|Posted: September 1, 2015, 10:32 pm - IP Logged|
That is a great story **BUT** the Lottery is not your average company. You see Illinois has a monopoly on the lottery. There is no competition. So, as much as I would like to see the players stop playing in IL until they start getting paid, it most likely will not happen.
Classic example of a monopoly, they do what they want regardsless of the 'contracts' they have issued (in the form of winning tickets).
The monopoly factor is true for all state lotteries, no?
If you went to a horse race track and there was a sign at the windows:
All winning bets will receive IOUs and be paid at a later date
would you make bets at the track?
Illinois didn't even do that, there's was no 'heads up' and this wasn't even in the news until people were issued IOUs instead of getting paid.
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.