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Will Florida Join Powerball

Topic closed. 12 replies. Last post 10 years ago by Just6ntlc.

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With a new governor in Florida, how long before they join Powerball or Mega Millions (either one)?

Within 2 years [ 10 ]  [38.46%]
Within 4 years [ 3 ]  [11.54%]
More than 4 years [ 1 ]  [3.85%]
Won't Happen [ 12 ]  [46.15%]
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Posted: January 6, 2007, 10:46 am - IP Logged

Now that Jeb is out, how much longer before we see Powerball or Mega Millions in Florida?

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    Posted: January 6, 2007, 10:57 am - IP Logged

    I don't think it will happen.  FL's lottery games are a cash cow for the state and I don't believe it will go to diverting any of that money anywhere.

    Good Luck!

    Stavros

     

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      Posted: January 6, 2007, 11:10 am - IP Logged

      I don't think it will happen.  FL's lottery games are a cash cow for the state and I don't believe it will go to diverting any of that money anywhere.

      Yep...I Agree!

      Ain't gonna happen............

       

                                     

                    

       

       


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        Posted: January 6, 2007, 11:12 am - IP Logged

        My vote is within 2 years. I think Florida will rejoin PB or join MM.

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          Posted: January 6, 2007, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

          I don't think it will happen.  FL's lottery games are a cash cow for the state and I don't believe it will go to diverting any of that money anywhere.

          I second that emotion.....

          Oogle  waiting patiently for my jackpot

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            Posted: January 7, 2007, 3:32 pm - IP Logged

            Perhaps if Florida joined PowerBall, the minimum jackpot of the PowerBall could increase to $20 million? I sure hope so.

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              Posted: January 8, 2007, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

              Even if Florida were to join tomorrow, I don't see Powerball increasing its minimum jackpot anytime soon. Powerball's first draw rollovers have never been more than the minimum $5 million since it went to 5/55 + 1/42.

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                Posted: January 9, 2007, 12:10 am - IP Logged

                My vote is within 2 years. I think Florida will rejoin PB or join MM.

                Rejoin? Florida never joined Powerball.

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                  Posted: January 9, 2007, 8:37 am - IP Logged

                  Rejoin? Florida never joined Powerball.

                  Actually, if you Google "Florida Joins Powerball" you will see that they did at one time join Powerball but never actually started selling the game, the same as California.

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                    Posted: January 9, 2007, 9:38 am - IP Logged

                    Actually, if you Google "Florida Joins Powerball" you will see that they did at one time join Powerball but never actually started selling the game, the same as California.

                    rdc137...thanks for the info on Florida and Powerball.  You mentioned that California was the same as Florida. When did this happen?

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                      Posted: January 20, 2007, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

                      rdc137...thanks for the info on Florida and Powerball.  You mentioned that California was the same as Florida. When did this happen?

                      I've lived in FL for over 12 years and I don't ever remember reading that we joined PB.  I'd like to read the article to which you are referring.  Jeb Bush announced he would never approved joining a multi-state game since it would hurt state revenues.

                       

                      Okay:  Here's something from the New York Times (the rest of the article is only avail for a fee)

                      National News Briefs; Florida Cancels Contract To Be Part of Powerball

                      *Please Note: Archive articles do not include photos, charts or graphics.
                      February 3, 1999, Wednesday
                      Late Edition - Final, Section A, Page 10, Column 6, 206 words

                      DISPLAYING ABSTRACT - Gov Jeb Bush says Florida is pulling out of contract to become 21st state to join Powerball, because joining would only harm state lottery's chances of achieving stability

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                        Posted: January 20, 2007, 7:25 pm - IP Logged

                        I've lived in FL for over 12 years and I don't ever remember reading that we joined PB.  I'd like to read the article to which you are referring.  Jeb Bush announced he would never approved joining a multi-state game since it would hurt state revenues.

                         

                        Okay:  Here's something from the New York Times (the rest of the article is only avail for a fee)

                        National News Briefs; Florida Cancels Contract To Be Part of Powerball

                        *Please Note: Archive articles do not include photos, charts or graphics.
                        February 3, 1999, Wednesday
                        Late Edition - Final, Section A, Page 10, Column 6, 206 words

                        DISPLAYING ABSTRACT - Gov Jeb Bush says Florida is pulling out of contract to become 21st state to join Powerball, because joining would only harm state lottery's chances of achieving stability

                        That's what we are referring to. Florida never actually sold a Powerball ticket. The only state to ever dump Powerball is Georgia.


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                          Posted: February 26, 2007, 12:09 am - IP Logged

                          I hope Florida joins Power ball as their reunion.