I'm from Utah , I'm LDS and I see nothing wrong with the lottery. I
wish Utah had one. A good portion of the money goes to Idaho education which is
a pretty decent thing. I see the lottery as nothing more than a voluntary tax. I
know many lds people who think nothing of investing in high risk stocks ... but
that is not gambling some how??? Go figure. How many lds people fall for these
get rich quick pyramid marketing schemes? But that is ok too somehow. Spending
$20 on the lottery is fun - I probably wouldn't do it more than once just
to say I tried it. The $20 I spend on a movie is no different - entertainment
with the exception of a potential lottery winning ticket. The odds of winning -
TINY but someone is going to win - right? How many former winners thought they
had any chance at all of winning?
Utah needs to wake up, the state may be run by LDS, but the Mormons are not the
majority of the population, even though they like to think they are. A Lottery
in Utah would solve a lot of problems here. So, get out and vote Utah, the
Mormon church should not be dictating their "moral values" for every one else!
I have heard that people in the northern part of the state of Idaho don't seem
to have the right to win the millions in the powerball. When someone did quite
awhile ago they changed all the machines up here.
people who play the lottery arnt dumb and I think the person who wrote that is a
moron! I like to play the lotto and if i dont win who cares it goes to a good
cause. think of it as an exciting way to give to charity.
its okay to buy beer, cigaretts, play machine's in every frigging grocery store
for a 10 cent stuff aninmal made in china, let your kids throw thousands of
dollars away on the middway at lagoon, and nickel arcades, but it is wrong to
buy a lottery ticket in idaho.... Go figure
Statistically speaking, you have a better chance of being struck by lightning,
mauled by a bear, and hit by a train at the same time than you have of hitting
the jackpot on powerball.
That's your choice what you do.But you're off base with your post.
You're doing alot of incorrect assuming.$1.00 for a single ticket,
or maybe you buy say 3 tickets, that's only $3.00... doing this once a week or
maybe only twice a month isn't goint to break anyone I don't think.You just assume the poor who are barely scraping by dump tons of money into
lottery tickets. Maybe they're only buying 1 a week, that's only $4.00.This little amount most likely will go down the drain as you said, but
this tiny investment could turn into a very wise one should you win. It could
have you set for life.How do you know the individual who plays won't
ever be "that one" who wins it all? Eventually somebody wins the millions, the
money doesn't just vanish without somebody getting it.It's harmless
fun for most, so relax. The people aren't dumb.And Lottery money is
beneficial to each state that runs one. It could solve alot of tax/money
problems in Utah if we finally got a lottery.
re:richardExcept I actually get a return on my stocks and 401k.Seriously though, I've lived in other states that have lotteries and a
percentage of all sales go to the state for education along with any unclaimed
prize money. That's a lot of money and the schools were great. We should have
a Utah lottery, at least we'd keep the money in-state.
time for a lottery utah you are losing money every day . the school trust lands
are not selling a better idea is to preserve the land the lottery is a more
dependable steady flow of funds for the school system and before you rave about
gambling take a look at your stocks or your 401k thats gambling.
Heres the problem, if Utah sells lottery tickets they would have to acknowledge
people lds or not are supporting Gambling, Dont you know Utah and Mormons wont
admit to somthing they cant see,(Many times they dont admit to what they can
see) Its like the capital of Rose Colored glasses, So if people in Utah are
driving over the border instead of saying wow thats 5 million that could go to
Utah schools, they will say "OH Im sure their wernt any Utahns in the Malad
Chevron Parking lot People are just saying that" LOL
to: reform utahn, good you've made the change.
The beam is greater then the mote(you vs your fellowmen.) Members
Know it is a sin to play, (agency to choose right or wrong)
Agreed, why can't we have an idiot tax here? I'm sick & tired of paying taxes by
Jeff Foxworthy says you know your a redneck if you buy lottery tickets as your
future retirement plan
Wow, why not just have a lottery in Utah? Instead of Idaho getting our money,
Utah would get our money and maybe we could finally invest in public education.
Just because some of you choose not to participate in the lottery doesn't mean
that others do not enjoy it. And to the "Sign's" comment about poor people
grasping at straws: I personally know 2 poor families who won the lottery and
changed their lives...and only spent a couple of dollars a week to do so. So,
don't call other people dumb because they have different personal beliefs than
We were moving to Utah from Idaho 10 years ago and made the mistake of stopping
in Malad for gas. There was an incredible line coming out of this gas station,
probably about 75 to 100 people, and I couldn't figure out why until someone
told me the Powerball lottery was at $300 million. Every car in the parking lot
was from Utah. Thanks, Utah, for supporting Idaho schools! :-)
When the lottery is over $100 million I buy $5 worth of tickets. I easily get
$5 worth of enjoyment from that. I lived in Utah and drove to Idaho to get
lottery tickets and remember one time the line was like 2 hours long. Its your
Why do Utah taxpayers have to pay in order to impose the legislature's view of
morality on others?
Just another example of the "Do as I say, not as I do" mentality that's
everywhere in Utah.
A sign at the south end of Franklin reads "Welcome to Franklin - Home of the
Utah Lottery"!Seriously though, if I want to flush my money down the
toilet I'll go to a movie and get popcorn. That's a ripoff too but at least
there is some chance for residual value to it.The sad part about the
Idaho Lottery is the hundreds of people, both Utahns and Idahoans who can't
afford the necessities of life still stand in line for their chance to get rich.
What a pathetic existance.In my mind it has nothing to do with LDS
and everything to do with reality and the reality is - If you spend your
precious dollars on lottery tickets YOU WILL LOSE THEM! You won't be that 1 in
ten zillion that gets lucky. For every person you can show me that has won a
million bucks in the lottery I can show you a thousand others who mortgaged the
farm on such a silly investment and lost everything. Dumb, dumb people.We do appreciate your stimulus to the Idaho economy though Utah!
Thanks for your support, everyone.Then, of course, there are also
those trips to Wyoming to buy fireworks....
good job to isee
Purchasing lottery tickets...and cigarettes and bevvies...for utah friends and
others willing to pay a delivery surcharge is a big part of my personal economic
stimulus. People vote with their feet and their wallets.
So how many Utahns have WON the lottery?