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7 state lotteries join forces for multi-state raffle

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Posted: September 1, 2013, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

ok i guess so, some enjoy picking their own numbers rather than relying on a ticket number on a raffle ticket. if you win at either game their is no room for complaint. these states are getting carried away with coming up with new ideas to separate you from your money. one would think they already had enough games to play, but to some a daily or bi-weekly lotto drawing is more appealing that waiting for a boatload of raffle tickets to be sold before finding out you lost. to each his own in that never ending quest to obtain financial freedom.

I dunno... 

To my mind The States needed to come up with something new and refreshing.  Same old same old gets kinda dull and boring, dontcha think?

Certainly you can play both a raffle and online games, and if instant gratification is your thing, there's always scratch off's.

If anybody's mindset is to play first for financial freedom as opposed to playing first for their own amusment, then I'd say their setting themselves up for disappointment.  I mean everybody knows playing the lottery is a sucker's bet.  I dont hold my breath each time I buy a ticket of any kind.  I simply play to have a little fun, and hope I get struck by lightning in the process.

About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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    Posted: September 2, 2013, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

    Oh  heck no jerseys in it......ill pass. I can't even win anything in our one state raffle. Why would a multi state raffle be more appealing. Just becuase this is something new doesn't mean its any better then the other wasteful games the lottery has. Its just another way to get a buck from people. How about they have a multi state free raffle......lol...I'm down for that. And for all that play they should issue you a free I'm stupid bumper sticker that goes on your forehead.
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      Posted: September 3, 2013, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

      I'm voting with my wallet by NOT buying a ticket.

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        Posted: September 6, 2013, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

        I'm itching to play this game more than once but my OH lottery retailer knows nothing about it. In fact, OH lottery website doesn't have much info on it. There is an FAQ on it you can find by searching press releases (It's not listed as a press release) but there is no other mention of it. I asked my retailer who to see to get it added and they said new games are automatically added by OH over the satellite link.

         

        If this game exists here in OH they are losing money by not making it available and by not promoting it!!

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          Posted: September 6, 2013, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

          I'm itching to play this game more than once but my OH lottery retailer knows nothing about it. In fact, OH lottery website doesn't have much info on it. There is an FAQ on it you can find by searching press releases (It's not listed as a press release) but there is no other mention of it. I asked my retailer who to see to get it added and they said new games are automatically added by OH over the satellite link.

           

          If this game exists here in OH they are losing money by not making it available and by not promoting it!!

          I called the lottery offices and it took them awhile to find anything on it. They say it won't be available until Sept 8th.

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            Posted: September 6, 2013, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

            DOH! I should have read the article closer. It mentions Sept 8th more than once, in Bold at the beginning too.

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              Posted: September 8, 2013, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

              Tried to buy a tic today and the paper they have hanging says sept 29. Should of took a pic. Did anyone else get a ticket??

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                Posted: September 9, 2013, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

                Got a email from NYL saying sales start  9/29 so someone screwed up. That does'nt seem long enough to sell alot of tickets and make it successful. We'll see.

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                  Posted: September 9, 2013, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

                  Got a email from NYL saying sales start  9/29 so someone screwed up. That does'nt seem long enough to sell alot of tickets and make it successful. We'll see.

                  I got my first ticket this morning in OH. Sales started yesterday here. I was the first buyer for the retailer I get most of my tickets from. The ticket number was pretty low IMO for 2nd day of sales. Interest should pickup as more folks find about this raffle.

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                    Posted: September 10, 2013, 5:38 am - IP Logged

                    Got a email from NYL saying sales start  9/29 so someone screwed up. That does'nt seem long enough to sell alot of tickets and make it successful. We'll see.

                    Yeah Right! 

                    I went into a Mobil station yesterday and asked about it.  "Never heard of it" was the response I got. 

                    Thanks for sharing the info.  Actually, I'm kind of glad they screwed up.  You're right, ticket sales will probably be kind of low simply because there wont be a lot of time to sell them, and because it's new. That means the odds to win the top prize will be low too, but they may not sell a top prize winner in NYS either.

                    About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!

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                      Posted: September 10, 2013, 11:29 am - IP Logged

                      Oklahoma LC finally has it on the webiste tickets avaiable Sept 15 no wonder our lottery suxs Bang Head

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                        Posted: September 10, 2013, 11:45 am - IP Logged

                        Indiana has not posted it yet!!

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                          Posted: September 11, 2013, 12:55 am - IP Logged

                          Maybe they want to give the little States a chance before the bullys rush in.

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                            Posted: September 11, 2013, 1:02 am - IP Logged

                            This is a conspiracy against The South.

                            I bet all them northern states intentionally kept The South out.

                            I bet they were all using "the H word" at their meeting too!

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                              Posted: September 12, 2013, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

                              I was talking to a co-worker and I informed her that NY was in it she said they must be in it to generate sales I was like hmm...maybeWhat?

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