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What LP member would make the best Lottery Director?

Todd [ 16 ]  [53.33%]
Doctor Ew [ 1 ]  [3.33%]
CASHOnly [ 3 ]  [10.00%]
Yours truly, JimmySand9 [ 2 ]  [6.67%]
LOTTOMIKE [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Tnplaya [ 1 ]  [3.33%]
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Posted: July 24, 2005, 3:20 am - IP Logged

I'd prefer to be director in Massachusetts or New York. They're lotteries that need changes, and there are plenty of Powerball states nearby.

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    Posted: July 24, 2005, 3:22 am - IP Logged

    I doubt TX is hunting down it's next director off this board. If you get a call from Indiana though I'd hang up - only thing they would be looking for is a scapegoat.

    I disagree on Indiana.  I would accept the job from ANY state with computerized drawings — just so I could rip out the computers, pull the lottery machines out of the back room, and sign a TV broadcast contract.  Then I'd hire a great marketing guru, trumpet the event of reverting back to real drawings, and bring in record revenues.

    Any state disbelieves that I could do it?  Try me.

    I would go to England, go to Ladbrokes, and bet 1,000 pounds (or about $1,900) that there would be a drastic increase in sales.

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      Posted: July 24, 2005, 4:16 am - IP Logged

      You can play other lotteries as long as you don't have any of the same games. For example, if tnplayer ran TN, a Powerball state, he could still play in GA because it's a Mega Millions state. But he couldn't play in Kentucky because it's a Powerball state as well. Or if I ran the New York lottery, I could play in Connecticut, but not Massachusetts.

      Jimmy i don't know. Laws in one state may vary. The lottery commissioners have rules they must abide by. Provisions might exclude them from participating in any lottery game in and or outside the state they reside in. It would look awful suspicious if a director of new york went to another state bought tickets and won a major jackpot. You may be right about going to another state. I have never seen and or read a lottery directors rules of engagement concerning there ability to play lottery games in another state other than there's. The position is a sworn in one by the gov. of the state and I'm sure each state may have similar rules. I for one wouldn't want to forfeit my winning or loose my job because i broke some rules. So unless i see some documentation that says a director his immediate family members can participate in games outside their jurisdiction. I will assume that they can't participate. 
      I found this on the net about new jersey.

      5:9-16 Persons prohibited from purchasing tickets or shares

      No ticket or share shall be purchased by, and no prize shall be paid to any of the following persons: any officer or employee of the division or to any spouse, child, brother, sister or parent residing as a member of the same household in the principal place of abode of any of the foregoing persons.

      While this doesn't say they can't play lottery in another state, it doesn't say the can either.

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        Posted: July 24, 2005, 4:44 am - IP Logged

        All I know is I e-mailed Chuck Strutt (president of MUSL) once, and he said that he can play and does play Mega Millions and Florida Lotto when he gets the chance. But you might be right four.

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          Posted: July 24, 2005, 12:13 pm - IP Logged
          Another thing to consider when making a poll like this and suggesting people whom might become lottery directors is a background in business, working with the lottery a degree in business, a proven sales record and a multitude of other qualifications. You just don't become a lottery director because you are a likeable person. Another criteria i read about being a lottery director is being the same party affiliate as whichever governor might hold office. Although it may be possible if you have a proven track record the governor might rescind this qualification.
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            Posted: July 24, 2005, 12:32 pm - IP Logged

            Whoever becomes lottery director put in $.25 cent plays for pick 3 & 4.

            WHATT

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              Posted: July 24, 2005, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

              RJOh Thumbs Up

              "Money won is twice as sweet as money earned"

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                Posted: July 24, 2005, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

                Whoever becomes lottery director put in $.25 cent plays for pick 3 & 4.

                Oh yea that would be just great. I often wonder why they don't allready do that. Then it dawned on me that retailers would have to keep 1000 bucks worth of quarters on hand to make change for people just wanting one 25 cent ticket. I know what i said sounds ridiculous but so are some people. And I'm pretty sure that's why they don't do it.


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                  Posted: July 29, 2005, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

                  CASH Only...oh, that's me LOL


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                    Posted: July 30, 2005, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

                    Banana