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Response for Email sent to NCEL

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Last Edited: January 14, 2009, 5:25 pm

This is a email that I got from the NCEL . I asked them about the Pick 4 as well as the Missing 4 digit!!!

Thank you for sending us your question.

 

The North Carolina Education Lottery plans to have Pick 4 in late spring of this year.

The security and integrity of all of our games are of utmost importance. Many steps are taken to ensure the integrity.  The 4’s has not been removed from the balls.

 

An external auditor is present at every drawing, (Pick 3, Cash 5 & Powerball) and the ball set and draw machine are randomly selected before each drawing in the presence of the auditor. Tests are conducted before and after the live drawing, and the draw team reviews the numbers selected to sure that there are no patterns or sequences of numbers. If repeat numbers are noted, the ball set will be replaced and three additional tests will be conducted. If at anytime during the draw process the external auditor notes anything at all that concerns them, they can call the drawing foul and a new drawing will be conducted with a new ball set and new draw machine.  The ball sets are weighed and checked periodically and there are back-up sets that can replace any ball set that the draw team or auditor has concerns about. Again, the integrity of our games is very important to the NC Education Lottery.

 

Thank you for playing.

 

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Comments

1.
TenajComment by Tenaj - January 14, 2009, 5:48 pm
"Tests are conducted before and after the live drawing, and the draw team reviews the numbers selected to sure that there are no patterns or sequences of numbers. If repeat numbers are noted, the ball set will be replaced and three additional tests will be conducted."

North Carolina might as well be computerized. Thanks for posting this.

2.
trulyblessedComment by trulyblessed - January 14, 2009, 6:34 pm
I agree Tenaj..Basically they are saying if something will work in our favor they will keep pulling balls until it won't!!!! Thanks Pls!!!!
3.
Comment by pamelab - January 15, 2009, 8:06 am
"and the ball set and draw machine are randomly selected before each drawing in the presence of the auditor. Tests are conducted before and after the live drawing, and the draw team reviews the numbers selected to sure that there are no patterns or sequences of numbers. If repeat numbers are noted, the ball set will be replaced and three additional tests will be conducted. If at anytime during the draw process the external auditor notes anything at all that concerns them, they can call the drawing foul and a new drawing will be conducted with a new ball set and new draw machine"

This disturbing to me, maybe it is just me but seem like to me they are ensure no one win, and if you win it will not happen often. Most of us track patterns, I use the graph method, along with due digits and due pairs. I've been suspicious of NCEL for a while now and very seldom play. This is what I thought as odd, roughly speaking NC have around a population of 8 Million or more, and maybe the average amount of people playing is around 3-4 million, or as little as 2 million. How is it that on most days the draws only yield an average of 800-1000 winners, not paying out more than maybe 25,000 to 80,000. This is just my rough estimations when periodically checking the details of winning numbers. Studying this fact alone made me skeptical of playing, now with your letter from the NCEL, I am very skeptical.
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a$VeryLuckyManComment by a$VeryLuckyMan - January 15, 2009, 10:22 am
And a certain digit not coming up for 89 draws is not abnormal????? WTH??

How about a lack of sequence or #'s is that checked?

I am going to check with a mathamatition and see what the odds of a digit not showing up for 90 draws is.

Get back with ya later.

5.
Comment by pamelab - January 15, 2009, 10:39 pm
I keep the stats on each digit in each position for NC and VA, sometimes a digit in its position will be overdue for over 30,40, and 50 draws. I think right now I am watch several digits in VA that is over I think 50 draws overdue. However I had not noticed in NC the 4 digit not drawn, if I am understanding the post correctly. The only thing is on my spreadsheet I really dont maintain a history, once the digit is drawn, its back to zero. I do have a column that maintains the average amount of times the digit is drawn which is about the same in letting you know how often. I just dont have any confidence in NC numbers game any more.

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