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now that Texas can go multi state will it be Mega Millions or Powerball

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Just want to see how many folks think as I do that new states will go for Powerball over Mega Millions

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    Texas would go with Powerball because it would plug a sieve that exists when Texans go to New Mexico to play the game.

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      Orange:

      So does Louisiana-in fact, 18-, 19-, and 20-year-olds in La. could play PB in Texas.

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        since they just approved a bill allowing TX to join a multi-state game, it maybe closer than we all thought. Changing the bill was a first step, but we'll see what happens. OH! The excitment! The drama! The suspense! {just kidding)

        More info:

        http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/1924025

        http://www.statesman.com/legislature/content/coxnet/texas/legislature/0503/0524lottery.html

        2nd article makes it sounds like Perry will only veto if the ammendments are added.

         

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          Posted: May 26, 2003, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

          "now that Texas can go multi state will it be Mega Millions or Powerball"



          What do you mean by that statement?

             

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            Quote: Originally posted by ShadyLady on May 26, 2003


            "now that Texas can go multi state will it be Mega Millions or Powerball"

            What do you mean by that statement?
               



            I mean that Texas passed a bill to allow the state to join one of the multi state lotteries of which there are two, Powerball and Mega Millions. I'm asking which will Texas choose.

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              My guess is Mega Millions - it attracts the states with larger populations.

               

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                Posted: May 27, 2003, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                Mega Millions...Texas

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                    MM:

                    California IS now a member of MUSL-but they joined for the proposed "international" game. They have no interest in PB.

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                      I think I read an article here a few weeks ago that talked about MUSL and the Mega Millions Group putting on presentations for the Texas Lottery. Sounded from the article that MUSL (PB) had a better presentation.

                      While it is true that MM is in the bigger population states, the fact that the jackpot has not grown that large since the new ball set started, may keep Texas away. The states all want big jackpots, and so far, PB is the only game that has delivered.

                      I have a feeling that this will all be moot in about 5-7 years, cause in my opinion, MUSL will absorb MM and we'll have a true US National Lottery (to go along with whatever International Lottery game they cook up).

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                            Looks like Texas went for Powerball as I had thought. MM better get on the ball and come up with a plan to get bigger jackpots, faster.

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                              Posted: June 17, 2003, 7:47 am - IP Logged

                              We'll soon find out which multi-state games Texas will join. They're looking into the benifits of each now. See article below. 

                              http://www.woai.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=22C653DB-4842-48F4-917B-238B51E2115C

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