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Texas Lottery Ball Games need better Odds

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Posted: April 11, 2011, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

I just need to vent about this.  The two big Texas Lottery ball games, Lotto Texas and the Texas Two Step suck.  These games have higher odds than other states with similar games.  For example, Lotto Texas is a 6/54 game while Ohio's Classic Lotto is a 6/49.  So to win the big one in Texas it is 1 in 25.8 MIL and in Ohio it's 13.9 MIL.  And the Texas Two Step is garbage too, it is a 4/35 plus a 1/35 Bonus Ball while Ohio's Rolling Cash 5 is a 5/39 game.  So to hit the big one the Texas 2 Step is 1 in 1.8 MIL and the Rolling Cash 5 is 1 in 575,757.  I know Ohio's jackpots for these games start lower but who cares, they have better odds.

Texas has a huge population and more people play and put in money so you would think they would want more winners?  I thought everything was bigger and better in Texas?  Come on Texas Lottery Commission, get with it and stop being greedy.

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    Posted: April 11, 2011, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

    I new a Texas brushpopper one time.

    Went by the name of Mega-ThinkTank or some such thing.

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      Posted: April 11, 2011, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

      Considering how much Lotto Texas sales have dropped off, and how much it will continue to drop off with Powerball in the mix, I think dropping several balls from the matrix would make a lot of sense. Dropping the number of balls to 46 or so would make the game more appealing, and at current sales levels, it would probably still get some good runs even with better odds.

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        Posted: April 12, 2011, 2:25 am - IP Logged

        You can only drop balls/odds if it makes fiscal sense.

        In this case, you know the odds going in, so don't play it.

        If enough people boycott it they might drop it, but the problem is far too many people don't know the odds, and don't care about the odds, that is why we play a game (PB) with 195~ million to 1 odds of winning. The difference is for some of us it is a sport, a hobby, but to those that don't play it like that, they don't care. States such as Texas bank on people playing that don't care about the odds.

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          Posted: April 12, 2011, 8:29 am - IP Logged

          You can only drop balls/odds if it makes fiscal sense.

          In this case, you know the odds going in, so don't play it.

          If enough people boycott it they might drop it, but the problem is far too many people don't know the odds, and don't care about the odds, that is why we play a game (PB) with 195~ million to 1 odds of winning. The difference is for some of us it is a sport, a hobby, but to those that don't play it like that, they don't care. States such as Texas bank on people playing that don't care about the odds.

          I Agree!