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QP numbers selection

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Posted: December 29, 2008, 9:29 am - IP Logged

When purchasing lottery numbers, are Quick Pick numbers selected randomly by the local agent's computer, or, are they transmitted to the Power Ball and/or the Mega Millions national selection?  I am puzzling over this.

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    Posted: December 29, 2008, 10:26 am - IP Logged

    I'm not sure if the numbers are generated by the local machine or the HQ server, but I do believe they are transmitted to the State HQ, not National.  This is why it takes Powerball a few hours to verify with each state that there is a (or no) winner for the drawing.  If all ticket information was held in one location nationally the winner results (whether there was one or not) would be available in moments.