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Not satisfied with ILL Lottery answer

Topic closed. 3 replies. Last post 11 years ago by BobP.

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United States
Member #3676
February 10, 2004
425 Posts
Posted: January 19, 2006, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

I am a frequent buyer of scratch off as sometimes I like to roll the dice. I only like to play the games in Illinois where a higher percentage of tickets are sold and the top prizes (TO MY KNOWLEDGE) are still available. Once in a while I will buy a whole book. Lately I have been trying the Miles of Millions game as that game still has the 3 top prizes left. I wrote a letter to the Ill Lottery asking them the proceduer on game books that are returned. If a book is returned and will never be distributed again, do they go in and scan the book and eliminate the top prizes from their remaining prizes list. They told me THEY DONT.  I feel that this is a joke and a rip off to lie or mislead the public that a certain amount of prizes are left when they might be on the cutting room floor somewhere.  This policy must be changed. In this age of information and technology there has to be a better way for these states lotteries to not totally screw the playing public in just so many ways.  I dont see the issue in how headquarters once its decided not to re-distribute a book of tickets, cant run them through the computer and then update the remaining prizes list to sure the true number. Now I know people can have the winners and they might be laying in their glove compartment or their dressers, but the lottery has to do more to properly inform the public. Why we even bother playing these games that range from 40-70% is beyond me, but these states need to treat us with more respect.  If you see my point please write the ILL lottery as I have so they change these procedures.  Thanks.

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    Zeta Reticuli Star System
    United States
    Member #30470
    January 17, 2006
    10443 Posts
    Posted: January 19, 2006, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

    There should be a law that when all of the top prizes have been paid out or eliminated for any specific scratcher the information has to be posted where tickets are sold.

    Whether that will ever happen is doubtful.

    It's not like casinos post a sign over Carribbean Stud games that says:

    The odds against being dealt a royal flush are 649,739:1.

     People willingly go up against those kind of odds and get ecstatic over a $25,000 jackpot.




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      Member #19651
      August 3, 2005
      621 Posts
      Posted: January 19, 2006, 11:54 pm - IP Logged

      i bet ga does it  dam thats wrong the web site had no info about returned tickets

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        Dump Water Florida
        United States
        Member #380
        June 5, 2002
        3132 Posts
        Posted: January 20, 2006, 12:39 am - IP Logged

        This is why I don't buy many scratch-off tickets, there is no guarantee there is a prize worth winning in the entire city.  At least when you pick your numbers you can win from anywhere.  BobP