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Lotto South Ending?

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Posted: December 28, 2005, 10:04 am - IP Logged

Anyone heard what is happening with LottoSouth?  Last time I drove to KY I heard they are ending Lotto South.  LS is my favorite lottery, its going to suck if it ends.  I hardly play Powerball any more since they raised the odds another 20%.  If they are ending LS, I hope they replace it with something similiar.  It does seem like a very good idea to have one giant lottery to play with horrible odds, wouldn't they make more money including games for all types of players?

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    Posted: December 28, 2005, 10:06 am - IP Logged

    CORRECTION

    It does seem like a very good idea

    should have been

    It doesn't seem like a very good idea


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      Posted: December 28, 2005, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

      I hope that Lotto South moves to Mondays and Thursdays as my idea. I would be disappointed if KY drops Lotto South. If that's the case, GA and VA could follow suit and end Lotto South. The idea is to replace Lotto South or to move it to Mondays and Thursdays.

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        Posted: December 28, 2005, 3:34 pm - IP Logged

        Kentucky is replacing Lotto South with some kind of Win For Life type of number game. I don't know what it will be like though.

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          Posted: December 28, 2005, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

          Anyone heard what is happening with LottoSouth?  Last time I drove to KY I heard they are ending Lotto South.  LS is my favorite lottery, its going to suck if it ends.  I hardly play Powerball any more since they raised the odds another 20%.  If they are ending LS, I hope they replace it with something similiar.  It does seem like a very good idea to have one giant lottery to play with horrible odds, wouldn't they make more money including games for all types of players?

           

          From the information I found on the KY Lottery web site, it looks like lackluster sales has a lot to do with their decision:

          "REPORT OF THE AUDIT OF THE KENTUCKY LOTTERY CORPORATION

          http://www.kylottery.com/annual_report/2005-2004KYLotteryaudit.pdf

          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."

           

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            Posted: December 29, 2005, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

            KY needs to stay in LS. Regardless, a "win for life" online game similar to those in OR and PA would be a terrible idea, especially if there's no cash option.

            As for LS itself, I believe the game is fading because the jackpot odds are NOT high enough for the tri-state population (Lotto Virginia's 6/49 became Lotto South without changing the matrix).

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              Posted: December 30, 2005, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

               

              Lotto South had its day in the sun and it wilted.

               

               

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                Posted: January 3, 2006, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

                This is the reply I got back from the KY lottery on Lotto South.

                 Lotto South is being replaced by  a new game called Win For Life. The new game will start sometime in late February. There will be no new version of Lotto South. Sorry but you will not be able to play Lotto South after the new game is introduced.

                I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

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                  Posted: January 3, 2006, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

                  Sounds like another FLOP from the KY lottery. (Remember Double up CASH?)

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


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                    Posted: January 3, 2006, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

                    "A change to the Lotto South game is planned for the third
                    quarter of FY 2006."

                    Their fiscal years end on June 30th.  There should be word from Virginia as to its plans very soon.

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                      Posted: January 3, 2006, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

                      Anyone heard what is happening with LottoSouth?  Last time I drove to KY I heard they are ending Lotto South.  LS is my favorite lottery, its going to suck if it ends.  I hardly play Powerball any more since they raised the odds another 20%.  If they are ending LS, I hope they replace it with something similiar.  It does seem like a very good idea to have one giant lottery to play with horrible odds, wouldn't they make more money including games for all types of players?


                      Thanks tony95:

                      Lottery or lotteries....................................CHANGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                      Don't like won or other, klass the odds of winningssssssssssssssssssssss
                      CHANGE according to population and stats of who plays and how much$$$
                      the COMMINISON.......................................MAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                      LOTTO south must not be making "enough" NET money to pay EXXXXXXXXX
                      salaeyYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYcelry$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

                      LOL

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                        Posted: January 3, 2006, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

                         

                        Lotto South had its day in the sun and it wilted.

                         

                         

                        THANKssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

                        MrBobb........................"L@@K" like you like simple life"......down  southh?

                        Can you count tooooo............49 in a JASSKPOT??????? lotto$$$$$$$$$$

                        Odds,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, must be betterrrrthan any pick 3 0r 4 in the Long Ruinn?

                        LOL$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

                        PSYKOMO

                         

                         

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                          Posted: January 4, 2006, 11:17 am - IP Logged

                          This is the reply I got back from the KY lottery on Lotto South.

                           Lotto South is being replaced by  a new game called Win For Life. The new game will start sometime in late February. There will be no new version of Lotto South. Sorry but you will not be able to play Lotto South after the new game is introduced.


                          It would make sense for Georgia to drop Lotto South as well. Lotto Georgia in 2006!


                          Lotto Georgia vs Lotto South


                           

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                            Posted: January 4, 2006, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

                             

                            Lotto South had its day in the sun and it wilted.

                             

                             

                            THANKssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

                            MrBobb........................"L@@K" like you like simple life"......down  southh?

                            Can you count tooooo............49 in a JASSKPOT??????? lotto$$$$$$$$$$

                            Odds,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, must be betterrrrthan any pick 3 0r 4 in the Long Ruinn?

                            LOL$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

                            PSYKOMO

                             

                             

                            Hate to break it off in you, but southerners can count quite well which is why we don't allow lottery hype to lead us around with a carrot on a string ..... which is what Lotto South has been attempting since its inception.

                            Were Lotto South a good game we'd be happily playing, jackpots climbing like it was projected to perform.

                            Georgia Lottery players had something much better before Lotto South came along .... and we do remember what it was ...... Lotto Georgia.

                            Good luck to everyone!

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                              Posted: January 4, 2006, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

                              good answer - i quit playing it a long time ago.

                              love to nibble those micey feet.