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Can I get a lotto machine for my house?

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Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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Posted: July 24, 2007, 10:33 pm - IP Logged

Is it possible for someone to have a lotto machine at their house, or is it something that only businesses can partake in? Yes, I'm being serious.

Gonna win.Big Smile

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: July 24, 2007, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

    States have laws to prevent anyone from having total control over a lottery machine at a business, why would you think they would allow any one to have one in their home?

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Litebets27's avatar - power
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      Posted: July 24, 2007, 11:09 pm - IP Logged

      Good question! I walked into a store that had changed proprietorship and asked the new owner if he was going to have lottery in his store. He told me that he had applied for it and it would take a few weeks to get it. It took over a month or so but he finally obtained it, received the training he needed to run it.  I'm not sure what the lottery administrations require a person or business to be eligable to have a lottery machine but the are clubs and more hospital gift shops are getting them.

      There maybe a matter of traffic and or potential patrons that can access your house to play. But, it wouldn't hurt to try appling for one.

      Good Luck!

      litebets

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      Come on Jackpot!!!

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        Posted: July 25, 2007, 12:39 am - IP Logged

        No.  You must have a business.  Or atleast or my state.  Also, the business can't be a bank or pawnshops.  Also, your sales can't be only lottery tickets.  You also have to go through background checks and even pay a service charge.  It would really be more trouble than what it's worth.

        How are you going to win if you don't play?

          four4me's avatar - gate1
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          Posted: July 25, 2007, 12:59 am - IP Logged

          It's just a guess but do you mean the lottery machines with the balls.

          I don't think so plus they cost big money.

          You might be able to obtain one from a foreign county.

          Here in Md at Garon plastics they wouldn't even let anyone have a scraped ball form the production runs. All manufactured balls there that don't make the grade are ground up.

          I have seen real lottery balls encased in clear plastic cubes. But you would destroy the balls trying to break away the polymer that surrounds it.


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            Posted: July 25, 2007, 2:41 am - IP Logged

            Well, in Brasil this "should" be possible for personal or business.

            The initial price would be only R$5.000,00 for places that don't has access to normal Lottery Houses ... The problem is that the person is at their own risk!!!

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              Posted: July 25, 2007, 9:50 am - IP Logged

              In California you can't even have a casino slot machine in your house unless it's 25 years or older, I believe. No way could you have a lotto machine.

              What would be the purpose? If you're looking for RNG numbers, isn't there software for your computer that does that?

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                Posted: July 25, 2007, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

                Well, in Brasil this "should" be possible for personal or business.

                The initial price would be only R$5.000,00 for places that don't has access to normal Lottery Houses ... The problem is that the person is at their own risk!!!

                Is that 5,000 dollars?How much is that in U.S currency? Yukio...I wonder do they use the same machine over there in Brazil? or do they have different ones?

                Great question, i thought about it too...I saw this show titled: "Breaking Las Vegas" and they were talking about some group of physicist in the 1980's who tried to break las vegas..They bought themselves a roullette replica from the manufacturer...He was intercepted by the police but he told them that it was for a scientific project i believe and they let him go with the machine..They broke a casino but then they got too greedy and they got caught...

                If i had lots of money i'll buy me one...And i'll have a couple of the bouncing balls collected like a museum or collection..

                I don't know why they don't let you buy a replica lott machine..I was reading one manufacturer here in the States, and I think i saw that the price of one of those machines was 70,000 dollars and i don't think it included the balls...

                If is any consolation, if we were in the movie "Ocean13" we could easily buy ourselves a replica lottery machine...

                 

                "The truth is outh There"                  from movie "The X-Files".....

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                  Posted: July 25, 2007, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

                  Is that 5,000 dollars?How much is that in U.S currency? Yukio...I wonder do they use the same machine over there in Brazil? or do they have different ones?

                  Great question, i thought about it too...I saw this show titled: "Breaking Las Vegas" and they were talking about some group of physicist in the 1980's who tried to break las vegas..They bought themselves a roullette replica from the manufacturer...He was intercepted by the police but he told them that it was for a scientific project i believe and they let him go with the machine..They broke a casino but then they got too greedy and they got caught...

                  If i had lots of money i'll buy me one...And i'll have a couple of the bouncing balls collected like a museum or collection..

                  I don't know why they don't let you buy a replica lott machine..I was reading one manufacturer here in the States, and I think i saw that the price of one of those machines was 70,000 dollars and i don't think it included the balls...

                  If is any consolation, if we were in the movie "Ocean13" we could easily buy ourselves a replica lottery machine...

                   

                  "The truth is outh There"                  from movie "The X-Files".....

                  Live rates at 2007.07.25 18:34:33 UTC

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                  2,675.94 USD

                  Interesting how the word "greedy" is only applied to the players and never the house.

                  Thinking of...

                  In general, you are not allowed to own your own lottery machine because it could be a first step in running your own private lottery, and as the older players will remember, the private .. uh.. operations: paid better, paid faster, charged less, and were tax free.... well that's what I heard.Ponder

                  Our gov't believes in the "Patriotprivate sector and the free marketPatriot" until it competes with them.

                  In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
                  Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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                    Posted: July 26, 2007, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

                    Is it possible for someone to have a lotto machine at their house, or is it something that only businesses can partake in? Yes, I'm being serious.

                    Are you talking about a lottery ball machine or a lottery terminal to print tickets ?  If you're asking about having your own lottery ball machine ... yes you can buy one and have it for fun.  As far as a lottery terminal, no.  Not sure what the rules are for a state, but those businesses usually have to prove themselves as selling so much in scratch games first. Then if sales deem high enough, they will install a teminal to for retailerws to sell online games.   

                     A set of lottery balls from Ryo-Catteau is $13,000.  (1-49 set)  The machine itself is $90,000. 

                    "Together We're Making Good Things Happen,  Ontario's Lotteries...WE ALL WIN"

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                      Posted: July 26, 2007, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

                      Yes, but you will need to win the lottery first to afford one. I got one, a plastic container and numbered ping-pong balls. Works great.

                        Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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                        Posted: July 26, 2007, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

                        Sorry for not clarifying what I meant guys. I meant the ticket machine.

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                          Posted: July 26, 2007, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

                          if you are looking to test something you can make one yourself..just get you a square clear box and cut a whole in the bottom and attach a leaf blower to it..cut a hole in the top so one ball can blow out...if you want to test pic 3..but 3 leaf blowers..and if you want to test pic 4 buy 4 leaf blowers..and repeat instructions..LOL

                          "Attention all Mathematicians: Check your degree at the door because when it comes to whole numbers you are the Amateur"

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                            Posted: July 26, 2007, 10:09 pm - IP Logged

                            ahhhh..the ticket machine..I have no idea...but I would have to guess the answer would be no...they might even get the impression that you are trying to start a numbers racket and you might get visited by some ugly looking dudes in black cars that have bad haircuts..LOL

                            "Attention all Mathematicians: Check your degree at the door because when it comes to whole numbers you are the Amateur"

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                              Posted: July 26, 2007, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

                              that carry guns and badges...and will shoot first and ask later..lol

                              "Attention all Mathematicians: Check your degree at the door because when it comes to whole numbers you are the Amateur"