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Do we lottery players have any rights in game changes?

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Posted: February 11, 2013, 9:04 pm - IP Logged

I always wonder if we the lottery players have any rights when it comes to changes in games matrixes. In the last 8 years there has been lots and lots of changes to the lottery games. Those changes are not to increase the odds of winning, as you expect. They are to make it harder to win. The commissioners probably don't even hold a vote on the issue. They push it through, military style, justifying that nobody is forcing anybody to play. Which is true Disapprove Just the other day they announced that Hot Lotto will be harder to win come May 2013. The odds will change from 1:10,939,383 to 1:29,144,841. Isn't that crazy?  Are they doing this because they know no matter what, we will still play? Maybe they are doing this because they know we as individuals are powerless and non of us has been able to successfully organize a boycott yet. They forget there is always a first time.

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    Posted: February 11, 2013, 9:20 pm - IP Logged

    As lottery players and responsible American citizens we all have the right not to play.  I know lotteries have been described as a tax on the ignorant but it's not a tax any of us is obligated to pay.  We speak with our dollars. Patriot

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

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      Posted: February 11, 2013, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

      RJOh you're right. The market system is the best. But I wish it was not so monopolistic.

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        Posted: February 11, 2013, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

        As lottery players and responsible American citizens we all have the right not to play.  I know lotteries have been described as a tax on the ignorant but it's not a tax any of us is obligated to pay.  We speak with our dollars. Patriot

        I Agree!

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          Posted: February 11, 2013, 10:16 pm - IP Logged

          As lottery players and responsible American citizens we all have the right not to play.  I know lotteries have been described as a tax on the ignorant but it's not a tax any of us is obligated to pay.  We speak with our dollars. Patriot

          I Agree!   Yep

           HyperBe Happy.

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            Posted: February 11, 2013, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

            Unfortunately, if more private companies promising bigger profits to the states, take over the lottery games we will most

            likely see a lot more of this.  Frown

            "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

            The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

            Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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              Posted: February 12, 2013, 7:24 am - IP Logged

              yeah we have the right to " suck it up "

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                Posted: February 12, 2013, 8:13 am - IP Logged

                As lottery players and responsible American citizens we all have the right not to play.  I know lotteries have been described as a tax on the ignorant but it's not a tax any of us is obligated to pay.  We speak with our dollars. Patriot

                I Agree!

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                  Posted: February 12, 2013, 8:32 am - IP Logged

                  yeah we have the right to " suck it up "

                  I Agree! Suck it up, and play on my friend. LOL


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                    Posted: February 12, 2013, 8:45 am - IP Logged

                    yeah we have the right to " suck it up "

                    Nothing like a good suck, seems like our national pastime.  Big Grin Santa


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                      Posted: February 12, 2013, 8:48 am - IP Logged

                      Nothing like a good suck, seems like our national pastime.  Big Grin Santa

                      Sucking up seems like the only way to get ahead these days.

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                        Posted: February 12, 2013, 9:19 am - IP Logged

                        As lottery players and responsible American citizens we all have the right not to play.  I know lotteries have been described as a tax on the ignorant but it's not a tax any of us is obligated to pay.  We speak with our dollars. Patriot

                        Thumbs Up

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                          Posted: February 12, 2013, 9:21 am - IP Logged

                          I always wonder if we the lottery players have any rights when it comes to changes in games matrixes. In the last 8 years there has been lots and lots of changes to the lottery games. Those changes are not to increase the odds of winning, as you expect. They are to make it harder to win. The commissioners probably don't even hold a vote on the issue. They push it through, military style, justifying that nobody is forcing anybody to play. Which is true Disapprove Just the other day they announced that Hot Lotto will be harder to win come May 2013. The odds will change from 1:10,939,383 to 1:29,144,841. Isn't that crazy?  Are they doing this because they know no matter what, we will still play? Maybe they are doing this because they know we as individuals are powerless and non of us has been able to successfully organize a boycott yet. They forget there is always a first time.

                          Dang..... they messing with my Hot LottoBang Head this is why Oklahoma needs a state lotto game.

                          I Love Pink & Green 1908

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                            Posted: February 12, 2013, 9:35 am - IP Logged

                            Dang..... they messing with my Hot LottoBang Head this is why Oklahoma needs a state lotto game.

                            Its as if the previous matrix was not hard enough. The last Hot Lotto I will ever buy will be for the month of April, just before the changes kick in.

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                              Posted: February 12, 2013, 9:39 am - IP Logged

                              Its as if the previous matrix was not hard enough. The last Hot Lotto I will ever buy will be for the month of April, just before the changes kick in.

                              maringoman do you know if they are going to raise the jackpot?

                              I Love Pink & Green 1908