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State to end televised drawings of lottery

Wisconsin LotteryWisconsin Lottery: State to end televised drawings of lottery

Wisconsin Lottery officials said Monday they will no longer broadcast nightly drawings live on television and will stop producing a weekly game show that had aired for more than a decade.

Cancelling the broadcasts reduces expenses for the state lottery.  Acting lottery director Michael Edmonds says all lottery profits will be directed toward property tax relief.

Edmonds said the broadcasts will stop as of Jan. 1.  Drawings will continue to be monitored by Capitol Police and an independent auditing firm.

Appleton Post Crescent

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7 comments. Last comment 15 years ago by fast eddie.
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United States
Member #2661
October 31, 2003
38 Posts
Posted: December 9, 2003, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

Least you should forget ,John Gotti's mother-in-law won the New Jersey lottery, Pa. lottery balls were weighted with mercury to the benefit of lottery insiders, Ill has has 2 known crime heads win the lottery and on and on.  The first lottery of this nation was cancelled, I believe, due to corruption!  You should also remember that even if the whole thing was rigged they would still have to let a few of us outsiders win in order to keep the sham going so play and enjoy yourself. you may just be one of the lucky ones.  Best wishes to all of you.

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    Chief Bottle Washer
    New Jersey
    United States
    Member #1
    May 31, 2000
    24400 Posts
    Posted: December 9, 2003, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

    Pa lottery balls were not weighted with mercury, they were weighted with clear nail polish.  Mercury would have been noticed.  That is the case that I already mentioned in another thread today.

    So what if relatives of mobsters won??  I'm sure relatives of priests have won in the past too.  Lottery games are the great equalizer - anyone can win.

    Lots of people believe in conspiracy theories, but generally I am not one of them.


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      United States
      Member #2338
      September 17, 2003
      2063 Posts
      Posted: December 9, 2003, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

      this is a very poor method of saving money - elimnating trust in the government. they elimated the presidential primary here. whats next. glad to see the government getting rid of our right to know.

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        Member #2485
        October 9, 2003
        319 Posts
        Posted: December 9, 2003, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

         I think the people in that state should boycott the lottery for a few days and see what the state does then.

         I would not bet on the lottery if I did not see the drawings. That is one of Pa mistakes with the day time draw.Plus the cut off to bet is 1:00P.M. and the draw is not till 1:30 P.M. the night cut off is 6:55 P.M. and the draw is 7:00P.M.

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          Member #1340
          April 6, 2003
          2450 Posts
          Posted: December 9, 2003, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

          Tonight's Number was 1-4-

          Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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            Member #2218
            September 1, 2003
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            Posted: December 9, 2003, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

            Let's see how lottery sales tank in the Dairy State.

            Cheeese what's going on up there??

            Don't they have cable TV yet??

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              November 29, 2003
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              Posted: December 9, 2003, 10:58 pm - IP Logged