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Minnesota shutdown boosts Iowa border lottery sales

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Sales of Iowa Lottery tickets at retail stores along the Minnesota border are getting a boost from the Gopher State's government shutdown.

State offices in Minnesota have been closed since July 1 because Gov. Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature have failed to reach agreement on a new state budget. The shutdown includes the sales of Minnesota Lottery tickets.

"We have checked with locations in a few different communities that are along the major highways that run between Iowa and Minnesota, and stores there are seeing an increase in Iowa Lottery sales," said Iowa Lottery Vice President Mary Neubauer.

The Jo Stop convenience store along Interstate Highway 35 near Northwood, which is just south of Albert Lea, Minn., has seen lottery sales running at two to three times normal. The North Star Express, another Northwood-area convenience store, reports lottery sales up 25 percent, Neubauer said.

A Casey's General Store in Estherville has reported a 30 percent increase in instant-scratch and lotto sales since the Minnesota shutdown, while a Kum & Go convenience store in Spirit Lake reports about a 25 percent increase, Neubauer said.

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Posted: July 8, 2011, 11:05 am - IP Logged

Sales of Iowa Lottery tickets at retail stores along the Minnesota border are getting a boost from the Gopher State's government shutdown.

State offices in Minnesota have been closed since July 1 because Gov. Mark Dayton and the Minnesota Legislature have failed to reach agreement on a new state budget. The shutdown includes the sales of Minnesota Lottery tickets.

"We have checked with locations in a few different communities that are along the major highways that run between Iowa and Minnesota, and stores there are seeing an increase in Iowa Lottery sales," said Iowa Lottery Vice President Mary Neubauer.

The Jo Stop convenience store along Interstate Highway 35 near Northwood, which is just south of Albert Lea, Minn., has seen lottery sales running at two to three times normal. The North Star Express, another Northwood-area convenience store, reports lottery sales up 25 percent, Neubauer said.

A Casey's General Store in Estherville has reported a 30 percent increase in instant-scratch and lotto sales since the Minnesota shutdown, while a Kum & Go convenience store in Spirit Lake reports about a 25 percent increase, Neubauer said.

brilliant move gov.datyon, jon corzine did this in jersey,now he's history.anyone know if this also caused casinos to temp. close ?

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    Posted: July 8, 2011, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

    no, but this should come as no suprise. most people know that they have no chance of success in life unless they hit the lottery. certainly no future in strip mining in mn. don't know of any other industry there. is paul bunyan hiring? how about pre-filling sandbags so when the next flood occurs(and it will) they will be prepared.

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      Posted: July 8, 2011, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

      Good for Iowa bad for Minnesota........

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        brilliant move gov.datyon, jon corzine did this in jersey,now he's history.anyone know if this also caused casinos to temp. close ?

        Casinos are open. I'm fairly certain they're all Native American owned, there by affording them a self-jurisdiction / sovereign status.

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          Posted: July 8, 2011, 2:35 pm - IP Logged

          one mans loss is another mans gain, can somebody say MN!? lol

          That money's gone fo ever

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            Posted: July 8, 2011, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

            Casinos are open. I'm fairly certain they're all Native American owned, there by affording them a self-jurisdiction / sovereign status.

            thanks,thought they were indian, but wondered if there was state oversite,for it to be soverign it has to be on the reservation,no?

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              I looked it up & it said "Gaming operations on Indian Reservations or Tribal Lands", ie: land owned by NA's but not necessarily at the res.

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                I looked it up & it said "Gaming operations on Indian Reservations or Tribal Lands", ie: land owned by NA's but not necessarily at the res.

                thanks that is interesting, have not been to mn. in over 25 yrs, even tho some family there, then again we are scattered all over.

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                  Posted: July 8, 2011, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

                  Iowa uses Illinois' Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings, so the Minnesotans going to Iowa to Play Pick and Pick 4 are playing Illinois' numbers.

                  Two degrees of separation? (Paraphrase of the Kevin Bacon movie)

                  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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                    Iowa uses Illinois' Pick 3 and Pick 4 drawings, so the Minnesotans going to Iowa to Play Pick and Pick 4 are playing Illinois' numbers.

                    Two degrees of separation? (Paraphrase of the Kevin Bacon movie)

                    so iowa's like a bookie and illinois is the race track !haha!

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                      Posted: July 8, 2011, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

                      I am confused because the results page on this website says that the winning number for Minnesota for yesterday was 5-1-6. 

                      Are drawings occurring although the lottery is shut down, or is the random number generator turning out numbers that no one can play?

                      Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

                      In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

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                        I am confused because the results page on this website says that the winning number for Minnesota for yesterday was 5-1-6. 

                        Are drawings occurring although the lottery is shut down, or is the random number generator turning out numbers that no one can play?

                        That's for the people who play advance games.

                        If they win they'll have to wait to get paid when the governor gets through playing his little games.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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                          That's for the people who play advance games.

                          If they win they'll have to wait to get paid when the governor gets through playing his little games.

                          This may be unrelated, but I was curious if the advance games had anything to do with the multidraw option on the Mega/Powerball slips. Does multidraw mean I'm getting an identical ticket for the future drawing? Like if I get a total of 2 multi-draws in regards to today's Powerball, I would receive another ticket for the following Wednesday game, and I just pay for it ahead of time?

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                            Posted: July 9, 2011, 1:23 am - IP Logged

                            I suspect some are playing the Massachusetts lottery. You can play the Massachusetts games by subscription over the phone, you don't need to be Massachusetts resident to play.

                            We all get a lot out of lotteries!