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the future of the lottery as you see it...

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Posted: February 12, 2008, 5:24 am - IP Logged

the future of the lottery as you see it....

how do you see it?   do you see more jackpots being won?  a new game to rival mega millions and powerball?    a new twist or different ways to play the pick 3?  more states going computerized?  higher matrixes on the horizon?  a state you didn't think stood a chance now getting a lottery?

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    Posted: February 12, 2008, 8:06 am - IP Logged

    the future of the lottery as you see it....

    how do you see it?   do you see more jackpots being won?  a new game to rival mega millions and powerball?    a new twist or different ways to play the pick 3?  more states going computerized?  higher matrixes on the horizon?  a state you didn't think stood a chance now getting a lottery?

    What about a NATIONWIDE 3 & 4 way game ???

    Money won is twice as good as money earned!

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      Posted: February 12, 2008, 8:19 am - IP Logged

      not a bad idea and one i've actually suggested at times in the past but it didn't get a lot of positive feedback.most thought it was a bad idea.

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        Posted: February 12, 2008, 10:52 am - IP Logged

        the future of the lottery as you see it....

        how do you see it?   do you see more jackpots being won?  a new game to rival mega millions and powerball?    a new twist or different ways to play the pick 3?  more states going computerized?  higher matrixes on the horizon?  a state you didn't think stood a chance now getting a lottery?

        Unfortunately, I see more state making their games computerized. 

        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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          Posted: February 12, 2008, 11:08 am - IP Logged

          Contrary to the belief that most states will go computerized, i think the opposite will happen or at least stay the same...Ball drawings will never go away because there is a loss of credibility with comps and that will mean loss of sales....the lottery makes money either way...Big states like NY, NJ, CA will be very hard to computerize mainly due to peoples reaction...people react differently in NY as they do in the south...and if something were to go wrong in NY it will be magnified 10x compared to something happenening in TN....I still find it hard to believe the way the glitches in TN were handled...UNBELIVABLE...they must go back to balls....The matrices WILL get a little bigger no doubt...

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            Posted: February 12, 2008, 11:34 am - IP Logged

            Unfortunately, I see more state making their games computerized. 

            Please say it won' be so. I'm too afraid of system manipulation to continue to play if that happens. Its too easy for them.   

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              Posted: February 12, 2008, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

              Please say it won' be so. I'm too afraid of system manipulation to continue to play if that happens. Its too easy for them.   

              I keep hoping that Idaho will make Pick 3 and Wild Card 2 ball drawings along with our Hot Lotto game, but I don't see it happening. I just think that a lot of states see it as being cheaper to do silly RNG instead of ball drawings. No Nod And I hate it. I don't think Powerball and Mega Millions will become computer generated, but I think a lot of Pick 3, Pick 4 and Pick 5 games may be heading in that direction.

              "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                Posted: February 12, 2008, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

                Texas needs and will probably introduce a new Pick 5 game. Cash 5/37 is old and stale. Unfortunately, the new game will have a larger matrix and will be harder to win. I hope it doesn't mirror the crimes going on in Pennsylvania.

                Otherwise, I don't believe there will be another change in MegaMillions for the next year or two.

                The TLC is trying hard to add Powerball in Texas. The other MM members aren't interested.  But, you never know what greed will do. I think it odd that none of the MM states have followed Texas and adopted the Megaplier.

                Personally, I don't think the MM and PB folks want to compete in the same states. They certainly don't want to compete with a National lottery. They very definitely don't want to computerize the games.

                I think the TLC was thinking about computer drawings, but, someone, maybe the Governor, told them to stuff it. They have recently purchased new ball machines for all of the games.

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                  Posted: February 13, 2008, 1:39 am - IP Logged

                  I hope not, but states are considering making what are now $1 games $2 games- no added prizes ot anything, just doubling the price of the ticket. 

                  With quite a few states considering selling their lottery to private enterprises, I'm afraid this might happen.

                  Pretty ironic that, in a sense, the lottery operators themselves would  go for a "cash option", cash now, instead of keeping the cash cows they have, and be willing to turn it over to someone else.  

                  Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                  Lep

                  There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                    Posted: February 13, 2008, 7:21 am - IP Logged

                    I hope not, but states are considering making what are now $1 games $2 games- no added prizes ot anything, just doubling the price of the ticket. 

                    With quite a few states considering selling their lottery to private enterprises, I'm afraid this might happen.

                    Pretty ironic that, in a sense, the lottery operators themselves would  go for a "cash option", cash now, instead of keeping the cash cows they have, and be willing to turn it over to someone else.  

                    I think the future of the lottery  will  be such that the average person won't be able to play it. It wil be a luxury that people will play only when the jackpots are out of this world. Something like going to Atlanctic City for a day of gambling. You really can't do that everyday.  I  believe  that people will protest the computerize games to the point that they will return to the mechanical. Somebody is going to uncover somebody is tampering with the computer program and this will lead to a demand to go back. The States have a lot to loose. Of course the price of a ticket will go up not down. So enjoy it while it's still okay. We all know what happens when something gets to big for itself.

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                      Posted: February 18, 2008, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

                      the future of the lottery as you see it....

                      how do you see it?   do you see more jackpots being won?  a new game to rival mega millions and powerball?    a new twist or different ways to play the pick 3?  more states going computerized?  higher matrixes on the horizon?  a state you didn't think stood a chance now getting a lottery?

                      The future?  Other states are ALREADY following everything PA's lead, IF you have studied what THEY have done the last 5 years.  See all my past posts.

                      Their ultimate goal: the DESTRUCTION of the lottery as we have known it, and all lotteries period.

                      Think I'm Paranoid?  WAKE UP PEOPLE! 

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                        Posted: February 18, 2008, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

                        is a good idea to have a nationwide pick3 and pick4...I think they will get more money that way...Not to mention the money saved on TV...

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                          Posted: February 18, 2008, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

                          Contrary to the belief that most states will go computerized, i think the opposite will happen or at least stay the same...Ball drawings will never go away because there is a loss of credibility with comps and that will mean loss of sales....the lottery makes money either way...Big states like NY, NJ, CA will be very hard to computerize mainly due to peoples reaction...people react differently in NY as they do in the south...and if something were to go wrong in NY it will be magnified 10x compared to something happenening in TN....I still find it hard to believe the way the glitches in TN were handled...UNBELIVABLE...they must go back to balls....The matrices WILL get a little bigger no doubt...

                          if people in TN would just quit playing these computerized games,  they will proof their point about their dislike..

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                            Posted: February 18, 2008, 11:05 pm - IP Logged

                            is a good idea to have a nationwide pick3 and pick4...I think they will get more money that way...Not to mention the money saved on TV...

                            Could you please explain how a national pick-3 and pick-4 could benefit either the player or an individual state?

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                              Posted: February 19, 2008, 11:10 am - IP Logged

                              Could you please explain how a national pick-3 and pick-4 could benefit either the player or an individual state?

                              Yeah I don't see how a national pick3/4 could benefit us players or the state better then the games we already have.

                              "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."