|Posted: April 2, 2007, 12:32 am - IP Logged|
When the lottery was implemented in Texas, the main lotto game was pick 6 of 50. The game later was changed to pick 6/54. Still later, the game was changed to pick 5/44 and 1/44.
After MegaMillions was implemented, the lotto game was changed to pick 6 of 54. Regardless of sales, the jackpot begins at $4 million and rolls until won.
The public was not happy with the changes and only about 3 million tickets are sold each draw. This means about 23 million combinations are not being sold.
As result, the lotto jackpot has gone 40 repeat 40 drawings without a winner. Not even big jackpots, such as the current $72 million, is attracting additional players. The TLC is getting a lot of middle fingers pointing skyward.
The lottery commission is aware of poor sales. They, of course, can't or won't admit that they made a mistake when they went back to 6/54. The players weren't happy and many vowed not to play the game.
A pick 6/42 would probably have been a better choice.
The TLC is apparently happy with the games' poor performance. They are getting their share of sales.
Personally, I think the TLC is running a legal scam.
What do you think?