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Connecticut Gov. considers dumping Powerball

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Posted: July 20, 2005, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

Choosing annuity is like giving the money to your ex-wife to manage !

Cheers

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    Posted: July 20, 2005, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

    I use PA for Powerball. NO interest on Lottery winnings - CT makes sure it gets their finger in all pies. No tax in NJ and No tax In PA. BIG difference in take home amount. Plus PA doesn't force you to publish your name! Now all I need to do is win ...

    You can not claim annonymously in PA. They make you publish your name. DE is the only PB state that I know of that allows you to claim annonymously.

    Look for a news story that I will be posting today.

    It shows that North Dakota is another state with a law that allows jackpot winners to stay anonymous.

    Powerball is available for sale in North Dakota.

    If I wasn't so lazy, I would like to know what the official listing for states allowing anonymous looks like.

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      Posted: July 20, 2005, 4:59 pm - IP Logged

      Nobody will want a 30-payment annuity with a bigger check each succeeding year.

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        Posted: July 22, 2005, 4:02 am - IP Logged

        i agree,they shouldn't have messed with it.................


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          Posted: July 23, 2005, 9:40 am - IP Logged

          I don't mind the graduated annuity since PB will still have a cash option.

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            Posted: July 23, 2005, 10:01 am - IP Logged

            Cash Only:

            The only answer to New York's problems is to have someone like Dawn Nettles go up there and raise enough Hell to make some changes.

            This may mean that you may personally have to begin a petition in New York, start a boycott of New York's lottery or go before the New York legislature and testify like Dawn did.

            Sitting around complaining on this message board won't do any good.  If you really care, do something in your state!!!!!  You sound like a broken record. 

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              Posted: July 23, 2005, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

              o-man:

              You have good points. I believe we need more than one LP member from NY to be effective in making changes in the NY lottery.

              When I visit stores that sell NY Lottery tickets, I watch to see if anyone plays NY Lotto (terrible prizes) and politely tell the customer Mega Millions is a much better game. Same thing with scratch-offs, if the game(s) bought is/are annuity-only, and/or any of the three versions of "Lose for Life".

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                Posted: July 25, 2005, 9:04 am - IP Logged

                I hope she does drop it. PB deserves a nice shot across the bow as protest against their backroom ripoff shenanigans.  It will probably encourage other states to do the same, and send waves of fear through the PB cabal. To the people who say "Oh no, I will have to go somewhere else to get my PB ticket",  it is easier to understand if you consider current PB and new PB separate games. Do you really like the new game? Current PB is ending. CT didn't agree to new PB. lt should be considered a brand new game and analyzed as such and if found unacceptable, then it should be cancelled. If PB doesn't want states to cancel, they should make sure states approve of changes before they are announced.

                 

                I don't care what CT does, but I do agree with the rest of what you've said.  Every State probably ought to be re-examining their relationship to PB and communicating their doubts, if they have any, to PB officials.  Until now they've had it all their own way.

                Jack


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                  Posted: July 26, 2005, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

                  Nobody should leave Powerball.

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                    Posted: July 26, 2005, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

                    Nobody should leave Powerball.

                    Maybe not, but every State with a PB contract would be doing their residents a service if they made a major show of debating the issue in the legislatures, in the committees, and in the press.

                    PB needs to know there's more to making major changes to the system than sitting down in a boardroom with the shades pulled, listening to the MBAs, the accountants, the PR and marketing yes-men and the shysters, then sending everyone out while they make a choice involving a lot of lottery players spread all over the geography.  The only input those players have is  through elected State officials.  The only input those officials have is through lawsuits, or through public discussion and vocal debate over whether they want the 'new' PB.

                    J

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                      Posted: July 26, 2005, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

                      Nobody should leave Powerball.

                      I still shed a tear when I think of the aweful day GA left Powerball to go to the Big Game. I have yet to even win a dollar off of Mega Millions of any of it's predicessors. -Bonnie

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                        Posted: July 26, 2005, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

                        Nobody should leave Powerball.

                        I still shed a tear when I think of the aweful day GA left Powerball to go to the Big Game. I have yet to even win a dollar off of Mega Millions of any of it's predicessors. -Bonnie

                        You'll win someday soon!

                        The awful thing about CT discussing leaving PB is that the big border states (MA and NY) both run Mega Millions.  It would be dumb to have CT join MM.

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                          Posted: July 26, 2005, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

                          Nobody should leave Powerball.

                          I still shed a tear when I think of the aweful day GA left Powerball to go to the Big Game. I have yet to even win a dollar off of Mega Millions of any of it's predicessors. -Bonnie

                          I like PB too, Bonnie.  But PB's going to cease to exist a few draws from now.  CT's already leaving PB, along with all the rest of us.  The game we're all playing won't be PB.  It will be PB's grandson, or nephew, who won't lbear much family resemblence  the PB you and I know.

                          That's the reason CT's discussing this thing.  They aren't discussing leaving the PB you and I play(ed) and enjoyed playing.  That's dying.  They're discussing whether they want to deal with a cousin or grandson they know little about.

                          J

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                            Posted: July 26, 2005, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

                            Nobody should leave Powerball.

                            I still shed a tear when I think of the aweful day GA left Powerball to go to the Big Game. I have yet to even win a dollar off of Mega Millions of any of it's predicessors. -Bonnie

                            I like PB too, Bonnie.  But PB's going to cease to exist a few draws from now.  CT's already leaving PB, along with all the rest of us.  The game we're all playing won't be PB.  It will be PB's grandson, or nephew, who won't lbear much family resemblence  the PB you and I know.

                            That's the reason CT's discussing this thing.  They aren't discussing leaving the PB you and I play(ed) and enjoyed playing.  That's dying.  They're discussing whether they want to deal with a cousin or grandson they know little about.

                            J

                            Huh? A grandson? They're just adding two numbers.

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                              Posted: July 26, 2005, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

                              Some people just freak out about any change. Most players are just tired of the crummy little jackpots Powerball has been offering for a long time now. A game with the odds that Powerball has should have much larger pots instead of what would be a normal state lottery.