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Would you like a lottery players card?

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Posted: June 12, 2005, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

Would you like the option of having a players registration card for your lottery? Some lotteries have them. If you forget to check your numbers, the lottery will send you your prize check. If you win a jackpot or large prize, they can contact you. You can also store you favorite numbers on the card which is very convenient. I am surprised more lotteries don't have them.

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    Posted: June 12, 2005, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

    I Agree!

     

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

     

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

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      Posted: June 12, 2005, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

      sounds good

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        Whew.  Here I am crosswise again.  I suppose I'm just a sort of paranoid mentality. 

        I don't like anyone keeping track of how much I play, how much I win (or lose).  Casino operations have cards of that sort, use all manner of prizes, drawings and whatnot to get you to use them.  I don't.

        I'm willing to go to the trouble of checking whether I've won on a lottery draw, without having some anonymous entity out there checking for me, keeping track of things.

        Terry Pratchett created some beings in some of his books, beings, I was going to say, who are scared to death of things written down in the form or records and contracts, signatures, things on paper.  I'm thinking I must be one of those critters somewhere at the core of my being.

        Mostly I try to keep my contracts signed by a handshake, though it can't always be.  I don't accept special deals at the grocery store if I have to have some kind of card so they can keep track of what I'm eating and how much toilet paper I use.

        I'd feel the same about lottery cards.

        Jack

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          Posted: June 12, 2005, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

          Virginia has Lottery subscriptions by mail for the bigger games Lotto South and Mega Millions I think. I used to subscribe for the year on Lotto South when I traveled alot . It cost me $104 bucks for the year (2 draws a week) . it was good because I never missed a draw . Did it about 5 years I think . Now I'm home alot and there isnt a need for it . Never did hit much but I still play the same set of numbers.

           

           Good Luck,

          Blackie.                           

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            Whew.  Here I am crosswise again.  I suppose I'm just a sort of paranoid mentality. 

            I don't like anyone keeping track of how much I play, how much I win (or lose).  Casino operations have cards of that sort, use all manner of prizes, drawings and whatnot to get you to use them.  I don't.

            I'm willing to go to the trouble of checking whether I've won on a lottery draw, without having some anonymous entity out there checking for me, keeping track of things.

            Terry Pratchett created some beings in some of his books, beings, I was going to say, who are scared to death of things written down in the form or records and contracts, signatures, things on paper.  I'm thinking I must be one of those critters somewhere at the core of my being.

            Mostly I try to keep my contracts signed by a handshake, though it can't always be.  I don't accept special deals at the grocery store if I have to have some kind of card so they can keep track of what I'm eating and how much toilet paper I use.

            I'd feel the same about lottery cards.

            Jack

            Although you don't personally like that kind of thing, would you agree that the lotteries should make it an option for those who want it?

             

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

             

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

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              Posted: June 12, 2005, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

              Sure.  It's none of my business one way or another.  I just read the question to be whether I'd like the option.  I wouldn't.

              Jack

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                Posted: June 12, 2005, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

                I would. Can we call the games in like a credit card purchase? Lep

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                  Posted: June 12, 2005, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

                  i like it in one respect but the only thing i wouldn't like would be them doing some kind of "indiana" thing where they cross reference all the bets and make the results something nobody bet on.other than that if they didn't try to use it to their advantage and were fair about it then i would be the first in line to get one.i guess i might agree with rip on the fact that i wouldn't want them keeping up with what i bet.

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                    Posted: June 13, 2005, 12:48 am - IP Logged

                    I'd definately be into that. It would also be great seeing it would count as proof of age, which I need cause I still don't have a drivers license, and a passport is too expensive, and I fear the might not accept a copy of my birth certificate.

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                      Posted: June 13, 2005, 4:08 pm - IP Logged

                      i like it in one respect but the only thing i wouldn't like would be them doing some kind of "indiana" thing where they cross reference all the bets and make the results something nobody bet on.other than that if they didn't try to use it to their advantage and were fair about it then i would be the first in line to get one.i guess i might agree with rip on the fact that i wouldn't want them keeping up with what i bet.

                      Ahhh, keeping up with what we bet. I didn't think of that. Hmmm, lemme take back what I said for now hehe Lep

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                        Posted: June 14, 2005, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

                        Whew.  Here I am crosswise again.  I suppose I'm just a sort of paranoid mentality. 

                        I don't like anyone keeping track of how much I play, how much I win (or lose).  Casino operations have cards of that sort, use all manner of prizes, drawings and whatnot to get you to use them.  I don't.

                        I'm willing to go to the trouble of checking whether I've won on a lottery draw, without having some anonymous entity out there checking for me, keeping track of things.

                        Terry Pratchett created some beings in some of his books, beings, I was going to say, who are scared to death of things written down in the form or records and contracts, signatures, things on paper.  I'm thinking I must be one of those critters somewhere at the core of my being.

                        Mostly I try to keep my contracts signed by a handshake, though it can't always be.  I don't accept special deals at the grocery store if I have to have some kind of card so they can keep track of what I'm eating and how much toilet paper I use.

                        I'd feel the same about lottery cards.

                        Jack

                        Although you don't personally like that kind of thing, would you agree that the lotteries should make it an option for those who want it?

                        The key word here is OPTION, meaning it doesn't make a difference whether the customer has or uses the card or not. 

                        The supermarkets and drugstores which have these cards really annoy me.  Although some of these stores actually reward customers with points for purchases, they also punish customers who don't use them in the form of inflated prices for non-card holders.  To me, this does not give the OPTION of having or not having the card to the customer.  I try not to shop in these stores when I can avoid it and only do so when the bargain is just too good to pass up.

                        I would hate to see the same thing happen to a state lottery.  If I want to buy a $1 scratch off, it should be $1 regardless of if I have a card or not.  It should be the same in the supermarket but in many cases, it is not thanks to these cards.  What is being done with information on my buying habits also bothers me and I'm not talking about privacy concerns.  If you want to know exactly what I mean, visit http://www.nocards.org.

                        I saw no to lottery cards.

                        PrisonerSix

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                          Posted: June 14, 2005, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

                          Whew.  Here I am crosswise again.  I suppose I'm just a sort of paranoid mentality. 

                          I don't like anyone keeping track of how much I play, how much I win (or lose).  Casino operations have cards of that sort, use all manner of prizes, drawings and whatnot to get you to use them.  I don't.

                          I'm willing to go to the trouble of checking whether I've won on a lottery draw, without having some anonymous entity out there checking for me, keeping track of things.

                          Terry Pratchett created some beings in some of his books, beings, I was going to say, who are scared to death of things written down in the form or records and contracts, signatures, things on paper.  I'm thinking I must be one of those critters somewhere at the core of my being.

                          Mostly I try to keep my contracts signed by a handshake, though it can't always be.  I don't accept special deals at the grocery store if I have to have some kind of card so they can keep track of what I'm eating and how much toilet paper I use.

                          I'd feel the same about lottery cards.

                          Jack

                          I'm with you, Jack. I only have one grocery store card and it's in my brother's name, not mine. Could explain why he keeps getting coupons for Pampers and a recent American Baby subscription. I am so paranoid that I won't even get a cell phone. Did you know that cell phones have a GPS system that can be used to track where you are? Sorry but it ain't nobody's business but mine. -Bonnie