Under the current Gaming Act The Heart Foundation are unable to sell their lottery tickets on line yet I can purchase tickets on line for Lotto both here and overseas. I can place a bet on the races ,major sport events world wide etc .On overseas betting the Government receives no GST and profits from sales and betting does not benefit New Zealanders in any way unless you are a winner of course. For over 21 years now the Heart Foundation has run Lotteries (6 per Year) of which 100 houses have been won in major prizes plus millions in other prizes. All profits go to the benefit of all New Zealanders regardless of race, age gender rich or poor and is used for research,future development and promoting heart disease. By holding these lotteries it is saving you the tax payer millions of dollars per year as the Heart Foundation can be less reliant from the Government in applying for extra funding .The public chances of winning in this lottery far exceeds any other lottery such as Lotto and all profits are invested back into the community for the benefit of every New Zealander.
Fact, Did you know that heart disease is the worlds biggest killer.? In N.Z every year the equivalent of over 330 RUGBY TEAMS die from heart disease. and yet our laws under the current gaming act does not allow you the N.Z public to purchase online Lottery tickets from the Heart Foundation. Lets just stop and think for a minute. Over the equivalent of 330 rugby teams die per year from heart disease, and again I say you and I can"t purchase Heart Foundation Lottery tickets online. Absurb or just plain crazy.? You be the judge and show the Government the laws need to change by supporting this petition. PLEASE I pleed with you PLEASE show your support by signing this petition I am fowarding this petition to the Govt in mid August as they have called for submissions. PLEASE, I, as an individual ask for your support. I can not do it alone but with your support we can change what I think is a ridiculous law and far outdated in this modern world of technology . Finally I am nearly 70 years of age. 20 years ago I experienced major heart problems . Had it not been for all the excellent work that the Heart Foundation had done there is a strong probability I would not be here today. Finally I thank you for supporting this petition after all you may be contributing in helping to save the future lives of the very ones you love. YOU MAY INDEED BE SAVING YOUR OWN LIFE.
Graeme W Percy,