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Jan 13

North Carolina propose lottery ban for welfare recipents

Lottery World LogoShould North Carolina go ahead with the proposal to ban the poorest and most vulnerable from playing the lottery then some individuals will have the right to bear arms but not to buy a lottery ticket!

There are reports that republican representatives of the North Carolina government are considering a ban on people who receive welfare or in bankruptcy from playing the lottery. Retailers will be asked to not to sell them tickets and knowingly selling them will lead to punishment.

The rationale for such a ban is based on the belief that it would be wrong to take money off welfare recipients who are struggling to make ends meet. State House Majority Leader Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam said:

“We’re giving them welfare to help them live, and yet by selling them a ticket, we’re taking away their money that is there to provide them the barest of necessities…the lottery is essentially a scam.”

The right to choose?

Is the lottery a tax on the poor, the uneducated, and the elderly? Are these groups more likely to buy lottery tickets? Many people have the point of view that it is. According to North Carolina Policy Watch the poorest parts of North Carolina spend the most per capita on lottery tickets. Lottery ticket buyers have almost no chance of winning the jackpot, despite this ticket sales have been breaking records.

Protecting vulnerable people is an admirable sentiment but shouldn’t all citizens of the United States of America have the freedom to choose how to spend their money?

Putting store clerks at risk!

This aside, the proposed ban would prove very difficult to enforce and could be damaging to retailers. Players will find a way around it by asking family or friends to play on their behalf. The most worrying consequence of this proposal is the increased risk store clerks will be exposed to. They are the ones who will have to tell a customer they can’t buy a ticket. We don’t support this proposal and believe there are better ways to address the issue. What do you think?

Watch the ABC 11 News Report here…

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by Mike Redfern
Updated January 29th, 2013

31
Jan 13

Powerball Results for Wednesday January 30th 2013

Powerball News

Here are the Powerball Results for Wednesday 30/01/2013. Along with the winning numbers for this draw you can see a full prize breakdown below as well as a draw schedule showing the days of the week that the Powerball draw takes place:

Main Balls: 14 - 16 - 32 - 47 - 52
Powerball: 16

Next Draw: Saturday February 9th 2013
Next Jackpot: $176,000,000

Powerball Prize Breakdown for 1/30/2013

Prize Level Prize Winners
Match 5 plus Powerball $151,000,000 0It's a Rollover!
Match 5 $1,000,000 3
Match 4 plus Powerball $10,000 23
Match 4 $100.00 1,017
Match 3 plus Powerball $100.00 1,470
Match 3 $7.00 50,919
Match 2 plus Powerball $7.00 25,787
Match 1 plus Powerball $4.00 166,307
Match 0 plus Powerball $4.00 337,043
Match 5 (with Power Play) $2,000,000 0
Match 4 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $40,000 3
Match 4 (with Power Play) $200.00 159
Match 3 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $200.00 264
Match 3 (with Power Play) $14.00 8,847
Match 2 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $14.00 4,326
Match 1 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $12.00 28,483
Match 0 plus Powerball (with Power Play) $12.00 57,573

Draw Schedule

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I hope you had good luck in Tonight's Powerball draw!

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by Mike Redfern
Updated January 31st, 2013

30
Jan 13

Lotto Results for Wednesday January 30th 2013

Lotto News

The Lotto Winning Numbers for Wednesday 30th Jan 2013 are below:

Main Balls: 9 – 10 – 24 – 43 – 47 – 48
Bonus Ball: 5

Next Draw: Saturday February 2nd 2013
Next Jackpot: £6,400,000

Lotto Prize Breakdown for 1/30/2013

Prize Level Prize Winners
Match 6 £2,329,071 0It’s a Rollover!
Match 5 plus Bonus £143,327 5
Match 5 £2,574 174
Match 4 £92.00 10,597
Match 3 £10.00 224,172

Draw Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
No No Yes No No Yes No

Good luck for the next Lotto draw and don’t forget to check your tickets after the draw to see if you’re a lottery winner!

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by Mike Redfern
Updated January 30th, 2013

30
Jan 13

Irish Lotto Results for Wednesday January 30th 2013

Irish Lotto News

Here are the Irish Lotto Results for Wednesday 30/01/2013. Along with the winning numbers for this draw you can see a full prize breakdown below as well as a draw schedule showing the days of the week that the Irish Lotto draw takes place:

Main Balls: 3 - 8 - 11 - 23 - 27 - 33
Bonus Ball: 36

Next Draw: Saturday February 2nd 2013
Next Jackpot: €2,000,000

Irish Lotto Prize Breakdown for 1/30/2013

Prize Level Prize Winners
Match 6 €10,613,747 1
Match 5 plus Bonus €25,000 5
Match 5 €740.00 126
Match 4 plus Bonus €92.00 254
Match 4 €33.00 4,357
Match 3 plus Bonus €22.00 4,427
Match 3 €5.00 57,912

Draw Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
No No Yes No No Yes No

I hope you had good luck in Tonight's Irish Lotto draw!

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by Mike Redfern
Updated January 30th, 2013

30
Jan 13

California Dreaming of $151m Powerball Jackpot

Powerball NewsHold on to the dream and the hope! The Golden State is currently one of eight in the United States of America not playing the greatest multi-state lottery in the World – the Powerball.

After no tickets matched the winning numbers from Saturday’s draw the Powerball has rolled over to Wednesday Jan 30, 2013 for a ninth time with a huge $151 million jackpot!

California Dreaming

Californians dreaming of hitting the Powerball jackpot will have to miss out and wait until tickets officially go on sale on April 8 for the drawing on April 10, 2013. In the meantime they will have to rely on getting tickets from across the border in Arizona.

Californians may have missed out on this week’s $151 million Powerball jackpot but they will not have to wait long to join the other 44 states playing it. It’s widely anticipated that if the Powerball rolls over for a tenth time ticket frenzy will spread across the country fuelling an even bigger jackpot and in turn an even bigger ticket frenzy!

Boost for education

It has been reported by Lottery Director Robert T. O’Neill that playing the Powerball in California could produce between $50 million to $100 million education.

by Mike Redfern
Updated March 12th, 2015