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California Lottery to consider multi-state game

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In the California Lottery commission meeting next week, lottery staffers will present a report to the commission about the potential for California to join a multi-state lottery game.

The will be the first presentation of this kind to the commission.  The group giving the presentation has not publicly revealed the content of their presentation.

The presentation will be made by employees of the California Lottery, and will not include presentations from the multi-state gaming groups, such as MUSL (Multi-State Lottery Association) and the Mega Millions Group.

California is presently a member of MUSL, although it does not currently participate in any of its game offerings.

California Lottery commission meetings are open to the public.

The meeting will be held February 8, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. PST at California Lottery Commission Headquarters, 600 N. 10th Street in Sacramento.

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Calscorp's avatar - dnk st
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Posted: February 2, 2005, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

California members, cross your fingers. Ii's about time they consider this one.

    mrmst's avatar - disney14
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    Posted: February 2, 2005, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

    I hope they go with Powerball - that game could use a sales boost to get back on a par with Mega Millions.

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      Posted: February 2, 2005, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

      I would prefer CA join Powerball since Mega Million members NY and TX require the cash/annuity choice when you play; CA Super Lotto Plus does also. All PB members allow the choice after you win.

        twisted's avatar - underground
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        Posted: February 2, 2005, 6:03 pm - IP Logged
        Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on February 2, 2005

        I would prefer CA join Powerball since Mega Million members NY and TX require the cash/annuity choice when you play; CA Super Lotto Plus does also. All PB members allow the choice after you win.






        In NJ you have to select cash or annuity when you play.
          DoctorEw220's avatar - alien helmet.jpg
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          Posted: February 3, 2005, 1:55 am - IP Logged

          i could see CA joining Mega Millions instead of Powerball, since the MUSL kinda screwed CA over by not creating a multi-nation game.

          I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.


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            Posted: February 3, 2005, 10:25 am - IP Logged

            twisted:

            New Jersey allows winners to change their minds.

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              Posted: February 3, 2005, 10:46 am - IP Logged

              If CA joined Mega Millions, I think they would change the starting jackpot to $15 million.  I cannot make the same prediction if they joined Powerball.

               

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                DoctorEw220's avatar - alien helmet.jpg
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                Posted: February 4, 2005, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

                whatever game CA joins, it will kill it. the population of CA, as well as that percentage that plays the lottery will make it so CA players hit the jackpot very often. look at CA's super lotto plus. the jackpot gets hit over half the time.

                I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                  Posted: February 5, 2005, 12:46 am - IP Logged

                  I think it would depend on sales for a while before they change the starting pot. It would be nice if they joined something though. With the right changes to mega or powerball it would generate large pots and a large amount of cash for the states in it.

                  I don't feel bad if most winners would be from Ca. Ultimately you stand as much a chance as anyone and I could care less if someone wins from WA state unless its me or someone in my family.

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                    Posted: February 5, 2005, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

                    they would have to expand the matrix of the game to the point where it could be 5/99+1/99 if CA joins, just so they can see a rollover.

                    I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

                      DoctorEw220's avatar - alien helmet.jpg
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                      Posted: February 5, 2005, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

                      CA has too large a population that the state alone could sell every combination for the game, making it impossible for a rollover to occur.

                      I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

                        Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
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                        Posted: February 7, 2005, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

                        If California does join a game it will be Mega Millions.  I mean Pennsylvania was a big state to join Powerball and a state with over 30 million...wow.  Whatever game they do decide....even though I know it will be MM expect a matrix change.  Probably a ticket price change to $2 and starting jackpots at least $20,000,000.  They would not have to increase the matrix that much.  I say they would make it 5/60 X 60.  I believe that would make the odds 1 in 500 million which should be about right.  If they do raise the matrix to that they would finally get a $500 million jackpot that they once promised.  I guess we will just have to wait and watch to see what happens.

                        Brad