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Four years after drawing fiasco, Tenn. Lottery settles with tech firms

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Posted: December 18, 2011, 5:31 am - IP Logged

I would give anything to play online with another state.Tennessee would fold.Yea they raised the most because they dont give back.Look at the So called payouts in December to the rest of the year....What,did she have some kind of Phiphany for the players?She know shes a crook.And we all know it too.

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    Posted: December 18, 2011, 5:33 am - IP Logged

    Ridge must be on vacation,I cant wait for his reply.It is going to be so funny but true.

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      Posted: December 18, 2011, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

      well i was there during that time and unless you kept your tickets you got nothing.. I think Tenn.. got way too much money for the money that they gave back..

      The same applies if you should win and later want to subtract your loses from your taxes too, you need proof you played.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: December 18, 2011, 4:23 pm - IP Logged

        Stooges Hi, we're the Tennessee Lottery, and we want to offer you some technical support !

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          Posted: December 20, 2011, 9:55 am - IP Logged

          Two words: Inadequate Testing

          Any time new or updated software is released, thorough testing in a real time environment is mandatory. If they would have run adequate test runs they would have discovered the problem. As is often the case with modern software projects, poor quality control and inadequate testing results in unforseen errors that should have be caught and fixed before release.

          In one of those links Todd posted is a discussion about an email received by an LP from the Tn Lottery assuring them that test draws had been run and doubles were drawn during the tests. According to the statement made by the Tn Lottery after the glitch was found, it was impossible for any digit to repeat.

          While the glitch was reported to be human error, it was covered up because of all the opponents of computerized drawings. It clearly showed glitches could occur whether by design or by accident. The profits go into an education fund and they are now complaining about the drop in profits so it makes one wonder if there hasn't been other "glitches" undiscovered to boost their profit margin.

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            Posted: December 20, 2011, 1:49 pm - IP Logged

            Every Dog has their day.I've lost Thousands from 2007-2010 believe me they know what they are doing down there and getting by with it.

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              Posted: December 20, 2011, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

              As I've said a few times before, Tennessee is the backwater swamp of all state lotteries and that is what it will remain until we drain the swamp in Nashville. And I don't know if that's possible. The current crop of RINO's in our state legislature are no more responsive than were the Democrats to public opinion on the Lottery. They rely on the apple polishers and fawning sycophants in the Lottery Dept. hierarchy to discern what the players want. And neither speak for us. 

              None of them really give 2 shts about what we want. Having her druthers, the Director would likely tell the players to STFU and mind your own business. That's the prevailing attitude.  They couldn't care less that we don't want computer "draws." They couldn't care less about our complaints. They couldn't care less about our input. They couldn't care less about our advice or counsel or concerns or anything. They have grown big heads and are beyond listening or even thinking that we could add anything intelligent to the coversation. They're Big Shots. They're Royalty.

              We appear to be saddled with this Lottery Administration for the foreseeable future unless enough players unite and stop buying tickets. And the problem there is that the state makes most of its money off of Scratch Tickets and the Scratch Ticket players aren't going to stop buying tickets to support the Terminal Ticket players in a move to go back to real ball drawings. It just ain't gonna happen.

              So it appears all we can do is continue to play in other states and b*tch about it every chance we get.

              Maybe some day they'll listen.

              Hey Rebecca! We want to go back to real ball drawings!

              Did you hear that?

              Can you hear me now?

              Didn't think so.

              Roger that.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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                Posted: December 22, 2011, 9:21 am - IP Logged

                This one topped it all Ridge ,spoken like a true smart azz.LOL....I'm going to Georgia Friday YAH...Buy my Powerball and Mega Millions.I hope I win so ISmiley Santa can rub it in her nose.A Tennessee player won in Georgia.

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                  Posted: December 24, 2011, 12:46 am - IP Logged

                  This one topped it all Ridge ,spoken like a true smart azz.LOL....I'm going to Georgia Friday YAH...Buy my Powerball and Mega Millions.I hope I win so ISmiley Santa can rub it in her nose.A Tennessee player won in Georgia.

                  I have my TN tickets...but I also have my multi draw tickets from GA, NC and SC.

                  TN never gets any major win love so I like to look elsewhere too.

                  I'll have to get to Metropolis soon to throw some dice at Harrahs so I can refill my KY And IL ticket multi draw tickets too.