|Posted: December 22, 2015, 2:18 pm - IP Logged|
Balls can be rigged too. Remember years ago in the PA lottery, 666 came out. Word on the street was to play anything with 6 or 4. All the other ball were weighted down. A lot of people hit off of that and a lot went to jail too.
Some people occasionally bring this up as a way to show some kind of balance between ball drawings and computerized drawings. But that is like comparing a raindrop to a monsoon.
Yes, you can theoretically say a ball drawing can be rigged, and you can even say that it was rigged in that one specific case, many years ago. But in that one instance where it was done it was CAUGHT because you can physically inspect the balls and any layman can witness the drawing and see what happens.
With computerized drawings, we are talking about something that was NEVER caught, and went on for years. The only reason Tipton was caught was because he was a poor thief. He was caught flat-footed trying to redeem the $14.1 million Hot Lotto jackpot, and he should never have purchased the ticket himself.
If he did not blunder the claiming of that prize, this would still be going on today -- and NOBODY WOULD KNOW IT.
And it's not just obvious rigging here. Another major problem with computerized drawings is that because it is IMPOSSIBLE to witness the actual drawing of numbers, it is impossible to tell if a glitch in the software or its configuration is causing certain combinations to never be drawn. This has happened MANY times in the past, and it has gone on for months before the PLAYERS started complaining about certain combinations never being drawn. At that point, how many millions of dollars did players waste on tickets with no chance of winning?
Don't fall into the trap that computerized drawings are somehow comparable to real lotto ball drawings. THEY ARE NOT. No matter how "good" a random number generator may be at generating random numbers, its really doesn't matter if the whole system fails for a completely different reason.
Take a look at the cavalcade of computerized drawing news stories here at Lottery Post. And then try to compare that to one incident many years ago in which the perp was easily discovered and caught.