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7 States I Would Not Live In

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Posted: January 7, 2011, 12:37 pm - IP Logged

Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.

 

Why? They have no Lotto. Although winning chances are slim. Playing the Lotto offers the chance to dream especially in tough economic times.

 

Lottos in most states go to benefit state education and scholarship programs too.

If you had the choice between living in Hawaii or North Dakota, would the North Dakota Lottery really be the deciding factor?

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    Yes, North Dakota. The cost of living is lower. If I lived in Hawaii, there's no way I could swim to California to buy tickets. Also, If I lived in North Dakota, I could win the lottery and THEN move to Hawaii! LOL.

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      Yes, North Dakota. The cost of living is lower. If I lived in Hawaii, there's no way I could swim to California to buy tickets. Also, If I lived in North Dakota, I could win the lottery and THEN move to Hawaii! LOL.

      Can you be sure whatever lottery state you moved to would have a lottery forever?

      Think about that one.

      So you uproot everything and go to North Dakota, you're in Fargo and it's 18 below, and a new governor gets elected and wants to drop the lottery.

      Stranger things have happened.

      Scared

      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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        Can you be sure whatever lottery state you moved to would have a lottery forever?

        Think about that one.

        So you uproot everything and go to North Dakota, you're in Fargo and it's 18 below, and a new governor gets elected and wants to drop the lottery.

        Stranger things have happened.

        Scared

        LOL when I read the post you responded to( here) I was thinking about Chicago. We have MM and PB but even if they made it dirt cheap to live here.......once I get out of here NOTHING could get me to move back. Oh and I wouldn't stay here for any of these reasons.

        Just get me thru this so called life......

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          ca-dreamin*,

          Oh yeah, now I rmember a recent post of yours about moving to Chicago.

          I'm in Illinois too, but way downstate. I lived in Monterey and every summer I wonder why I left! I always joke that in the next life, given the chance to live in monterey again, I will stay there!

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          I still haven't figured out why so many people in Illinois are driving around with someone else's phone number on their license plates, have you?

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          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: January 8, 2011, 8:45 am - IP Logged

            If you had the choice between living in Hawaii or North Dakota, would the North Dakota Lottery really be the deciding factor?

            I think just the ease of being able to travel to most locations would make people rather live in the contiguous US. Living in Hawaii you'd have to fly everywhere which is a lot more expensive than just driving (or if you ask Google Maps you can kayak from Honolulu to Seattle).

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              Posted: January 8, 2011, 10:43 am - IP Logged

              I think just the ease of being able to travel to most locations would make people rather live in the contiguous US. Living in Hawaii you'd have to fly everywhere which is a lot more expensive than just driving (or if you ask Google Maps you can kayak from Honolulu to Seattle).

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              But don't forget Hawaii does have an Interstate highway!

              Scared

              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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                I think just the ease of being able to travel to most locations would make people rather live in the contiguous US. Living in Hawaii you'd have to fly everywhere which is a lot more expensive than just driving (or if you ask Google Maps you can kayak from Honolulu to Seattle).

                LOL!

                I used Hawaii because the other two warm weather non lottery choices are Mississippi and Alabama. It gets pretty cold in North Dakota and in the Summer time too.

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                  Posted: January 8, 2011, 3:34 pm - IP Logged

                  Can you be sure whatever lottery state you moved to would have a lottery forever?

                  Think about that one.

                  So you uproot everything and go to North Dakota, you're in Fargo and it's 18 below, and a new governor gets elected and wants to drop the lottery.

                  Stranger things have happened.

                  Scared

                  I Agree!

                  Some state legislators in Arkansas have tried to repeal their lottery since it began. I wouldn't be surprised in states that earmark all their lottery profits to scholarship programs might be asking them selves if it's worth it too.

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                     Utah is where I plan to move when I win the lottery!  I've had enough of Wisconsin!

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                      ca-dreamin*,

                      Oh yeah, now I rmember a recent post of yours about moving to Chicago.

                      I'm in Illinois too, but way downstate. I lived in Monterey and every summer I wonder why I left! I always joke that in the next life, given the chance to live in monterey again, I will stay there!

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                      I still haven't figured out why so many people in Illinois are driving around with someone else's phone number on their license plates, have you?

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                      Yeah I know your in IL too.

                      Re the license plates: Ha mine is a 3 number followed by 4 numbers so ya it looks like as phone number. What really gets me is the personalized plates alot of people have with their initials and house number. Not very creative.

                      Just get me thru this so called life......

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                        That's exactly what I meant by the phone numbers, three followed by four.

                        Yeah, some are not too creative, intials and birth day or birth month and year is another.

                        There's a female in this area that hs this, it is a classic:

                        XX R ENUF

                        Green laugh

                        (Two exes are enough!)

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                        Maybe we should have a thread on "LP vanity plates"

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                        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: January 9, 2011, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

                          Luis,

                           

                          I do live on the PA/DE border, but on the PA side.  I've always been told it's better to buy my tickets in PA, because under PA's lottery law, PA residents don't pay state or local taxes on winnings.  I know Delaware offers the advantage of anonymity, but is there another reason I should choose to purchase my tickets in DE? If I win in DE, can't PA tax my winnings as income then?

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                            That's exactly what I meant by the phone numbers, three followed by four.

                            Yeah, some are not too creative, intials and birth day or birth month and year is another.

                            There's a female in this area that hs this, it is a classic:

                            XX R ENUF

                            Green laugh

                            (Two exes are enough!)

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                            Maybe we should have a thread on "LP vanity plates"

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                            Oh good one : ) 

                            In CA people are pretty creative with their vanity plates.  Sometimes they're hard to figure out.

                            Yeah I see alot of initials too. And I have to laugh because here almost all vanity plates end with a number. My understanding is by putting a number at the end the cost is cheaper. In CA if there's a number at the end it's usually because the plate is already taken.

                            Just get me thru this so called life......

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                              joker,

                              Some of thiose are hilarious, especially Missippi!

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                              This is a wee bit more accurate:

                              Alabam: "Bible belt", although they'll probably reach a point where they realize how many 'Bama dollars are going across the border to other states, Miississippi casinos, Tennessee & Georgia lotteries, etc....

                              Alaska: Not sure here, remember the thread about the ex-con in alaska who won a jackpot? Was that in an Alaska lottery?

                              Hawaii: Those who run the gambling that there is (AHEM!) don't want the competition.

                              Mississippi and Nevada: Casino mentality. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense since New Jerset has casinos and lotto.

                              Utah: Mormons. Oddly, they are partners in at least one Nevada casino though. Being in the business isn't "betting".

                              Wyoming: Probably not enough population to create attractive jackpots.

                              Hawaii has anti-gambling laws on the books.

                              Why doesn't Wyoming just start a Pick-3 game? Prize is $500. Or are they afraid they're not going to find enough people to play to make it worthwhile? 

                              Georgia's also in the Bible belt, but they've had a lottery since 1993 - and they've ALWAYS done Sunday drawings!

                              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!