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US lottery operators worry as fewer millennials line up to play

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Oh it's the person that routinely and obnoxiously makes everything about politics at every turn...why don't you join a politics forum.

So glad you said it. I don't get why a lottery forum can't have a post without politics and personal insults coming into it. Why does something that's supposed to be entertaining have to descend to nastiness for no reason. These constant conservative vs liberal fracases aren't even germane to the discussions. It's just an excuse to insult or bait someone else. One would think the name Lottery Post would be indicative of people posting about the lottery, not politics. Not insults and generalized nastiness. The L-O-T-T-E-R-Y.

I too would prefer Cersei Lannister to Tiny Hands. She always pays her debts, hasn't filed 6 bankruptcies and is educated enough to know Nambia isn't a country.

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    So glad you said it. I don't get why a lottery forum can't have a post without politics and personal insults coming into it. Why does something that's supposed to be entertaining have to descend to nastiness for no reason. These constant conservative vs liberal fracases aren't even germane to the discussions. It's just an excuse to insult or bait someone else. One would think the name Lottery Post would be indicative of people posting about the lottery, not politics. Not insults and generalized nastiness. The L-O-T-T-E-R-Y.

    Toronto is a troll. He gets angry when women stand up to insults. He is no better than the pick one person.

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      Well actually I am doing 2 things at once. Most women multi-task well. lol  Sounds like women bashing actually but you aren't saying it to the loser bragging about all his money and sophistication. I guess you expect women to be silent.

      Quite amazing you somehow strawmanned that into an attack on women. You must not be a very good attorney. I'm guessing you work in doc review or something inconsequential judging by the time you have to spend on an lottery forum arguing with people over any slight or perceived slight (not just based on this post, but your posting history)

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        Why don't you folks give it a rest?
        This is a lottery forum.
        If you can't stay on topic - go somewhere else.

        Economic situations are changing.
        Texas lottery claims it has made over $6 billion in profits so far this year - thanks to the jackpot games and popularity of the scratch tickets.
        The politicians have padded their pockets with reduced taxes and now don't have enough money to fund child care and education needs.
        The lottery knows there is trouble ahead if they can't get more young people to bet on the 'draw' games. 
        Selling tickets online is a possible solution, but current politicians are worrying more about where people 'pee' than raising extra money to fund
        needed programs.
        Maybe some of the newer politicians will see the lottery as a great asset and allow it to adopt new ways of doing business.
        The lottery tried to get involved in fantasy sports but the Governor shut it down.
        Apparently he was pissed that he didn't get a chance to get a piece of the action.
        I don't really think anything will happen until there is a significant decrease in lottery profits.

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          Quite amazing you somehow strawmanned that into an attack on women. You must not be a very good attorney. I'm guessing you work in doc review or something inconsequential judging by the time you have to spend on an lottery forum arguing with people over any slight or perceived slight (not just based on this post, but your posting history)

          Thank you. You see how silly her arguments are without her gang there to cover up for her. And yeah I agree but I don't take someone trying to diss me lightly. Sorry to all that had to read etc I guess, nothing against any of you. But I felt like this was a personal attack, from someone who does not even practice law in my state and had to refer to Google, and other vague and non specific thoughts of her own as proof for her so called arguement. Thank you so much, this was a big waste of my time. But she has acted like this in the past with me. the exact same way.

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            Thank you. You see how silly her arguments are without her gang there to cover up for her. And yeah I agree but I don't take someone trying to diss me lightly. Sorry to all that had to read etc I guess, nothing against any of you. But I felt like this was a personal attack, from someone who does not even practice law in my state and had to refer to Google, and other vague and non specific thoughts of her own as proof for her so called arguement. Thank you so much, this was a big waste of my time. But she has acted like this in the past with me. the exact same way.

            I have a gang??? Lol. Sounds like you needed your gang to help you out. And some of us work during the week and are not online. Your imaginary outrage at being told to Google something is too funny.  I bet you could use some crayons and play doh as well. I bet you work at Wendy's. Better watch out for the INS people.

            HALLELUJAH!!!

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              Why don't you folks give it a rest?
              This is a lottery forum.
              If you can't stay on topic - go somewhere else.

              Economic situations are changing.
              Texas lottery claims it has made over $6 billion in profits so far this year - thanks to the jackpot games and popularity of the scratch tickets.
              The politicians have padded their pockets with reduced taxes and now don't have enough money to fund child care and education needs.
              The lottery knows there is trouble ahead if they can't get more young people to bet on the 'draw' games. 
              Selling tickets online is a possible solution, but current politicians are worrying more about where people 'pee' than raising extra money to fund
              needed programs.
              Maybe some of the newer politicians will see the lottery as a great asset and allow it to adopt new ways of doing business.
              The lottery tried to get involved in fantasy sports but the Governor shut it down.
              Apparently he was pissed that he didn't get a chance to get a piece of the action.
              I don't really think anything will happen until there is a significant decrease in lottery profits.

              I said in another post on the 4 draws a day in Georgia thread that Texas went to 4 draws because it's a canny way to increase revenue. Basically, they are selling fewer online tix, and way more scratchers. That's where the profits are really coming from. Coupled with millennials not into playing the lottery, lottery commissions are going to $2 a ticket games, and 4 draws a day to increase revenue.

              At first glance, a player would look at 4 draws and think that's 2 extra draws to win. The reality is a player will not win more often, but lose more often. Those $2 games look great on paper. All or Nothing gives you 2 ways to win. The odds are still 1 in 2.7 million to hit a jackpot, so "winning" usually means hitting for $2. Texas Triple Chance looks really good. Three chances to win!!! Play it for a few weeks and it's not so hot for $2.

              Lotteries are not making these changes to benefit players. It's to benefit the lotteries. And while I don't begrudge them making a profit, I do begrudge 4 draws a day, and $2 games. I'll be honest. I got hooked on the All or Nothing for a couple years. Played it every day. But after looking at how much I spent last year and seeing which games gobbled up my money, it's time to wake up and come back to reality.

              Oh, and scratchers. Read the Florida thread about Florida's shenanigans, and I'm sure Texas and other states are doing the same thing. In fact, I know that Texas closes games before all the top prizes are sold. You can't even be sure they even distribute all the tickets in a game before they close it.

              I love playing the lottery, but things have been changing, and not for the player's benefit.

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                I have a gang??? Lol. Sounds like you needed your gang to help you out. And some of us work during the week and are not online. Your imaginary outrage at being told to Google something is too funny.  I bet you could use some crayons and play doh as well. I bet you work at Wendy's. Better watch out for the INS people.

                Give it a rest alreday dc lawyer. You looked like a fool. As for other things that have been said about you, well it's obviously true so why don't you just accept it and move on dc lawyer. You lost and your attempt was pitiful. Move on.

                Sometimes you do the right thing just because it’s right.

                Life's a game of mathematics, if you can't figure that out I don't know what to tell you.

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                  Give it a rest alreday dc lawyer. You looked like a fool. As for other things that have been said about you, well it's obviously true so why don't you just accept it and move on dc lawyer. You lost and your attempt was pitiful. Move on.

                  Give it a rest Mr. new York sophisticate who brags about making more than 6 figures a year and owning more than one property. You sound like a jr. High kid. I outed you a long time ago and you are angry. Go back to serving fries.

                  HALLELUJAH!!!

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                    I thought one of Todd's rules was to keep the responses in tune with the article, not all this bickering.

                    On a positive note, Powerball is up to $310 million and my prediction with American Indian was wrong...I said $315 million.  Nothing in KY or IN and never check my MA tickets, they do it for me.

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                      I thought one of Todd's rules was to keep the responses in tune with the article, not all this bickering.

                      On a positive note, Powerball is up to $310 million and my prediction with American Indian was wrong...I said $315 million.  Nothing in KY or IN and never check my MA tickets, they do it for me.

                      I agree. Someone had a hissy fit when I corrected him on the law. I don't like false info being fed to my fellow LP members.

                      I have my PB #s picked out!

                      HALLELUJAH!!!

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                        Give it a rest Mr. new York sophisticate who brags about making more than 6 figures a year and owning more than one property. You sound like a jr. High kid. I outed you a long time ago and you are angry. Go back to serving fries.

                        I never said what I make, I said where I lived. Aren't lawyers supposed to pay attn to details? I don't even barely read what you say bc it makes no sense, but ttutt I already know what you're gonna say. I sound like me, I don't know who you think you sound like.

                        Sometimes you do the right thing just because it’s right.

                        Life's a game of mathematics, if you can't figure that out I don't know what to tell you.

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                          With cheating employees like Eddie Tipton maybe none of us should be playing!

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                            With cheating employees like Eddie Tipton maybe none of us should be playing!

                            Is that the reason you have only posted 6 times in 4 years- keeping a watchful eye on the Eddie Tipton's of this world?  It's great seeing people sticking to their word.

                            I salute you. 

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                            * People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                              With cheating employees like Eddie Tipton maybe none of us should be playing!

                              Eddie isn't an employee anymore.

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