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Will Texas Join.....

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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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"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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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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Asside From The Politics...

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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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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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NOTE:

This poll was thought of BEFORE Texas announced they were considering joining BOTH alliances.

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I now have a feeling TX will decide on BOTH.

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Cash Only:

I hope they do, too.  I can save a lot of gas.

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After reading the articles today about the fact that Texas will join only one multi-state lottery I'm even more sure that it will be Powerball. Mega-Millions said they didn't like the idea and would not want to participate.

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Hey, let's not forget, that

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Quote:Originally posted by CASH Only on June 21, 2003


I bet Texas already has decided on MM.


Naw, Cash, I still think PB will be the choice. It grows faster has more choices of play than the slow moving MM.
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Well I have to admit I was wrong. Thought for sure Texas would go PB.

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Ok

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