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Lottery, Church, and State

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Posted: April 1, 2010, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

If there is a separation between church and state, how come some states do not have lottery drawings on Sunday?

Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

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    Posted: April 1, 2010, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

    If there is a separation between church and state, how come some states do not have lottery drawings on Sunday?

    Because from The "In God We Trust"  on the money,  to the Swearing in with hand on the Bible,  to the "GOD Bless America" and  "America, America GOD shed His Grace on Thee"  There was never a real separation, What Separation??!

    It is wise to Include ALMIGHTY GOD in Americas Affairs!!!

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      Posted: April 1, 2010, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

      If there is a separation between church and state, how come some states do not have lottery drawings on Sunday?

      The governors are probably worried that the Pope will have them knocked off.

      You don't mess with the Pope.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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        Posted: April 2, 2010, 12:02 am - IP Logged

        The governors are probably worried that the Pope will have them knocked off.

        You don't mess with the Pope.

         rd. I could be Wrong, but I believe the founders of this country were Good old Protestants!!!

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          Posted: April 2, 2010, 12:08 am - IP Logged

           rd. I could be Wrong, but I believe the founders of this country were Good old Protestants!!!

          You're right, I wonder how many of them the Pope had knocked off. Good point.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: April 2, 2010, 12:16 am - IP Logged

            If there is a separation between church and state, how come some states do not have lottery drawings on Sunday?

            In some cases probably Sunday "blue laws" (so called because they were on blue paper, or so the story goes.)

            In Philadelphia the secind game of a twilight doubleheader can't start after a certain time, things like that.

            Probably states tht are in the "Bible Belt" (and swore they'd never have a lottery) are the ones with no Sunday drawings, but usually that only lasts for so long.

            The uual progression is no sunday drawings, then no Sunday Mid-Days, then Sunday Mid-Day, Evening, and Pick 5. For Illinoois, anyway, that's what happened. The Sunday MidDay was added no too long ago.

            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: April 2, 2010, 12:17 am - IP Logged

              You're right, I wonder how many of them the Pope had knocked off. Good point.

              LoLLoLLoLHaHa..let me stop it's not Funny rd, but you have a way of putting a spin of humor into the most serious things...well..This pope is half dead himself no! I know the other one was looking like a dead man walking!  Whatever, I doubt the pope have any say in this country!!!

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                Posted: April 2, 2010, 12:21 am - IP Logged

                In some cases probably Sunday "blue laws" (so called because they were on blue paper, or so the story goes.)

                In Philadelphia the secind game of a twilight doubleheader can't start after a certain time, things like that.

                Probably states tht are in the "Bible Belt" (and swore they'd never have a lottery) are the ones with no Sunday drawings, but usually that only lasts for so long.

                The uual progression is no sunday drawings, then no Sunday Mid-Days, then Sunday Mid-Day, Evening, and Pick 5. For Illinoois, anyway, that's what happened. The Sunday MidDay was added no too long ago.

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                  Posted: April 2, 2010, 12:31 am - IP Logged

                  If there is a separation between church and state, how come some states do not have lottery drawings on Sunday?

                  It would be interesting to see the replies of the lottery officials for the states who do not draw on Sundays. And who knows, the way the economy continues to be maybe some states will have a change of heart.      Lottery = revenue.

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                    Posted: April 2, 2010, 12:44 am - IP Logged

                    It would be interesting to see the replies of the lottery officials for the states who do not draw on Sundays. And who knows, the way the economy continues to be maybe some states will have a change of heart.      Lottery = revenue.

                    There you go taking the Devil's side again. I'm starting to worry about you ca-. I think you may be the Spawn of Satan.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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                      There you go taking the Devil's side again. I'm starting to worry about you ca-. I think you may be the Spawn of Satan.

                      Does this mean I was adopted? Who's my daddy?

                      I'm not trying to take anyones side but face it something as simple as playing the games one more day a week equals some big bucks.

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                        Posted: April 2, 2010, 3:21 am - IP Logged

                        In South S Dakota on sunday you couldn't cash  in a ticket, but they would sell you one...

                        I believe in Colorado they wouldn't  sell me a ticket on sunday. (I could be wrong though)

                        I must really be evil to have to sell you a ticket or have a daily drawing on Christmas!  :-)

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                          Posted: April 2, 2010, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

                          Hermanus,

                          Come to think of it, my first experience with Lotto was when I lived in Germany from 1970-1973. The Hessen Lotto had a Saturday night drawing and that was it at the time.

                          I don't think there was any separation of church and state isues there, it's just the way it was.

                          Interesting game by the way, it was a 6/49 with a "Zuzattapielen", an extra play...the extra play was one more ball drawn fro runner-up prizes. It paid more than a 5 of 6 but not a jackpot like 6 of 6.

                          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: April 2, 2010, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

                            Florida has Sunday drawings (Thank GOD)

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                              Posted: April 2, 2010, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

                              Laws are made by representatives who want the approval of their constituents.  This tends to push the constituency's religion into policy.  In Texas, you can't buy liquor on Sunday, and can't buy beer on Sunday morning.

                              All the way back to the writing of the Constitution, Sunday was treated differently in some regards.  The Constitution says that the president has ten days to veto a bill, but Sundays are not included in the count of days.  There is historical and legal precedent all the way up to the Constitution for treating Sunday differently.