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Topic closed. 6 replies. Last post 12 years ago by DoctorEw220.

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Posted: March 22, 2005, 10:36 am - IP Logged

 

Subj:  Re: daily 4 winner
Date: 3/21/05 2:30:33 PM Central Standard Time

Dear  Player:
 
Thank you for your message regarding the Daily 4 $50,000 winner.
 
The Indianapolis woman you are referring to played it straight on her
$10 Daily 4 ticket. In the March 8 midday drawing, she multiplied her
winnings by 10 and claimed a $50,000 prize. She essentially won 10
times. When playing Daily 4, you can place up to a $10 wager to increase
your payout if you win.  I have provided you with a brief example below:
A $1 wager on straight will pay $5,000 if you winA $2 wager on straight
will pay $10,000 if you win ($5,000 x 2 = $10,000)A $3 wager on straight
will pay $15,000 if you win ($5,000 x 3 - $15,000) The payout will
continue to increase based on the amount of the wager.  The maximum
wager allowed is $10 which if won will pay $50,000.
 Regarding computerized draws, the Hoosier Lottery started using
electronic random number generators for its draw games on Dec. 3, 2001.
Before switching to the computerized procedure, the Hoosier Lottery
carefully weighed the advantages and disadvantages.  I can assure you
that security and fairness were not diminishing factors in our decision
to implement an electronic drawing procedure. In fact, the Hoosier
Lottery concluded that the electronic draws were more secure than using
ball machines. The electronic process decreased the number of steps
involved, leaving less room for error.  We weren't alone in our
conclusion. At that time, 13 other lotteries were using computerized
drawings. Since our initiation of electronic draws, lotteries in
Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin have made the switch as
well.  Any member of the public is allowed to visit Lottery headquarters
and watch a computerized draw, such as Daily 4. During these draws, both
internal and external auditors are on hand to ensure the drawing is fair
and secure. If you have an interest in watching a draw, call
1-800-955-6886.  We appreciate your continued patronage and support. I
hope that this reply has thoroughly answered your concerns. Sincerely,
Player Support

 

Before I e-mailed them on this story I did check all prize payouts for the previous, month, march 8th had no strait winners, after I e-mailed them, they removed the story from the website, and has yet put it back on,and now the prize payout shows 10 strait winners. But no box wins

the number played was 7460 

it was supposedly played 10.00 strait with no box play

My self if I played a number for that kind of money I think I would at least back it up a couple times boxed just as a insurance policy.

Well any way at least I have them responding to me, I plan on continuing to fight them,

keep you all updated. Mark

P.S. I think I will visit them and watch one of there drawings.

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    Posted: March 23, 2005, 5:40 am - IP Logged

    Great job Mark. Keep up the good work!

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      Posted: March 23, 2005, 6:58 am - IP Logged

      Mark,

      Just for what it's worth.  In the past, a couple of times here in WIsconsin, I've bought a winning ticket "on the street" at the local retailer. In one case it was a pick 3 50-cent straight winner and the other it was 4 of 5 in the local 5 of 31 game. Both times, just out of curiosity, I checked the state website for winners and amounts paid out.

      In neither case did it show up. Yet I certainly did cash in the tickets!

      Personally, I think it most often may just be inefficiency or incompetance on the part of the state in posting correct information. I'm figuring they assign the task to the employee at the "bottom of the totem pole", so to speak. That person is probably not the most reliable and efficient worker they have. I know at the company I work for, if you want something done right, you give the task to the employee that is the "sharpest" and pays most attention to detail.  The farther down the ladder, so to speak, that you go in assigning any task, the less likely you'll have it done correctly.

      It's just my guess. But I figure the states may just say "Have Bobo do it". And this is what happens.

      ============

      How can you tell if a politician is lying?

      Answer: His lips are moving.

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        Posted: March 23, 2005, 7:03 am - IP Logged

        I disagree. In 7 years I have spent 70-80 thousand playing the hoosier lottery pic 4. I play combos mostly. Just last year I spent 8-10 thousand on combos and did not win one cent on the daily four. I truly believe that the posted figures on their website are correct. seeing how they literally pay nothing. That coincides with me being broke.

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          Posted: March 23, 2005, 7:43 am - IP Logged

          Their pointing to bad behavior (by 13 other lotteries that had computerized drawings) does not justify their bad behavior in switching.  It just means that there are major several bad choices that have been made.

          I wonder how you would witness a drawing.  Maybe there would be an announcer saying, "OK ... here goes .. his finger is nearing the Enter key ... 2 inches away ... 1 inch ... BINGO!  Good luck players!"

           

          Check the State Lottery Report Card
          What grade did your lottery earn?

           

          Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
          Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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            Posted: March 24, 2005, 8:06 am - IP Logged

            lol......what is sad is that the lottery officials are flat out lying and insulting everyones intelligence,first by posting bogus info,then by telling little lies and last they want you to "witness" a computerized drawing!  wow do you get to stand around a bunch of armed guards while some bozo hits a button and then boom it spits out a number that wasn't bet on that day and there are your numbers!  i think i'm getting sick

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              Posted: March 24, 2005, 5:32 pm - IP Logged

              if they "want" you to see a draw, then go see a draw. you have proof. print out the e-mail. if they try to say no, then tell them that you have their permission to see a draw, and that you'll blow the whistle on their little scam.

              I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.