|Posted: February 1, 2010, 2:21 am - IP Logged|
The map showing where Hot Lotto is played indicates that it's played in smaller states, probably in states that are too small to have an in-state game with large jackpots. I don't think Texas needs it, because it has Texas Two Step at the small jackpot level, and Lotto Texas with multi-million dollar jackpots.
Before the expansion, Mega Millions was played mostly in larger states that can support in-state games with jackpots as big as or bigger than Hot Lotto.
If Hot Lotto expands too much, it may turn in to another Powerball, which I don't think the current Hot Lotto states want, since they all have Powerball already, and most also have Mega Millions now.