|Posted: October 26, 2006, 1:31 pm - IP Logged|
The Great Wall of China was financed with Keno. The original ticket had 80 Chinese characters from their alphabet (which has more than 50,000 characters!) and people played their names and such.
The Quick Pick came about when everything started gettting computerized and certainly increased ticket sales - "I can't pick my nose, I'll try a quick pick".
My first wife was Asian and I remember telling her to play a quick pick and she said, "Computer don't want me to win."
I'm wonderig if there were lottery sales with no quick picks though. I think the first lottery was New Hampshire, maybe 1974, and soince they were using terminals, did they have quick pikcs?
The first lottery I ever played was in 1970 in Germany, The Hessen Lotto. It was a 6 /49 game that a lot of early lotteries were modeled after. I can't remember if they had quick picks or not.