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Texas Lottery Considering Computerized Drawings

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Posted: March 2, 2005, 10:21 am - IP Logged

If one is picking less numbers then what is in the drawing then you would have btter odds of winning right?

Lets say that several numbers do not come up for a longtime.  There are 54 balls and say 10 numbers are "dead" right now.  Well, you would only be choosing out of 44 balls if you are "tracking" the numbers like so many of us do here.  Picking 5 balls (not counting the Bonus ball for games that use it) out of 44 is a lot easier than picking 5 balls out of 54 balls right?  Therefore BETTER odds.  Still high odss, but not as high.

Just like the numbers 2 in one lotto and 9 in the other stated above.  I know there are more numbers then just them right now that are "dead", there's got to be.  Less numbers you have to worry about picking, better chances of winning "something".  If certain numbers are coming up more than usual then play them numbers more.  If certain numbers are dead right now, then play less of them numbers.

And if these computer drawings are not as reliable and "random" then wouldn't a person be able to play on this to "their" (the players not the Lotto's) advantage?

See what I am saying?  or am I missing something? 

We shall see! 

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    Posted: March 3, 2005, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

    Guys I'd say my absolute worse fear would be to have one or both of the big multi-staters to go computerized - imagine that (however unlikely)! Then we'd really have to  start a battle. Perhaps nipping it in the bud (at state levels) is the best assurance against such move.

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      Posted: March 3, 2005, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

      justin....... tennessee uses balls only!.........i do know there has been a trend lately of higher numbers....

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        If it's true that there are "dead numbers" when using random number generators for the draws  ...where does that leave people like myself who often play one favorite set of numbers time and again? 

        I must then ask myself, are one or more of my favorite numbers dead? Would I be better off using "quick-picks" when computers are used to draw number sets?  At least then I'd have a fighting chance by changing numbers often.

        Why oh why don't the lottery boards realize that much of the attraction and excitement of the lottery is through the use of the mixing numbered balls. Don't they see that the relatively small additional cost of replacing the mechanical draw machines is more than covered by the acceptance of this method as fair and random by virtually all lottery participants. Use the random number generators for choosing quick-pick tickets...thats fine. But why play with fire by using computers for "official lottery drawings?"

        Keep the mechanical draw machines! Why change a good thing?

        ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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          Posted: March 3, 2005, 8:12 pm - IP Logged
          Quote: Originally posted by LOTTOMIKE on March 3, 2005


          justin....... tennessee uses balls only!.........i do know there has been a trend lately of higher numbers....



          try about 3 months!! it has been nuts, and before then it was still a little too high

          tonights draw was 634, ending a crazy streak, including the 6, the last 12 digits drawn were HIGH, 12 in a row? 5/10 numbers did not hit in out of 12 drawn?

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            Posted: March 3, 2005, 8:14 pm - IP Logged
            Quote: Originally posted by golotto on March 3, 2005



            If it's true that there are "dead numbers" when using random number generators for the draws  ...where does that leave people like myself who often play one favorite set of numbers time and again? 

            I must then ask myself, are one or more of my favorite numbers dead? Would I be better off using "quick-picks" when computers are used to draw number sets?  At least then I'd have a fighting chance by changing numbers often.

            Why oh why don't the lottery boards realize that much of the attraction and excitement of the lottery is through the use of the mixing numbered balls. Don't they see that the relatively small additional cost of replacing the mechanical draw machines is more than covered by the acceptance of this method as fair and random by virtually all lottery participants. Use the random number generators for choosing quick-pick tickets...thats fine. But why play with fire by using computers for "official lottery drawings?"

            Keep the mechanical draw machines! Why change a good thing?





            Firstly, there are dead numbers.

            SClotto, I, and I am assuming you, were informed via LP on around November 1st that WI switched to computerized drawings, what you probably dont know is when i emailed them complaining about the trend from Nov 1- present, they said actually we went to RNG on August 2nd. I was like WHAT? lol. i worked at a gas station at that time that sold those tickets, i spent $5 a day in state at least, thinking i was getting the real deal. #%$%#

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              Posted: March 5, 2005, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

              i'm hoping they at least inform players if it does happen and give them advance notice....


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                Posted: March 6, 2005, 2:02 pm - IP Logged

                Maybe they will.

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                  Posted: March 17, 2005, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

                  anyone heard any more news on this matter?


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                    Posted: March 22, 2005, 11:53 am - IP Logged

                    Ask Dawn Nettles, www.lottoreport.com

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                      Posted: March 22, 2005, 12:35 pm - IP Logged
                      Quote: Originally posted by LOTTOMIKE on March 17, 2005


                      anyone heard any more news on this matter?


                      There appears to be some opposition to this from some of their counselors, so as soon as they are able to dismiss some of the missgivings and opposition they might or will go ahead with it.

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