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DC Lottery not paying winners during government shutdown

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Posted: October 12, 2013, 10:45 am - IP Logged

I see a big law suit in the making.  It's like saying "I am not going to pay any taxes due to the federal government until the shutdown is over."  What has the lottery to do with the Federal Government???????????  I would highly recommend any lottery player to buy their tickets in any of the neighboring States.  Hell, I live in Illinois & I can smell the bull#*#@* from the D.C. Lottery right here.

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    Posted: October 12, 2013, 10:51 am - IP Logged

    That sucks a monkey's hairy nutsack for DC players.  Though Maryland and Virginia players will welcome those players.  DC as a whole is smaller than Rhode Island, so it's not gonna be that much of a drive.  It's still worse than a two or three minute jog to the nearest conveinence store, but yeah.

    The lottery is NOT a tax on the poor.  By calling it a tax, you are calling it mandatory, which is what taxes are.  But the lottery is NOT mandatory, therefore calling it a tax highly inaccurate.

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      Posted: October 12, 2013, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

      Somehow this idea will be catchy. Who will be the next state to follow suit?...or is this just because it's DC? I highly doubt it.

      Keep more for themselves by saying they can't pay out yet keep collecting? WHO does that? I hope those that can't travel won't

      play and those that can travel go elsewhere.

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        Posted: October 12, 2013, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

        What if you have winning tickets and the shutdown lasts longer then the "redeem by" date to get your money? Not likely to

        happen, but the way it's going one never knows.

        90% of the population thinks Congress is doing a lousy job. There is one thing that EVERYONE can do to change things.

        That is, Register to Vote and on Election Day vote all of their sorry asses out of office!!! 

        Now, are we going to just sit around pissing and moaning or are we going to do something about it? It's up to everyone of us.

        If we don't do this, it will just be more of the same old, same old, and we will have no one to blame but ourselves.

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        And don't vote for hillary clinton!  You ones in california,  show dianne feinstein and nancy pelosi the door too!

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          Posted: October 12, 2013, 6:30 pm - IP Logged

          this us jacked upMad

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            Posted: October 12, 2013, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

            This is one of the many reasons why I will take a lump sum over annuity should I ever win a large JACKPOT.


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              Posted: October 13, 2013, 5:07 am - IP Logged

              Was this situation pre ordained?  Is this a plan of the "CANDLE HEADS?" The Gay Z rockafiles? Maybe if George W could have been our emperor things would be mo better.  I dunno. 

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                Posted: October 13, 2013, 11:22 am - IP Logged

                It's dirty pool if you ask me that they won't pay a winner. It's not our fault the government people can't agree. But they punish an innocent winner. Hummm!Bash

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                  Posted: October 13, 2013, 11:23 am - IP Logged

                  This shut down making me reconsider the annuity option.If they do this in the Nation's Capital, guess they can do it in any state.US Flag


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                    Posted: October 13, 2013, 11:23 am - IP Logged

                    If they can make sales, collect the money, & make the drawings; they can pay out winnings.

                    Make it hurt the American people as much as possible. Unprecedented closures of open air parks and memorials, armed blockages of privately owned businesses leasing federal lands, etc etc. One side wants to negotiate on Obama's signature program, the other side says no negotiation - give us everything or nothing, we'll negotiate later i.e. "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today". What DC lacks is real leadership. That starts in the White House, and we sure aren't getting it from there.

                    This is just BS. Fire them all.

                    I agrees wif what you be sayin'

                    I don't buiy ANY o' dis cr___.

                    Da Pezident steo get pay.  Sertin ova membas steo get pay.

                     

                    What be going on?


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                      Posted: October 13, 2013, 11:26 am - IP Logged

                      This shut down making me reconsider the annuity option.If they do this in the Nation's Capital, guess they can do it in any state.US Flag

                      Nah brova. If you wins, you best take da hole ball of wax.

                      Neba know what gwinta happen.


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                        Posted: October 13, 2013, 11:28 am - IP Logged

                        This is one of the many reasons why I will take a lump sum over annuity should I ever win a large JACKPOT.

                        Ah hurd dat!


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                          Posted: October 13, 2013, 11:36 am - IP Logged

                          That sucks a monkey's hairy nutsack for DC players.  Though Maryland and Virginia players will welcome those players.  DC as a whole is smaller than Rhode Island, so it's not gonna be that much of a drive.  It's still worse than a two or three minute jog to the nearest conveinence store, but yeah.

                          Ah hurd  dat bro'. Ama go to Murilind, just up da roa', when I wants to get me a ticket.

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                            Posted: October 13, 2013, 11:41 am - IP Logged

                            Was this situation pre ordained?  Is this a plan of the "CANDLE HEADS?" The Gay Z rockafiles? Maybe if George W could have been our emperor things would be mo better.  I dunno. 

                            I don't remember GWB ever debating Lurch from The Addams family, but you've got the vid, so....


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                              Posted: October 13, 2013, 11:44 am - IP Logged

                              I see a big law suit in the making.  It's like saying "I am not going to pay any taxes due to the federal government until the shutdown is over."  What has the lottery to do with the Federal Government???????????  I would highly recommend any lottery player to buy their tickets in any of the neighboring States.  Hell, I live in Illinois & I can smell the bull#*#@* from the D.C. Lottery right here.

                              I thinks yous a qwinta pay mo' taxes if you wins.

                              But yeah, I say go to Murilind if you gwinta play.