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Another dirty little secret to consider when playing mega in NY

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ozone park
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Posted: August 28, 2009, 10:21 pm - IP Logged
I think I just have too much time on my hands to have to ask these questions. But anyway. I asked and now I regret it. The NYS lottery system is set up so that every terminal is autonomous from any other computer. In other words there is no one main frame computer spitting out numbers to all the terminals as people buy tickets. Each machine has a numbers generator that generates its own specific set of quick pick numbers that come out of that machine you are playing at, at the time you are playing. I always assumed that a main frame was sending numbers out to the terminals as they were requested as people were playing. So that at least if the main frame was to choose the winning quick pick combination it would be generated at the time a person was standing at any terminal as it came down the pipeline.
 
But this is not the case. So when playing quick picks you have to be at the right terminal at the right time at the specific terminal where the numbers generator will spit out a ticket that will have the winning combination for the drawing. Rather than going to any terminal and the numbers come down from a main frame and so at least you would have just to be at any terminal at the right time to get the winning combination. I know that it sounds better in my head and I hope that people understand what I am trying to say here. Because when I read it, it sounds confusing. But it really does make sense if you think about the point I am trying to make here. I think that this pushes the odds even more because of the fact that the terminals are autonomous of each other.
 
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    Posted: August 28, 2009, 10:23 pm - IP Logged

    alot of people already knew


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      Posted: August 28, 2009, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

      Regardless of which computer generated the ticket numbers, terminal or central computer, the odds remain the same. Nothing to worry about.

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        Posted: August 28, 2009, 10:43 pm - IP Logged
        I think I just have too much time on my hands to have to ask these questions. But anyway. I asked and now I regret it. The NYS lottery system is set up so that every terminal is autonomous from any other computer. In other words there is no one main frame computer spitting out numbers to all the terminals as people buy tickets. Each machine has a numbers generator that generates its own specific set of quick pick numbers that come out of that machine you are playing at, at the time you are playing. I always assumed that a main frame was sending numbers out to the terminals as they were requested as people were playing. So that at least if the main frame was to choose the winning quick pick combination it would be generated at the time a person was standing at any terminal as it came down the pipeline.
         
        But this is not the case. So when playing quick picks you have to be at the right terminal at the right time at the specific terminal where the numbers generator will spit out a ticket that will have the winning combination for the drawing. Rather than going to any terminal and the numbers come down from a main frame and so at least you would have just to be at any terminal at the right time to get the winning combination. I know that it sounds better in my head and I hope that people understand what I am trying to say here. Because when I read it, it sounds confusing. But it really does make sense if you think about the point I am trying to make here. I think that this pushes the odds even more because of the fact that the terminals are autonomous of each other.
         
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        The lottery terminal generates the random numbers, not a central computer.  Don't spread false information.

         

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          Posted: August 28, 2009, 10:51 pm - IP Logged

          If you don't like the way terminals generate combinations, generate your own and make out play slips, that what I do.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: August 30, 2009, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

            If you read my post it said please read carefully because it could be confusing but it is factual. I stated that there is no central terminal and the tickets are drawn from each terminal autonomous from all the others and that is not good. I never said there was a central terminal. So before you criticize me read what I am saying because I have looked through NYS lotto very carefully and there are many flaws in our systems that need to be revised and yet Lotto will not change policy because it would mean more payout's than usual. This is the 2nd major flaw I have found in the lotto's policy's. The other is with their scratch off's.

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              Posted: August 31, 2009, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

              If you read my post it said please read carefully because it could be confusing but it is factual. I stated that there is no central terminal and the tickets are drawn from each terminal autonomous from all the others and that is not good. I never said there was a central terminal. So before you criticize me read what I am saying because I have looked through NYS lotto very carefully and there are many flaws in our systems that need to be revised and yet Lotto will not change policy because it would mean more payout's than usual. This is the 2nd major flaw I have found in the lotto's policy's. The other is with their scratch off's.

              The way NY pick QP lottery numbers is not unique, other states pick their QPs the same way.  The fact that players can pick any combinations within the parameters of the game means every possible combinations has a chance of being played even if they're not.  That's not a flaw, those are the rules of the games.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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