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Illinois Lottery is not paying, but people are still playing

Topic closed. 35 replies. Last post 1 year ago by MotoX2.

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savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
adelaide sa
Member #37136
April 11, 2006
3300 Posts
Posted: November 4, 2015, 3:27 am - IP Logged

Here's one possibility, any win from $1 to $600 will have a 'processing fee' of the prize amount + $10...... And PEOPL WOULD STILL PLAY! Lotto Metro is right about the addiction factor.

Glad you came out OK after hitting the deer.

To a real degenerate being in action is far more important than winning or losing. Win or lose they have to be back in action.

Had someone in IL won the jp tonight though it would have made for a very interesting situation. Most people outside the state are probably unaware of the IOU story but if it went out nationwide with a headline ILLINOIS PLAYER WINS MM JACKPOT, DOESN"T GET PAID BUT GETS AN IOU there'd be an uproar among players nationwide.

how about NY winner of MM jackpot gets 140M and an IOU from IL

2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

    sully16's avatar - sharan
    United States
    Member #81740
    October 28, 2009
    40422 Posts
    Posted: November 4, 2015, 8:26 am - IP Logged

    Just when you think you've heard it all, playing for money they won't get. Chair

    Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

    For a lead role in a cage?


                                                From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

      RedStang's avatar - tallman zps6gf4inoc.jpg
      United States
      Member #121961
      January 21, 2012
      3157 Posts
      Posted: November 4, 2015, 11:15 am - IP Logged

      I'm glad we don't have this problem. NY only hands out "UOUS".

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        Happy California
        United States
        Member #157856
        August 2, 2014
        1513 Posts
        Posted: November 4, 2015, 11:44 am - IP Logged

         Thanks for the chuckle, RedStang.

         I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

         Attributed to Joe E. Lewis and others

          United States
          Member #23835
          October 16, 2005
          3474 Posts
          Posted: November 4, 2015, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

          "one state representative has filed a bill to temporarily shut down the lottery."

          Good idea. That makes so much more sense than a bill to allow the lottery to make payments even if a budget isn't in place.


            United States
            Member #169911
            November 6, 2015
            57 Posts
            Posted: November 6, 2015, 11:37 pm - IP Logged

            That's how strong the Lottery is that even though they're not paying up people don't want to give up there dreams.  I would personally playing if my state lottery refused to pay up.