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Michgan Lottery Terminals

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Posted: December 30, 2009, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

Just Curious...and i know this has been going on for a long....time

Why does MFEMFEMF Lottery retailers terminals close at 7:08pm for the evening drawings of the same day; when the drawing for some games of the same evening aren't broadcasted to the public until 7:29pm??

I would like to know... What is taking place during that 21 Min. window of time....??

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    Posted: December 30, 2009, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

    Correction!!!

    Michigan Lottery retailers

    not.. MFEMFEMF

    Sorry about that :(

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      Posted: December 30, 2009, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

      I Have asked that same question, perhaps it's to help keep it fair , so no one can say the state helped someone cheat.

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        Posted: December 30, 2009, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

        Just Curious...and i know this has been going on for a long....time

        Why does MFEMFEMF Lottery retailers terminals close at 7:08pm for the evening drawings of the same day; when the drawing for some games of the same evening aren't broadcasted to the public until 7:29pm??

        I would like to know... What is taking place during that 21 Min. window of time....??

        Asking here won't get you an answer, but asking at the MI Lottery might! Thud

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          Posted: December 30, 2009, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

          I would guess they're just being overly cautious. There have been law suits about people playing numbers at the last minute and they turned out to be winning numbers but the machine printed them out for the next day. They're probably just trying to keep that from happening.

          I think Tennessee shuts off Powerball sales a half hour before the drawing.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: December 31, 2009, 9:51 am - IP Logged

            I know the state MI has been doing this for years, cut off time well before the actual drawing of evening games on the same day.
            However, from some others I have chatted with in other states, their states do allow the players to purchase their tickets right up until a minute or so right when the drawing takes place.

            I will contact the MI Lottery and ask this question and see what their reply is.

            I sometimes wonder from what a friend has said before, the time span is because the states computer (RNG) that controls the actual drawing is looking for all the Least Combinations played; since the state has done away with mechanical drawing machines years ago for some of their lottery games.

            Kind of makes sense.....

            Make it more difficult for the player to win a Jackpot

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