|Posted: December 30, 2005, 6:13 am - IP Logged|
Well, Lotto South is up a whole 1 Million $$$$$ for Saturday's draw, setting the world on fire!!!
Proves a high matrix multi state lotto game does not work in Georgia. Why should we lay down to 6/49 odds when we had 6/46 odds that worked perfectly???? Promises of a better game for us didn't work and we're sitting on our wallets again.
Lotto Georgia did perform well and will perform again if it is not changed from the original 6/46 once a week format.
It would be unique in the southeast and $$$$$$ will pour in from all sides because of odds of winning.
When Lotto Georgia was in play jackpots didn't climb to astronomical levels because there were frequent winners, but that did not stop people from playing.
I looked at the 2000 and 2001 Georgia Lottery financial report last night where all games were grouped together as far as receipts. There was not definitive data available specifically for Lotto Georgia, but working from memory it was a better performer even along side Powerball and BigGame/MegaMillion than Lotto South ever was.
Please re-introduce Lotto Georgia Classic original format, once a week original draw, original payouts. It will work in Georgia again!! Odds, not promises or advertising are what works in Georgia.
Also proves a high matrix multi state lotto game does not work in Kentucky:
"REPORT OF THE AUDIT OF THE KENTUCKY LOTTERY CORPORATION
In September 2001, the KLC introduced Lotto South as a replacement game for Lotto Kentucky. The KLC
participates in this game with the Georgia and Virginia lotteries. The increased population base allows for higher and faster growing jackpots than the KLC could generate on its own. Despite those attributes, Lotto South sales for 2005 continued to decline to $17.5 million, $6.4 million or 26.6% less than 2004 sales and $2.5 million less than quota. Lotto South sales for 2004 were $23.9 million, $.6 million or 2.5% less than 2003 sales, but $3.1 million above quota.
Currently Known Facts, Decisions, or Conditions
A change to the Powerball game in August 2005 should generate higher jackpots, which in turn should
generate higher sales for the Corporation. A change to the Lotto South game is planned for the third
quarter of FY 2006..."
Lotto South jackpots never did climb to astronomical levels, either:
"Georgia Lottery 2004 Annual Report
Lotto South sales increased $2.2 million in 2004 to $76.1 million compared to $73.9 million in 2003. Lotto
South is a multi-state pari-mutuel lottery game operated with two other states; Kentucky and Virginia. Drawings are held twice weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Lotto South produced only one jackpot over $20 million in both fiscal years 2003 and 2004. During fiscal year 2004, Lotto South had ten winning jackpots as compared to thirteen winning jackpots in fiscal year 2003. The decreased frequency of winning jackpots in fiscal year 2004 resulted in an average jackpot of $11 million versus an average jackpot of $9 million in 2003. Historically, higher advertised jackpots generate increased incremental draw sales..."
I still play a little Lotto South, (very little, compared to the amount I used to spend on Lotto Georgia), but I would much rather have the opportunity to play Lotto Georgia again.