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Date to be announced; makes up for machine error today

By Todd Northrop

ATLANTA, Ga. — Georgia lottery officials announced that a bonus drawing of the Cash 4 game would be forthcoming, due to a mechanical error in Friday's midday draw.

During a review of the Friday, June 3, Cash 4 midday drawing, Georgia Lottery officials determined that a technical malfunction occurred with a ball machine.  To make up for the error, the Georgia Lottery will conduct a bonus Cash 4 drawing on a date to be announced, giving players an extra chance to win.

The Cash 4 Midday lottery results Friday were 8557, and all winning tickets for that number will be paid out, as usual.

"We are very serious about the security and integrity of our games," said Georgia Lottery President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco. "We regret that the technical malfunction occurred, and we believe that giving our players an extra opportunity to win is the fair thing to do."

According to the Georgia Lottery, over 2,700 live drawings are conducted each year, and there are many steps that go into a successful Georgia Lottery drawing for each one.

The ball sets for each game are randomly selected and certified by outside auditors.  Each draw machine and ball set used is placed through a series of pre-drawing tests to ensure the absolute randomness of the results.

Even though the actual drawing takes less than 60 seconds, the entire drawing process consumes approximately three hours.

All winning numbers for the Georgia Lottery can be found each day at Lottery Post's Georgia Lottery Results page minutes after the draw takes place.

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: June 3, 2011, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

Date to be announced; makes up for machine error today

By Todd Northrop

Georgia lottery officials announced that a bonus drawing of the Cash 4 game would be forthcoming, due to a mechanical error in Friday's midday draw.

During a review of the Friday, June 3, Cash 4 midday drawing, Georgia Lottery officials determined that a technical malfunction occurred with a ball machine.  To make up for the error, the Georgia Lottery will conduct a bonus Cash 4 drawing on a date to be announced, giving players an extra chance to win.

The Cash 4 Midday lottery results Friday were 8557, and all winning tickets for that number will be paid out, as usual.

"We are very serious about the security and integrity of our games," said Georgia Lottery President and CEO Margaret DeFrancisco. "We regret that the technical malfunction occurred, and we believe that giving our players an extra opportunity to win is the fair thing to do."

According to the Georgia Lottery, over 2,700 live drawings are conducted each year, and there are many steps that go into a successful Georgia Lottery drawing for each one.

The ball sets for each game are randomly selected and certified by outside auditors.  Each draw machine and ball set used is placed through a series of pre-drawing tests to ensure the absolute randomness of the results.

Even though the actual drawing takes less than 60 seconds, the entire drawing process consumes approximately three hours.

All winning numbers for the Georgia Lottery can be found each day at Lottery Post's Georgia Lottery Results page minutes after the draw takes place.

Sounds like the machine might be worn out from all the pre-drawing tests.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

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    Posted: June 3, 2011, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

    Sounds like the machine might be worn out from all the pre-drawing tests.

    LOL....

     

    Though I'm not thoroughly convinced that pre-draws take anything away from the player.  Testing a sample of a random even should produce similar, although different, results to testing a random event.  Essentially, I'm saying, even though pre-draws effect the results (as in, changes what they would have been) I'm not convinced that pre-draws break apart trends as much as I'm convinced pre draws just cause different trends to appear....  If there was a system that could beat a lottery with no pre draws consistently, it should also beat a lottery with pre draws, although I'm pretty certain none exists.

     

    I don't know if that was clear at all, partly because I haven't slept more than 4 hours any night this week, but just felt like expressing my 2 cents on pre draws.

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      Posted: June 3, 2011, 7:27 pm - IP Logged

      LOL....

       

      Though I'm not thoroughly convinced that pre-draws take anything away from the player.  Testing a sample of a random even should produce similar, although different, results to testing a random event.  Essentially, I'm saying, even though pre-draws effect the results (as in, changes what they would have been) I'm not convinced that pre-draws break apart trends as much as I'm convinced pre draws just cause different trends to appear....  If there was a system that could beat a lottery with no pre draws consistently, it should also beat a lottery with pre draws, although I'm pretty certain none exists.

       

      I don't know if that was clear at all, partly because I haven't slept more than 4 hours any night this week, but just felt like expressing my 2 cents on pre draws.

      LOL is right!

      I agree on the random sampling being better than the pre-tests.  If Tenessee had done that when they switched over to computerized drawings, they may have discovered the faulty drawing computer program a month earlier.  (Then again, if they stuck with real drawings, it may not have happened at all, and they might even be making more money today.)

       

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        LOL  @"Even though the actual drawing takes less than 60 seconds, the entire drawing process consumes approximately three hours"..

        I wonder if it takes em an hour and a half to watch 60 minutes too!!!  Green laugh

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          LOL is right!

          I agree on the random sampling being better than the pre-tests.  If Tenessee had done that when they switched over to computerized drawings, they may have discovered the faulty drawing computer program a month earlier.  (Then again, if they stuck with real drawings, it may not have happened at all, and they might even be making more money today.)

          I'm a little confused by what you mean.  What's the difference between random sampling and pre-tests?  I thought my post may have been confusing, what I was referring to is that if you do pre-tests, and only used statistical analysis on those "real" draws, it should be just as effective as if you used every draw, including the pre draws as long as no error was found in the machines during those tests.

           

          Although, I completely agree with the elimination of computerized drawing, not through federal law (on principle and constitutionallity) but by petitioning your state... it would lead to better sales.  NJ, who doesn't use any computerized draws gets almost 10% of it's revenue from the lottery.....  I think that's a result of two things A) Trust B) higher costs of living/better pay....

           

          At least I trust the NJ lotto.  And evidently so do a lot of other people.

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            Posted: June 3, 2011, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

            Too funny JohnnyBGood

            ROFL

            Maybe they need WD40?

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              I'm a little confused by what you mean.  What's the difference between random sampling and pre-tests?  I thought my post may have been confusing, what I was referring to is that if you do pre-tests, and only used statistical analysis on those "real" draws, it should be just as effective as if you used every draw, including the pre draws as long as no error was found in the machines during those tests.

               

              Although, I completely agree with the elimination of computerized drawing, not through federal law (on principle and constitutionallity) but by petitioning your state... it would lead to better sales.  NJ, who doesn't use any computerized draws gets almost 10% of it's revenue from the lottery.....  I think that's a result of two things A) Trust B) higher costs of living/better pay....

               

              At least I trust the NJ lotto.  And evidently so do a lot of other people.

              What I mean is that it's possible to determine if the drawings are being conducted fairly and randomly by looking at the numbers drawn over time.  The whole pre draw thing is overkill IMHO, and was concocted by the big accounting/auditing firms, applying typical auditor overkill.  Like shooting a mosquito with an elephant gun.

               

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              What grade did your lottery earn?

               

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

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                What I mean is that it's possible to determine if the drawings are being conducted fairly and randomly by looking at the numbers drawn over time.  The whole pre draw thing is overkill IMHO, and was concocted by the big accounting/auditing firms, applying typical auditor overkill.  Like shooting a mosquito with an elephant gun.

                Yep. well said

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                  LOL  @"Even though the actual drawing takes less than 60 seconds, the entire drawing process consumes approximately three hours"..

                  I wonder if it takes em an hour and a half to watch 60 minutes too!!!  Green laugh

                  LOL.......ROFLROFLROFL

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                    Too funny JohnnyBGood

                    ROFL

                    Maybe they need WD40?

                    Green laughI Agree!


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                      Maybe If they just performed another 5 predraws, they could've ensured the machine's proper function....Crazy


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                        Maybe If they just performed another 5 predraws, they could've ensured the machine's proper function....Crazy

                        3 hours to draw a daily number seems idiotic...i guess they finished filming deliverance II down in that hick state and had nothing else to do.. i thought they hated gambling in that bible belt state (no horse racing allowed) but they let the poor peanut farmers buy lottery tickets...

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                          3 hours to draw a daily number seems idiotic...i guess they finished filming deliverance II down in that hick state and had nothing else to do.. i thought they hated gambling in that bible belt state (no horse racing allowed) but they let the poor peanut farmers buy lottery tickets...

                          Massachussets.

                          Look who's talkin about hicks. How many people in Westborough, 3900?

                          Then you've had to put up with the Kennedy's all these years. Yes Nod

                          And then you have the distinction of being the only state that went for George McGovern? LOL

                          And wait a minute Slick, hold it right there. How about Michael Dukakis? LOL

                          You wanna put down the great state of Georgia when you gave us Dukakis to vote for for President? LOL

                          You wanna know what Dukakis sounds like to me?

                          It sounds like something you tell a toddler when you put him on the toilet to toilet train him. Dukakis! Dukakis, little Johnny! Dukakis! Green laugh

                          You got no bonafides to be puttin' down Georgia, son.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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                            Massachussets.

                            Look who's talkin about hicks. How many people in Westborough, 3900?

                            Then you've had to put up with the Kennedy's all these years. Yes Nod

                            And then you have the distinction of being the only state that went for George McGovern? LOL

                            And wait a minute Slick, hold it right there. How about Michael Dukakis? LOL

                            You wanna put down the great state of Georgia when you gave us Dukakis to vote for for President? LOL

                            You wanna know what Dukakis sounds like to me?

                            It sounds like something you tell a toddler when you put him on the toilet to toilet train him. Dukakis! Dukakis, little Johnny! Dukakis! Green laugh

                            You got no bonafides to be puttin' down Georgia, son.

                             i thought you were from appalachia (w va-va-tn-ky) or does a portion of it stretch down into ga? how did we give you dukakis when he was nominated at a national convention? the kennedy's were bootlegging crooks everyone knows and accepts that...but jimmy carter probably the worst president in modern history is from that state with the inept lottery officals who i am ridiculing not the general population.