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Texas Lottery to add 'Sum It Up' feature to Pick 3 game

Oct 30, 2007, 12:21 pm

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Daily 4 launch deemed 'successful'

On September 30, the Texas Lottery launched a brand new game, Daily 4 with an add-on feature called Sum It Up.

According to unaudited numbers, the game and associated add-on feature brought in more than $5.2 million during the first three weeks of sales.  Of that number, approximately $1.2 million came directly from sales of Sum It Up.

The Texas Lottery is hoping to strike gold a second time, by adding the Sum It Up feature to the state's other daily numbers game — Pick 3 — starting November 11.

Lottery Post is the only web site (other than the Texas Lottery site) to publish the Texas Lottery's Play It Up number along with the lottery results.  (See www.lotterypost.com/results/tx)

"We are pleased with the sales numbers for Daily 4 with Sum It Up so far," said Texas Lottery Commission Executive Director Anthony J. Sadberry. "Sum It Up will also enhance Pick 3, providing a fun new way for players to win."

Sadberry added, "By adding this feature to the Pick 3 game, we hope to generate even more money for the Foundation School Fund."

Beginning November 11, players will have the option of wagering from 50 cents to $5 on the sum of their Pick 3 numbers.

The Sum It Up add-on feature allows players to win if the sum of their three numbers matches the sum of the three numbers drawn, even if the numbers themselves do not match.

For example, if a player chooses the numbers 5-1-6 on their Pick 3 ticket, the sum of those numbers is 12 (5 + 1 + 6 = 12).  If the numbers drawn for the game are 4-0-8, which also has a sum of 12 (4 + 0 + 8 = 12), the player would win the Sum It Up prize.

Starting Nov. 11, players will be able to purchase the Sum It Up feature with Pick 3.The amount of the Sum It Up prize ranges from $3 to $2,500, depending upon the wager amount selected and the odds for the chosen sum.

The top Sum It Up prize of $2,500 can only be achieved by playing 0-0-0 or 9-9-9.

Players must distinctly purchase the Sum It Up feature if they wish to win a prize for matching the sum.  If a player does not purchase the Sum It Up feature when buying their lottery ticket, they will not win a prize for matching the sum drawn.

The base Pick 3 game will remain the same, and players can select the add-on feature in conjunction with any of the Pick 3 play types (Exact Order, Any Order, Exact/Any, or Combo).

Odds of winning a Sum It Up play range from 1 in 13 to 1 in 1,000 and vary according to the numbers picked.

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konane's avatar - wallace
Atlanta, GA
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Great idea, hope Georgia does that too!

Have fun and the best of luck to everyone! Sun Smiley

    Toney725's avatar - speedykat
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    Great idea, hope Georgia does that too!

    I Agree!

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      C. C. Texas
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        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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        Obviously if you can bet on the sums of pick3 and pick4 combinations then their sums are no more predictable than the combinations themselves.  Kinda confirm that systems that pick combinations based on sums have no advantage.

         * you don't need to buy every combination, just the winning ones * 

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          Please do not double-post.  (You posted the same e-mail in another forum.)

           

          Check the State Lottery Report Card
          What grade did your lottery earn?

           

          Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
          Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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            Obviously if you can bet on the sums of pick3 and pick4 combinations then their sums are no more predictable than the combinations themselves.  Kinda confirm that systems that pick combinations based on sums have no advantage.

            I'm not so sure.  Another way of looking at it is that it gives you a different metric to track.  In fact, the Texas Lottery has a page on their site that tracks the sums over time.

            Another wrinkle is that it gives you a different way to decide between picks.  Do you want the combo with the higher payout, or the combo with the better chance of winning?

             

            Check the State Lottery Report Card
            What grade did your lottery earn?

             

            Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
            Help eliminate computerized drawings!

              Tenaj's avatar - michellea
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              Obviously if you can bet on the sums of pick3 and pick4 combinations then their sums are no more predictable than the combinations themselves.  Kinda confirm that systems that pick combinations based on sums have no advantage.

              Any kind of tracking you do is an advantage.   

              takeemtothebank

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                If they start this in Ky I'm moving to a non lotto state..Nevada and Las Vegas....

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                  "We are pleased with the sales numbers for Daily 4 with Sum It Up so far," said Texas Lottery Commission Executive Director Anthony J. Sadberry. "Sum It Up will also enhance Pick 3, providing a fun new way for players to win."

                  I was looking at the Texas Lottery website and they have the front pair, back pair, and middle pair option on their Pick-4. You can access digit and number frequencies and they give the results of test draws too. Mr. Sadberry knows how to run a player friendly lottery!

                  "Sadberry added, "By adding this feature to the Pick 3 game, we hope to generate even more money for the Foundation School Fund."

                  Give the players what the want, they will play, they will have fun, and the profits will go up. Quite a contrast to the way the Tennessee Lottery decided to increase profits.

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                    Honduras
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                    Intersting idea...Is better than nothing...

                    So if someone wants to make predictions on LP of Texas Cash3 Sum it up part how will  they do it? Is LP ready for predictions involving the sum of the Pick3 numbers?

                    We have to understand that the population of Texas is much bigger than the population of Georgia..they may be able to pull it off...The good news are if it works in Texas it can work in Florida, Ca, NY..The one thing i don't like about this is the 5.00 wager, they should leave it at up to 2 dollars wager..

                    And i wander which one would have been better to wager on, Sums or regular numbers...Something tells me that Sums...

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                      Honduras
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                      Intersting idea...Is better than nothing...

                      So if someone wants to make predictions on LP of Texas Cash3 Sum it up part how will  they do it? Is LP ready for predictions involving the sum of the Pick3 numbers?

                      We have to understand that the population of Texas is much bigger than the population of Georgia..they may be able to pull it off...The good news are if it works in Texas it can work in Florida, Ca, NY..The one thing i don't like about this is the 5.00 wager, they should leave it at up to 2 dollars wager..

                      And i wander which one would have been better to wager on, Sums or regular numbers...Something tells me that Sums...

                      But is great if they make it for cash3 and not pick4...Well i mean people will revert a little bit more towards sum it up of cash4, because the game is a little too hard to get straight, so ther will be giving people a break...I am going to try and see if i can make predictions ONLY for Cash3 if LP allows me to place the predictions for Cash3 sum it up...But is going to be a while because i need like at least like 90 days pre-history draws to beging making predictions...but i wander how much does the sum it up for cash3 will pay..

                      What i like is that for cash3 people it gives them a break for playing a take your money game called Cash3 and Cash4....But to me they could have done better...But their mentalitty is whatever for the state without been fair and balanced or a little bit more balanced than fair...

                      I believe they are going to make a lot of money off of it because people everywhere in the world are hungry for an easier cash3 and cash4 game (i said easier not easy game)...

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                        If you want to have your eyes opened about the Texas Lottery, read Dawn Nettles' article in the Texas Lottery Report about the dishonest bet the state accepts on pair sums.  They accept the sum bet on pairs and don't pay up if the sucker wins.  TLC doesn't mean Tender Loving Care down here in the Lone Star State.  We have a saying down here: "Don't piss on my boots and tell me it's raining!"

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                          Intersting idea...Is better than nothing...

                          So if someone wants to make predictions on LP of Texas Cash3 Sum it up part how will  they do it? Is LP ready for predictions involving the sum of the Pick3 numbers?

                          We have to understand that the population of Texas is much bigger than the population of Georgia..they may be able to pull it off...The good news are if it works in Texas it can work in Florida, Ca, NY..The one thing i don't like about this is the 5.00 wager, they should leave it at up to 2 dollars wager..

                          And i wander which one would have been better to wager on, Sums or regular numbers...Something tells me that Sums...

                          "The one thing i don't like about this is the 5.00 wager, they should leave it at up to 2 dollars wager.."

                          They give you the option to play up to $5.00 or you can play it for 50 cents. The front pair/back pair/outside pair option has been on most Pick-3 games since day 1 though not very many people play it. Player friendly lotteries know this but still offer that option to all their players.

                          I learned long ago it's none of my business if somebody bets a $1 straight on 7961 and bets $5 on the sum of 6.

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                            "The one thing i don't like about this is the 5.00 wager, they should leave it at up to 2 dollars wager.."

                            They give you the option to play up to $5.00 or you can play it for 50 cents. The front pair/back pair/outside pair option has been on most Pick-3 games since day 1 though not very many people play it. Player friendly lotteries know this but still offer that option to all their players.

                            I learned long ago it's none of my business if somebody bets a $1 straight on 7961 and bets $5 on the sum of 6.

                            if they give people the option of 5.00 and of 50 cents i believe they will go BROKE...And then they will not be an example for other states to immitate....: (...Well at least on Pick3....Don't think it will happen for pick4...

                            But they never want to listen to me...I've said that before you start a game like that, you should SIMULATE IT, EXPERIMENT with it, do similar real life situations, research it, etc....See if the game will withstand attacks, number of casualties, etc, etc, the list goes on...If you have to use a 1 million dollar supercomputer or a computer so be it...If you have to do it with paper and pencil the experiment so be it, but do it...

                            What i see happening is they are going to go broke and the rest of States will get INTIMIDATED AND WILL not follow/immitate....

                             

                             

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