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Tennessee Lottery threatens to go computerized

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Posted: July 17, 2007, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

the reason they want to do this I guess is, they don't need to have a paid sexpot pointing to the ball machine or even the studio setup and all that and because this way if any of you find some way to systemize the TN lottery they can have the computer keep one step ahead and keep changing their algorithms. I stay away from games like that so it will either backfire or it will mean virtually nobody getting anywhere ahead by playing the TN lottery. Glad it isn't here in nj.    Yet.

Well, that's what they're sold by the vendors, but that tiny amount of money saved becomes a big loss in revenue when offset against all the discontented players. They don't tell the lottery about that part.

 

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    Posted: July 17, 2007, 10:03 pm - IP Logged

    Sent an E-mail to the lottery commission, and hopeing all the Tenn players do the same. It's true it won't do a thing unless you contact every official and tell them it's a bad move. But, if every player there cut their amount they spend by $5.00 it would hit em where it hurts. The players need to have the intestonal fortitude and stick by it if they want to be heard...!

    Good luck Tennessee......!

                                                 

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      Posted: July 17, 2007, 10:43 pm - IP Logged

      Is anybody familiar with the outcome of the immigration bill?

      Call, call, call especially if you play in Tennessee. 

      Call the lottery commisssion often. Everyday, everybody.  They have to have a phone number.

      here you go:

       

      Tennessee Lottery Contact Information
      Player Services: (877) 7TN-PLAY
      Retailer Services: (800) 826-4311

      Mailing Address:
      P.O. Box 23470
      Nashville, TN 37202

      Phoenix Lottery Office
      Plaza Tower Metro Center
      200 Athens Way Suite 200
      Nashville, TN 37228
      (615) 253-6881
       

       

       Those contact us aspx go straight to who knows wherever.  They can't disregard real mail and real voices.

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        So if I'm hearing you right, we should just roll over ?

        I'm glad our founding fathers didn't just let them with power decide.

        That's almost ancient history now in any case.  This isn't 1776.  Why do you think people run for elected office and spend man, many, many times what the job pays to get elected?  They know how much power resides in the position.  How many non-millionaires get elected to office and when they leave they are multi-millionaires?  They easily take and encourage the "protests" of the people because they know they have the power, and therefore the last word.

        It's even worse with the non-elected bureaucrats.  At least with elected officials, there is some accountabililty in that they have to run for election again.  WIth the bureaucrats, they are in their positions until they retire or decide to go elsewhere.  No accountability at all. 

        If protestation makes you feel good, go for it.  Just don't expect it will change what they plan to do.

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          Posted: July 18, 2007, 7:16 am - IP Logged

          Well, that's what they're sold by the vendors, but that tiny amount of money saved becomes a big loss in revenue when offset against all the discontented players. They don't tell the lottery about that part.

          I would like to see some figures somewhere about how much revenue is lost when a state goes RNG. It doesn't seem to have affected WI at all since 2004 when they switched.  I don't know of any complaints by our LC that revenue is dropping. If anything, with the price of gasoline so high, what is suffering is the "impulse sales" in the convenience stores...where people would by a drink or a snack, they are cutting back on those before they cut back on their lottery tickets.

          Frankly, I think the majority of players buying their tickets at the convenience store wouldn't be able to tell you if the draws are mechanical or RNG.  They just keep buying their tickets.  We have to remember that people who are registered here on LP are not "typical" lottery players. If what was said in the past (i.e. 70% of winners are qps) holds true, that's because about 70% of players are not interested in all the details of drawings enough to try and determine what numbers will fall....and instead just fork over their money figuring "today will be my lucky day".  Such people wouldn't be interested enough in the whole picture to be a member of LP. My 2 cents worth.

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            Posted: July 18, 2007, 7:36 am - IP Logged

            well..........first the online thing happens where that goes down the drain and now tennessee probably goes computerized.i have never had more bad luck in the past year or so.i spent all of last year fighting the online gaming ban now i'll spend this year fighting this computer draws fiasco.yep i damn near had a heart attack from the dang shock of seeing that rebecca paul would even consider such a double cross.i'm afraid computer draws are the cancer of the lottery......

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              Posted: July 18, 2007, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

              That's almost ancient history now in any case.  This isn't 1776.  Why do you think people run for elected office and spend man, many, many times what the job pays to get elected?  They know how much power resides in the position.  How many non-millionaires get elected to office and when they leave they are multi-millionaires?  They easily take and encourage the "protests" of the people because they know they have the power, and therefore the last word.

              It's even worse with the non-elected bureaucrats.  At least with elected officials, there is some accountabililty in that they have to run for election again.  WIth the bureaucrats, they are in their positions until they retire or decide to go elsewhere.  No accountability at all. 

              If protestation makes you feel good, go for it.  Just don't expect it will change what they plan to do.

              I agree with you about the politicians- especially the career ones !

              I disagree with you about standing up for a belief or a principle. It must be done or else the system wins. You have to stand for something or you will fall for anything, as the song says.....

              Change : That remains to be seen.

               

                                             

                            

               

               

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                I agree with you about the politicians- especially the career ones !

                I disagree with you about standing up for a belief or a principle. It must be done or else the system wins. You have to stand for something or you will fall for anything, as the song says.....

                Change : That remains to be seen.

                I agree with contacting politicians about this but we as players who don't want this to happen can also stop playing which will cause the lottery to see their downfall with a cut in revenue. That would be a good cause for them to change it(lottery) back or get rid of it. I don't think they would get rid of it after seeing all the money they made before.

                1. contact the lottery and let your voice be heard

                2. contact your politician

                3. stop playing or don't play as much

                I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!


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                  Posted: July 19, 2007, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

                  That's a great story Todd. I hope Tennessee doesn't get it computerized in all games. I want all games to be fair (ball drawn).

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                    Posted: July 19, 2007, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

                    That's a great story Todd. I hope Tennessee doesn't get it computerized in all games. I want all games to be fair (ball drawn).

                    Me too.

                     

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                      Posted: July 20, 2007, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

                      Well, that's what they're sold by the vendors, but that tiny amount of money saved becomes a big loss in revenue when offset against all the discontented players. They don't tell the lottery about that part.

                      DO any of these so called........... VENDoe's (and lobby groups) ?????

                      yes>>>>>> like Ven & Doe (like $$)

                      tell the lottery board that they are REALLY selling..... QPs for...."real cheap"

                      Bedwake-UP lottery player's....ONLY U know WHO.........!!!!!!!

                      is STUPID enough to play >>.."Quick TRIX"

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                        DO any of these so called........... VENDoe's (and lobby groups) ?????

                        yes>>>>>> like Ven & Doe (like $$)

                        tell the lottery board that they are REALLY selling..... QPs for...."real cheap"

                        Bedwake-UP lottery player's....ONLY U know WHO.........!!!!!!!

                        is STUPID enough to play >>.."Quick TRIX"

                        Bye Buy...u-ALL

                        (after I reduce all the darn expence's of slaving over a HOT lottery)

                        time fer lil old me to RETIRE $$$

                        after all the lilo years of working all my lilo fingernail$$$$ to bone!

                        YES^^^^^^I did it my way^^^^^^^????????????????????????

                        GLAD we could work so HARDLY for all you lilo SUCKER'sssssssss

                        "PALM BEACH"

                        HERE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>I CUMMM'$$

                        LOL  (I DESERVE the JACKPOT) kaus I fingered out >> RNG

                        $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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                          Posted: July 21, 2007, 1:23 am - IP Logged

                          For those that sent TN Lottery an email, has anyone heard back from them? I sent them a "nice" email and they sent me an automated message that someone would get back with me but haven't heard...just wondering.

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                            Posted: July 21, 2007, 2:01 am - IP Logged

                            same here.they sent me an automated message and i haven't heard anything either.we probably won't.........

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                              Posted: July 23, 2007, 11:41 pm - IP Logged

                              I watched the lotto 5 drawing tonight and the lady said,"remember the new tennessee lotto drawing start saturday july 28th" so i guess that is the start of the RNG. our emails must have been ignored because the decision was already made. ill also put this in my blog