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31 March 2012 - 5:54pm

Mega Millions (Kansas/Illinois/Maryland check your tickets!)!

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If you live in Kansas, Illinois or Maryland, check your tickets!

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-03-29/megamillions-jackpo...

The number was busy ALL morning and as of 1pm it is STILL busy, lol! I had to check my numbers online.

BTW, I got ONE number, lol. Guess I will have to be happy with my three numbers, 15 dollar, MN Gopher Five win a few days ago. Sad

Mega Million winners are rich, but not THAT rich:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jTI2L1g8oxxMHS8zgX7Ef0...

Did that make you feel any better? Me either.

Mega MIllions: Will lotteries and other online gambling move to the internet?

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/0331/Mega-Millions-Will-lotteries-and-...

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31 March 2012 - 6:00pm
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From the last article above:

"If it's legalized, that would put electronic gambling – the crack cocaine of gambling addiction – on every work desk, [in] every living room, [on] every mobile phone," John Kindt, a professor of business and legal policy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a senior editor of the US International Gambling Report, told Monitor correspondent Husna Haq.

"It's just bad social and economic policy," he said. "It's going to expand the social ills and taxpayer costs of addicted gambling and problem gambling. Desperate states will be getting in new lottery revenues at the expense of creating new addicted gamblers and problem gamblers."

The funny (and stupid!) thing is that people are already gambling online. The states/feds are just not benefiting from it in any way. If people want to do something they will usually figure out a way, right?

Online gambling 101: What the new gambling expansion means for states:

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2012/0301/Online-gambling-101-What...

Quote retrieved from http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/0331/Mega-Millions-Will-lotteries-and-... on March 31, 2012.

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2 April 2012 - 4:45am
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That is an insane amount of money. That article pointing out how rich the winners AREN'T is also a bit sobering!

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2 April 2012 - 3:56pm
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I saw a lady buy like 50 bucks in tickets when I went to the store for some Newcastle. I thought it was absolutely nuts to see how many people were BANKING on winning the lottery.

It is kind of sad, isn't it?

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2 April 2012 - 5:09pm
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I saw a lady buy like 50 bucks in tickets when I went to the store for some Newcastle. I thought it was absolutely nuts to see how many people were BANKING on winning the lottery.

It is kind of sad, isn't it?

Yup. I figure if I can't win with one or two tickets, then at least I didn't invest my rent money counting on winning the lottery. If she could afford it, that's a different story, but I don't know many (these days) who can afford to hand over 50 bucks for tickets when that could buy (almost) a tank of gas.

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