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Bonus ball bounced by Lotto Texas

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

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liberal47's avatar - Rowlf
Holt MI
United States
Member #2244
September 4, 2003
69 Posts
Posted: April 21, 2006, 4:56 pm - IP Logged


    Northern California
    United States
    Member #19948
    August 9, 2005
    151 Posts
    Posted: April 21, 2006, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

    Texas has talked about adding Pick 4 for a long time - but there was consensus within the lotttery (misguided, in my opinion) that offering Pick 4 (and thereby adding another game) would constitute "an expansion of gaming". TX has by far the most successful Pick 3 game west of the Mississippi - they could probably pick up an incremental 6 cents weekly per cap.


    Nice thing about daily numbers games, they tend to increase with very little advertising just above the rate of inflation - "the gift that keeps om giving". Not dependent on jackpots, etc. 

      United States
      Member #33559
      February 22, 2006
      65 Posts
      Posted: April 21, 2006, 9:05 pm - IP Logged

      Why cant GA learn, and bring back Lotto south

      All my tickets are winners, atleast until the draw proves me wrong. 

        justxploring's avatar - villiarna
        Wandering Aimlessly
        United States
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        November 5, 2005
        4461 Posts
        Posted: April 22, 2006, 12:42 am - IP Logged

        I don't live in Texas, but I understand why some people might not want the extra ball, even if it drives up the jackpots. After the FL Lotto 6/49 was changed to 6/53 and two (instead of one) drawings a week, the jackpots increased of course, but it just makes a regular player spend more money for a game with higher odds. Right now it's at the $3 million minimum jackpot which, to me, is a nice chunk of change. Of course I'd rather win $50M, but it's not the big numbers that get me to buy Lotto tickets, it's the chance at having a little better life, and I don't need to be a multi-millionaire for that.

          LOTTOMIKE's avatar - cash money.jpg
          United States
          Member #7853
          October 15, 2004
          11338 Posts
          Posted: April 22, 2006, 12:47 am - IP Logged

          Why cant GA learn, and bring back Lotto south

          anything is possible........

            Fort Worth
            United States
            Member #4717
            May 20, 2004
            46 Posts
            Posted: April 23, 2006, 1:08 am - IP Logged

            I assume that if no one wins the $32 million on Saturday, the first drawing for the 6 ball format will be for $35 million or more.  It would only pay to go with a Quick Pick.  No back data to go on for at least 5 to 10 drawings.

            Orangeman                                    Hurray!

            No, it only went to $33 million.

            I'm not surprised. There is no way they want to be caught over estimating like they did last year.

            If somebody had won tonight, this change would have been DOA.

            I wish they would have gone back to the original format which I think was 6/49.

            I matched 4 several times for better than $100 a pop during that game.

              Trained2beRich's avatar - home
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              March 13, 2006
              54 Posts
              Posted: April 23, 2006, 9:48 am - IP Logged

              Wasnt the lottery at first a 20 year payout? Annuity in TX is 25 years, some its 26 and I thinkg FL is 30 yrs. This is reinforces getting the CASH VALUE option I was reading about a player who go their last(20th) annuity check. Does this mean that tha paper and ink that the lottery machine prints out on is cost more? hence 2=30 year annuities instead of the original 20?

              Didi anyone hear about the $60 million dollar lottery winner who the police had to shoot at? I dont know the whole story but it was on FOX news but I thought for sure it would be here.   Apparently he won the money but did not move and was complaining how he gets burglarized. judging from the news footage he lives in a one story rural home with no alarm. DUMB.

                SassyOhio's avatar - Picture012
                Columbus Ohio
                United States
                Member #35946
                March 25, 2006
                234 Posts
                Posted: April 24, 2006, 1:42 pm - IP Logged

                Bonus balls are good if the actually pay like with MM and PB. It depends is the bonus ball helps you win more or else throw it out.

                ok...... now I see so I am catching up!! LOL I REALLY need to get familiar with other states Lotto What?  ... KK  well which ever way is the best for them GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL !!! 

                Hopin To Be The Lucky Ones!!

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                  United States
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                  June 5, 2002
                  11296 Posts
                  Posted: April 24, 2006, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

                  Why cant GA learn, and bring back Lotto south

                  I live in the Northeast, and I think the game that replaced LS is crap. I hope you don't have a long wait.