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Northstar fights to keep Illinois lottery documents secret

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Posted: April 15, 2014, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

Does it make you wonder, what they are hiding? Information that is Proprietary is one thing, but trying to hide something else, like bonuses or test draws, is a different story. That should be public knowledge. When anyone attempts to keep information from the public, I get worried. The people in Washington are up to their eyeballs, hiding information, from the public. Florida doesn't publish the test draws, which I think they should.

My lottery ticket did not match the lottery winning numbers.

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    Posted: April 15, 2014, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

    My guess is that the "marketing data" was based on less than reputable info sources...in order to get the contract.

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      Posted: April 15, 2014, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

      The business plan included Keno and here's the clincher, a request to revise the promised revenues downwards of over half a billion dollars FY14 to FY18.

      Which is probably why they don't want it public.

      If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
      If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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        Posted: April 15, 2014, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

        My guess is that the "marketing data" was based on less than reputable info sources...in order to get the contract.

        You can win a lottery jackpot with 1 ticket?

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          Posted: April 15, 2014, 5:25 pm - IP Logged

          The business plan included Keno and here's the clincher, a request to revise the promised revenues downwards of over half a billion dollars FY14 to FY18.

          Which is probably why they don't want it public.

          Illinois lottery players are broke. High unemployment rate translate to lost revenues for the lottery.

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            Posted: April 15, 2014, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

            You can win a lottery jackpot with 1 ticket?

            lol  Yes....you know that is my plan!  But I will keep my day job in the meanwhile.

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              Posted: April 15, 2014, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

              So much for the argument that these gaming companies will increase revenues.  Now, what is the real goal of privatization???

              Be on the lookout for rats fleeing the sinking ship...with golden parachutes. Sulk Off

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                Posted: April 15, 2014, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

                lol  Yes....you know that is my plan!  But I will keep my day job in the meanwhile.

                The lottery is a tough business to profit from nowadays.

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                  Posted: April 15, 2014, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

                  Be on the lookout for rats fleeing the sinking ship...with golden parachutes. Sulk Off

                  Instant scratch off games with pictures of rats?

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                    Posted: April 15, 2014, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

                    "The company hired to run the Illinois Lottery continued its fight to keep some documents under wraps, arguing their release would violate its contract with the state and expose company secrets to competitors."

                     

                    expose company secrets?!?!?..ROFL!!...like  it's really hard to come up with ways to fist f%ck the public   LOL

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                      Posted: April 15, 2014, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

                      Every time I read an article about a private company promising the state they can increase lottery profits, I have to laugh.   How do you do that?  1) Sell more tickets. 2) Increase the odds. 3) Make it harder to win. At least according to the private co. The state might do better in the beginning, but then the players catch on and stop playing. Result: Less sales, which equals  less $$$ for the state. How many more times does this have to happen before the states realize they should just leave things well enough alone?

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                        Posted: April 15, 2014, 10:16 pm - IP Logged

                        Since then, it has failed to meet revenue goals in the 2012 and 2013 fiscal years. Last month, a lottery official said the firm was on track to fall short of revenue targets for the third straight year.

                         

                         

                        Maybe the targets are too high?

                        All they have to do is lower the targets and everything should be fine.

                        How are you going to meet revenue targets if the state is paying them million every year, and then on top of that they probably give large bonuses to themselves for essentially doing a questionable job. 

                        And also maybe those lottery balls in illinois are made of ivory and they use them only once and the cost of replacing them after every drawing is beginning to add up?

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                          Posted: April 18, 2014, 8:28 am - IP Logged

                          My guess is that the "marketing data" was based on less than reputable info sources...in order to get the contract.

                          I think that's a very good guess.Thumbs Up

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                            Posted: April 18, 2014, 11:50 am - IP Logged

                            My lottery ticket did not match the lottery winning numbers.

                            You don't get any money that way.

                            How many times do I have to tell you?

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                              Posted: April 18, 2014, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

                              That whole state will eventually crash and burn under the weight of the entrenched greed and corruption in their government.

                              If Northstar wants to hide their secrets they should put them with what's-his-name's school records.

                              The media will never look there.