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Payout situation getting worse for Illinois lottery winners

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Posted: October 15, 2015, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

Why is this story being recycled? No updated information, just the original story.

No, it's not recycled, you didn't read the story.  As stated in the story, previously winners of $25,000 or more couldn't get a payout.  Now it's everyone $600 or greater.  Things are getting worse.  The headline even states that.

 

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    Posted: October 15, 2015, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

    From the OP:

    "If I was the one selling raffle tickets and I didn't pay, I would be sued or in jail or both," Rhonda Rasche, one of the winners who filed the suit, said in a recent interview.

    Bingo!

    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

    Lep

    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.

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      Posted: October 15, 2015, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

      Leading is easy. Following is the hard part. That's why you won't get the masses to stop playing outright. Mabye 70 percent are addicted and can't stop. I know I'd stop if they told me I won't get paid if I win.

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        Posted: October 15, 2015, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

        Wow and yet they continue to operate business as usual in terms of sales and promotions... No disclaimers anywhere.

        Wow.

        -RC

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          Posted: October 15, 2015, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

          It is making the news on all the TV channels here in IL.  I for one went to WI this afternoon to buy my Mega Millions tickets there.  Purchased tickets for the next 8 drawings which will cover me until Nov 15.  After that, I will head back for another 8 drawings.  Illinois new name should be called  "The Titanic State."  It's not the Illinois Lottery that's doing this; its the Representatives in the State House.  By the time they agree on a budget, it will all ready be too late.  They will not have the funds to support it.  They cannot hear what the people are telling them as they all ready have their heads up their A##.... I certainly don't want to be a politician when the next election comes around......................

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            Posted: October 15, 2015, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

            Leading is easy. Following is the hard part. That's why you won't get the masses to stop playing outright. Mabye 70 percent are addicted and can't stop. I know I'd stop if they told me I won't get paid if I win.

            You don't have to stop playing, just go to a border state, and play their Lottery...............

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              Posted: October 15, 2015, 11:03 pm - IP Logged

              Why is the Lottery even tied to the State Budget? That is stupid.

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                Posted: October 16, 2015, 12:31 am - IP Logged

                And Illinois is still pimping the Halloween raffle.

                That should not be allowed. Hopefully they won't sell enough tickets.

                Bang Head

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                Lep

                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.

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                  Posted: October 16, 2015, 1:49 am - IP Logged

                  Why is the Lottery even tied to the State Budget? That is stupid.

                  The Lottery is a huge cookie jar and all the Agencies have their hands in it. They say all the $ goes to education but we know that's BS.

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                    Posted: October 16, 2015, 3:38 am - IP Logged

                    ... sure they arent paying over 600$ now - BUT they ARE giving out mugs to the winners who come in and get an I.O.U.  (as told by a co-worker who now HAS one of these mugs!!!)

                     

                    What more could you ask for - a free mug!

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                      Posted: October 16, 2015, 7:32 am - IP Logged

                      If you know you're not going to get paid, WHY play in the state of ILL.  It should be against the law for them to even sell anymore tickets, knowing they can't paid off to the winners.  You're just giving away your money lol lol

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                        Posted: October 16, 2015, 8:52 am - IP Logged

                        So when you get your bills to pay in Ill you can send them an IOU along with taxes and any other outgoing bills tell them will pay them when you get this straightened out. Plus I said it before when this first started its time to get these people in charge impeached out of office NOW. when these people feel money coming  from their pockets things will get done.

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                          Posted: October 16, 2015, 9:10 am - IP Logged

                          No, it's not recycled, you didn't read the story.  As stated in the story, previously winners of $25,000 or more couldn't get a payout.  Now it's everyone $600 or greater.  Things are getting worse.  The headline even states that.

                          My mistake. Thanks for the clarification.

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                            Posted: October 16, 2015, 9:53 am - IP Logged

                            I think another way to correct this problem would be for the people of Ill to write to powerball and megamillion and state how disgusted they are with this practice and going to stop playing and i am sure those two organizations can threaten to remove their games from the state of Ill meaning alot of money for state use gone.I am pretty sure its up to these two organization if the games are allowed in each state and if people are not being paid what is owed them on time and people are not going to play then money being lost due to non play is a big thing..

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                              Posted: October 16, 2015, 12:03 pm - IP Logged

                              My thoughts exactly.  Isn't that plagiarism? I read the exact same report on another website.  Our state comptroller announced Tuesday that next month's $560 million payment to the Illinois pension system will not be made.  Most people don't realize that the state employees pay a good deal of money into this retirement system.  It comes out of their pay checks.  I've quit playing, even scratch offs.