LERMONTOV Oct 2009 LOTTERY!!!!!!

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LERMONTOV Oct 2009 LOTTERY!!!!!!

Postby petemes » Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:08 pm

Ok, so you want to come to the Lermontov but dont have the cash? But there is a gambling streak in you..........? HERES YOUR OPPORTUNITY!!!

I have never tried this before and it might fall on its face before it has even been launched. Heres the thing. What I am proposing is a trip lottery to come and spend 4 days diving the Lermontov in Oct this year. its simple. There will be 13 tickets that will be $100 a ticket. Once I have sold all of the tickets I will draw the winner! Its a gamble BUT the odds are stacked in your favour ( 1:13 odds to be exact). Come to the Lermontov for $100!!!! You can of course increase your odds by purchasing MORE than one spot. Just to ensure that you dont think that this will be a rigged lottery I will get a totally impartial party to draw the winner in a public place with witnesses!!!!!! Heres what you do.. Put your name on the list below and post it to this topic. Once I have filled the 13 spots then I will get the money off everyone. once I have the bucks the comp will be drawn. EXCITING HAH!!!! GOOD LUCK!!!

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Re: LERMONTOV Oct 2009 LOTTERY!!!!!!

Postby Jason » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:50 pm

ME, ME, ME - Mr Mesley :!:

You can put me down for the number one spot. :D :D
PM me how you want me to send you the $100 buckeroos.
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Re: LERMONTOV Oct 2009 LOTTERY!!!!!!

Postby NEMES1S » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:30 pm

That sounds like a done deal Pete!!! :D
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Re: LERMONTOV Oct 2009 LOTTERY!!!!!!

Postby ChuckyBob » Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:20 pm

Is this lottery all above board Pete??
IE do you have a licence to run it or are you running it under a society?

Really hate to see you do time for illegal gambling. :oops:

Class 2

* Prizes for one session do not exceed $5000. Potential turnover* in one session does not exceed $25,000
* Must only be run by a society
* The proceeds must be applied to authorised purposes (link to gambling proceeds info)
* Consumer information must be clearly described at the point of sale (e.g. the name of the society, the authorised purposes, the number of tickets, the closing date for entries, the prizes and when and how any draw will be made)
* Does not need a licence
* The gambling activity must follow the relevant game rules.


You may want to check out this.... http://www.dia.govt.nz/diawebsite.nsf/w ... enDocument
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Re: LERMONTOV Oct 2009 LOTTERY!!!!!!

Postby long john » Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:42 pm

Chuckybob is a killjoy! I guess the process is up to interpretation though?.... so how about pitching it instead as that Pete is head of a syndicate who're all putting $100 each into the kitty to fund one of their members to go diving and have decided that the fairest way of finding out who that lucky member is to draw names out of a hat? That's not exactly gambling?
I see your point though...
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Re: LERMONTOV Oct 2009 LOTTERY!!!!!!

Postby ChuckyBob » Sun Sep 27, 2009 12:59 pm

long john wrote:Chuckybob is a killjoy!


Would it have been better for me to remain silent and let Pete carry on with an illegal act? If so I can remove my post.
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Re: LERMONTOV Oct 2009 LOTTERY!!!!!!

Postby DiveDiva » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:10 pm

ChuckyBob wrote:Is this lottery all above board Pete??
IE do you have a licence to run it or are you running it under a society?

Really hate to see you do time for illegal gambling. :oops:



Phew! Thank goodness there are people like you keeping tabs on this kind of thing Greg. We're so lucky you decided to rejoin the forum. What would we do without you, honestly :lol:

I will ask Pete to clarify the competition (prize value, dates of entry etc) and we'll hopefully end up somewhere inside the laws of New Zealand. Otherwise, we'll look at modifying it so that we do.
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Re: LERMONTOV Oct 2009 LOTTERY!!!!!!

Postby petemes » Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:43 pm

Thanks for your concern Greg. I am sure that you have my welfare in mind and I appreciate that. Trip costs $1330 there are 13 spots. Not making any money out of the draw, infact I am losing $30! Just an opportunity for someone to come for $100.
11 spots left!

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Re: LERMONTOV Oct 2009 LOTTERY!!!!!!

Postby ChuckyBob » Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:39 pm

LOL you guys are funny.
I was simply pointing out something that I thought neither of you were aware of. The fact that you are losing money on it has nothing at all to do with the legality of it.
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Re: LERMONTOV Oct 2009 LOTTERY!!!!!!

Postby Andy » Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:11 pm

What are the trip dates, Pete?
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Re: LERMONTOV Oct 2009 LOTTERY!!!!!!

Postby petemes » Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:14 pm

Andy wrote:What are the trip dates, Pete?



Sorry mate, a little slow. dates are 24-27 Oct diving days. Need to be IN wellies 23rd late afternoon. Then get the ferry back from Picton on the 27th to wellington.

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Re: LERMONTOV Oct 2009 LOTTERY!!!!!!

Postby Andy » Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:43 pm

Ah, your trips are always at such bad times for me..... will leave my lotto space open for someone else!
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Re: LERMONTOV Oct 2009 LOTTERY!!!!!!

Postby Jason » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:59 pm

petemes wrote:dates are 24-27 Oct diving days.

Great dates for me and I would so love to get in ahead of my buddy who is diving the Lermie in Nov. He would absolutely sqwark if I SMS'd him from the Sounds regarding where I was. :twisted:
Would I need a drysuit for that month (only to 30 metres) :?:
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Re: LERMONTOV Oct 2009 LOTTERY!!!!!!

Postby petemes » Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:25 am

Oh well, that went down like a wet firework!!!

Thought this would have been a perfect opportunity for someone who couldnt afford the trip to take a bit of a punt!

Oh well.......


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Re: LERMONTOV Oct 2009 LOTTERY!!!!!!

Postby petemes » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:33 am

Well, well well..... what would you know.....Someone ratted me out to the Lotteries commission!! Surprise surprise!!! Man we all had a good giggle about how petty some people can be. The Lotteries guy that phoned me up was a really nice guy and said that he gets phone calls like this all the time. Some neighbor ratting out an old granny raffling off a cake etc etc. Quality!! Sheer quality!!! Anyway you will all be glad to know that noone will be doing any prison time and the world is still a safe place.

I can now notch " Vegas Gambling Crime Lord" onto my list of life achievements............. whats next on the list?????


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