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A MAJOR gripe about Powerball!!

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Posted: December 9, 2004, 12:14 am - IP Logged

Hi folks,

I've been lurking for quite some time now, but decided to join this evening (and thank you, Todd, for setting up this site).

OK, now on to my little rant that I've have with Powerball!

As you probably know by now, there was a winner in last Saturday's draw, but the powers-to-be had decided NOT to inform the players about it untill  AFTER tonight's drawing!!! WTF is up with that? Is the MUSL actually withholding winning info in order to increase the pot a little higher?

This is not the only time that the MUSL has done this. I can cite several instances in the last year alone when the information was held untill after a current draw. Because of this, I feel that I cannot play a game that misleads it's players over news that a winner was already found days after a draw. It is fraud, pure and simple!!!

An update (as of 11:57 P.M.): The information that was on Powerball's home page was changed to read that someone had won tonight (12/8/04) drawing which was not on the page when they were doing the tabulations. It DID say before the change that there was a winner from SATURDAY'S drawing!!!

Sorry if this was brought up before. Hopefully, my next post will be a bit more positive.

Highball, rolling out!!!

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    Posted: December 9, 2004, 12:19 am - IP Logged

    highball,

    Welcome to Lottery Post, I'm glad you decided to join!

    I think they made a mistake in saying the winner happened Saturday.  If you click the "read more" link, you'll see the press release is dated October 20th, so they are not talking about this past Saturday.

     

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      Posted: December 9, 2004, 12:28 am - IP Logged

      Hi Todd,

      Thanks for having me here. But, what I talking about was while they were doing the tabulation for tonights drawing, there was a message on Powerball's home page saying that there was 1 jackpot winner in Saturday's drawing and others that had won prizes up to 10 million dollars. This message was posted during the tabulation (under the story from Iowa) and wasn't on the site all week.

      I'm not trying to start anything, I'm just fustrated that the info wasn't on the site all week untill after tonight's drawing.

      Thanks,

      Highball rolling out! 

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        Posted: December 9, 2004, 12:30 am - IP Logged

        Oh, OK, I understand now.  I agree, they should post the information ASAP.

         

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          Posted: December 9, 2004, 12:43 am - IP Logged
          Quote: Originally posted by highball on December 9, 2004

          Hi Todd,

          Thanks for having me here. But, what I talking about was while they were doing the tabulation for tonights drawing, there was a message on Powerball's home page saying that there was 1 jackpot winner in Saturday's drawing and others that had won prizes up to 10 million dollars. This message was posted during the tabulation (under the story from Iowa) and wasn't on the site all week.

          I'm not trying to start anything, I'm just fustrated that the info wasn't on the site all week untill after tonight's drawing.

          Thanks,

          Highball rolling out!






          There was a jackpot winner today (Wednesday) not last Saturday. They might have made a mistake posting the information about the jackpot win. I've seen this happen before.
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            Posted: December 9, 2004, 1:10 am - IP Logged

            Hi Twisted,

            I know that it hard for me to prove what was on the MUSL site during the tabulation, but it was up there!

            I can understand that people do make mistakes when it comes to entering the wrong information, but to me, it sound suspicious when this sort of thing happens. I would rather see the "Result Pending" message for hours (or even days) on end until they can verify if there was a winner or not. I know that they would think otherwise since it would cost the lottery lost revenue until the information could be verified.

            Just for the record, I don't go by outside press releases to see if there is a winner in a draw, I go directly to the MUSL site to get the info on the numbers and winners information.

            Pleasure talking to you.

            Highball

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              Posted: December 9, 2004, 1:59 am - IP Logged

              Highball is right I was looking at the Powerball home webpage and it did mention a winner from Sat. drawing. I thought it was a mistake until I look up the webpage tonight, and sure enough, a winner is found

               

               

               

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                Posted: December 9, 2004, 2:08 am - IP Logged

                it was a news release from october

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                  Posted: December 9, 2004, 7:56 am - IP Logged
                  Quote: Originally posted by highball on December 9, 2004



                  Hi Twisted,

                  I know that it hard for me to prove what was on the MUSL site during the tabulation, but it was up there!

                  I can understand that people do make mistakes when it comes to entering the wrong information, but to me, it sound suspicious when this sort of thing happens. I would rather see the "Result Pending" message for hours (or even days) on end until they can verify if there was a winner or not. I know that they would think otherwise since it would cost the lottery lost revenue until the information could be verified.

                  Just for the record, I don't go by outside press releases to see if there is a winner in a draw, I go directly to the MUSL site to get the info on the numbers and winners information.

                  Pleasure talking to you.

                  Highball





                  I'd recommend going to USA Mega instead, because all of the winner info is posted together, and you get lots of other info like advanced searching and jackpot analysis.  The basic information, like results and winner data, is exactly the same as what appears on powerball.com.

                   

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                    Posted: December 9, 2004, 10:51 am - IP Logged
                    Quote: Originally posted by highball on December 9, 2004



                    Hi Todd,

                    Thanks for having me here. But, what I talking about was while they were doing the tabulation for tonights drawing, there was a message on Powerball's home page saying that there was 1 jackpot winner in Saturday's drawing and others that had won prizes up to 10 million dollars.






                      Oh, they do that all the time whenever there is a winner on a particular night's draw.  They did that before when someone won the jackpot even though the current estimated jackpot still said "Results pending."

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                      Posted: December 10, 2004, 9:52 am - IP Logged

                      I thought the biggest gripe about Powerball would be the jackpot odds.