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Tennessee Lottery computerized drawings under suspicion again
Lottery draws same numbers 3 days in a row; same thing happened last month When will the Tenn. Lottery dump the computer draws? Seven was a lucky number for Tennessee lottery players last week. A very, very, very lucky number. For three consecutive days, the winning ticket in the Cash 3 drawing was some combination of two sevens and a zero. Thursday, the winning Cash 3 number at midday was 0-7-7. Friday, the winning midday number was 7-0-7. And Saturday evening, the winning number was a
Apr 8, 2008, 8:26 pm - Lottery News

Tennessee Lottery a step closer to restoring real drawings
A Tennessee House panel has advanced a proposal to require the state lottery to abandon computerized drawings for its games. House Minority Leader Jason Mumpower, a Bristol Republican, says he sponsored the manual drawings measure in response to a loss in consumer confidence following a computer programming error last year. The glitch prevented duplicate numbers to be drawn for nearly a month. Lottery officials estimate it would cost about $5 million a year to return to drawing numbered
Apr 2, 2008, 11:02 pm - Lottery News

Tenn. lawmakers want to force lottery to drop computer draws
There is new discussion in the Tennessee Legislature about the possibility of the state lottery going back to using ping-pong balls to select the Cash 3 and Cash 4 winners. In 2007, a computer programming error prevented anyone who played repeated digits, such as two fives in a row, from winning. The error was discovered Aug. 20 when lottery officials contacted the system designer, Smartplay, about their concerns. The lottery is asking Smartplay, and the company that certified the syste
Mar 26, 2008, 9:08 pm - Lottery News

Newspaper editorial in favor of authentic lottery drawings
Lottery balls are preferred The Leaf-Chronicle Clarksville, Tennessee Wednesday, January 16, 2008 People do not completely trust computers. They may use them for work and for pleasure, but they don't have absolute confidence in them or in those who program them. When it comes to the state lottery, confidence was shaken more because of a malfunction regarding the lottery's new random-number-generating computers. For weeks last summer, the Cash 3 and Cash 4 games would not produce re
Jan 16, 2008, 11:24 am - Lottery News

Tenn. lawmakers trying to force lottery to switch back to real draws
Bills filed in legislature; supported by Senate and House leadership The Tennessee state legislature may force the state lottery to return to using numbered balls to select winners for the Cash 3 and Cash 4 games. Legislative leaders have expressed concern about the lottery's switch to computerized drawings, especially after a computer glitch last year. Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, and Rep. Jason Mumpower, R-Bristol, the House's minority leader, have filed bills to require the lott
Jan 12, 2008, 11:18 am - Lottery News

Study ranks Missouri lottery as ninth best in U.S.
Lottery Post tapped for examples of computerized drawing problems in other states Many rush to buy tickets when the lottery pool reaches the millions, but do you ever wonder how transparent Missouri's lottery system is? Turns out, Missouri ranks in the top ten for disclosure and fairness, compared to the other 43 states that offer lotteries. In a study by San Antonio professor Gerald Busald released Dec. 14, Missouri ranked ninth overall. California and Pennsylvania scored first and second
Jan 4, 2008, 4:02 pm - Lottery News

Lottery may be top talk among Tennessee legislators this session
Recent questions about the Tennessee state lottery could become political football in the upcoming legislative session. Monday, state lottery officials tried to assure lawmakers that a summer glitch will not happen again. Some, like House Leader and state representative Jason Mumpower, aren't buying the answers. Of the $3.7 billion in total sales, approximately $2 billion of that has been awarded to players but most importantly we have raised $1 billion for the education program that
Dec 11, 2007, 7:32 pm - Lottery News

Tennessee Lottery oversight meeting delayed
Update (Nov. 9, 2007, 11:18 am): See below for rescheduled date and time. The Joint Lottery Oversight Committee in Tennessee, which was scheduled to meet this month to discuss the many problems recently plaguing the Tennessee Lottery, has been delayed. The meeting was originally scheduled for November 26th. According to a note sent by a co-chair's staff member, the delay is due to the fact that two ongoing audits have not yet been completed. Both audits will be discussed at the upcomin
Nov 8, 2007, 4:57 pm - Lottery News

Indiana lottery players still hunting year-old jackpot
Lottery Post noted for raising awareness More than a year has fallen off the calendar since someone last claimed a Hoosier Lotto jackpot, an unprecedented drought that's raising eyebrows in addition to fueling ticket sales and pushing tonight's grand prize to a record $53.5 million. I just am stunned, said Mike Krueger, a regular Hoosier Lotto player from Whiting. And a lot of other Lottery players and the people at the stores where I play are like, 'Why hasn't it been hit?' Is somet
Oct 31, 2007, 10:34 am - Lottery News

Tennessee Lottery refuses to revert to ball drawings
Lottery players won't see any balls popping up with winning Cash 3 and Cash 4 numbers on them, at least not for the time being. The Tennessee Lottery Board decided Monday to keep using computers to pick numbers in the two games, despite calls for a change back to a ball-draw system. Board members said they wanted to wait until auditors completed their final reports on a computer coding error that kept non-repeating numbers like 1-1-2 or 5-5-5-5 from being drawn. They also noted that sales
Oct 31, 2007, 8:32 am - Lottery News