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'Hot Lotto'-revise it?

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Should Hot Lotto have higher jackpots?

Yes [ 8 ]  [72.73%]
No [ 3 ]  [27.27%]
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Posted: June 26, 2003, 5:16 am - IP Logged
I've become increasing convinced that for MUSL "Hot Lotto" to attract more Powerball members (the HL game started in April 2002), there should be higher jackpot potential.

I would consider the following:

**Add four numbers in the first drum (to 43) but keep the number of "Hot Balls" at 19 (longer jackpot odds, but little change in OVERALL odds of winning);

**no changes to lower tier prizes;

**lengthen the annuity from 25 payments to 30.

This presumably would allow a starting $1 million jackpot by $100,000 per rollover, even before getting a sdventh MUSL member into Hot Lotto.

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    Posted: June 26, 2003, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

    Hi Cash,



    I respectfully disagree. In my mind there can be absolutely NO justification for INCREASING the number field, ANY number field.



    Sacrificing odds for an increased jackpot only enriches the states who do the lottery. It does NOTHING for the player.



    I liken the increased jackpot to a carrot on a string-- you can see it, you can reach for it, but you can't grab it and eat it-- it's always something that is ahead of you!


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      Posted: June 26, 2003, 2:06 pm - IP Logged
      Greg:

      You have a very good argument. I just think that AT LEAST ONE other lottery should have signed onto Hot Lotto after it started.

      I think the future of Hot Lotto depends mostly on whether North Dakota wants it (as ND will be limited to multi-state games).


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        Posted: June 28, 2003, 1:53 am - IP Logged

        I also would consider moving Hot Lotto from Wed & Sat to the previous nights, Tuesday & Friday.


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          Posted: June 29, 2003, 5:42 am - IP Logged

          People who live in VT, but drive to New Hampshire to play Hot Lotto, will still have to go to NH even after VT joins PB this week.


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            Posted: July 2, 2003, 9:16 pm - IP Logged
            $2,100,000 for Saturday, 7/5.

            The PB jackpot is helping sales of Hot Lotto.

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              Posted: July 3, 2003, 5:25 am - IP Logged

              Well...not really. It's been rolling over at $50K annuity intervals since this jackpot cycle began.


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                Posted: July 3, 2003, 5:30 am - IP Logged
                smd:

                50k apparently is the "guaranteed" rollover.

                Go to the Hot Lotto section of the MUSL website, and compare the number of winners in each category to the previous Wednesday.


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                  Posted: July 5, 2003, 9:06 pm - IP Logged
                  $2,150,000 for Wednesday, 7/9.

                  A _very_ noticeable increase in the total number of winners vs the previous Saturday, 6/28.


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                    Posted: July 10, 2003, 2:25 am - IP Logged

                    $2.2 million for Saturday, 7/12.


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                      Posted: July 10, 2003, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

                      Hope those bikers in South Dakota will be playing!


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                        Posted: July 11, 2003, 7:05 am - IP Logged
                        With ND agreeing to sell Hot Lotto, I'd like to see the top field go to 40 numbers (5/40 + 1/19), keeping the eight lower-tier prizes as is, and lengthening the annuity to 30 payments, so that 100k jackpot rolls are easier to achieve. (The overall odds of winning would be so SLIGHTLY longer, you'd need a microscope.)

                        Now we have to get Maine (after they join MUSL), DC, Delaware, PA, and RI to sell it.

                        Of course, Connecticut would be a big help, but their 6/44 IS a very good game. I'd support CT switching lottos.


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                          Posted: July 12, 2003, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

                          $2,250,000 for Wednesday, July 16. Maybe it'll keep rolling until North Dakota joins.

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                            Posted: July 13, 2003, 6:18 am - IP Logged

                            I doubt it. Isn't the highest ever for Hot Lotto around $3 Mil?


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                              Posted: July 13, 2003, 6:46 am - IP Logged

                              I say, yes Hot Lotto should push the jackpots up and pay ONLY ANNUITY.  You see, that will get the players really playing the game.

                              Don't blow all your winnings in one place - Choose Annuity