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Topic closed. 69 replies. Last post 11 years ago by LOTTOMIKE.

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do you think all states will be computerized eventually?

yes [ 27 ]  [57.45%]
no [ 12 ]  [25.53%]
maybe [ 8 ]  [17.02%]
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Posted: December 19, 2004, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

do you think all states will be computerized dventually??

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    Posted: December 21, 2004, 1:48 am - IP Logged

     Yes, most definately.

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      Posted: December 21, 2004, 2:45 am - IP Logged

      I really hate to say this but I think that all of them will end up computerized before it is all done and said.

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        Posted: December 21, 2004, 8:59 am - IP Logged

        I hope not.

         

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          Posted: December 21, 2004, 11:47 am - IP Logged

          YES IN A FEW YEARS.

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            Posted: December 22, 2004, 10:49 am - IP Logged

            I think more and more states will go computerized because it is cheaper, and we all know it's all about the money.  The only thing that would stop the trend is for a major scandle to break where it comes out that some drawing is rigged or some smart computer whiz hacked into a computer.  Part of me hopes that happens so that they will go back to and continue "live" drawings.  I'm a data base engineer and have been working in the computer industry since 1980.  Any system that man can create, another man can break into.

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              Posted: December 22, 2004, 10:56 am - IP Logged

              No, I don't think every state will. I think that if it were put to a vote that most people would vote no. It should be up to the people not the state that decides these things. The peoples voice cannot be heard if the states keep changing rules and laws without the peoples knowledge or consent. from what I gather reading about these computerized drawing is the state change from balls to computers without even doing a poll to see whether the people wanted the game to change from balls to computers.

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                Posted: December 22, 2004, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

                i think we need to have it on a ballot and voted on in each state if the people do or don't want computerized drawings if the state plans on changing from one to the other!

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                  Posted: December 22, 2004, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

                  To get it on a ballot you have to have a lobbyist lobby for the ballot it would mean a petition in every state that has a lottery. This is one can of worm that once opened up could cause a mandate to make all lotteries computerized. When you start messing around with lawmakers you had better be prepared for a fight to the finish with them having the higher authority and the big buck lawyers doing battle against any actions that would cause them to lose more money than they want to make. Especially since every state is crying were broke and we need more money. You must remember that times are hard and we are spending more money to fight this homeland defense than the budget has dollars for. They want more money to repair the infrastructure of all the major cities and they continue to tax us as thought we were all millionaires.

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                    Posted: December 22, 2004, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

                      This is my opinion and I am very much aware that what I am about to say will probably piss some people off, but I won't concern myself with that because there are probably just as many people who would agree with me. Truthfully, I believe that if by chance they do decide to let the people vote on it (and I highly doubt that they will), it will be the same as the last few presidential elections. They will find some way to stop several people from getting to the polls OR they will very conveniently miscount the vote in order to turn it around to their advantage. Gone are the days when the decision of the people actually counted, not to say that we should all give up our voting rights, heavens no! But I do think that nowadays, the powers that be have finally found a way to distort the results of the vote. The bottom line is that the people will once again be ignored while the fat cats pass whatever law that suits them. 

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                      Posted: December 22, 2004, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

                      Good point. Another thing I forgot to mention is if people start going to each individual state about computerized drawings each state might decide that this would benefit them more to switch from ball drawings to computers. However I don't see anything wrong with people trying to get the higher up to switch from computer drawing back to ball drawings. But their approach to this probably would be if it ain't broke don't fix it.

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                        Posted: December 25, 2004, 5:53 am - IP Logged

                        i wonder if oklahoma will use ball drawings or computers

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                          Posted: December 25, 2004, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

                          I was wondering if someone was given a years worth of lottery results if they could tell by looking at them if they were RNG or ping pong ball results?

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                            Posted: December 25, 2004, 9:29 pm - IP Logged
                            Quote: Originally posted by LOTTOMIKE on December 22, 2004


                            i think we need to have it on a ballot and voted on in each state if the people do or don't want computerized drawings if the state plans on changing from one to the other!


                            i couldn't agree more, it should be left up to the people whom spend their money on any lottery.....!!!

                                                                         

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                              Posted: December 25, 2004, 9:46 pm - IP Logged
                              Quote: Originally posted by All4U on December 22, 2004


                              nowadays, the powers that be have finally found a way to distort the results of the vote. 


                              Yes, like the Electoral College System.