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Florida Lottery Ruins Their Web Site

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Posted: November 2, 2005, 12:55 am - IP Logged

Since the beginning Florida had one of the best lottery web sites showing years of draw history with machine/ballsets used and drawn order as well as the usual numaric order.  Now the site only finds one draw at a time by date look up. What a screw up for a lottery that just rejected serious players.  BobP

http://www.flalottery.com

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    Maybe they are trying to protect themselves against people or serious gamblers who use many past draws to help them win with for statistics filters or whatever else.

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      Posted: November 2, 2005, 1:05 am - IP Logged

      While 2 000 or so draws are very good for pick 3 stats, a person can get by with only from 10 to 40, maybe about the same for any other lottery games.

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        Posted: November 2, 2005, 1:27 am - IP Logged

        Since the beginning Florida had one of the best lottery web sites showing years of draw history with machine/ballsets used and drawn order as well as the usual numaric order.  Now the site only finds one draw at a time by date look up. What a screw up for a lottery that just rejected serious players.  BobP

        http://www.flalottery.com

        Thanks BobP:

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          Posted: November 2, 2005, 8:52 am - IP Logged


          I agree, Bob. I am going to email them later this morning and ask if the download page with past results can be restored. The drawing history and prize pay-out was useful.

          I wonder what other changes they're planning down there. Perhaps some of the games will be changing as well.

          This is NOT good!

           

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            Posted: November 2, 2005, 9:10 am - IP Logged

            Protect? Lol! So I guess they don't actually believe themselves that the lottery is truely "random" then. You would think that these stats would actually encourage more to play, thus making them more money, for those who believe they can get the lottery down to a "science."

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              Posted: November 2, 2005, 11:21 am - IP Logged

              Have you asked them where the link went? It might still be there, just not showing up on the top three or four link pages. New Jersey does that with several pages. Several time I asked a question about information, and they sent an email with the link that had the answers.

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                Posted: November 2, 2005, 11:28 am - IP Logged

                The FL website looks better. If you don't like it you don't like it.

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                  Posted: November 2, 2005, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

                  I agree with Bob P. Every Florida lottery player should send an e-mail and let them know how we feel. I just did. Thanks Bob for the heads up.

                  Carbob

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                    Posted: November 2, 2005, 1:36 pm - IP Logged

                    You would think that the powers to be in Lottery Headquarters could use some of that money to keep the pages updated. If they make a change to their current payout structure, I will keep my money and buy US savings bonds instead or move my play to Georgia and Tennessee.

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                      Posted: November 2, 2005, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

                      Maybe they're not finished with the site? They might not have everything up yet, if they redesigned it.

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                        Posted: November 2, 2005, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

                        Man, what timing.  I join this forum and they change their website.  Now I got more people who feel the same... I e-mailed them through their little comment box, but it only takes 255 characters.  I called them too and the operator said they are taking all comments, and she wrote down my complaint...The whole call was like 5 minutes....they pick up quick so make sure to give em a quick call when you can so they can't keep up..Evil Smile

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                          Posted: November 2, 2005, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

                          They had some really great info on their old site.  It is a very bad idea to subtract content -- they should only add new stuff, never take away.

                           

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                            Posted: November 2, 2005, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

                            They had some really great info on their old site.  It is a very bad idea to subtract content -- they should only add new stuff, never take away.

                            Read this somewhere: Free to be better than your state lottery site!

                            Cheers

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                              Posted: November 2, 2005, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

                              Gee, now where have I heard that one before? Wink

                               

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