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Attention State Lottery Officials - Here's What The Players Want

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Posted: May 31, 2010, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

It's good to know that some of us @ LP feel the same way and that we are quite frustrated with the lottery shenanigans!!

Yes Dollar, ...LoL and don't be surprice if a lot of funny bunny numbers start to play, Just because of this thread!!! Or they I'll just Ignore our ***because  they know we will keep playing....and then again...we can keep our money!  

forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

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    Yes Dollar, ...LoL and don't be surprice if a lot of funny bunny numbers start to play, Just because of this thread!!! Or they I'll just Ignore our ***because  they know we will keep playing....and then again...we can keep our money!  

    Yes, it would be a great surprise, if at least some of the "funny bunny" numbers mysteriously hit all of sudden--then I can keep ALL OF MY WINNINGSWink


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      Posted: June 1, 2010, 12:40 am - IP Logged

      I don't think they give a rat's behind about what we think. It's all about the bottom line. Nothing else.

      It's a great topic, but it will fall on deaf ears. If every LP member and the guests stop playing the lottery for the next 5 years, they would still make a killing.

      It's in their best interest to make winning as hard as possible.

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        Yes, it would be a great surprise, if at least some of the "funny bunny" numbers mysteriously hit all of sudden--then I can keep ALL OF MY WINNINGSWink

        ok, I take it you are the proud owner of some of the Funny Bunnies!!! In that case Win Dollar, Win Big!!! That Brings me JoYDrumDance 

        forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

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          I don't think they give a rat's behind about what we think. It's all about the bottom line. Nothing else.

          It's a great topic, but it will fall on deaf ears. If every LP member and the guests stop playing the lottery for the next 5 years, they would still make a killing.

          It's in their best interest to make winning as hard as possible.

          you are right Joker, It would take the whole darn Country to stop Playing, but it can be done! with 6 degrees of separation in full effect. 

          forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

          Now, does it count??

           

           

          *Jr$ina

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            I don't think they give a rat's behind about what we think. It's all about the bottom line. Nothing else.

            It's a great topic, but it will fall on deaf ears. If every LP member and the guests stop playing the lottery for the next 5 years, they would still make a killing.

            It's in their best interest to make winning as hard as possible.

            Very true, joker17.  Not only very true but many discussions here at LP are proof that people are going to play, if not us, others.

            We've had discussions here where it was pointed out that quite a few of the people who play quick picks play them because not only do they not know how to fill out a playslip, they don't even know they exist.

            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: June 1, 2010, 5:11 am - IP Logged

              ThatScaryChick,

              Gee, that is pitiful for a Pick 5.

              Illinois used to be 5/30 and went to 5/39, big difference, but there have been jackpots of $1,000,000.

              People wanted to get paid for hitting 2 numbers, so now 2 pays $1 (be careful what you wish for!), 3 pays $10 and 4 pays $100 and the jackpots are progressive.

              When it was 5/30, if I remember right, the jackpot was a fixed $200,000 and 4 of 5 and 3 of 5 were pari-mutuel.

              But for your state, 5/36 stafrting at $20,000 and progressing by hundreds is really weak.

              I think that Illinois Little Lotto is nearly perfect.

              1.  Starts @ $100,000. While you won't be rich it will change your life.

              2. Jackpot increases nicely.        $100,000 first day  to $175,000 to $250,000 to $350,000 to $475,000 to $625,000

              3.  lower prizes are nice too.

              4.. Ping pong balls. No computer. Televised drawings

              What more could you ask for?

              Don't mess with it!

              MarkP

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                Posted: June 1, 2010, 6:19 am - IP Logged

                We're gonna give em the benefit of the doubt one last time.

                Only two ways to get this changed.

                #1 everyone stops buying tickets until it is fixed. lotteries are having record sales

                #2 Get it on the ballot in the next election. voted in by the people so I see no 

                      reason why we could not vote on how it is ran. Like, make a new law as to how

                      the lottery numbers are selected.

                Working on my Ph.D.  "University of hard Knocks"

                I will consider the opinion that my winnings are a product of chance if you are willing to consider

                they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

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                  Posted: June 1, 2010, 11:49 am - IP Logged

                  TEN Lottery Officals...Please sell ridge runner a winnung ticket!!!..

                                                                     I Agree!


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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                    Posted: June 1, 2010, 11:55 am - IP Logged

                    Only two ways to get this changed.

                    #1 everyone stops buying tickets until it is fixed. lotteries are having record sales

                    #2 Get it on the ballot in the next election. voted in by the people so I see no 

                          reason why we could not vote on how it is ran. Like, make a new law as to how

                          the lottery numbers are selected.

                    I Agree!I would sleep on an extra long-line to get this vote in, and done!!!

                    forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

                    Now, does it count??

                     

                     

                    *Jr$ina

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                      Posted: June 1, 2010, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

                      I would like to see TN put in self-checking scanners in all locations so people that don't check their tickets themselves don't get ripped off by shifty clerks.

                      Also, the scanner should tell you how much you've won instead of saying "Winning Ticket - Check With Clerk" like some in other states do.

                      I trust most of these clerks about as far as I can backhand em.


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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

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                        Posted: June 1, 2010, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

                        I would like to see TN put in self-checking scanners in all locations so people that don't check their tickets themselves don't get ripped off by shifty clerks.

                        Also, the scanner should tell you how much you've won instead of saying "Winning Ticket - Check With Clerk" like some in other states do.

                        I trust most of these clerks about as far as I can backhand em.

                        I am for the Scanner that tells you how much you won,  Instead of the Clecks!!! Too many horror stories about those people!

                        forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

                        Now, does it count??

                         

                         

                        *Jr$ina

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                          I am for the Scanner that tells you how much you won,  Instead of the Clecks!!! Too many horror stories about those people!

                          They just did that in Md.  you scan it and tells you how much you won, or not a winner and if it has been paid.

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                            I want them to outlaw calling out numbers to the clerks! If it ain't on a slip or written down GWTP.

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                              Posted: June 2, 2010, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

                              Players want games that are easier to win but not so easy that their jackpots don't grow and larger amounts for the lower tiers wins.

                              Players don't want to have to work to support the lotteries, they want playing the lotteries and winning to support them.

                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 
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