Lottery Start up
June 18, 2005
|Posted: August 7, 2005, 11:45 am - IP Logged|
Did anyone's state lottery game start out with pick 3 numbers? I'm from NC and most people say that they will start out with scratch off tickets first and then bring the numbers later.
July 18, 2004
|Posted: August 7, 2005, 12:33 pm - IP Logged|
yes, NJ started with a .50cent weekly ticket back on Dec 16, 1970. The NJ lottery didn't start scratch offs until 1975.
NJ, was the third state to start a lottery, behind New Hampshire and NewYork respectively..!
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March 13, 2003
|Posted: August 7, 2005, 12:40 pm - IP Logged|
GA began with scratch offs then went to Cash 3. Here's part of the timeline with a link to full timeline on their site.
|June 29, 1993||Sales begin, two days before target date, with more than $13 million in tickets sold on the first day. A launch celebration is held at Underground Atlanta with George Jones and the Pointer Sisters providing entertainment. |
|July 6, 1993||Tremendous first-week sales are the equivalent of $7.80 per capita -- the highest first-week per capita sales ever. Retailers numbering close to 5,000 across the state, sell more than 52 million tickets during the first week. Players across the state win more than $25 million in prizes. |
|July 9, 1993||The Georgia Lottery Corporation pays back its start-up loan. |
|July 12, 1993||Demand is so high for the first two instant games -- Instant Cash and Georgia Millionaire --that the third and fourth games -- Cool Cash and Magnolia Millions -- are introduced weeks ahead of schedule. |
|July 31, 1993||The first Georgia Millionaire Grand Prize Drawing is held at Phipps Plaza in Atlanta, offering a grand prize of $1,000 a week for life. Six more live, televised drawings are held over the following months. |
|August 10, 1993|
CASH 3, the Lottery's first on-line game, is introduced with first- day sales of over $676,000. Average weekly sales are $3.5 million for the first month.
April 5, 2005
|Posted: August 7, 2005, 3:13 pm - IP Logged|
TN also started selling Scratch tickets much like GA. Then about a month later cash 3 came along. After 3 months we had powerball and 7 months came lotto 5.
How are you going to win if you don't play?