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Illinois Lottery glitch causes many duplicate Quick Pick tickets

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Goes to show you how much these lotteries are making off us.Here in Tennessee you get nothing back.They really hired them a winner to run it here.

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oh my... a low big government contractor not able to fulfill his promises... shocking!

wait... and this will include the BIG lottery winfall from the MM prize money also?  they are really NOT doing even as well as IL was doing prior to privatization... shocking i tell you... shocking!

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So much for the theory that a private contractor can run the lottery cheaper and more efficient than the state.  If they are spending less it's because they are doing less, staying on top of things take man hours whether it's done by the state or a private contractor.

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In response to maximumfun

No, you're reading it wrong.  Northstar may end up returning less to the state than anticipated, but they will still return more than the year prior to privatization.

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In response to Ruud

Aren't lottery sales and profits increasing for most states, even the ones that aren't privatized?

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In response to RJOh

Yes, but my comment was in reference to another that said that profits would be down post-privatization, which clearly isn't true.

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Oh, boy...here we go. I guess that, once again, I'm the only one that sees something positive in this ordeal as always. Okay, now the last lady that ended up with duplicate tickets, in Virgina I believe it was, ended up winning TWICE ON THOSE TICKETS! I can fully, completely, wholely, accurately, and solidly guarantee that had this individual WON ON THOSE DUPLICATE TICKETS, she wouldn't be complaining at all folks.

Then again, maybe just maybe I'm dead wrong here with my analysis. May she would've told the clerk, after she WON, "Hey, I only purchased this set of numbers one time and I have several sets which are winners!!! "Here, take the rest of these tickets back as I only purched these numbers once, okay." What?

Can people really not see the possibilty of a blessing in true disguise here? I mean, really...come on now. It amazes me how people find all the wrong in something just because it may not have come out "exactly" like they wanted it to. When I first read this article, the lady in Virginia was the absolute first thing which came to my mind.

You can win on the same duplicate numbers as you can lose on either way. Guess I'm just to sensitive with this sort of thing...and I have a niche for findind the good in most anything. I'm cursed with that I suppose. Just my .02.


L.L.




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In response to Lucky Loser

oh I dont mind about the duplicate of tickets.  you win you win.  however, if my goal were totally different numbers so increase my chances (gee seems like this topic is on another thread...) it would behoove me to have different numbers, which leads to the ethical conundrum you mentioned.  if that were my goal and i am planning to complain one way, then i should complain the other as well.  (no really... take my extra 1M back... i only wanted DIFFERENT numbers...)

my 'testiness' is a result of the privateers and their performance (arguably) or lack of same.  wait... isnt privateer another name for pirate?

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In response to maximumfun

Thank you for grasping my point! Gonna complain one way, then complain the other way also...and give the winning tickets back. One must maintain an open mind when playing games like this, you know, because you never know what's gonna happen. I like your being quick on the draw!


L.L.

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In response to Lucky Loser

I usually react the same way when I get duplicate tickets, because I feel that it decreases my chances of winning.

I like your positive view about playing the lottery Lucky. Great post man.

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In response to THRIFTY

Thank you, Thrift'. I really do look for the positive in all things because there is some in every situation believe it or not. It may not be completely evident at that particular time but, it usually materializes somewhere else which will remind one of that previous matter. Hasn't failed me yet...


L.L.

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She don't have to be leary about it in illinois we all need to be leary about it because this is what the lottery office does when they don't want to pay out that is why i say the lottery is set-up

This proves that the lottery is a scam why is it that when the jackpot is huge 1 or 2 people walk away as winners the lottery should set it up that once a year it is a big jackpot like the one in spain

This way their can be mulitple winners and millionaires, however they will probably have most of the winning tickets in ny or california.

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Pretty simple solution here.. Don't buy quick picks.

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what we have to be leary about is that people like you who think the lottery is a scam are allowed to play it. how does this prove that the lottery is a scam. a programming error means that the lottery is a scam. i suppose you don't understand that most of the tickets are purchased in ny or california thus resulting in a preponderence of winners in those states.

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In response to dpoly1

JD Tennessee Honey?

Yeah, I'd give it a shot! (no pun intended)

(Well, actually, the pun was intended, sorry)

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MSN just 4 minutes ago Mass lottery player hit scratch ticket for 1 million and lottery officials claim 2200 tickets were misprint and not paying off. I said it would happen and boy did not take long to prove my point. Casino's have done this now lottery trying and bet they get away with it.

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In response to lucky6025

Did the lottery say how long they have known that there were 2200 misprinted tickets?I smell a BIG lawsuit against the Mass.lottery.

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No non of the articles I have read said when lottery knew about it but they will lie anyway to avoid lawsuit.Do you really think any Government agency will admit to being wrong LOL or making money off us regular people by misleading us ...AS most commented state kept tickets in stores hoping to make more money until the got caught with this, now come out with we tried to get them off the shelves LOL yeah right. Not the first time Mass has been caught doing wrong thing in Lottery cases yet never end up paying or anyone losing jobs or going to Jail.Funny how that works.

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In response to Cletu$2

Todd already posted the article on LP

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In response to maximumfun

Maximumfun,look at the timestamps on my post and Todds story.Todd hadn't posted the story yet when I posted my question.

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In response to Cletu$2

oh my... ANYONE can have clever arguments like... facts and reality... if you are going to base your arguments on that... well then... 

and on a non fluffy-headed response level:  oops.  I'm sorry, I missed that.  I will attempt to pay more attention next time.  Leaving

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In response to maximumfun

Not a problem.Everyone makes mistakes now & again.

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In response to lucky6025

Why would Illinois not pay the jackpot for a duplicate ticket?  The lotteries' TOTAL payout for the jackpot prize is the same whether one ticket wins it or one hundred do.  Assuming only one player has two or more lines of the same numbers on the ticket, he or she would get the same prize amount as he or she would if only one line had the jackpot winning combo.  I could see it getting ugly though if a duplicate ticket won the match 5+0 prize, especially if it was a Megaplier ticket.

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one of those glitched tickets could have won the jackpot but then i doubt it

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