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Posted: April 17, 2003, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

Is anybody here playing the Texas lottery? If so, what do you think about the upcomming change on May 4th? I hate it & even wrote to the TLC about it.


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    Posted: April 17, 2003, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

    Hi Rebecka,

    I think it's time you Texans learn who's in charge of Texas...Those people who create and make those stupid decisions or the people who elect them and put them in office.I am fed up to my nostrils with stupid,unexplained,no reason for,down right idiotic legislation by lottery officials who's jobs are not elected positions.I guess Texas is not above the same negative political restraints as the rest of the country.

     

    lottoscorp 


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      Posted: April 17, 2003, 3:32 pm - IP Logged
      The most interesting thing about the new version of LOTTO TEXAS is that while it will be played like Powerball/Mega Millions/California SuperLotto Plus, you will LOSE by matching _only_ the "mega" number or whatever term the TX Lottery will use. Yet, PB and the CA game, each with fewer numbers in the "lower" field, let you win with ONLY that number.

      TX also needs to adopt the "60-day" rule-you'll still have to make the cash/annuity choice WHEN you play, instead of after you win.

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        Posted: April 17, 2003, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

        Rebeckah,

        There are lots of Texas players here, but not a lot of postings by any State in the jackpot sections.  The pick 3 & 4 sections are  more active.  Not too many people like to post and come up losers all the time.  Odds of posting a winning number (box or straight) is better in those sections and the pick 3 & 4 games don't change, what worked ten years ago, will work today.

        Sounds like the 5/44 & 1/44 format will do the job - make the game hard to win and increase the jackpot.  Your best bet is to win the jackpot before the change.  Good luck to you.

        RJOh 

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          Posted: April 17, 2003, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

          Rebeckah,

          OldHank, here. Just wanted to tell you that the May 4th change MAY not be final. It appears the TLC bought new balls BEFORE the 30 day comment period was up. Do you visit the Lotto Report page, written by Dawn Nettles?  She keeps everybody updated on the happenings. Even has a form to fill out to send to our legislators. Maybe check it out and fill out the form, if it's not too late.  The url is:  www.lottoreport.com

          p.s.  I HATE THE CHANGE. I think the real change we need is new personel  at the TLC.

          Best of luck to you

          OldHank

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            Posted: April 20, 2003, 9:31 am - IP Logged

            OldHank, Thanks for the inf


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              Posted: April 20, 2003, 9:47 am - IP Logged
              Rebekah:

              AFAIK the cash/annuity choice will be binding, like here in NY.

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                Posted: April 21, 2003, 9:57 am - IP Logged

                yep, I just checked a ticket & it says your jackpot choice is binding. & Not chosing gives you the annuity. I always choose CVO anyway.


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                  Posted: April 21, 2003, 10:09 am - IP Logged
                  Rebekah:

                  That's why my handle is "CASH Only".

                  TX has the only lottery that uses the initials "CVO", much like the TxDOT uses "IH-45" instead of "I-45" for the Dallas-to-Houston road.

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                    Posted: April 25, 2003, 9:37 am - IP Logged

                    I have looked up some things and the results aren't pretty.  The total odds for Texas Lotto after May 4th is 1 in 57.  Powerball is only 1 in 36.  That is because Texas gives the player NOTHING for selecting the powerball correctly. 

                    One plus the powerball only pays $3.  Powerball, on the other hand, pays $4.

                    The idiots in Austin are likely to kill the lottery.

                     

                     


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                      Posted: April 25, 2003, 9:51 am - IP Logged
                      Orange:

                      At least Lotto TX will return 52% to players. The NY Lotto 59 here pays back only 40%.

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                        Posted: April 25, 2003, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

                        Well, if the TLC {Texas Lottery Commision) IS trying to kill the lottery, they're doing a REAAAAAAALY good job at it. At least they're talking again about doing either powerball or Megamillions. Adding one of those would most definately wound the TLC. I'd play powerball over their new lotto game just cuz the jackpots are bigger & the database would be bigger. Plus more people discuss those games than Texas games.


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                          Posted: April 25, 2003, 4:21 pm - IP Logged
                          Rebeckah:

                          Adding either PB or MM would not "wound" the TLC (in fact it would increase TX Lottery sales), but it would hurt Lotto TX.


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                            Posted: May 1, 2003, 6:28 am - IP Logged

                            $7 million Saturday, 5/3...the final drawing before the game change.


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                              Posted: May 1, 2003, 7:17 am - IP Logged

                              A lot of Texas players will hopefully choose ANNUITY

                              Don't blow all your winnings in one place - Choose Annuity