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Bondi Junction
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Posted: June 2, 2008, 2:02 am - IP Logged

...and you would like your state to set-up a lottery to fund health, education, local government or other works for the public good. You can put pressure on your state and local politicians by supporting other state lotteries. When politicians see revenue going out-of state, support education and community projects in other states, they wake up and smell the coffee.

 

If you live in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, Utah, or Wyoming, states without a lottery, and you are unable to travel to other states, you can support the Massachusetts lottery. It has a telephone subscription service open to all, you don't have to reside in the state.

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    I doubt Alaska and Wyoming would bother starting up state lotteries if just for the fact that neither state really has enough people for it to generate much revenue and could possibly lose money. I think it's pretty obvious why it wouldn't happen in Utah and Nevada/Bizarro Utah's casino/gambling industry and its lobbyist wouldn't allow the potential competition. As for Alabama and Mississippi I don't know what their issue is but it might be similar to Utah's though I doubt it's as strong of an issue as the Mormon State.

    You can't predict random.

      Bondi Junction
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      Posted: June 2, 2008, 3:11 am - IP Logged

      States with low population can take advantage of multi-state lotteries to enable them to generate revenue. In Europe, they have a multi-national lottery - so it can work!

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        Posted: June 2, 2008, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

        ...and you would like your state to set-up a lottery to fund health, education, local government or other works for the public good. You can put pressure on your state and local politicians by supporting other state lotteries. When politicians see revenue going out-of state, support education and community projects in other states, they wake up and smell the coffee.

         

        If you live in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, Utah, or Wyoming, states without a lottery, and you are unable to travel to other states, you can support the Massachusetts lottery. It has a telephone subscription service open to all, you don't have to reside in the state.

        Alaska and Wyoming get lots of revenue from natural resources.  Correct me if I am wrong but I believe that not only does Alaska not have a State income tax but they actually pay there residents from oil revenues.  Hawaii has  alot of wealthy people who probably dont care to play the lottery and besides which state would the Hawaiians buy tickets from?

        Why does Nevada need a lottery?  You can bet on almost anything in Lost Wages.

        I dont know about Utah...they may not have one for religious reasons of majority of residents.

        The Arkansans are probably collecting fat Wal Mart dividend checks and dont care to sqaunder any on the lottery.

        Alabama and Mississippi may be too poor to have lotteries?

          Bondi Junction
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          Posted: June 3, 2008, 1:16 am - IP Logged

          No state "needs" a lottery, it is a way of generating extra revenue that can be used for services and facilities that benefit society as a whole. Lotteries are not to answer to all of life's problems, they are just a little more icing on the cake.

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            RE: The Arkansans are probably collecting fat Wal Mart dividend checks and dont care to sqaunder any on the lottery.

             

            Actually, only a handful, the Wal-Mart family and their in-laws, gets the dividend checks which are funded from a collection the rest of us Arkansans make.

            Ahhhhh, the luxury of living in an underdeveloped (we po') state!

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              Alaska and Wyoming get lots of revenue from natural resources.  Correct me if I am wrong but I believe that not only does Alaska not have a State income tax but they actually pay there residents from oil revenues.  Hawaii has  alot of wealthy people who probably dont care to play the lottery and besides which state would the Hawaiians buy tickets from?

              Why does Nevada need a lottery?  You can bet on almost anything in Lost Wages.

              I dont know about Utah...they may not have one for religious reasons of majority of residents.

              The Arkansans are probably collecting fat Wal Mart dividend checks and dont care to sqaunder any on the lottery.

              Alabama and Mississippi may be too poor to have lotteries?

              I Agree!>>>>YE$>YE$>>>>>>>......I think UR right about ALASKA $$$$

              Each citizen of the state get's a small (I would call it a lottery SHARE)

              of ALL >>>>OIL>>>>>>>>>>.......sold outta the EARTH of that STATE!

              BUT we in lower 48 R stupid & GET nuttin but TX

              more >>> TAXE$$$ >>> & moe

              XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

              WHY DO THEY >>>>>>>>> DO that TO US ?????? (is lottery a TX too?)

              LOL

              PSYKOMO

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                Alaska and Wyoming get lots of revenue from natural resources.  Correct me if I am wrong but I believe that not only does Alaska not have a State income tax but they actually pay there residents from oil revenues.  Hawaii has  alot of wealthy people who probably dont care to play the lottery and besides which state would the Hawaiians buy tickets from?

                Why does Nevada need a lottery?  You can bet on almost anything in Lost Wages.

                I dont know about Utah...they may not have one for religious reasons of majority of residents.

                The Arkansans are probably collecting fat Wal Mart dividend checks and dont care to sqaunder any on the lottery.

                Alabama and Mississippi may be too poor to have lotteries?

                I Think........UR>>RIGHT:

                but, think bout (oil lottery)!!

                share D mony with peo;le/not politician

                write CONGRE$$ tell dem to FE$$-UP >>>

                UR MONY if U need Health-care!

                TRANSLATION:

                R all the 100,000 LP MEMBER'sssssssssss REALLY STUPID<<<<<<<

                ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

                PSYKOMO

                  Bondi Junction
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                  Posted: June 5, 2008, 2:35 am - IP Logged

                  If you play an out of state lottery, let your state and local politicians know. So they know that revenue is going to benefit projects in other states.