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Should the Fed Govt allow you to purchase ANY State's Lottery games from within your own State.

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Posted: July 4, 2004, 8:09 am - IP Logged

I think this would keep lotteries in check.

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    Posted: July 4, 2004, 8:11 am - IP Logged

    Dont they already do this at tracks?

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      Posted: July 4, 2004, 8:25 am - IP Logged

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        Posted: July 4, 2004, 10:38 am - IP Logged

        Depends on what you mean by "in check". Possibly it would have the effect of introducing competition between the lotteries and increase payout percentages unless collusion were involved. What effect it would have on the multiple Pick 3 and Pick 4 games involved would remain to be seen. But the main effect it might have is to push the U.S. toward a national lottery.

        Then there's the state tax thing.....

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          Posted: July 4, 2004, 11:04 am - IP Logged

          States probably would not sell other States lottery games unless they made as much as the selling State from them.  That means if the selling States get 50% of sales as profit then another State selling their games would have to increase the price by 50% for their share of the profits and customers would not want to play the extra fees to play out of State games. Beside some States like to control their liability by control how much is bet on different combinations and that would be harder to control if other States were involved.  And if the Federal government gets involved, they are going to want a piece of the pie also and that's another 50% added, so the actual price to play the games could double.  States don't offer these games as a service, they are a business to make money for the states.

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            Posted: July 4, 2004, 11:26 am - IP Logged

            I don't think this could happen because it would be deemed unconstitutional for the fed gov't to make states sell other states tickets. There is nothing in the constitution about lotteries so the operation of lotteries would have to be left up to the states and the feds would have to keep their hands off of state lotteries and that is they way it should be. If the feds what to get into running lotteries a national lottery would have to be created.

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              Posted: July 4, 2004, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

                Yeah, I don't think that one state should sell another state's lottery.  There's too many complexities involved.

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                Posted: July 4, 2004, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

                The only reason I would want the federal government involved is if they were going to create a national lottery for the nation.  I would be happy if I could play both the mega millions and the powerball in my state so I would not have to pay extra to buy them online. 

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                  Posted: July 4, 2004, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

                   

                    yes  yes  !

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                    Posted: July 4, 2004, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

                    i voted no because if one could purchase lottery tickets from another state from their computer, or even their nearest convenience store, it would be the same as forming a national lottery, and that should never occur.

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                      Posted: July 4, 2004, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

                       

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