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The Texas Multi-State Lottery Battle!

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Posted: June 30, 2003, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

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    Posted: June 30, 2003, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

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      Posted: June 30, 2003, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

      Good evening lottoscorp, al

       

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        Posted: June 30, 2003, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

        Rebeckah,

        I agree with you, the Texas Lottery Commission does not listen to its players.  If you read through the articles, they say about how they're listening on the multi-state game issue.  That shows how FAKE they are.  They absolutely DON'T listen to the players on that decision, because frankly most players wouldn't know or understand the economics behind which multi-state game to choose.

        Where they have gone BAD is adding a bonus ball to their game.  What a mistake!  When they go with MM or PB, they'll have a bonus ball game, why have two?  Instead, if they insisted on longer odds (which is debateable), they should have slightly increased the number pool, like New York did.

        New York actually has pretty well-structured lottery games, with the exception of the low amount added to the prize pool and the need to choose the cash option at the time of purchase.  Texas should have paid attention to NY.

         

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          Posted: July 1, 2003, 5:27 am - IP Logged

          The battle may end in a tie!  Check todays headline at BigGameLottery.com!

           

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            Posted: July 1, 2003, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

            Todd, et al:

            Having Texas play both multistate games makes perfect sense.  We would have the best and worst of all possible worlds.  Rebeckah is right on concerning the Texas Lotto Commission.  Their mandate is to increase state revenue.  If one multistate game is good, then two could be better!  Double the games and double the greed.  It will be a boon for the retailers, too.  They don't care how hard their clerks have to work when the lotto is over $20 million.  Guess how much business 7-11, Toot n Totum, et al will get with two multistate games!  We will save a lot of gas driving back and forth to San Jon on weekends.  See, there is a plus to this whole mess!

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              Posted: July 2, 2003, 8:11 am - IP Logged

              If Texas joins MUSL, it could replace "Lotto Texas" with "Hot Lotto". I wouldn't mind TX having THREE multi-state jackpot games!

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                Cash Only:

                I wouldn't either.  It would give me three chances to win the big prizes each week.  Texas could become a lotto player's paradise or hell, depending on how you look at it.

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                  O-man:

                  If Texas were to sell MM _and_ PB, it COULD be the beginning of MERGING the two games.

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                    I would love it states allowed both games.  I think it would be a GOOD thing.

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                      Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on July 02, 2003


                      O-man:

                      If Texas were to sell MM _and_ PB, it COULD be the beginning of MERGING the two games.



                      I think there is no doubt they will dventually merge (keeping the Powerball brand name in the process). It's just a matter of when. I would have thought 10 years from now...but then again the "BIG" states like CA, TX, FL, and PA had been holding out for awhile.

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                        smd:

                        CA is in MUSL but no plans to sell PB.

                        FL's Jeb Bush is the conservative twin of Howard Dean (neither likes PB).

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                          O-man:

                          If Texas were to sell MM _and_ PB, it COULD be the beginning of MERGING the two games.



                          Yeah, they could make a movie out of it: Clash of the Egos

                           

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                            Posted: July 2, 2003, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

                            We need to abolish both MM and PB in favor of a national federally sponsored lottery that could be used for big public works projects like building a 100-foot-tall wall between the U.S. and Mexico!  It could be a 5-60 format with a 1-60 powerball.  Maybe two powerballs . . .  It would generate half billion dollar jackpots.  For an extra sweetener, all winnings could be income tax free like they do in Norway. 

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                              Posted: July 3, 2003, 7:07 am - IP Logged

                              Todd:

                              I'm from Amarillo, Texas

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