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N.C. Lottery Bill Passed by Senate

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Posted: August 30, 2005, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

I am so happy it passed, it's about time!

Now bring down the taxes!!!

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    Posted: August 30, 2005, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

    I am so happy it passed, it's about time!

    Now bring down the taxes!!!

    I don't think the taxes will go down....but you never know.  One thing at a time

     

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      Posted: August 30, 2005, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

      i am glad the lottery pass,its a good thingCheers


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        Posted: August 30, 2005, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

        That whole thing in NC was totally ridiculous they should have approved it without all the negative responses and opponents,just because they didn't like the idea of a Lottery doesn't give them the right too speak for those that did.I'm glad it finally got approved it will show "those people" that they are'nt the Moral police of NC,I'm so glad I live in FL our Lottery was approved back in 1986 with a vote of 2-1

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          Posted: August 30, 2005, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

          I don't think the Powerball / Mega Millions question for N.C. will come down to which border states offer which games.  I think it will come down to how good the new Powerball matrix does.

          Will Powerball sales rebound?  Only time will tell.

           

          Check the State Lottery Report Card
          What grade did your lottery earn?

           

          Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
          Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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            Posted: August 30, 2005, 9:33 pm - IP Logged

            it is too bad that some legislation has to be enacted through back door activities

            If you 'd have read the whole story from start to finish, you'd know it wasn't back door activities. Congrats to N.C. again...!

                                                         

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              Posted: August 30, 2005, 11:11 pm - IP Logged

              Congrats NC! I hope they go with MegaMillions. That way I can play both it and Powerball with only a short drive!

               

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                Posted: August 30, 2005, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

                I don't think the Powerball / Mega Millions question for N.C. will come down to which border states offer which games.  I think it will come down to how good the new Powerball matrix does.

                Will Powerball sales rebound?  Only time will tell.

                  Remember that Virginia (a border state) offers Mega Millions as well.  Also, hasn't Mega Millions closed the doors on new states from joining (unless California leaves)?

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                  Posted: August 31, 2005, 2:17 am - IP Logged

                  I don't think the Powerball / Mega Millions question for N.C. will come down to which border states offer which games.  I think it will come down to how good the new Powerball matrix does.

                  Will Powerball sales rebound?  Only time will tell.

                    Remember that Virginia (a border state) offers Mega Millions as well.  Also, hasn't Mega Millions closed the doors on new states from joining (unless California leaves)?

                  That's what I was talking about.  There are border states offering both games, so that's not the issue.

                  Mega Millions will not be accepting new members for about another year.  After that it is quite possible they will allow new members.

                  Also, if N.C. asked to become a member, I doubt they would be firmly against admitting another state.  NC would be a nice state to add.

                   

                  Check the State Lottery Report Card
                  What grade did your lottery earn?

                   

                  Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
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                    Posted: August 31, 2005, 2:34 am - IP Logged

                    I don't think the Powerball / Mega Millions question for N.C. will come down to which border states offer which games.  I think it will come down to how good the new Powerball matrix does.

                    Will Powerball sales rebound?  Only time will tell.

                      Remember that Virginia (a border state) offers Mega Millions as well.  Also, hasn't Mega Millions closed the doors on new states from joining (unless California leaves)?

                    That's what I was talking about.  There are border states offering both games, so that's not the issue.

                    Mega Millions will not be accepting new members for about another year.  After that it is quite possible they will allow new members.

                    Also, if N.C. asked to become a member, I doubt they would be firmly against admitting another state.  NC would be a nice state to add.

                    Well I don't see NC entering Powerball or Mega Millions  right away.....it'll probably be at least a year.

                    I'm just happy we have a lotto now.  Scratch offs in 6 months maybe?  Thats all we care about     Smile 

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                      Posted: August 31, 2005, 2:46 am - IP Logged

                      I agree, it will be some time before they start a multi-state game, but states realize that's the ticket to big revenue numbers.

                      For example, check out Oklahoma.  They haven't even started their games yet -- not even their scratch-offs -- yet they have ALREADY selected Powerball over Mega Millions.

                      Just goes to show that the decision over which multi-state game to participate in has become of paramount importance.

                      It may be sooner than we think for N.C.

                       

                       

                      Check the State Lottery Report Card
                      What grade did your lottery earn?

                       

                      Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
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                        Posted: August 31, 2005, 10:49 am - IP Logged

                        It's about d**n time.  I have waited for this since I even knew what a lottery was back in 1988!!!!!!!!!!

                        Congratulations to the North Carolina !!!!

                        Cheers  Party  Cheers

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                          Posted: August 31, 2005, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                          I think you guys are right about the Mega - NC connection.  It's the best state not in PB or MM, outside of Florida.

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                            Posted: August 31, 2005, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

                            PASS OUT!   It's about time!  No more driving to SC.  Kids making Bs or better can get a chance to go to college now and maybe now the Charlotte Mecklenburg School system can get a better grip and stop having so many problems.  I know the teachers in CMS are happy.  They deserved better.

                             

                            tenaj

                            DanceAbout time,after much debate.I'm in N.C. I just hope some don't get so caught up in the lottery that they get addicted to it.I know I won't,but it's a good thing I guess.I can take it or leave it.It could be at least 6 months away.

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                              Posted: August 31, 2005, 5:01 pm - IP Logged

                              DanceIt's about time !!!!  Now we need PowerBall !!!!

                              All of NC decisions need to be made like this one.  Wait til opposers are out sick and take a vote.....ha ha ha.    Naughty