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Lottery Start up

Topic closed. 3 replies. Last post 11 years ago by Tnplayer805.

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Tenaj's avatar - michellea
Charlotte NC
United States
Member #17406
June 18, 2005
4053 Posts
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.



    MADDOG10's avatar - smoke
    Beautiful Florida
    United States
    Member #5709
    July 18, 2004
    20110 Posts
    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..! 


                                                   "  When Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty "

      konane's avatar - wallace
      Atlanta, GA
      United States
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      March 13, 2003
      3333 Posts
      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, 1993Sales 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, 1993Tremendous 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, 1993The Georgia Lottery Corporation pays back its start-up loan.


      July 12, 1993Demand 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, 1993The 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.

      Good luck to everyone!

        Tnplayer805's avatar - G 14_v78828750_Small.JPG
        North Dakota
        United States
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        April 5, 2005
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        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?