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Posted: August 6, 2005, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

Jack,

You being up an interesting point, which is our drawing database only contains the total amount of data given to us by our data provider.  While it is extensive, it seems to go back as far as eight years, and then stops.  One of the low-priority tasks on my issue log is to identify, track down, and import older missing data.

You know, Todd, another thing to consider....if most state lotteries are anything like WIsconsin's, then the individual games all started at different times.

For instance Pick 4 here started about 5 years after Pick 3. And the individual games like Supercaseh and Megabucks (in-state games) all started at different times also.  So "When did the lottery start" kind of becomes a nebulous question in some regards.

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    Posted: August 6, 2005, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

    Also, most states start with scratch cards, rather than online games -- something that draw data will not bear out.

     

    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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      New Jersey pick-3 started    1975

      New Jersey pick-4 started      1977

                                                   

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        I know that CA's first 6/49 draw is 10/18/1986. I know that CA's first 6/51 draw is 12/14/1991. I know that CA SLP's first draw is 6/7/2000. I know that CA's first draw in Mega Millions is 6/24/2005. I know that PB's first draw in new matrix [5/55+1/42] is 8/31/2005.

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          does anyone know when montana,new mexico,colorado and some of those places out west started?  its really something that some of the east coast states have had lotteries since the seventies and some states like north carolina have waited years to get one started....

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            Posted: August 6, 2005, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

            As I recall the debates in NM were during the mid ninties.... maybe '95, '96..... Passed PB first, then the others came in..... I'm thinking late 96, early 97 was the first PB in NM.

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              does anyone know when montana,new mexico,colorado and some of those places out west started?  its really something that some of the east coast states have had lotteries since the seventies and some states like north carolina have waited years to get one started....

              Hey Mike why not let your fingers do some walking through your search engine i found this in about three seconds after seeing your post. just about every state lottery has their history on their website somewhere.

              http://www.coloradolottery.com/about/history.cfm?location=44

              And this one took about 20 seconds from the time i posted the last entry up till i edited this post and typed this sentence here is a link to NM.

              http://www.nmlottery.com/News/timeline.htm

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                Posted: August 6, 2005, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

                thanks four4me,i think its strange that colorado doesn't have a pick 3 or pick 4.i think the reason so many people in colorado lead the nation in powerplay purchases for powerball is that they make more money than people in other states and have more to spend....

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                  Posted: August 6, 2005, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

                  one of the reasons colorado might not do a pick 3 and 4 game is the fact they have a huge tourist trade. People would have to do a lot of mailing of tickets back and fourth which is a violation of the usmail code. I don't know that might be a good question to email them about.

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                    Posted: August 6, 2005, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

                    New Mexico lottery...

                     

                    On April 5, 1995, former Governor Gary Johnson, signed Senate Bill 853, creating the New Mexico lottery authority.

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                      Posted: August 7, 2005, 10:40 am - IP Logged

                      what is the oldest lottery?

                       

                       

                       

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                        Posted: August 7, 2005, 11:06 am - IP Logged

                        what is the oldest lottery?

                         

                         

                         

                        Probably depends on what you choose to define as 'lottery', Mike.

                        March 25, 1843, a high-stakes game was played at Hacienda Salado, Mexico.  159 white beans and 17 black beans were placed into a clay jug to be drawn by the players.  The prize was para-mutual for the ones who drew the black beans..... namely getting shot.  All the jackpot winners happened to be Texans, members of the Mier Expedition who managed to get themselves captured.

                        The Mexican Lottery has been around an awfully long time, but they've changed the prizes a bit, made it more 'user friendly' and honest.  As I recall the accounts I've read, they didn't even stir the beans before the drawing.

                        JimmySand9 can probably fill you in on more of the technical details of the game.

                        Jack

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                          Posted: August 7, 2005, 11:37 am - IP Logged

                          Mike the lottery has been around for a long time.

                          History of the lottery click link below

                          http://www.naspl.org/history.html

                           

                          1964: The New Hampshire Legislature created the state lottery, the first legal lottery in this century; it was labeled a "Sweepstakes" and tied to horse races to avoid the 70-year-old federal antilottery statutes
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                            Texas started in 1992 with scratch-offs and progressed to the Texas Lottery later.

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                              Posted: August 11, 2005, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

                              i wish i could go back in time and play all those lotteries when they first started.a lot of the pick five games had easy matrixes when they started.....