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Tennessee Lottery a step closer to restoring real drawings

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A Tennessee House panel has advanced a proposal to require the state lottery to abandon computerized drawings for its games.

House Minority Leader Jason Mumpower, a Bristol Republican, says he sponsored the manual drawings measure in response to a loss in consumer confidence following a computer programming error last year.

The glitch prevented duplicate numbers to be drawn for nearly a month.

Lottery officials estimate it would cost about $5 million a year to return to drawing numbered balls for the Cash 3, Cash 4, Pick 5 and Lotto Plus games.

The $5 million figure is a number provided by the lottery, not an independently-verified figure.

The bill advanced to the full House State and Local Government Committee on a 5-4 vote on Wednesday.

Lottery President and CEO Rebecca Hargrove told the panel the errors have been fixed, but an audit revealed that lottery officials reacted too slowly to complaints consumers raised over the improbable results picked by the computer system.

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Posted: April 2, 2008, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

One step in the right direction vs how many steps in the wrong?  Yes, this is a positive but remember we have a long way to go and a lot of stuff to correct.  Remember, if they do take away computer drawings all together there will be no chance of Hot Tracks or keno in the future.  OR the play it again program may be discontinued.  Just some things to look at; however, I would be happier without hot tracks and play it again if we had our old drawings back.

How are you going to win if you don't play?

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    Posted: April 2, 2008, 11:54 pm - IP Logged

    Congratulations to House Minority Leader Jason Mumpower and the committe for getting this far and we hope they continue to be successful in returning the drawings back to mechanical ball drawings.

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      Posted: April 2, 2008, 11:59 pm - IP Logged

      One step in the right direction vs how many steps in the wrong?  Yes, this is a positive but remember we have a long way to go and a lot of stuff to correct.  Remember, if they do take away computer drawings all together there will be no chance of Hot Tracks or keno in the future.  OR the play it again program may be discontinued.  Just some things to look at; however, I would be happier without hot tracks and play it again if we had our old drawings back.

      It's a well known fact that all states that have keno, race track, horse track, poker, and games of the nature which run every 3 minutes or so use RNG generating software. This is a whole different thing from pick 3 - 4 and 5 games and is understood by the players.

      The only place that i know of that uses balls for 3 minute keno games are the casino's in Vegas.

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        Posted: April 3, 2008, 3:40 am - IP Logged

        i'm keeping my fingers crossed,wow i'd be happy if it happened though.

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          Posted: April 3, 2008, 11:12 am - IP Logged

          Woo-Hoo TN players!!!

          I hope you get Real Number Generators back and dump the Virtual ones.

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            konane's avatar - wallace
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            Posted: April 3, 2008, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

            All who play Tennessee Lottery games should continue contacting their legislators because you can bet the farm both the Lottery and company who does RNG drawings will be telling them how wonderful, cost effective, random and tamper proof RNG's are.

            My hope is RNG's will be eliminated in Tennessee and have a domino effect across the US.

            Good luck to everyone!

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              Posted: April 4, 2008, 9:59 am - IP Logged

              People should contact their legislators and Gov. Bredesen. 

              I have sent several emails criticizing the computerized drawing.

              Here's Bredesen's email: phil.bredesen@state.tn.us

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                Posted: April 4, 2008, 10:15 am - IP Logged

                Please get involved and email these Senators regarding the computerized drawings in Tenn. 

                Lottery Oversight Committee Members

                Sen. ULYSSES JONES, JR. - Co-chair
                rep.ulysses.jones@legislature.state.tn.us

                Sen. BILL KETRON - Co-Chair

                sen.bill.ketron@legislature.state.tn.us

                Sen. JASON E. MUMPOWER
                rep.jason.mumpower@legislature.state.tn.us

                Sen. DEWAYNE BUNCH
                sen.dewayne.bunch@legislature.state.tn.us

                Sen. TIM BURCHETT
                sen.tim.burchett@legislature.state.tn.us

                Sen. RAYMOND FINNEY

                sen.raymond.finney@legislature.state.tn.us

                Sen. Tommy Kilby

                sen.tommy.kilby@legislature.state.tn.us

                Sen. Randy McNally

                sen.randy.mcnally@legislature.state.tn.us

                Sen. Reginald Tate

                sen.reginald.tate@legislature.state.tn.us

                Sen. Jamie Woodson

                  sen.jamie.woodson@legislature.state.tn.us

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                  Posted: April 4, 2008, 10:32 am - IP Logged

                  Excellent!  Thanks for posting the appropriate e-mail addressses. Thumbs Up

                   

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

                    littlejsing's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing

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                    Posted: April 4, 2008, 11:54 am - IP Logged
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                      Posted: April 5, 2008, 11:33 pm - IP Logged

                      077  is real hot with these computer draws right now.. Maybe the ball dropping will put a stop to this silly stuff.

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                        Posted: April 6, 2008, 1:08 am - IP Logged

                        077  is real hot with these computer draws right now.. Maybe the ball dropping will put a stop to this silly stuff.

                        With this RNG crap I broke down and played 077 after it came out two days but I played it Friday night. I'm done with TN until they get the balls back.

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

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                          Posted: April 6, 2008, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

                          I think something has been up with the pick 3 for several months. 

                          Remember the repetition of 3,6,9?  The 222 the other night was

                          really out of nowhere!

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                            Posted: April 10, 2008, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

                            I think something has been up with the pick 3 for several months. 

                            Remember the repetition of 3,6,9?  The 222 the other night was

                            really out of nowhere!

                            after the quad v3333 in GA on the first, I was expecting KY or TN to hit those trip 2's or 7's

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