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computerized mega millions and powerball

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would you still play if starting tomorrow mega millions and powerball went computerized?

NO.i will only play if the game has ball drawings [ 24 ]  [53.33%]
YES.i will still play if it went computerized [ 11 ]  [24.44%]
not sure...... [ 10 ]  [22.22%]
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Posted: November 7, 2005, 7:43 pm - IP Logged

Absolutely no way!

if they computerize the PB I am done with it. There is no reason to, they make more than enough profit to support the multiple machines/ballsets they currently use.

unless of course they fully disclose the source code... ;-)

Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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    Posted: November 11, 2005, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

    Hummm, good point. They did NYC with the $290M, but California wasn't part of the game. Now that it is, it would be a logical choice. Sooth the beast.

    I think they only did that because it was when NY joined MM... When CA came on, they did the draw in Hollywood (with Onyx machines, the balls are celluloid and they are too      b    o  u  n  c y        in the chute)... Carrie Underwood and Glen Burns did that draw. The CA lottery and the VA lottery websites have videos of that draw. Don't get me wrong, bouncy is good, but too bouncy and you can't read the numbers for a few seconds because the ball is going back and forth seemingly infinitely.

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      Posted: November 11, 2005, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

      Hummm, good point. They did NYC with the $290M, but California wasn't part of the game. Now that it is, it would be a logical choice. Sooth the beast.

      I think they only did that because it was when NY joined MM... When CA came on, they did the draw in Hollywood (with Onyx machines, the balls are celluloid and they are too      b    o  u  n  c y        in the chute)... Carrie Underwood and Glen Burns did that draw. The CA lottery and the VA lottery websites have videos of that draw. Don't get me wrong, bouncy is good, but too bouncy and you can't read the numbers for a few seconds because the ball is going back and forth seemingly infinitely.

      I had forgotten about the LA draw.  I don't stay up for the draw; except on special ocassions.  Like maybe twice.  The dog gets mad if I stay up past 10:00 PM.

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        Posted: November 11, 2005, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

        ABSOULTELY NOT! I refuse to play games that are not ball drawn.

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          Posted: November 11, 2005, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

          I could not care less what they use.  I am interested in the reward, not how it got there.   Figuring, some one has to win, it could just as well be me.  Like the logo says, no play no win.  The fewer of you, the better my chance.  Ask any previous winner, and I am sure they couldn't care less either.  Money is Money.

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            Posted: November 11, 2005, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

            LOTTOMIKE, I choose no. I don't like MM and PB become computerized. If they are, there won't be any new North American jackpot records. I hope the MM run gets above 363+ million.

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              Posted: December 1, 2005, 1:41 am - IP Logged

              Probably. I have had better luck with computer drawings. But I prefer to see those balls dance. Drum      Group Hug    PartyDance 

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                Posted: December 1, 2005, 2:12 am - IP Logged

                I would still play, but I prefer ball drawings to computerized drawings. Ball drawings seem more fair to me.

                Dance like no one is watching.

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                  Posted: December 1, 2005, 3:39 pm - IP Logged

                  The last time I checked, the Mega Millions drawing are already computerized.  I could be wrong but I read it somewhere but I can't rightly remember the article.

                  its shocking that there are some people who still have no clue if mega millions is computerized or drawn with balls.....

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                    Posted: December 3, 2005, 2:37 am - IP Logged

                    would you still play if mega millions and powerball went computerized?

                    absolutely not LOL  (then again, mega millions isn't sold here in new mexico -- that i'm aware of -- so its a personal moot point for me on that one). 

                    people will still play, hope always springs eternal (because, again, someone has to win)... i just wouldn't be one of them.  at least balls can be physically investigated if there was indeed physical tampering.  but computerized? we've already seen what happens when votes are tabulated by computer, and there is no paper trail to explain why more votes were electronically tabulated than there were voters to actually cast those votes.  dropping money on a computerized lottery drawing?

                     

                    more money for the penny jar.

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                      Posted: December 3, 2005, 3:53 am - IP Logged

                      i think a computerized drawing would be more random than a ball drawing,  but nothing is really random not even the lottery.

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                        Posted: December 3, 2005, 1:08 pm - IP Logged

                          If computerized drawings are more random than ball drawings, then Powerball and Mega Millions should go computerized!!

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                          Posted: December 3, 2005, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

                          Ball drawings are more random then computers.

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