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TENNESSEE LOTTERY-e mail response to computerized drawings

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Posted: July 26, 2007, 6:31 pm - IP Logged

The excitement of the drawings I guess is going to be those colorful animated drawings which don't mean squat. Garbage in = garbage out.

The next time I go to Tennessee, which to date has been once in my life, I'll stick with scratch-offs, IF ANYTHING.

They would have a better chance of selling their "exciting idea" to the players if they showed the actual drawing possibly using "colorful animated drawings'. But it looks like their "exciting plan" is to have the computer pick the numbers behind closed doors and then let the TV stations show the numbers using whatever methods their marketing department believes will draw viewers.

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    Posted: July 26, 2007, 7:02 pm - IP Logged

    Well, that's that.  I'm glad I live 15 min from Georgia.

    How are you going to win if you don't play?

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      Posted: July 26, 2007, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

      I'm sorry for Tennessee folks who now have to put up with RNG drawings, like they do in Indiana.

      I know when Tennessee announced they were getting a state lottery, some Kentucky officials were concerned because a good number of TN folks would travel here to buy lottery tickets. (IIRC I think the KY Lottery even had billboards in Nashville giving the jackpot amounts.)

      I honestly hope KY NEVER goes to RNG drawings, at least only for raffles, etc. If KY stays RNG-free, perhaps the TN folks will return to buy lottery tickets here. Approve

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        Posted: July 26, 2007, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

        I'm sorry for Tennessee folks who now have to put up with RNG drawings, like they do in Indiana.

        I know when Tennessee announced they were getting a state lottery, some Kentucky officials were concerned because a good number of TN folks would travel here to buy lottery tickets. (IIRC I think the KY Lottery even had billboards in Nashville giving the jackpot amounts.)

        I honestly hope KY NEVER goes to RNG drawings, at least only for raffles, etc. If KY stays RNG-free, perhaps the TN folks will return to buy lottery tickets here. Approve

        the kentucky lottery still advertises on the radio here in tennessee. i heard an ad for the kentucky powerball today.

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          Posted: July 26, 2007, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

          We appreciate your comments but the decision has been made to go to an exciting way to hold our drawings using the latest in automated technology, joining numerous lotteries throughout the world that use similar computerization.

          Cash 3, Cash 4, Lotto 5 and Hot Trax drawings will be conducted at the Tennessee Lottery's headquarters in Nashville using one of two automated drawing machines. These are stand-alone computers that operate as random number generators. A random number generator consists of highly secure computerized systems that generate numbers in a random manner, with no human involvement. In fact, Tennessee currently uses a random number generator to select winning numbers for our Hot Trax Champions drawings, and also for our recent Million $ Madness drawing.
          As always, the drawings are videotaped. Once the winning numbers are drawn, they are transferred for broadcast to the viewing public to our partner television stations throughout the state.

          Within a few weeks of launching the new drawings, they will be archived (one week's worth at a time) and available for viewing on our website.

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          I was very saddened by what I read that lotto in Tn is going computerized.
          I have been a very strong player in the past and feel as though I have paid for several college tutions on my own, however I will not play if it goes to computerized drawings and will also try to get everyone I know to not play, we had a good thing going, but you are trying to ruin it.

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            Posted: July 26, 2007, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

            We appreciate your comments but the decision has been made to go to an exciting way to hold our drawings using the latest in automated technology, joining numerous lotteries throughout the world that use similar computerization.

            Cash 3, Cash 4, Lotto 5 and Hot Trax drawings will be conducted at the Tennessee Lottery's headquarters in Nashville using one of two automated drawing machines. These are stand-alone computers that operate as random number generators. A random number generator consists of highly secure computerized systems that generate numbers in a random manner, with no human involvement. In fact, Tennessee currently uses a random number generator to select winning numbers for our Hot Trax Champions drawings, and also for our recent Million $ Madness drawing.
            As always, the drawings are videotaped. Once the winning numbers are drawn, they are transferred for broadcast to the viewing public to our partner television stations throughout the state.

            Within a few weeks of launching the new drawings, they will be archived (one week's worth at a time) and available for viewing on our website.

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            This email is in response to the comment below:
            I was very saddened by what I read that lotto in Tn is going computerized.
            I have been a very strong player in the past and feel as though I have paid for several college tutions on my own, however I will not play if it goes to computerized drawings and will also try to get everyone I know to not play, we had a good thing going, but you are trying to ruin it.

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            You may reply to this message by clicking the link below
            http://www.tnlottery.com/contactus/contact.aspx

            Their response to my email

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              Posted: July 26, 2007, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

              We appreciate your comments but the decision has been made to go to an exciting way to hold our drawings using the latest in automated technology, joining numerous lotteries throughout the world that use similar computerization.  These begin this Saturday, July 28.

              Cash 3, Cash 4, Lotto 5 and Hot Trax drawings will be conducted at the Tennessee Lottery's headquarters in Nashville using one of two automated drawing machines. These are stand-alone computers that operate as random number generators. A random number generator consists of highly secure computerized systems that generate numbers in a random manner, with no human involvement. In fact, Tennessee currently uses a random number generator to select winning numbers for our Hot Trax Champions drawings, and also for our recent Million $ Madness drawing.
              As always, the drawings are videotaped. Once the winning numbers are drawn, they are transferred for broadcast to the viewing public to our partner television stations throughout the state.

              Within a few weeks of launching the new drawings, they will be archived (one week's worth at a time) and available for viewing on our website.


              Puke

              Perhaps Tennessee will make their new slogan after the line in the movie "Goodfellas"

              Tenneesee Lottery.

              F--K You. Play Me. 

              In neo-conned Amerika, bank robs you.
              Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be the name of a convenience store, not a govnoment agency.

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                Posted: July 26, 2007, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

                I was at a busy retailer today and told the clerks what they were doing.  They are actually telling their customers about it and most aren't happy.  (Went back after a few hours).  However, I'm not going to say where it is because the TN lottery wouldn't be happy with this retailer.  I'm doing all I can and I hope that the lottery crashes and burns!!!! 

                How are you going to win if you don't play?

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                  Posted: July 26, 2007, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

                  Perhaps the state lottery is keeping track of the pick 3 and 4 payouts.

                  There could be a few people thru out the state that are buying winning numbers in multiples at one or more stores. Those 20 and 50 dollar players.

                  There has been mentioned on the forums about Tenn big winners.

                  The state could afford to loose 50 thou a day in sales to offset these winners who have figured  out the ball drawings.

                  Oo'Ka

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                    Posted: July 27, 2007, 12:25 am - IP Logged

                    I was at a busy retailer today and told the clerks what they were doing.  They are actually telling their customers about it and most aren't happy.  (Went back after a few hours).  However, I'm not going to say where it is because the TN lottery wouldn't be happy with this retailer.  I'm doing all I can and I hope that the lottery crashes and burns!!!! 

                    im glad they are telling everyone because the people who dont know about LP may not understand about RNG so its good to get the word out to the uninformed players

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                      Posted: July 27, 2007, 11:47 am - IP Logged

                      Yeah, that why I told them.  The cashiers are my friends and I told them about the boycott and they almost flipped when I told them why I was boycotting.  Again, I don't want to say the store name or locations because I don't want them to get in trouble.  However, people will see their evilness.

                      How are you going to win if you don't play?

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                        Posted: July 27, 2007, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

                        I am not going to say that I won't play TN's P3 or P4 because of the RNG.  I personally feel that in the long run, it won't matter.  Stats are stats and in the end, the stats will bear out regardless of how they draw.  Maybe we will finally get to see those double 1's that have been out for over 355 draws under the current system.  Personally, I look forward to it.  It will just be another challenge to overcome.

                        If you know your number is going to hit, have patience and then KILL IT!

                        You never know when you will get another hit.

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                          Posted: July 27, 2007, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

                          I am not going to say that I won't play TN's P3 or P4 because of the RNG.  I personally feel that in the long run, it won't matter.  Stats are stats and in the end, the stats will bear out regardless of how they draw.  Maybe we will finally get to see those double 1's that have been out for over 355 draws under the current system.  Personally, I look forward to it.  It will just be another challenge to overcome.

                          Thats a new way for me to view things and I laughed and said the same thing about double iis thanks for this.

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                            Posted: July 27, 2007, 1:04 pm - IP Logged

                            I don't have the time to do an indepth search, but computer drawings have been around for a long time. It's a steam roller that can't be stopped, IMHO.

                            Everytime a state a switches, numerous players object - to no avail.

                            Unfortunately, not one computer RNG state has said - oops!, we made a mistake and are going back to the balls.

                            The reality is that if we like to play the lottery for entertainment, we have to accept that the states are running a monopoly and can do anything they please. Losing a few players won't make a difference.

                            I'm not so sure that computer drawings is inherently a bad thing. I track several computer lotteries and have used the results to select winning numbers, not jackpots. Course, data from ball machines don't provide jackpots, either. At least, not yet!!  LOL

                            Every regular player has a method for generting their own numbers. There are thousands of LP posts giving details on how to predict winners.

                            I think players who rely on 'substitute systems' - as I do - don't really care how the numbers are generated. The important thing is that the selection process is standard.

                            Have a good one!

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                              I was at a busy retailer today and told the clerks what they were doing.  They are actually telling their customers about it and most aren't happy.  (Went back after a few hours).  However, I'm not going to say where it is because the TN lottery wouldn't be happy with this retailer.  I'm doing all I can and I hope that the lottery crashes and burns!!!! 

                              It's a shame that most players in TN didn't even know that they had changed the way the numbers were drawn. The only thing they knew was that the draw time had changed. I wished they posted it on the news and in newspapers. I really want this to fail. I feel sorry for those who live in Nashville and places where you can't play another states lottery. I'm glad I live about 4 miles from Kentucky. I said before that the only way I'de play TN was online now, but I can't even see myself doing that.

                              I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!