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How much revenue have the non-lottery states lost?

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Bondi Junction
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How much revenue have the six states,  Alabama Alaska Hawaii Mississippi Nevada and  Utah, that don't have lotteries lost?
 
 
I have seen many news stories about people crossing state lines to participate in the Powerball Lottery. Is there any data on, how much revenue these states loose to neighboring states?

We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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    Posted: January 13, 2016, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

    $1 going out of state is too much.

    May the balls bounce in your favor!

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      The promise of millions and now more than a billions dollars is prompting folks to buy Powerball tickets. But you can't do that in Mississippi.

      "I don't see any difference I don't see any difference in bingo and the lottery," noted Representative Alyce Clarke-D.

      "Mississippi is in the center of the Bible belt," explained Representative Gary Chism-R. "You know, even though we've got gaming. I think that we've got enough."

      Money talks and video of cars coming from Mississippi into Delta, Louisiana, proved that folks will drive to get a ticket. That video was shown to different lawmakers who then reacted to that much money leaving the state.

      "Sure a lot of suckers ain't it?," said Chism.

      "I saw the line," described Rep. Alex Monsour-R. "I couldn't get off on that exit because there's no way to do it. So, I went a little further down the road."

      "A lot of people dreaming, that's what I see," added Senate President Pro-Tempore Senator Terry Burton-R.

      "We could be taking that same money that were taken to Louisiana and Tennessee and doing something for our children or for our roads," said Rep. Clarke.

      Rep. Alyce Clarke has filed bills for more than a decade to get the lottery in Mississippi. She's never been successful.

      "In states where they use it, they use it for education or they use it for the general fund," she explained.

      Rep. Gary Chism thinks it's a waste of money.

      "All it's going to do is be a sucker bet and it's going to take your money that might've gone for food, might've gone for other things," Chism noted.

      When asked if he bought a ticket or had someone buy one for him, Chism replied, "No, I'm a Baptist. I didn't do either."

      In 1992, the people of Mississippi voted in favor of a constitutional amendment to lift the ban establishing lotteries.

      We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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        The promise of millions and now more than a billions dollars is prompting folks to buy Powerball tickets. But you can't do that in Mississippi.

        "I don't see any difference I don't see any difference in bingo and the lottery," noted Representative Alyce Clarke-D.

        "Mississippi is in the center of the Bible belt," explained Representative Gary Chism-R. "You know, even though we've got gaming. I think that we've got enough."

        Money talks and video of cars coming from Mississippi into Delta, Louisiana, proved that folks will drive to get a ticket. That video was shown to different lawmakers who then reacted to that much money leaving the state.

        "Sure a lot of suckers ain't it?," said Chism.

        "I saw the line," described Rep. Alex Monsour-R. "I couldn't get off on that exit because there's no way to do it. So, I went a little further down the road."

        "A lot of people dreaming, that's what I see," added Senate President Pro-Tempore Senator Terry Burton-R.

        "We could be taking that same money that were taken to Louisiana and Tennessee and doing something for our children or for our roads," said Rep. Clarke.

        Rep. Alyce Clarke has filed bills for more than a decade to get the lottery in Mississippi. She's never been successful.

        "In states where they use it, they use it for education or they use it for the general fund," she explained.

        Rep. Gary Chism thinks it's a waste of money.

        "All it's going to do is be a sucker bet and it's going to take your money that might've gone for food, might've gone for other things," Chism noted.

        When asked if he bought a ticket or had someone buy one for him, Chism replied, "No, I'm a Baptist. I didn't do either."

        In 1992, the people of Mississippi voted in favor of a constitutional amendment to lift the ban establishing lotteries.

        It is called shooting yourself in the foot!

        We all get a lot out of lotteries!

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          Lol.  We heard these same assine arguments here in ga in the early 90's.  Fortunately the ga general assembly pulled his head out of its collective  arse and brought the lottery here. 

          I find the whole argument against the lottery rather amusing.

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            I love the hypocrisy in miss- gaming is a-ok but the lottery is evil. Lol ok. These lawmakers are idiots.  Hope they lose more money with the next big jackpot when their residents cross state lines to buy tickets.  Lol.

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              Posted: January 14, 2016, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

              Of all the states listed the three least likely to get with the lottery would be Nevada (can't put a dent in the gaming industry there unless you want to risk a mob hit... Wait even the mob left Las Vegas so this might fly lol), Utah - ain't gonna happen with all the Mormons.  And Alaska- no one lives there except Sarah palin

              Ok I'll shut the snark off now  lol

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                Posted: January 14, 2016, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

                Each state gets it's percent of sales first then the lower prizes are paid and the remainder goes into the JP.

                The states don't loose when someone from another state wins just the players.  The JP cash is what is left

                over after everyone else is paid.  This is one reason that you have to claim your prize in the state where you

                purchased the ticket.   Lets say that one state sales one million tickets and another state sales ten million.

                Each state get to keep so much of each ticket sold and for this example lets say that they keep $.50 of every

                dollar.  The first state get $500,000,00 and the second gets 5,000,000.00.  If someone hits the JP from the

                first state then that state collects all the JP cash from all other states and pays it.   This is one of the reasons

                that it takes a couple weeks to get your cash, they are waiting for all the other states to send the cash to 

                the winning state.  The only loss the state has to eat is the taxes they could have withheld on a JP hit.

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                  Posted: January 14, 2016, 11:35 pm - IP Logged

                  The state comes first

                  The fed comes second

                  The winners come third

                  Then the state and fed again

                  And everyone else, well they don't even count, they are just Sh*T out of bucks.  Unless you count the fact

                  that you helped someone else become super rich. 

                  RL

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                    Posted: January 14, 2016, 11:41 pm - IP Logged

                    In conclusion the non-lottery states may have lost out but the people have more cash.

                    RL

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                      Posted: January 15, 2016, 6:24 am - IP Logged

                      If you live in one of the states that doesn't have a state lottery, don't forget you can play the Massachusetts lottery by subscription. It is a bit of fun and it is also a way to show you support a state lottery.

                      We all get a lot out of lotteries!