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Mega Millions Drawing Video Glitch

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Posted: September 23, 2006, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

I happened to be checking out the Mega Millions drawing video from last night, and noticed a strange glitch.  At 8 seconds into the video the screen went black for one second, and in the 9th second of the video it showed the superimposed text, "SELECT WHITE BALLS, 3, (:10)".

I'm not exactly sure what that means — probably an error by the person working the video control board.  I was able to save a screen grab:

Mega Millions Screen Grab

Anyone who wants to check out the video for themselves can go to http://www.usamega.com/mega-millions-drawing.asp?d=9/22/2006 and click on "See video in new window".

BTW, 3 was not one of the numbers drawn.

 

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    Posted: September 23, 2006, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

    Observed the same thing during the Broadcast.

    Is it Live, or is it Memorex?

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      Posted: September 23, 2006, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

      The select white balls and number 3 is actually a countdown clock to open the drawing machine for the white balls.  If you count 3 seconds after that apprears the numbers start to be drawn.  The :10 is how long the video segment has been running so far.

      Brad

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        Posted: September 23, 2006, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

        The select white balls and number 3 is actually a countdown clock to open the drawing machine for the white balls.  If you count 3 seconds after that apprears the numbers start to be drawn.  The :10 is how long the video segment has been running so far.

        Brad

        Brad,

        I did see that the :10 was approximately the number of seconds into the broadcast, by the 3 does not match with the drop of the first ball.  It is actually 6 seconds.  Windows Media Player has a small time counter on the bottom, so I was able to easily count the number of seconds.  You may be right about it; maybe they were late in starting it, I don't know.

         

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          Posted: September 23, 2006, 5:14 pm - IP Logged

          I think it could be a cue to the announcer to start the drawing of the numbers once he reads it on the TelePrompter.-weshar75


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            Posted: September 24, 2006, 12:11 am - IP Logged

            Todd, when 10 seconds have elapsed in MM draw, I think they'll select the white ball numbers.