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Illinois lottery website since Northstar took over

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Zeta Reticuli Star System
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Posted: August 27, 2011, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

So far I'm not rral impressed with these guys.

They're not sending out the e-mails with the game results and only updating jackpots on the website, where as prior to them taking over there was a daily posting of where jackpots were hit, how many winners, and what type ticket.

Now the website shows this:

The Prize Payouts Page
is currently down for maintenance and will
be back up shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Not quite "shortly". It's ben up there for awhile.

It seems Northstar is concentrating on things like installing monitors with winners pictures and amounts and re-doing what the tickets look like.

Bang Head

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 28, 2011, 11:24 am - IP Logged

    So far I'm not rral impressed with these guys.

    They're not sending out the e-mails with the game results and only updating jackpots on the website, where as prior to them taking over there was a daily posting of where jackpots were hit, how many winners, and what type ticket.

    Now the website shows this:

    The Prize Payouts Page
    is currently down for maintenance and will
    be back up shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Not quite "shortly". It's ben up there for awhile.

    It seems Northstar is concentrating on things like installing monitors with winners pictures and amounts and re-doing what the tickets look like.

    Bang Head

    Was the IL Lottery privatized or sold to Northstar?

    CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

    A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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      Posted: August 28, 2011, 11:35 am - IP Logged

      Was the IL Lottery privatized or sold to Northstar?

      http://www.lotterypost.com/news/233469

       

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        Posted: August 28, 2011, 12:25 pm - IP Logged

        So far I'm not rral impressed with these guys.

        They're not sending out the e-mails with the game results and only updating jackpots on the website, where as prior to them taking over there was a daily posting of where jackpots were hit, how many winners, and what type ticket.

        Now the website shows this:

        The Prize Payouts Page
        is currently down for maintenance and will
        be back up shortly. Sorry for the inconvenience.

        Not quite "shortly". It's ben up there for awhile.

        It seems Northstar is concentrating on things like installing monitors with winners pictures and amounts and re-doing what the tickets look like.

        Bang Head

        Hey Coin, you have to look at the bright side.

        "They will see there's a new energy, a new excitement, a new dynamic happening, which is really epitomized by a new logo which is much brighter, funner and more approachable," said Northstar CEO Connie Laverty O'Connor."

        So at least you got that new logo that is much brighter, funner and more approachable. Cuz I remember that old logo... Oh man, that thing was so dull and it was hardly any fun at all and I was afraid to approach it.

        That new logo is way "funner"! Wooooo hooooo!


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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          Posted: August 28, 2011, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

          Well there's another new wrinkle where you play the tickets, the monitor now tells you how much was won at that specific store last week, not sure if that includes scratchers but I'm thinking it does....but still no e-mails with the daily results.

          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 28, 2011, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

            I have to agree, since they took over it seems a lot worse. They haven't updated the instant game remaining prizes list since August 16th! And it took them forever to verify winner's information for the first drawing for the first Wheel of Fortune drawing a few weeks back. Yes, their operations were turned over from the state to them. The state still gets their kickback but Northstar takes a huge chunk now too.

            This is what happens in Chicago and Illinois! They are privatizing everything because they are short of money. Sad, very sad.

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              Posted: August 28, 2011, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

              And has anyone else noticed that the number of larger winners on instants have decreased since

              it was privatized?

               

              And also, when our idiot liberal governer Jello increased the state income tax from 3% to 5%, that

              also jacked it up for lottery winnings over $1000.

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                Posted: August 28, 2011, 11:11 pm - IP Logged

                Tonight they posted 6819 on the site for the winning pick 4 and a few minutes later it was 6816.  Anyone else notice that?

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                  Posted: August 29, 2011, 9:30 am - IP Logged

                  Hey Coin, you have to look at the bright side.

                  "They will see there's a new energy, a new excitement, a new dynamic happening, which is really epitomized by a new logo which is much brighter, funner and more approachable," said Northstar CEO Connie Laverty O'Connor."

                  So at least you got that new logo that is much brighter, funner and more approachable. Cuz I remember that old logo... Oh man, that thing was so dull and it was hardly any fun at all and I was afraid to approach it.

                  That new logo is way "funner"! Wooooo hooooo!

                  Is it true that Tennessee's new logo is a picture of an old bat?

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                    Posted: August 29, 2011, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

                    What happened there with the change Pick 4 number? What did they show on tv? That is the number they have to use for the winning number. They can't change it after they picked it!

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                      Posted: August 31, 2011, 10:23 am - IP Logged

                      And has anyone else noticed that the number of larger winners on instants have decreased since

                      it was privatized?

                       

                      And also, when our idiot liberal governer Jello increased the state income tax from 3% to 5%, that

                      also jacked it up for lottery winnings over $1000.

                      They just keep findng ways to take our money, sad.

                      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                      For a lead role in a cage?

                       

                                                                  From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"

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                        Posted: September 2, 2011, 2:42 am - IP Logged

                        These guys make me wonder.

                        They sent out the e-mail for the Little Lotto (IL Pick 5) for Aug 30, but not the 31st or Sep 1st yet.

                        This is on the website for Sep 1 results, I've never seen this before, I bolded below where it says Winning Tickets Were Sold At because it doesn't give a location. Something ain't right with this.

                        Also on the monitors yesterday it was showing Steve and Jo won $15,000 on the Pick 4. They must have hit a straight for $3 worth but now you can't hit a Pick 4 without every player in the state knowing about it?

                        Bang Head

                        Little Lotto Prize Payout


                        WINNING NUMBERS: 13 - 15 - 26 - 32 - 39

                        PLAYERS MATCHING 5 OF 5 NUMBERS
                        INCLUDING SUBSCRIPTION WINNERS 1

                        EACH PLAYER WILL RECEIVE $350,000.00

                        WINNING TICKETS WERE SOLD AT

                        PLAYERS MATCHING 4 OF 5 NUMBERS 111
                        EACH PLAYER WILL RECEIVE $100.00

                        PLAYERS MATCHING 3 OF 5 NUMBERS 3,774
                        EACH PLAYER WILL RECEIVE $10.00

                        PLAYERS MATCHING 2 OF 5 NUMBERS 42,676
                        EACH PLAYER WILL RECEIVE $1.00

                        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: September 2, 2011, 8:30 am - IP Logged

                          Coinstar- I saw that too first thing in the morning ! I am wondering if it was a Subscription by Mail winner?

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                            Posted: September 2, 2011, 10:18 am - IP Logged

                            ILdreamer,

                            Well, prior to this outfit running the show if it was a subscription winner it would say that.

                            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: September 2, 2011, 10:25 am - IP Logged

                              These guys make me wonder.

                              They sent out the e-mail for the Little Lotto (IL Pick 5) for Aug 30, but not the 31st or Sep 1st yet.

                              This is on the website for Sep 1 results, I've never seen this before, I bolded below where it says Winning Tickets Were Sold At because it doesn't give a location. Something ain't right with this.

                              Also on the monitors yesterday it was showing Steve and Jo won $15,000 on the Pick 4. They must have hit a straight for $3 worth but now you can't hit a Pick 4 without every player in the state knowing about it?

                              Bang Head

                              Little Lotto Prize Payout


                              WINNING NUMBERS: 13 - 15 - 26 - 32 - 39

                              PLAYERS MATCHING 5 OF 5 NUMBERS
                              INCLUDING SUBSCRIPTION WINNERS 1

                              EACH PLAYER WILL RECEIVE $350,000.00

                              WINNING TICKETS WERE SOLD AT

                              PLAYERS MATCHING 4 OF 5 NUMBERS 111
                              EACH PLAYER WILL RECEIVE $100.00

                              PLAYERS MATCHING 3 OF 5 NUMBERS 3,774
                              EACH PLAYER WILL RECEIVE $10.00

                              PLAYERS MATCHING 2 OF 5 NUMBERS 42,676
                              EACH PLAYER WILL RECEIVE $1.00

                              I agree, I don't care who won, but I would like to know where it was won, seems like fantasy 5 has many winners from the same areas. Just curious.

                              Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                              For a lead role in a cage?

                               

                                                                          From Pink Floyd's " Wish you were here"