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Connecticut Gov. considers dumping Powerball

Topic closed. 65 replies. Last post 11 years ago by CASH Only.

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Posted: July 26, 2005, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

Some people just freak out about any change. Most players are just tired of the crummy little jackpots Powerball has been offering for a long time now. A game with the odds that Powerball has should have much larger pots instead of what would be a normal state lottery.

Not the issue.  At least, not for me, and evidently not for CT decision makers.

The issue is whether the States participating in an agreement with PB have right, reason, responsibility, to their citizenry to oversee changes PB (and MM) and be consulted prior to those changes, rather than being presented with fait accompli of this sort.

Half the people who post on these threads have expressed a litany of complaints about the Texas Lottery folk and their unwillingness to consider user input.  Here's a situation where the users are sufficiently represented by official bodies to have that input, to assure they have it in the future.

A person might as appropriately regard the people of Texas as 'freaking out' because their lottery changed the manner of estimating jackpot payoffs as to suggest that CT debating PB changes qualifies as 'freaking out'.

Jack

 

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    Posted: July 26, 2005, 11:40 pm - IP Logged

    I doubt that MUSL made any changes without consulting the participating state lotteries. Whether those state lotteries listen to their constituents is a totally different subject. TX and Indiana are shining examples of lotteries that could care less about their players.

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      Posted: July 27, 2005, 7:08 am - IP Logged

      yep texas and indiana aren't the best by any means......


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        Posted: July 28, 2005, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

        When will the decision be made?

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          Posted: July 30, 2005, 12:09 am - IP Logged

          time will tell....


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            Posted: July 30, 2005, 9:39 am - IP Logged

            If CT leaves Powerball, I see CT making Classic Lotto harder to win, or coming out with a new game similar to Hot Lotto.