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Reform the lottery

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Posted: February 21, 2014, 9:23 am - IP Logged

I have played the lottery in several states during my travels. (Including Sydney AU)  after comparing rules, payouts, etc to my home state lottery, I am trying to change it. I started a website, but I know I can't post it here. However, if google reform lottery you will find it. I'd love to hear comments posted both here and on my website.

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    Posted: February 21, 2014, 9:27 am - IP Logged

    Thanks will check it out. Good Luck Thumbs Up

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      Posted: February 21, 2014, 9:42 am - IP Logged

      It would be nice if they reformed the lottery. My suggestion is to remove the taxes on it. Only half of every dollar wagered goes into building the jackpot. So the states already have earned their rightful share. The tax on the winnings is just robbery. My 2� Thumbs Up

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        Posted: February 21, 2014, 9:48 am - IP Logged

        I will check it out, better odds, more winners, more lottery players.
        $1 million, may-be get close to $600,000.00..  now you can play more tickets for
        The jackpot.


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          Posted: February 21, 2014, 9:48 am - IP Logged

          I agree, as I posted in my blog, I compared myself to other lottery players that I know.  We drink, we smoke and we gamble. We pay heavily on all the "sin" taxes.  Then to add insult to injury, we pay more taxes when we win.  In AU they don't tax lottery winnings.

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            Posted: February 21, 2014, 9:52 am - IP Logged

            Can you put the link in your post?

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              Posted: February 21, 2014, 11:02 am - IP Logged

              The taxes are outrageous on winnings especially given most folks are small earners who were lucky enough to win a "one time" large sum of money. Not like they won't be paying plenty of taxes on their winnings through their various means of spending it. 

              "Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip, conflict calms down.

              Like adding charcoal to embers or wood to fire, quarrelsome people kindle strife."

              Proverbs 26: 20-21

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                Posted: February 21, 2014, 11:19 am - IP Logged

                Good luck with this, JakeJ002.

                The biggest obstacle is the players - as long as they'll play no matter what such efforts won't get anywhere. When MM went to a 75 number matrix the players should have wised up and boycotted it, but oh no, the opposite happened.

                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: February 21, 2014, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

                  MM and PB aren't the only lottery games available in most states but they are the most popular ones which proves people like their format the most.  Most players say they would like games with smaller matrix and better odds of winning and yet such games aren't as attractive as the ones that are harder to win.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: February 21, 2014, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

                    Even if it was a lot more 2 nd tier winners would be good.  $1 million dollar winners

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                      Posted: February 21, 2014, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

                      Good luck with this, JakeJ002.

                      The biggest obstacle is the players - as long as they'll play no matter what such efforts won't get anywhere. When MM went to a 75 number matrix the players should have wised up and boycotted it, but oh no, the opposite happened.

                      I agree. The only reason a lottery will change their ways is if players stop spending money.

                      If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
                      If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

                      2017: 0% (0 tickets)
                      P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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                        Posted: February 21, 2014, 2:12 pm - IP Logged

                        I agree, as I posted in my blog, I compared myself to other lottery players that I know.  We drink, we smoke and we gamble. We pay heavily on all the "sin" taxes.  Then to add insult to injury, we pay more taxes when we win.  In AU they don't tax lottery winnings.

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                          Posted: February 21, 2014, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

                          Reform the government while your at it..Angry

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                            Posted: February 21, 2014, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

                            Reform the government while your at it..Angry

                            You would think the small people had found ways to organize themselves to fight the bully called government with the emerging of social media. Instead they would rather talk about Miley Cyrus twerking lol
                            Progress is a slow process.

                            That money's gone fo ever