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Posted: April 23, 2010, 4:02 am - IP Logged

The current jackpot is 82 million.  The previous jackpot cycle ended when it was won at 76 million.  My admittedly hasty and unverified count is that the previous jackpot was the result of 47 rolls and was won on the 48th draw.  The current jackpot is a result of 52 rolls.  These are the two longest "dry spells" in the game's history.

Also, it's the second-higest jackpot with a straight-six matrix (it reached 145 as a 5+1 game) and it's the highest it's been without a bonus ball since Mega Millions became available here.  Before then, the jackpot moved up quickly; it went from 4 to 85 in just 10 rolls.  Basically, the jackpot is the highest it's been without the help of a bonus ball or lack of competition.

The cash value is twice the odds.  Cash value stands at 51.4 million and the odds are 1:25,827,165.

It's time to break the longest jackpot cycle and win the highest jackpot during the current game configuration/mix.  All Texas players should join me in this effort.

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    Posted: April 23, 2010, 9:07 am - IP Logged

    "All Texas players should join me in this effort".

    LOL. You can be assured that there are a lot of people playing that don't normally play.

    What really hits home for me is that despite much lower odds than MM or PB, this game is still a bugger to win.

    I have a pool at work with 11 people in it. I usually play all the numbers in the matrix in 9 lines, then play a couple QP's or play some numbers twice. Since January we have played $336 and won 3 of 6 three times for $9.

    CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

    A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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      Posted: April 23, 2010, 10:32 am - IP Logged

      For me, Lotto Texas is a DUD.

      I've had better luck with MM and PB even with the extreme odds.

       

      Best Of Luck!

      LottoL

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        Posted: April 23, 2010, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

        I am one of those who will be playing but doesn't usually.  I've also noticed that this game doesn't like winners, in spite of technically better odds.  I've also won more win Mega Millions.  I've even won more with Powerball back when I occasionally got tickets in Oklahoma.  But still, the cash value is twice the odds.

        I've never believed in overdoing it, so I'll be spending just two dollars for one line of my numbers and one quick pick.  Just enough to throw my hat in the ring.

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          Posted: April 25, 2010, 9:18 am - IP Logged

          I am one of those who will be playing but doesn't usually.  I've also noticed that this game doesn't like winners, in spite of technically better odds.  I've also won more win Mega Millions.  I've even won more with Powerball back when I occasionally got tickets in Oklahoma.  But still, the cash value is twice the odds.

          I've never believed in overdoing it, so I'll be spending just two dollars for one line of my numbers and one quick pick.  Just enough to throw my hat in the ring.

          I think that's playing smart. On MM and PB I usually play one dollar each and with Lotto being this high I play a dollar on my numbers and a dollar on a QP.

          CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

          A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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            Posted: April 28, 2010, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

            For me, Lotto Texas is a DUD.

            I've had better luck with MM and PB even with the extreme odds.

             

            Best Of Luck!

            LottoL

            Well said!!!!! Texas Lotto is a DUD! Most of the time there are only 5 winners a year! It takes but rarely gives!! I spend only $2.00/game too. No Pity!
            GOOD LUCK TO ALL THATS BRAVE ENOUGH TO PLAY.

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              Posted: April 28, 2010, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

              Judging from the threads here I figured Texas Lotto must be a RNG game.  I see that it is a ball drop game.  While I expect a RNG game to roll-over as many times as the lotto officials wish, I would not expect this in a ball drop game.  This must indeed be a monster to win.

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                Posted: April 29, 2010, 12:03 am - IP Logged

                I'm working on it. Of course I only play $1 since 2nd prize is not that great.

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                  Posted: April 29, 2010, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

                  Judging from the threads here I figured Texas Lotto must be a RNG game.  I see that it is a ball drop game.  While I expect a RNG game to roll-over as many times as the lotto officials wish, I would not expect this in a ball drop game.  This must indeed be a monster to win.

                  All Texas games use mechanical ball machines.  Lotto Texas uses solid balls that drop and the other games use hollow balls that rise to the top of the machine.

                  The jackpot rolled again, for the 54th time, extending the record run.  Cash value is more than twice the odds.  The odds are 1:25,827,165.  I checked the latest "estimated jackpot calculation document" and it shows that the sales per draw have been in the range of 3 to 3.4 million, usually higher for the Saturday draws.  Given those numbers and the odds, it isn't difficult to see why no one wins.

                  There is the perception that it's hard to win, and my experience suggests that, also.  Overall odds are 1:71, twice as hard as Powerball and almost twice Mega Millions.  The jackpot cash value is stated to be 40.47% of the ticket sales, which I believe is higher than the big multi-state games.  If that rate is high, it would mean that the game favors the infrequent jackpot winner at the cost of fewer low-level winners and possibly lower payouts at lower levels.

                  I'm in for $2 per draw until someone (hopefully me) wins.

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                    Posted: April 29, 2010, 7:06 pm - IP Logged

                    I haven't followed the game in quite a while.

                    Did the last matrix change occur on 7/19/2000?  If I'm not mistaken, it went to 54 balls at this point in time.

                    Can anyone verify when the last matrix change was?

                     

                    Thanks,

                    LottoL

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                      Posted: April 29, 2010, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

                      I haven't followed the game in quite a while.

                      Did the last matrix change occur on 7/19/2000?  If I'm not mistaken, it went to 54 balls at this point in time.

                      Can anyone verify when the last matrix change was?

                       

                      Thanks,

                      LottoL

                      On the lottery history page in the section for 2000 there are two relevant entries:

                      March 14

                      Texas Lottery Commissioners vote unanimously to authorize the publication ofproposed amendments that could bring changes to the Lotto Texas game by early summer. The amendments increase the payout from 50 percent to 55 percent and expand the Lotto's field of numbers from 50 to 54.

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                      July 19

                      For the first time in nearly eight years, the Texas Lottery changes its Lotto Texas game. Four numbers are added to the field from which players canchoose their numbers. Among the other changes is a hike in the payout to 55 percent of thejackpot.

                      The date you recall is correct.  However, the last matrix change was on April 26, 2006 when it went back to 6/54 after having a bonus ball for a few years.

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                        Posted: April 29, 2010, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

                        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

                        Thanks for the info.  Much appreciated!

                         

                        LottoL

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                          Posted: April 29, 2010, 10:58 pm - IP Logged

                          Perhaps we should combine our powers to kill TX Lotto.

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                            Posted: May 3, 2010, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

                            A couple of weeks ago, I told my 8 year old to pick 6 numbers between 1 and 54.

                             

                            He did, and he hit 4 of 6.

                             

                            We are doing that again for the next draw.

                             

                            If you see a winner from Central Texas, it was me.

                            BE JOYFUL ALWAYS, PRAY CONTINUALLY, AND GIVE THANKS IN ALL CIRCUMSTANCES.