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Posted: July 12, 2006, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

Below is what I copied off the CA Lottery web site. Doesn't this mean computer drawings are honest and safe? I play Fantasy 5 all the time and I hope they aren't ripping me off! They do have jackpot winners quite a bit and I even picked 4 of 5 for $512 a few months ago with only buying 1 ticket. If computer drawings aren't honest then why are so many people winning? This is really confusing for me. Please let me know what you think of this!

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What is the Automated Draw Machine? The Automated Draw Machine is a state-of-the-art computer used to draw winning numbers for Fantasy 5, Daily 3 and Daily Derby. The Automated Draw Machine is a stand alone computer, which means it isn't connected to any other computer system. It looks like a desktop computer. The computer's hard drive cannot be opened without breaking a numbered security seal. Inside the computer, the programs that generate the random numbers are permanently implanted or "burned in" and cannot be altered. You could compare it to trying to alter the information on a compact disk. Tampering in any way with the system, without detection, is not possible.

The California Lottery has purchased three separate Automated Draw Machines, two are used for the daily draws and the third one is used as an off-site backup in the event of an emergency. Each day before the draw, a manual capsule draw is conducted to determine which draw device will be used, A or B. Another manual capsule draw is conducted to determine which randomization method is used, one being a mathematical algorithm and the other being a Random Number Generator. The numbers selected from either method are unpredictable and selected in an unbiased manner.

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    Posted: July 13, 2006, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

    Awwww,nobody answered you over here. Unhappy

    Welcome to the Lottery Post, Jim!

    I don't know if I can give you what you're looking for but I like to think that it's honest and safe. I'm in CA too but I'm hoping everyone's is just as safe and honest.

    People are winning because there are thousands upon thousands of tickets out there so the chances of someone hitting increases. Plus add all the folks like us here on the Lottery Post who give lots of insight on systems and theories and exchange ideas, it's no wonder people are winning. Perhaps most of it is luck, but those of us who work hard at trying to "beat the system" (ha ha) like to think otherwise.

    Take a look around these forums. You'll find everything you need for playing lottery smarter!!

    Take it easy.


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      Posted: July 14, 2006, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

      Well, that was nice of Calf. to print that out.  I wonder if they follow their own rules?  Is there a third party checking the security seal?  Does the program have a backdoor? 

       Remember, we are dealing with the government here.  I have yet to meet a state employee who does not think they are G-d's gift to the people of the state; that they have all the rights and you have none.  With that attitude, they will do what they want, when they want, and to whom they want.  No security seal is going to stop them.