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Fughedaboutit (NY)
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Posted: March 7, 2009, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

I was just checking out the Texas lottery web site and I saw a short video on "The Sound of Winners!" Bananahttp://www.txlottery.org/export/sites/default/Winners/Sound_of_Winners/

In Texas they have devised a way to make the lottery terminal play an audible sound when a scratch off or on-line ticket is scanned for validation or inquiry.  The sound will let you know the status of your scanned ticket depending on whether it is a winning ticket ("We're in the money" sound) or  non-winning ticket (raspberry sound). They say that they implemented this audible feature to "help reduce errors, improve communication and minimize confusion for players and retailers".

That would be a good feature for the other states to adopt.  There would be no question of whether a ticket is a winner or not... I guess you could call that "improved communication" ? LOL

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    Posted: March 7, 2009, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

    For the states that use Scientific Games machines, they already play a "Congratulations, You're a Winner" audible sound when a winner is scanned. The problem is that most states turn it down because of all the noise if it is a busy store.

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      Fughedaboutit (NY)
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      Posted: March 7, 2009, 5:08 pm - IP Logged

      For the states that use Scientific Games machines, they already play a "Congratulations, You're a Winner" audible sound when a winner is scanned. The problem is that most states turn it down because of all the noise if it is a busy store.

      I was thinking about the agents turning down the volume... No No

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        Posted: March 7, 2009, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

        Excellent way to advertise you've just won some money!

        You can't predict random.

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          Posted: March 7, 2009, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

          I was thinking about the agents turning down the volume... No No

          I'll tell you something else that I find a little wierd. When the Scientific Games machines were delivered in Oklahoma, they all came with a "scoreboard" type sign that stuck out of the top of the machine on a pole which was an LED display showing the customer A). The amount of their purchase, or B). The amount they won. About 6 months later they came along and took them all down. Now, in all fairness, I don't know if this has been done at all machine locations, but it has been done at all of the stores that I have seen.

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            Posted: March 7, 2009, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

            Tn has been doing that sound thing for awhile now

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              Posted: March 7, 2009, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

              Excellent way to advertise you've just won some money!

              Being a New Yorker, I thought about that too... Eek

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