"I think you are missing the main point here"
I haven't missed anything. The pre-tests do absolutely nothing to change the outcome of the drawing, which for those who have forgotten, is supposed to be random. Basically, you're complaining that you don't get all of the data, which makes it harder to guess what the results might be. Too bad, boo hoo.Even if the lottery releases all of the data, including which machines and which balls are used for previous drawings and tests you will never know which machine and balls will be used for a drawing that hasn't happened yet. If you think that measuring enough cans of fruit tail will give you some special insight onto what might come out of an unlaeled can that might contain apples, oranges or grapes, feel free to have at it. You already know that you don't have all of the data you'd like to have, so you've got two choices. You can play anyway or you can choose not to play. You can whine either way, but that won't affect the outcome either.