|Posted: May 9, 2013, 9:48 am - IP Logged|
I largely only play the online subscription service for Mega Millions and Powerball in Illinois. Ever since the corporation that runs our lottery instituted a $5 minimum online play, I only purchase 1 draw plays whenever my winnings exceed the $5 minimum and the jackpot is over $100 million cash value. I could afford to buy upwards of $2 extra per game (so 2 MM tix and 1 PB ticket), but I would soon land in the poor house if I tried to spend an extra $22 per week playing online. I suggested the lottery make it possible to purchasallays for all jackpot games on a single interface if they must maintain the $5 minimum transaction limit, but so far that suggestion has fallen on deaf ears. So I choose to not play online unless it is with "winnings.
I have an Online horse racing account, but usually only use it for the Triple Crown races. I decide how much I deposit into the account and can bet anything from the minimum bet up to whatever I have in my account. If the mimimum lottery bet is $1, why complicated it by creating a minimum $5 wager?
It's amazing how government can make a simple task so complicated.