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Play The N.C. Lottery Over The Internet? It Could Happen

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Posted: September 8, 2005, 11:17 pm - IP Logged

I hate to break the bad news to you, bluedog, but you have been scammed by thelotter.

They do not buy real lottery tickets.

They are one of the biggest scams going, because they say on their web site that you are playing the real state lotteries, but you are not.

If you want to keep throwing away your money on that web site, that's completely up to you.  But if your numbers come up, and there's no lottery ticket to redeem, you'll be the one crying.

With the amount of time you've been playing, you must have racked up thousands of dollars of money, all given to a scammer who claims to buy lottery tickets, but doesn't.

Another site like that is Lottery Universe, which makes it appear they buy lottery tickets, but don't.  Another horrible scam.

 

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    bellyache's avatar - 64x64a9wg

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    Posted: September 8, 2005, 11:52 pm - IP Logged

    Thanks for the heads up Todd. I don't go to online sites to gamble, but it's nice to know that somebody is keeping an eye out for the scammers. And it is nice to know if I do start to buy tickets online, I can come here and find out if they are legit or not. =)

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      bluedog's avatar - animaniacs30
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      Posted: September 9, 2005, 12:09 am - IP Logged

      You can already play other state lottery games at the Lotter
      you would need a computer and a credit card to set up your account.  That will allow you to be able to play different state & in different countries that offer lotteries
      take here

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        Posted: September 9, 2005, 1:17 am - IP Logged

        bluedog,

        You do not seem to understand that even though you THINK you're buying lottery tickets at thelotter, you are NOT. 

        Do you get it?  It's a scam.

        They make you THINK you're buying lottery tickets, but they are just pocketing your money without ever buying a single lottery ticket.

        Do you understand what I am saying?

         

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          Posted: September 9, 2005, 1:27 am - IP Logged

          SCAM=your money gone bye bye.  Another way of putting it is your money is being taken and spent on other things besides lottery tickets and it's not going to benefit you. 

          How are you going to win if you don't play?

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            Posted: September 9, 2005, 7:43 am - IP Logged

            If a state that has the lottery offer online gambling why not set up their site for the players to play another states game. The state could keep the money in their own state then.

            They are not stupid. They know there are gambling sites on the net.

            Cool idea.

            NC accepts bets on, say, Euro Millions, along with all the others, online.  They keep all the money, pay off if someone gets the right numbers, even if there's no Euro Millions winner in Europe and it rolls.

            Keeps the cost of setting up and running the actual draws completely out of the administrative costs, gets players from everywhere, makes a ton of money and has the possibility of higher payouts for the players.

            That sounds like an idea that could float. 

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              Lottery_Analyst's avatar - Batman
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              Posted: September 9, 2005, 11:00 am - IP Logged

              Even though I lost my bet with Todd about Georgia getting an on line ticket purchasing system, I truly think it is only a matter of time before all of us can purchase tickets on line.  Heck, you can purchase almost anything else on line now, why not Lottery tickets, or confirmation of actual state lottery tickets, directly from the state itself.  Local governments are always greedy and looking for new ways to make money.  Look at the escheatment program for each state.  They take in millions each year off of what the citizens do not claim.

              Mark my words, it might not happen for another 2 to 5 years, but one day you will be able to buy lottery tickets directly off the internet.

              Blessings to and success to all.....

              John - LA

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                Posted: September 9, 2005, 11:05 am - IP Logged

                This may be the "nudge" so many lotteries are waiting for.  None of them want to be first, but many would probably be second.  Look for the first attempts to focus on something like subscriptions, which, one could argue, are merely a convenience for the well-to-do to make sure they don't miss any drawings.

                  Tenaj's avatar - michellea
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                  Posted: September 9, 2005, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

                  I went on Virginia's website and they allow you to buy tickets (only mega millions) subscriptions if you have a virgina address.  I was hoping to get in the mega millions there.

                  takeemtothebank

                    wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

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                    Posted: September 9, 2005, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

                    I went on Virginia's website and they allow you to buy tickets (only mega millions) subscriptions if you have a virgina address.  I was hoping to get in the mega millions there.

                    I wonder if they accept po boxes in Virginia. It would be cheaper than your gas bills from Charlotte.

                      wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

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                      Posted: September 9, 2005, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

                      My suggestion is to let the terminals print out vouchers for online play, like what Georgia proposed a while back. That way the retailers still get a commission and it will help limit peoples purchases.

                      HI JimmySand9,

                      This is the only way I could see online play work without using a credit card which I'd be dead set against.

                       

                        wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

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                        Posted: September 9, 2005, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

                        I would hope they restrict online play to only the numbers games. Otherwise it would be the same as computerized draws which I'm against.

                         

                          Tenaj's avatar - michellea
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                          Posted: September 9, 2005, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

                          Nope virginia do not support p o boxes.  In reference to "online sites do not buy lottery tickets" is the point I was trying to make.  They are bookies.

                           

                          takeemtothebank

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                            Posted: September 9, 2005, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

                            I would hope they restrict online play to only the numbers games. Otherwise it would be the same as computerized draws which I'm against.

                             

                            How would playing Mega Millions, Powerball or state games online be the same as computerized draws?

                            When I buy my $1 ticket tonight, a computerized record will be stored...nothing would change for Internet sales.

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                              Posted: September 9, 2005, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

                              Nope virginia do not support p o boxes.  In reference to "online sites do not buy lottery tickets" is the point I was trying to make.  They are bookies.

                               

                              Actually, Prime Ticket Service, which buys ad space here, buys real tickets.  You should check them out if you're looking to play a game not in your area.

                               

                              Check the State Lottery Report Card
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                              Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
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