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NY senator in quest to print ads on lottery tickets

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ALBANY, N.Y. — A bill from New York state Sen. Diane Savino allowing for ads to be placed on lottery tickets and terminals has passed the Senate, and Ms. Savino said it could raise hundreds of millions of dollars for education without increasing taxes.

The bill would allow for ads to be placed on Lotto tickets and Quick Draw terminals.

Ms. Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn) said that around 137 million tickets were sold in New York alone for the recent $654 million Powerball lottery.

"Imagine if all those tickets had advertisements on them that could have raised revenue for New York state," she said. "That is less money we need from your pocket in taxes to run schools and colleges throughout New York. Everyone wins."     

The legislation passed 58-2 and now goes to the Assembly, where Ms. Savino is optimistic about passage.

"Hopefully, in the near future, New York Lottery will have a new way to bring in hundreds of millions in revenue," she said.   

Michigan and Massachusetts both allow for ads on lottery and keno-style "quick draw" games, the lawmaker said.  Michigan estimates that the ads generated $45 million for state coffers in 2013.

Ms. Savino said that New York led the country with lottery sales of $6.2 billion in fiscal 2010. 

A recent Gallup Poll on gambling in America found that 57 percent of American adults reported buying a lottery ticket in the past 12 months. 

Ms. Savino has long advocated for government and authorities to produce revenue through advertising on their assets, including buses and bridges.

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Posted: June 20, 2014, 8:50 am - IP Logged

How does this benefit us, the lottery players?

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    Posted: June 20, 2014, 9:48 am - IP Logged

    Hope our Governor of N. J. uses this idea as well, instead of messing with state pensions or the proposed tax hike on the rich as proposed by his opposition.

    See Ya!

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      Posted: June 20, 2014, 10:08 am - IP Logged

      They hoping that you will take the time to read the ads, similar to sitting through all the trailers in a movie theatre before seeing what you originally showed up for.

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        Posted: June 20, 2014, 10:15 am - IP Logged

        Here's a crazy idea, how about Ms Savino focus more on how to control New York's out of control spending and eliminate the waste, fraud and abuse in the state's government. Live within it's means. The day that happens, I'd hit the powerball.

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          Posted: June 20, 2014, 10:37 am - IP Logged

          Oh great, NASCAR looking lottery tickets.

          Bang Head

          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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            Posted: June 20, 2014, 10:49 am - IP Logged

            The Ads will probably be the new Casinos they plan on building. More money for the 5 10 20 billion dollar bridge.

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              Posted: June 20, 2014, 11:20 am - IP Logged

              So who owns the advertsing company?  Friends, family?  Yes, i am so jaded, I trust NO politician.

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                Posted: June 20, 2014, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

                No, thanks.  I don't want bigger draws tickets than what I already get.

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                  Posted: June 20, 2014, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

                  Alot less winners to pay for ads.Hey Tennessee do this too.Please..I hate the tennessee lottey.

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                    Posted: June 20, 2014, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

                    Idaho has had ads on draw tickets for years.  I think they're annoying because it makes your tickets huge, but I was not aware they were getting paid for them.  I guess if it's a revenue stream, then it probably makes sense.

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                      As a property owner living in The State of New York, I pay $6,000 per year in school taxes.  If printing ad's on Lotto tickets helps to keep my school taxes from going any higher, all I can say is how soon do they plan to start selling and printing the ad's??

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                        Posted: June 20, 2014, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

                        So who owns the advertsing company?  Friends, family?  Yes, i am so jaded, I trust NO politician.

                        Jaded ? or just smart ?

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                          Posted: June 20, 2014, 4:06 pm - IP Logged

                          As a property owner living in The State of New York, I pay $6,000 per year in school taxes.  If printing ad's on Lotto tickets helps to keep my school taxes from going any higher, all I can say is how soon do they plan to start selling and printing the ad's??

                          Lottery by itself is supposed to benefit education in Jersey,

                          but more than 69% of my $11000 + property tax goes to the school district.

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                            Posted: June 20, 2014, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

                            I don't care.  I seem to be ad-blind anyway.  Something in my brain turns off at the sight of an ad.  Probably because they annoy me.  I got a phone call from some marketing company a few years ago, said they were doing a survey on ads. They asked me about certain ad campaigns, describing them in detail - where did I recall seeing them, what they're about, etc.  I didn't have the slightest clue about any of them.  When ads come on the TV, I get up and go do something - get a drink of water, fold laundry, floss my teeth.  Anything just so I don't have to sit through an overly loud load of BS.  They could print whatever they wanted on my lottery ticket, I would probably not notice.