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DC Lottery not paying winners during government shutdown

Topic closed. 48 replies. Last post 3 years ago by jamella724.

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Posted: October 15, 2013, 9:48 am - IP Logged

oh come on DC!!! I feel embarassed to say I work in DC now. I decided to buy my PB and MM ticket at home in VA just to protest. So if I win, I will not be able to claim via a trust and everyone will know my name but I will get paid timely. VA has been on a roll with 2nd place winners anyway.

MD and  VA are paying for the subway since DC was ordered not to pay them along with FIRE, EMS, SCHOOLS ANS DOCTORS. 

Virginia voted for these people that caused this.DC doesnt have the right to vote.

And the federal payment to the city in lieu of a vote will have to increase to make upthe shotfall

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    Posted: October 15, 2013, 10:20 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.

    The federal govt will not allow the District of Columbia to pay. The lottery winners have to wait just like the SCHOOLS, POLICE, FIRE, EMS, MEDICAID, TRASH PICKUP.

    What DC lacks is the RIGHT TO VOTE. What CONGRESS lacks is leadership. DC residents cant and did not vote for any of them.

    DC leaders have been using the unspent money from 2013 but are prohibited by federal law from using its 1.4 billion local rainy day fund.

    DC leaders have had to resort to disrupting congressional press confrences, interupting the president while meeting with congress.

    DC leaders have approved EMERGENCY LEGISLATION to allow the city to spend its own money until congress gets its act together.  BUT DC local laws have to be approved by congress.

    DC leaders have been threatened with arrest if they spend any money not authorized by CONGRESS. 

    DC leaders have already walking a tightrope by spending any money since october 1.

    DC HAS PLENTY OF LEADERS that cant run the city with its own money. So if you live in a STATE and have the right to vote PLEASE VOTE OUT THE PEOPLE YOU VOTED FOR. 

    DC residents are waiting.

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      Posted: October 23, 2013, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

      I would NEVER play the DC lottery ever again if I lived in that state.  That was just beyond foolish!!!!!

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        Posted: November 17, 2013, 3:41 am - IP Logged

        That's so unfair! They should stop selling tickets if they are not going to give the winnings anyways. I don't think players will tolerate this. If I am in their state I would rather play lottery in other state.