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Lotto South or In-State?

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Posted: August 6, 2005, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

And the debate continues. What states should join Lotto South, and which states should go on their own. Here's my opinion, take it, leave it, or loathe it.

Who Should Join Lotto (magnolia) South?

South Carolina - I don't know about you, but South Carolina could really use Lotto South. It's got a huge gap needing a Pick 6, and 3 million plus people just isn't enough to support an in-state game. Lotto South would fill in the gap just fine.

West Virginia - It may be between Ohio and Pennsylvania at it's northern tip, but it's culture is all south (mountain folk, banjos, it's like the smokies). Lotto South will perform in WV. A lot better than Hot Lotto is.

Who Should Go In-State?

North Carolina - The fastest growing state on the east coast (except Florida, I think). It will boast 11,000,000 people by 2030, and that's clearly big enough for North Carolina's own Lotto. Lotto South with North Carolina would either get too long odds to be appealing as a pick-6, or would get won all the time. NC should have it's own 6/49 or higher.

Tennessee - No one's quite sure wether TN is too big for Lotto South or too little for an in-state game. Well I believe that every state should go it alone when possible, and TN is just big enough to do that. The matrix is a tough one, it could work from anywhere between a 6/42 and a 6/52. Tennesseans like their lottery, and might buy more tickets than one would think.

That's my thought. I'm sure I'll get some replies here (I know TNPlayer and LottoMike will be in this thread).

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    Posted: August 6, 2005, 8:17 pm - IP Logged

    Oh yeah you know I would be here Jimmy lol.  I really think TN would do better with an Instate lotto because there would be more winners of $1 million+ here and I think that would be great. (A lot more ticket sales IMO)  We would also have players from GA,VA,KY,MO,AR,MS,AL and NC  everystate around us crossing the borders if the jackpot is doing well.  (With lotto south people in GA,VA, and KY will stay home).  The reason TN does so well is because we have major Interstates running through the state.  A lot of people in the north drive through to get to FL and a lot of people out west drive through to go to the northeast.  (I-40, I-75, I-65 all run through TN)  Also a lot of states around TN don't have lotteries. (Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, and for a little while longer North Carolina).  I would hate to see ticket sales after all these states get a lottery which will happen in the future.

    SC is great for Lotto South.  They even say in the FAQ that they don't plan on going instate because it's a small state.  Last I heard they were looking at a regional multi state lotto style game.  (in other words lotto south)  I emailed them about this and I've gotten no reply.  Whatever they are going to do is top secret lol.

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      Posted: August 12, 2005, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

      I think SC and WV join lotto south along with AL, AR, and MS. TN and NC should go in state lotto. Are you sure that Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas doesn't have lotto? If so, which states and how come?

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        Posted: August 12, 2005, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

        I think SC and WV join lotto south along with AL, AR, and MS. TN and NC should go in state lotto. Are you sure that Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas doesn't have lotto? If so, which states and how come?

        AL, AR, and MS do not have lotteries. They mostly have churches to blame. Why they hate lotteries so much I'll never know.

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          Posted: August 12, 2005, 2:50 pm - IP Logged

          They think that the lottery will keep food from children.  Which is pretty dumb because Casinos are in AL and MS.  It's also funny that nearly 35% of TN sales come from AL,MS,AR, and NC.  They think it's evil and all lottery players are going to go to hell.

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            Posted: September 12, 2005, 10:57 am - IP Logged

            IMO all southern states except Florida and Texas should eventually sell Lotto South, which could one day be the nation's #3 lotto game. Even Delaware, Maryland, and DC (which would switch from Hot Lotto) belong in LS. Why LS simply carried over the 6/49 from Virginia instead of a higher matrix I don't know.