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Tenn. Lottery players complaining over switch from numbered balls

Topic closed. 50 replies. Last post 9 years ago by KyMystikal.

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Chief Bottle Washer
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Posted: August 21, 2007, 12:25 am - IP Logged

Todd, Thanks for changing Tennessee's report card to an F .

Do you have an F+ category ?

They're lucky to get an F.

 

Check the State Lottery Report Card
What grade did your lottery earn?

 

Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
Help eliminate computerized drawings!

    WIN  D's avatar - q05Q0
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    Posted: August 21, 2007, 8:03 am - IP Logged

    "We have had some other inquiries about the lack of double digit winning numbers, so we had our security staff run several random test draws, and double digits were drawn."

    KyMystikal, tell them (politely, of course) to put this in their pipe and smoke it - as of this afternoon (8/16) there have been 36 consecutive computerized pick 4 drawings with no multiple digits (38 total counting the last 2 ball draws on 7/27).  According to my calculations the odds on this happening are approx. 51 1/2 billion to one!

    There are 5040 out of 10000 4-digit combos with no repeats, giving a .5040 chance of 1 drawing with no repeats (IOW, just slightly better than a coin flip).  Raise that to the 36th power and you get 0.00000000001938649565, or 1 chance in  51,582,298,218.11.

     The odds will approximately double with each successive drawing that does not contain a multiple.

     I've heard that Tennessee's a nice place to visit (I've never been there myself), but I sure wouldn't bet my money there.

      Very Good ! These figures noahproblem worked out speak louder than words.  This is the post that should be sent to the Tenn. Newspapers.... or at least the newspapers that don't have the STATE as a customer.

           Perhaps an out of state Newspaper would be more ," understanding" shall we say. It's our duty as folks who know better to follow through for those that are un-aware.  

     

        "The State has an obligation of not only being honest..... but being perceived as honest by the people."

                            Win d 

     

     

    The only real failure .....is the failure to try.                               

                                  Luck is a very rare thing....... Odds not so much. 

                                  Odds never change .....but probability does. 

                                                                                           Win d    

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      Posted: August 21, 2007, 11:51 am - IP Logged

      This is an incredible sequence of numbers!  For both the Pick 3 and Pick 4 to have no doubles for this length of time is impossible, if you look at the odds.  I completely agree that something very wrong is happening here.

      Tennessee lottery players, you have my sympathies.  Your lottery appears to be screwed up. 

      Tennessee Lottery:  What a bright decision to look a gift horse in the mouth, and to throw away real drawings for this nonsense. 

      Those who want to try this out at home:  Go to the Lottery Post Quick Pick Generator and generate a set of 46 Pick 3 numbers, and 46 Pick 4 numbers.  See how many doubles you get.  Run it a few times and see if you ever get no doubles.

      I personally believe the Tennessee Lottery has made a false statement when they said, "For any one drawing, each of the available combinations of numbers has the same likelihood of being selected."  When there are no doubles ever drawn, that means every drawing, depending on the first and second numbers selected, there are a whole series of numbers that are impossible to be drawn.  Thus, each number would not have the same chance of being drawn.

      I wonder when they will flip the switch to start allowing doubles to appear.

      Pretty strange is that the doubles in Pick4 went invisible on 07/27/2007
      (TN eve had 1552 on 07/26 and TN midday had 9311 on 07/26, then they vanished)

      TN eve Pick3 had its last double on 07/25, with 929

      To much of a coincidence to me...

      lasas3

      An onion a day keeps everyone away!!!

        Jani Norman's avatar - fiftyways
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        Posted: August 21, 2007, 11:59 am - IP Logged

        I am here visiting have been here since the 27th of July, now when you go and purchase the quick picks from them they do give you a double quick pick and that's all they give you the double number never appears in a drawing....What?

        "I am what I am by the grace of God."

        Kitfany

        http://www.ohiolottery.com/

          KyMystikal's avatar - 1457224010054
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          Posted: August 21, 2007, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

          Todd, Thanks for changing Tennessee's report card to an F .

          Do you have an F+ category ?

          Wow F+, I would give them a F-.

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

            KyMystikal's avatar - 1457224010054
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            Posted: August 21, 2007, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

            Wow F+, I would give them a F-.

            On second thought F+ is fine. I forgot they have Powerball which is drawn by real balls and there is no state tax on lottery wins.

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