|Posted: October 6, 2005, 12:46 pm - IP Logged|
First of all, this is my first post here, so hello to everyone; I have enjoyed getting news about lotteries, especially the upcoming North Carolina Education Lottery (that will be it's official name, by the way; the Lottery Commission met today).
I think that NC's lottery should give a little help to our fellow Carolinians in SC.
I think that NC should be a member of MegaMillions. It's the "big state" lottery, and North Carolina is a large state, so it would be a good fit. South Carolinians could come up to play it when the jackpot is big, and we can do the same when the Powerball is up; it is probably more likely that we would attract SC players with MM than Virginia players with PB (I might be biased since I live closer to SC than to VA and would be able to play both games easily if NC got MM).
Also, although I think that North Carolina could support its own lotto game, we should join with SC to start a "Lotto Carolina" 6/49 game similar to Lotto South. SC would have a lotto game (which it will never be able to support on its own), there would be more NC (and SC) winners than if they were to join Lotto South, and the jackpots would be bigger than an NC Lotto.
What are everyone's thoughts on this idea? Would it be best if North Carolina did something like this? Should it join Lotto South? Should it go it alone?