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State Lottery pick 3/4 computer help!

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Posted: May 20, 2009, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

Does anybody have any information on how the lottery computer picks numbers? My guess is that it does it by frequencies of single numbers bought!!!

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    Posted: May 21, 2009, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

    The quick pick machine uses a pseudo random routine.

    If your state uses an RNG to do actual drawings then those are of a different machine called a true random number generator.

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      Posted: May 21, 2009, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

      Whats a RNG?

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        Posted: May 22, 2009, 1:32 am - IP Logged

        RNG stands for Random Number Generator.

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          Posted: May 22, 2009, 1:56 am - IP Logged

          OK DUH on my part. But i have this feeling that DE doesn't use this method, but i could be wrong.

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            Posted: May 22, 2009, 8:23 am - IP Logged

            Delaware (14% true lottery drawings)

            True Drawings: Powerball

            Computerized Drawings: Hot Lotto, Midday 3, Midday 4, Multi-Win Lotto, Play 3, Play 4

            Grade: F

            In reality, most random numbers used in computer programs are pseudo-random, which means they are generated in a predictable fashion using a mathematical formula. This is fine for many purposes, but it may not be random in the way you expect if you're used to Lottery Drawings.

            For Additional Inormation: Checkout: Random Dot Org

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