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aggie94's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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Posted: August 24, 2011, 11:54 am - IP Logged

I am from Illinois and they have finally installed the new lottery machine 

from Northstar.   I was going to play pick 3 or pick 4 and there are no 

options on the machine to play those games.  Did I miss something?

    HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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    Posted: August 24, 2011, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

    There are a couple draw games in Idaho that don't have their own buttons too.  They should have made the machine with a few more.  Here you have to grab a play slip for those games and mark the QP on it if you don't want to choose your own numbers.

      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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      Posted: August 24, 2011, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

      I am from Illinois and they have finally installed the new lottery machine 

      from Northstar.   I was going to play pick 3 or pick 4 and there are no 

      options on the machine to play those games.  Did I miss something?

      I have been guilty of "Rage Against the Machine" on a number of occasions. Not lottery machines per se, but newspaper and pop machines and pay phones years ago.

      Oh yes, woe be to the newspaper machine that takes my money and doesn't give me a paper.

      They have felt my wrath. My tire iron and size 12 boot are swift and unrelenting on that seemingly unbreakable plastic window on the front of the newspaper machine. Though it does not break, it does break loose from it's mounting inside and you can then get your newspaper and go merrily on your way.

      I don't recommend this approach with the lottery machine though.

      But ultimately, it's your decision.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Posted: August 24, 2011, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

        I have been guilty of "Rage Against the Machine" on a number of occasions. Not lottery machines per se, but newspaper and pop machines and pay phones years ago.

        Oh yes, woe be to the newspaper machine that takes my money and doesn't give me a paper.

        They have felt my wrath. My tire iron and size 12 boot are swift and unrelenting on that seemingly unbreakable plastic window on the front of the newspaper machine. Though it does not break, it does break loose from it's mounting inside and you can then get your newspaper and go merrily on your way.

        I don't recommend this approach with the lottery machine though.

        But ultimately, it's your decision.

        THERE'S got to be a video of you on Youtube doing that!! LOL

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          Posted: August 24, 2011, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

          Loto-Quebec tried those machine 10 years ago in Grocery Stores and removed them due to customers complains and grocery clerks being harrassed by wealth fare people trying to screw them for 2$ saying that the machine did not printed the ticket etc... They install instead  small Quick Pick terminals maybe 10 inches  X 4 inches behind each cashier operated by the grocery clerk. You still have the main terminal for 3 or 4 picks, or self Picks where you can buy cigarettes and return empty bottles. Far less problem that way.

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            Posted: August 24, 2011, 6:45 pm - IP Logged

            I haven't seen those machines down here yet.

            Northstar is going through some changes.

            The game labels on the top of the tickets look different, for one.

            I subscribe to the e-amil results for Little Lotto but haven't seen one in three days.

            I re-subscribed on the site and got this as a reply:

            Dear Subscriber,

            The Illinois Lottery is undergoing system upgrades. As a result, the Payout email
            system will be unavailable for a brief time as we improve our technology to provide
            better offerings to you. Sorry for the inconvenience.

            Anyone who has subscribed to the results e-mail for any game might want to subscribe again.

            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: August 24, 2011, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

              They have those small terminal behind the counter in New Hampshire too. I have seen them in some NH Liquor Store. I am a truck driver and a big lottery fan, I love to look at the different system use in different states.

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                Posted: August 24, 2011, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

                I'm from Illinois too and those new machines are a pain in the @SS. At all 3 of the places I get my

                tickets most of the time, the machines have broken down quite a bit. I've talked to the store

                owners and they cant stand them.

                 

                I cant understand why they didnt include a pick 3/4 option with the machines. It will however

                accept play slips, incuding the pick 3/4 ones.

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                  Posted: August 24, 2011, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

                  I have never seen a QP 3/4 picks option self-service machine in any states, so far your state is not different than the others

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                    Posted: August 24, 2011, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

                    I have been guilty of "Rage Against the Machine" on a number of occasions. Not lottery machines per se, but newspaper and pop machines and pay phones years ago.

                    Oh yes, woe be to the newspaper machine that takes my money and doesn't give me a paper.

                    They have felt my wrath. My tire iron and size 12 boot are swift and unrelenting on that seemingly unbreakable plastic window on the front of the newspaper machine. Though it does not break, it does break loose from it's mounting inside and you can then get your newspaper and go merrily on your way.

                    I don't recommend this approach with the lottery machine though.

                    But ultimately, it's your decision.

                    L. O. L.

                    "But ultimately, it's your decision"........ LOL

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                      Posted: August 26, 2011, 5:28 am - IP Logged

                      I have been guilty of "Rage Against the Machine" on a number of occasions. Not lottery machines per se, but newspaper and pop machines and pay phones years ago.

                      Oh yes, woe be to the newspaper machine that takes my money and doesn't give me a paper.

                      They have felt my wrath. My tire iron and size 12 boot are swift and unrelenting on that seemingly unbreakable plastic window on the front of the newspaper machine. Though it does not break, it does break loose from it's mounting inside and you can then get your newspaper and go merrily on your way.

                      I don't recommend this approach with the lottery machine though.

                      But ultimately, it's your decision.

                      Now-A-Days: One needs to look for Surveillance Cameras: Before Taking Such Actions! LOL!

                      A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                        Posted: August 26, 2011, 6:08 am - IP Logged

                        I like that they have installed those machines at Chicago O'hare International airport as I sometimes fly out early or arrive late in the evening but just before drawing closeout, but the lottery station at O'hare often unmanned at those times.  At least now, I can buy QPs for MM and PB.  I am not a fan of pick 3/4 since even though I see people winning money, it isn't significant enough money for the money wagered for me to bother playing.  If I play pick 3/4, I might as well just drive to the nearest casino in Illinois or SE Wisconsin and throw my money to either the slots or table games.  I can accept not winning the MM/PB/state lotto drawing after just wagering a buck, but I would be royally PO'd if I played pick 4 and matched 3 of the numbers and was just off by a digit on the last.  That would suck big time.  Not quite the same as being one off on jackpot games...I expect that.  But tto play $1 in hopes of just winning the maximum prize (pick 3/4 straight), I would not be pleased because that would truly be the classic, "So close yet so far from winning".

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                        The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                          Posted: August 26, 2011, 6:59 am - IP Logged

                          Is it just for scratch offs ?

                           HyperBe Happy.

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                            Posted: August 26, 2011, 10:14 am - IP Logged

                            Is it just for scratch offs ?

                            No, Sully, those have been around for a long time, these new ones are for the numbers games but from what people are saying I don't know if that includes Pick 3 and Pick 4.

                            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.

                              sully16's avatar - sharan
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                              Posted: August 26, 2011, 10:19 am - IP Logged

                              No, Sully, those have been around for a long time, these new ones are for the numbers games but from what people are saying I don't know if that includes Pick 3 and Pick 4.

                              we only have scratch machines here.

                               HyperBe Happy.