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Lottery Post and copyright information

Lottery Post and copyright information

Lottery Post is a privately-owned and operated web site. Lottery Post is NOT affiliated with, funded by, endorsed by, derived from, operated by, or in any other conceivable way associated with, any government lottery or other agency.

For practical purposes, and also for the purposes of this Copyright Notice, the name "Lottery Post" includes the primary web site (www.lotterypost.com), as well as all other distribution forms, such as Lottery Post Premium Mobile Edition (for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, and webOS devices), Lottery Post Mobile (lotterypost.mobi), Lottery Post Blogs (blogs.lotterypost.com), Lottery Post Member Home Pages (members.lotterypost.com), Lottery Results Gadget (www.lotterypost.com/gadget), and all other Lottery Post-branded distribution forms, now and in the future.

Each of the components that make up this web site, including (but not limited to) the brand name "Lottery Post" (and all derivations), the Lottery Post logo, site content, images, various media, data, styles, layouts, unique ideas, program code, database, data model, and other characteristics that distinguish Lottery Post from other lottery-related web sites, were created by Todd Northrop, the owner of Lottery Post, and are protected by copyright © from 1999 to the present, all rights reserved.

You may not reproduce any part or whole of the above-mentioned components of Lottery Post in any form or medium without express written permission of Todd Northrop ("the Author").

Under no circumstances may a person, persons, or company use any portion of this site, whether generally seen or unseen by web visitors, as a part of any other lottery- or gaming-related web site.

For non-lottery-related web sites, the Author may grant permission to use specific components of Lottery Post, but only with express written permission, and if credit to both Lottery Post and the Author are clearly visible and immediately juxtaposed to the utilized content/component.

If you see something here and think to yourself, "Hey, that's a good idea, I think I'll put it on my own site," that is the kind of thing that will violate Lottery Post's copyright.

Examples include graphics (pictures/icons/images) representing various sections, content, and ideas ("symbology"); terminology (such as "Lucky's Daily Tracker" or "State Lottery Report Card"); any content on the site; formatting, such as color choices, layout, and fontography; program code that makes it all work, including HTML, Flash, XML, XSL, Silverlight, JavaScript, and CSS code; and other such original ideas, inventions, and unique characteristics of Lottery Post.

Message from the owner

Message from the owner

I can proudly say that Lottery Post is the world's largest lottery community!

However, that did not happen overnight, and did not happen without tremendous effort, personal investment, and sacrifice on my part. Over the past 15 years, I wonder which activity I have devoted more time to: working on Lottery Post, or all other activities combined? It would be a close call either way.

Lottery Post is turning out much like I envisioned when I first came up with the idea many years ago. It is an expression of my most personal thoughts and ideas, unaltered by compromise.

Because the construction of Lottery Post has been so personal, I am very protective of my creation. On one hand I try to make access to Lottery Post as unrestricted as possible for all players of the lottery, but on the other hand I do not want my unique ideas and inventions to be stolen, as has happened a few times already.

Above all else, I ask you to please respect my work, with the same care that you would want someone else to show for your own work.

If you own (or are in the process of creating) a lottery-related web site, please do not attempt to use my ideas, content, data, program code, or anything else from Lottery Post, on your site.

A few years ago, I created something called "Jackpot Analysis" at another site of mine called USA Mega (www.usamega.com). It was a cool invention that I dreamed up one day when I couldn't locate the information anyplace on the Internet. Within a few weeks, another lottery site (which shall remain nameless because they don't deserve the attention) installed the same exact feature on their site, and shamelessly didn't even bother to change the name. My bad for not learning to trademark terms prior to that, but that was just downright nasty and unethical on their part. Please don't be like them.

If you own (or are in the process of creating) a web site that has nothing to do with the lottery, and you are interested in using some of the techniques I've created at Lottery Post, then I'd be happy to discuss sharing them with you. I enjoy giving back to the development community — it's the people looking to rip off my site I don't like.

(I share many concepts I develop for Lottery Post on my technology blog located at blogs.lotterypost.com/speednet.)

If you have any questions or comments, I'd love to hear from you! Lottery Post members can send me a private message, and visitors can use the Contact Us page.

—Todd Northrop
Founder/Developer
Lottery Post