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Illinois lottery website since Northstar took over

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: September 2, 2011, 10:29 am - IP Logged

When private industry does a worse job than government you got big problems, LOL.

Gotta wonder if Northstar is a bunch of former government hacks or maybe the Governor's brother-in-law or something.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

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

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    Posted: September 2, 2011, 10:16 pm - IP Logged

    Here's the thing, by not reporting where the winning ticket was sold what's not to say it was a "phantom" jackpot winner, somebody somewhere goes south with the $325,000, and the "new jackpot" is back at the $100,000 start point.

    Tin hat, but........

    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.

      rdgrnr's avatar - walt
      Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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      Posted: September 2, 2011, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

      Here's the thing, by not reporting where the winning ticket was sold what's not to say it was a "phantom" jackpot winner, somebody somewhere goes south with the $325,000, and the "new jackpot" is back at the $100,000 start point.

      Tin hat, but........

      That's not tin hat at all for Illinois.

      To the contrary, that's practically standard operating procedure.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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

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        Posted: September 4, 2011, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

        Yeah, reg. This new regime sure has me wondering.

        Last night both Little Lotto and Lotto got hit for jackpots, but the "Winning tickets weresold at" is still blank for both games. Yet, they are still platering the first names and pictures of people who win on the newmonitors where tickets are played. At least they cut that back to first names and amounts, at first it was first and last name and town. I don't know what the minimum win amount is to get on there but they are showing scratcher and Pick 4 winners.

        So why woukd they disclose people's names, games, and amounts and not the location of the stores selling the winners?

        WINNING NUMBERS: 19 - 25 - 35 - 44 - 48 - 50

        PLAYERS MATCHING 6 OF 6 NUMBERS
        INCLUDING SUBSCRIPTION WINNERS 1

        EACH PLAYER WILL RECEIVE $4,000,000.00

        WINNING TICKETS WERE SOLD AT

        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 5, 2011, 11:30 am - IP Logged

          An e-mail I sent to Northstar:

          A lot of long time players and website visitors find it quite curious that the new monitors show winners first names, pictures, game and amount won, yet the Payouts page on the webite no longer show what store sold the winning ticket, or if the ticket was QP, subscription, or a player's pick (by ommission or QP or subscription.).
           
          Also, what happend to the e-mails with the winners?
           
          Their reply:
           
          Good Day,

          Thank you for your feedback.  We are sorry that you are experiencing issues with the payout information. We are always looking for ways to improve our service and enhance your experience. The information will be updated as soon as possible. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us again with any feedback that you feel will help us to reach this goal.

          Illinois Lottery Player Support

          I think it's been updated once since Aug 16.

          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: September 5, 2011, 10:02 pm - IP Logged

            same with hotline 1-800-252-1775

            high volume of subscribtion callers

            jackpots paid by lottery debit card used at retailers

            must be il lottery y2k2012 What?

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              Posted: September 6, 2011, 12:51 am - IP Logged

              Good point, chipp.

              I never played by subacription and didn'know about lottery debit cards until they put that message on there.

              A few days ago it was saying will be paid by cash until August 21st, then debit cards.

              And darn it, it used to be the voive of Linda Kollmeir with the winning numbers, that's gome too!

              Bang Head

               

              I'm somewhere between not trusting these guys too much and thinking it's just a management team more concerned with promoting themselves and their new little gold mine who don't really care about the players at all.

              I sincerely think quite a few people on this board could do a better job than they are doing.

              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.