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Large PB jackpots help sales of Hot Lotto

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Posted: August 28, 2003, 11:30 am - IP Logged

Anyone go through the number of (gamewide) winners for Hot Lotto, and notice a spike in the # of winners approaching Christmas 2002, and around July 4 this year, even though (on-line) lottery sales historically decrease around major holidays, and during the summer? It seems that when PB goes well over $100 million ($315m Xmas 2002 and over $260m last month), the six-state "Hot Lotto" game pulls in more players, since of course Hot Lotto is a MUSL game, and they are already playing PB via the same terminal.

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    Posted: August 28, 2003, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

    In my home town, I noticed that the sales of lottery tickets goes up when ever the local news service covers a story about a large PowerBall jackpot even though Ohio doesn't sell PowerBall tickets. People who don't keep up with the different lotteries and don't play very often hear the story, get lotto fever and decide to buy some lottery tickets, any lottery tickets.  I've had people ask me if I bought a ticket for the big lottery and when I answer 'yes, I drove over to Indiana and pick up mine yesterday', they will very smartly come back with 'I bought mine this morning at the QuickCheck store'.  I don't tell them any better because I know they will just as happy if they win the Megamillions or SuperLoto.

    RJOh


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      Posted: September 1, 2003, 11:47 am - IP Logged

      $2,950,000 for Wednesday, September 3.                                        39 consecutive rollovers.


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        Posted: September 4, 2003, 7:17 am - IP Logged

        $3 million for Saturday Sep 6; 40 consecutive rollovers.                      Maybe HL, as I was hoping, is putting pressure on Mass. to finally do something about its 6/42 and 6/49 games.


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          Posted: September 8, 2003, 7:10 am - IP Logged

          $3,050,000 for Wednesday, Sep 10 (record JP is $3.6m)

          41 consecutive rollovers.


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            Posted: September 15, 2003, 7:18 am - IP Logged

            $3,150,000 for Wednesday, Sep 17.

            43 consecutive rollovers.


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              Posted: September 25, 2003, 7:14 am - IP Logged

              After endless 50k increases, HL jumped by $130,000 (with its 46th consecutive rollover). $3,380,000 for Saturday, Sep 27.

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                Posted: September 25, 2003, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

                46 rollovers? wow!

                cash5 is lucky to get any more than 4 rollovers... and stupid 6 hasn't been hit since PA got the Powerball... (lack of interest I guess, even tho the JP is over $50,000,000... Since we already have PB here, maybe Hot Lotto would be the ticket to replace the stupid 6. I already sent a letter to the PA lottery commission suggesting that... never got a response.

                the DID however respond when I asked about being able to claim a prize with a trust (it's cool in PA, and the ONLY way to avoid name/hometown being public domain)

                Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.


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                  Posted: September 26, 2003, 7:15 am - IP Logged

                  Hq:

                  You may have read that PA has announced they'll be a new game in early 2004...I'm guessing they'll try to wait until after Stupid-6 is won before saying what it is.


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                    Posted: October 1, 2003, 8:05 am - IP Logged

                    For those of you who want to compare, for example, Minnesota vs NY because of the Twins/Yankees playoff series, the Minnesota Lottery IMO is better than the NY Lottery, and not just because of Hot Lotto.


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                      Posted: October 7, 2003, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

                      Better luck with Hot Lotto, Twins fans.


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                        Posted: October 9, 2003, 8:22 am - IP Logged

                        Now that Hot Lotto was finally hit after 49 rolls, it needs the $102 million PB jackpot to attract players.


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                          Posted: October 14, 2003, 7:18 am - IP Logged

                          $117 million PB should help Hot Lotto somewhat.