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Beware Of The Halloween Millions (Millionaire) Raffle!

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Posted: September 23, 2013, 10:16 pm - IP Logged

realtorjim,

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 A minimum of 2 $1,000,000 prizes will be awarded nationally.....

If the Indiana lottery site says 'nationally' wouldn't 'statewide for seven states' be more like it? Since when is seven states 'nationally'........

When I first read that I thought somehow Indiana was selling raffle tickets nationally.

Here is a copy of the exact wording:

*Odds of Halloween Millionaire Raffle are dependent upon the number of raffle tickets sold prior to each drawing. Raffle tickets will be sold in 7 states. A minimum of two (2) $1,000,000 will be awarded nationally. One (1) runner-up prize of $50,000 will be awarded in each participating lottery that does not have a $1,000,000 winner.

Yep, they said nationally.  Welcome to the Hoosier state.  Our lottery website isn't indianalottery.com, using the state followed by 'lottery.com'.  It is hoosierlottery.com.  What does that tell ya'.

Also, pay attention to the wording, or lack there of.  "will be awarded in each participating lottery".  I do think they mean "each participating state". The site has many such errors throughout.  Things spell check can't catch, but an EDITOR should.

Indiana lottery has been privatized by the way, except for direct oversite of agenda.  That might explain a lot. 

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    Posted: September 24, 2013, 12:10 am - IP Logged

    Here is a copy of the exact wording:

    *Odds of Halloween Millionaire Raffle are dependent upon the number of raffle tickets sold prior to each drawing. Raffle tickets will be sold in 7 states. A minimum of two (2) $1,000,000 will be awarded nationally. One (1) runner-up prize of $50,000 will be awarded in each participating lottery that does not have a $1,000,000 winner.

    Yep, they said nationally.  Welcome to the Hoosier state.  Our lottery website isn't indianalottery.com, using the state followed by 'lottery.com'.  It is hoosierlottery.com.  What does that tell ya'.

    Also, pay attention to the wording, or lack there of.  "will be awarded in each participating lottery".  I do think they mean "each participating state". The site has many such errors throughout.  Things spell check can't catch, but an EDITOR should.

    Indiana lottery has been privatized by the way, except for direct oversite of agenda.  That might explain a lot. 

    Maybe we should privatize the house and senate.  Heck, the oval office too.  US Flag

    The wording is so complicated it's difficult to determine what the prize pool will be or the odds. From what I read on the Ohio Lottery site, two $1 million prizes will be awarded after the first $4.6 million in total sales and then additional $1 million prizes will be added for every $2 million in sales thereafter. If they get $14.6 million in ticket sales, there should be seven $1 million prize winners. If one of the states has no $1 million prize winner, a ticket will be selected from that state and that winner will get $50,000.

    The lotteries will get $7.55 million and the players get $7.05 million. There are no secondary prizes unless the state lotteries run individual second chance drawings.

    The participating state lotteries really should explain it better because it's a "win a million or nothing" raffle and probably one state will only have a $50,000 prize winner. The extra $600,000 deducted from the first $4.6 in sales is to cover the possible $50,000 prize to the state lotteries having no $1 million winner. Can you imagine what will happen if one state wins all the $1 million prizes?

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      Posted: September 24, 2013, 12:43 am - IP Logged

      realtorjim,

      Yeah, that wording is confusing indeed.

      I'm familiar with the Hoosier state, worked in Evansville for a couple of years. Good place to live, as they say the biggest little city in the country that nobobody knows where it is.

      This is kind of funny - after Evansville I went to St Louis, along with some other people from Evansville. This was on river boat casinos. In St Louis "hooiser" is slang for something akin to a skid row person or a low life. So, the people from Indiana are telling the St Louis people, "Yeah, I'm a Hoosier" and the St Louis ones are saying, "I can't believe they're telling us they're hoosiers."

      Scared

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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      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 24, 2013, 5:45 am - IP Logged

        The wording is so complicated it's difficult to determine what the prize pool will be or the odds. From what I read on the Ohio Lottery site, two $1 million prizes will be awarded after the first $4.6 million in total sales and then additional $1 million prizes will be added for every $2 million in sales thereafter. If they get $14.6 million in ticket sales, there should be seven $1 million prize winners. If one of the states has no $1 million prize winner, a ticket will be selected from that state and that winner will get $50,000.

        The lotteries will get $7.55 million and the players get $7.05 million. There are no secondary prizes unless the state lotteries run individual second chance drawings.

        The participating state lotteries really should explain it better because it's a "win a million or nothing" raffle and probably one state will only have a $50,000 prize winner. The extra $600,000 deducted from the first $4.6 in sales is to cover the possible $50,000 prize to the state lotteries having no $1 million winner. Can you imagine what will happen if one state wins all the $1 million prizes?

        I don't think Oklahoma sales are doing that wellBang Head  OKLC is not advertising the raffle Mad

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          Posted: September 24, 2013, 5:46 am - IP Logged

          realtorjim,

          Yeah, that wording is confusing indeed.

          I'm familiar with the Hoosier state, worked in Evansville for a couple of years. Good place to live, as they say the biggest little city in the country that nobobody knows where it is.

          This is kind of funny - after Evansville I went to St Louis, along with some other people from Evansville. This was on river boat casinos. In St Louis "hooiser" is slang for something akin to a skid row person or a low life. So, the people from Indiana are telling the St Louis people, "Yeah, I'm a Hoosier" and the St Louis ones are saying, "I can't believe they're telling us they're hoosiers."

          Scared

          That's funny CTGreen laugh

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            Posted: September 30, 2013, 8:44 am - IP Logged

            lllinois has a set # of tickets to be sold for their halloween raffle, if they arent sold by the drawing date - they wait until they are all sold.

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              Posted: September 30, 2013, 10:53 am - IP Logged

              I don't think Oklahoma sales are doing that wellBang Head  OKLC is not advertising the raffle Mad

              I was thinking about making the 45 min drive up there to get a couple, but, I think I'll pass.

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