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Human error caused expensive Va. Lottery mistake

Topic closed. 17 replies. Last post 8 years ago by Kaptainess.

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Dead_Aim's avatar - canstock2002989

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Posted: October 25, 2008, 3:05 am - IP Logged

Why would that bother you? From the sound of it, this game was essentially a scratcher style game except that the tickets were printed on the spot. While it might be possible to design a similar game that worked with random results, there's no reason it has to work that way to be fair. The only thing that has to be random is the distribution of the winners.

So what keeps them from doing the same thing with the Pick 3 and 4 games? They are suppose to be random! I say they pick and choose what they want to come out as long as it was a combo that had very few tickets bought compared to the others. It is really random when drawn with computer? I highly doubt it, but we will never know. With games like this they prove they can manipulate an online game just as easy as scratchers. Anything to rape the player for as much as they can get from them.

Don't Chase... Compare and Narrow

The Cheaper the Cost the Higher the Profit

Many Winners to You.

D_A

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: October 25, 2008, 5:44 pm - IP Logged

    So what keeps them from doing the same thing with the Pick 3 and 4 games? They are suppose to be random! I say they pick and choose what they want to come out as long as it was a combo that had very few tickets bought compared to the others. It is really random when drawn with computer? I highly doubt it, but we will never know. With games like this they prove they can manipulate an online game just as easy as scratchers. Anything to rape the player for as much as they can get from them.

    On pick3/4 games, states know the maximum they would have to pay out on those game because they limit the number of bets per combinations.  In Ohio lottery advertisements, they don't say you can win money any more, now they say you will have fun and support our schools.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Kaptainess's avatar - hiro bird.jpg

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      Posted: December 17, 2008, 9:09 am - IP Logged

      LAWSUIT?!?!  If I spent my money and they didn't pay off I would get together with the other winners and file a class action suit against both the State and the company that put the game in the system.   Somebody has to pay up!  This thing about us spending money either in a casino or lottery and the mistake is their fault and not paying has to stop. 

      Make an issue out of it for all of us playing!