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Illinois Lottery to add Powerball online ticket sales

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Posted: May 30, 2012, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

Roll EyesWho cares about Powerball what about 3&4 digit so other people of of state can purchase.Big Grin

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    Posted: May 30, 2012, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

    People in state can't play Pick 3 or 4 online.

    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

    Lep

    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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      Powerball would be added to the mix of lottery games that Illinois offers online under legislation that squeaked through the House Monday.

      The multi-state Powerball game would join Lotto and Mega Millions, the two games Illinois put online in March when it became the first state in the nation to sell lottery tickets by Internet.

      Dismissing opposition, Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, said the measure simply adds a third game online rather than opening the door to widespread gambling that the bill's foes feared.

      "We're not reinventing the wheel," Lang said.

      The bill moved to the Senate 62-47, only two votes above the bare minimum needed for passage. The measure also calls for a study on how online lottery sales impact convenience stores and other retailers that sell lottery tickets.

      "The measure also calls for a study on how online lottery sales impact convenience stores and other retailers that sell lottery tickets."

      About 55% of the Illinois ticket sales are scratch-offs that would have zero effect by online sales so the minimal impact would be on the other games. They can only loosely estimate how many players will play their daily Pick-3, Pick-4, and Little Lotto online. Those games represent about 28% of the ticket sales so it depends on how many players choose to play those games online. If 10% decide to play those games online, the lottery retailers would lose about 2.8% of their commissions.

      There are about 7300 Illinois lottery retailers and 10% online play would cost each retailer an average of $423 a year out of the average $15,100 they get in commissions now. Only the politicians would purpose a study of something that is available with less than 5 minutes of calculations.

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        Welcome to the 21st Century Thud

        If the Illinois legislators have to OK every step on the way, it might not be until the 22nd Century until they finally get full online ticket sales.

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          Posted: May 31, 2012, 10:00 am - IP Logged

          Roll EyesWho cares about Powerball what about 3&4 digit so other people of of state can purchase.Big Grin

          Many pick3 players who claim to be successful and flying under the tax radar probably wouldn't use the online services of a state since it would leave a paper trail.  And too there are those players getting public assistance, lacking in making support payments or like getting their money instantly with little or no paper work.

          * you don't need more tickets, just the right ticket * 
          * your best chance at winning a lottery jackpot is to buy a ticket * 
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            "The measure also calls for a study on how online lottery sales impact convenience stores and other retailers that sell lottery tickets."

            About 55% of the Illinois ticket sales are scratch-offs that would have zero effect by online sales so the minimal impact would be on the other games. They can only loosely estimate how many players will play their daily Pick-3, Pick-4, and Little Lotto online. Those games represent about 28% of the ticket sales so it depends on how many players choose to play those games online. If 10% decide to play those games online, the lottery retailers would lose about 2.8% of their commissions.

            There are about 7300 Illinois lottery retailers and 10% online play would cost each retailer an average of $423 a year out of the average $15,100 they get in commissions now. Only the politicians would purpose a study of something that is available with less than 5 minutes of calculations.

            Excellent analysis Stack. Perhaps you could offer your services as a lottery consultant/tax crusader to the state of Illinois?  Type

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              Posted: May 31, 2012, 11:27 am - IP Logged

              Excellent analysis Stack. Perhaps you could offer your services as a lottery consultant/tax crusader to the state of Illinois?  Type

              "The bill moved to the Senate 62-47, only two votes above the bare minimum needed for passage. The measure also calls for a study on how online lottery sales impact convenience stores and other retailers that sell lottery tickets."

              You must have missed that part because it was the state Senate that called for the study. I got the figures from the Illinois Lottery 2010 Annual Report so it's obvious the lottery doesn't need a "consultant/tax crusader" (whatever that means).

              I suppose the Senate will hire a multi-million CPA firm to do some simple 6th grade math; similar to going through 11 pages of a jackpot history to find the record jackpot when it's clearly shown on page one.

              For anyone else is interested in the actual impact, if terminal game ticket sales are 44.5% of the total ticket sales, selling tickets online could only impact part of the 44.5% of the retailer commissions. If the Senate is concerned with commissions, they are not serious about offering online play.


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                "The bill moved to the Senate 62-47, only two votes above the bare minimum needed for passage. The measure also calls for a study on how online lottery sales impact convenience stores and other retailers that sell lottery tickets."

                You must have missed that part because it was the state Senate that called for the study. I got the figures from the Illinois Lottery 2010 Annual Report so it's obvious the lottery doesn't need a "consultant/tax crusader" (whatever that means).

                I suppose the Senate will hire a multi-million CPA firm to do some simple 6th grade math; similar to going through 11 pages of a jackpot history to find the record jackpot when it's clearly shown on page one.

                For anyone else is interested in the actual impact, if terminal game ticket sales are 44.5% of the total ticket sales, selling tickets online could only impact part of the 44.5% of the retailer commissions. If the Senate is concerned with commissions, they are not serious about offering online play.

                Bravo! As usual, your always right about everything.

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                  Posted: June 1, 2012, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

                  Good luck to the people buying Powerball online ticket sales.

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                    Posted: June 3, 2012, 10:35 am - IP Logged

                    hehehehe sure beats having joe scammer sell or check your tickets.

                    2014 winnings

                    JAN -$48.50;  FEB  -$77.5; MAR -$18.05;  APR -$96.05 MAY -$61.10; JUN $-85; JUL $-88.9;AUG -$144.10

                    yearly grand totalspent = 938.05won= 318.8-$619.25


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                      Posted: June 5, 2012, 8:28 pm - IP Logged

                       With out a physical piece of paper.........I'm sure the hackers out there are getting excited, no website is totally secure and one day when it happens someone is going to be laughing all the way to the bank. lol