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Instate lottery accounts

Topic closed. 3 replies. Last post 10 years ago by LANTERN.

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Would you be for instate lottery accts.

yes [ 12 ]  [57.14%]
no [ 9 ]  [42.86%]
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JAP69's avatar - alas
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Posted: October 16, 2007, 9:25 am - IP Logged

Your winnings would be automatic to your acct.

If you did not check your tickets or lost your tickets this would be automatic proof of purchase.

Oo'Ka

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    Posted: October 16, 2007, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

    Most states already offer a subscription option, which takes care of everything but the automatic transfer of funds. It would be convenient if you could have something with the convenience of subscriptions, but you weren't locked into every drawing of the same game for 6 or 12 months. OTOH, if you could buy the tickets one at a time, how many people would trust the lottery to have reliable records when you wouldn't actually have a ticket?  There are plenty of people here who don't trust the lotteries for various reasons,so I think the market for a program with a lot of flexibility might not be worth the extra hassle for lotteries to bother with it. The easy answer is that winning tickets are cash.  If you lose or throw away a winning ticket, that's just too bad. FWIW, if they gave a breakdown of the tickets that were never claimed I'd bet that 99% of them are worth $20 or less.

      justxploring's avatar - villiarna
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      Posted: October 16, 2007, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

        I Agree!

      I agree with KY Floyd (God help me!) in this case. 

        LANTERN's avatar - kilroy 28_173_reasonably_small.jpg
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        Posted: October 17, 2007, 3:40 am - IP Logged

        I would like that here on Tx, but only because it would be a beginning of legal online playing, maybe later people would be able to to buy tickets for other states also, monopolies need breaking, if your state "stinks" then play elsewhere.

        The same with casinos, there should be no monopolies, they should be legal everywhere, peole go to them wherever they are, the casinos should come to them instead.

        It is like business, whoever gives you the best service or the service that you want, that is where you go to.

        The states should not have a monopoly on gambling, that is why the odds and their service are so bad.