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Did anyone ever think about this?

Topic closed. 8 replies. Last post 12 years ago by DoctorEw220.

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Posted: February 24, 2005, 1:04 am - IP Logged

Ok. Here's the theory.



You cannot see the phone cord connecting the terminal to the phone jack, which connects the terminal to the lottery network to enter in the ticket, but the machine independently generates quick picks, and independently prints the tickets. There is also a training mode for the terminal (at least in PA there is), which does not require connection to the computer system since it is training mode, and it will print out tickets in which the numbers are not entered into the state's computer system. Every state that uses these models runs that risk (I know PA, WV, and IN use those models, and I'm pretty sure there are more.). In theory, it is possible for you to get the winning set of numbers, but the ticket not be valid, regardless of the fact that it's for the draw date, and it has the winning numbers. Perhaps it would explain the lack of winners with the Hoosier Lottery since they use the same terminal as PA.

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    Posted: February 24, 2005, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

    yeah , but wouldn't you think that having the winning numbers, the right date and time on a lottery ticket that you bought in good faith, have the grounds for a lawsuit..........or am i missing the point here....

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      Posted: February 24, 2005, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

        excellent point fja. definate grounds i would say...!

                                                   

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        Posted: February 24, 2005, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

        Tso-gali-I

        They'd have a damm hard time convincing me in a Court of Law, they were just "practicing" before the draw...

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          Posted: February 25, 2005, 2:53 am - IP Logged

          One would hope they would have something printed on them so as to know it's not valid.

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            Posted: February 25, 2005, 3:09 am - IP Logged

            I know that this has no relevance to this thread but what in the HE** is this emoticon suppose to be...............

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              Posted: February 25, 2005, 8:30 am - IP Logged
              Quote: Originally posted by GoArmy on February 25, 2005



              I know that this has no relevance to this thread but what in the HE** is this emoticon suppose to be...............




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                Posted: February 25, 2005, 11:22 am - IP Logged

                A crooked "store" operator could pocket some serious cash using that scheme.  Of course their "house of cards" would come crashing down with just one large winner.....

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                  Posted: February 27, 2005, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

                  yeah, but still. i've had it happen where i thought my ticket was a winner, but the lottery machine said otherwise, and i've checked my numbers, and i should have won some money.

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