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N.H. hopes to begin selling lottery tickets at Wal-Mart

New Hampshire LotteryNew Hampshire Lottery: N.H. hopes to begin selling lottery tickets at Wal-Mart

New Hampshire is looking to Wal-Mart as a possible way to help boost its lottery revenue.

Lottery Director Rick Wisler said lottery machines in Wal-Mart stores could boost sales.

Wal-Mart has resisted requests around the country to sell lottery products. But next year, Arkansas, where Wal-Mart is based, is starting its own lottery, and that has lottery officials everywhere thinking the development might encourage the retailer to change its mind.

Gov. John Lynch last week called on the lottery to examine ways to generate more revenue.


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wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

United States
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May 10, 2005
452 Posts
Posted: November 26, 2008, 9:26 am - IP Logged

Cool, Walmart moving back to USA products!

    Captain Lotto's avatar - CaptLotto
    Jefferson City, MO
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    September 20, 2007
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    Posted: November 26, 2008, 9:57 am - IP Logged

    Ha! LOL!

    Captain Lotto

    "Every day is a good day!"

      DC81's avatar - batman39
      United States
      Member #54830
      August 31, 2007
      985 Posts
      Posted: November 26, 2008, 10:55 am - IP Logged

      Cool, Walmart moving back to USA products!

      For now maybe, but within the next couple years our tickets will be outsourced to a sweatshop in Honduras so WalMart can sell their lottery tickets for $.99.

      You can't predict random.

        ThatScaryChick's avatar - pI8lWzJ

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        November 21, 2007
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        Posted: November 26, 2008, 11:25 am - IP Logged

        I'm guessing, if the Arkansas based Walmart starts selling tickets, then a lot of the other Walmarts across the country will also start selling them.

        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

          Coin Toss's avatar - shape barbed.jpg
          Zeta Reticuli Star System
          United States
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          January 17, 2006
          10687 Posts
          Posted: November 26, 2008, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

          Well, the latest round of lotteries in the U.S. started in NH, so it might be interesting to see what happens with this.

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.


          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.