After verified by a legislative auditor and a Louisiana Lottery drawing official, the official drawing results are sent via fax to LPB and confirmed via telephone prior to the show, which is standard procedure that is followed and was followed on Mar. 12.
Am I missing something? But it sounds to me like the Louisiana lottery draws the numbers behind the scenes and then shows what I assume is supposed to be a live drawing. Which it is obviously not if they are confirming the results prior to the show.
I just checked their website...
Why do you no longer conduct live drawings?
The Louisiana Lottery discontinued live drawings for its draw-style games in 1998, ahead of a current industry trend toward automated drawings. There were several factors that contributed to the decision to convert to the automated drawing process now being used. Producing live drawings is extremely cost-prohibitive. The Lottery's need to soundly manage its operating costs outweighs the entertainment value that live drawings provide. Secondly, the Lottery does not pay television stations to carry the Lottery's winning numbers broadcast. With up to five different drawings being conducted nightly, airing live drawings would require a significant increase in air time from participating television stations who could otherwise sell the time to advertisers.
Drawings are held at approximately 9:30pm.
When are the drawings results aired?
Lotto: Wednesday and Saturday nights at 9:59 p.m., except Christmas Day.
Easy 5: Wednesday and Saturday nights at 9:59 p.m., except Christmas Day.
3. The Lottery's Website. You can check winning numbers often as soon as 30 minutes following the drawing, but sometimes as late as midnight, depending on the number of drawings that occur that evening. Winning information goes through an extensive verification process before being posted to the website. Winning information for all drawings that have taken place in the past is also available here.
Why does it take so long to verify the winning numbers? That's what you get with computer draws.