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New national lottery with a twist

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Posted: September 13, 2015, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

Hi Teddi,  thanks for the info.  It would be nice if the lottery people came up with something that got more people to play the lottery and as a result jackpot winnings were spread out much better than they are now.

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    Posted: September 14, 2015, 6:54 am - IP Logged

    The ticket could be 2.00, and 1.00 could go to the state and 1.00 could go to the national game.  Yes, each state would have their own drawing to get 1 winner in each state.  Than the national drawing which hopefully will happen a lot more often than mm and pb, may-be right after all 50 states have their winners.  The dollar for the state game can be broken down into smaller amounts for second and third tier prizes.  But the big dollars would be the amount from the nation.

     

    I think that every state can produce a winner,  it's all in how you set in up.

     

    I guess my point is to get more people to play lottery and to have more winners/millionaires.  If people think something is fair, I think more people will play from every state.

    Again, first you are playing against your own state, and than you are playing against the nation.  So, I think that it would not matter how many people are playing in one state for the national game.

     

    I hope this makes sense.

    The Canadian 6/49 Lottery has a guaranteed $1 Million prize every draw -- I believe its based on ticket numbers, but only one prize for the whole country. 

    The model you propose would be fun, but difficult to implement.  States might be reluctant to sign on to another National Lottery in addition to MM and PB.  Also, the State level prize would have to be variable, based on the size of the population.  Otherwise, why would NY, CA, etc. sign up to let some of their ticket sales go to subsidize prizes in the other 48 states, with no chance of it ever going the other way?

    I agree that a Lottery with lots of substantial, but reasonable prizes would be very attractive.  $1Million is enough to be life-changing -- just not in the "lifestyles of the rich and famous" way.  I think good marketing and reasonable ticket prices combined with good odds of winning something would be a success. 

    Just keep the guy who developed Monopoly well away from it!

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      The Canadian 6/49 Lottery has a guaranteed $1 Million prize every draw -- I believe its based on ticket numbers, but only one prize for the whole country. 

      The model you propose would be fun, but difficult to implement.  States might be reluctant to sign on to another National Lottery in addition to MM and PB.  Also, the State level prize would have to be variable, based on the size of the population.  Otherwise, why would NY, CA, etc. sign up to let some of their ticket sales go to subsidize prizes in the other 48 states, with no chance of it ever going the other way?

      I agree that a Lottery with lots of substantial, but reasonable prizes would be very attractive.  $1Million is enough to be life-changing -- just not in the "lifestyles of the rich and famous" way.  I think good marketing and reasonable ticket prices combined with good odds of winning something would be a success. 

      Just keep the guy who developed Monopoly well away from it!

      "why would NY, CA, etc. sign up to let some of their ticket sales go to subsidize prizes in the other 48 states, with no chance of it ever going the other way"

      Think how much and how long the other states have been subsidizing prizes in those few states that too often win.  This is about making things right letting every state have a fair chance, instead of no chance.

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        Posted: September 14, 2015, 9:59 am - IP Logged

        Yes, it would be very hard to set up this game to make it fair for everybody.  I would hope that the state part would give maybe a little more than 1 million.  But at least the state game would not have to be up against large populated states.

        Thanks for the info.

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          Posted: September 14, 2015, 11:11 am - IP Logged

          Yes, Pickone4me,  My thought was for each state to keep their own money as far as for the state part of the game.