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ILLINOIS LOTTERY MOVES TO COMPUTERIZED DRAWINGS

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Posted: September 25, 2015, 10:16 pm - IP Logged

Does it really make a difference to players who buy QPs and let a computer choose their numbers?

Whoa, Check your shoes Stack- looks like you stepped in it...

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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    Posted: September 26, 2015, 12:49 am - IP Logged

    Once the computer skans your ticket, it knows what you are playing &  how many people are playing that same number. and that number will not drop out, if it did they would go broke. Now what's randon about that.  Js.

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      Posted: September 26, 2015, 9:17 am - IP Logged

      Once the computer skans your ticket, it knows what you are playing &  how many people are playing that same number. and that number will not drop out, if it did they would go broke. Now what's randon about that.  Js.

      Hope that Illinois lottery loses all kinds of money with this snubbing of their players.  RNG are also used in slot machines, I know it and still like them slot machines.  I will not, however, play any RNG lottery.  I believe that Five Card Cash here in KY is RNG but not sure.  Everything else is done with the good old bouncing balls.

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        Posted: September 26, 2015, 11:09 am - IP Logged

        How soon people forget.

        From 9-16-2010

        CHICAGO: Illinois' governor has awarded a lucrative, first-of-its-kind contract to manage the Illinois Lottery to a private company with strong ties to the lotto.

        The move on Wednesday hands over daily control to of the $2 billion games for 10 years to some of the most powerful players in the business.

        Illinois will be the first state to entirely privatize the management and marketing of its lottery, a move mandated by legislators as a way to help boost revenue and attract new players. The state will retain ownership and regulatory oversight.

        Gov. Pat Quinn says that hiring a private manager to run the lottery is a creative way to increase revenue.

        Northstar beat out one other finalist, Camelot Group, which runs the United Kingdom Lottery.

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/16/quinn-privatizes-illinois_n_719330.html

        Gee, guess what party Quinn belongs to.

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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          Posted: September 26, 2015, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

          Need I say any more?  All you have to do is go to the Capital in Springfield, IL.  I am sure it is a big misunderstanding in Springfield.  When they were passing out Brains when the legislators were born, they thought they said "Trains", and they all asked for SLOW ones.   The people in IL already don't trust the government, and now, they go are going to a RNG.  Look up the word Trustworthy. You are heading & have been headed in the wrong direction.  You're just adding another LOG onto the FIRE..................

          Forrest Gump

          I still wear my tee shirt - " I am from ILLINOIS, where our Governors make our License Plates! "

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            Simpsonville
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            Posted: September 26, 2015, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

            Need I say any more?  All you have to do is go to the Capital in Springfield, IL.  I am sure it is a big misunderstanding in Springfield.  When they were passing out Brains when the legislators were born, they thought they said "Trains", and they all asked for SLOW ones.   The people in IL already don't trust the government, and now, they go are going to a RNG.  Look up the word Trustworthy. You are heading & have been headed in the wrong direction.  You're just adding another LOG onto the FIRE..................

            Forrest Gump

            I still wear my tee shirt - " I am from ILLINOIS, where our Governors make our License Plates! "

            Saying I heard was when God if they wanted Brains they said 'No thanks, I already have a set of trains'.

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              Posted: September 26, 2015, 2:06 pm - IP Logged

              They are really going to lose credibility with these computerized drawings.

              As if they really had any since they are not paying out on prized over $25K.

              Group Hug

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                Posted: September 26, 2015, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

                MPM:       I Agree!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>but,........ WHAT CAN WE DO?  Bat A Pumpkin A BITCH

                Maby, we can ask Lottery Post News to try and get information as to what type of RNG software they will

                use and the suppliers name and company? It may take a year or two 2 get this data or they could provide

                it upon a simple request to the Illinois Lottery Commissioners Office.  Did the Illinois Lottery give a reason

                for this BIG CHANGE?   Do they need more wine, more women, more money or more paid corruption?????

                The Lottery Post Petition Against Computerized Drawing?

                A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                  Posted: September 26, 2015, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

                  As usual there will always be one or two that like to deflect when a question is asked. Assumption is the mother of all screw-ups. Trickle down economy is constantly failure. Tying the lottery to the budget(being agreed upon) is completely gormless.
                  The bottom line is that state's elected leaders are the problem. Stemming from past to current decisions. No body said the Democrats were the cause of the problem or the Republicans were the answer. The question was asked who is the responsible group for the problem.

                  Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                    Posted: September 26, 2015, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

                    And here you go again..deflecting the issue from the state with the problem to another state..New Jersey was not mentioned,please stay on topic.

                    Stay Positive, Believe and good things will come your way

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                      Posted: September 26, 2015, 4:24 pm - IP Logged

                      Maybe it's coincidence, but timing this news with the current situation of not paying out prizes makes IL look like a bunch of clowns...

                      -RC

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                        Posted: September 26, 2015, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

                        I wish they would just close all the Lottery ,across the USA,Shut the crooks down for good.Then they would act right.Most of the states are crooked anyway and they get by with it.Tennessee is the biggest one.Proven fact.Players that support it dont win nothing.The RNG sees what you play and fix it accordingly...we are not stuipid.

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                          Posted: September 26, 2015, 6:44 pm - IP Logged

                          I wish they would just close all the Lottery ,across the USA,Shut the crooks down for good.Then they would act right.Most of the states are crooked anyway and they get by with it.Tennessee is the biggest one.Proven fact.Players that support it dont win nothing.The RNG sees what you play and fix it accordingly...we are not stuipid.

                          I don't think we need to go as far as shutting down all, just need folks to vote with their wallet

                          RNG = do not play.

                          Problem is... some occasional players don't even know about it.

                          Some may not think about it each time.

                          I plead guilty to the last item, earlier this year I bought some HOTLOTTO on a trip to Delaware,

                          didn't know it was an RNG game cause we don't have it in Jersey.

                          Later looked at LP's lotto report card and will not repeat that mistake.

                          Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                            Posted: September 26, 2015, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

                            Whoa, Check your shoes Stack- looks like you stepped in it...

                            Based on some of the comments, lots of members believe a QP is more likely to win a jackpot than a self pick regardless of the fact about 4 times as many QPs are sold. But nobody questions the RNG that creates QPs.

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                              Posted: September 26, 2015, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

                              Based on some of the comments, lots of members believe a QP is more likely to win a jackpot than a self pick regardless of the fact about 4 times as many QPs are sold. But nobody questions the RNG that creates QPs.

                              True enough, RNG used for QP; however the point is that not having lotto balls and using RNG you are really @ their mercy.  Like others have posted, the computer knows what combinations have been sold and lotto balls do not.  The day MM and PB go to RNG will be the last day I play them.