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Illinois Halloween Raffle

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Posted: October 4, 2015, 10:26 am - IP Logged

Considering the budget fiasco in Illinois and the non-payment of any prize of $25,000 or more, does it make any sense to buy tickets this time?

This would be a great chance for the players to send a signal to the lottery but far too many of them aren't even aware of what's going on.

What do you say? If you were in Illinois would you buy a raffle ticket for this one?

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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    Posted: October 4, 2015, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

    Considering the budget fiasco in Illinois and the non-payment of any prize of $25,000 or more, does it make any sense to buy tickets this time?

    This would be a great chance for the players to send a signal to the lottery but far too many of them aren't even aware of what's going on.

    What do you say? If you were in Illinois would you buy a raffle ticket for this one?

    Buying tickets from the Illinois Lottery that sells tickets with stated jackpot prizes in the millions but doesn't currently payout @ $25,000.    Thud

    That makes about as much sense as putting Hillary Clinton in as the lead investigator, with her own private e-mail server, looking into the Benghazi debacle.

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      Posted: October 4, 2015, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

      Considering the budget fiasco in Illinois and the non-payment of any prize of $25,000 or more, does it make any sense to buy tickets this time?

      This would be a great chance for the players to send a signal to the lottery but far too many of them aren't even aware of what's going on.

      What do you say? If you were in Illinois would you buy a raffle ticket for this one?

      Nope, Illinois lottery is way to scary, look out Jason Vorhees, you met your match.

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        Posted: October 4, 2015, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

        Buying tickets from the Illinois Lottery that sells tickets with stated jackpot prizes in the millions but doesn't currently payout @ $25,000.    Thud

        That makes about as much sense as putting Hillary Clinton in as the lead investigator, with her own private e-mail server, looking into the Benghazi debacle.

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          Posted: October 4, 2015, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

          Not a chance. Too bad many of the residents there aren't even aware of the financial fiasco. The state of Illinois is doing their best at keeping their debacle away from the news media. It's a shame that not a single reporter has made an attempt at warning the residents who regularly play the lottery.

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            Posted: October 4, 2015, 9:24 pm - IP Logged

            I don't know.

            i imagine most folks thought we'd have a budget by now.

            The longer we go without one the more concerned I get.

            IL lawmakers don't seem to be in any hurry to fix this problem.

            -RC

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              Posted: October 4, 2015, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

              Drenick1,

              What's really sad is that this started July 1st but outside of people in the Illinois government no one knew anything until there were winners of over $25,000.

              Illinois calls their places where you go to collect prizes prize centers. Imagine going thinking you're going to collect and they say, "Congratulations but we can't pay you yet."

              Romancandle,

              I agree totally. That one rep. who said 'how many people are really affected by this, how many winners are their really?' is pretty clueless.

              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: October 5, 2015, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

                Where I buy my tickets, I all ready told them, they can tell their representative  where they can stick their TRICK or TREAT tickets.

                Happy Halloween - Instead of a check, you get an I.O.U.

                Thanks but, No Thanks..............................................

                Usually they will state that the drawing will be held on Halloween night or until all the tickets are sold.  Which may be in January 2016 if they feel Lucky enough.........

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                  Posted: October 5, 2015, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

                  Since the raffles don't happen all that often I was thinking of the uproar it would cause if they paid raffle winners but not draw game and scratcher winners - just so they could sell tickets for the next raffle.

                  Scared

                  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.