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98Clubs
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September 6th, 2013 at 10:05:58 PM permalink
The problem is most states use a closed circuit network of data-share (retailer to State-run game Operator) to keep the gaming in-State.
A competitor needs such a network. To consider using the Internet is even more difficult.
Some people need to reimagine their thinking.
98Clubs
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September 6th, 2013 at 10:14:01 PM permalink
Quote: Alan

I hope this isn't too off topic, but I would much rather have a reasonable chance of winning say $25k, than a snowballs(lightning strikes) chance at $500 million. I don't necessarily need $500 million, but $25k could do me(and a lot of others) some good.



Separately... +2
I'll take 40G's on a 1 in 200,000 chance for a buck. Worth it.
Some people need to reimagine their thinking.
FleaStiff
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September 6th, 2013 at 11:46:09 PM permalink
Quote: Alan

I hope this isn't too off topic, but I would much rather have a reasonable chance of winning say $25k, than a snowballs(lightning strikes) chance at $500 million. I don't necessarily need $500 million, but $25k could do me(and a lot of others) some good.

Ah, but a "Spanish Lottery" (one with what is essentially winner takes all, no consolation or trivial prizes) raises far more money that a more reasonable and egalitarian lottery of an impressive sum awarded to dozens and dozens of winners. (Spain, Portugal, Perth Australia, Irish sweepstakes).

And this "winner" of dribs and drabs is just false advertising. Thats like saying come to the casino and "win" a free drink or free key chain.
100xOdds
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September 7th, 2013 at 4:54:35 AM permalink
Quote: miplet

But that would only be 1 in 245,430,240 to win the jackpot instead of 1 in 258,890,850 :+)

Bellow will be the new return table based on a $15 Million Jackpot:

whitegoldcombinationsprobabilitypaysreturnmegaplier return
5110.000000003862632150000000.0579394752653480
50140.00000005407684410000000.0540768435809920.155020284932176
413500.0000013519210950000.0067596054476240.019377535616522
4049000.0000189268952535000.0094634476266740.027128549863131
31241500.000093282555177500.0046641277588610.0133704995754
303381000.00130595577248150.0065297788624050.01871869940556
215474000.00211440458401750.0105720229200840.03030646570424
2076636000.029601664176235000
1145844750.01770813839114120.0354162767822810.101526660109206
10641826500.247913937475967000
01121030140.04674948535261110.0467494853526110.134015191344151
001694421960.654492794936553000
25889085010.2321710635968790.499463886550387



is this the actual new prize structure?
cant find it on the website.

if it is, then the 4+1 prize of $5k is actually reduced from the current $10k.
worse odds and 1/2 the prize $.
WTF?!

the new prizes are also worse when hitting 3+0 and 3+1 compared to the current:


only the 0+1,1+1 and 4+0 have improved over the current.
but then again, people to buy lotto are math challenged...
Craps is paradise (Pair of dice). Lets hear it for the SpeedCount Mathletes :)

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