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Lotto Fathers Day promotion

Filed under: General — pcObelix @ 3:02 pm Tue 9th September 2014

Sexist or not.

The 2014 lotto promotion for Fathers Day featured 20 prizes…..

The 2014 lotto Mothers Day promotion featured 100 prizes……

I have asked lotto why, but as yet have not received a reply…….


  1. haha nice one! be interested in Lotto’s response

    Comment by Colin — Tue 9th September 2014 @ 3:47 pm

  2. Yes, definitely sexist.
    Gynocentric privilege and male disposability rears it’s ugly head again.

    Comment by Skeptic — Tue 9th September 2014 @ 3:51 pm

  3. There are more women in New Zealand than men.

    There are many custodial women and many absent fathers.

    There are mothers (and probably a lot more than we realise) that make it their business to ensure the children don’t see their father on father’s day and won’t fund the purchase of presents.

    With the custodial rate being so high amongst females it would be expected that grandmothers would encourage mothers day in the absence of the father.

    It is also a girly thing to have a ‘spare mum’ for a variety of reasons.

    I expect the expenditure on mother’s day is significantly higher than father’s day.

    Not a justification, just saying.

    Comment by Downunder — Tue 9th September 2014 @ 6:42 pm

  4. I know for a fact that the mother of my kids actively discourages them from calling me on Fathers Day or sending me a card or whatever, and they don’t! I’ve always thought that this is very damaging to the kids. All their mates are going out to dinner with Dad or whatever while they ignore their dad because they’ve been told he’s no good and doesn’t care about them. This is what happens when a bad mother is allowed to breach Parenting Orders with impunity. I’ve always thought that it would be a good idea if mothers could be denied child support payments if they block the fathers access to their kids for no good reason. The result would be a lot more paternal involvement in the kids lives. Can’t have that though can we.

    Comment by Had_Enough — Tue 9th September 2014 @ 7:15 pm

  5. More lotto prizes @ mother’s day?
    Probably because men are more likely to look kindly on their kids mothers, and buy them a lotto ticket!

    Comment by OMG! You're )*&^()&(90) — Tue 9th September 2014 @ 7:23 pm

  6. Seriously, “Good on you men for keeping an eye on equal rights, equal treatment, equal …., etc and moreso for communicating to Lotto, businesses, the Human Rights Commission, Family and Children’s Commissions, other government departments, Councils, community groups, magazines, newspapers, blogs, TV programs and radio stations, etc, etc, etc.”

    Though not where men need to be yet, I see the work making a difference. Father’s Day 2014, in NZ, was the best ever IMO – it was incredible …. and I overheard many people mention how much was on offer.

    As they say, “Keep on keeping on”. 🙂

    Comment by Julie — Tue 9th September 2014 @ 8:32 pm

  7. To all the fathers, – especially those- wishing they could’ve been “Dads”…
    Keep talking about it! as Julie says….

    Seriously, good on you men.

    Comment by dunnuffinwrong — Tue 9th September 2014 @ 10:24 pm

  8. Response received from lotto

    Hi Peter,

    Thank you for your email.

    We run a number of promotions throughout the year, including for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter and Christmas, and they all have varying levels of prizes.

    Thanks again for contacting us and I’d like to wish you the best of luck with your future tickets.

    Best regards,

    Comment by Peter — Wed 10th September 2014 @ 8:24 am

  9. *Response* Polite dismissal

    Comment by Downunder — Wed 10th September 2014 @ 8:44 am

  10. Peter, that’s a shocking, derogatory response.

    Who put their name to that? Full name, please.:)

    Why don’t we each write a letter (send an email) to his/her superior and if the superior does the same, contact their superior and so on. Gosh, imagine how the men working at lotteries must feel? We’d be doing them a big favour, IMO.

    Comment by Julie — Wed 10th September 2014 @ 10:30 am

  11. Isn’t Lotto administered by the department of internal affairs?

    Comment by Downunder — Wed 10th September 2014 @ 11:28 am

  12. The prize should be payment of child support on your behalf – ticket sales would skyrocket.
    But yes what a terrible eff-off-peasant reply from Lotto. I would be interested to know how the value of the prizes compares as well.

    Comment by Daniel — Wed 10th September 2014 @ 2:27 pm

  13. Human rights law is that they must make an effort
    They have
    Is it equal?
    Maybe what they spend their proceeds on is more interesting.

    Mens Rufuges?

    Comment by The man in Absentia — Wed 10th September 2014 @ 6:16 pm

  14. The person who repsonded to my query was:_

    Kirsten Robinson
    Corporate Communications Advisor

    Comment by Peter — Thu 11th September 2014 @ 7:36 am

  15. I have sent her a response….along the lines of not impressed with such an answer to such a sexist difference between the two promotions.

    Comment by Peter — Thu 11th September 2014 @ 7:41 am

  16. That’s the trouble with written communications; you can’t tell whether you are dealing with a person with a genuine disability or an unfortunate personality trait, however being a corporate communications advisor you would think any sexist deviance would have been detected during the interview process.

    It is hardly upholding the dignity of mothers to commercialise their day of respect far beyond that of fathers – in situations like this we should be equally disrespected.

    Obviously, this woman is one of these arrogant feminists who see other women as lesser women, and victims in society, that should be financially compensated – then again this may have been the personal disposition Lotto felt would best represent their organisation.

    Comment by Downunder — Thu 11th September 2014 @ 8:47 am

  17. They were advertising

    Could complain to the TV stations, for bigoted promotions.

    Comment by The man in Absentia — Thu 11th September 2014 @ 5:41 pm

  18. Thanks Peter for sharing the name and position. I’ll be back in the morning to copy and past it in an email.

    Hey Daniel #12,

    The prize should be payment of child support on your behalf – ticket sales would skyrocket.

    Priceless. Funnee as. That would make for an excellent awareness project. Oh, if only.

    Comment by Julie — Thu 11th September 2014 @ 10:40 pm

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