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Mass. 6/42 & 6/49

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What should Mass. do with them?

6/42 cash option; 6/49 annuity [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
6/42 annuity; 6/49 cash option [ 1 ]  [14.29%]
Cash option for both games [ 3 ]  [42.86%]
Drop one; cash option for other [ 3 ]  [42.86%]
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Posted: May 26, 2003, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

Gotta wonder which will happen first-Mass. correcting its 6/42 and 6/49 games, or the Red Sox winning the World Series.


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    Posted: May 29, 2003, 1:44 am - IP Logged

    How many other lotto games haven't been changed in a dozen years?


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      Posted: May 31, 2003, 1:28 am - IP Logged

      For that matter, Mass Cash 5/35 hasn't been altered since 1991 either-in fact, it's still drawn just twice a week.


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        Posted: June 2, 2003, 3:42 pm - IP Logged
        Gary:

        Have you read this thread yet?

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          Posted: June 4, 2003, 7:23 am - IP Logged

          Mass. lottery should just give the cash option on all games numbers and instant. Should also give it all to you not 40% then taxed on the rest. they say win this amount but when you think about it by the time you get it 20yrs its not even worth say $1,000,000.00 if that is what is won.


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            Posted: June 4, 2003, 7:35 am - IP Logged
            JYM:

            All US big jackpot lottery games "will" continue to advertise the annuity value for the forseeable future, barring (unlikely) federal legislation requiring lotteries to automatically pay winners in lump sum.

            Mass. (and NY, where I live, to a lesser degree) continues to give in to the greed of companies which sell annuities, which is why those who win the 6/42, 6/49, and many of the Mass. scratch games cannot take the lump sum. (Mass. winners of MM _can_ take the cash, fortunately.)

            If you live near New Hampshire, you should consider playing "Hot Lotto". Likewise, if you're near Connecticut, give "Classic Lotto" a try.


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              Posted: June 7, 2003, 1:32 am - IP Logged

              I guess the new Mass. lottery director is in no hurry to "correct" his lottery. just as the new head in PA hasn't replaced Super-6 yet.

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                Posted: June 8, 2003, 6:47 am - IP Logged

                Unfortunatly true, I guess I'll have to just make do with the way Mass. is paying me my winnings. (Annuity may good for retirement, but winning the lottery not - investments now could pay off better in the long run) 


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                  Posted: June 8, 2003, 6:59 am - IP Logged
                  JYM, where in Mass. do you live?

                  NO lottery player should ever be forced to receive lottery winnings in periodic payments (other than a "lifetime" prize.)

                  At least Mass. allows MM winners to choose lump sum (I wonder how many times players have asked the Mass. Lottery why the 6/42 and 6/49 don't have a cash option).


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                    Posted: June 10, 2003, 1:29 am - IP Logged
                    Webmaster Todd says that his New Jersey Lottery is a good model for other states to follow. I agree.

                    NY and Mass. should look at NJ (all three sell MM).


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                      Posted: June 12, 2003, 1:46 am - IP Logged

                      After we '86' the PA Super-6, we need to work on getting Mass. to do something about its 6/49 and 6/42.


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                        Posted: June 14, 2003, 1:15 am - IP Logged

                        Especially now, you DON'T want to get a "Mass Millions" (6/49) instead of a "Mega Millions" ticket.


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                          Posted: June 15, 2003, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                          MASS-backwards?


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                            Posted: June 17, 2003, 11:18 pm - IP Logged

                            With MEGA MILLIONS at $175 million (6/20) there is NO EXCUSE whatsoever to play Mass. 6/42 and/or 6/49.


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                              Posted: June 20, 2003, 1:43 am - IP Logged

                              Many residents of New Hampshire used to live in Mass. Rumor has it that they left because of high taxes. Actually, they were fleeing because of the Mass. Lottery's numerous annuity-only games.