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powerball and mega millions

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would you still play if both multi-state games switched to computerized drawings?

yes [ 3 ]  [15.79%]
no [ 11 ]  [57.89%]
maybe [ 5 ]  [26.32%]
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Posted: February 4, 2005, 4:21 am - IP Logged

i've read rumors,hopefully not true,that powerball and mega millions would both dventually end up computerized,i definitely hope not........i read this here a while back when asking if missouri was going to computers permanently their lottery website wrote me back saying that there was talk of powerball going that route too......

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    Posted: February 4, 2005, 6:48 am - IP Logged

    I wouldn't like it, but I would still play.  One of those big jackpots somewhere has my name on it!

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      Posted: February 4, 2005, 8:49 am - IP Logged
      Quote: Originally posted by LOTTOMIKE on February 4, 2005


      i've read rumors,hopefully not true,that powerball and mega millions would both dventually end up computerized,i definitely hope not........i read this here a while back when asking if missouri was going to computers permanently their lottery website wrote me back saying that there was talk of powerball going that route too......


      My opinion is that Mr. Strutt, who heads MUSL, would not go that route.  I admire the fact that he listens to the players, and I don't think he would do something that the players would strongly dislike.

       

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        Posted: February 4, 2005, 8:55 am - IP Logged

        I might have to switch to quick pics, and I woould definitly buy less tickets, but I would play....

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          Posted: February 4, 2005, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

          thanks for the info todd,i was just wondering.....

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            Posted: February 4, 2005, 3:20 pm - IP Logged
            Quote: Originally posted by LOTTOMIKE on February 4, 2005


            thanks for the info todd,i was just wondering.....



            It was a good question.  I wish all the lotteries would state their true intentions, so we could know who has gone to the dark side.

             

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              Posted: February 4, 2005, 4:12 pm - IP Logged

              Tso-gali-I

              I have to say that "everyting" has a pattern. No matter how the Numbers are chosen. Heck, it might even help those of us that track and "Wheel" the Numbers. It wouldn't take long to figure out how the numbers were falling. Maybe 20-draws, and we would be right where we are now.

              Chief

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                Posted: February 4, 2005, 6:21 pm - IP Logged

                Quote: Originally posted by kbcherokee on February 4, 2005






                Tso-gali-I

                I have to say that "everyting" has a pattern. No matter how the Numbers are chosen. Heck, it might even help those of us that track and "Wheel" the Numbers. It wouldn't take long to figure out how the numbers were falling. Maybe 20-draws, and we would be right where we are now.

                Chief




                I'm thinking along similar lines. It may not be as bad as some think. If it does get really bad, drops in sales will show and bring back the ball machines. Also, about "altering/controls/rigging", it can be done either way. Where there's a want, there's a way.
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                  Posted: February 4, 2005, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

                  the only thing that would be bad would be the use of a central computerif its computerized where they would drive up the jackpots to their choosing by making the winning numbers the numbers that were not bet on,in that case there are chances that the jackpot could grow to astronomical proportions.

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                    Posted: February 5, 2005, 1:08 am - IP Logged

                    I think also both lotteries need a "show" during big jackpot runs. Live ball drawings gives more confidence that the numbers are random and people like watching the drawings if its a big pot.

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                      Posted: February 5, 2005, 11:35 am - IP Logged
                      Quote: Originally posted by dvdiva on February 5, 2005


                      I think also both lotteries need a "show" during big jackpot runs. Live ball drawings gives more confidence that the numbers are random and people like watching the drawings if its a big pot.



                        Even if people don't watch the drawings, the mere fact that they are there inspires confidence in the results.

                       

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                        Posted: February 5, 2005, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

                        True.

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                          Posted: February 5, 2005, 10:56 pm - IP Logged

                          although i am strictly against computerized drawings, when the jackpot gets high...

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