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Another day another mistake for the Tennessee Lottery

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Posted: September 18, 2007, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

Glad I don't play in TN. I wonder if they pay on 2 sets of numbers is the payout still the same? i.e. on that drawing if you picked random numbers yourself you'd have had even money to win (100% return) rather than the usual (50% return). If they want I can upload to TN the RNG that I have in my Pocket PC, that one is much better than whatever they use! A good algorithm if your State ever <cringe> goes computerized, heavily play the non-doubles. I don't understand how they didn't backtest these draw systems??? We do it with our own systems!

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    Posted: September 18, 2007, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

    I thought it was illegal to mail lottery tickets thru the mail! If so they made another mistake, by making people do something illegal.......

    It is legal to send state lottery tickets by US Mail as long as the sender and the receiving address are within the same state as the lottery tickets being mailed...

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      Posted: September 18, 2007, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

      It is legal to send state lottery tickets by US Mail as long as the sender and the receiving address are within the same state as the lottery tickets being mailed...

      You CAN mail lottery ticket accross state lines.  AFTER the drawing!  I've claimed some small Powerball winnings from Pennsylvania that way in the past.

      The biggest issue I see about this is that they are trying to have it both ways: on one hand begrudgingly offering prizes for tickets with the first set of winning numbers, but not doing so in a way that most winners will ever get the money.  They either won't know about it, or many won't figure out that they need to mail it.

       

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