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BOMBSHELL: MUSL employee might have rigged Hot Lotto computerized drawing

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Posted: April 13, 2015, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

You've made all good points,I would add that here in AZ, you can not even be a witness for the drawing is not even held here in the state. The company running the Powerball does it. Machines stop allowing you to play at 7pm then you wait till after 9pm to see the results. Hell they have taken a hole day to show results. I do believe this is why here in AZ you have more second place prize winners than other states. 666 has yet to come out here in AZ since the lottery became legal here.

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    Posted: April 13, 2015, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

    Sounds like a big mess. Bottom line: Some people lack integrity!

    I am a millionaire!

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      Posted: April 13, 2015, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

      I always said that  rng  hackers can do anything today, drawings can be rigged and by some of the day results in PA  it can be a reality I hope they ban them all and go to live drawings like most other states

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        Posted: April 13, 2015, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

        Actually, Indiana actually did that for their Daily 3 and Daily 4 games back in 2013.  (Three cheers to Indiana!)  They switched from computerized drawings back to real ball drawings, hired a television personality, etc.  Very good move!

        Computerized drawings is one area where advanced technology is NOT a good thing.  This is being spoken by a technologist (me).

        I didn't know Indiana actually went back to balls. That's great. I wish Idaho would do ball drawings but I don't see that ever happening.

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

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          Posted: April 13, 2015, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

          Not only are computerized random number drawings a bad idea because of this intentional rigging, there are also the unintentional problems that have been reported before with defective software not being truly random or not allowing certain number combinations to be picked (example - Tennessee's Cash3 and Cash4 problems reported here).

          Although it is possible ping pong ball drawings can be rigged or skewed toward certain numbers, it is more difficult to do than rigging, or hacking, computerized drawings.

          Computers are great tools, but they are not the answer to everything...

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            Posted: April 13, 2015, 2:59 pm - IP Logged

            This article needs to be sent to every state lottery that's using computerized draws...

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              Posted: April 13, 2015, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

              i think more than one game is rigged.

              How about them cowboys!

               

               

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                Posted: April 13, 2015, 4:14 pm - IP Logged

                I always preferred Hot Lotto over Powerball, because of the better odds of winning.  Nevermind that the top prize is small.  It would still be life changing money to me and it costs half as much to play now.

                 

                However, I will likely never buy Hot Lotto tickets again, until they switch to balls for number selection. Only proble is, how will I ever know that they have switched?

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                  Posted: April 13, 2015, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

                  I always preferred Hot Lotto over Powerball, because of the better odds of winning.  Nevermind that the top prize is small.  It would still be life changing money to me and it costs half as much to play now.

                   

                  However, I will likely never buy Hot Lotto tickets again, until they switch to balls for number selection. Only proble is, how will I ever know that they have switched?

                  I'm sure it would get mentioned in the media and other news sources and Todd would post an article about it. It would be a pretty big deal for them to go from computers to ball drawings

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

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                    Posted: April 13, 2015, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

                    Iowa is a crooked state when it comes to the lottery a week or so ago they showed the number as 600 and 2 hours later they changed it to 900............. 

                                                                    pretty sad when they steal from the public.   They are making plenty of money it is just GREED !!!! Big Grin Angel

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                      Posted: April 13, 2015, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

                      They need to look into TN computerised lottery games as well. From what I have heard, many of their games have veered from the straight and narrow road.

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                        Posted: April 13, 2015, 5:45 pm - IP Logged

                        Actually, Indiana actually did that for their Daily 3 and Daily 4 games back in 2013.  (Three cheers to Indiana!)  They switched from computerized drawings back to real ball drawings, hired a television personality, etc.  Very good move!

                        Computerized drawings is one area where advanced technology is NOT a good thing.  This is being spoken by a technologist (me).

                        I just hope Indiana brings back ball drawings for Hoosier Lotto.

                        Gonna win.Big Smile

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                          Posted: April 13, 2015, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

                          Balls are the best way.

                          Smash

                          Ha...you are correct.  Even though I have heard of "shaved" or weighted balls and yes I mean that seriously...  Gotta keep your eye on everyone and everything when that much money is at stake.

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                            Posted: April 13, 2015, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

                            Tennessee would shut down before they would let that happen,you could win some money if it was balls,,,no wait they would rig that too.

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                              Posted: April 13, 2015, 6:44 pm - IP Logged

                              Actually, Indiana actually did that for their Daily 3 and Daily 4 games back in 2013.  (Three cheers to Indiana!)  They switched from computerized drawings back to real ball drawings, hired a television personality, etc.  Very good move!

                              Computerized drawings is one area where advanced technology is NOT a good thing.  This is being spoken by a technologist (me).

                              well he could not pull this off without a helper.......camera guy.....was in on it too!  he was just a dumb dumb......

                              his plan was not well thought of....and he is busted......i hope all states get this story, and try to at least keep some

                              security measures in place......i do wish all states would go back to ball drawings.......and give us at least a sense of

                              random.......tennessee which is the worst lottery can not afford ball drawings......people there just don't play and if

                              they pay out more then they take in.......so computer gives them the advantage to know their payouts......isn't that a

                              form of being rigged!

                              You can't control the wind, but you can adjust your sails