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Want a ‘Kwikie’? New name for lottery ticket sparks concern in Maine
Yahoo! News ^ | 3/18/13 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 03/19/2013 8:22:50 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Convenience-store owners in Maine are concerned that the state lottery wants to rebrand its scratch-off lottery tickets as "Kwikies."

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The newspaper interviewed a cashier who said he tested the new name by asking customers if they would like a Kwikie.

“I tried that on a couple of women," Tom Borden, a cashier at Fox Brook Variety in Dover-Foxcroft, said. "It didn’t go over very well."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: lottery; napl
Ayuh.
1 posted on 03/19/2013 8:22:50 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

How ‘bout a “wookie”, kinda’ honoring our Royal Hind-ass?


2 posted on 03/19/2013 8:24:04 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Seems appropriate, given that the lottery results in people who are bad at math getting scr*wed.


3 posted on 03/19/2013 8:24:59 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well I go to the store to get bred about once a week.


4 posted on 03/19/2013 8:25:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I dunno,,, I may be ready for a bump first...
hit it !


5 posted on 03/19/2013 8:26:36 AM PDT by ßuddaßudd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Because it’s North of the Mason-Dixon line, they could have called it a “Yankee”


6 posted on 03/19/2013 8:30:22 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"Afternoon Delight" lottery song from the NC lottery.
7 posted on 03/19/2013 8:31:33 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: cripplecreek
Well I go to the store to get bred about once a week.

First bred, then milk?

8 posted on 03/19/2013 8:32:27 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: JRios1968

Only if it was a pull-off.


9 posted on 03/19/2013 8:33:21 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Seems appropriate, given that the lottery results in people who are bad at math getting scr*wed.

The whole lottery concept is fascinating and horrifying at the same time. Perhaps the most ironic thing about lotteries is you can't buy the tickets with a credit card ... 'cause that would be irresponsible.

10 posted on 03/19/2013 8:33:56 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Get a kwikie here and you’ll be scratchin’


11 posted on 03/19/2013 8:35:18 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Get a kwikie here and you’ll be scratchin’

Don't be crabby.

12 posted on 03/19/2013 8:35:57 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Pan_Yan

It’s just another example of magical thinking.


13 posted on 03/19/2013 8:38:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This country has fallen down into the sewer and can’t get up.

As Freud might have said:

“Sometimes a lottery ticket is just a lottery ticket.”


14 posted on 03/19/2013 8:40:07 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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Want a ‘Kwikie’? New name for lottery ticket sparks concern in Maine

Scratch and Stiff?

15 posted on 03/19/2013 8:48:04 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check selects every single word in my post.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Can I get them with an EBT card?


16 posted on 03/19/2013 9:33:19 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Appropriate considering that with lotto odds someone is getting screwed.


17 posted on 03/19/2013 9:37:18 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: JRios1968

No more Yankee my wankie. The Donger need food.


18 posted on 03/19/2013 9:39:24 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Pan_Yan
no...but u can go to the ATM right next to the tickets and get the cash from your EBT card to buy them.....I watch this happen everyday!!!!!!.....Mostly young able-bodied people....it sickens me!
19 posted on 03/19/2013 9:39:28 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Slings and Arrows

how low can we go?


20 posted on 03/19/2013 10:48:27 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Liz; AT7Saluki

Is it called a nooner if purchased around lunchtime?


21 posted on 03/19/2013 1:20:37 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I don't have a problem with this, as long as they don't sell them in these places:


22 posted on 03/19/2013 1:55:09 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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