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Mandatory Hot Lotto for MUSL States

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Do you think all Powerball states should have to sell Hot Lotto too?

Yes [ 9 ]  [50.00%]
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Posted: February 8, 2006, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

I was thinking, even if every Powerball state joined Hot Lotto (from Arizona to Maine, from Carolina to Oregon), it would probably only roll an average of $500,000 at a time (judging by current sales). So the question is, should all 30 (soon to be 31) jurisdictions that sell Powerball also have to sell Hot Lotto? Should it be a "package deal" so to speak?

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    Mcminnville, Oregon
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    Posted: February 8, 2006, 9:04 pm - IP Logged

    I would like another game from MUSL to play here in Oregon if the game is ball drawn.  Other wise I will just play Powerball and then go to my local casino.

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      Posted: February 9, 2006, 12:50 am - IP Logged

      You know, scrub this message. I've just found out that Hot Lotto is now computerized. They have switched to a computer that gets results from radioactive decay. They call it Quantum Vision, I call it Lottery Chernobyl. Strike that game of my "might play" list.

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        Posted: February 10, 2006, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

        When did HL drop the balls (what do they call the "Hot Ball" now)? I played $1 Hot Lotto in West Virginia in October during my Oklahoma-California trip.

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          Posted: February 10, 2006, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

          When did HL drop the balls (what do they call the "Hot Ball" now)? I played $1 Hot Lotto in West Virginia in October during my Oklahoma-California trip.

          It was pretty recently, not too sure when, but my best guess is it was some time this year.

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            Posted: February 10, 2006, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

            I love the small multi-state games.  I used to drive to KY to play LottoSouth.  I would like TN to get into a small multi-state lottery (4-5 states), but I don't think any state should be required to participate.  I like odds of 10-20million:1.  In my opinion 145million:1 odds are way too long, you have mathematically no chance of winning.  5 People a year will win Powerball, I have a 100 times better chance of being killed at the mall by a terrorist.  I still play PB, but not until it reaches 200+ million and even then I only by a few tickets.  I'm going to miss LottoSouth.

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              Posted: February 11, 2006, 12:17 am - IP Logged

              You know, scrub this message. I've just found out that Hot Lotto is now computerized. They have switched to a computer that gets results from radioactive decay. They call it Quantum Vision, I call it Lottery Chernobyl. Strike that game of my "might play" list.

              The MUSL did tell me a while back that radioactive decay is truly random (that's what they said they'd use for Powerball if it went computerized).

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                Posted: February 11, 2006, 1:14 am - IP Logged

                You know, scrub this message. I've just found out that Hot Lotto is now computerized. They have switched to a computer that gets results from radioactive decay. They call it Quantum Vision, I call it Lottery Chernobyl. Strike that game of my "might play" list.

                The MUSL did tell me a while back that radioactive decay is truly random (that's what they said they'd use for Powerball if it went computerized).

                The ball machines they use for Powerball now are truly random (anyone who's tried to predict P-Ball numbers can attest to that). And they're a lot more fun to watch than a barrel of nuclear waste. Don't let C. Montgomery Burns get in the lottery business.

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                  Posted: February 11, 2006, 1:31 am - IP Logged

                  MUSL may have made a terrible choice in drawing equipment, but they are a model for friendly customer service.

                  Mr. Strutt was kind enough to answer all of my questions quite thoroughly , and he confirmed that not only is Hot Lotto computerized (as of February 1st), but also 2by2 and Wild Card 2 were both switched over to use the same type of computerized drawing machine.

                  (2by2 was already computerized, but now it uses the same equipment as Hot Lotto.)

                  This is just terrible news for true fans of lottery games.  How anyone can have "fun" with a computerized game is beyond my reckoning.  I mean, if you can't even watch the numbers being drawn, then what part of it is fun?

                  Those companies that manufacture the computerized drawing machines must have hired the best marketing people in the world, because they have hypnotized good lottery officials into nodding their heads and going along with their sales pitch.

                  I'm just too tired right now to go through all the litany of problems with RNGs, so I'll just leave it at that.

                   

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                    Posted: February 11, 2006, 1:34 am - IP Logged

                    so the news is official.that worries me.lets hope they don't have any dirty tricks up their sleeves for powerball.......


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                      Posted: February 11, 2006, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

                      My vote is for yes because CA has it's California Combo. Powerball states having Hot Lotto should have the Powerball combo. For $10, players can get $5 QPs on Powefrball and $5 on Hot Lotto.

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                        Posted: February 11, 2006, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

                        You know, scrub this message. I've just found out that Hot Lotto is now computerized. They have switched to a computer that gets results from radioactive decay. They call it Quantum Vision, I call it Lottery Chernobyl. Strike that game of my "might play" list.

                        Psykomo.....will not buy any ticket

                        Drawn from or selected from a computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                        The so called development of these Super RNG computers have been in the

                        works for a long while now, but can't believe  Lottery industry has bought

                        them hook, line  and  stinker.  When I  lose  with my  $20, $25..........or $50

                        purchase of QP ####'s  I have considered it a contribution to education  &

                        a chance for PSYKOMO  to maby win  too.......thus far, I've made my share  to

                        contributions. HOPE your share works better than mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                        LOL $$$$$$$

                        PSYKOMO 


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                          Posted: February 13, 2006, 9:47 am - IP Logged

                          If NY Lotto went computerized it wouldn't change how I play it much. I rarely play it anymore.


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                            Posted: March 3, 2006, 2:03 pm - IP Logged

                            It appears Kansas is joining HL March 12, but couldn't find info on either www.kslottery.com or www.musl.com.