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October 16th, 2015 at 6:58:09 PM permalink
Saw this article:

Article on Yahoo


The state recently announced that it was not paying out any winnings worth more than $600 until its budget crisis is resolved - but it's still running TV ads promoting the lottery.

An attorney representing some of the winners, Tom Zimmerman, has said there is a staggering $288 million in winnings waiting to be paid out.

Zimmerman, their attorney, said: “If any private business would engage in this kind of conduct selling tickets and not paying out the winner. The state would shut them down and indict them for fraud."

AGREED ! ! !
There's emptiness behind their eyes There's dust in all their hearts They just want to steal us all and take us all apart
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October 16th, 2015 at 7:03:04 PM permalink
Once upon a time there was a boxing promoter named Don King. He served time, 2nd degree murder, for stomping an employee to death. But all the bad press I ever read was that he had been a numbers runner in his youth. Back then the illegal numbers game paid 700-1.
The state runs the numbers racket now and it pays 500-1. And advertises on tv.
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October 16th, 2015 at 8:52:22 PM permalink
Yet people keep buying tickets. PT Barnum would be proud.
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