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So much for anonymity. Illinois terminals

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Posted: June 8, 2011, 9:54 am - IP Logged

I'm not sure but I think that private firm that bought the Illinois lottery might be running things now. Even if not, there's been some changes.

The tickets have a different look to them and are printed on much slicker paper now. Maybe someone in Illinois with a scanner can scan in and ole and new ticket

There are new vido terminals that ahow screens of the jackpots for each game AND PICTURES OF WINNERS. I don't think I like this one bit. This isn't just jackpot winners either. Today it showed a couple who hit 5 + 0 on MM, and someone who woin $500 a week for life on a scratcher.

A few years ago a female pharmacist hired professional make-up people to disguise her before claiming a MM jackpot, not sure how that would work now. Maybe you still could do that. If not I could jujst imagine someone living somewhere like East st Louis or the worst parts of Chicago having their name, picture, and winning posted on every lotto terminal in the state.

I really don't think this is a good idea.

Maybe a better approach would be to publish and post the photos, names, addresses, bank balances and phone numbers of the families, friends and business associates of the people running the lotteries, private or public.  When the newshounds finished prying into their lives the ticket-buying public would probably feel a lot better knowing it was being run by such upstanding people who had upstanding families and friends.

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    Posted: June 8, 2011, 10:13 am - IP Logged

    New tickets are like toilet paper but are printed well.  I like that the monitor shows the current jackpots - but wasn't aware of winner photos.  Not cool.  Also don't like the lottery purchase being broadcast to those in line behind the player.  Someone buying $100 worth of lottery tickets may make an appealing target outside of the store.

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      Posted: June 8, 2011, 10:55 am - IP Logged

      Oh, c'mon. Illinois? What's the worst that could happen?

      http://www.lotterypost.com/news/229819

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        Posted: June 8, 2011, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

        New tickets are like toilet paper but are printed well.  I like that the monitor shows the current jackpots - but wasn't aware of winner photos.  Not cool.  Also don't like the lottery purchase being broadcast to those in line behind the player.  Someone buying $100 worth of lottery tickets may make an appealing target outside of the store.

        I agree, also sux when people behind you know how much you are spending or how much you won. It's annoying when the person behind you in line says "wow you just won $100 bux"...and then proceed to ask you multiple questions about it. I just want to take my money & run.

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          I agree, also sux when people behind you know how much you are spending or how much you won. It's annoying when the person behind you in line says "wow you just won $100 bux"...and then proceed to ask you multiple questions about it. I just want to take my money & run.

          I find that a lot of scratching and drooling tends to keep busybodies at arms length.

          It's also helpful if you can use certain bodily functions to make your body sound like its own self-contained little orchestra.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: June 8, 2011, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

            I find that a lot of scratching and drooling tends to keep busybodies at arms length.

            It's also helpful if you can use certain bodily functions to make your body sound like its own self-contained little orchestra.

            rgrrnr,

            Hilarious! You're killin' me!

            One time Easy Rider had a hjoke column about what to say if you let one rip in a crowded elevator and one suggestion was look at another guy and say, "Is your wife from England?"

            _______________________________________________

            Since Illinois is showing winners on these monitors other states may follow suit.

            If you want to e-mail the Illinois lottery and tell them what you rhink of this, the e-mail address is:

            REV.LotteryInfo@illinois.gov

            Todd, should we mention LP?

            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 8, 2011, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

              rgrrnr,

              Hilarious! You're killin' me!

              One time Easy Rider had a hjoke column about what to say if you let one rip in a crowded elevator and one suggestion was look at another guy and say, "Is your wife from England?"

              _______________________________________________

              Since Illinois is showing winners on these monitors other states may follow suit.

              If you want to e-mail the Illinois lottery and tell them what you rhink of this, the e-mail address is:

              REV.LotteryInfo@illinois.gov

              Todd, should we mention LP?

              Go for it, might drive 'em nutz.

               

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                Posted: June 9, 2011, 12:23 am - IP Logged

                Thanks Todd.

                I figured since time*treat mentioned the case in Rolling Meadows it might make them think.

                And you had the petition for the Megaplier so maybe something like this would work.

                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 28, 2011, 10:31 am - IP Logged

                  It seems like a new regime is definitley running the show.

                  I never saw this before....I got a Little Lotto ticket about 3:00 p.m. yesterday and on the ticket it showed the jackpot at $350,000.

                  Last night when they showed the drawing they announced $475,000. I thought that was a mistake, but:

                  LITTLE LOTTO PRIZE PAYOUTS FOR MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011
                   
                   WINNING NUMBERS: 20 - 24 - 25 - 31 - 32
                    PLAYERS MATCHING 5 OF 5 NUMBERS
                      INCLUDING SUBSCRIPTION WINNERS            1
                   EACH PLAYER WILL RECEIVE           $475,000.00
                   
                         WINNING TICKETS WERE SOLD AT
                   
                         219071    NORTH SHORE SHELL           (QP)
                                   10 SKOKIE VALLEY RD
                                   HIGHLAND PK/60035

                  _____________________________________________-

                  PS,

                  I never have gotten a reply e-mail from them about not putting the winners names, pictures, and amounts won on every lotto terminal in the state.

                  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 28, 2011, 10:37 am - IP Logged

                    This is all interesting. I'll have to check our terminals. Usually, it is stuck on the MM/PB ticket buying section, so I'll have to stand and wait for it to go back to the main page.

                    Last I heard in NC, you don't have to have your photo taken when you pickup your money, but I'm sure they don't tell people they can't.

                    They will publish your name and town, but at least without a photo, you have SOME autononomity.

                    "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

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                      Posted: June 28, 2011, 10:52 am - IP Logged

                      Okay, I just checked. There is no mention of the fact you don't have to get your photo taken. So... either they don't want to advertise the fact or it's changed....again.

                      Also:

                      Q: If I should win a large top prize, do I have the option of remaining anonymous with regard to the media and the public?

                      A: The NCEL will consider a winner’s name, city/county, and the prize amount a matter of public record, unless the winner produces a valid protective order or Address Confidentiality Program authorization card.

                      So guess I'm screwed.

                      "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

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                        Posted: June 28, 2011, 1:29 pm - IP Logged

                        I'm not sure but I think that private firm that bought the Illinois lottery might be running things now. Even if not, there's been some changes.

                        The tickets have a different look to them and are printed on much slicker paper now. Maybe someone in Illinois with a scanner can scan in and ole and new ticket

                        There are new vido terminals that ahow screens of the jackpots for each game AND PICTURES OF WINNERS. I don't think I like this one bit. This isn't just jackpot winners either. Today it showed a couple who hit 5 + 0 on MM, and someone who woin $500 a week for life on a scratcher.

                        A few years ago a female pharmacist hired professional make-up people to disguise her before claiming a MM jackpot, not sure how that would work now. Maybe you still could do that. If not I could jujst imagine someone living somewhere like East st Louis or the worst parts of Chicago having their name, picture, and winning posted on every lotto terminal in the state.

                        I really don't think this is a good idea.

                        A few years ago a female pharmacist hired professional make-up people to disguise her before claiming a MM jackpot, not sure how that would work now.

                        I don't think that would work. If the picture on the ID doesn't match with you in disguise, they won't give the money to you.

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                          Posted: June 28, 2011, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

                          A few years ago a female pharmacist hired professional make-up people to disguise her before claiming a MM jackpot, not sure how that would work now.

                          I don't think that would work. If the picture on the ID doesn't match with you in disguise, they won't give the money to you.

                          redhot7,

                          I'm sure she showed the proper ID to claim the prize, the disguise was for the press conference.

                          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 28, 2011, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

                            I do like the fact that tickets are easier to read than old tickets. But to me the new terminals seem to move alot slower also. And also don't like that monitors show what numbers you bought to everyone..