|Posted: November 22, 2005, 5:17 pm - IP Logged|
This should answer everyone's questions ,especially and including mine, about the Florida Lottery drawings. It seems now that a lot of TV stations in the state of Florida don't want to do our communities a service and air the drawings. Below is the response I received from the Florida Lottery. MY apologies to the forum, if I seem a little panicky.
The Florida Lottery Asklott Account appreciates you writing, and expressing your concerns about the Lottery drawings. However. It should be noted that although all drawings are broadcast live by satellite each night from our studios in Tallahassee, contracting television stations have the option of airing live, transposing (scrolling), or conducting a tape delay of the drawing. Airing varies by game and by station, so you may view a list of our affiliate stations and their scheduled airing of our drawings at the following link: http://www.flalottery.com/inet/media-tvdrawingsMain.do Also some non-contacting stations throughout the state sometimes will air the drawing as a service to their community and viewers.
The Florida Lottery has not made any changes to the way the nightly drawings are conducted. We do not currently use a computerized program or random number generator (RNG) to select the numbers. The Lottery utilizes ball machines and "ping-pong" style ball sets to select the numbers. There are three draw machines and four to five ball sets available for each game. For each Lottery game a ball machine and ball set are randomly selected for use in that night's drawing. To ensure integrity and randomness of the drawings each night, ball sets are weighed and the machines are tested.
Thank you again for writing the Florida Lottery Asklott Account .