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Illinois Lottery glitch causes many duplicate Quick Pick tickets

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Posted: May 7, 2012, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

I can guarantee that no two pieces of bacon are the same!!!!!!!!!  Release the quick pigs!!!!!!!!

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    Posted: May 7, 2012, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

    I can guarantee that no two pieces of bacon are the same!!!!!!!!!  Release the quick pigs!!!!!!!!

    I love bacon!

    And I'm bettin' on #11!


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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      Posted: May 7, 2012, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

      Would have been real nice had ALL these duplicate tickets actually won the jackpot. Willing to bet the state of Illinois would have not honored their obligations due to this glitch.

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        Posted: May 7, 2012, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

        "An audit found that some of the machines weren't clearing numbers out of their memories from the previous ticket issued, and that the old numbers were making their way onto the next ticket, Lang said."

        If I'm reading this right, once a combination is sold it should not be duplicated until all the combos are sold. If that's true, QP players are not actually getting random combinations from all the possibilities, but random from the combos not sold.

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          Posted: May 7, 2012, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

          I love bacon!

          And I'm bettin' on #11!

           11 is my favorite #Wink

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            Posted: May 7, 2012, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

            Illinois, the center of the Sleaziness Universe!

            Puke

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              Posted: May 8, 2012, 12:26 am - IP Logged

              "An audit found that some of the machines weren't clearing numbers out of their memories from the previous ticket issued, and that the old numbers were making their way onto the next ticket, Lang said."

              If I'm reading this right, once a combination is sold it should not be duplicated until all the combos are sold. If that's true, QP players are not actually getting random combinations from all the possibilities, but random from the combos not sold.

              You're not reading it correctly. Apparently the terminal simply doesn't generate a new set of numbers for the next QP if the previous set hasn't been cleared from the memory. Even though it's using the same set of numbers that was just used, the numbers were picked randomly.

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                Posted: May 8, 2012, 1:07 am - IP Logged

                There were several reports of this happening during the huge MegaMillions jackpot drawings several weeks ago. Same exact thing but I don't recall which state(s) it occured in. The same dweebs that program the electronic voting machines must write the code for these lottery machines too.

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                  Posted: May 8, 2012, 2:41 am - IP Logged

                  i have to stop playing QP's  plain and simple.  some times i have a spare buck in my pocket, and just want to buy a ticket. i will have to just be patient., or bring a list of randoms with me.

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                    Posted: May 8, 2012, 5:55 am - IP Logged

                    "An audit found that some of the machines weren't clearing numbers out of their memories from the previous ticket issued, and that the old numbers were making their way onto the next ticket, Lang said."

                    If I'm reading this right, once a combination is sold it should not be duplicated until all the combos are sold. If that's true, QP players are not actually getting random combinations from all the possibilities, but random from the combos not sold.

                    Bingo! DING DING DING DING.............. did anybody else pick up on this?

                    Exactly, "Quick Picks" are not RANDOM if all of the combos have to be drawn for any particular combination to be drawn again.

                    I have seen over the years numbers that fell back to back in any state game, say 123 comes out in two days back to back. Now you might wonder how is that possible and the answer is it's very possible once the 1-2-3 is drawn it has just a good a chance to be drawn again as any other number in a RANDOM filed but less likely since it has already been drawn. 

                    I just love those "Computer Glitches" oh they were changing the software, ha, ha, ha give me a break. They screwed up pure plain and simple. So some say since some got cheated but some made out it's OK, yeah right it's OK if you were not the one with the losing duplicate ticket. 

                    The state of Illinois should pay for their mistake to customers with LOSING duplicate tickets, and eat the payout on those with the winning duplicate tickets as a lesson to get things right it the first place. It would also bring them customer loyalty since players would know that they will do the right thing when these errors...eerrrr Computer Glitches come up. 

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                      Posted: May 8, 2012, 6:01 am - IP Logged

                      You're not reading it correctly. Apparently the terminal simply doesn't generate a new set of numbers for the next QP if the previous set hasn't been cleared from the memory. Even though it's using the same set of numbers that was just used, the numbers were picked randomly.

                      I think you miss the point........... read the part where it says "Some of the Machines" it wasn't just ONE MACHINE, but "SOME".......that in and of itself sounds fishy to me.

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                        Posted: May 8, 2012, 6:38 am - IP Logged

                        I would be willing to bet that had any of these duplicates been the winning numbers for jackpot the prize would have been not paid and would be told SORRY Machine GLITCH,isn't this what casino's have gotten away with and not had to pay out.I say Glitch or not you pay out and sue the software company but that is never the way it works,little guy will always lose out everytime.

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                          Posted: May 8, 2012, 8:54 am - IP Logged

                          Would have been real nice had ALL these duplicate tickets actually won the jackpot. Willing to bet the state of Illinois would have not honored their obligations due to this glitch.

                          They would have absolutely honored it... and then charged Northstar.

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                            Posted: May 8, 2012, 9:49 am - IP Logged

                            I love bacon!

                            And I'm bettin' on #11!

                            What about JD Tennessee Honey?  Cheers

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                              Posted: May 8, 2012, 10:58 am - IP Logged

                              There were several reports of this happening during the huge MegaMillions jackpot drawings several weeks ago. Same exact thing but I don't recall which state(s) it occured in. The same dweebs that program the electronic voting machines must write the code for these lottery machines too.

                              I'm just glad we don't have to see them on tv inspecting the playslips for hanging chads.


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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