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Posted: May 5, 2009, 1:42 am - IP Logged

I have two points

Why powerball sales are down is because no one has won a jackpot in Tennessee in 4 or 5 years... we were told that there would be big winners when powerball came to town, so far nothing for 99.9% of us. most players that have played the powerball in the past and have not won and are tired of loosing because it is no fun when somebody don't win in TN. the only reason she "Mrs. Hargrove" has to blame the powerball and the 300 million jackpots is because people that never play when it is 92 million will play when there are 300 million. We want to see a multi million dollar winner in Tennessee and not off of lotto plus or scratchers and it doesn't matter if it is 20 million or 220 million. Powerball win in T-N powerball win in T-N powerball win in T-N...  ETC!!!

 

and the second thing I have to say about, the computerized drawings are a rip off... for example the TN lottery's anniversary was Jan 20th it's 5th year... cake and ice cream anyone... the lotto plus which also is computer drawn was rolling for quite some time hit on the Lotto anniversary anybody see this as a fluke I do!!!!!!!!!!

 

I don't mean to sound like a sore looser but enough is enough nothing is written in stone except Tenn.'s bad luck

I also like to spend my lotto dollars in Georgia... I always win something when I play!!!

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    Thats what RPAUL ALWAYS SAYS "ITS Powerball sales" she is insane,thats not true at all and she knows it...its all the other TN online games that TN messed up when they brought in RNG and did not even tell the players of the change..change in drawbreak times,lucky sum...its not even on the Tn cash 3 or cash 4 playslip,they should have printed new slips by now,the scratches??????

    Bring back the ball drawings NOW!!! C2

    I can actually say I agree.  If it looks like a duck...  If it sounds like a duck...  It's probably Rebecca...  Seriously though...  She was NEVER a fan of Powerball in the first place.  If they went back to ball drawings I would probably start playing Cash 3, Cash 4, and Pick 5 again.  I miss the old Tennessee Lottery before they were all about saving money.  I'm actually surprised they didn't include the fact that doing these RNG drawings they are saving money...  And I can see a possible argument in the future "If we change back to Balls we will lose even more so it's better this way..."  So many possible fallacies.

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

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      Posted: May 5, 2009, 2:19 am - IP Logged

      There are lots of greed these days.

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        Posted: May 5, 2009, 3:15 am - IP Logged

        Why do these guys mean by a computerized drawing,since when I watch a POWERBALL drawing it uses real balls?

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          Posted: May 5, 2009, 9:53 am - IP Logged

          I think most states with Powerball would echo her comments - the lack of a big Powerball jackpot this year is affecting sales.  I'm just saying...

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            Posted: May 5, 2009, 10:40 am - IP Logged

            Why do these guys mean by a computerized drawing,since when I watch a POWERBALL drawing it uses real balls?

            Tennessee uses a computer to determine the numbers drawn for their instate games...

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

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              Posted: May 5, 2009, 12:13 pm - IP Logged

              your definitely right about players losing confidence because its RNG.can't remember last time i played numbers here.


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                Posted: May 5, 2009, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

                I have two points

                Why powerball sales are down is because no one has won a jackpot in Tennessee in 4 or 5 years... we were told that there would be big winners when powerball came to town, so far nothing for 99.9% of us. most players that have played the powerball in the past and have not won and are tired of loosing because it is no fun when somebody don't win in TN. the only reason she "Mrs. Hargrove" has to blame the powerball and the 300 million jackpots is because people that never play when it is 92 million will play when there are 300 million. We want to see a multi million dollar winner in Tennessee and not off of lotto plus or scratchers and it doesn't matter if it is 20 million or 220 million. Powerball win in T-N powerball win in T-N powerball win in T-N...  ETC!!!

                 

                and the second thing I have to say about, the computerized drawings are a rip off... for example the TN lottery's anniversary was Jan 20th it's 5th year... cake and ice cream anyone... the lotto plus which also is computer drawn was rolling for quite some time hit on the Lotto anniversary anybody see this as a fluke I do!!!!!!!!!!

                 

                I don't mean to sound like a sore looser but enough is enough nothing is written in stone except Tenn.'s bad luck

                I also like to spend my lotto dollars in Georgia... I always win something when I play!!!

                there was once an article on web...might try googling it..that TN would never have a jackpot winner....very interesting! C2

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                  Posted: May 5, 2009, 2:03 pm - IP Logged

                  I have two points

                  Why powerball sales are down is because no one has won a jackpot in Tennessee in 4 or 5 years... we were told that there would be big winners when powerball came to town, so far nothing for 99.9% of us. most players that have played the powerball in the past and have not won and are tired of loosing because it is no fun when somebody don't win in TN. the only reason she "Mrs. Hargrove" has to blame the powerball and the 300 million jackpots is because people that never play when it is 92 million will play when there are 300 million. We want to see a multi million dollar winner in Tennessee and not off of lotto plus or scratchers and it doesn't matter if it is 20 million or 220 million. Powerball win in T-N powerball win in T-N powerball win in T-N...  ETC!!!

                   

                  and the second thing I have to say about, the computerized drawings are a rip off... for example the TN lottery's anniversary was Jan 20th it's 5th year... cake and ice cream anyone... the lotto plus which also is computer drawn was rolling for quite some time hit on the Lotto anniversary anybody see this as a fluke I do!!!!!!!!!!

                   

                  I don't mean to sound like a sore looser but enough is enough nothing is written in stone except Tenn.'s bad luck

                  I also like to spend my lotto dollars in Georgia... I always win something when I play!!!

                  I Agree!  You and Jadelottery have hit the nail on the head !

                   

                  C2 what exactly would I google for that story?

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                    Posted: May 5, 2009, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

                    Not sure I just remember reading that on the web about 1-2 years in to TN lottery existence....C2

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                      Just to clear up any possible confusion, there has been one Powerball Jackpot winner in Tennessee since the games started.  The family who won lives only 5 or 6 miles south of my hometown.  Ironically, they sold the $25 million jackpot ticket to themselves from their autoparts store.  I believe this happened way back in 2005.

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

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                        Posted: May 5, 2009, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

                        Just to clear up any possible confusion, there has been one Powerball Jackpot winner in Tennessee since the games started.  The family who won lives only 5 or 6 miles south of my hometown.  Ironically, they sold the $25 million jackpot ticket to themselves from their autoparts store.  I believe this happened way back in 2005.

                        Yes, and of course Lottery Post has that story in its archives!

                        http://www.lotterypost.com/news/110452

                        Want to see stories about Tennessee?  Just click the "Tennessee" story tag on page 1 of this news story (on the right side under "Tags for this news story".

                        As a matter of fact, if you click the various tags there or in the Tag Cloud, you'll be able to track down any type of news story.

                        Those tags are a neat way to see the chronology of stories for any topic.  When checking out Tennessee's tag for example, try going to the last page and move toward the first page one at a time.  It is fascinating to see the lottery develop over time -- through it's good parts and bad parts.

                         

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                          Posted: May 5, 2009, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

                          I have quit playing any Tennessee Cash 3, Cash 4 or Lotto Plus because of the computerized drawings.  All drawing are rigged even the lottery officials say they aren't.  I also hope the Tennessee lottery keeps losing money because I live within 8  miles from Georgia.  Tennessee and Rebecca can take their lottery and .....well you know the rest.

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                            Posted: May 5, 2009, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

                            Just to clear up any possible confusion, there has been one Powerball Jackpot winner in Tennessee since the games started.  The family who won lives only 5 or 6 miles south of my hometown.  Ironically, they sold the $25 million jackpot ticket to themselves from their autoparts store.  I believe this happened way back in 2005.

                            i also want to clear up what i meant in 4-5 years it was a ball park figure. i know that the hubbard family won the jackpot... but since then no big winners, still i want to say that i am not a sore looser, but i do better in Georgia with Mega Millions than i ever did in Tennessee and powerball.. i live just a few miles away from Georgia so a little gas and a few dollars and i have a true chance at winning big and helping education... not just helping education and loosing to a inadaquite "qp" system... why can we leave powerball and go with mega millions? they pay more to people than to the system, thats why the cash option is so much higher when compared to an equal amount in powerball

                            Another point to think on

                            if you think about the big picture all numbers are computer generated when you buy the ticket at the store... you just hope and pray that the balls fall (your) way for (your) state!!

                             

                            and to Tnplayer805

                            from powerball number archives

                            03/30/05      28 39 22 32 33        42    5      1-TN            13,851,308*

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                              wow i just got through reading the tennessean article and there are lots of people in there putting comments about not playing anymore because of the computer draws.i used to think that the general lottery player here in tennessee didn't know or care how the draws were done but i was shocked at how many people had said they quit because of the computer draws.apparently people are coming to their senses about this even if it is the everyday joe who buys a ticket with his coffee.i'm getting this hopeful feeling that maybe somewhere high up someone will expose this RNG fraud and boot mrs. hardnose out the door and return our ball draws.