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IL. lottery quietly issuing checks but you cannot cash yet

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Posted: November 9, 2015, 4:54 pm - IP Logged

Get a picture of one of the checks and post it. At least see it with your own eyes so you can validate this is happening.

I Agree!

the [Illinois] state comptroller has said they can't make payouts over $25,000 because the state hasn't approved a budget.

If the comptroller can't make payouts, it makes no sense for them to issue NSF checks.

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    Posted: November 9, 2015, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

    I Agree!

    Something doesn't smell right here...

    would be nice...

    -RC

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      Posted: November 10, 2015, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

      Post dating a check when you know you don't have the funds, is illegal in a number of states.

      How illegal? Once you write a check and even post date it, it doesnt matter Federal banking regs dont recognize IOU's. The lottery is just as culpable as you are I fo writing a hot check. I would ty to cash it and take it to you SA just to bust their chops...a hot lottery check..geesh.

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        Posted: November 10, 2015, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

        I found out that the IL. lottery has issued a few checks to winners last week but they were told not to cash the check till they hear it is ok via a news report, otherwise the check would bounce. The checks issued have a void after 90 days so I would tend to think there will be some sort of deal done within the 90 days to avoid the cost of re-issuing them. the reason i say quietly because the people I know of have walked into the lottery office and been issued checks, I do not know if you would get a yes come on in if you called them on the phone.

        I don't doubt that you're being told this, but how can this possibly be true? If true, it's 10 times worse than winners not being given anything at all. 

        What happens if this issue isn't resolved in the next 90 days? If a winner still has no access to funds won, then nothing has changed. They might as well have received monopoly money. No access to funds means lawsuits will still move forward, so again, what would be the point in doing this?

         If the comptroller knows that a deal is in the works, why not just issue a statement to the winners saying "we promise you that you'll have your funds within the next 90 days". Or why say or do anything at all since they know it will be resolved shortly?

        If someone is actually issuing non-cashable checks to winners, it sounds like there's a scam happening. Especially since these people would have had to have turned in their tickets to someone in order to get these do-not-cash-until-we-announce-it payout checks".

         

        Every aspect of this story is shooting up red flags and setting off alarm bells. I wouldn't turn over my ticket to anyone for an IOU.

        I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

        The odds are about the same.

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          Posted: November 10, 2015, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

          How illegal? Once you write a check and even post date it, it doesnt matter Federal banking regs dont recognize IOU's. The lottery is just as culpable as you are I fo writing a hot check. I would ty to cash it and take it to you SA just to bust their chops...a hot lottery check..geesh.

          Lol huh?

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            rockport
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            Posted: November 10, 2015, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

            Lol huh?

            Unfortunately this Shady and Morally Bankrupted lottery will somehow make Millions and Millions on the Interest from unpaid Prize Money..

            Lotteries are nothing without us.. In my eyes this is a cut and dry case of fraud on the Grand Stage!! 

            People who continue buying in are just as Bad in my book!!    Such BS!!! its Sickening!!!

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              Posted: November 11, 2015, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

              Funny thing is, if des plaines and downtown office is still open. They havent been writing checks. What do these "employees" do all day then?? I remember going to one like 14 years ago, when they were all over the place. I went to the one on 87th and pulaski because i had 5 numbers on lotto and got my measely $1,100 check

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                Posted: November 30, 2015, 1:02 am - IP Logged

                When I went to buy a Pick 3 ticket today I noticed the lottery monitor had a guy on it who had won $811 on Lotto.

                So, over $600, he gets an IOU, and they put him on the monitor.

                Bang Head

                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: November 30, 2015, 11:04 am - IP Logged

                  When I went to buy a Pick 3 ticket today I noticed the lottery monitor had a guy on it who had won $811 on Lotto.

                  So, over $600, he gets an IOU, and they put him on the monitor.

                  Bang Head

                  CONGRATULATIONS!  If we were paying lottery winners this is the amount you would have won! 

                  Thanks for playing, and remember, you too can feel like a winner by playing the Illinois lottery!

                  Twitch

                    I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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                    Posted: November 30, 2015, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

                    CONGRATULATIONS!  If we were paying lottery winners this is the amount you would have won! 

                    Thanks for playing, and remember, you too can feel like a winner by playing the Illinois lottery!

                    Twitch

                    Good one, realtorjim.

                    And don't forget the Illinois lottery motto:

                    Anything is Possible

                    Bang Head

                    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: November 30, 2015, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

                      Are these bozos still writing bad checks?

                      Hold the check until we have money or until you hear it's ok to put it in via NEWS REPORTS??

                      I wonder how many people tried to deposit?

                      They can't be paid if there are no funds...the depositor will get a credit then be assessed a fee

                      when the credit is reversed for NSF!! Banks charge fees for bad deposits...nevermind you thought

                      the money was there, they don't care. 

                      I would be enraged if PA pulled this stunt. I love to play but this would definitely make me stop

                      playing.

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                        Posted: November 30, 2015, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

                        Hey Illinois, remember that money that I owe you for taxes, fines or what ever,  here is a I.O.U.

                         

                        We good, right?

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                          Posted: December 1, 2015, 12:30 pm - IP Logged

                          I found out that the IL. lottery has issued a few checks to winners last week but they were told not to cash the check till they hear it is ok via a news report, otherwise the check would bounce. The checks issued have a void after 90 days so I would tend to think there will be some sort of deal done within the 90 days to avoid the cost of re-issuing them. the reason i say quietly because the people I know of have walked into the lottery office and been issued checks, I do not know if you would get a yes come on in if you called them on the phone.

                          FE:

                          Congrats to the few who got themselves checks, but and WE ALL know there is a "BUT" outthere somewhere>>>>>>>>>>>why not cash the check

                          and let it bounce if be>>>>>>>>>>>>>>then sue state and WIN>>>>>>>>>>>>>OR get together 4A CLA$$-ACTION SUIT against the IL lottery!!!

                          or gofer a RICO against the CROOK'$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

                          Better gitum fast before they go belly up ^BANKRUPPTURE^

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                            Posted: December 2, 2015, 11:23 am - IP Logged

                            Not lottery, but this goes to show how messed up this state is.

                            An article on the news last night stated that the state of Illinois is asking for back pay from released inmates for room and board, not chump change either one case was for $20,000, another for over $400,000.

                            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.