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What's wrong with Texas Lotto?

Topic closed. 3 replies. Last post 11 years ago by Just6ntlc.

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United States
Member #22943
October 5, 2005
1 Posts
Posted: January 2, 2006, 2:03 pm - IP Logged

Texas Lotto jackpot went up just 2.5% from 40 to 41 million. At the same time, California Lotto jackpot went up 7.7% from 52 to 56 million and New York Lotto jackpot went up 6.5% from 31 to 33 million.

What gives?


    United States
    Member #1826
    July 11, 2003
    2645 Posts
    Posted: January 2, 2006, 8:28 pm - IP Logged

    One reason is this, Lotto Texas gets lower sales than the in-state games in CA and NY. Another reason is both CA SLP and NY Lotto uses a graduated annuity system like Powerball, which creates a bigger advertised jackpot. Lotto Texas on the other hand uses a traditional equal payment system, like Mega Millions.

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      New Mexico
      United States
      Member #12305
      March 10, 2005
      2984 Posts
      Posted: January 2, 2006, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

      Texas is under a lot of scrutiny at the moment so's they're having to tell the truth about jackpot sizes.  The others have a little elbow room.


      Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

      It's about number behavior.

      Egos don't count.


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        United States
        Member #16612
        June 2, 2005
        3493 Posts
        Posted: January 4, 2006, 6:21 pm - IP Logged

        Is Texas Lotto going to guarantee jackpots or they are based on sales? When is Texas Lotto will go to guarantee jackpots?