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Wow WA Lotto might shut down due to budget..

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Posted: June 9, 2015, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

I went to the Washington lottery website and they hadn't post a notice, it must be something they are only sharing with players' club members.

And 8 days later and its still not on the Washington lottery website, but don't let that fact get in the way of a discussion.

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    And 8 days later and its still not on the Washington lottery website, but don't let that fact get in the way of a discussion.

    What is there to discuss?  If the state has a rule that says no selling of lottery tickets without an approved state budget in place that pretty much ends the discussion.  Unless their law makers play the lotteries, they don't care either way.

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      Posted: June 10, 2015, 10:32 am - IP Logged

      What are the odds the WA lottery will soon be in trouble for not reaching its projected sales goals?

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        Posted: June 10, 2015, 11:53 am - IP Logged

        And 8 days later and its still not on the Washington lottery website, but don't let that fact get in the way of a discussion.

        That email was sent to me and actually i also started a small thread topic on WA Lottery facebook page and they replied--> 

        Washington's Lottery Hi,  Right now, it's just a possibility, and we're hopeful a government shutdown won't happen.
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          l am willing to bet that if the WA State lottery was tied 100% to funding Education- there would be no debacle over this issue.If the voters signed off on needed funds from the Lottery proceeds going to those kids but was being used elsewhere- the first to feel the sword would be Politicians. Out here in CA- we told that no money from the Lottery goes to fixing potholes or funding any agency but...Education. That's how it should be. Hope that WA gets it's house in order,  and soon.

           

          * my 2 cents. 

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            Posted: June 10, 2015, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

            Hello, valued Washington's Lottery Players' Club member.

            In preparation for the possibility a State budget is not enacted by June 30, 2015, Advance Play will not be available for draws on or after July 1, 2015. The number of advance plays will be reduced starting with Powerball (5/27), Mega Millions (5/29), Lotto (6/8), Hit 5 (6/8), Match 4 (6/21), Daily Keno (6/24) and Daily Game (6/24).

            If a budget is not enacted, Washington's Lottery will suspend operations. During this timeframe, no Lottery tickets will be sold and no winning tickets will be redeemed until further notice. In the event this situation occurs, there will be additional information provided.

            Thanks for your understanding and continued support during this time. If you have any specific questions regarding this potential shutdown, please visit local -snip-

            Time to Vote the Current Politicians Out of Office!

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              Posted: June 10, 2015, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

              Time to Vote the Current Politicians Out of Office!

              Are you sure it's a good idea getting rid of all the Washington State legislators because somebody at the lottery said "it's just a possibility"?

              LOL

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                Posted: June 10, 2015, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

                l am willing to bet that if the WA State lottery was tied 100% to funding Education- there would be no debacle over this issue.If the voters signed off on needed funds from the Lottery proceeds going to those kids but was being used elsewhere- the first to feel the sword would be Politicians. Out here in CA- we told that no money from the Lottery goes to fixing potholes or funding any agency but...Education. That's how it should be. Hope that WA gets it's house in order,  and soon.

                 

                * my 2 cents. 

                Found the history of the Washington Lottery legislation and the lottery fund was redirected to the general fund in 2009 and a portion ($100 million) was directed to the Opportunity Pathways Account in 2010.

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                  Posted: June 10, 2015, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

                  Are you sure it's a good idea getting rid of all the Washington State legislators because somebody at the lottery said "it's just a possibility"?

                  LOL

                  By November folks will know whether or not the State was shutdown by the Politicians July first...

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                    Posted: June 10, 2015, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

                    What is there to discuss?  If the state has a rule that says no selling of lottery tickets without an approved state budget in place that pretty much ends the discussion.  Unless their law makers play the lotteries, they don't care either way.

                    "What is there to discuss?"

                    It looks like there is a "possibility" the Washington Lottery could stop selling tickets and discussion worthy if it happens. But until it happens we could discuss the NBA finals.

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                      Posted: June 10, 2015, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

                      "What is there to discuss?"

                      It looks like there is a "possibility" the Washington Lottery could stop selling tickets and discussion worthy if it happens. But until it happens we could discuss the NBA finals.

                      Why don't you start by telling us what it is like to live thru having the State you live in shutdown by the Politicians?

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                        Posted: June 10, 2015, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

                        By November folks will know whether or not the State was shutdown by the Politicians July first...

                        "It's just a possibility" is not a statement of fact and even if the lottery and all Washington state agencies shut down, let the Washington residence deal with it.

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                          Posted: June 10, 2015, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

                          Why don't you start by telling us what it is like to live thru having the State you live in shutdown by the Politicians?

                          I've never lived in a state that was shutdown by politicians, but Connecticut was shutdown for 54 days and PA for 34 in 1991.

                          "telling us what it is like to live thru having the State you live in shutdown"

                          Like I said I didn't have that experience, but if you lived in Jersey in 2006, you did.

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                            Posted: June 10, 2015, 10:18 pm - IP Logged

                            Found the history of the Washington Lottery legislation and the lottery fund was redirected to the general fund in 2009 and a portion ($100 million) was directed to the Opportunity Pathways Account in 2010.

                            l thought as much Stack. Savvy lottery higher ups know that if there is One surefire way to get people to fork over their Dollars,  it's putting the idea out there that even if you lose a dollar or more; don't feel bad, it's supplemental money for the kids- hey who doesn't want to see kids succeed? Diverting funds from the children is touching the 3rd rail- WA sure seems to have.

                            People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                              Posted: June 10, 2015, 11:45 pm - IP Logged

                              l thought as much Stack. Savvy lottery higher ups know that if there is One surefire way to get people to fork over their Dollars,  it's putting the idea out there that even if you lose a dollar or more; don't feel bad, it's supplemental money for the kids- hey who doesn't want to see kids succeed? Diverting funds from the children is touching the 3rd rail- WA sure seems to have.

                              There are some states that create a scholarship budget based on expected lottery winnings. Some states MM's sales averaged less than $100,000 during the last jackpot run; I wonder how that would affect their scholarships if they had to pay one player $3 million like Virginia did.