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Bankrupt Illinois stops paying lottery winners

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posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 11:34 PM
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Another example of glaring government failure.

This time it's Illinois.

Apparently some State Lottery winners are not getting paid because the Illinois State Legislature has failed to pass a budget.

Winners of $25,000 or more must get paid from the State Comptroller, not the usual vendors or claim centers.

These high ticket "winners" have been issued IOUs instead.

NUTz

It must the curse of the Leprechauns.

Bankrupt Illinois stops paying lottery winners


After years of struggling financially, Susan Rick thought things were looking up when her boyfriend won $250,000 from the Illinois Lottery last month. She could stop working seven days a week, maybe fix up the house and take a trip to Minnesota to visit her daughter.

But because Illinois lawmakers have not passed a budget, she and her boyfriend, Danny Chasteen, got an IOU from the lottery instead.

“For the first time, we were finally gonna get a break,” said Rick, who lives in Oglesby. “And now the Illinois Lottery has kind of messed everything up.”






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posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 11:37 PM
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Illinois has a big problem in that they have that liberal cesspool of Chicago controlling their politics and thus creating a situation where they are running out of cash. There are a lot of good people in Illinois...lots of farmers and rural areas, but when you are the state that created that bum Obama what would you expect?


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posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 11:38 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Wow IOU my ASS.. If i lose can I just owe them? WTF? gambling is gambling if you take my bet and lose you have to effin pay..


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posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 11:42 PM
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Sounds like my luck!

They should send some strapping lads up there to either collect or kneecap... One or the other.

You know... Like they do when you owe back taxes. They collect or you camp outside when they take your house.

As usual, different rules for different players.



posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 11:52 PM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe
Here I am reading the OP and thinking that if it was anyone else they're be knee capped for welching on a gambling debt. I scroll down and see you were thinking the same thing lol.



posted on Aug, 29 2015 @ 11:53 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

And this lottery was supposed to prop up failing programs that
made a difference too. Looks like the only things that are getting
propped up are hoses hooked into the lottery off-camera.

rant/
With the exception of 5 months right after I was married I spent
my whole life here--- trying to escape. /rant --- thanks X.

There was one scene from "The Untouchables" DePalma movie
that was the real deal... Frank N. (Drago) was getting frisked
at the court house after that .45 was spotted concealed but
hanging out. There was a business card, hand written by Tony
Cermak (Mayor until he got whacked in '33) that said "Give this
man whatever he wants".

That business card is no longer needed in Illinois.. because this
is the first dirt chunk to launch the Comprehensive Annual
Financial Report. Racketeering and money laundering became
legal in IL in 1946. Everyone else followed soon after.

I don't gamble, the government does it for me with my money.



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 12:02 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
Illinois has a big problem in that they have that liberal cesspool of Chicago controlling their politics and thus creating a situation where they are running out of cash. There are a lot of good people in Illinois...lots of farmers and rural areas, but when you are the state that created that bum Obama what would you expect?


Didn't OBAMA install one of his lieutenants in Illinois? Kind of like the Don, you know like the mob. Oh wait. The goverment is the mob lol. Must be that new too stupid or too big to fail thing, just Rev 2.0

Cheers - Dave
edit on Sun Aug 30 2015 by DontTreadOnMe because: Reaffirming Our Desire For Productive Political Debate (REVISED)



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 12:03 AM
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If I won the lottery, I would get paid. We could do it the easy way or we could do it the hard way.


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posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 12:23 AM
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Illinois is not bankrupt. The problem is they have a government shut down in a fight between the Democratic Legislature and the Republican Governor. The legislature has tax increases in the new budget to make up for shortfalls and Governor refuses to sign it because he wants to some kind of reforms added. So what this is, is simply your typical party politics. With neither side giving a crap about the people. They could have settles this before it got this far but, you know screw common sense.



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 12:41 AM
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originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
Sounds like my luck!

They should send some strapping lads up there to either collect or kneecap... One or the other.

You know... Like they do when you owe back taxes. They collect or you camp outside when they take your house.

As usual, different rules for different players.


Yes, sounds like a perfect opportunity to place liens on state properties.


edit on 30-8-2015 by greencmp because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 01:24 AM
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originally posted by: greencmp

originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
Sounds like my luck!

They should send some strapping lads up there to either collect or kneecap... One or the other.

You know... Like they do when you owe back taxes. They collect or you camp outside when they take your house.

As usual, different rules for different players.


Yes, sounds like a perfect opportunity to place liens on state properties.





Yes, its called a "Negative Pledge" you just got to know where to attach it to do the most good



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 01:27 AM
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originally posted by: SPECULUM

originally posted by: greencmp

originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
Sounds like my luck!

They should send some strapping lads up there to either collect or kneecap... One or the other.

You know... Like they do when you owe back taxes. They collect or you camp outside when they take your house.

As usual, different rules for different players.


Yes, sounds like a perfect opportunity to place liens on state properties.


Yes, its called a "Negative Pledge" you just got to know where to attach it to do the most good
A deal is a deal.

edit on 30-8-2015 by skunkape23 because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 02:03 AM
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originally posted by: MrSpad
Illinois is not bankrupt. The problem is they have a government shut down in a fight between the Democratic Legislature and the Republican Governor. The legislature has tax increases in the new budget to make up for shortfalls and Governor refuses to sign it because he wants to some kind of reforms added. So what this is, is simply your typical party politics. With neither side giving a crap about the people. They could have settles this before it got this far but, you know screw common sense.


Is it me reading American politics wrong, or are there a large number of incidents, where Republicans are purposely blocking Democrats with the express purpose to make people thing it's the Democrats fault?



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 02:06 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I find it hilarious that I can equate Illinois to one of my favorite movies.





posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 02:13 AM
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imagine going into the casino and hitting the Caribbean stud jackpot or that 20,000$ spin and they hand you an IOU.

My illegal bookie has never not paid me.



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 02:15 AM
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a reply to: HolgerTheDane2

It goes both ways, but ya that is the gist of it usually/



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 03:19 AM
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a reply to: MrSpad

Politics or not, isn't it illegal to offer prizes that don't exist? By that logic, isn't the governor committing fraud by not releasing funds and therefore open to suits from every lottery player, regardless of whether they won or not? They were ensnared in a fraud trap, after all. I manage that's how it would go down, had the shoe been on the other foot.



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 03:24 AM
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originally posted by: HolgerTheDane2

originally posted by: MrSpad
Illinois is not bankrupt. The problem is they have a government shut down in a fight between the Democratic Legislature and the Republican Governor. The legislature has tax increases in the new budget to make up for shortfalls and Governor refuses to sign it because he wants to some kind of reforms added. So what this is, is simply your typical party politics. With neither side giving a crap about the people. They could have settles this before it got this far but, you know screw common sense.


Is it me reading American politics wrong, or are there a large number of incidents, where Republicans are purposely blocking Democrats with the express purpose to make people thing it's the Democrats fault?



Yup.

Now look at it from the other perspective.



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 03:25 AM
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a reply to: rockintitz



Now look at it from the other perspective.


Politicians are idiots?



posted on Aug, 30 2015 @ 03:33 AM
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originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: rockintitz



Now look at it from the other perspective.


Politicians are idiots?



You got it, man.

Give control or take control.

It all depends on the amount of faith you put on the system.
edit on 30-8-2015 by rockintitz because: (no reason given)



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