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Former Anchorage mayor is pushing for an Alaska state lottery

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Posted: January 24, 2016, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

Hope someone from Alaska wins the next big Powerball JP (if they get it), that would be pretty entertaining haha.

2016 Won/Lost

EuroMillions / Spent: £22 / Won £0 / Total -£22

UK Lotto / Spent: £4 / Won: £0 / Total: -£4

2016 Total: -£24

Jan: -£22 Feb: £0 ~ Mar: £0 ~ April: £0 ~ May: £0 ~ June: £0 ~ July: £2

 

EuroMillions = £2 Line / Played: x11 [old price] 

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    Posted: January 24, 2016, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

    Who is the government of Alaska to tell the residents of Alaska how to spend their money. Anyone could spend their money on cigarettes,alcohol or whatever, and Alaska's doesn't have a law against that. On or before that January 13th, Powerball drawing of that $1.5 billion,many people who were residing in Alaska, went across the border of Alaska to purchase Powerball lottery tickets. The government of Alaska were the big losers on that day.

    "...many people who were residing in Alaska, went across the border of Alaska to purchase Powerball lottery tickets."

    Uh, you sure about that?  I'm pretty sure it's at least 500 miles from the most southern point of Alaska to Washington state...and that's "as the crow flies".  I'm not sure there are many, if any, paved roads from there to a major highway.  I've got Google Earth opened and don't see any routes except up a river for a hundred miles, then up about 4000' and down a mountain range then 30 miles across rough country and several other rivers for 30 miles to get to Hwy. 37...where I guess you could hitch a ride in a day or two...if the grizzlies didn't getcha first.  Then again, you could always take a boat or plane from some populated place...although there's not that many of those south of Ketchikan.  That's just from the southernmost part of Alaska - it's over 2200 miles from Anchorage to the Canada/US border.


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      Posted: January 24, 2016, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

      I wish Hawaii would start a state lottery, other than PB/MM, then I would seriously consider relocating to Hawaii, b/c I prefer to live in a "paradise" state that has a lottery.

      I would move back in a nanosecond but it would take a lottery win to be able to afford it.  And I honestly do not think they will EVER allow "gambling" or "lottery"  lol.

      That said, stranger things have happened and I can eat my words again just like I had to when I said we would never see a billion dollar lottery lol.

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        Alaska Purchase

        The US $7.2 million check used to pay for Alaska ($121 million in 2015 dollars)

         

         

        Russia was in a difficult financial position and feared losing Russian America without compensation in some future conflict, especially to the British, whom they had fought in the Crimean War (1853–1856). While Alaska attracted little interest at the time, the population of nearby British Columbia started to increase rapidly a few years after hostilities ended, with a large gold rush there prompting the creation of a British crown colony on the mainland in addition to the one that was already established on Vancouver Island, where the French and British fleets had retreated after the Battle of Petropavlovsk in the Russian Far East.

        We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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          Alaska Purchase

          The US $7.2 million check used to pay for Alaska ($121 million in 2015 dollars)

           

           

          Russia was in a difficult financial position and feared losing Russian America without compensation in some future conflict, especially to the British, whom they had fought in the Crimean War (1853–1856). While Alaska attracted little interest at the time, the population of nearby British Columbia started to increase rapidly a few years after hostilities ended, with a large gold rush there prompting the creation of a British crown colony on the mainland in addition to the one that was already established on Vancouver Island, where the French and British fleets had retreated after the Battle of Petropavlovsk in the Russian Far East.

          If London had been quicker off the mark, Alaska would be part of Canada today.

          We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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            Posted: January 25, 2016, 9:38 am - IP Logged

            I use to live in Anchorage we were station @ Ft. Richardson I hope Alaska gets the lottery.

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              Posted: January 25, 2016, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

              As I said, many people of Alaska, went across their border to purchase Powerball lottery tickets. I believe this is true. There are over 737,700 persons residing in Alaska, and with the Powerball at $1.5 billion that was being predicted for that January 13th drawing, many people who never played the lottery, went and purchased some lottery tickets. Mathematical odds would say at the least, at the bare minimum, there would be 500 persons who reside in Alaska, went out of their way, across the border and purchased Powerball lottery tickets.

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                Posted: January 25, 2016, 8:33 pm - IP Logged

                I use to live in Anchorage we were station @ Ft. Richardson I hope Alaska gets the lottery.

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                You used to live there, huh?  It must have been cold.
                Where in Alaska?   In a place where I imagine they wear Parka coats, at times?

                Seriously though, I do hope they get their lottery, and Hawaii too, if they haven't.

                To not have this simple form of gambling is just difficult.

                I think our govt should establish a compulsory Lotto tax, whereby everyone who draws a legal dollar from the govt. is automatically enrolled in a weeky? bi-weekly? monthly? Yearly? lottery.

                Not a lottery where you have to pick numbers, but one where they use your social# to select the winner. So, you'll never know until it happens.  The winner will be listed on public record, but only if you care to look it up, otherwise, it will be all transparent.

                Come on Mr. O'bama, , come on Mr. Trump (whom I hope will be the next potus.).

                 

                Your thoughts on this, please.

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                  Posted: January 26, 2016, 2:33 am - IP Logged

                  As I said, many people of Alaska, went across their border to purchase Powerball lottery tickets. I believe this is true. There are over 737,700 persons residing in Alaska, and with the Powerball at $1.5 billion that was being predicted for that January 13th drawing, many people who never played the lottery, went and purchased some lottery tickets. Mathematical odds would say at the least, at the bare minimum, there would be 500 persons who reside in Alaska, went out of their way, across the border and purchased Powerball lottery tickets.

                  You make a statement as a matter-of-fact, then follow that up by "I believe this is true." meaning you have no source upon which to base your statement.  That's what I call Feelings, not cold hard facts.

                  "Mathematical odds"? I'd like to see your formula for figuring that percentage.   73.6% of all statistics are made up. /sarc off

                  To get to a state that sells lottery tickets (Washington state), Alaska residents would not only have to cross one border (Alaska/Canada) but two (Canada/US border - Washington state).  Since the highest population densities of the state are in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau, they would have to travel anywhere from 1600+ miles from Juneau (having to go north first to get on a highway) to over 2000 miles from Fairbanks or Anchorage.  While I don't have any numbers to back me up, I have a feeling there weren't many Alaskans who made that trek.

                  I suppose you could be right on that 500 number, considering that something like 1 out of 60 Alaskans has a pilot's license.  I imagine the skies were crowded, what with all the PB ticket buyers.  I did read about one Alaska resident who played the PB - scroll down to the bottom of the article: Alaska among 6 states that opt out of Powerball


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                    You used to live there, huh?  It must have been cold.
                    Where in Alaska?   In a place where I imagine they wear Parka coats, at times?

                    Seriously though, I do hope they get their lottery, and Hawaii too, if they haven't.

                    To not have this simple form of gambling is just difficult.

                    I think our govt should establish a compulsory Lotto tax, whereby everyone who draws a legal dollar from the govt. is automatically enrolled in a weeky? bi-weekly? monthly? Yearly? lottery.

                    Not a lottery where you have to pick numbers, but one where they use your social# to select the winner. So, you'll never know until it happens.  The winner will be listed on public record, but only if you care to look it up, otherwise, it will be all transparent.

                    Come on Mr. O'bama, , come on Mr. Trump (whom I hope will be the next potus.).

                     

                    Your thoughts on this, please.

                    Yep we were station @ Ft. Richardson in anchorage loved it there. The weather actually wasn't that bad seeing that I'm from Michigan I'm use to snow lol. The summers when I was there were in the 80's I remember the reaching 90's. If you love the outdoors Alaska is the place. The only thing is you will have to get use to Moose walking up to your car/homes lol.

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                      Posted: January 26, 2016, 10:13 am - IP Logged

                      As I said, many people of Alaska, went across their border to purchase Powerball lottery tickets. I believe this is true. There are over 737,700 persons residing in Alaska, and with the Powerball at $1.5 billion that was being predicted for that January 13th drawing, many people who never played the lottery, went and purchased some lottery tickets. Mathematical odds would say at the least, at the bare minimum, there would be 500 persons who reside in Alaska, went out of their way, across the border and purchased Powerball lottery tickets.

                      The border would be Canada and I didn't know they were part of the MSLA What?. It took us 2 days to get to Seattle when we drove from Anchorage. We left Friday at 7:00pm and arrived in Seattle Sunday@ 10:00pm so it is possible if someone wanted to drive to get tickets for the Wednesday draw or they could also fly which is about 2/12 flight from Seattle to Anchorage.

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                        I guess these states that didn't play Powerball, was missing out! After the biggest Powerball Jackpot ever was won. 1.6 billion! So now they wanting to join in on the action. Like California did when they was missing out on the  biggest win back then in 2013 or was it 2012?