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Minimum age to purchase lottery tickets

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How old should you be to buy a ticket?

16 or 17 [ 1 ]  [3.03%]
18 [ 25 ]  [75.76%]
19 [ 1 ]  [3.03%]
20 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
21 [ 6 ]  [18.18%]
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Posted: July 16, 2003, 11:17 am - IP Logged

http://home.earthlink.net/~mmales/Harpers.txt I don't know about teenagers being worse. This is a good place to go.


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    Posted: July 16, 2003, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

    I said in some cases not all, I know Adults are at a higher percentage of misconduct because we have more FREEDOMS as Adults.But 18 and up is the legal age for Adult activities and that's the way it should be because those same teenagers will contribute to those figures from that website in the future as Adults.

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      But the lottery should'nt be considered an adlut privelege. It's not like a casino where hard liquor is flowing like Niagara Falls (and that is unhealthy, for anybody, but that's another subject entirely). It's a cheap and harmless game.

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        Posted: July 16, 2003, 5:01 pm - IP Logged

        A game that should be played by adults,if a 17 yr old won 10 million dollars they'd GO CRAZY with it just like an 18 yr old would.Gambling is an Adult activity that's why the lottery has an age restriction because it's gambling, it doesn't matter if it isn't in a Casino

        Bingo is gambling also but I don't know if it has age restrictions but they probably do.Gambling should not be

        done by teenagers it doesn't look good on there already tarnished character.No matter who complains or is against it the Lottery Commision or State Laws will never change it.They changed the drinking age from

        18 to 21 back in 1986 and I was affected by it because I couldn't enter any clubs or buy alcohol anymore.So it wouldn't be fair if they reduced the age for gambling from 18 to 17.

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          Well, keeping age resctrictions isn't fair either. It's not good for you to think people of certain age should'nt do things just because you could'nt do them at that time in you life. If that was the case, the voting age would never have been lowered. Women and minorities would still be oppressed. And that's not good. It's time for the gov't to change their Hitler-like regulations on youth.

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            Posted: July 16, 2003, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

            Well you may have a point but I hate to say this but Age-Restrictions concerning teenagers isn't HIGH on the List of Priorities as far as the President or the local Government is concerned.If your really that concerned about it then write your Congressman and I'm quite sure he will tell you the same thing it's not an important enough issue compared to the Unemployment situation,War

            in Baghdad,Aids,Drugs in America and People without Health Coverage.I understand where your coming from I use to feel that way for a short while as a teenager but I got use to it.But when you consider the many important issues in this country that are ignored or pushed aside I really don't see the Age restrictions for teenagers getting any attention.Even if all the Teens in the USA signed a petition it wouldn't do any good because Parents would protest and those teens would have to be 18 to make any waves in the Political Arena.And 18 yr olds aren't going to petition for something they can already do as legal adults so that leaves the under 18 crowd with out a voice for anyone to

            hear.Anyway I'm going to end this discussion seeing as how I can't or wouldn't consider doing anything about it

            like I said if it bothers you that much talk to someone in a Political position and see what they say.

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