Advice to the Lottery.. Let Us Win!

You might think leading the Kansas Lottery would be an entertaining job.. but Director Ed Van Petten is not only dealing with negotiating contracts for those four state-owned destination casinos in the works.  Now he's got a problem of sluggish ticket sales to deal with, too.  Petten announced last week the Kansas Lottery is experiencing about a 5% drop in lottery sales.. costing the Lotto lovers $2 million.  When your state lottery sells $20 million of tickets in a month, that's a pretty sizable drop!

Take some advice from Sam Walton at WalMart: stack 'em  high, let 'em fly.. The Lottery needs to offer Kansans more chances to win some gas money (maybe with a particular game targeted for that very purpose..)  Have more scratch offs with $5, $10 and $20 prizes to keep us coming back.  And is there any way they could legally offer some better odds on Kansas Cash or Hot Lotto?  If people believe they have a better chance of winning, the Lottery Commission will have a better chance of having us play their games.

Games that are big business. 

Ed, if you're out there, I hope you're listening.   Ralph

(p.s.  Ralph won $10 on a scratch off ticket Thursday morning.)

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