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Illinois Lottery winners again might not get paid

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Posted: June 18, 2016, 11:47 am - IP Logged

Once again Illinois, if you're not going to pay it don't book it.

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: June 18, 2016, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

    I'm no expert on Illinois but i'm pretty sure most of the population lives in Chicago and the suburbs of it so Indiana and Wisconsin would be the big winners from the Illinois pioneers. 

    If it happens again Illinois will certainly lose some $$$ as people go to those states again to buy and maybe some wont come back again this time

    People like me though who depend on public transportation likely wont be able to simply go and buy from those area's

    We will still buy because at end of day an IOU is still better then nothing also some people will buy simply out of fear that if there #'s come up and they dont have ticket they couldn't live with themselves afterwards

    As someone who buys scratch offs I also noticed the odds on Indiana games weren't as good as Illinois games in past

    Call us suckers but at most I may curtail some of my spending but will still play

    Another impasse could certainly be final death blow to raffles though. Illinois Halloween raffle ticket sales were not good during the last payout issue and they didn't do any seasonal raffles this year for St Patrick's Day or Millionaire raffle

    Could certainly see death of raffle especially if this Halloween we once again have no payouts and much less interest/playing in state


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      Posted: June 18, 2016, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

      moving out of illinois would be the best option. if that's not possible hang a lottery basket by your door and toss 3 or 4 dollars into it every day. at the end of the year take it down and you will have over 1000.00 in it tax free and all in cash.

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        Posted: June 18, 2016, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

        I hope they pass the bill. Otherwise, no more money for the players. Too bad for them.

        I hope that one $2 ticket is the only one that matches all 5 numbers plus the Powerball to win the largest Powerball Jackpot in United States history of over $2 Billion Dollars!


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          Posted: June 18, 2016, 5:33 pm - IP Logged

          Why isn't the prize fund ring-fenced directly from original ticket sales like it is here in the UK?  its utterly bizzare the way US lotteries seem to be run.

          The lotteries run just fine for the most part in all other states.  It's really only in the Venezuela of the US (Illinois) that we have problems.  That was Obummer's state so go figure lol.

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            Posted: June 18, 2016, 8:59 pm - IP Logged

            If it happens again Illinois will certainly lose some $$$ as people go to those states again to buy and maybe some wont come back again this time

            People like me though who depend on public transportation likely wont be able to simply go and buy from those area's

            We will still buy because at end of day an IOU is still better then nothing also some people will buy simply out of fear that if there #'s come up and they dont have ticket they couldn't live with themselves afterwards

            As someone who buys scratch offs I also noticed the odds on Indiana games weren't as good as Illinois games in past

            Call us suckers but at most I may curtail some of my spending but will still play

            Another impasse could certainly be final death blow to raffles though. Illinois Halloween raffle ticket sales were not good during the last payout issue and they didn't do any seasonal raffles this year for St Patrick's Day or Millionaire raffle

            Could certainly see death of raffle especially if this Halloween we once again have no payouts and much less interest/playing in state

            After seeing how sales were hurt last year, I think they will be fairly quick to pass stop-gap payout authorization this time. That doesn't excuse the utter failure on passing a budget however.

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              Posted: June 18, 2016, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

              Kingofearth,

              True, most of the population is in Chicago - and the collar counties- but not everyone - there's also Iowa, Missouri and Kentucky.

              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: June 19, 2016, 1:48 am - IP Logged

                Kingofearth,

                True, most of the population is in Chicago - and the collar counties- but not everyone - there's also Iowa, Missouri and Kentucky.

                I fully understand, i was merely pointing out that Wisconsin would receive more money from Illinois players than the states that border southern and central Illinois.

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                  Posted: June 19, 2016, 9:54 am - IP Logged

                  The lotteries run just fine for the most part in all other states.  It's really only in the Venezuela of the US (Illinois) that we have problems.  That was Obummer's state so go figure lol.

                  That is what happens when democrats are running things, detroit is another good example too.

                  Trump 2016!

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                    Posted: June 21, 2016, 7:22 am - IP Logged

                    Withhold all pay to these Lawmakers, until the lottery players have been paid. After all is said and done, then vote them out....!!!!

                    Exactly, they are playing dirty rotten pool.

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                      Posted: June 21, 2016, 1:26 pm - IP Logged

                      That is what happens when democrats are running things, detroit is another good example too.

                      The poorest, stupidest and most inefficient states in the nation are all solid republican states, the richest, smartest and most efficient are all solid democratic states. Be grateful you live in a light blue state, you don't want to live in solid rep state. 

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                        Posted: July 6, 2016, 4:20 am - IP Logged

                        When i win the MM jackpot in Ohio on Friday, i will expect to collect from Ohio lottery. But every participating state lottery will chip in their share of the sales.

                        Will IL refuse to pay in a timely fashion to other states too?

                        Or do they do this mockery only with her own residents??

                        Or is this limited only to IL games (and it is different for multi state lotteries)???

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                          Posted: July 6, 2016, 5:18 am - IP Logged

                          When i win the MM jackpot in Ohio on Friday, i will expect to collect from Ohio lottery. But every participating state lottery will chip in their share of the sales.

                          Will IL refuse to pay in a timely fashion to other states too?

                          Or do they do this mockery only with her own residents??

                          Or is this limited only to IL games (and it is different for multi state lotteries)???

                          It's resolved

                          https://www.lotterypost.com/news/304613