On August 27th, 2008, lottery agents from the City of Casey are regretting a decision to spend $10,000 in licensing costs to sell Intralot tickets. Lottery Agents in Cranbourne and Hampton Park said that their 1st month sales of Intralot sales were horrible. Etta, the manager of Cranbourne Park Tattslotto Agency said that the month of July was not good for the lottery sales. She said that the Intralot equipment is very slow and their customers do not want to wait in line for their tickets.
Etta said that the usual confusion of the rules used in Intralot's three lottery games- Lucky Lines, Lucky Bingo Star and Lucky Keno 70-was blocking interest. Etta said that some individuals do not understand the rules in the lottery games and what they need to do in order to win, so they just play Powerball and other games that are familiar with them. Another lottery agent said that everything except the LuckyTix scratchies has been pretty disappointing. But the scratchies are usually add-on sales.
The agent also said that Tatts Keno draws possess a guaranteed jackpot prize of $1 million. He said that with Intralot, there might be ten numbers less (seventy instead of eighty numbers), but the minimum jackpot has been scaled down to $100,000. It is not enough to lure players. An agent said that they spent $10,000 to get the Intralot system, but their overheads are very high and they cannot sell a lot of tickets.
A lot of agents are hoping that that things will get better in due time. Some seven hundred outlets each paid $10,000 to sell Intralot tickets when the games made its debut on July 1st, 2008. According to Intralot's site, the biggest single prize won since the game's debut has been $26,900.