|Posted: March 15, 2010, 7:36 pm - IP Logged|
We stopped at a Shell station to play a ticket today and the clerk said, "I've never seen this, the terminal says, "Encryption error."
So we waited a minute and then it came back on and took a playslip for Lotto (Pick 6). Then my wife had a scratcher to cash and it was back to "Encryption error" and didn't come back up.
So on the way home we stopped at another place, same story, and that clerk says, "I've never seen this before."
So I'm wondering if:
A lot of people were playing 315 (The date, the ides of March)
There was a run on people getting raffle tickets for Wednesday, the St. Patrick's Day raffle
Or was it just the Lottery Fairy having fun in her own unique way?
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.