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Minnesota Lottery suspended during government shutdown

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Posted: July 3, 2011, 12:19 am - IP Logged

Not sure, but yet another reason to always take the cash.

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

Lep

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.

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    Posted: July 3, 2011, 3:01 am - IP Logged

    Wouldn't it have made sense to leave OPEN those offices that BRING IN revenue? Roll Eyes

     

    these people Don't make Sense,just like people have no sense going to voting booth as they vote for ever idiot under the sun

    sadly, people are just to <snip> stupid. and this shutting down a profit that funds something for the state

    yup, shutdown

     

    its all very simple, you just don't spend what you don't Have, money, and money you do have, you don't waste it. by giving it to poor people who Waste it for the govt. sign

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      Posted: July 3, 2011, 7:38 am - IP Logged

      Not sure, but yet another reason to always take the cash.

      I Agree!

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        Posted: July 3, 2011, 8:49 am - IP Logged

        all these states that have budget problems are a joke. when an entity has a monopoly on a great product there is no way in hell not to make a profit. its just greed by management and laziness by the employees. No No


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          Posted: July 3, 2011, 8:51 am - IP Logged

          hope they never solve their shutdown problem and everyone moves out of that mosquito infested state of 10,000 lakes...the only good thing to come out of that state was the minnesota strip if you know what i mean....

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            Posted: July 3, 2011, 11:24 am - IP Logged

            It will be worse if and when the US goverment shutdown.  Just think of what that will mean to all states.

            wpb

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              Posted: July 3, 2011, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

              What happens to those who receive annuity payment from the lottery?

              The annuity payments don't come from the state lottery, itself. The payments come from an insurance company (same as if you took the cash value and bought yourself an annuity).

              People waiting on annuity payments will still get their checks. Thumbs Up

              In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
              Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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                Posted: July 3, 2011, 4:26 pm - IP Logged

                lol ,

                no this is gov ran. non profitable things like prison s are kept running. but  income earners like lottery are shutdown.

                just think like bizarro world. everything the opposite of common sense, and you can get a job there.

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                  Posted: July 3, 2011, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

                  joshuacloak,

                  "Wouldn't it have made sense to leave OPEN those offices that BRING IN revenue? Roll Eyes "

                  BINGO!

                  Typical bureaucratic mindset....we don't want to pay these people $.00000005 to bring in $500,000. Bang Head

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

                  Lep

                  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.

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                    Posted: July 3, 2011, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

                    There are several state agencies that make money for the state.  The lottery is just one of them. 

                    The height of stupidity can not be better illustrated than shutting down the lottery and all the other state agencies that bring in revenue.  This clouser is nothing more than putting the hurt on the little people.  So the next time you hear a democrat saying, "I am for the little guy", just remember,  he is lying.  He is for himself and only himself.

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                      Posted: July 3, 2011, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

                      You guys talking about you don't understand why they can't keep the lottery open during the state government shutdown need to read more articles or brush up on Civics. It's pretty reasonable to assume if the state is not authorized to make payments to employees, utilies, and vendors that the Lottery Comission has no choice to close. Are people going to work for free? Are utility companies going to give them a pass on their bills? Will vendors keep providing services without payment? The Lottery not being open has nothing to do with "stupidity".  What's so hard to understand about that? I'm sure they'll be some snide replies to this comment, but the fact remains that states agencies are going to remain closed without authorization to pay anyone. All the disagreements, snide remarks, and wishes won't change that until the government approves a budget.

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                        Posted: July 3, 2011, 10:13 pm - IP Logged

                        There are several state agencies that make money for the state.  The lottery is just one of them. 

                        The height of stupidity can not be better illustrated than shutting down the lottery and all the other state agencies that bring in revenue.  This clouser is nothing more than putting the hurt on the little people.  So the next time you hear a democrat saying, "I am for the little guy", just remember,  he is lying.  He is for himself and only himself.

                        yes, same it true when corzine let the casinos shut down,oh wait,he caused the the shutdown and now hes history,except for the damage left in his wake.MILLIONAIRE JACKASS.not a clue abt. the reg. person.

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                          Posted: July 3, 2011, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

                          You guys talking about you don't understand why they can't keep the lottery open during the state government shutdown need to read more articles or brush up on Civics. It's pretty reasonable to assume if the state is not authorized to make payments to employees, utilies, and vendors that the Lottery Comission has no choice to close. Are people going to work for free? Are utility companies going to give them a pass on their bills? Will vendors keep providing services without payment? The Lottery not being open has nothing to do with "stupidity".  What's so hard to understand about that? I'm sure they'll be some snide replies to this comment, but the fact remains that states agencies are going to remain closed without authorization to pay anyone. All the disagreements, snide remarks, and wishes won't change that until the government approves a budget.

                          its  politics,they could keep ppl working and make adj.when there is a settlement,its happend before.

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                            Posted: July 4, 2011, 12:36 am - IP Logged

                            JPJohnson,

                            Some one brought up prisons in this thread. States that shut down government  don't open the gates. Of course they don't. They don't give the staff the days off either.

                            Lottery is a source of revenue, as long as it's on the up and up. Saving the salaries of a relatively few to shut off what would have came in is ridiculous.

                            Try studying up on street civics and real life civics outside of a classroom. What Minnesota just did was create a lot more business for some "Tony Bag-a-donits" types. Players are going to find the action.

                            And how do you explain other states that have shut down but didn't shut down the lotto?

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

                            Lep

                            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.

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                              Posted: July 4, 2011, 12:39 am - IP Logged

                              They shouldn't have closed down the lottery. This gives the players absolute 0 chance at winning anything. In this economic times we could use it. The states should get their finance in order and keep lottery out of politics. The house always wins so how come it's short of budget? 

                              Changing all my annual option to cash from now on. Just never know Texas might pull off a stunt like this...