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Illinois Can’t Even Afford to Pay Lottery Winners.

A while ago, we told you about how a bush league Illinois bureaucrat – the head of the IL Lottery – was embarking on a tour of the continental United States, exporting Illinois’ unique brand of crazy to other, unwilling states, who not only didn’t listen to his fairy tales about the horrors of privatizing lotteries, they did exactly the opposite of what he said. Because, as it turns out, he was only mad about the lottery thing because he wasn’t part of the private company they hired to run it.

Now, as Illinois faces record low temperatures and record high unemployment, Jones is made his tour international and jetted off to a lottery conference in London, where he was feted alongside corporate CEOs and government officials, attended swanky events at incredible venues like London’s 02 arena, and spoke, presumably, on how not to run a profitable state lottery.



  1. welfare turds

    February 27th, 2013

    Should not be allowed to play or win any lottery.
    If you do come into money. Who must first pay back all government hand outs you have accepted.

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  2. old_oaks

    February 27th, 2013

    I bought a car once and needed to visit the Illinois DMV to transfer, etc. Jesse White’s office specifically. I show up with a title and a pocketful of cash and wait in line and get to the counter. I’m told that I need to pay a $25 tax for purchasing the USED car and it needs to be in the form of a check made out to the Illinois Dept. of Revenue.

    Why not cash?

    Apparently the IDR doesn’t trust Jesse White’s office to collect tax revenue and forward it. So the check goes directly to the IDR and Jesse White’s office can’t skim funds.

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  3. Serious Putty

    February 28th, 2013

    If you don’t play, you can’t lose!

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