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prize payouts for Indiana

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LosingJeff's avatar - flower
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Posted: January 21, 2005, 7:49 am - IP Logged

Here we go again! Almost 8 am and the prize payout numbers and amounts are still not posted in Indiana. Whats the deal here?

    onenumber's avatar - swordgirl
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    Posted: January 21, 2005, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

    Well Jeff,

    At least you have access to this information.  In Illinois, we have no idea the number of winning tickets.  I've written to the IL website regarding this and whoever is responding is acting like they don't have any idea what I'm talking about.  They keep sending me the prize information if you win a pick 3 or pick 4 number.  I know what that is, I play everyday.  I guess they don't want us to know exactly how much is being paid out.

      GoArmy's avatar - redcross
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      Posted: January 21, 2005, 11:52 pm - IP Logged

      Onenumber, I am shocked to see that you have written to the illinois lottery. In another thread, I think that WinD posted it, I was able to get the email address for a Mr. Montgomery (I think, it has been a long time). Anyways, I have sent this guy at least four emails asking about the same thing that you were and guess what...........still no response. I have however gotten a small brochure and some ticket stubs to fill out, but absolutely no response at all. I think that they do know what we are asking about because I directed them to the TN lottery website. They are just being TIMMERS.

        four4me's avatar - gate1
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        Posted: January 22, 2005, 12:39 am - IP Logged
        Don't expect any lottery to give out information they might see as a deterrent for people to play the games. If people were to see poor payout results on a daily basis they might decided not to play certain games. However I think Illinois has a good payout because there are many more people living in IL than many other states.

         

        To get the lottery to do anything different from what they have been doing people need to complain to the director and I don't mean one or two people you'd nee a couple thousand signatures to get them to look at what you want done and then they will do a study and maybe in about 3 years they might change the way they do things. Or you might try a senior or congressman. Tell them what you like to see the lottery do.

         

        Maryland doesn't post any info. about the number of winners either. And I doubt that we will every find out the percentage of people who play certain games. There not going to give that information out unless they have to change their rules. And I'm sure there are industry standards that the lottery all go by and some will give out certain information and some won't. Also they have to pay someone to edit that information and update the files and some states might not want to hire web professionals to run there web sites. When they can get almost any person with limited skills to update their numerical data files for the web pages.    
          GoArmy's avatar - redcross
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          Posted: January 22, 2005, 5:45 am - IP Logged

          Losin, I just posted a thread that LottoMike started up on your behalf. Trips in any state usually payout a good chunk. Trip 5's showed up in Indiana and the state payed out like way nominal amounts. What I dont understand is how you can pay out boxed amounts when trip 5's should only be a straight payout. Maybe I messed up.

          Four, thank you for the post. I wish that there was some way of getting Illinois to post the payouts. The people that I have sent emails to should have at least responded.

            Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
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            Posted: January 22, 2005, 7:39 am - IP Logged

            GoArmy:

            That's true, especially since Indiana pays out fixed amounts for the prizes, rather than pari-mutuel.

             

            Check the State Lottery Report Card
            What grade did your lottery earn?

             

            Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
            Help eliminate computerized drawings!

              four4me's avatar - gate1
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              Posted: January 22, 2005, 10:25 am - IP Logged

              I've sent some emails to the Maryland lottery and they specifically say to put your email address in the body of the email if you do not they will not reply. I found this out when I sent an email without my email address. A week went by without a reply. So I re-read the instructions for emailing. Something like that could have happened to your friends. Remember this is the government and they want or have to do everything by the book.

                GoArmy's avatar - redcross
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                Posted: January 22, 2005, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

                Thanks four, I am sending another one out tonight with my email address in it.