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Do you like having two national lotteries?

Topic closed. 15 replies. Last post 11 months ago by travelintrucker.

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Do you like having two national lotteries?

Yes [ 10 ]  [50.00%]
No [ 4 ]  [20.00%]
Would like Hot Lotto to join the party! [ 4 ]  [20.00%]
Add some other game [ 1 ]  [5.00%]
Undecided [ 1 ]  [5.00%]
Total Valid Votes [ 20 ]  
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travelintrucker's avatar - morph
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Posted: January 2, 2016, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

With Mega Millions currently at $145 mil and Powerball at $334 mill, it got me thinking.. THIS IS PRETTY EXCITING! If Powerball is won tonight, Mega is there to pick up the slack. I personally wouldn't mind seeing Hot Lotto go national, but keep the same payout system. It's tax free and what you see is what you win. They would most likely have to change the matrix. Currently, Hot Lotto is played in a few states. What's your opinion on the two national lotteries? What changes, if any, would you make? Good luck to those playing Powerball tonight!

May the balls bounce in your favor!

    travelintrucker's avatar - morph
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    Posted: January 2, 2016, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

    Sorry Todd, forgot to post this in Jackpot Games.

    May the balls bounce in your favor!

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      Posted: January 2, 2016, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

      Sorry Todd, forgot to post this in Jackpot Games.

      It's OK, seems like a good general discussion topic to me!

       

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        Posted: January 3, 2016, 3:03 am - IP Logged

        We don't even have one national lottery, so how can the questioned be answered?

          Bondi Junction
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          Posted: January 3, 2016, 4:19 am - IP Logged

          I would like to an annual Holiday lottery, like they have in Spain. An American  El Gordo (The Fat One), would be very popular. 

          We all get a lot out of lotteries!

            Bondi Junction
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            Posted: January 3, 2016, 4:25 am - IP Logged

            We don't even have one national lottery, so how can the questioned be answered?

            Actually, we do! Megabucks Doubler, from the Massachusetts lottery is a national lottery. It is available, throughout the US, even in the states without lotteries.

            We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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              Posted: January 3, 2016, 5:34 am - IP Logged

              What I mean is lotteries that are played all over the nation. Well, most of it. Mega and PB are played in 44 states, D.C., PR, U.S. Virgin Islands.

              May the balls bounce in your favor!

                Bondi Junction
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                Posted: January 3, 2016, 3:35 pm - IP Logged

                What I mean is lotteries that are played all over the nation. Well, most of it. Mega and PB are played in 44 states, D.C., PR, U.S. Virgin Islands.

                The Massachusetts game Megabucks Doubler can be played from anywhere in the US. While you can't buy a ticket in a store, you can buy a subscription by phone. I don't know of any other state lottery game available across the whole country.

                We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                  Posted: January 3, 2016, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

                  What I mean is lotteries that are played all over the nation. Well, most of it. Mega and PB are played in 44 states, D.C., PR, U.S. Virgin Islands.

                  I Agree! PB and MM are as close to being national lotteries as any we'll ever see.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Bondi Junction
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                    Posted: January 3, 2016, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

                    I Agree! PB and MM are as close to being national lotteries as any we'll ever see.

                    They are not available in the states that don't have state lotteries!

                    We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                      Posted: January 3, 2016, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

                      It sucks getting stuck in Mississippi or Alabama. I'm hardly ever in Utah and have never been to Nevada with this company.

                      May the balls bounce in your favor!

                        Bondi Junction
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                        Posted: January 3, 2016, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

                        It sucks getting stuck in Mississippi or Alabama. I'm hardly ever in Utah and have never been to Nevada with this company.

                        What about Alaska? What do you do when Mushing? 

                         

                        What about Hawaii? What do you do while surfing?

                        We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                          Posted: January 3, 2016, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

                          They are not available in the states that don't have state lotteries!

                          True but that's only because those states don't allow lotteries within their boarders.  Whether or how a lottery is run is the domains of each state.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: January 3, 2016, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

                            I Agree! PB and MM are as close to being national lotteries as any we'll ever see.

                            People are playing both games, but I just saw where the most bet on one MM drawing in 2015 was $52 million. The majority sales in the last MM drawing ($24.7 million) was in ten states. With sales less than $100,000 in several states, calling MM a "National Lottery" only reflects the fact a majority of states sell MM tickets.

                            MM and PB became more like a National Lottery when states began selling both games, but they are still not being run by or for the national government. And the only thing national about both games is the jackpot; just ask the Californians that matched 5 + 0 and were paid a lot less than $1 million.

                              Bondi Junction
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                              Posted: January 4, 2016, 9:37 am - IP Logged

                              True but that's only because those states don't allow lotteries within their boarders.  Whether or how a lottery is run is the domains of each state.

                              Megabucks Doubler is also available in states that don't have their own state lotteries.

                              We all get a lot out of lotteries!