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Texas Lottery chief may lose job over jackpot snafu

Topic closed. 23 replies. Last post 11 years ago by CASH Only.

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konane's avatar - wallace
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Posted: July 4, 2005, 9:35 am - IP Logged

Lantern:

The twice daily Pick 3 drawings are valuable for tracking, believe it or not.  I use Prime Line and have found that numbers drift between the two games.

We need to add Pick 4, if they want more money.

Cash 5 is one of the best games Texas offers.  Texas Two-Step is good and should be kept as it is.  Texas Lotto should be replaced with a Lotto Classic-style game like Michigan has done with its 6-47 offering.  The old 6-50 game should replace  the 44/44 matrix. 

Don't think much will happen.  By the way, I'm from Amarillo.

Orangeman

The twice daily Pick 3 drawings are valuable for tracking, believe it or not.  I use Prime Line and have found that numbers drift between the two games."

They're probably using the same pool of ballsets for both games as GA does, but GA uses the same general pool of ballsets for ALL Cash 3 and Cash 4 drawings. 

Were you to email the TX Lottery they probably would tell you.

Good luck to everyone!

    LANTERN's avatar - kilroy 28_173_reasonably_small.jpg
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    Posted: July 4, 2005, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

    Lantern:

       

    The twice daily Pick 3 drawings are valuable for tracking, believe it or not.  I use Prime Line and have found that numbers drift between the two games.

    Yes, you are right and I know that, a quick look at both their histories and you see it.

    But then you have to keep track of both histories instead of just one of them.

    Adding a pick 4 draw to the 2 pick 3 ones, might farther maybe or not mix their past draws' patterns.

    Maybe this could be less of a problem if the pick 4 game just replaced one of the pick 3 draws, there is a chance that then you could use the pick 4 draw as you used the pick 3 draw for tracking and vise-versa.

    As to the old 6/50 game is good, but a 6/49 would be even much better in spite of the missing last digit. There is a very good reason for this.

    Yes, right now the Txcash5 might be the best game and the Tx2Step is not so bad, but I don't like bonus ball games, get rid of the bonus ball and it would be even much better maybe.

    One way or another they should add a pick 4 game.

     

     

     

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      Posted: July 4, 2005, 3:32 pm - IP Logged

      Lantern:

      We are mostly on the same page on this.  I personally like the Pick 3 twice a day and think they could add Pick 4 twice a day, too.  It would spread out the play, but it would also give more choice.  Midday drawings are always less because people just don't have time to play. 

      The 6/49 would be great, but I doubt if they would do it unless they began the jackpot at $1,000,000 cash with no annuity and no half jackpots awarded.  That would generate some excitement with little additional expenditure for the TLC.

      Orangeman                          Cheers

       

        Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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        Posted: July 5, 2005, 4:46 pm - IP Logged

        Texas Lottery chief may lose job over jackpot snafu

        Cool. If he does lose his job, he can show us how great the lottery is by playing LOL


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          Posted: July 5, 2005, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

          I'll check it out. I think the Bonus Ball is OK for Texas Two Step. However, I think Texas should not include the Bonus [Money] Ball in the Texas Lotto. They should go to a 6/56 game.


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            Posted: July 11, 2005, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

            A new matrix of 6/53-6/56 is fine with me.

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              Posted: July 26, 2005, 2:13 am - IP Logged

              good idea....

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                Posted: July 30, 2005, 2:15 am - IP Logged

                Sadly some important Texas Lottery Commision members "inflate jackpots" to sell more tickets. Of course this action deserves the fired of the responsible people because you as a customer have to paid for their mistakes.

                 

                you got that right....


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                  Posted: August 5, 2005, 10:27 am - IP Logged

                  I Agree!