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Illinois Lottery hopes to sell tickets online in '3 to 4 months'

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Posted: December 28, 2011, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

Well said, Boney526. Welfare agencies must have welfare people to administer to so it's a weird way of job security....kind of like the adage about a chicken is an egg's way of making another egg.

Another definition of a conservative is simply a liberal who's been mugged!

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: December 29, 2011, 3:16 am - IP Logged

    I've been dying to play lottery online.  People in other countries laugh at us Americans.  They are free to bet online, on pretty much anything, and can even play lotto via text messaging even in the Third World.

    I live in California, which has the techbed of Silicon Valley, yet I'm left with primitive old-fashioned paper playslips. 

    The corner store lotto terminals always seem to be out of order 1 out of 10 trips at least.  Also lottery is not a good mix with busier markets.  Sometimes the line builds up with people paying for gas, carwashes, beer, and having a cashier scan 4playslips can be a hassle and really hold up the line especially if the <snip> lottery terminals are screwy.  Many times I tell the cashier screw it.  Some people also spend more than they intended, as they are in line waiting to play, pickup candy, soda or whatever.

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      Posted: December 29, 2011, 3:55 am - IP Logged

      anyone who thinks the lottery is fixed so that only certain regions of the country win it (some clown said the northeast) is seriously misguided. perhaps more people play it in the northeast than in the corn belt or in ridgerunners moonshine counties.

      Those corn belt and moonshine counties win a lot, too.  I Never said it was rigged, but the lottery sure loves NY, California and hick towns. LOL

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        Posted: December 29, 2011, 11:54 am - IP Logged

        I've been dying to play lottery online.  People in other countries laugh at us Americans.  They are free to bet online, on pretty much anything, and can even play lotto via text messaging even in the Third World.

        I live in California, which has the techbed of Silicon Valley, yet I'm left with primitive old-fashioned paper playslips. 

        The corner store lotto terminals always seem to be out of order 1 out of 10 trips at least.  Also lottery is not a good mix with busier markets.  Sometimes the line builds up with people paying for gas, carwashes, beer, and having a cashier scan 4playslips can be a hassle and really hold up the line especially if the <snip> lottery terminals are screwy.  Many times I tell the cashier screw it.  Some people also spend more than they intended, as they are in line waiting to play, pickup candy, soda or whatever.

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        Both sides can have drawbacks.

        I had a nightmare that I got the winning numbers for the jackpot playing online and when I asked about cashing in I got an email from the Lottery Director, Mr Patel, saying that there was some mistake and I didn't win anything. Then he asked if I wanted to buy a Slushee.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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

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          Posted: December 29, 2011, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

          Just gotta say ............ Zoo York has 3 Mega Millions & 2 Powerball wins in 2011 ............... yikes !!!!!!!!!!  Scared

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            Posted: December 29, 2011, 12:23 pm - IP Logged

            Both sides can have drawbacks.

            I had a nightmare that I got the winning numbers for the jackpot playing online and when I asked about cashing in I got an email from the Lottery Director, Mr Patel, saying that there was some mistake and I didn't win anything. Then he asked if I wanted to buy a Slushee.

            HaHaHaHaAAAAAAAAAAAhHaHaHa!!

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              Posted: December 29, 2011, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

              Both sides can have drawbacks.

              I had a nightmare that I got the winning numbers for the jackpot playing online and when I asked about cashing in I got an email from the Lottery Director, Mr Patel, saying that there was some mistake and I didn't win anything. Then he asked if I wanted to buy a Slushee.

              Thud

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                Posted: December 29, 2011, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

                Well I agree with LottoLin, but I'm such an addict I can't stop playing. (Something inside still says I will win someday soon....like all addicts do.)  I keep track of such things and have noticed where the bulk of the money goes. Was wondering if anyone else had noticed too. That said, I would love it if KY would allow some online gambling so I could buy my lottery tickets online for Powerball.  I do not like having to go out into the freezing rain and snow during the winter just to get my tickets. I also do not care for the long lines when the jackpots go big. While that can get exciting at times, I can skip it just the same.  I do not understand how it works exactly., though. Do you just print out your tickets from your computer? How would they verify that the ticket is authentic?

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                  Posted: December 29, 2011, 2:26 pm - IP Logged

                  IDK who your replying to - but I think a widespread tax evasion by the public is actually more moral than the widespread theft of private citizens money through legalized theft (AKA: Taxes)  -  If you were referring to people evading taxes on lower level prizes.  I mean think about it - if you beat the long odds and actually pull in more money over a year playing the lottery - should Uncle Sam get a cut?  Hellllllll no.

                   

                  Sure, honesty is the best policy.  But by that same logic, it would have been best to just pay the Stamp Act instead of fight against it back in the 1700s.

                   

                  Just some food for thought.

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                    Posted: December 30, 2011, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                    Trust me, I know a lot about welfarism, at least in my little corner of Central NJ.  Always present - and always making people dependent.  The progressives will always snark at that idea - but that's because they don't care enough to spend some time working with the poor they want to "help" with a free check every week.  On the other hand, I work directly with the poor - and I feel as if the welfarism we provide keeps them dependent, and the only thing that's sadder is when they teach their children to be lazy and to survive off of other people's kindness.  On the other hand - people in poverty who work hard almost always see their situations bettered, and their kids have great work ethics, and will make it far.

                     

                    By widespread tax evasion - and I should have been way more specific - I meant the fact that nobody really sits their with a journal of every dollar spent and won in the Lottery throughout the year - because that's ridiculous.  The IRS says you should - and that if you end up ahead you owe them money.  Almost every American evades some small amount of taxes, simply by not recording EVERY event that could make them anything that the IRS considers income.

                     

                    So, I mean that, it's completely fine, and moral to refuse to record every gambling event you partake in, and chances are nobodies going to throw you in jail for it.  If they DO throw you in jail for it - though - that's not fine - that's just ridiculous.

                     

                    On a side note - the Definition of Liberal is somebody who believes in individual freedom and small government (as in classical liberalism) and the definition of Conservative is regarding tradition and preferring small, gradual change to abrupt changes.  We really, really misuse the words today.  By the real definitions, I am a Liberal Conservative, while the Democrats and most Republicans are Progressives and Socialists.

                    Wow! ,someone actually define Liberal as it should be viewed, I too stand by some of my parents principles, but I do like progressives changes.Approve

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                      Posted: December 30, 2011, 12:47 pm - IP Logged

                      Why did Illinois want to sell tickets online for?

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                        Posted: December 30, 2011, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

                        Wow! ,someone actually define Liberal as it should be viewed, I too stand by some of my parents principles, but I do like progressives changes.Approve

                        The meanings of words change, Louise.

                        It's a shame they twisted and perverted the meaning of the word liberal to define somebody who hates our country, our flag and everything it stands for.

                        Progressive didn't used to mean Anti-American either. But it does now. If somebody says they're progressive, you know they hate America and blame it for everything wrong in the world today.

                        Cryin' shame.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

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

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                          Posted: December 30, 2011, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

                          Why did Illinois want to sell tickets online for?

                          For the lottery.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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

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                            Posted: December 30, 2011, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

                            For the lottery.

                            I thought it was to get to the other side What?

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                              The meanings of words change, Louise.

                              It's a shame they twisted and perverted the meaning of the word liberal to define somebody who hates our country, our flag and everything it stands for.

                              Progressive didn't used to mean Anti-American either. But it does now. If somebody says they're progressive, you know they hate America and blame it for everything wrong in the world today.

                              Cryin' shame.

                              True enough.  I still prefer to call myself a liberal - but I usually just use the word Libertarian, since in modern politics it more accurately defines my views.  Nowadays - though - I use the words "Progressive" (should be regressive) and "Social Conservative" since that tends to more generally define the Democrats and Republicans.  It's all really become a matter of whether you hate lots of welfare or lots of warfare more.  What most people don't realize is that both major Political parties are really for BOTH of those.

                               

                              As for me I, and I'd imagine most Americans who've read enough about economics, (from multiple perspectives - not just Keynesian style or some other specific economist's style) think that we need less of ALL government spending, from Defense (Offense, really) and Welfare to the DOE to the EPA.  It's all gone way too far.