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the great computerized lottery controversy

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do you think in the future a lottery official will finally tell what really goes on with RNG draws?

yes a disgruntled employee will finally tell all [ 7 ]  [28.00%]
yes but it will be to say there is no cheating [ 2 ]  [8.00%]
a sharp eyed player will figure it out and speak [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
the FBI or government will step in and expose it [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
no one will ever step forward [ 9 ]  [36.00%]
there is no controversy nor will there ever be [ 7 ]  [28.00%]
other [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
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Posted: June 1, 2007, 1:36 am - IP Logged

do you think in the future a lottery official or person will finally tell what really goes on with RNG draws?

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    Coastal Georgia
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    Posted: June 1, 2007, 11:48 am - IP Logged

    Lottomike, my vote is no one will step forward, but if they did, it could prevent financial problems later in life.

     

                                   

                  

     

     

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      Posted: June 1, 2007, 12:10 pm - IP Logged

      Lottomike, my vote is no one will step forward, but if they did, it could prevent financial problems later in life.

      I agree 100%.

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        Posted: June 1, 2007, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

        I voted "no one will ever step forward"

        but, after consulting the Murphy's Law Library... They will on the exact day I crack the code for PA's Mid-Day games... then I won't get to take'em to the bank :-(... AND I'll need a new time-wasting hobby.

        Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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          Posted: June 2, 2007, 12:15 am - IP Logged

          They've already come forward and told us what goes on. The RNG  generates a winning number that is, for all practical purposes, completely random, but once in a great while a hardware problem results in a glitch.

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            Posted: June 2, 2007, 1:47 am - IP Logged

            Lottomike, my vote is no one will step forward, but if they did, it could prevent financial problems later in life.

            I hope they choose the cash option.


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              Posted: June 2, 2007, 6:19 am - IP Logged

              Sure there is a bad apple in every group, but I think people are just being too paranoid. To say that every computerized drawing is rigged, is rediculous to me.

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                Posted: June 2, 2007, 8:20 am - IP Logged

                I had this conversation with one of the lottery reps one time and he said that the reason Oregon went to computerized draws was to save on the bottom line.  The lottery decided to do away with ball draws and the money they had to spend to televise the draws.  They decided it would be more cost effective to just use the computer.  To me though it removes the excitement out of the drawing aspect.-weshar75

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                  Posted: June 2, 2007, 8:58 am - IP Logged

                  I had this conversation with one of the lottery reps one time and he said that the reason Oregon went to computerized draws was to save on the bottom line.  The lottery decided to do away with ball draws and the money they had to spend to televise the draws.  They decided it would be more cost effective to just use the computer.  To me though it removes the excitement out of the drawing aspect.-weshar75

                  The excitement people get from watching the drawing on TV will disappear and they might lose on the bottom line by people stop buying tickets for that reason.

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                    Posted: June 4, 2007, 1:40 am - IP Logged

                    No one will say anything because there's nothing incriminating to tell. No lottery director had any ill-will when switching all drawings to RNG. And anything that might be wrong with the RNGs cannot be proven because there is no transparency with computerized drawings. 

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                      Posted: June 4, 2007, 1:47 am - IP Logged

                      With today's technology, and how insecure and easy it is to break into and manipulate, someone will stumble upon it and threaten to expose it.  That's when someone will come forward and come clean.

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