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Tenn. Lottery CEO blames lagging sales on Powerball

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Posted: November 22, 2008, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

my sister used to buy strictly scratch offs.she always bought the 5 dollar scratch offs.she would buy two or three and would most of the time come close to making the fifteen dollars she spent back and there were a few times where she would win close to a hundred bucks.the last two times she went and did this nothing.then she said she went and bought ten at one time,no winners.i told her stop and she said she was.i told her they changed it to where its not good for the players.


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    Posted: November 22, 2008, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

    Personaly,I hope Tennessee keeps Rebecca Harwood.Iowa is looking for someone to replace Dr.Ed Staneck who retired earlier this year and I would hate to see Harwood as his replacement.I wouldn't wish that witch on any state,but since y'all already have her,please keep her.

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      Posted: November 23, 2008, 1:39 am - IP Logged

      They will NEVER get rid of the scratch games.  That would be stupid.  They sell more Instants than any other product.  I've often heard Becca say, "Instant Tickets are the bread and butter of lotteries."  They aren't going anywhere.

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

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        Posted: November 23, 2008, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

        They will NEVER get rid of the scratch games.  That would be stupid.  They sell more Instants than any other product.  I've often heard Becca say, "Instant Tickets are the bread and butter of lotteries."  They aren't going anywhere.

        I Agree!

         

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          Posted: November 23, 2008, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

          Every state is different...some sell more online games than instants.  Tennessee is about 70/30 in favor of scratch offs.  Probably more than that now, given the impression about the rng in TN.

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            Posted: November 24, 2008, 8:06 am - IP Logged

            Think about it.

            • Keno drawn every 5 minutes with ball machines is logistically and physically impossible. 
            • Drawing 5,000 6-digit raffle numbers with a ball machine is logistically and physically impossible. 

            I would not suggest what I said about 10 digits without reason.

            I never said computers should be banned entirely.  They have their purposes.  But one of them is not lotto-style games.

            There are basically three types of people who like computerized drawings:

            1. The companies that create the computerized drawing equipment and software
            2. The lottery personnel within a computerized drawing state
            3. Casual lottery players who pick up a quick pick every now and then, and have no idea what a computerized drawing is (just happy to have someone tell them if they won or lost).

            My distrust has nothing to do with examining the numbers drawn.

            It comes from my knowledge of computers, and my certainty that a 100% secure computer system has never been built.

            It comes from the hundreds or even thousands of points of potential failure within a computer system each time a drawing is held.

            It comes from the inability of a witness to see the method by which the numbers are drawn.

            It comes from the fact that even the lottery staff itself does not truly understand the method by which the numbers are selected.

            It comes from documented flaws in computerized drawings from around the country that have resulted in millions of tickets purchased with absolutely no chance of winning a prize.

            Even though you normally do an extremely well job of wording your comments, nicely put.

            I don't believe there has ever been built a 100% secure system either.

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              Posted: November 25, 2008, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

              Good point on the economy.if it was just powerball sales or lack there of then wouldn't it be a problem in all states that have powerball? The cash 3 and cash 4 in Tn have low payouts compared to Kentucky.I compare Ky and Tn cause the states are about even and actually Tn has just as many people playing cash 3 and cash4 . Tn has gone to a sum it up ,but Tn web site sure doesnt make players that aware of it ...the players are the last to know about draw break changes,more money fridays(only in November),etc ,etc...frustrating for Tn players. the lottery makes most money on scratch offs and those are not paying much at all of late.watched somene buy 20 Jumbo bucks and win 2 tickets and $3 .....it says odds are 1:4 ...wow?


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                Posted: December 1, 2008, 7:52 am - IP Logged

                I told everyone on this post a week ago what happened to me,I went in a local market to buy the neww 200 edition Giant Jumbos,,I bought 21 of the 5.00 dollar tickets.......I got 3 free tickets ........you tell me.$105.00  and winning 3 free tickets,whats wrong with this picture? I'm stupid for ever buying the first one.I've been buying for 2 years now and nothing....I just broke my habbit 2 weeks ago,you talking abouy hard thing to do but I was weak but not any more.....Being so mad broke me from it all.......

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                  Posted: December 15, 2008, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

                  Go to the Tennessean's website and there's a link where you can do a search of all the Lottery employees salaries.  Unbelievable, Paul-Hargrove making almost a half a million dollars a year and three of her Georgia control freaks earning over $200K a year.