 60,000 chance of winning. Then there's the national drawing, where California and Wyoming each have a 1 in 50 chance of having the big winner.

            So a California ticket's chance of being the big winner is 1 in 4,000,000*50=200,000,000. A Wyoming ticket's chance is 1 in 60,000*50=3,000,000.

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              Posted: September 12, 2015, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

              I think I what you are saying.  You have more lottery players in Ca..  I'm trying to get more people to play the lottery every where.

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                Posted: September 12, 2015, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

                I have more lottery players in California because there are a lot more people in California. The city of Los Angeles alone (just LA proper, not including the rest of the metro area) has more than six times the population of the entire state of Wyoming.

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                  Posted: September 12, 2015, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

                  I get that there is more players in California.

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                    Posted: September 12, 2015, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

                    I wonder how this would work to share the wealth:

                    You have two drawings:

                    Your state drawing, to see who in your state won the lottery.  You pay 1 or 2.00 dollar for a ticket and the money goes to a national pot.

                    Next, a national drawing that picks the state that wins the money ( 50 balls ).  Ex.  Alabama wins, so, the winner of that state gets the national jackpot money.  The state gets the tax money and and everybody is happy.

                    And of course the ODDS would be a lot lower.

                    That sounds real interesting.  Will these balls have the name of the states on?  It would definitely put a stop to the influence the bigger populated states have on the lottery outcomes.

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                      Posted: September 12, 2015, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

                       Yes they should have the name of the states on all the balls.

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                        Posted: September 12, 2015, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

                        First draw, 50 winners, 50 states,  maybe they could get some type of prize.

                        Second drawing , will pick 1 of the 50 states,  =  1 of the 50 people that won in their state.

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                          Posted: September 12, 2015, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

                          I wonder how this would work to share the wealth:

                          You have two drawings:

                          Your state drawing, to see who in your state won the lottery.  You pay 1 or 2.00 dollar for a ticket and the money goes to a national pot.

                          Next, a national drawing that picks the state that wins the money ( 50 balls ).  Ex.  Alabama wins, so, the winner of that state gets the national jackpot money.  The state gets the tax money and and everybody is happy.

                          And of course the ODDS would be a lot lower.

                          Be a real trick if Alabama, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii or Mississippi won.

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

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                          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: September 12, 2015, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

                            Why would it be a real trick if they are in the game?

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                              Posted: September 12, 2015, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

                              Be a real trick if Alabama, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii or Mississippi won.

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                              you forgot Utah.

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