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NJ Players - What's with the faulty network?

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Posted: July 19, 2008, 1:22 pm - IP Logged

Have any of you been having trouble getting your numbers in?  Yesterday the network was down for hours and then suddenly online in time for Mega ticket purchases.  Again today, sporadic outages with no explanation ...  What's going on?  In all my years of living and playing in New York, their network was NEVER down unless there was a blackout/power outage type situation.  Is this possibly a ploy to get more players to play by subscription???  Especially since they will still draw numbers even though all or most of the state couldn't get to play!!!

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    Posted: July 19, 2008, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

    Feisty1 said: Is this possibly a ploy to get more players to play by subscription

    No they don't care if people have subscriptions or not.

    More than likely it was some kind of computer malfunction. Especially if they are using a satellite connection. Happens here in Maryland also once in a while especially if theres a heavy rain storm in the area. Some places machines stay on line and some don't.

     mega millions is going to draw the numbers regardless whether a state is offline or not.

    Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

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      Posted: July 19, 2008, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

      Maybe I should explain where my thinking came from on this issue.  Not long ago when NJ hadn't put their budget together in time the state shut down.  The casinos were shut down and the lottery machines were shut down as well.  They continued to have daily and nightly drawings though claiming that since people had purchased numbers by "subscription" they "had" to pull the numbers.  Now why would they throw the courtesy to "subscription" players over live players?  If your network is down, then why not credit the subscription players until the machines are back online?  Doesn't that make more sense, since I have to believe that there are many more "live" players than those by subscription.  But, the state gets to use/float subscription money in advance of everything (especially if you play for the month or longer) and if they get more players to "advance" them desparately needed money then all the better for the state especially with their paltry payouts on most numbers!

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        Posted: July 19, 2008, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

        Happened in Michigan a couple weeks ago too.

        You can't predict random.

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          Posted: July 19, 2008, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

          Maybe I should explain where my thinking came from on this issue.  Not long ago when NJ hadn't put their budget together in time the state shut down.  The casinos were shut down and the lottery machines were shut down as well.  They continued to have daily and nightly drawings though claiming that since people had purchased numbers by "subscription" they "had" to pull the numbers.  Now why would they throw the courtesy to "subscription" players over live players?  If your network is down, then why not credit the subscription players until the machines are back online?  Doesn't that make more sense, since I have to believe that there are many more "live" players than those by subscription.  But, the state gets to use/float subscription money in advance of everything (especially if you play for the month or longer) and if they get more players to "advance" them desparately needed money then all the better for the state especially with their paltry payouts on most numbers!

          They continued to draw the numbers because some people play their numbers for the whole week.

          Some people might have bought lotto tickets for extended plays.

          It's not a conspiracy it was probably a computer malfunction.

          I have went to my usual place and the machine was down for whatever reason. Went a block away and their machine was working.

          Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

                         I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.