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    Posted: June 2, 2003, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

    PB was used as a "generic" name in the article. Don't be surprised if Texas sells MM instead.

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      Posted: June 2, 2003, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

      Cash:  &n

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        Posted: June 2, 2003, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

        I suspect Texas will join Powerball because we are losing too much money to New Mexico and we can suck money out of Western Oklahoma.

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          Posted: June 2, 2003, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

          What if Texas goes with MM instead? The MM states overall have much larger populations than the PBs.

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            I agree with CASH, I took the article to either be using Powerball in a generic sense (even though they used a capital P) or the writer of the article doesn't realize there are 2 multi-state lotteries. (very possible).

            Powerball has and always will be a better brand name than the Big Game or Mega Millions.

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              I'll stick with my prediction that Texas goes with MM, and MM will take the opportunity to change the game again (I hope).

               

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                Posted: June 3, 2003, 5:48 am - IP Logged
                Todd:

                MM would "have" to lengthen the jackpot odds if Texas joins. Maybe 5/(55-57) + 1/49.

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                  Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on June 03, 2003


                  Todd:

                  MM would "have" to lengthen the jackpot odds if Texas joins. Maybe 5/(55-57) + 1/49.



                  I agree, whichever multi-state lottery adds Texas, they'll have to lengthen the odds.  Plus, I'd like to see them start the jackpot at $15 million instead of $10 million.

                   

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                    Posted: June 3, 2003, 11:14 am - IP Logged

                    mmmm, when they said:

                    *The House and Senate approved Texas joining Powerball through a revived measure late Sunday. *

                    I took it to mean the game PB. NM & LA already are PB states, TX would be stupid to go with MM. MM is going to die dventually anyway. & why would they change the odds when TX joins? I hope they don't change the game as 1: 120 million odds suck enough. SHEESH!

                     

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                      And wasn't I just saying *I hope we join PB?* & here we join it a week later..... 'member me saying that orangeman? Well, I hope I win the Lottery jackpot, I hope I win the Lottery jackpot, I hope I win the Lottery jackpot, I hope I win the Lottery jackpot, I hope I win the Lottery jackpot, .... :)))))

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                        Quote: Originally posted by Rebeckah on June 03, 2003



                        ...MM is going to die dventually anyway....




                        That is a rediculously incorrect statement.

                         

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                          Rebeckah:

                          Your predictive powers are astounding!  Good work!  The Texas Lotto will die a merciful death in spite of the fact that the alleged legislators who approved it believe Powerball and Texas Lotto can co-exist side-by-side.  I predict Texas Lotto will suffer for obvious reasons.  Poor payouts, lousy odds and a history of ignoring the public will destroy Texas Lotto.  Look for the demise of Two-Step and the introduction of Pick 4 in the future. 

                          I really hope you win Powerball.  It would be nice to know someone that lucky.

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                            Posted: June 5, 2003, 9:43 am - IP Logged

                            Thankyou Orangeman :)

                            I agree that 2 step will die. Well, changing the Lottery Executive Director every few years as they have done doesn't help. Everybody has a different idea about what to do, and all these implemented changes make the players & game suffer. I read that Gov Perry will veto joining a multi-state game, but what I'm reading now sounds like he'll pass it. So, we'll have to wait & see on this one. I think we will join in the end tho.

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                              Here's some info on each game:

                              Mega Millions is offered by 10 states, with a combined population of 93 million. Mega Millions is played in Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia, and Washington. The old version of Mega Millions, The Big Game, holds the record for the largest lottery jackpot ever in North America: $363 million. On average, 35 percent of all Mega Millions ticket sales are dedicated to the government programs of each participating state. Approximately 50 percent of every dollar wagered goes back to the players in the form of prizes, and approximately 5 percent goes to retailers who sell tickets. Players pick five numbers from a field of 52, and a "Mega Ball" number from a second field of 52. Visit the IMega Millions/I Web site to learn more.

                              Powerball is a large-jackpot game offered by 25 lotteries23 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islandsfor a combined population of 82.1 million. Powerball is played in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.  Powerball is the largest of several games offered by lotteries that are part of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL). The largest Powerball jackpot to date was $314.9 million, won on Christmas Day 2002. Players choose 5 numbers from a field of 53, and 1 number from a field of 42. Players win a prize by matching 1 of 9 ways to win. Read more at the IPowerball/I Web site.