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N.Y. man pleads guilty to stealing to feed his lottery habit

Topic closed. 18 replies. Last post 6 years ago by themagician.

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Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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Posted: September 22, 2010, 11:19 pm - IP Logged

ridge runner, the whole mess has become a bait and switch scam. Our schools were supposed to receive substantial proceeds from lottery sales, and they're still worse than broke. The odds are so staggering against winning even modest amounts from Lotto and Mega Millions games, you might as well write a letter to Santa Claus, asking him to hand you your winnings. Wherever these funds migrate to, they certainly aren't going to benefit the organizations we were originally told they would.

The problem with the schools is the unions and no amount of money from the lottery will ever fix that. In fact it only exacerbates the problem.

I agree that the odds seem a little ridiculous but you know what they say: Nobody is forcing us to play.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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    Posted: September 26, 2010, 8:38 am - IP Logged

    The problem with the schools is the unions and no amount of money from the lottery will ever fix that. In fact it only exacerbates the problem.

    I agree that the odds seem a little ridiculous but you know what they say: Nobody is forcing us to play.

    yes I agree, nobody is forcing us to play and here they've taken off the old 6/49 and replaced it with the 5+Mega Number Loto.

    The old 6/49 was more fun to me because it was cheaper 0.50 cents (1.00 euro=2 tickets) and I could play my wheels and more numbers, and now the 5+Mega is 2.00 euros one ticket with bigger jackpots and bla, bla,

    (1 euro=1,3492 dollar)

    and as for me sometimes I need to retire from playing for a good long time.. and yes I prefers smallers jackpots and more prizes! lol

    Imagination can take you anywhere

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      Posted: September 27, 2010, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

      themagician,

       

      So, they pulled the old "Bait and Switch" on the French Lotto players, too, eh? It seems the game is to hook people on the idea of easy wealth by gambling, then raise the odds of winning so high, you'll never be able to win. Our 6/49 Jackpots were only a million bucks, but I wasn't complaining about them. Now, with the current setup, you could play until the end of your days and not win an amount worth mentioning.

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        Posted: September 30, 2010, 5:49 am - IP Logged

        themagician,

         

        So, they pulled the old "Bait and Switch" on the French Lotto players, too, eh? It seems the game is to hook people on the idea of easy wealth by gambling, then raise the odds of winning so high, you'll never be able to win. Our 6/49 Jackpots were only a million bucks, but I wasn't complaining about them. Now, with the current setup, you could play until the end of your days and not win an amount worth mentioning.

        Yes, you know, I wonder why, they should do it like in Spain, they have two 6/49 plus one 5/49 too so, you can choose what you want, because the fun is in playing games within your affordable limits. For me, even if it is an small amount, that makes me happy lol

        Imagination can take you anywhere

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