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Posted: December 5, 2012, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

As everyone knows, Illinois now allows Illinois residents to buy PowerBall, Mega Millions, and Lotto tickets online apart from the subscription service. However, the Illinois Lottery administrators are requiring a minimum $5 per game purchase in order to buy online. I find that highly irresponsible and hypocritical. The  Illinois Lottery will do PSAs touting people to play responsibly, and by responsible play, spending a buck on a given game is how I usually play. Only occasionally will I buy $5 or more in tickets for a given game...but I would never do this every time I want to play. So I have decided tmy buy subscription with my account balance and not entertain playing online until Illinois Lottery removes that $5 minimum purchase requirement for each game.

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    Posted: December 5, 2012, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

    As everyone knows, Illinois now allows Illinois residents to buy PowerBall, Mega Millions, and Lotto tickets online apart from the subscription service. However, the Illinois Lottery administrators are requiring a minimum $5 per game purchase in order to buy online. I find that highly irresponsible and hypocritical. The  Illinois Lottery will do PSAs touting people to play responsibly, and by responsible play, spending a buck on a given game is how I usually play. Only occasionally will I buy $5 or more in tickets for a given game...but I would never do this every time I want to play. So I have decided tmy buy subscription with my account balance and not entertain playing online until Illinois Lottery removes that $5 minimum purchase requirement for each game.

    They are preparing Illinois residents for the $5 national premium game. I feel that it will be played daily at $5 per ticket with a $100M starting jackpot.

    What do you think?

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      Posted: December 5, 2012, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

      They are preparing Illinois residents for the $5 national premium game. I feel that it will be played daily at $5 per ticket with a $100M starting jackpot.

      What do you think?

      hahaha Its getting crazy. Now I am paying $3 for powerball with powerplay. A $5 game does not seem like an impossibility.

      I give it maybe 2 years after California joins Powerball in April 2013

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        Posted: December 5, 2012, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

        hahaha Its getting crazy. Now I am paying $3 for powerball with powerplay. A $5 game does not seem like an impossibility.

        I give it maybe 2 years after California joins Powerball in April 2013

        I have decided to play the lottery someday.what do you think about my strategy?lol

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          Posted: December 5, 2012, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

          Ha so be it.... 5$ ? Then yes it should be $100million starting jackpot. Dang. If i want 2 'chances' thats $10 . I ould get 5 'chances' in powerball or 10 'chances in Lotto.

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            Posted: December 5, 2012, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

            I have decided to play the lottery someday.what do you think about my strategy?lol

            lol its a win win strategy. But you must have the resolve of a determined soul to not be tempted.

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              Posted: December 5, 2012, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

              hahaha Its getting crazy. Now I am paying $3 for powerball with powerplay. A $5 game does not seem like an impossibility.

              I give it maybe 2 years after California joins Powerball in April 2013

              You are correct, it will be here next year.I can't imagine anything good about it.lol

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                Posted: December 5, 2012, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

                lol its a win win strategy. But you must have the resolve of a determined soul to not be tempted.

                I have been loughing my my ass off since I decided to play the lottery someday.

                I WILL PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY TO AVOID THE LOTTETY INSANITY. IT IS OKAY TO DREAM.

                It is very sarcastic. lol, lol

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                  Posted: December 5, 2012, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

                  Ha so be it.... 5$ ? Then yes it should be $100million starting jackpot. Dang. If i want 2 'chances' thats $10 . I ould get 5 'chances' in powerball or 10 'chances in Lotto.

                  We do not know how many lines we are going to get for $5 per ticket. It is the mystery out of an ant's mouth. lol

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                    Posted: December 6, 2012, 9:31 am - IP Logged

                    As everyone knows, Illinois now allows Illinois residents to buy PowerBall, Mega Millions, and Lotto tickets online apart from the subscription service. However, the Illinois Lottery administrators are requiring a minimum $5 per game purchase in order to buy online. I find that highly irresponsible and hypocritical. The  Illinois Lottery will do PSAs touting people to play responsibly, and by responsible play, spending a buck on a given game is how I usually play. Only occasionally will I buy $5 or more in tickets for a given game...but I would never do this every time I want to play. So I have decided tmy buy subscription with my account balance and not entertain playing online until Illinois Lottery removes that $5 minimum purchase requirement for each game.

                    I WILL PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY TO AVOID THE LOTTERY INSANITY.IT IS OKAY TO DREAM.

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                      Posted: December 6, 2012, 9:42 am - IP Logged

                      hahaha Its getting crazy. Now I am paying $3 for powerball with powerplay. A $5 game does not seem like an impossibility.

                      I give it maybe 2 years after California joins Powerball in April 2013

                      California will pay MORE for anything, at anytime, for any reason....


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                        Posted: December 6, 2012, 9:44 am - IP Logged

                        As everyone knows, Illinois now allows Illinois residents to buy PowerBall, Mega Millions, and Lotto tickets online apart from the subscription service. However, the Illinois Lottery administrators are requiring a minimum $5 per game purchase in order to buy online. I find that highly irresponsible and hypocritical. The  Illinois Lottery will do PSAs touting people to play responsibly, and by responsible play, spending a buck on a given game is how I usually play. Only occasionally will I buy $5 or more in tickets for a given game...but I would never do this every time I want to play. So I have decided tmy buy subscription with my account balance and not entertain playing online until Illinois Lottery removes that $5 minimum purchase requirement for each game.

                        Electronic charges LOSE money if they are less than $5.

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                          Posted: December 6, 2012, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

                          What about a $5 $100M starting jackpot with 3 lines.. 2 of which are QP or you can get all 3 QP. But you also can mix and match for smaller prizes? kind of like the match 6 in PA there's a simlar one here in Delaware too but it's not as good since the jackpot is smaller but the matrix is also smaller.

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                            Posted: December 6, 2012, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

                            OldSchoolPa,

                            Maybe it's a marketing test and Illinois is the guniea pig for all the lottery states, or an upcoming national lottery.

                            Remember the 'loteria' tickets. That was before Northstar but the tickets were targeting the Hispanics.

                            I'm pretty sure that was a marketing test.

                            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: December 6, 2012, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

                              As everyone knows, Illinois now allows Illinois residents to buy PowerBall, Mega Millions, and Lotto tickets online apart from the subscription service. However, the Illinois Lottery administrators are requiring a minimum $5 per game purchase in order to buy online. I find that highly irresponsible and hypocritical. The  Illinois Lottery will do PSAs touting people to play responsibly, and by responsible play, spending a buck on a given game is how I usually play. Only occasionally will I buy $5 or more in tickets for a given game...but I would never do this every time I want to play. So I have decided tmy buy subscription with my account balance and not entertain playing online until Illinois Lottery removes that $5 minimum purchase requirement for each game.

                              Fortunately you can still get a 50¢ pick3 ticket at a retailer.  I'm surprised the retailers haven't imposed a similar minimum since their 5% commission hardly covers the cost of a clerk for such a small transaction.

                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 
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