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Don't know if someone have ask this before but it excites me..Do you see them making a new lottery movie in the next 5 years..The only lottery movie i've seen is "Lucky Numbers" with John Travolta, but i don't  like it..I wish they make a new lottery movie with the style of "Ocean 11 & 12" but instead of trying to break a casino they would try to break the lottery with a hot system.... Another movie they can style it after is"Smoking Aces" with ben afleck.....
I think that if they made a lottery movie they will mention lottery post in the movie; )...But i think that if they made another lottery movie, they would have to incrase the jackpot of Mega million/Powerball or this ones will have to Climb higher and higher constantly...Or the protagonists could find a system to hit several other lotteries around the world and perhaps including el Gordo or Japan's 350mill lotto, or Swisszerland's 200 mill dollar lotto...Just some ideas...I think there is market for a movie lotto movie like that..I mean they made a movie about an ordinary horse that later wins a race...Who i will like to see in these movie is actor "Sean Bean" or hugh Jackman or the whole cast of "Ocean 11 or 12"...
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    Judging how poorly "Lucky Numbers" did at the theater I think it will some time before we see another lottery movie. They filmed part of that here in Sacramento, just 10 blocks from my house. It was supposed to take place in PA. when it's snowing and since there's no snow here they blew fake snow all over the streets,what a mess! It blew around for days afterwards. But I heard that Travolta likes it here and it was probably cheaper to film even though they were here for 2 weeks and the shots they did lasted about 2 minutes in the film.

    Never say never,though. As soon I write this there's probably one in production right now! And hopefully it will be better then "Lucky Numbers". You're right,that stunk. The new movie would have to have some really good actors in it to carry the story because it would seem to me it would be a very cerebral movie,not a whole lot of action. "Number crunching" just isn't the same as "finger crunching" so it might be a tough sale in today's market since action movies are the most popular.

    Good thread,pumpi!

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      Sorry, I don't think it would fly.  Who would be interested in watching a bunch of folks sitting down and crunching numbers, working on the computer, doing countless mental contortions and obsessing about numbers all day?  Exciting........NOT!

      Good Luck!

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        Brings to mind other boring movies like "The Net" or "Hackers",stavros! Anything computerish sounds dull on the big screen. But if they could make it in the fashion of the tv show "24" then maybe it would have a chance! Lots of computers and gadgetry but it leaves me breathless!

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          I can't wait until they make a movie about a guy that uses a supercomputer to crack the lotto..This one should be play with michael douglas on it or something or make it like a science-fiction movie..What i'll love to hear in that movie is when the protagonist says that the lotto 6/49 has 14 million combinations but a supercomputer can do 500 billion (or a trillion) calculations per second..It would remind me of the movie "the 13th Floor", which i like...

           

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            Or they can make a movie about a small kid (or an adult) that is so dangerous that he can't only win the lottery but he can crack anything with an RnG on it..LIke a smart genius that has studied mathematics or has spent time trying to figuring out the seeds of many RnG's thus been able to win the lottery (computerized drawings) and anything like banks security systems that use alarms based on a RnG, (like decriptions) Pentagon alarms, CIA, FBI, etc...A guy like this would be more dangerous than any hacker..(guys, i don't know if big banks and he FBI use alarms based on RNG's but to make-believe they would)...Years ago i read that certain security systems have RNG's that generate password every 60 seconds but is based on a RNG and with the new encryption system they got today it would take a quantity of years that will be 30 zeros on it...But like how this guy is a "genius" he can crack it on less time..They should also mentioned that he studied higher mathematics and he later dropped out of school..A movie like "Swordfish" but without the terrorist..This would make a good movie...IF you seen the movie Swordfish, when the guy/hacker (hugh jackman) is trying to enter the correct passaword and they are pointing a gun at his head, well that website that appear on the laptop (FBI) is one of those sites that generates their password every 60 seconds...How great it will be if just the same way hugh jackman cracks the password by fumbling for words, a genius could use the seed that the RNG that generates these passwords every 60 seconds, and log in on the FBI website...These i think would be a good movie..

             

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              Posted: February 14, 2007, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

              Pumpi,you have so many ideas, are you getting these down on paper? Why don't you try writing a screenplay,do you know how? They are pretty simple to write and nowadays with the software they have available it puts it in the correct format for you. It's only 120 pages, that's the norm--one page equals one minute on the screen. If I were you, I'd give it a try!

              And I agree, Michael Douglas would be PERFECT for the part!

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                Or they can make a movie about a small kid (or an adult) that is so dangerous that he can't only win the lottery but he can crack anything with an RnG on it..LIke a smart genius that has studied mathematics or has spent time trying to figuring out the seeds of many RnG's thus been able to win the lottery (computerized drawings) and anything like banks security systems that use alarms based on a RnG, (like decriptions) Pentagon alarms, CIA, FBI, etc...A guy like this would be more dangerous than any hacker..(guys, i don't know if big banks and he FBI use alarms based on RNG's but to make-believe they would)...Years ago i read that certain security systems have RNG's that generate password every 60 seconds but is based on a RNG and with the new encryption system they got today it would take a quantity of years that will be 30 zeros on it...But like how this guy is a "genius" he can crack it on less time..They should also mentioned that he studied higher mathematics and he later dropped out of school..A movie like "Swordfish" but without the terrorist..This would make a good movie...IF you seen the movie Swordfish, when the guy/hacker (hugh jackman) is trying to enter the correct passaword and they are pointing a gun at his head, well that website that appear on the laptop (FBI) is one of those sites that generates their password every 60 seconds...How great it will be if just the same way hugh jackman cracks the password by fumbling for words, a genius could use the seed that the RNG that generates these passwords every 60 seconds, and log in on the FBI website...These i think would be a good movie..

                 

                "More important than winning the state's lotteries is the movie "Red Planet.."..."

                You mean the movie 'War Games'.

                They cannot (or will not) mention 'Lottery Post' unless they get authorization to do so, in which case they would probably want Todd to pay them a million bucks, and then Todd would also have to multiply the infrastructure here to handle all of the hits the movie would cause.

                The only way they could do this is if the Lottery was a world lottery, and it was computerized, and you have several syndicates in different nations vying against each other trying to crack it, ala James Bond-types, and in the end, a farmer from Kansas wins it with a quick-pick.... 

                Put Jack Nicholson in as the Farmer..... but he's not really a farmer, he's a former CIA agent and a front for yet another syndicate - mainly his family, and his 16 yr old son cracked it with his 486-66 computer  and a program he wrote in BASIC.

                It's viable - 25 years ago, but not in 'today's' Hollywood, all they want is sex and blood. 

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                  Maybe someone could make an episode of CBS "NUMBERS" in which the FBI are asked to investigate a person of interest who has won several lottery jackpots recently and they call on the mathematician to figure how it's being done.  During the show they expose many of the math theories that might be used to improve ones odds of winning.

                  Near the end the FBI figures out the drawings are a scam and the crooks doing it are also looking to bust this guy because he has hacked into their operations and is bringing unwanted attention to what's going on by being greedy.

                  Note: This show has already been done.  It was about a horse racing track and the guy hacking into the system discovered his college friend had actually wrote the program for the crooks without knowing what they were using it for.  The crook caught and killed him bringing unwanted attention to themselves and the FBI busted them.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    RJ, that sounds like the best plan I have heard so far.....

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                      Jee guesser ahahah ahaha you are right...It would be fun if they had several syndicates vying for the coveted prize in the movie...And yeah you are right too, A world lottery (gigantic in prize exceeding Megamillion's prize) would cause such hype...And yeah if it was computerized too...

                      If it was machines they use, they'll be better using a guy with a supercomputer...How? They could say that the guy was simulating in his supercomputer the trajectory the balls make on the machine, and he performs a re-enactment of what occurs with the balls according to the time given..He then studies and simulates, the possible collisions that occurs with the pin-pong balls, and the directions those collisions take to arrive at a final combination or Kinds of combinations... 

                      I didn't know that they would want Todd to pay them a million bucks for the right to be in the movie..I thought they had to mention LP (whether they like it or not) because if you talk about lottery you have to mention LP...

                      Yeah that would be a good scenario too, where they have James bond types syndicate and in the end  Jack Nicolson's son cracks the lotto with a program he wrote on basic or that the farmer uses a quick pick but i'll go more for the farmer's son winning it with a "basic's" programs..

                      I have not seen "War Games" but i read what was it about, I'll have to see it..

                      I don't think i can write the dialogue that the people acting on a movie do, but i can write a long, long generalization of the movie i'll like to see and certain things i'll like to see in the movie..Thanks lottolaugh, i think i'll consider doing a generalization about it. And if any one here on LP will like to copy what i say and everything is ok with me..I'll be glad to know that if i couldn't submit the idea to someone in hollywood someone from LP did..And I am living in another country i don't think i could submit it to hollywood anyways....

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                        You mean the movie 'War Games'.

                        They cannot (or will not) mention 'Lottery Post' unless they get authorization to do so, in which case they would probably want Todd to pay them a million bucks, and then Todd would also have to multiply the infrastructure here to handle all of the hits the movie would cause.

                        The only way they could do this is if the Lottery was a world lottery, and it was computerized, and you have several syndicates in different nations vying against each other trying to crack it, ala James Bond-types, and in the end, a farmer from Kansas wins it with a quick-pick.... 

                        Put Jack Nicholson in as the Farmer..... but he's not really a farmer, he's a former CIA agent and a front for yet another syndicate - mainly his family, and his 16 yr old son cracked it with his 486-66 computer  and a program he wrote in BASIC.

                        It's viable - 25 years ago, but not in 'today's' Hollywood, all they want is sex and blood. 

                        Funny you mention this, because I actually did give permission for one of my sites -- USA Mega -- to appear in a movie recently.  The movie is the Wayan's Brothers movie Little Man.

                        Supposedly the USA Mega logo (and possibly a Lottery Post logo) is somewhere in the convenience store scene near the beginning of the movie.  I didn't mention it here because I couldn't find it in the scene (in the completed movie).  I forgot to ask for a mention in the credits -- oh well.

                        I didn't have to pay for anything, they actually approached ME for it.  They sent me the pages of the script to show the context of where my web sites' logos would appear, months before shooting on the movie began.

                        Regarding your other point about the site's infrastructure, it is already over-engineered to handle many, many more simultaneous hits than most official state lottery sites, so no changes are necessary.  I haven't had to worry about too much traffic for years now.  In fact, it's too bad some state lotteries don't hire me to re-build their web architecture, because I could help bring them up to this level pretty quickly.

                         

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                          I see them one day doing a movie about a mathematicians or statistician trying to crack the lottery (or like with the help of a supercomputer)...(pi and beautiful mind style movies) specially if they go ahead and create the Global superlotto they are talking about...

                          IF they could make the movie "A Beautiful Mind" & "Pi" i am positive they can make a movie about a mathematician/statistician trying to crack the lotto (all lottos of the world)...And if they could use Ed Harris & Russell Crowe for the movie "A Beautiful Mind", i am sure they can use someone famous to act the roll of mathematicians/statistician...

                           

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                            there was a lottery movie with nicholas cage and isaac hayes called " it could happen to you". it was based on a cop who didnt have enough money to tip the waitress and he told her whatever he won on the lottery he would split it half with her and if he didnt win anything he would still comeback and tip her big. he won and he kept his word and gave her half. it was based on a real story and i liked it better than "lucky numbers". nbc also had a tv show about lottery winners but it only made it half a season before it got cancelled.

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                              I can see where a TV show would not last.

                              I'd like to see an investigative report show (not a series) like a 'Dateline', and I'd like to see ALL of the REAL numbers, I'd want to see the check, the banker when you go to initially deposit it, (OK, see the wire transfer after it hits your account), I'd like to see how you allocate it EXACTLY, how much taxes really are, how you manage it, how your 'people' manage it, I'd like to see all the mail you get from folks begging, all the phone calls you get, I mean, I want to see the guts of it ALL.

                              What I DON'T want to see is a 'fluff' show where they just show someone that won 50 mill, and all the garbage he wasted it on. I don't wan't to see a mansion, a yacht, 10 Ferrari's, and therein lies the problem: TV only wants to show fluff.

                              Wasn't there a show like 20 years ago with Ben Murphy or Michael Landon traveling the country handing out lottery winnings ?