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Tennessee Lottery players unanimous in their discontent with drawings

Topic closed. 19 replies. Last post 13 years ago by tnlotto1.

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February 14, 2006
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Posted: September 7, 2007, 2:01 pm - IP Logged
Over the last few weeks i have went to the tennessean.com web site and used the search feature about the lottery happenings and read many of the comments there as well and i get the feeling that the overall majority doesn't know the difference from ball drawings to RNG drawing and many didn't even know it happened. Lots of folks seem disappointed that Rebecca makes to much money. Some people are disappointed about them changing draw types but i don't get a sense that they are on bit motivated to do something about it. At least not from the comments i read at the Tennessean.

Since the money generated by the lottery goes to the education board and the education moneys are distributed through the comptrollers office then their office is probably the best place to start the furor. Possibly getting them to take it to a higher authority.

Maybe if someone has connections and can get as much information as possible together about all this and send it to CNN it will get national coverage. Time is running out though as the story is getting old and Rebecca has settled into here comphy chair back at lottery HQ.

"Since the money generated by the lottery goes to the education board"

And it's the lottery director's job to get more money into the education fund each year. This can be done by running promotions to entice more play and increase revenues or by finding ways to lower operating expenses. Tennessee chose to cut cost by changing to RNG drawings.

Even without the drawing fiasco this was a bad business decision because the online games affected only amount to 11% of sales and that is an area where they could have increased revenues. But because the drawings were proved to be flawed, there is now probably no chance to increase revenues in that area.

The controllers only look at the bottom line and would not be concerned as long as the savings offset the decreased play. The cost of education goes up every year so the people distributing these funds will be affected the most when Ms Hargrove closed the door on future lottery growth potential.

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    Posted: September 7, 2007, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

    Stack my point is the state is in business to make money the lottery generates money for the state and the lottery has failed in it attempt to generate more cash by using software instead of balls for their drawings. If the people in Tennessee or any other state want them to switch back to ball drawings then they have to take their case to the office which has accountability for the moneys they distribute. In Tennessee's case it's the comptrollers office. If someone convinces the boss in that department that switching back to ball drawings will generate more money for the state then it is quite possible he can move forward with a proposal to do so.

    If an investigation is warranted and or being done it has nothing to do with them switching back to ball drawings it's about fraud.  

    As it stands right now all Rebecca wants is for the inquires to go away so they can continue to hold their phony software drawings. And she can reap big bonuses on whatever her next move might be.

    From what i gather the Tennessee lottery is it's own entity i don't know how this is possible someone has to have accountability for their department as well as someone in government should be above them whom dictates policy.

    Oh and we can hem and haw about this all we want on lottery post but that isn't going to get them to change anything as far as the lottery goes. Something has to happen in a government capacity to get them to make changes and that means they need evidence and proof so someone can approach the lottery's board of directors and get it done.

    If the people of Tennessee have no say so in the matter then who does. Not Rebecca i hope.

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      Posted: September 11, 2007, 1:02 pm - IP Logged

      Just received this canned message from the Govenor of the great state of TN !  Appears to be a waste of time in expressing our lottery concerns to him also, but I would suggest that you take a moment and let him know your thoughts....just in case he ever wakes up ! Bob Cheersbg


      Dear Bob:
      Thank you for writing me and sharing your concerns regarding the
      Tennessee Lottery.  During the next coming months, my staff and I
      will begin the process of reviewing and implementing effective policy
      changes for Tennessee and all Tennesseans.
      For the past four years, we have built a strong foundation, and I look
      forward to working together to build on these successes.  I appreciate
      your advice as we work together to change state government for the
      better in Tennessee.  I hope I can count on your continued support in
      the coming years.
      Thank you again for expressing your concern and for sharing your
      ideas for improvement.
      Warmest regards,
      Phil Bredesen
      Govenor of Tennessee


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        Posted: September 12, 2007, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

        Well it looks like this issue has died and faulty, flawed, or corrupt RNG's will remain in place.



        Money frees you from doing things you dislike.  Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.  - Groucho Marx

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          February 18, 2007
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          Posted: September 12, 2007, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

          Well it looks like this issue has died and faulty, flawed, or corrupt RNG's will remain in place.



          alot of people are still boycotting the RNG here but i dont know for how long. im still getting my powerball from kentucky not here in tennessee