Been thinking about something...
As it stands right now, the MATCH6 game on btcLottery.com has a .01 bet and the odds are 1 in 1,000,000 to win.
Now it already has 43 bets at this point, and those bets will stay until there is a winner.
But right now, you have to match the numbers exactly, for instance if the winning number is 3-1-2-6-7-4, your ticket has to read exactly 3-1-2-6-7-4.
As I said the odds are: 10x10x10x10x10x10 = 1,000,000.
Thinking about adding a BOX option (meaning your numbers can play in any order to win), which would reduce the odds to 1 in 1,389:
10x10x10x10x10x10 / 1*2*3*4*5*6 = 1388.88888888... (I think I'm doing that right)
And to designate your bet/ticket as a boxed option, you would include an extra .1 btc in your bet.
So to play UNBOXED, your bet would have to be .01 btc.
But to play your ticket BOXED, your bet would have to be .11 btc
This adds an extra .1 to the prize pot per bet, and also designates to us and the world that your ticket is to be played BOXED.
This would reduce the odds for that ticket to win drastically, but the prize pool would rise significantly as well. It's not a perfect cost/odds application (odds/1000 - bet*10), but I think it would make the game more interesting...
Thought about making the bet need 1btc to box it, meaning the boxed bet would have to be 1.01 btc, but I'm no dummy, I know noone will put $25+ dollars into a lottery just to box the ticket.
I am asking this question here because:
1) This is the only place I advertise this lottery
2) I don't want to be unfair to those 43 (or less) folks who have already placed bets.
But at the same time, I think this might be an interesting idea and don't want to wait forever to implement it if you guys also think it's an interesting idea...
So, what do you all think? Open to suggestions, criticisms, slaps in the face, and of course, donations