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1927 BLOCKED!

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LiLSpeedy's avatar - 2714
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Posted: February 7, 2006, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

What is going on with the Georgia Lottery? I along with others tried to play 1927 at midday today. To our surprise it was BLOCKED. My question to the lottery officials is, If the lottery numbers that are being drawn daily are being drawn randomly, how do you know when to BLOCK a particular number? To BLOCK certain numbers would lead one to believe that the lottery is fixed and corrupt. Don't let what happened to the Texas lottery, happen to the Georgia lottery.

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    Posted: February 7, 2006, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

    Would have to agree there...lol

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      Posted: February 7, 2006, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

      I think if GA lottery is anything like IL lottery, they have what they call "liability limits".  Meaning that if that number hits it will not "break the bank".  They probably have a set dollar amount for all the numbers and that way the payoff will not be more than they are willing to payout. 

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        Posted: February 7, 2006, 4:41 pm - IP Logged

        I have heard that there are times when the lottery loses money on the Pick3 such as when a triple hits, because the average joe goes and plays triples a lot. Probably happens most with 777, but lotteries are obligated to $500 per pop if it isn't stated in the rules otherwise.

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          Posted: February 7, 2006, 4:44 pm - IP Logged

          The have limits on how many different sets of numbers they sell.  They aren't going to allow themselves to take a lose.  My suggestion around that is buy early or buy them in multidraws or advance draws. 

          How are you going to win if you don't play?

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            BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
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            Posted: February 7, 2006, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

            0000 was sold out a few weeks ago  1927 is a odd # why would it sell out

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              Posted: February 7, 2006, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

              Georgia has done it before when a certain amount of tickets bearing a particular set of numbers has been bought.  Doesn't seem a big deal to me because we have pretty good oversight.

              Good luck to everyone!

                onenumber's avatar - swordgirl
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                Posted: February 7, 2006, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

                Hey, I found this on the Georgia Lottery website, it's located under the Georgia Lottery Timeline section.

                July 1, 2004Liability limits are adjusted to $18 million for CASH 3 and $8 million for CASH 4.

                  LiLSpeedy's avatar - 2714
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                  Posted: February 7, 2006, 4:56 pm - IP Logged

                  So did Texas and a few other lotteries. But look what happened to them, even though they had oversight.

                    LiLSpeedy's avatar - 2714
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                    Posted: February 7, 2006, 4:59 pm - IP Logged

                    Thanks onenumber. Now it makes sense.

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                      Posted: February 7, 2006, 5:07 pm - IP Logged

                      The GA lottery has to have some type of computer program that will pinpoint the # or #'s that are approaching their payout limits.

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                        Morrison, IL
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                        Posted: February 7, 2006, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

                        Many state pick-3 and pick-4 games that pay fixed prizes have a limit on how many plays can wager on the same combination to avoid going bankrupt.

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                          Posted: February 7, 2006, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

                          So did Texas and a few other lotteries. But look what happened to them, even though they had oversight.

                          Georgia has pretty good disclosure as Onenumber pointed out. 

                          They also reply politely and sensibly when questions are emailed to them, sometimes replying to several questions with a phone call to the questioner. 

                          This has especially been true with Ms. DeFrancisco heading it. 

                          Am not expecting the Georgia Lottery to go the way of others which are having problems which IMHO sprang from them failing to listen to players.

                          Good luck to everyone!

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                            Posted: February 7, 2006, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

                            Some time ago I had the same thing happened in the Michigan Lottery . Lottery Officials' told me they will block a number to protect  them from going bankrupt. The states system knows what numbers are being played but the numbers are still a ramdom draw..

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                              Posted: February 7, 2006, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

                              you just keeping that thought, casie...............that they are random.........because that is what they want you to think.

                              Sandy