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why doesn't texas have a pick 4?

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why doesn't texas have a pick 4?

they don't want it competing with other games [ 3 ]  [16.67%]
they don't want to payout too much [ 5 ]  [27.78%]
they think it won't do good in sales [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
will eventually have a pick 4 [ 6 ]  [33.33%]
they will never get a pick 4 [ 2 ]  [11.11%]
other [ 2 ]  [11.11%]
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Posted: April 21, 2006, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

as big as texas is why don't they have a pick 4?

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    Posted: April 21, 2006, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

    I have requested that info from Tx lottery. org many times before and it is always the same reply. maybe in the future.

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      Posted: April 21, 2006, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

      My guess is that they don't want it competing with other games. I wished Idaho had a Pick 4 game. I'd probably play it all the time.

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        Posted: April 21, 2006, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

        isn't it strange that players are willing to spend more money and ask for new games but the people running the lottery don't listen.....

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          Posted: April 21, 2006, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

          TX was thinking about having a Pick 4 game a couple years ago.

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            Posted: April 21, 2006, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

            i'd love to see them get it.i'm a big fan of pick 4......

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              Posted: April 21, 2006, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

              as big as texas is why don't they have a pick 4?

              In terms of population, California is a lot bigger than Texas, and they don't have a Pick 4 either.

               

              I think its just a case of the state looking at it and feeling they cannot make enough of a profit from that game. Remember, it's all done for profit.

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                Posted: April 21, 2006, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

                i'd love to see them get it.i'm a big fan of pick 4......

                ditto...

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                  Posted: May 4, 2006, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

                  For whatever reason, they just don't want a pick 4 game here on Texas.
                  That is just one of the many reasons why I don't like those who run the lottery.
                  They always say, maybe later and then a few years later they repeat, maybe later, it is always maybe later, but it is also always never.

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                    Posted: May 4, 2006, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

                    Texas will get around to it when someone points out to them how much money they are losing for the state.

                    Maryland's lottery started in 1976 and it was 1983 before they adopted a pick 4 drawing and that was only a few times a week.

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                      Posted: May 31, 2006, 6:49 am - IP Logged

                      I've read that more Texas Pick 3 tickets are sold than any other lottery ticket west of the Mississippi. Why fix what aint broke. A Pick 4 would compete with their  Pick 3 with the additional problem that players win less often and thus may be discouraged from playing eventually. They might think that once they are discouraged they will not go back to playing Pick 3, but instead will be turned off to all lottery games.

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                        Posted: May 31, 2006, 7:07 am - IP Logged

                        good point made seadeus.they could probably make even more with a pick 4 but like you said they are scared it would mess up the current flow of things.

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                          Posted: May 31, 2006, 7:10 am - IP Logged

                          People in Texas cannot count that High!!

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                            Posted: May 31, 2006, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

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