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Ball-Drawn Raffles

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(Read my post first) - Should lottery raffle games be ball drawn or some other manual drawing?

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Posted: December 15, 2006, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

Many of us on this forum are strictly opposed to computerized drawings. The new lottery raffle games are being computer selected. This makes me wonder: Should these raffles be drawn with balls instead of computer selected? A possible way to do it (using Pennsylvania as an example):

PA's first raffle sold 500,000 tickets (since increased to 625,000, but bear with me). The tickets were numbered from 00000001 (1) to 00500000 (500,000). To run this as a ball drawn lottery, instead of ticket 500,000 use 000,000. Line up six machines used for Big 4 and the Daily Number. Load the left-most machine with balls 0 to 4 only, and the rest with 0 to 5. Draw the numbers as you would any other drawing. This would have to be repeated for each prize, and any duplicate numbers would instead have to be re-drawn.

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    Posted: December 15, 2006, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

    Many of us on this forum are strictly opposed to computerized drawings. The new lottery raffle games are being computer selected. This makes me wonder: Should these raffles be drawn with balls instead of computer selected? A possible way to do it (using Pennsylvania as an example):

    PA's first raffle sold 500,000 tickets (since increased to 625,000, but bear with me). The tickets were numbered from 00000001 (1) to 00500000 (500,000). To run this as a ball drawn lottery, instead of ticket 500,000 use 000,000. Line up six machines used for Big 4 and the Daily Number. Load the left-most machine with balls 0 to 4 only, and the rest with 0 to 5. Draw the numbers as you would any other drawing. This would have to be repeated for each prize, and any duplicate numbers would instead have to be re-drawn.

    Or you could simply base all of the prizes off of one single number like Quebec's la Mini.

    And don't you mean to load one with 0 to 4, and the others 0 to 9?

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      Posted: December 15, 2006, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

      Or you could simply base all of the prizes off of one single number like Quebec's la Mini.

      And don't you mean to load one with 0 to 4, and the others 0 to 9?

      Yes, I meant 0 to 9. That is a typo. My apologies.

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        Posted: December 16, 2006, 12:17 am - IP Logged

        Ok, with your Poll, you are asking two different questions, with only one answer possible to cover both questions, which question are we saying 'yes' or 'no' to ?

         

        Just step back and look at it for a minute, and you will see what I mean. 

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          Posted: December 16, 2006, 1:57 am - IP Logged

          Ok, with your Poll, you are asking two different questions, with only one answer possible to cover both questions, which question are we saying 'yes' or 'no' to ?

           

          Just step back and look at it for a minute, and you will see what I mean. 

          It sounded better in my head than typed out. What I mean is that either of those vs. computerized drawings.

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            Posted: December 16, 2006, 2:59 am - IP Logged

            rdc was delaware ever a ball drawn state at one time?

            my answer is yes to your poll....

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              Posted: December 16, 2006, 11:53 am - IP Logged

              Yes definitely ball drawn.  I personally feel everything but games like online Keno which is drawn every few minutes should be live ball drawn, not animated results/smoke-and-mirrors/behind-closed-doors RNG's. 

              I want to see those balls rise, tumble and come out of the hopper myself .. which is the main reason I'm NOT buying a ticket.

              Good luck to everyone!

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                Posted: December 16, 2006, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

                Yes definitely ball drawn.  I personally feel everything but games like online Keno which is drawn every few minutes should be live ball drawn, not animated results/smoke-and-mirrors/behind-closed-doors RNG's. 

                I want to see those balls rise, tumble and come out of the hopper myself .. which is the main reason I'm NOT buying a ticket.

                I concur. Delaware was ball drawn until I believe 1998.

                As for Keno, there is actually no reason why Keno could not be a ball-drawn game every 5 minutes, alternating between two "live" machines, and having others on standby. Of course the lotteries will say it's too expensive to do that, and they may actually have a point because people will play "video crack" (as I've heard it called) without regard for odds or if the system is legit.

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                  Posted: December 16, 2006, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

                  If they ever go to computer pick, I'm out.

                   

                  I would have asked the question - 'What type of drawing procedure do you prefer ?'

                  And then list the options:

                  ball-drawn,

                  computerized,

                  tarot cards,

                  darts,

                  by gosh or

                  by golly....... (LOL) 

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                    Posted: December 16, 2006, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

                    If they ever go to computer pick, I'm out.

                     

                    I would have asked the question - 'What type of drawing procedure do you prefer ?'

                    And then list the options:

                    ball-drawn,

                    computerized,

                    tarot cards,

                    darts,

                    by gosh or

                    by golly....... (LOL) 

                    If they ever go computer pick...

                     

                    Who's they???