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The Lotter cancels sales of Oregon Megabucks

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Posted: February 10, 2016, 11:55 am - IP Logged

I wonder if it's directly connected with the legal questions raised about their online butler service after the Iraqi man won $6.4 m earlier in 2015? Anyone who knows more? 

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    Posted: February 10, 2016, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

    I am in Oregon and I hadn't heard about this. Bought a Megabucks ticket day before yesterday

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      Posted: February 10, 2016, 12:13 pm - IP Logged

      Jackpot is at 6.9m, so I sure hope not

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        Posted: February 10, 2016, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

        You might read my post wrong, I never said Oregon Megabucks was cancelled, I said that The Lotter stopped offering OM on their site.

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          Posted: February 10, 2016, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

          I wonder why people buy tickets through Lotter. The price is high!

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            Posted: February 10, 2016, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

            I buy because I also want to win 1 bil.

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              Posted: February 10, 2016, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

              I cant seem to get the link to work. It keeps leading to an unavailable page

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                Posted: February 10, 2016, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

                If you mean my link, lotterypost changed it, you have to google it yourself if you want to read the article. It's on the lotter site.

                But I also noticed that oregonlotterys own site is down, if you meant that page.

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                  Posted: February 11, 2016, 5:26 am - IP Logged

                  Can anyone check this. I can't access oregon lottery site with my iphone/safari from sweden. Puffin browser works. Can someone try:

                  From U.S with iphone/safari

                  or

                  from a country in Europe with Iphone/safari

                  would be real strange if it is only blocked from sweden

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                    Posted: February 11, 2016, 11:19 am - IP Logged

                    Can anyone check this. I can't access oregon lottery site with my iphone/safari from sweden. Puffin browser works. Can someone try:

                    From U.S with iphone/safari

                    or

                    from a country in Europe with Iphone/safari

                    would be real strange if it is only blocked from sweden

                    I just got to the oregon lottery site from Idaho using firefox.

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                      Posted: February 17, 2016, 5:01 am - IP Logged

                      I contacted my mobile carrier company, they say that it's probably Oregon Lottery that have blocked their site from beeing accessed from Sweden. That might explain why Puffin browser would work beacuse it simulates beeing from US. But why would this company block trafic on their site from other countries? They only have information on their page. 

                      Can someone european try to access oregonlotterydotorg? would be nice to see if someone else are being blocked.

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                        Posted: February 17, 2016, 12:32 pm - IP Logged

                        I contacted my mobile carrier company, they say that it's probably Oregon Lottery that have blocked their site from beeing accessed from Sweden. That might explain why Puffin browser would work beacuse it simulates beeing from US. But why would this company block trafic on their site from other countries? They only have information on their page. 

                        Can someone european try to access oregonlotterydotorg? would be nice to see if someone else are being blocked.

                        Worked for me last time, now its "

                        This webpage is not available

                         

                        ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT"
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                          Posted: February 17, 2016, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

                          I have updated the original post in this thread to include a link to the article.

                           

                          Check the State Lottery Report Card
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                            Posted: February 17, 2016, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

                            Worked for me last time, now its "

                            This webpage is not available

                             

                            ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT"

                            Thanks Maximum, maybe because a cookie was used after your first visit? The message is similar to mine so now we know that Germany is also a country that it also isn't accesible from.

                            And thanks Todd for updating the link to the article.

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                              Posted: February 19, 2016, 4:55 am - IP Logged

                              Just for fun I went through all the official lottery sites in US. It seems that these sites also are blocked from beeing accessed outside of US:

                              Nebraska Lottery

                              Rhode Island Lottery

                              I ask again, similar results from other european users?

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