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Wisconsin lottery benefiting from Minnesota government shutdown

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Posted: July 12, 2011, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

What state is Minnesota in?

I am pretty sure it is one of the "57 States" that the "Smart President" said he would visit.

Shutting down a self funded lottery is sure stupid!

Crazy

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    Posted: July 12, 2011, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

    What state is Minnesota in?

    Disrepair.

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      Posted: July 12, 2011, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

      In the other thread about Minnesota and Iowa someone mentioned something about those who don't understand shutting down the state lottery needing to take a course in civics.

      Seeing the amount of money lost by the Minnesota lottery, that is the money not taken in, compared to what they would have paid the lottery people is an excellent real world lesson in why school book solutions don't always apply to real life situa.

      I nominate the governor of Minnesota for the Bonehead of the Year Award.

      i 2nd that!

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        Posted: July 12, 2011, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

        this really isn't that juicy a topic, since when wisconsin has the same issue, minnesota will get all the lottery business from that state making up for the current loss. what goes around comes around. we need some fresh scandalous material to mock and criticize.

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          Posted: July 12, 2011, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

          Des Moines Register reporting similar increases along Iowa border. Millions are flowing out of the state.

          Lottery Post reported it too.  Very strange that even a gov't shutdown would turn off a big revenue source.

           

          Check the State Lottery Report Card
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            Posted: July 12, 2011, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

            this really isn't that juicy a topic, since when wisconsin has the same issue, minnesota will get all the lottery business from that state making up for the current loss. what goes around comes around. we need some fresh scandalous material to mock and criticize.

            Not sure what you mean.  Wisconsin does not have a government shutdown, and thanks to recent efforts by the governor, they probably will avoid many of the finaicial problems that other states are facing.

             

            Check the State Lottery Report Card
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            Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
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              Posted: July 13, 2011, 8:30 am - IP Logged

              One man's loss is another mans gain. What a crazy world we call home.

              That money's gone fo ever

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                Posted: July 13, 2011, 10:19 am - IP Logged

                The people of Minnesota ought to recall that governor and make him repay all that money he's throwing away just to satisfy his political ego.

                What a jerk.


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                  Posted: July 13, 2011, 11:55 am - IP Logged

                  todd: probably won't happen in wisc. since it hasn't happened anywhere else for more than a day maybe. could happen though and minn. would recoup some of the lost revenue. you have to think the residents of minn. are actually saving money being denied the opportunity to buy scratch tickets and impossible to hit powerball or megamillions.  those in the middle of the state at least, if they want to play bad enough they will find a way.

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                    Posted: July 13, 2011, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

                    Yep the Dakotas have lottery as well..

                    All the border states are pickin up the action.

                    The Star Tribune reported that The State of Minnesota loses $2.3 million in profits from weekly lottery sales.

                    So geez, $1.25 mill a day in overall sales leaving + once you add in incidental purchases/tax losses..

                    I can't even wrap my mind around it to be honest.

                    Our politicians met the other day & Gov Dayton said he would forgo his 'rich' tax increases if Repubs would agree to a $1-per-pack cigarette tax hike.

                    Repubs said no. (thankfully so, kuz we benefit immensely from outta staters buyin cheaper smokes here)

                    I think they need to try a little harder. The other day they met for 23 minutes. C'mon, really?

                    We look like fools.

                    I was just in Fargo, ND last weekend, and yes, ND has multi-state lottery games, but they have no scratch-offs. I believe ND is one of just 4 states where they have the multi-state games but really no individual state games of their own.

                    Also, I hardly doubt that $1.25M in lottery sales is leaving the state a day. That's what MN isn't taking in, but I doubt there's people driving over state lines and buying $1.25M worth of tickets a day, that seems pretty extreme.

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                      Posted: July 13, 2011, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

                      I was just in Fargo, ND last weekend, and yes, ND has multi-state lottery games, but they have no scratch-offs. I believe ND is one of just 4 states where they have the multi-state games but really no individual state games of their own.

                      Also, I hardly doubt that $1.25M in lottery sales is leaving the state a day. That's what MN isn't taking in, but I doubt there's people driving over state lines and buying $1.25M worth of tickets a day, that seems pretty extreme.

                      Welcome to LP -

                      What are your stats regarding lost revenue (ticket sales, state-end profits)?

                      I got my info from The Star Trib & The Washington Post.

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                        Posted: July 14, 2011, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

                        Why did they have a shutdown in Minnesota to help Wisconsin?

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                          Posted: July 14, 2011, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

                          Why did they have a shutdown in Minnesota to help Wisconsin?

                          uhh...they did't do it to help wi. it was just a result. look for "cause and effect "

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                            Posted: July 16, 2011, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

                            Hi Sosaman -

                            I bet your real glad we'll be getting our precious lottery back soon, eh.......Awesome, ain't it.....

                            Bein' that your from Burnsville, Minnesota, and all.....

                            Yes Nod Green laughLOL