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Multi-state lottery shockwave sweeping America

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Posted: November 7, 2009, 2:29 am - IP Logged

Todd you made my day. I see Finally and I did capitialize because in the case of Wisconsin they usually drag thier heels and do everything last. But I see they are going to cross sell MM  within the first Quarter of 2010, so that means they will wait unti the end of March to get it going.  Thanks Todd for keeping us informed on all the news and up dates on the goings on in the lottery world. I don't post much but get all my information here. I love reading all the post from ya'all.

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    Posted: November 7, 2009, 5:16 am - IP Logged

    I hope TX gets Powerball. I'm sure many of us will play it!

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      This makes me sick. Why are people happy that they are doing this? The odds of winning either the Power Ball or the Mega Millions is going to increase dramatically. Looks like I'll be sticking with the Super Lotto Plus.

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        Posted: November 7, 2009, 9:46 am - IP Logged

        What gets me is why people in Tennessee cant see through the fine lines.Take last night pick 3 for instance,the payout was over 100k,now if you buy 5 powerball tickets you get 1 pick 3 quick pick...How many of those were 552??????  So people that never play the pick 3 gets $ 160.00....It's a trick to get them to play the game. Now the next 3 weeks will be high pay outs on the pick 3 and pick 4 And she will give away the Lotto Plus for the 3rd week before she does away with it the first of the year.......Thanksgiving week will be lucky for Lotto Plus That is my bet...Turkey

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          Posted: November 7, 2009, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

          If Illinois gets PB I'll probably drop MM and concentrate on the PB with the Powerplay, hoping for 5 + 0 for a million.

          (Well, I'll concentrate on Little Lotto, but play PB instead of MM).

          For all the fervor here over raffles being the best chance to win a million, I'd sat the PB and the extra $1 for the Powerplay would be the best chance to win a million for a jackpot game.Especially comparing $2 to $20 for the raffle.

          That's of course if the matrix doesn't change.

          I do see this killing state Pick 6 games though, and don't blame the states that drop them.

          There are eight weeks left in this year. Illinois (three drawings a week for the Pick 6) has payed out less than 10 jackpots this year, and the rollovers are a real grind as far as building the jackpot goes.

           

          Todd,

          Do you think LP had anything to do with this decision? By that I mean lottery commission people reading these posts and the info on this board?

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

          Lep

          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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            Posted: November 7, 2009, 1:26 pm - IP Logged

            This makes me sick. Why are people happy that they are doing this? The odds of winning either the Power Ball or the Mega Millions is going to increase dramatically. Looks like I'll be sticking with the Super Lotto Plus.

            Why do you say that?  Where have you heard they are going to change the odds?

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              Posted: November 7, 2009, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

              Since states participating in either the PowerBall or the MegaMillions games have to contribute a third of local sales for their tickets to their jackpot pools and also pay other prizes out of those sales also, they may think hard and long before deciding to offer both games.  That formula might change if every state start selling both games.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: November 7, 2009, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

                This makes me sick. Why are people happy that they are doing this? The odds of winning either the Power Ball or the Mega Millions is going to increase dramatically. Looks like I'll be sticking with the Super Lotto Plus.

                That is if Super Lotto Plus will still be around after Powerball comes.

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                  Posted: November 7, 2009, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

                  New York

                  Current affiliation:  Mega Millions
                  Will cross-sell:  Unknown
                  Responded to Lottery Post:  No

                  Unknown: No media reports located, no information published on the lottery's Web site, and the lottery did not respond to a request for comment

                   

                  CryingNew York is unsure of when or if they will cross sell so that means I'll have to continue going to Connecticut or start going to Jersey (which is closer and easier) for my Powerball tickets. The New York State lottery has the lowest payouts of any State lottery in the country.

                   

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                    Posted: November 7, 2009, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

                    Hey Todd:

                    TX is a yes. They hope to start selling Powerball in early 2010.

                    You can read the news release dated Oct. 13, 2009 at the web site.

                    http://www.txlottery.org/export/sites/default/Documents/news_releases/2009/20091012PowerballNewsRelease.pdf

                    You can read it for yourself at the TX Lottery site. Click News & Events. Then click News Releases. Scroll down to 12 Oct 09 "Agreement may bring Powerball to Texas.

                     

                    Texas

                    Current affiliation:  Mega Millions
                    Will cross-sell:  Unknown
                    Responded to Lottery Post:  No

                    Unknown: No media reports located, no information published on the lottery's Web site, and the lottery did not respond to a request for comment.

                    All that needs to be done is Legalize Casinos in Texas. Thanks. AL.Jester

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                      Posted: November 7, 2009, 10:19 pm - IP Logged

                      Why do you say that?  Where have you heard they are going to change the odds?

                      buylow,

                      Often when states are added to a game the matrix gets larger and the odds against the player increase.

                      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                      Lep

                      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                        Posted: November 8, 2009, 1:06 am - IP Logged

                        If Illinois gets PB I'll probably drop MM and concentrate on the PB with the Powerplay, hoping for 5 + 0 for a million.

                        (Well, I'll concentrate on Little Lotto, but play PB instead of MM).

                        For all the fervor here over raffles being the best chance to win a million, I'd sat the PB and the extra $1 for the Powerplay would be the best chance to win a million for a jackpot game.Especially comparing $2 to $20 for the raffle.

                        That's of course if the matrix doesn't change.

                        I do see this killing state Pick 6 games though, and don't blame the states that drop them.

                        There are eight weeks left in this year. Illinois (three drawings a week for the Pick 6) has payed out less than 10 jackpots this year, and the rollovers are a real grind as far as building the jackpot goes.

                         

                        Todd,

                        Do you think LP had anything to do with this decision? By that I mean lottery commission people reading these posts and the info on this board?

                        How do you figure? Raffle is still best odds for a million. Not familiar with powerplay but doesn't sound right. odds of winning won't change

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                          Posted: November 8, 2009, 2:26 am - IP Logged

                          Still be going to GA to get my Mega Million tickets because GA gas is cheaper then NC it's worth driving the 18 miles  plus I do my shopping too.

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                            Posted: November 8, 2009, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

                            How do you figure? Raffle is still best odds for a million. Not familiar with powerplay but doesn't sound right. odds of winning won't change

                            Rowen,

                            Raffle is a $20 ticket, as opposed to $2 for PB + the powerplay. 

                            If the matrix on PB expands the odds will definitley change.

                            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                            Lep

                            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                              Posted: November 9, 2009, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

                              I would say they appear to be testing the water (NY) on this one. For the past several months (I forgot when exactly) the regular lotto has only increased by 500k instead of the usual 1m it use to between plays with no winner. They say it is due to lower sales. Then they started the sweet millions which is played on Mon and Thu (Off days of both the Mega and the Regular Lotto) and possibly a future thought of the Powerball. It would only make sense if the sweet million did well on the off days, a Powerball of payouts as well as the Mega would fair better then the regular Lotto in total sales.