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"Lotto Texas" Now At $89 MILLION ($57.9 Million Cash)

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Posted: May 9, 2010, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

The "Lotto Texas" game is now at a huge $89 Million or $58 Million cash level.  That's quite an amount considering the odds are "only" 25 million to 1 against you.  Nice, really nice.  Kinda makes me wish I could drive over there and play a few bucks.  California's SuperLotto jackpot hasn't been that high for years and the odds are twice as bad.

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    Posted: May 9, 2010, 10:12 pm - IP Logged

    The "Lotto Texas" game is now at a huge $89 Million or $58 Million cash level.  That's quite an amount considering the odds are "only" 25 million to 1 against you.  Nice, really nice.  Kinda makes me wish I could drive over there and play a few bucks.  California's SuperLotto jackpot hasn't been that high for years and the odds are twice as bad.

    You can find it here:

    http://www.lotterypost.com/results/tx

    Next Drawing: Wed, May 12, 2010, 10:12 pm Central Time

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      Posted: May 9, 2010, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

      ADDENDUM:  I checked and the last time the California SuperLotto was $93 Million, the highest in years, was Sept. 1, 2007, drawing #2130.  There was one winner from Alameda.  It will be interesting to see if the Lotto Texas game goes this high within 2 weeks.

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        Posted: May 9, 2010, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

        <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

        Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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          Posted: May 9, 2010, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

          I've been watching the "estimated jackpot calculation documents" and found something interesting.  The interest factor used to calculate the annuitized amount has gone down significantly for the past few draws.  This has resulted in lower annuitized values.  For the last two draws the cash value increased by over $1,000,000 while the annuitized value increased by only one million.  The reason is that the lower interest factor decreases the projected return on all of the money in the pool.

          They have to increase the annuitized amount by at least one million.  The past $2,000,000 increases have come back to bite them.  Their last pre-draw estimate was about a quarter million short of the cash value needed to support the 88 million in the last draw, but they still had to increase it by at least a million.

          This brings up an interesting mathematical question, since current interest rates affect all of the money in the prize pool, and a drop can result in a lower annuitized amount than might be expected after a rollover.

          Also, this was the 59th roll, continuing the record streak.

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            Posted: May 9, 2010, 11:35 pm - IP Logged

            The "Lotto Texas" game is now at a huge $89 Million or $58 Million cash level.  That's quite an amount considering the odds are "only" 25 million to 1 against you.  Nice, really nice.  Kinda makes me wish I could drive over there and play a few bucks.  California's SuperLotto jackpot hasn't been that high for years and the odds are twice as bad.

            Well, this is the highest the jackpot has been since the matrix change. It looks impressive, but let me tell you this game is a b**** to win even $3 (3 out of 6).

            I run a pool at work with 11 players, and I have tried wheels, qp's, LP's RNG, and playing all the numbers in the matrix in 11 lines, (each player plays $1 per draw). Since I took over in January, we spent $391 and won exactly $9 (3 out of 6 three times).

            I'm seriously considering going to MM or PB, whichever has the highest jackpot, (right now it's PB). The overall odds in Tx Lotto are 1 in 71, where in PB it's 1 in 35 and MM is 1 in 40. It would be nice to win even a couple bucks here and there. For sure once it gets hit, we're moving on to one of the other games.

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              Posted: May 9, 2010, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

              I've been watching the "estimated jackpot calculation documents" and found something interesting.  The interest factor used to calculate the annuitized amount has gone down significantly for the past few draws.  This has resulted in lower annuitized values.  For the last two draws the cash value increased by over $1,000,000 while the annuitized value increased by only one million.  The reason is that the lower interest factor decreases the projected return on all of the money in the pool.

              They have to increase the annuitized amount by at least one million.  The past $2,000,000 increases have come back to bite them.  Their last pre-draw estimate was about a quarter million short of the cash value needed to support the 88 million in the last draw, but they still had to increase it by at least a million.

              This brings up an interesting mathematical question, since current interest rates affect all of the money in the prize pool, and a drop can result in a lower annuitized amount than might be expected after a rollover.

              Also, this was the 59th roll, continuing the record streak.

              Yeah, I noticed that too. We (and I) only play the cash option.

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                Posted: May 10, 2010, 5:08 am - IP Logged

                Yes, I called the California Lotto Office a couple years ago and they told me the same thing.  Because of lower interest rates, they lowered their jackpot estimates.

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                  Posted: May 10, 2010, 8:17 am - IP Logged

                  Yeah, I noticed that too. We (and I) only play the cash option.

                  Cash Value Minus Taxes Equals Your Take Thud

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                    Posted: May 10, 2010, 8:23 am - IP Logged

                    Yes, I called the California Lotto Office a couple years ago and they told me the same thing.  Because of lower interest rates, they lowered their jackpot estimates.

                    It's better known as the Time Value of Money: Cash Value before Taxes Plus Interest over the Life of the Annuity equals Advertised Jackpot Amount.

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