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Illinois Canít Even Afford to Pay Lottery Winners
http://www.rightwingnews.com ^ | february 26, 2013

Posted on 02/27/2013 9:57:26 AM PST by lowbridge

But I suppose it wouldn’t be entirely true to say that the Illinois lottery doesn’t have problems. After all, Jones has been spending quite a lot of the entity’s money jetting off to far off locations to complain about his job, and even state-run entities in economically illiterate states like Illinois have finite budgets. There’s only so much cash to go around. So after the little globe-trotting spree, it’s no wonder the Illinois lottery is having a little trouble cashing checks to winners. The Illinois Lottery bounced dozens of checks written to winners, many for scratch-off tickets worth $1,000.

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1 posted on 02/27/2013 9:57:32 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge
FIGHT CRIME!..the government hates the competition.

2 posted on 02/27/2013 10:01:47 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: lowbridge

if they aren’t able to pay out to the multi-year lottery winners... then they are guilty of embezzling the original funds


3 posted on 02/27/2013 10:02:18 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

So given these circumstances you would think that most people would just quit buying lottery tickets in that state. Probably those that do continue buying them think it’s just Obama stash money, given that it is Illinois.


4 posted on 02/27/2013 10:08:20 AM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: sten
You mean like Social Security ?

I have two words for any lottery winner of any size. LUMP SUM.

5 posted on 02/27/2013 10:08:20 AM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: lowbridge

Remember, NYC LOST millions running OTB...


6 posted on 02/27/2013 10:21:27 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: lowbridge
Give it back to the mob.

Payouts were higher and were always made.

7 posted on 02/27/2013 10:31:56 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: lowbridge

Wonder how much JJ Junior got?


8 posted on 02/27/2013 10:39:06 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: lowbridge

hussein’s home state is just the trial run of what he has planned for the nation.


9 posted on 02/27/2013 11:00:14 AM PST by bgill
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To: ken5050

OTB had a very large employee base. The state lotteries have grocery stores and newspaper stands taking the place of those employees. Whatever they pay them per ticket is nothing next to what OTB was paying their employees in salaries and perks.


10 posted on 02/27/2013 11:18:40 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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