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Have you ever talked to a lottery official?

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Have you ever talked to, or been contacted by, the lottery?

I contacted them [ 11 ]  [44.00%]
They contacted me [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
I repsonded to an e-mail poll [ 3 ]  [12.00%]
They don't know I exist [ 4 ]  [16.00%]
I wish they'd contact me [ 1 ]  [4.00%]
They only go by ticket sales [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Klaatu Barada Nickto [ 2 ]  [8.00%]
Linda Kollmeyer [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Other- please explain [ 4 ]  [16.00%]
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Posted: December 27, 2006, 12:03 am - IP Logged

Considering the thread, "Does your lottery listen to  players",

http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/147573 

I thought we need another poll.

 Option 3 above......

 Recently Missouri sent a link to a survey they were doing about a proposed or prototype $5 baseball scratcher - anyone know of any other lotteries doing something similar?

 Sorry, I forgot to put Poll: in front of the thread title. 

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

Lep

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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    Posted: December 27, 2006, 12:37 am - IP Logged

    Considering the thread, "Does your lottery listen to  players",

    http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/147573 

    I thought we need another poll.

     Option 3 above......

     Recently Missouri sent a link to a survey they were doing about a proposed or prototype $5 baseball scratcher - anyone know of any other lotteries doing something similar?

     Sorry, I forgot to put Poll: in front of the thread title. 

    Recently Missouri sent a link to a survey they were doing about a proposed or prototype $5 baseball scratcher - anyone know of any other lotteries doing something similar?

    You received this in an email? I have been a member of the MO's "My Lottery" between 2 or 3 years now and I have never to date received any surveys from the MO lottery. The only thing they have ever sent to me was the free play on your birthday and I have received that twice, other than that contact....nada

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      Posted: December 27, 2006, 12:54 am - IP Logged

      Bryan

      Yeah, I'm subscribed to the Missouri Lottery: My Lottery News and Numbers, and a few weeks ago got an e-mail with a link to a survey.

      I wanted to post it here, but when I went back top the link all I got was a mesage that said You have already participated in this survey.

      The questions were about what prizes you'd like to see, would you play of the prizes were Cardinal or Rotyals tickets, how far do you live from Busch Stadium, like that.  

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

      Lep

      There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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        Posted: December 27, 2006, 3:33 am - IP Logged

        On the FL site there have been polls from time to time.  I just get a response saying "thank you for participating." A couple of them have been similar to polls on LP.  (Maybe they get ideas from us!) It's an anonymous poll, so I don't know how they'd contact me and I rarely offer my personal information to people unless required.  Regarding correspondence, years ago I wrote to the lottery online (askLotto) but that was when the FL website was new. I'd get a response almost immediately. FL has grown so much, I doubt it would be the same, but I can't think of any questions I want to ask anyway, except "Why the heck don't I win more money?"

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          Posted: December 27, 2006, 4:24 am - IP Logged

          yes to answers 1-2-3 many times


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            Posted: December 27, 2006, 9:36 am - IP Logged

            In 1999, I met the then-current NY Lottery director at a store that sold a winning jackpot ticket. I was delivering NY Lottery New$ at the time. She is now GA's lottery director.

            Needless to say, if I met the new NY lottery director (hired by outgoing Gov Pataki) I would have plenty of suggestions.

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              Posted: December 27, 2006, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

              In 1999, I met the then-current NY Lottery director at a store that sold a winning jackpot ticket. I was delivering NY Lottery New$ at the time. She is now GA's lottery director.

              Needless to say, if I met the new NY lottery director (hired by outgoing Gov Pataki) I would have plenty of suggestions.

              CASH, why don't you go ahead and go and meet your NY Lottery director and tell him ( or is it a her ?) all the things you tell us ....

              I triple dog dare ya !!!

               

                                             

                            

               

               

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                Posted: December 27, 2006, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

                I forgot to add-

                I sent an e-mail to the GA lottery on 12/22 asking if Christmas day drawings would be held as normal.

                I got my reply that they would  - today, December 27. Crazy

                Hey, you can't rush these things, right ?

                 

                                               

                              

                 

                 

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                  Posted: December 27, 2006, 7:14 pm - IP Logged

                  i have contacted them by phone, email, and in person. i even was a model for one of the on air promotions they were doing. i don't know if i was on the air because the production company never let me know.

                  i have talked to several around the country. i have never talked to any directors at all.

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                    Posted: December 27, 2006, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

                    By an unusuall way, yes I have been in contact with lottery employees. The company that I am employed by carries a state contract in which they purchase items from us and we deliver. The staff members are even told that if a vendor so much as jest about suggestions or changes to a lottery game that they must report them. Apparently they are not allowed to so much as discuss any feedback unless you are addressed as a citizen and not a vendor.  I do feel its unjust that they get to play the lottery since they are in essence a member of the lottery team, but PA rules do NOT regulate that state officials cannot participate on their off hours (which is ALOT of hours *wink*). I think correspondence by email is welcomed more then phone or openly addressing them.

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                      Posted: December 28, 2006, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

                      I have had conversations with the lottery person who comes to store to check things.

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                        Posted: December 30, 2006, 10:09 pm - IP Logged

                        Yes ,i call The Texas Lottery and told them to play the 333 and they laughed at me,Then i suggested that they play on Sunday and They said they would relay the message and they politely told me if i had a problem with a Ticket in the future i can call them

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                          Posted: December 30, 2006, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

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