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Topic closed. 32 replies. Last post 12 years ago by LOTTOMIKE.

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Posted: March 11, 2005, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

does anyone think a world lottery would work?  we'd get as many countries as we could to join and winners would win regular prizes of up to a half billion and a billion dollars,drawings would be once a week and tickets would be a dollar in everyones currency,the drawings would be held every friday night in new york.........

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    Posted: March 11, 2005, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

    I would play if they ever made a world lottery or international lottery because of the high jackpots.

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      Posted: March 12, 2005, 12:12 am - IP Logged

      Let see, you're talking about several regular prizes up to a half billion dollars and a grand prize of of one billion dollars once a week, so that's several billions dollars in prize money which means that the participating countries would would also need to make several billions dollars for a good cause.  It could work, but first you'll would need to find a trillion people willing to spend a dollar every day with a guarantee of 99.9999999999% of winning nothing.  Since most of the world people make less then $365 annually, it would be up to the people of the richer countries to buy most of the tickets.  Do the world richest countries have that many foolish people?

      RJOh

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: March 12, 2005, 1:12 am - IP Logged

        With all the fighting that keeps happening around the world I think there are more pressing needs than a world lottery. I doubt there would even be a joint lottery with the U.S. and Europe let alone the rest of the world.

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          Posted: March 12, 2005, 4:27 am - IP Logged

          I guess Powerball is currently my world lottery

          ...but if there could someday be a real 'world lottery' similar to your description ...i'd be tempted to try on occasion (providing they used mechanical draw machines and televised the draws).

          ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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            Posted: March 12, 2005, 4:56 am - IP Logged

            there would be ball drawings for this and it would be televised.....as of this point it would be america,canada,europe,and asia with more countries joining.......

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              Posted: March 12, 2005, 9:51 am - IP Logged

              The drawings should be held in Esperanto

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                Posted: March 12, 2005, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

                and next fridays jackpot is...ONE BILLION DOLLARS!

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                  Posted: March 12, 2005, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

                  Can you imagine the intrusions the person who might win a billion dollars would get from people and or companies from all over the world.


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                    Posted: March 12, 2005, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

                    I hope there would be a cash option!

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                      Posted: March 12, 2005, 4:38 pm - IP Logged
                      Quote: Originally posted by JAG331 on March 12, 2005

                      The drawings should be held in Esperanto


                      Here's a good question. Who should host it?

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                        Posted: March 12, 2005, 4:58 pm - IP Logged

                        Drawings could be structured on a rotation, similar to the European Union.  Its presidency rotates once every six months, to a different member nation.  Drawings could be in the US for a year, then Germany or UK for a year, Japan for a year, etc.

                        Logistics, regulations...I think there are too many barriers in the way, right now.

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                          Posted: March 12, 2005, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

                          i could only imagine if someone from the united states won the first "world" lottery jackpot.  what a nightmare.  i guarantee that every other country would think that the lottery was fixed. 

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                            Posted: March 12, 2005, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                            have two people hosting it one from europe and one from the united states then on a rotating basis have an asian hosting and so on......

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                              Posted: March 12, 2005, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

                              we are gonna call it.......worldball......any other suggestions on what to call it??