|Posted: September 17, 2006, 8:05 am - IP Logged|
It's been a while since I've been here (busy with everything), but I finally managed to sit down at my puter and watch some TV. Yes, my puter. I stumbled along the Chicago Tribune's site and just happened to see a link on Illinois lottery draw videos. Since I haven't watched one of those in a while, I decided to watch one.
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CRITERIONS?????????
They got rid of them and have replaced them with what look like the Texas Machines. Garron Lottery Products? Come on, Illinois. You know better than that. You still use the standard daily machines for Pick 3 & 4, why couldn't you go with Smartplay again?
I'm sorry, but these machines DO NOT mix numbers well. If you watch carefully, you will be able to see 1 or 2 balls hovering around the drop hole, if not in it already, sitting there patiently waiting for the hole to open up. Then, once that ball leaves, another one sits in the hole and drops when the chute opens. Also, it looks like the balls in the background are stagnant when the chute opens up, and not flying all over the place. These machines, IMO, are worthless. The paddles bring up the whole lot of balls once when the draw starts, and it seems like they barely touch them after.
Wake up and smell the rubber, Illinois. You had Smartplay machines for years. What gives?