|Posted: May 2, 2007, 12:25 am - IP Logged|
I email i got back from WCLC 0n thier predraws and how they work.
Thank you for your two e-mails to Western Canada Lottery Corporation
The pre-draw test that you reference is conducted by the computerized
draw machine in order to initialize the draw system, and it occurs prior
to every regional draw. During the pre-draw test, which takes only a
few seconds, the draw machine generates thousands of pre-draw numbers
within itself and confirms that every possible number required is
equally available for the draw. The thousands of pre-draw numbers that
are generated within the draw machine do not appear on-screen, as their
sole purpose is to confirm that the complete numerical range is
available for the draw and the official draw can commence.
Computerized draws have operated without incident for the regional games
since 2002 and are considered completely secure. The computerized draw
computers used for regional draws are stand-alone systems that are not
connected to any other system. There are two computerized draw machines
available for each draw, and they are located in a secure location that
is monitored by video surveillance 24 hours a day and kept under seal.
The external auditor ensures the seals are not broken before any draw is
conducted. As with all draws for WCLC's games, stringent controls and
security measures are in place for each regional game draw. As you
know, you can find further information on these measures on our website
Western Canada Lottery Corporation
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