You've heard us talk about how bad computerized drawings are — now here is our favorite real lottery drawing
By Kate Northrop
MARTINSVILLE, N.J. — Today, Lottery Post published a video on what we think are the best lottery drawings we've seen so far.
If you know Lottery Post, you know we strongly dislike computerized drawings, so much so that we made a video on it and started a petition for true lottery drawings years ago that is still garnering signatures today.
Recently, the German Lottery retired their old ball drawing machines after producing over 2,300 millionaires in the last 60 years. Rather than taking the easy way out and switching over to using digital drawings, they doubled down and decided to employ brand-new traditional draw machines. The Lottery published an in-depth report on the new system that examines every single aspect of the draw, from the studio down to the precise measurements of the lottery balls and glass drums.
WATCH: Lottery Post shows you the best lottery drawings we've seen so far
After reviewing the report and the new drawings, we think this is the best example of a traditional lottery draw system we've seen yet.
Is this how drawings should be conducted in the United States? How would you conduct drawings if you had the power to run the lottery? Check out our latest video for the full scoop on the new drawings, and let us know your thoughts in the comments section on YouTube.
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That's definitely a rarity these days, glad the lottery used common sense and kept it old school.
I'm convinced there's still fraud with traditional ball drawings anyway. There are too many patterns and repeats for it not to be manipulated. The only way to prevent any kind of tampering is to go old school fish bowl style and have someone manually hand pick numbers, but that will never happen.
No! You don't want a human picking anything — that enormously adds to the risk of fraud.
That's the first thing I thought. Who on earth wants to trust a human picking the the numbers. Anytime there would be weird numbers (like last night's PB draw) people would be screaming.
There are always going to be people who cry rigged with big lottery games.
The transparency in the German Lottery drawings is amazing to see. Why would any lottery want to have drawings where the general public is not sure what's happening? It's human nature to feel better about any process when the people in charge are truly transparent. Let's hope this method spreads all across America.
* You sound like a cousin of Eddie Tipton, twice removed.
How so? A person manually picking a ball out of a jar in front of an audience is less reliable than balls being sucked up, not knowing what numbers are even in the containers to begin with or whether they're weighted or not? Look at the results. I'm not a statistician, but do patterns exist in randomness?
OMG, when you put your tickets into a 50-50, don't you bend them a little or crease the corners? I know I do, because they are more likely to be picked with a more grippy surface.
It's human nature to make mistakes. A ball tumbler machine doesn't think and make decisions about which item to pick. It opens a slot and whichever ball randomly falls in, that's the one it takes. That's exactly what you want in a lottery drawing. No subjective decisions, and total transparency into what is happening.
Ping pong balls are not as good as the heavy rubber balls, but they are both better than computerized drawings, and I would never ever trust a human to pick lottery numbers from a bowl.
lmao, manual number picking will be more fraudulent... Also, in the current lottery drawing system, everything fully depends on luck. How can you manipulate a ball to be shot up from so many balls when the spinning paddle spin the balls randomly ? Also, if there are too many publicly visible patterns and repeats in the drawings, wouldn't you have already won jackpots using those patterns and repeats ? just be cool and stop spreading lies.
Computerized drawings are a big NO....
Before EVERY drawing, they should
Also, they should handle all balls with fresh nitrile gloves, and the ball handling procedures should be published and include 3rd party monitoring to make sure the handlers don't add weight to any ball while handling after the ball has been weight and before the ball is placed into the machine.
If they live broadcast the ball weighting and X-raying along with each draw, then I'd give the draw the coveted and rarely achieved Wavepack certified seal of approval.
Rather curious...exactly what does this "Wavepack certified seal of approval" look like, and what lotteries around the world have achieved this "certified seal of approval"?
I got tired of complaining to the lottery about games I don't like. So, I just stopped playing most of them.
Eg. I may buy one Mega Millions ticket when the Jackpot Cash hits $700,000,000 because MM is such a terrible game.
You can complain all you want and give examples of good drawings but as long as there are people that aren't paying attention the games will sell and the lotteries won't see any problems.
I agree. The drawings need to be transparent and secure, which the example of in the video is.
One excuse my state uses for all computerized drawings is doing multiple ball drawings in a day would take too much time so the just do Pick 3, 4, 5, Easy 5, and Lotto by computer now.