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Lotto South- Potential New Draw Days

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What if Lotto South were to move to Mondays and Thursdays? Would you like that better?

Yes. [ 11 ]  [78.57%]
No. [ 3 ]  [21.43%]
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Posted: September 8, 2005, 1:07 pm - IP Logged

just6:

Imagine Lotto South with Texas (and Florida.) We all can speculate.

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    just6:

    Imagine Lotto South with Texas (and Florida.) We all can speculate.

    I don't think I want to. Imagine a 6/69 with no match 2 prize. Doesn't sound good does it? Well that's what I imagine Lotto South being if it's that big. Just add 5 balls, add South Carolina, and leave it. We don't need another Mega Millions.

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      Posted: September 9, 2005, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

      js:

      No one is suggesting Lotto South have 100+million odds. But it DOES need a matrix change.


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        Posted: September 30, 2005, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

        We may never see a matrix change to LS. Kentucky may be pulling out next year.

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          I think LS is doomed.  Just my opinion.  :(  I hate it but it looks that way.  Bring back Lotto GA!!!

          How are you going to win if you don't play?


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            Posted: October 6, 2005, 10:46 am - IP Logged

            "Classic" lotto games may continue to decline. I still think there should be more multi-state jackpot games, like the proposed Michigan-Ohio game.

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              Posted: October 7, 2005, 12:56 am - IP Logged

              Classic games won't decline as much if they promote what makes them different.

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              • Better Jackpot Odds
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              • Simpler Gameplay
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              • Knowing that all the money will go winners in their home state.
              The niche is there, they just need to let it be known.

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                Posted: October 8, 2005, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

                I still think Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia did the right thing by starting LS. It simply lacked better execution.

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                  Posted: October 8, 2005, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

                  I think LS is doomed.  Just my opinion.  :(  I hate it but it looks that way.  Bring back Lotto GA!!!

                  Bring back Lotto GA!!!"

                              I Agree!   

                  Good luck to everyone!


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                    Posted: October 9, 2005, 11:05 am - IP Logged

                    Their last chance for keeping the game alive is for North Carolina to pick Mega Millions and they also consider adding Lotto South.  Adding South Carolina and perhaps Maryland, as well as retaining Georgia, would create the possibility of an Atlantic Coast Conference Lotto.  This would all necessitate a realignment of the drawing dates and a larger matrix.

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                      Posted: October 9, 2005, 11:58 am - IP Logged

                      The decision to join Lotto South was ill made by our former lottery director whose penchant for greed caused her to take actions which shot her in the foot with declining sales.  It showed very clearly with the implementation of the "Change Game" which was a computer generated farce designed to wring every last penny from players.  The strategy was beyond obvious.

                      Georgia players like Texas players have a nose for greed and recoiled by sitting on our wallets.  Lotto South is nowhere near the wonderful game we were told it would be because we remember Lotto Georgia which was fun, which we spent money playing and because of the lower matrix often got a few dollars back for lower tier wins. 

                      The Georgia spending mindset does not conform to surrounding states.  I'm not sure why but know that the Atlanta area is trendy, frugal for the most part, and people will not spend the kind of money the lottery is looking for if they're being lead around by pie in the sky for which they can't even get a nibble.  High matrix games are just that.

                      I personally don't care what direction Lotto South goes in with respect to decisions made by other state lotteries.  I just hope Georgia gets out of Lotto South and really don't care if it is replaced or not.

                      As for me if they ratchet up the matrix in another smoke an mirrors mini-clone of MM or PB then I will simply send my discretionary lottery dollars out of state to friends or family to play lower matrix games. 

                      However, if online ticket purchases become the norm lotteries can learn the hard way what players really want. 

                      Good luck to everyone!


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                        Posted: October 20, 2005, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

                        I believe this next drawing is the first one where the prize amount has been bumped by 1 million. 

                        They could keep LS and fill the void with a 5-ball lotter similary to Washington state's Quinto which has better odds, somewhat smaller prizes, and a 1-in-10 chance of getting the lowest prize.  As more states (North Carolina) join one of the big two multistate lotteries, PB and MM will continue to eat at away at instate classic lotteries.


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                          Posted: November 15, 2005, 4:36 pm - IP Logged
                          It's a damn shame that KY is considering bailing out (and replacing it with a "lose for life" game, of all things) rather than increasing the matrix and encouraging states like Louisiana and the Carolinas to join.

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                            Posted: November 16, 2005, 11:10 am - IP Logged

                            It makes more sense to sign up contiguous states MD, SC, and NC in the same manner as Hot Lotto.  They need to increase the second-tier prizes to attract more players.  They're never going to be able to compete head-on with PB/MM.

                            What happens to the money remaining in the jackpot at the end of a game?  Does it all go to the states?

                             

                             

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                              Posted: November 16, 2005, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

                              Ya'll seem to be missing the point, in regards to Lotto South.  It was never meant to compete directly with PB/MM, which is why the Lotto South states also offer PB/MM.  If they wanted Lotto South to compete with PB/MM, they would have just dropped those large jackpot games and only had Lotto South, forcing people to put all their money into Lotto South.

                              They have both games because they're both different, exactly as they intended it to be.  They know that many people don't care for the astronomical odds that PB/MM offer, so they obviously wanted to get a game that would attract those buyers.  Hence, Lotto South.  It provides a nice sized jackpot, with much better odds than PB/MM.

                              If they start increasing the Lotto South matrix or changing it to closer match PB/MM, then they will have completely changed the whole point of having it in the first place.  And my question is, who exactly is going to be attracted to Lotto South if they increase the matrix?

                              PB/MM players?  Nope, because the Lotto South jackpots would still be much smaller than PB/MM.

                              Lotto South players?  Nope, because the reason they play the game is for the smaller odds.  You'll actually LOSE some of these players.

                              5-Number lottery game players?  Nope, because they obviously thought Lotto South's odds were too high to begin with.

                              Many states realize this, which is why more and more often they are replacing lottery games with a game that has a SMALLER matrix (Ohio is the latest example).  I'm not really sure why Kentucky is dropping why Lotto South, but I'm assuming it's because they think the matrix is too high.  Are they replacing it with a game that has a smaller matrix?

                              If a state only had Lotto South and not PB/MM, I could understand the argument for a larger matrix, but as it is, I don't see how a larger matrix will help more than hurt.

                              I'm curious to hear counter arguments to this debate.