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    Default Should the sale of Lotto be postponed?

    With Lotto only available to those with online accounts, should the sale of such be postponed until everyone has a chance to purchase a ticket.

    All Lotto retailers are currently closed under this Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown.

    Is that fair?

    What percentage of Lotto tickets are sold through retailers?

    What percentage of Lotto tickets are sold online?
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    Default Re: Should the sale of Lotto be postponed?

    What are you suggesting Zippity, that someone dumb enough to spend a fortune on lotto tickets in a retail shop is too dumb to go on line to do so

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    Default Re: Should the sale of Lotto be postponed?

    Fair?? Who doesn't have access to the net these days, bugger all people. And gambling isn't exactly and essential service anyway.
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    Default Re: Should the sale of Lotto be postponed?

    Boo Hoo. Life's not fair.

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    Default Re: Should the sale of Lotto be postponed?

    3 down and still not a reasonable answer.

    I should have known better than to post it here
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    Default Re: Should the sale of Lotto be postponed?

    It's easy to setup an online account. I did for last year's lockdown.
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    Default Re: Should the sale of Lotto be postponed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    3 down and still not a reasonable answer.

    I should have known better than to post it here
    So no reasonable answers ?? Does that actually mean no one agrees with your Question. ?

    If People want to play Lotto they will find a way.

    The biggest differance is On line you have to provide your details before purchases, where as in a shop you only have to provide payment (of some description).

    BUT When buying anything on line you need to enter personal details, and I think places like The New Zealand Lotteries Commission would be a LOT more secure and private than some places.

    Online in one way is better: Have a read- Esp the part Security and Notification https://www.gambling.com/nz/lottery/...-tickets-42900
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    Default Re: Should the sale of Lotto be postponed?

    Sadly, there are a lot of people (mainly the elderly) who cannot or do not have access to online betting.

    They are being discriminated against.

    Lotto NZ don't care a damn about them. They just want to pull in the elusive recreational dollar as fast as they can.

    I would like to see a reply from either Lotto NZ or Lotteries NZ - but they are too gutless to reply.

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    Default Re: Should the sale of Lotto be postponed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    Sadly, there are a lot of people (mainly the elderly) who cannot or do not have access to online betting.
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    I know tons of elderly who have variously: tablets, laptops, PCs, phones, some all of them.

    Even my mum has a tablet, she's 89....not that she gambles.

    As for the stats, go look it up, lotto do publish that info for those that care to go look.
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    Default Re: Should the sale of Lotto be postponed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippity View Post
    - but they are too gutless to reply.
    ...or maybe they're too busy laughing at your 'discrimination' comment.

    What next? You gonna play the mental health card? That's always popular.

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