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Higher jackpots or better odds?

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higher jackpots but lower odds [ 7 ]  [21.21%]
better odds but lower jackpots [ 26 ]  [78.79%]
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Posted: July 9, 2016, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

I think a third major multi state lotto game with 1:25,000,000 odds with jackpots that  average payouts in the 10 million range would lure in more casual players

plenty of people would still try for the insane amounts I'm sure.

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    Posted: July 9, 2016, 9:34 pm - IP Logged

    I voted better odds....that being said.....the point of the lottery is to make money, and the harder it is, the less payouts per sales, and thus more profit. Better odds would mean higher payouts, so the ticket cost would need to be higher to make the same profit.

    "Don't waste time, it's the stuff life's made of..."

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      Posted: July 9, 2016, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

      I think a third major multi state lotto game with 1:25,000,000 odds with jackpots that  average payouts in the 10 million range would lure in more casual players

      plenty of people would still try for the insane amounts I'm sure.

      No occasional player is going to buy a ticket for $10 million when they can just use it to buy a ticket for hundreds of millions. State lottos like my state of NY have TERRIBLE sales because of its terrible payouts. 

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        Posted: July 9, 2016, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

        I voted better odds....that being said.....the point of the lottery is to make money, and the harder it is, the less payouts per sales, and thus more profit. Better odds would mean higher payouts, so the ticket cost would need to be higher to make the same profit.

        I agree, a $3 play and only paying out jackpots and second prizes would help.

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          Posted: July 9, 2016, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

          I agree, a $3 play and only paying out jackpots and second prizes would help.

          So far, I like the Lucky for Life game....new to NC....

          "Don't waste time, it's the stuff life's made of..."

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            Posted: July 9, 2016, 10:28 pm - IP Logged

            So far, I like the Lucky for Life game....new to NC....

            me too, but it doesn't even cover half of the states

            if it expanded all over perhaps the top prize could be increased

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              Posted: July 9, 2016, 11:17 pm - IP Logged

              I'm a rolling cash 5 fanatic. So I like the better odds and the 100-130k average pots. I want to hit that win so bad. 

              I do play mega and PB, but I feel like I need to stop those and just focus even more on RC5, because like everyone else... I aint hitting anything on the big games.

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                Posted: July 10, 2016, 12:26 am - IP Logged

                I play my states lottery, Megabucks, regularly. I haven't won a dime playing, though. It's jackpot is at $7.2million. That'd be just fine by me to win! I'd be quite content winning that! 

                But I still love the daydreams a PB or MM jackpot would afford.


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                  Posted: July 10, 2016, 12:33 am - IP Logged

                  No occasional player is going to buy a ticket for $10 million when they can just use it to buy a ticket for hundreds of millions. State lottos like my state of NY have TERRIBLE sales because of its terrible payouts. 

                  Because NY LOTTO is the most rigged game I have ever played

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                    Posted: July 10, 2016, 5:48 am - IP Logged

                    me too, but it doesn't even cover half of the states

                    if it expanded all over perhaps the top prize could be increased

                    If more states were added to Lucky for Life they would increase the numbers and make it more difficult to win.  It is set up for multiple winners the way it is.

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                      Posted: July 10, 2016, 8:58 am - IP Logged

                      I think a third major multi state lotto game with 1:25,000,000 odds with jackpots that  average payouts in the 10 million range would lure in more casual players

                      plenty of people would still try for the insane amounts I'm sure.

                      It would never fly. Most states already have lotto games with lower odds/jackpots.

                      Texas Lotto is 1:25,827,165 and the cash value Wed night is just over $4 million.

                      I play them all. MM, PB, Lotto, and 2 Step, plus the All or Nothing and Triple Chance.

                      There are all kinds of games with different odds and jackpots.

                      CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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                        Posted: July 10, 2016, 10:52 am - IP Logged

                        It would never fly. Most states already have lotto games with lower odds/jackpots.

                        Texas Lotto is 1:25,827,165 and the cash value Wed night is just over $4 million.

                        I play them all. MM, PB, Lotto, and 2 Step, plus the All or Nothing and Triple Chance.

                        There are all kinds of games with different odds and jackpots.

                        Exactly... 

                        I might of been ok with the last matrix changes if the power play and mega plier actually lived up to the hype and promises but those lower tier payouts aren't happening as much as I think they should be.

                        -RC

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                          Posted: July 10, 2016, 11:26 am - IP Logged

                          I think a third major multi state lotto game with 1:25,000,000 odds with jackpots that  average payouts in the 10 million range would lure in more casual players

                          plenty of people would still try for the insane amounts I'm sure.

                          Most states already have a game with better odds with jackpots of $5-25M.  Ohio has Classic Lotto(6/49) 1:13,983,816 with a $9M jackpot.  PB and MM were added hoping to lure more players for its local games but players prefer the $100M+ jackpots.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: July 10, 2016, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

                            i like the higher jackpots i play mm and pb religiously but i only play my state lotto once in awhile.  I know the odds but hitting 5/5 without the mega number on my state lotto , the wins average 20-50 thousand at most. Thats not life changing.

                             Someone did win 26 million on the state lotto at a i store i frequent so when the state goes bigger then like 20 mil i start playing it but its usually lower then that, so i don't play it that much.

                            A game i did like that i only seen once , i think it was like 2007 or 2008 was the million dollar raffle. tickets were 20 bucks each but i liked the odds on that. I guess it didn't do well because it they never offered that game again.

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                              Posted: July 10, 2016, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

                              i like the higher jackpots i play mm and pb religiously but i only play my state lotto once in awhile.  I know the odds but hitting 5/5 without the mega number on my state lotto , the wins average 20-50 thousand at most. Thats not life changing.

                               Someone did win 26 million on the state lotto at a i store i frequent so when the state goes bigger then like 20 mil i start playing it but its usually lower then that, so i don't play it that much.

                              A game i did like that i only seen once , i think it was like 2007 or 2008 was the million dollar raffle. tickets were 20 bucks each but i liked the odds on that. I guess it didn't do well because it they never offered that game again.

                              20k to 50k can change someone life...

                              life changing can simply mean to some that they finally have some money to take care of unfortunate things which have came their way... To others life changing means they don't ever have to be employed again... It's all perspectives.