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Illinois Lottery not paying big winners because state legislature won't pass budget

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itpmguru's avatar - 42a4d4d8f2a4312fb8e253dd8f6ef251
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Posted: August 29, 2015, 12:28 am - IP Logged

Why would Lottery Funds be tied into the States budget? Are  they robbing Peter to pay Paul?

I've always thought The Lottery is a separate entity.

Sadly, a "separate budget" is not the norm now days as many states just want more and more and more to fund their pet projects in the general fund.    Even more sad is the NCEL - North Carolina "Education" Fund which has been raided MANY years by the Governor, his Minions and getting worse by the day.  I plan to start a petition (very soon) in NC that will ask for many changes to the blatant lottery "misnomers" (insert another word) in addition to the following as by mid September ALL teachers aid will be given walking papers due to budget short falls.  3.9 billion to the schools when they made a 500 MILLION profit with the fiscal year that just ended in June.........VERY SAD INDEED!

Part of the petition I will be starting soon:

7.) School Funding:  As this has been trademarked as the North Carolina Education Lottery since its inception in 2006, there is a notion that ALL net funds are going towards education and NOT the general NC fund.  In fact, the amount of money given to education from the lottery has continued to decline over the years as outlined in the news articles below, while profit continue to surpass all previous records (2 billion in ticket sales and 255million gross profit Q2-2015).  In addition a direct quote from the news story outlines the following: "WRAL News found evidence that lawmakers have replaced or supplanted lottery dollars over time to help balance the state budget. Language prohibiting supplanting was included in the Lottery Act passed in 2005. However, a budget bill that same year eliminated the language, giving the General Assembly the freedom to move dollars."   Supplanting language needs to be re-instated by the state General Assembly to ensure ALL available net profits from the NC Education Lottery are indeed ear marked ONLY for state education purposes and never diverted to the general fund.??
http://www.wral.com/news/local/wral_investigates/story/11319416/
?http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/special-reports/9-investigates-schools-getting-less-lottery-years-/nSxqH/
?We the people demand this change.

I won't get mad......I won't get even and NCEL will pay my bills :-)  - ITP
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    Posted: August 29, 2015, 12:31 am - IP Logged

    Rick, 48, and Chasteen, 56, were expecting the money to come this week after he turned in his winning ticket July 20 to the lottery claim center in Rockford. Instead, they got a phone call this week from lottery officials saying the payment would be delayed because of the budget impasse.

     

     

    Rick likes old chicks!

    We all get a lot out of lotteries!

      itpmguru's avatar - 42a4d4d8f2a4312fb8e253dd8f6ef251
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      Posted: August 29, 2015, 12:31 am - IP Logged

      Anyone still think the lottery money goes into education?

      The money goes in there at one end and an equal or greater amount is taken out t the other.

      The non-payment situation should suspend the lottery until the budget is passed.

      I agree 2,000,000% and NCEL is a prime example of your first point........IT DOES NOT!

      I won't get mad......I won't get even and NCEL will pay my bills :-)  - ITP
      "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." - Muhammad Ali
                                           


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        Posted: August 29, 2015, 12:42 am - IP Logged

        Anyone still think the lottery money goes into education?

        The money goes in there at one end and an equal or greater amount is taken out t the other.

        The non-payment situation should suspend the lottery until the budget is passed.

        I've been yelling about this for a long time, especially when they confiscate unclaimed lottery winnings and inform the public that it is going towards a good cause, namely education. If you look beneath the surface, it's complete  BS

        Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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          Posted: August 29, 2015, 2:26 am - IP Logged

          This may be an example of why taking an entire payment vs increments is something to think about...

          Take Risks: If you win, you'll be happy.  If you lose, you will be wiser...

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            Posted: August 29, 2015, 3:53 am - IP Logged

            Imagine the surprise that the megamillions or powerball jackpot winner in Illinois would exoerience, if they were to win now!  The news headlines around the world.....

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              Posted: August 29, 2015, 5:05 am - IP Logged

              If that happened in the state I am in - MD, I would STOP playing any game that a win would be over $600.  HIT THEM WHERE IT HURTS!!! 

              Stop playing and show them what happens when they pull this crap! 

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                Posted: August 29, 2015, 8:15 am - IP Logged

                If that happened in the state I am in - MD, I would STOP playing any game that a win would be over $600.  HIT THEM WHERE IT HURTS!!! 

                Stop playing and show them what happens when they pull this crap! 

                I Agree!  1000%

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                  Posted: August 29, 2015, 8:20 am - IP Logged

                  Rick, 48, and Chasteen, 56, were expecting the money to come this week after he turned in his winning ticket July 20 to the lottery claim center in Rockford. Instead, they got a phone call this week from lottery officials saying the payment would be delayed because of the budget impasse.

                   

                   

                  Rick likes old chicks!

                  If you would read the story correctly you would realize that Rick is the "Old Chick" (your words not mine!).

                  It is Susan Rick and Danny Chasteen so by your standards I guess that Rick likes "Old Dudes".

                  And according to you when did a 8 year age difference become a big issue?  Also, when did a 56 year old become an "Old Chick"? (Again, your words not mine).

                  I do hope they receive their lottery check soon!

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                    Posted: August 29, 2015, 8:25 am - IP Logged

                    If I were an resident in Illinois and was playing the jackpot games......I would take the time and energy to do a road trip to the neighboring state closest to my residence......

                    Illinois people, you can always take your gaming act to your neighbouring states..... go to Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, and Wisconsin.....I'm sure they will appreciate the business.....send Illinois a message.....

                    Screw you, Illinois!!!!!

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                      Posted: August 29, 2015, 8:44 am - IP Logged

                      They are still selling lottery tix????  And the masses are buying them????

                      What?

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                        Posted: August 29, 2015, 8:54 am - IP Logged

                        If ever there was a reason to never take an annuity payment here it is. So many people here have told me payment is guaranteed regardless of what's going on in the state or country, and I've always said believing anything is 100% guaranteed when it comes to money is insane. 

                        Seriously,who would have thought that they could tell you, "we acknowledge you won,we know we're contracted to pay you, but we've opted not to pay you until we work out our own stalemate".

                        I'm really surprised there aren't lawyers making a mad dash to the courthouses to sue on behalf of winners for breach of contract. I'm sure there's nothing in the consumer fine print saying the consumer has to be okay with receiving payment whenever the lawmakers feel like getting around to paying it. Who knew paying out a lottery win was a non-priority?

                        And how dare they keep holding drawings when they know full and well they aren't going to be paying the top winners? Stop taking money in until you can meet your obligations. Right now this is just fraud.

                        I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

                        The odds are about the same.


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                          Posted: August 29, 2015, 9:14 am - IP Logged

                          Ahh Illinois...just right across the river from me.  Financially they are probably even worse off than Greece so this is not at all surprising.

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                            Posted: August 29, 2015, 9:58 am - IP Logged

                            This is why when I win big  I am taking the lump sum.  You cannot tell me u the ( government) know what kind of funds you are going to have in the future or what "changes" may be made.  Give me my money now!

                            Happy healthy wealthy and wise.


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                              Posted: August 29, 2015, 10:04 am - IP Logged

                              This story is complete B.S.  The lottery is funded by ticket sales, not by the state.  Players should immediately file a lawsuit against the state and ask for ten times damages.