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Posted: October 6, 2009, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

Yeah google it, and it's first link, Shanghai Daily reported the 33 million yuan (chinese dollar) almost stolen.   Probably happened who knows how many times in the past.      I knew that one,  since I'm fluent in Chinese,  and  read it in  a Chinese lotto board. 

 From what I read,  they have national lottery orgs.  They have a couple of them,  and even in a ball drawing game,  one can allegedly  control the balls electromagnetically, due to embedded device(s) on balls or the  drum's  mechanism.  Because many times, the jackpot winner seems to be neatly spread out nonrandomly, in   a pattern, travelling from province to province,  each province gets its win.

It's not a well written article, but he didn't hack into an RNG comuter that generates winning numbers. What he did was create entries for fake winning tickets. While the story isn't completely clear, the hacker worked for a company that "worked with the Shenzhen lottery center." This isn't any different than somebody who works for  G-Tech or Scientific Games creating entries for fake winning tickets. Running a lottery requires having computers and employees, and some employees will always use their position to cheat their employer or customers.

That's why every business, and not just lotteries, need to have security measures in place. In this instance the lottery apparently started from a simple statistical anomaly, and was apparently able to determine that the hacker's entries had been faked.

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    Posted: October 10, 2009, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

    In China's  lotto game, a hacker hacked the RNG computer to let computer pick his number and won $33 million

    What was your source for that story?

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      Posted: October 10, 2009, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

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      http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/article/2009/200907/20090709/article_406913.htm

      A COMPUTER programmer allegedly tried to snatch a 33.05 million yuan (US$4.84 million) lottery prize by hacking into a lottery center's computer system in south China's Guangdong Province.

      Shenzhen City police grabbed the hacker, surnamed Cheng, when he went to claim the prize on June 12.

      Shenzhen Welfare Lottery Center workers had detected anomalies in the computer system after the lottery results were revealed on June 9. There were nine winning numbers instead of the four expected. Investigations showed that the extra five numbers, all sold in Shenzhen, were fake.

      Police confirmed the computer system had been hacked.

      Police caught Cheng when he came to the lottery center on June 12 to claim the prize of 33.05 million yuan for the five fake numbers.

      The lottery center recalculated the jackpot for the four legitimate winners and increased the prizes from 6.61 million yuan to 8.62 million yuan.

      Cheng is a software engineer with a technology company which worked with the Shenzhen lottery center, police said. 

      He used Trojan Horse programs to attack the center's computer system and inserted his five winning numbers, police said.