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Florida lottery raffle tickets being illegally re-sold

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Posted: December 7, 2006, 8:37 am - IP Logged

Thanks, mylollipop.  What a kind thing to say!  I know now that the money I play on Lotto with odds of 1 in 22M would have been better spent on a game with 1 in 125K odds, but plunking down $20 per ticket just didn't seem right at the time.  I never wrote this, but I made a commitment to stay within a budget for the lottery and didn't want to break my promise to myself.  I finally took the money out of the ATM ($100) but I don't know if I would have really spent it all on the raffle tickets. On the one hand I feel good about saving the money and on the other I think it's silly not to gamble $20 or even $100 on a chance of a lifetime.  But isn't that the way the lottery marketing people want us to feel?

  "But isn't that the way the lottery marketing people want us to feel "?

I think you have nailed it here, girl. That is exactly what they want us to feel.

You didn't get the ticket, but you will live to fight another day, and yes, this is what they want us to do...

I am personally battling my lottery demons right now. Things are kinda tight, but those tickets keep calling.

I wish I could break my addiction and stay within budget.

 

                               

              

 

 

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    kent, washington
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    Posted: December 7, 2006, 11:41 am - IP Logged

      "But isn't that the way the lottery marketing people want us to feel "?

    I think you have nailed it here, girl. That is exactly what they want us to feel.

    You didn't get the ticket, but you will live to fight another day, and yes, this is what they want us to do...

    I am personally battling my lottery demons right now. Things are kinda tight, but those tickets keep calling.

    I wish I could break my addiction and stay within budget.

    i too am in a tight spot for money. yes the tickets do call my name too. still you have to be strong and stay within your budget that you have determined. if you don't you will have too many gambling problems and spiral out of control. i stick to my 1 dollar multi draw tickets and don't buy more especially i don't have much money now. so be strong and do any extra for the lottery. hold onto your money and hope you win the big one to pay off your debts.

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      Posted: December 7, 2006, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

      To get around these laws you could always offer a differennt item for sale like a christmas candy cane in an auction and advise the high bidder that they would recieve a florida lottery ticket as a bonus to the auction for beint the high bidder and i think this would get you around the laws

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        Posted: December 7, 2006, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

        To get around these laws you could always offer a differennt item for sale like a christmas candy cane in an auction and advise the high bidder that they would recieve a florida lottery ticket as a bonus to the auction for beint the high bidder and i think this would get you around the laws

        It would not. It is technically illegal to ship an unplayed lottery ticket across any state line by mail. However, there has to be a blantantly obvious violation. I've seen Delaware police at a borderline store in Maryland stocking up on Mega Millions tickets when it runs high.

        If you want to get a ticket, buy it yourself or have a relative do it. If you missed out on Florida, other states still have tickets (GA, SC, MD, DE, PA, NJ).