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Posted: June 8, 2005, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

I added the State Lottery Report Card to the menu of options in the Results menu.  I am still looking for help in identifying the games marked "Unknown" in the report card.  So if you see a game marked unknown, and you have personal knowledge of whether it's a computerized drawing or ball machine, please let me know.  Also, if I have something wrong please let me know that too.

Thanks for your help.

I plan on adding other variables to the report card, like cash/annuity availability on all/some games, ability to change your mind on the option, and other things.  Any other ideas are appreciated.

 

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What grade did your lottery earn?

 

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    Posted: June 8, 2005, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

    Quebec's La Quotdienne (or "The Daily One" in English), uses balls, they recently bought Messengers from Smartplay for that game.

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      Posted: June 8, 2005, 2:37 pm - IP Logged

      I assume that is for both La Quotdienne 3 and La Quotdienne 4?

       

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        Posted: June 8, 2005, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

        I assume that is for both La Quotdienne 3 and La Quotdienne 4?

        Yes?

         

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          Posted: June 9, 2005, 12:48 am - IP Logged

          I assume that is for both La Quotdienne 3 and La Quotdienne 4?

          Yes?

          Yes. And I checked Loto-Quebec's website. All of their draw games (even La Mini) are drawn with balls. Vive la boules!

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            Posted: June 9, 2005, 12:59 am - IP Logged

            Well it's about time the states with computer drawings get a big "F".

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              Posted: June 9, 2005, 1:05 am - IP Logged

              I did a bunch more research, and updated a bunch of games.  There are still some unknowns, but many fewer than before.  I have sent e-mails to the lotteries in question.

               

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                Posted: June 9, 2005, 2:15 am - IP Logged

                I'm still uncertain about Montana Cash. Where did you find out that it was drawn with balls?

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                  Posted: June 9, 2005, 9:47 am - IP Logged

                  I'm still uncertain about Montana Cash. Where did you find out that it was drawn with balls?

                  Well, let me just state for the record here that Lottery Post intends to be the source of record for this data, so I don't put anything up unless it's been cross-verified.  Just so there's no question about the integrity of the data.

                  The Montana Lottery told me.

                   

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                    Posted: June 9, 2005, 12:43 pm - IP Logged

                    I'm still uncertain about Montana Cash. Where did you find out that it was drawn with balls?

                    Well, let me just state for the record here that Lottery Post intends to be the source of record for this data, so I don't put anything up unless it's been cross-verified.  Just so there's no question about the integrity of the data.

                    The Montana Lottery told me.

                    Well O.K. I need make a trek there then. Those QuickTix sound awesome.

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                      Posted: June 9, 2005, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

                      And some unfortunate news about D.C. Our worst fears have been realized.

                      http://www.dclottery.com/pdfs/Computerized%20Draw.pdf

                      I'll stick to Hot Lotto while I'm there from now on. 

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                        Posted: June 9, 2005, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

                        How terrible for DC lottery players.  No Nod

                         

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                          Posted: June 9, 2005, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

                            At least we know there are some states (such as Florida) that understand computer drawings will undermine player confidence.

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                            Posted: June 11, 2005, 3:47 am - IP Logged

                            todd:

                            i like the idea of rating each state lottery, but perhaps they should be rated on more than just how true the drawings are.  perhaps you could also base the grades on the payout percentages, average jackpot, sales figures, jackpot odds, starting jackpot, instant games, and variety of choice.

                            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.

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                              Posted: June 11, 2005, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

                              todd:

                              i like the idea of rating each state lottery, but perhaps they should be rated on more than just how true the drawings are.  perhaps you could also base the grades on the payout percentages, average jackpot, sales figures, jackpot odds, starting jackpot, instant games, and variety of choice.

                              Dr. Ew, you should check my Blog for an entry I put on this exact topic.  Thare are lots of different categories I had thought of, and yours are some good ones to add to that.

                               

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

                               

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