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Posted: May 23, 2005, 2:08 am - IP Logged

This evening I worked feverishly to come up with this new page, which I think captures the sentiment perfectly (if I do say so myself).

Please take a look, because I need some help filling in the missing pieces and verifying my info.

http://www.lotterypost.com/drawing-report-card.asp

Please help me track down the "Unknown" games, and please verify your state's games against the info I have.

 

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    Posted: May 23, 2005, 2:14 am - IP Logged

    Looks pretty good, Todd, at least for MA, but I think simply claiming to have ball drawings isn't enough.  In MA many games claim to have ball drawings, but the balls are never televised anywhere, which really isn't a heck of a lot better than having a computer drawing.  Why should I trust the person running the ball machine any more than I would trust a computer programmer?  If we want fair drawings, we don't just need ball machines, we need televised (or at least public, in a mall maybe?) drawings.

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      Posted: May 23, 2005, 2:34 am - IP Logged

      I'm glad to say the PA only uses computers to draw the midday Daily Number and Big 4. Every other game uses balls. And in Canada, 6/49 and Super 7 both use balls.

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        Posted: May 23, 2005, 2:36 am - IP Logged

        I also think MI only uses computers for Classic Lotto47. And all the Tri-State games use balls. Kentucky uses RNGs for Double Up and Tic Tac Cash. I'm not sure what Iowa uses for the Cash Game. BC is the longest running user of RNGs, since 1986 I think.

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          Posted: May 23, 2005, 2:50 am - IP Logged

          • Texas (100% true lottery drawings)

            True Drawings: Cash 5, Lotto Texas, Mega Millions, Midday Pick 3, Pick 3, Texas Two Step

            Computerized: none



          You got Texas right, but that could change later maybe (They seem to want to).But I hope not !

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            Posted: May 23, 2005, 3:08 am - IP Logged

            Howdy Todd,




            • Missouri (13% true lottery drawings)

              True Drawings: Powerball

              Computerized: Lotto, Pick 3, Pick 4, Show Me 5

              Unknown: Midday Pick 3, Midday Pick 4, Midday Show Me 5



            You have MO right and the unknowns you have listed for MO are all computer drawn. That will finish up MO for ya.

            It gets a big, fat, whopping F. The losers...

            Thanks for all you do,

            Bryan  :)

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              Posted: May 23, 2005, 6:23 am - IP Logged

              tennessee is 100 percent balls......cash 3,cash 4,lotto 5 and powerball are all computerized...

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                Posted: May 23, 2005, 6:26 am - IP Logged

                todd,thanks for the information...hopefully most of the a+ states will stay that way including tennessee....

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                  Posted: May 23, 2005, 6:37 am - IP Logged

                  You have the state of Taxconsin (formerly known as Wisconsin) correct, Todd.

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                    Posted: May 23, 2005, 7:07 am - IP Logged

                    Todd,

                      Florida is correct! All balls.

                     Carbob

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                      Posted: May 23, 2005, 7:23 am - IP Logged

                       

                      Todd

                      Pennsylvania has two drawings a day Midday and Evening. The Midday draw is only the 3 and 4 digit, and is computerized. All the evening games are drawn by ping pong balls. They would be the 3 and 4 digit, Cash 5, Match 6, and Lucky for Life. All drawn the old fashioned way.

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                        Posted: May 23, 2005, 7:58 am - IP Logged

                        Fixed:




                        • Pennsylvania


                        • Missouri


                        • Canada 6/49 and Super7



                        JS9:  Michigan was correct as-is, and I agree about the other factors being important.  I will gradually add various components to the Report Card, so that it becomes a complete picture of how good a lottery is.  Naturally, we'll also have to add the percentage of games that offer a cash option (CO will like that one).

                         

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                          Posted: May 23, 2005, 8:00 am - IP Logged

                          Per KyMystikal's post in another thread I changed KY's Tic Tac Cash and Double Up to computerized.

                           

                          Check the State Lottery Report Card
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                          Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                          Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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                            Posted: May 23, 2005, 8:31 am - IP Logged

                            Todd, I think New Mexico uses the ping pong balls.....

                            Here is the link for lottoMike's info on the computerized and the ping pong ball states..for the Pick3

                            http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/94617/3

                            it's near the end of the thread

                            Sandy

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                              Posted: May 23, 2005, 8:48 am - IP Logged

                              • Georgia (100% true lottery drawings)

                                True Drawings: Cash 3, Cash 4, Fantasy 5, LOTTO South, Mega Millions, Midday 3, Midday 4

                                Computerized: none



                              Georgia's report card is 100% correct.

                              Great work, Todd!  And very much appreciated.

                               >Peach