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Which will happen first?

Cash (option) for ALL lotto wins [ 7 ]  [50.00%]
Red Sox win World Series [ 7 ]  [50.00%]
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Posted: July 10, 2003, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

I used to like you guys(yankee fans) Just kidding!

GO SOX!!!!!!!!!


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    Posted: July 10, 2003, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

    Any lottery thoughts, Lootch?

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      Posted: July 10, 2003, 3:09 pm - IP Logged

      Hi Cash, lottery thoughts? Don't get me going.About 2 yrs ago I thought I had come up with a system

      (complicated) that worked very well for a month.

      23 wins in the month of August,5 of those straight.

      Nothing even close since.Still trying(just like the sox)

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        Posted: July 10, 2003, 3:14 pm - IP Logged

        sorry I fat fingered the total. Should have been 13 wins,not 23. Still was good to me!!


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          Posted: July 11, 2003, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

          Which finger, Lootch?


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            Posted: July 12, 2003, 8:22 pm - IP Logged

            It took THREE rollovers for the 6/42 to reach $900,000-which of course is paid over 20 years, no cash option.


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              Posted: July 13, 2003, 6:40 am - IP Logged

              Just think.  20 great years of "free money".  You can't beat that idea.  You just have to love this game.

              Don't blow all your winnings in one place - Choose Annuity


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                Posted: July 17, 2003, 2:15 am - IP Logged

                Mass. now has a "HARDLY Davidson" scratch game whose top prize almost certainly is annuity-only.


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                  Posted: July 19, 2003, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

                  Of course, if this were _not_ a lottery website, I could ask: "Which team will win the World Series first- the Boston Red Sox, or the Detroit Tigers?"

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                    Posted: July 21, 2003, 9:04 am - IP Logged

                    I'm from Mass and would like a cash option on these games, though I am not sure I'd take it (See "Hitting the Jackpot of Questions" Washington Post article).  The new treasurer, Tim Cahill, is a big disappointment on doing anything to kick some life into these 2 sluggish games.  Are things so entrenched and unchangable in Massachusetts that they can never be changed? What is going on there? What could be the real reasons they don't have a cash option? 

                    If anyone works for the state or MA lottery and knows anything, please post your theories...

                     

                     

                     

                     

                     


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                      Posted: July 21, 2003, 11:55 am - IP Logged
                      TG:

                      My guess is that the INSURANCE COMPANIES (or whatever sell annuities to the Mass. Lottery) want to keep making money off of players' winnings. If the 6/42, 6/49, and scratch game winners were allowed to choose lump sum, the vast majority would, and the annuity sellers would have fewer chances to make money.

                      As to why Mass. winners of Mega Millions ARE allowed to choose cash, it has to be the fact that Mega Millions is a multi-state game.

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                        Posted: July 21, 2003, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

                        Yeah, that makes sense. When it comes to keeping

                        corrupt practices that ignore the will of

                        customers, the public, and the more advanced

                        practices of other states, MA can't have many

                        rivals. The thing is, I am sure sales and interest

                        in these 2 games is way down. Jackpots build

                        painfully slow and no one cares what they are.

                        They need to do something, and adding a cash

                        option would be so easy.



                        I've had a Megabucks season ticket for 10 years,

                        and last won something besides a free ticket in

                        March 1998 when I won $1500. Cash option or not,

                        I am pretty sick of not winning and the lack of

                        a single change in the game in 10 years. I'll

                        probably drop it when it expires and just keep

                        my Big Game one. Like the Catholic Church and the

                        Red Sox, the MA lottery needs to reach an extreme

                        level of pain before they make any changes.


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                          Posted: July 21, 2003, 12:32 pm - IP Logged
                          TG:

                          Next time you're in NH, play Hot Lotto.

                          Hot Lotto finally is expanding (to North Dakota), so it's going to be around a while.


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                            Posted: July 26, 2003, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

                            While there is no doubt the Mass. Lottery has been very successful, it should NOT be "copied" by new lotteries.


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                              Posted: July 29, 2003, 1:14 am - IP Logged

                              Aren't New Englanders really "Yankees"?