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Deal reached to privatize the Pa. Lottery

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Posted: January 13, 2013, 10:42 am - IP Logged

Pa. should get out of the liquor biz. first.

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    Posted: January 13, 2013, 10:47 am - IP Logged

    I haven't cared what PA does since I heard that those Philly Cheese Steaks are made with Cheez Whiz.  Barf... gag... puke...

    Naw, the better places use the white American deli sliced cheese,

    just those 2 most famous places in south philly use that orange gunk.

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      Posted: January 13, 2013, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

      Pa. should get out of the liquor biz. first.

      LOL!! They were Drinking the Liquor when they made this decision! Probably imported from Britian as well!.

      Seriously, we (the residence) of PA are about to see a state taxation on our winnings now state wide. Trust me its the next thing PA will do since its a foreign investor managing the lottery. Say hello to 7% tax .... 

      No good will come of this for the supposed "dept of Aging" programs .....

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        When I was in high school I worked for a deli that made cheese steaks and subs (aka hoagies).

        We used chip steak a Cleafield American cheese not cheese whiz which is processed cheeze. 

        Then the owner switched over to a boxed brand which was just as good if not better.

        I my opinion our cheese steaks were the absolute best.  What makes the cheese steak other than the meat an cheese is the steak roll.  Got to have the best steak roll.

        I think you can still purchase chip steak.

        Here is how you make a mouth watering cheese steak.  You have different options.  We made mushroom cheese steaks, pizza steaks, pepper steaks (sweet peppers)

        For onion lovers we would first place the onions on a flat grill surface.  Place the steak on top if the onions.  Once the steak started cooking baby it was time to chop the steak and the onions.  Once the steak was fully cooked we would lay on the Clearfield American cheese on top and let the cheese melt.  Place the fresh roll on top of the steak an onions then use the spatula to scoop the steak, cheese and roll.  Next came the ketchup or whatever toppings you wanted.  Tomatoes, lettuce, peppers.

        If you prefer a pizza steak we mixed in the pizza sauce while the steak and onions where cooking then added provolone cheese.

        Yumm!!  Almost feel like going aout and gettin one now.

        I did this for almost 4 years part time while in high school.

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          Posted: January 14, 2013, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

          When I was in high school I worked for a deli that made cheese steaks and subs (aka hoagies).

          We used chip steak a Cleafield American cheese not cheese whiz which is processed cheeze. 

          Then the owner switched over to a boxed brand which was just as good if not better.

          I my opinion our cheese steaks were the absolute best.  What makes the cheese steak other than the meat an cheese is the steak roll.  Got to have the best steak roll.

          I think you can still purchase chip steak.

          Here is how you make a mouth watering cheese steak.  You have different options.  We made mushroom cheese steaks, pizza steaks, pepper steaks (sweet peppers)

          For onion lovers we would first place the onions on a flat grill surface.  Place the steak on top if the onions.  Once the steak started cooking baby it was time to chop the steak and the onions.  Once the steak was fully cooked we would lay on the Clearfield American cheese on top and let the cheese melt.  Place the fresh roll on top of the steak an onions then use the spatula to scoop the steak, cheese and roll.  Next came the ketchup or whatever toppings you wanted.  Tomatoes, lettuce, peppers.

          If you prefer a pizza steak we mixed in the pizza sauce while the steak and onions where cooking then added provolone cheese.

          Yumm!!  Almost feel like going aout and gettin one now.

          I did this for almost 4 years part time while in high school.

          I'm commencin' to get hungry my ownself after that, winsum. Thanks.

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            Posted: January 20, 2013, 3:31 am - IP Logged

            The British comapny set to run this lottery will be doubling the cost of one its most popular lotteries in the UK in the autumn. This news appears to have been announced around the same time the deal was signed in the US.


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              The British comapny set to run this lottery will be doubling the cost of one its most popular lotteries in the UK in the autumn. This news appears to have been announced around the same time the deal was signed in the US.

              So this is a strategy to double the price of lottery tix?

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                Posted: January 20, 2013, 10:48 am - IP Logged

                Playing lotteries outside the country (unless it is in person) is considered "illegal" but running them from outside of the country is ok? Something seems very wrong-to me anyway. Lurking

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                  Posted: January 22, 2013, 12:00 am - IP Logged

                  For what reason they would like to privatize Lottery? Is it possible?

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                    Posted: January 22, 2013, 8:10 am - IP Logged

                    So this is a strategy to double the price of lottery tix?

                    Dont be surprised if that happens to the Pennsylvania lottery or they'll restructure the game in some way.

                    Over the last few years they extended the Thunderball from a 5/34 to 5/39.They increased the cost of the Euromillions from £1.50 to £2.00 and extended it from a 5/50 & 2/9 draw to a 5/50 & 2/11 draw - you also automatically get entered into a £1million raffle where only ONE person can win in the whole of Europe!

                    Now with the every popular Lotto 6/49 draw they say they will increase the jackpot prize but at the expense of reducing winnings from lower tier prizes to almost half what you would normally receive. The company said they did this because consumers wanted a change but consumers dont recall being asked the question in the first instance.

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                      Posted: January 22, 2013, 8:15 am - IP Logged

                      For what reason they would like to privatize Lottery? Is it possible?

                      Camelot is a private company that is responsible for running the UK lotteries. They provide the machinery and the infrastructure that allow people to play it. They take a small cut from each ticket sold awhile the government takes an amount as tax from each ticket sold.  The rest goes to the prize fund and socalled good causes.


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                        Posted: January 22, 2013, 8:18 am - IP Logged

                        Dont be surprised if that happens to the Pennsylvania lottery or they'll restructure the game in some way.

                        Over the last few years they extended the Thunderball from a 5/34 to 5/39.They increased the cost of the Euromillions from £1.50 to £2.00 and extended it from a 5/50 & 2/9 draw to a 5/50 & 2/11 draw - you also automatically get entered into a £1million raffle where only ONE person can win in the whole of Europe!

                        Now with the every popular Lotto 6/49 draw they say they will increase the jackpot prize but at the expense of reducing winnings from lower tier prizes to almost half what you would normally receive. The company said they did this because consumers wanted a change but consumers dont recall being asked the question in the first instance.

                        So did sales drop off after the "by popular demand" change?