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1,000,000 People in favor of a State Lottery in Utah

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Bondi Junction
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Posted: April 8, 2015, 2:18 am - IP Logged

To enact a lottery in Utah, would take an amendment to the Utah Constitution. This can be done Via the legislatively-referred constitutional amendment process:

 

1. An amendment can be proposed in either chamber of the Utah State Legislature.

 

2. A two-thirds vote is necessary in the state legislature to place a proposed amendment before the state's voters.

 

3. Votes on proposed amendments must take place at general elections.

Would you be willing to contact your legislators to let them know you're in favor of a lottery? If we don't tell them, then they assume the status quo, which is that the majority of Utahn's oppose such a proposition. We have to let them know that times have changed and so have the desires of the electorate to have a lottery!

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We all get a lot out of lotteries!

    Bondi Junction
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    Posted: April 8, 2015, 5:46 am - IP Logged

    Utahns can play a state lottery, but not a Utah lottery. They can play my home state lottery, the Massachusetts lottery. The Megabucks Doubler is open to all across the US. Subscriptions can be purchased by phone with a debt card. They will change a few dollars to ship the tickets.  It is a bit of fun and it raises revenue for the state.

    We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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      Posted: April 8, 2015, 10:22 am - IP Logged

      Pretty much an exercise in futility!  Another option may be to collaborate with medical marijuana advocates as a strategy to collect signatures for a citizens initiative.

      Why are you posting multiple similar threads on this topic?

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        Posted: April 8, 2015, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

        To enact a lottery in Utah, would take an amendment to the Utah Constitution. This can be done Via the legislatively-referred constitutional amendment process:

         

        1. An amendment can be proposed in either chamber of the Utah State Legislature.

         

        2. A two-thirds vote is necessary in the state legislature to place a proposed amendment before the state's voters.

         

        3. Votes on proposed amendments must take place at general elections.

        Would you be willing to contact your legislators to let them know you're in favor of a lottery? If we don't tell them, then they assume the status quo, which is that the majority of Utahn's oppose such a proposition. We have to let them know that times have changed and so have the desires of the electorate to have a lottery!

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          Posted: April 8, 2015, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

          Utah will never get a lottery. Some of the silliest people in the world live in Utah. They believe in a religion created by a guy who just wanted to have sex with his neighbor. Once his wife found out he had to come up with a good excuse. Decided if he was going to lie, might as well make it a good one. "Hey honey, god told me it was OK to go down on her. In fact, he told me to do it".

            Bondi Junction
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            Posted: April 8, 2015, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

            Pretty much an exercise in futility!  Another option may be to collaborate with medical marijuana advocates as a strategy to collect signatures for a citizens initiative.

            Why are you posting multiple similar threads on this topic?

            It is crazy that the state is watching as revenue is lost to neighboring states. The perfect is the enemy of the good!

            We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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              Posted: April 8, 2015, 11:43 pm - IP Logged

              myturn,

              What winonedy is telling you is Utah is run by Mormons.

              It's thought that Utah and Hawaii will never get gambling or a lottery, for entirely different reasons.

              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: April 9, 2015, 12:44 am - IP Logged

                Utah will never get a lottery. Some of the silliest people in the world live in Utah. They believe in a religion created by a guy who just wanted to have sex with his neighbor. Once his wife found out he had to come up with a good excuse. Decided if he was going to lie, might as well make it a good one. "Hey honey, god told me it was OK to go down on her. In fact, he told me to do it".

                This is not directly lottery related, but indirectly it is.

                While I myself don't know anything about that, I did find these:

                https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah

                https://www.hcn.org/issues/44.18/how-the-mormon-gop-runs-utah-with-a-collectivist-touch

                  Bondi Junction
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                  Posted: April 15, 2015, 10:51 pm - IP Logged

                  Utahns You Can Play A State Lottery, And You Don't Have To Leave Home!

                   

                  Megabuck Doubler is a $1 wager and is drawn two times a week. Drawings on Wednesdays and Saturday.

                   

                  Tickets can be purchased

                  • By Phone: 1-800-222-8587 (TKTS).

                  1 Year Season Ticket = $100 
                  (104 drawings)

                  You can play from anywhere in the US.

                  You can pay by credit cards , by it is better to play by a debit card, to avoid any charges by card issuers.

                  We all get a lot out of lotteries!