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Posted: June 11, 2005, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

Recently I was discussing lottery play with a KY player and after going to the Kentucky Lottery website and looking up the numbers that had his this year, I was surprised to see how many numbers seemed to repeat during a week and how many triples had hit there so far this year. It made me feel that perhaps the day draw was by RNG and therefore, it was like having two separate pick 3 games in the state which I thought might account for the increase in the triples. In the first 5 months of 2005 thre have been 6 triples.....0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 4, and 7s. I tried to do a little research there and couldn't verify anything, but after seeing Todd's posting of the results of all state lotteries, I see that both day and night draws in KY are by ball machines.  Since the law of averages would say a triple once in 100 draws, this is pretty amazing.......5 months at apprx. 60 draws per month = 300 draws/6 trips= 1 in every 50 draws!

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    Posted: June 11, 2005, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

    Recently I was discussing lottery play with a KY player and after going to the Kentucky Lottery website and looking up the numbers that had his this year, I was surprised to see how many numbers seemed to repeat during a week and how many triples had hit there so far this year. It made me feel that perhaps the day draw was by RNG and therefore, it was like having two separate pick 3 games in the state which I thought might account for the increase in the triples. In the first 5 months of 2005 thre have been 6 triples.....0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 4, and 7s. I tried to do a little research there and couldn't verify anything, but after seeing Todd's posting of the results of all state lotteries, I see that both day and night draws in KY are by ball machines.  Since the law of averages would say a triple once in 100 draws, this is pretty amazing.......5 months at apprx. 60 draws per month = 300 draws/6 trips= 1 in every 50 draws!

    Now, try to imagine what would happen if it were a computerized drawing: the lottery would see that strange result and the programmers would start tinkering with the drawing algorithm to make sure it doesn't happen that way again.  Something like "it's not random enough!"  The nightmares of computerized drawings....

    With a true lottery drawing, we can just sit back and enjoy the oddness of true randomness! Big Grin

     

    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: June 14, 2005, 6:31 am - IP Logged

      lets put an end to computerized drawings,its really great triples are hitting in kentucky....the beauty of ball drawings,the players benefit!

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        Posted: June 17, 2005, 9:57 am - IP Logged

        Sadly, I had to add the three regional Western Canada games to the computerized drawings category, bringing their overall grade down to a D.

        Like so many computerized drawing states, if not for the national (or multi-state) games, they would be 100% computerized.

         

        Check the State Lottery Report Card
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        Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
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          Posted: June 21, 2005, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

          Georgia has Quick Cash an online Keno game which is computerized.

           

          1.It's easy! First, get a Quick Cash playslip from any Quick Cash retailer. Mark the box corresponding to the dollar amount you wish to play per draw in Section 1.

          2.Next, choose how many numbers (spots) you want to play in Section 2.

          3.Then, in Section 3, pickup to 10 numbers from a field of 1 through 80. Make sure you pick the same quantity of numbers that you chose in Section 2. Or choose the Quik Pik option.

          4.Then, mark the box corresponding to the number of consecutive draws you wish to play in Section 4. Hand your completed playslip and money to the Quick Cash retailer.

          5.Every 4 minutes, 20 numbers from the field of 1 through 80 are selected and displayed on the Quick Cash monitor.

          6.You win based on how many numbers you match each draw.

          http://www.galottery.com/stc/games/quickCashKeno.jsp?focus=games

           

          Good luck to everyone!

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            Posted: June 21, 2005, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

            Konane,

            It is assumed, by way of logistics, that 4-minute Keno games are all going to be computerized.  I don't think there's any expectation that human beings are going to work like Lucy in a candy factory to draw the lottery balls, quickly set the up again, and run the drawing again -- all day long.

            Maybe others could offer different opinions on this, but my opinion is that the existence of a computerized 4-minute Keno game is not a negative when evaluating a lottery, as long as the standard daily lottery games are drawn using a real lottery machine.  In fact, I would rather look on the offering of 4-minute Keno as a positive factor, in that the lottery is offering additional game options, without sacrificing the quality or quantity of daily games.

            Any other opinions?

             

            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: June 21, 2005, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

              The bottom line is that balls should be used whenever practical. Every 4 minutes isn't practical, unfortunately, for balls to be used.

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                Posted: June 21, 2005, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

                Konane,

                It is assumed, by way of logistics, that 4-minute Keno games are all going to be computerized.  I don't think there's any expectation that human beings are going to work like Lucy in a candy factory to draw the lottery balls, quickly set the up again, and run the drawing again -- all day long.

                Maybe others could offer different opinions on this, but my opinion is that the existence of a computerized 4-minute Keno game is not a negative when evaluating a lottery, as long as the standard daily lottery games are drawn using a real lottery machine.  In fact, I would rather look on the offering of 4-minute Keno as a positive factor, in that the lottery is offering additional game options, without sacrificing the quality or quantity of daily games.

                Any other opinions?

                Love your synopsis!!  ROFL  ROFL  ROFL    You're absolutely correct!!

                Good luck to everyone!