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7 States I Would Not Live In

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Posted: January 5, 2011, 11:15 am - IP Logged

Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.

 

Why? They have no Lotto. Although winning chances are slim. Playing the Lotto offers the chance to dream especially in tough economic times.

 

Lottos in most states go to benefit state education and scholarship programs too.

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    Posted: January 5, 2011, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

    Nevada obviously doesn't have one because, of the las vegas casino's. The other states, I'm not sure why they don't?

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      Posted: January 5, 2011, 2:07 pm - IP Logged

      Nevada obviously doesn't have one because, of the las vegas casino's. The other states, I'm not sure why they don't?

      Yeah, Nevada has 2 major casino towns. So far the best lottery state is Delaware. Not only no state tax, you get to remain anonymous!


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        Nevada obviously doesn't have one because, of the las vegas casino's. The other states, I'm not sure why they don't?

        There are reasons why the other states don't have Lottery....

        Alabama- You have to be able to count.

        Alaska- You can't play any numbers cause ALL the numbers are cold.

        Hawaii: They think ping pong balls is an appetizer made with a starchy binder and SPAM.

        Mississippi: Lottery  employees and their family members are not allowed to play the lottery. That leaves about 15 people left eligible to play in the whole state. Not a viable income source for the state.

        Utah: Losing tickets could possibly cause folks to curse.

        Wyoming: It's impractical to drive 100 miles roundtrip to the nearest store to buy tickets everyday.

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          joker,

          Some of thiose are hilarious, especially Missippi!

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          This is a wee bit more accurate:

          Alabam: "Bible belt", although they'll probably reach a point where they realize how many 'Bama dollars are going across the border to other states, Miississippi casinos, Tennessee & Georgia lotteries, etc....

          Alaska: Not sure here, remember the thread about the ex-con in alaska who won a jackpot? Was that in an Alaska lottery?

          Hawaii: Those who run the gambling that there is (AHEM!) don't want the competition.

          Mississippi and Nevada: Casino mentality. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense since New Jerset has casinos and lotto.

          Utah: Mormons. Oddly, they are partners in at least one Nevada casino though. Being in the business isn't "betting".

          Wyoming: Probably not enough population to create attractive jackpots.

          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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            joker,

            Some of thiose are hilarious, especially Missippi!

            Green laugh

            This is a wee bit more accurate:

            Alabam: "Bible belt", although they'll probably reach a point where they realize how many 'Bama dollars are going across the border to other states, Miississippi casinos, Tennessee & Georgia lotteries, etc....

            Alaska: Not sure here, remember the thread about the ex-con in alaska who won a jackpot? Was that in an Alaska lottery?

            Hawaii: Those who run the gambling that there is (AHEM!) don't want the competition.

            Mississippi and Nevada: Casino mentality. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense since New Jerset has casinos and lotto.

            Utah: Mormons. Oddly, they are partners in at least one Nevada casino though. Being in the business isn't "betting".

            Wyoming: Probably not enough population to create attractive jackpots.

            Ha ha..

            I forgot Nevada...

            Nevada: Who would want to play the lottery when there's a slot machine right next to every water fountain in the state?

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              Posted: January 5, 2011, 9:13 pm - IP Logged

              Alabama did vote on a lottery a couple of years ago I think.  It was covered on this site, but the people voted against it.  Mississippi has a lot of casinos, so those who want to play come across the border to Louisiana.  If Powerball gets big again, we may have a lot of that again.

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                Posted: January 5, 2011, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

                Ha ha..

                I forgot Nevada...

                Nevada: Who would want to play the lottery when there's a slot machine right next to every water fountain in the state?

                And no state taxes to pay there either!

                Just get me thru this so called life......

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                  Posted: January 6, 2011, 7:21 am - IP Logged

                  There are reasons why the other states don't have Lottery....

                  Alabama- You have to be able to count.

                  Alaska- You can't play any numbers cause ALL the numbers are cold.

                  Hawaii: They think ping pong balls is an appetizer made with a starchy binder and SPAM.

                  Mississippi: Lottery  employees and their family members are not allowed to play the lottery. That leaves about 15 people left eligible to play in the whole state. Not a viable income source for the state.

                  Utah: Losing tickets could possibly cause folks to curse.

                  Wyoming: It's impractical to drive 100 miles roundtrip to the nearest store to buy tickets everyday.

                  When you move to California, where a disguise , or go around Alabama.Green laugh

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                    Posted: January 6, 2011, 9:25 am - IP Logged

                    Lottery or not Wyoming is HEAVEN!

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                      i do agree about nevada. they are a casino state and gambling is like a religion there. so they really do not need powerball or mega. and some of the casinos in vegas you can actually win a couple of million or more like you can on powerball.

                      Texas doesnt have casinos, and many states that dont have casinos will have mega and powerball.

                       

                      Mississippi sucks. they are still living in the 17th century. so of course there backward minds will always have negative views about the lottery.

                      Wyoming doesnt want to mess up their economy or over flood there state.

                      some of these states that doesnt have lottery, i wouldnt worry about it. there are often great reasons why they dont have or need a lottery.

                      in hawaii, who needs a lottery? when your already living in paradise, being able to go to the beach everyday and see beautiful rainbows 24/7.

                      i mean if i won the lottery, thats what i basically would be doing, buy up an island or go live on a beautiful island and enjoy the weather.

                      living in hawaii is like already winning the lottery, even if you are poor. you are still living in paradise. =)

                      lottery belongs in states where the majority of people are poor and are trying to strike it rich. like texas,oklahoma,kansas,nebraska,south/north dakota.

                      these states have some of the poorest people in the nation. many people will disagree and say add california to the list. but california most poor people in that state are people who immigrate from other states. california is also a playground just made for the rich. so wether cali had a lottery or not it shouldnt matter.

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                        i do agree about nevada. they are a casino state and gambling is like a religion there. so they really do not need powerball or mega. and some of the casinos in vegas you can actually win a couple of million or more like you can on powerball.

                        Texas doesnt have casinos, and many states that dont have casinos will have mega and powerball.

                         

                        Mississippi sucks. they are still living in the 17th century. so of course there backward minds will always have negative views about the lottery.

                        Wyoming doesnt want to mess up their economy or over flood there state.

                        some of these states that doesnt have lottery, i wouldnt worry about it. there are often great reasons why they dont have or need a lottery.

                        in hawaii, who needs a lottery? when your already living in paradise, being able to go to the beach everyday and see beautiful rainbows 24/7.

                        i mean if i won the lottery, thats what i basically would be doing, buy up an island or go live on a beautiful island and enjoy the weather.

                        living in hawaii is like already winning the lottery, even if you are poor. you are still living in paradise. =)

                        lottery belongs in states where the majority of people are poor and are trying to strike it rich. like texas,oklahoma,kansas,nebraska,south/north dakota.

                        these states have some of the poorest people in the nation. many people will disagree and say add california to the list. but california most poor people in that state are people who immigrate from other states. california is also a playground just made for the rich. so wether cali had a lottery or not it shouldnt matter.

                        LOL @ "california is also a playground just made for the rich"

                        @luisM.......Delaware may be "the best lottery state" but is it  livable?

                        Just get me thru this so called life......

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                          Posted: January 7, 2011, 12:47 am - IP Logged

                          peteryak,

                          If Hawaii is such a paradise why is there such a drug problem?

                          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: January 7, 2011, 2:22 am - IP Logged

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                            well drugs is a problem everywhere. thats something that we cant stop. and many drug addicts look at drugs as something fun,healthy,natural, just like how many people are addicted to gambling. people are addicted.

                             

                            i guess since drugs is such a problem in hawaii, they dont want to add to the problems by making lottery/gamblinga big problem in hawaii.

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                              Posted: January 7, 2011, 9:27 am - IP Logged

                              LOL @ "california is also a playground just made for the rich"

                              @luisM.......Delaware may be "the best lottery state" but is it  livable?

                              Well, if I lived on the border with Delaware I'd buy my tickets there, no need to live there though.