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Audit opens up conversation about possible collusion between Maryland lottery players and vendors

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I am pretty sure folks in NC are definitely calling family members out state to come by and 'get a hot dog and drink' and get the winning tickets....wouldn't doubt if it happening everywhere.

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    The only way to win a rigged game is by not playing.

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      The only way to win a rigged game is by not playing.

      * Don't you know, you not supposed to win in the first place. Winning Bash is bad for business.

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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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        Not hard to rig it is they pre-tape drawing like they do in NC. They close the draw and allow time enough to calculate what they might pay out, then run a piece of video with that drawing. Not hard to pull off, they just solan it out.

        Md stops sales 3-4 minutes before the P3 P4 drawings.

        https://www.mdlottery.com/player-tools/drawing-sales-cutoff-times/

        The lottery is the same way. 

        https://youtu.be/b5-iJUuPWis

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          I live in Maryland, I play mostly the ball draws P4 P3 BM5 and little MM. The one that is interesting is the 2 players that won 439 times the multi match that is pretty amazing. All the others could be OK.  I believe the biggest scam in all states are ticket cashing mules, people cashing tix for people w/o SS numbers you know, like non citizens. There are millions w/o SS numbers.  I've seen it first hand, a mule at work.  In MD now you don't fill out a form you have to provide Drivers License, SS#, and phone number.  Every terminal has a unique identifier and every ticket has the terminal number printed on it, they could determine very quickly what is going on.  MD lottery is pretty good because it is mostly ball draws, the state is so so, there is grift everywhere in the three counties that ruin this state PG Mont. and Baltimore.

          Here is what I think, all lotteries should not collect taxes on winnings Fed and State, sales would explode and the mules would be put out of business you know like they do in the rest of the world.  But the states are hooked on the tax revenue on top of the lottery profits greedy very greedy basturds.

          I Agree! On the taxes. Md.'s 8.95% tax isn't the highest but is in the top 3. I remember when it was much lower.

          The lottery is the same way. 

          https://youtu.be/b5-iJUuPWis

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            Over the last 2 years, we all have noticed drastic changes in the combination of numbers drawn in MD lottery.  Some some numbers combinations that we used to play are no longer drawn, repeated numbers with different  digit placements. It would be great to investigate if computerized drawings are being used and hidden from the public.  Any views on this

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              Good!  Hope they bust some cheats!

              I am the Prince of Thieves!!!

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                When the state begins holding back lottery wins because the winner owes back child support or alimony or some other money to someone else, what do you expect to happen?  How many people would rather go to jail than to pay off the ex wife who made their lives miserable? 

                So you get less money than if you cashed it yourself and paid the money you owe for whatever.  in some cases, the person you owe might take you to court to get more, especially an ex.  Better to get less than to let the wrong person know you have it, even if it is smaller.

                I'm not saying I agree with doing it, but I can sure understand the reasoning. Not every divorce is congenial.