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Bondi Junction
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Posted: January 16, 2012, 1:37 am - IP Logged

I was in Spain for Christmas and witnessed the success of the 'El Gordo' lottery. I also participated but did not win, but it was fun. The Spanish Christmas Lottery, known as 'El Gordo' in Spanish (or 'The Fat One'), has the biggest prize pool of any lottery in the world. It is a national lottery game organized every year since 1812. Because of the unique way El Gordo is played (the expensive tickets are broken down into 10 smaller tickets), it can be quite sociable to play the Spanish Christmas Lottery.
 
I think such a lottery would be popular in the US at Christmas time, in addition to the usual lottery games. It would also raise additional revenue. State lotteries should consider introducing such a game, on a national level, for next Christmas. I would like other lottery players to write to their state lottery and recommend that US lotteries introduce a FAT ONE for next Christmas.

We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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    Posted: January 16, 2012, 7:35 am - IP Logged

    I was in Spain for Christmas and witnessed the success of the 'El Gordo' lottery. I also participated but did not win, but it was fun. The Spanish Christmas Lottery, known as 'El Gordo' in Spanish (or 'The Fat One'), has the biggest prize pool of any lottery in the world. It is a national lottery game organized every year since 1812. Because of the unique way El Gordo is played (the expensive tickets are broken down into 10 smaller tickets), it can be quite sociable to play the Spanish Christmas Lottery.
     
    I think such a lottery would be popular in the US at Christmas time, in addition to the usual lottery games. It would also raise additional revenue. State lotteries should consider introducing such a game, on a national level, for next Christmas. I would like other lottery players to write to their state lottery and recommend that US lotteries introduce a FAT ONE for next Christmas.

    I can't remember the last time there were two winning jackpot tickets on either PB or MM so any suggestion I'd have for my lottery would be for more $1 million dollar winners. Many of the Christmas time Raffles generated $10 million with $5 million going to the players. For every $1 million winner (and there were many) $250,000 was deducted for Federal taxes and all the states collected their share of State taxes.

    If we're going to have a "Fat One", let's have one where the lotteries only deduct expenses and have the players share 95% of the sales. Why spend $20 on raffle ticket when the majority of winners get $100 when a $2 Pick 3 box bet gets more than that?

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      Posted: January 16, 2012, 10:41 am - IP Logged

      I can't remember the last time there were two winning jackpot tickets on either PB or MM so any suggestion I'd have for my lottery would be for more $1 million dollar winners. Many of the Christmas time Raffles generated $10 million with $5 million going to the players. For every $1 million winner (and there were many) $250,000 was deducted for Federal taxes and all the states collected their share of State taxes.

      If we're going to have a "Fat One", let's have one where the lotteries only deduct expenses and have the players share 95% of the sales. Why spend $20 on raffle ticket when the majority of winners get $100 when a $2 Pick 3 box bet gets more than that?

      I Agree! That would be a nice annual gesture for the Christmas season.

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        Posted: January 18, 2012, 12:16 am - IP Logged

        I Agree! That would be a nice annual gesture for the Christmas season.

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          Posted: January 18, 2012, 12:34 am - IP Logged

          Something makes me laugh everytime I look at the title of this thread - "Ask for a Fat one!"

          And I don't know why.

            Bondi Junction
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            Posted: January 18, 2012, 9:00 pm - IP Logged
            This is the response I got from the Michigan Lottery. Please write to you lottery and ask for a Fat One.

             

            Dear Player,

            Thank you for the suggestion! 

            Sincerely,

            Lottery PR Department

            We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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              Posted: January 19, 2012, 10:40 am - IP Logged
              This is the response I got from the Michigan Lottery. Please write to you lottery and ask for a Fat One.

               

              Dear Player,

              Thank you for the suggestion! 

              Sincerely,

              Lottery PR Department

              And to think, they pay big money to have this very smart person , who gave such a detailed reply, ( sarcasm )

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              For a lead role in a cage?

               

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                Posted: January 19, 2012, 1:11 pm - IP Logged

                How about having a game where 5 numbers are 1-75 and and 1 number is 1-30....costs  a quarter to play..... but you can only win with 5 correct numbers or the entire jackpot  ???.....just a thought   What?

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                  How about having a game where 5 numbers are 1-75 and and 1 number is 1-30....costs  a quarter to play..... but you can only win with 5 correct numbers or the entire jackpot  ???.....just a thought   What?

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                    Bondi Junction
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                    Posted: January 21, 2012, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

                    El Gordo is a raffle style lottery. We are looking into the legality of having that style lottery in Texas.

                     

                    Thanks for contacting us,

                     

                     

                    This is the reply from Texas. Please email your lottery and as for a fat one!

                    We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                      Posted: January 22, 2012, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

                      How about having a game where 5 numbers are 1-75 and and 1 number is 1-30....costs  a quarter to play..... but you can only win with 5 correct numbers or the entire jackpot  ???.....just a thought   What?

                      A 5/75 game with 30 bonus numbers has 517,781,700 combinations. The odds of matching 5 numbers without the bonus numbers is 17,259,390 to 1. Scratch-offs have already passed the $5 per ticket average and the current trend seems to be $2 a ticket online games. I doubt well ever see a quarter game.

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                        Posted: January 25, 2012, 7:16 pm - IP Logged
                        This is the response I got from the Vermont Lottery.
                         
                         
                        Thank you for contacting us with your idea.  Although we have no plans to participate in this game, we are always open to suggestions on ways to create more player interest and increase revenue for the State of Vermont.
                         
                        We appreciate your comments and thank you again for taking the time to email us.  Player feedback is always welcome and of interest to us at the Vermont Lottery.

                        We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                          Posted: February 1, 2012, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

                          This is the reply I got from the Nebraskans!

                           

                          Thank you for your interest in the Nebraska Lottery. The Nebraska Lottery appreciates the input our players provide regarding our products and services, and we will keep your comments in mind as we continue to improve our product offerings.

                           

                          Again, thank you for contacting us. We appreciate your interest and your business.

                          We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                            Posted: February 4, 2012, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

                            I got the following response from New York!


                            Thank you for suggestion.
                             
                            We have forwarded this to our Public Relations Department.

                            We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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                              Posted: February 4, 2012, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

                              I got the following response from New York!


                              Thank you for suggestion.
                               
                              We have forwarded this to our Public Relations Department.

                              That's the old "Don't call us, we'll call you" response.


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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