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computer states switching back to balls

Topic closed. 25 replies. Last post 11 years ago by dvdiva.

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which state do you think will be first in switching back to balls from computers?

missouri [ 2 ]  [11.76%]
indiana [ 3 ]  [17.65%]
new mexico [ 1 ]  [5.88%]
wisconsin [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
other(please explain) [ 11 ]  [64.71%]
Total Valid Votes [ 17 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 4 ]  
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Posted: July 31, 2005, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

I answered, "Other", because none wasn't an option. 

I mostly agree with what everyone else has said on the issue.  Most didn't say, but probably also believe that it isn't so much whether some State will switch back, as how long it will before all the States and the Multi-State draws are done by computer.

I wouldn't give it much more than a year.

Jack

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    Posted: July 31, 2005, 4:02 pm - IP Logged

    Maryland's lottery director publicly stated that he wasn't in favor of computerized drawings. He also said from the looks of it neither were the citizens of Maryland. Does that mean Maryland won't eventually switch to pc's drawing the numbers. I think not. I do however go with the fact that if you put a do not touch paint sign on a park bench that someone will touch it to see if it's wet. By this same token lottery directors probably review some of these threads and if people continually put the idea into their heads that computerized lottery are catching on or that states are switching. Then just like they implemented changes in the powerball drawing and mega mil. They might get the idea to go with the flow. Shuuuuuussssssssh baby's sleeping.

    Dvdiva you crack me up of course lottery's care about the people without them they couldn't get rich and make money for the states. But as to listening to the people many people answering their polls probably aren't even dedicated lottery players. So the input might favor the lotteries  if they get the point across to these conformist to allow specific changes. I think if the lottery wished to run polls that only people whom play the games should have a say. However the lottery is for everyone regardless wether the majority of the citizens play or not. And many of those changes that do take place will happen without you or me ever hearing about it until it's a done deal. Unless you and every dedicated lottery player is abreast of every detail of their quarterly meetings and are afforded the opportunity in having a say as to what will or won't happen next. Then that's the way the cookie crumbles.

    Rip your right i guess, just a matter of time. I only hope it like 50 to 100 years from now and then it won't bother me.

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      Posted: July 31, 2005, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

        I remember sometime last year someone from Powerball said they were looking into going computerized before 2005, but it did not happen.

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        Posted: August 1, 2005, 7:04 am - IP Logged

        lets hope legislation is passed BANNING all computerized drawings in the future....

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          Posted: August 1, 2005, 7:06 am - IP Logged

          like four4me said i hope if it does happen its 50 or 100 years from now if all states do go computerized...

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            Posted: August 1, 2005, 7:19 am - IP Logged

            lets hope legislation is passed BANNING all computerized drawings in the future....

            Lottomike, what would compel the legislators in any state to do this?  It certainly won't happen at a Federal level ; which would be required to affect all states.

            Politicians don't do anything unless their butt is personally in danger. (read that as their personal "future"). If it is something that can get them re-elected if they do it, or something that can stop their re-election if they don't do it, then they take action. Those are the only motivating factors for any politician. The Fed politicians would simply say That's an area for the individual states to address. So you won't ever see a blanket law that bans computerized drawings in all states. Each state will have to do it on its own, and since for them, the money is the motivating factor, as long as its cheaper to run the games via computer, they will.


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              Posted: August 5, 2005, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

              Politicians don't seem to be interested in lottery-related bills.

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                Posted: August 5, 2005, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

                Sure they are specially when a big jackpot goes unclaimed..just see how fast they pass legislation so the affected state can get the money!!!!ROFL

                If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

                You never know when you will get another hit.

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                  Posted: August 5, 2005, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

                  i agree littleoldlady.only when its beneficial to them do they do anything...they will never ever jump in to do anything unless there is money or something else worth benefit to them.....


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                    Posted: August 5, 2005, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

                    I wished that CA goes back to all ball drawing machines. I think CA should be first because of their fantasy 5 and pick 3 [Midday and evening] draws should go back to ball random situations. I hope that all of these states including CA go to ball situations.

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                      Posted: August 6, 2005, 1:37 am - IP Logged

                      Is the CA super lotto computer drawn as well?  Would be sad since it seemed like a nice state game.