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:
- The companies that create the computerized drawing equipment and software
- The lottery personnel within a computerized drawing state
- 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.