|Posted: May 17, 2006, 4:50 am - IP Logged|
The state of Florida conducts several pre-draws prior to the real drawing. If they don't like the results they try another machine ballset combination. I have no idea exactly how many tests they do or what they are looking for but I assume if the same number(s) keep coming up they can't take the chance it's just random and set the machine ballset combination aside for a checkup.
If the game were totaly random, they wouldn't have to rotate machines and ballsets. The fact they do, tells us there is something to hide.
Bob, is this done for all games? I never really thought about it until I got on this board, but it does concern me. I don't understand the statement "if they don't like the results" because who makes that decision? If the balls are carefully measured, weighed, checked for density and whatever might influence the outcome of a draw before they are used, I don't understand why they even need to be tested before a game, but I'm not a scientist or mathematician. I just googled the words ballset and pretest and the first link was the Texas lottery. They test 6 times and they list the pre-draws on their site. This is a quote:
Pre-tests are conducted to ensure the drawing machines are functioning correctly and the balls are being selected in a random fashion. The testing of the machines utilizes two selection options, remote control selection and manual selection. Currently Lotto Texas requires 6 pre-tests. If no ball is selected 5 times, the ball set passes the pre-test.
So what are they saying? That no number can come up 5 times out of 6? I guess that's fair, but it's not random. Random to me means anything is possible. So if this is true for Florida and someone has been hoping to win for many years, it's very possible that his numbers actually were drawn, maybe even more than once throughout the years, but he wouldn't know it. Right? Then maybe having favorite numbers means nothing because maybe last week they came up in test #2 and 3 months ago were picked in test #4.