Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited December 3, 2016, 1:41 am
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

Powerball lottery drawings will move to Florida

PowerballPowerball: Powerball lottery drawings will move to Florida

After 16 years in the Heartland, Powerball is moving south.

The lottery game is moving its televised drawings from Iowa to Florida.

Florida decided to join the Multi-State Lottery Association last summer and offer the game in January. It's also getting a new look, new odds and a bigger jackpot.

Executive Director Chuck Strutt says details, including the location of a new studio, are still being worked out, but the first drawing from Florida is set for Jan. 7.

A new face is also coming to Powerball.

Veteran host Mike Pace says it's time for a change — for him and the game. His last drawing will be on New Year's Eve — from the U.S. Virgin Islands.

AP

We'd love to see your comments here!  Register for a FREE membership — it takes just a few moments — and you'll be able to post comments here and on any of our forums. If you're already a member, you can Log In to post a comment.

11 comments. Last comment 8 years ago by Stew12.
Page 1 of 1

United States
Member #5122
June 18, 2004
68 Posts
Offline
Posted: December 10, 2008, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

Powerball is making a smart move. The term "Heartland" is such a misnomer. The real vibrancy of America has always been in its coastal regions.

    Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
    Chief Bottle Washer
    New Jersey
    United States
    Member #1
    May 31, 2000
    23259 Posts
    Offline
    Posted: December 10, 2008, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

    The word "Heartland" refers to a central core, not necessarily the vibrant parts.  Although many would say that "flyover country" is actually both. Smile

     

    Check the State Lottery Report Card
    What grade did your lottery earn?

     

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

      wizeguy's avatar - animaniacs04

      United States
      Member #15143
      May 10, 2005
      414 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: December 10, 2008, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

      I hope they have ball machines bought for the new matrix rather than computers!

        Avatar
        Oklahoma City
        United States
        Member #54055
        August 2, 2007
        22 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: December 15, 2008, 10:42 am - IP Logged

        At least we have good football! 

        It's not so bad out here (Oklahoma).  And I hate that term heartland.  I've traveled a lot and have come to the conclusion that people are much nicer here.  It's almost funny how rude some people are on the east coast.  If there were anything to see here I would tell you to come visit.....    uhhh kidding there is plenty to see...


          United States
          Member #58528
          February 18, 2008
          710 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: December 15, 2008, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

          At least we have good football! 

          It's not so bad out here (Oklahoma).  And I hate that term heartland.  I've traveled a lot and have come to the conclusion that people are much nicer here.  It's almost funny how rude some people are on the east coast.  If there were anything to see here I would tell you to come visit.....    uhhh kidding there is plenty to see...

          Yeah,Oklahoma has a McDonalds over the interstate.

            ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
            Idaho
            United States
            Member #56506
            November 21, 2007
            6537 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: December 15, 2008, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

            I hope they have ball machines bought for the new matrix rather than computers!

            Powerball doesn't use computers. It has ball drawings.

            "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."


              United States
              Member #58528
              February 18, 2008
              710 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: December 16, 2008, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

              I hope they have ball machines bought for the new matrix rather than computers!

              I sent an email to MUSL (Multi State Lottery) and asked them if they were going to continue having live draws as opposed to RNG draws.Here is their response to my email:

               

              The Powerball will be live from Florida (same time on TV here).  The
              Powerball draw will still use the hard rubber balls in the gravity fed
              draw machine though they will be new machines and new ball sets (hope
              you are OK with that).

              We are getting rid of the PowerPlay wheel and will use an RNG (one we
              have built and had independently tested).  It is based on quantum decay
              of radio-active material in the machine.  A Geiger counter measure the
              protons and develops a TRUE random number from the unpredictable decay.

              The Power Play number (2, 3, 4, or 5) will be drawn by this machine. You
              can test the random behavior of that machine yourself through
              observation.

                justxploring's avatar - villiarna
                Wandering Aimlessly
                United States
                Member #25360
                November 5, 2005
                4461 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: December 16, 2008, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

                Florida just announced on its site that "due to popular demand" they will begin televising live drawings again in some areas.  The one in Fort Myers is only on Telemundo!   

                  Coin Toss's avatar - shape barbed.jpg
                  Zeta Reticuli Star System
                  United States
                  Member #30470
                  January 17, 2006
                  10344 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: December 16, 2008, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

                  Florida just announced on its site that "due to popular demand" they will begin televising live drawings again in some areas.  The one in Fort Myers is only on Telemundo!   

                  Justxploring,

                  Since you menationed copnspiracy theories in the other thread about Florida and PB, I'll say yhay if the first drawing in Florida produces a jackpot winner from Florida, well, that would be suspicious.

                  If it's a jackpot winner that purchased a ticket in Miami in a bodega in Little Havan, that would be really suspicious!

                  Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                  Lep

                  There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

                    Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
                    Chief Bottle Washer
                    New Jersey
                    United States
                    Member #1
                    May 31, 2000
                    23259 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: December 18, 2008, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

                    I sent an email to MUSL (Multi State Lottery) and asked them if they were going to continue having live draws as opposed to RNG draws.Here is their response to my email:

                     

                    The Powerball will be live from Florida (same time on TV here).  The
                    Powerball draw will still use the hard rubber balls in the gravity fed
                    draw machine though they will be new machines and new ball sets (hope
                    you are OK with that).

                    We are getting rid of the PowerPlay wheel and will use an RNG (one we
                    have built and had independently tested).  It is based on quantum decay
                    of radio-active material in the machine.  A Geiger counter measure the
                    protons and develops a TRUE random number from the unpredictable decay.

                    The Power Play number (2, 3, 4, or 5) will be drawn by this machine. You
                    can test the random behavior of that machine yourself through
                    observation.

                    Thanks for posting their repsponse.  You can always count on MUSL for clear, informative answers.  Thumbs Up

                     

                    Check the State Lottery Report Card
                    What grade did your lottery earn?

                     

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

                      Stew12's avatar - bad egg-64x64.png
                      CT
                      United States
                      Member #61398
                      May 21, 2008
                      781 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: December 18, 2008, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

                      Thanks for posting their repsponse.  You can always count on MUSL for clear, informative answers.  Thumbs Up

                      And typically, hilariously answers.  I love their 'Real Letters' section.