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Posted: April 25, 2011, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

The results are posted on their website, just as they ought to be.

http://www.calottery.com/Games/DailyDerby/WinningNumbers/

At least players don't have to hang around watching a screen in a liquor store to find out whether they won.

If you knew where to find it online, why were you asking Hosni where to see the results?......Ponder

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    If you knew where to find it online, why were you asking Hosni where to see the results?......Ponder

    joker:  Why do you ask why I asked?

    I didn't know until I noticed the link and clicked it. 

    The thread is about California 4 minute draw keno.  It isn't about some other California game.  Hosni posted about horse racing because you mentioned horse racing in your post.  Once thread drift starts threads can go anywhere.

    No point answering why you asked why I asked.  That would just carry the discussion further away from the topic, which is California 4 minute draw keno.


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      joker:  Why do you ask why I asked?

      I didn't know until I noticed the link and clicked it. 

      The thread is about California 4 minute draw keno.  It isn't about some other California game.  Hosni posted about horse racing because you mentioned horse racing in your post.  Once thread drift starts threads can go anywhere.

      No point answering why you asked why I asked.  That would just carry the discussion further away from the topic, which is California 4 minute draw keno.

      No big deal, I was just curious since the link was there and I thought you checked it out before asking. You don't have to make Federal case out of it...Eek

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        Ah scanners, you're lucky. Our lottery director won't allow them in Tennessee.

        She says it makes her feel like we don't trust her and would be checking up on her to make sure she's being honest. She said she's not going to put up with that kind of disrespect from anybody and if we don't like it we can go play in Kentucky with the morons.

        She said she's tired of this crap with everybody complaining about corruption all the time. She said she did a thorough investigation of herself and didn't find a dam thing wrong so all of us stupid lottery players can go lay an egg for all she cares.

        Leastways that's what I heard from my neighbor, Mulehead Jenkins.

        ....go play in Kentucky with the morons!!!!????...tiggs hopes you called her ridge and told her you have a personal friend who lives in Kentucky he has always said you ridge was his butt....ty wutty...Now call her!!!...tiggs is gasing up as we speak and lock and loaded...!!!..

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          joker:  Why do you ask why I asked?

          I didn't know until I noticed the link and clicked it. 

          The thread is about California 4 minute draw keno.  It isn't about some other California game.  Hosni posted about horse racing because you mentioned horse racing in your post.  Once thread drift starts threads can go anywhere.

          No point answering why you asked why I asked.  That would just carry the discussion further away from the topic, which is California 4 minute draw keno.

          Yes but why do you ask why he asked why you ask?


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            I've played quite a few times. There is one liquor store here that has tables set up around the monitor so you can have a cup of coffee and sit around for awhile and play. I can see how it wouldn't be appealing to stand around inside of a store...how annoying would that be,lol. And the 4 or 5 minutes in between games can feel like an hour. There is also a bowling alley that has a bar and they have keno in there too. That's pretty fun. Won 6 out of 8 numbers once...$40. Big whoop. But if you play video keno in a casino (like I am hooked on doing) the lottery version is a snail's pace :) 

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              Yes but why do you ask why he asked why you ask?

              The second question in the series seemed questionable.  The third was an attempt to restore balance.

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                I've played quite a few times. There is one liquor store here that has tables set up around the monitor so you can have a cup of coffee and sit around for awhile and play. I can see how it wouldn't be appealing to stand around inside of a store...how annoying would that be,lol. And the 4 or 5 minutes in between games can feel like an hour. There is also a bowling alley that has a bar and they have keno in there too. That's pretty fun. Won 6 out of 8 numbers once...$40. Big whoop. But if you play video keno in a casino (like I am hooked on doing) the lottery version is a snail's pace :) 

                Thanks for the reply lottolaughs.  I'm surprised to learn you're a keno enthusiast, but most things I've learned about you have been surprises.  Adding another to the stack is welcome.

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                  Thanks for the reply lottolaughs.  I'm surprised to learn you're a keno enthusiast, but most things I've learned about you have been surprises.  Adding another to the stack is welcome.

                  Oh yes,don't get me near a machine...you won't be able to pull me off for hours,LOL. I guess it's because it's very much like the lottery...watching the balls drop. (on certain machines) I like those old ones--the toucheasy keno. Wow. I am an addict Scared Wink

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                    The second question in the series seemed questionable.  The third was an attempt to restore balance.

                    Thanks, I'm glad I asked.

                    A teacher once told me there are no stupid questions - only stupid people. Then he glared at me. For like five minutes straight.

                    I hated that guy.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

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                      Oh yes,don't get me near a machine...you won't be able to pull me off for hours,LOL. I guess it's because it's very much like the lottery...watching the balls drop. (on certain machines) I like those old ones--the toucheasy keno. Wow. I am an addict Scared Wink

                      Hi LottoLaughs:  4 minute draw keno is a great game with a lot of potential.  I think it could probably make as much money for states with imaginations hidden somewhere in their lottery staffs as Pick 3.  Some states are already doing a bangup job on it... New York, Rhode Island, Washinton DC and Michigan.  And I admire what Nebraska has done with all those Big Red Keno restaurant/bars.

                      But I think some of the states are a bit slow off the starting line, stodgy, or don't see the possibilities.  Missouri actually seems to be frightened or ashamed of their draw results.  Getting more than 10 past results from them requires a freedom of information demand.  I'd love to know what they're hiding.

                      Georgia, Ohio and Kansas seem to be moving right along making it all user friendlier all the time and I'd expect over the long haul it will gain a lot of popularity.  Ohio makes it difficult to look at their results - makes anyone who wants to see yesterday go through 16 pages to get them all, which seems silly, but Oregon does something similar, though it's only 7 pages for a day of drawings.  Massachusetts is the Rock of Gibralter, though... been doing it since 1991 and the entire 1.2 million draws are there for anyone to look at who is interested.

                      I can't figure out what goes on with Maryland.  They must not be making any money on the game if what they do on their webpage is any indication.  Results are always way behind times.  Maryland and Missouri are the two states where it's difficult to imagine the game surviving, instead of thriving.

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                        Hi LottoLaughs:  4 minute draw keno is a great game with a lot of potential.  I think it could probably make as much money for states with imaginations hidden somewhere in their lottery staffs as Pick 3.  Some states are already doing a bangup job on it... New York, Rhode Island, Washinton DC and Michigan.  And I admire what Nebraska has done with all those Big Red Keno restaurant/bars.

                        But I think some of the states are a bit slow off the starting line, stodgy, or don't see the possibilities.  Missouri actually seems to be frightened or ashamed of their draw results.  Getting more than 10 past results from them requires a freedom of information demand.  I'd love to know what they're hiding.

                        Georgia, Ohio and Kansas seem to be moving right along making it all user friendlier all the time and I'd expect over the long haul it will gain a lot of popularity.  Ohio makes it difficult to look at their results - makes anyone who wants to see yesterday go through 16 pages to get them all, which seems silly, but Oregon does something similar, though it's only 7 pages for a day of drawings.  Massachusetts is the Rock of Gibralter, though... been doing it since 1991 and the entire 1.2 million draws are there for anyone to look at who is interested.

                        I can't figure out what goes on with Maryland.  They must not be making any money on the game if what they do on their webpage is any indication.  Results are always way behind times.  Maryland and Missouri are the two states where it's difficult to imagine the game surviving, instead of thriving.

                        It's an awkward marketing problem thus far I suspect because they've limited themselves visually to monitors where the tickets are sold.  Someday one of the states will awaken and just offer email subscriptions for the previous day draws to be sent automatically to subscribers and enthusiasts.  Imagine what that would do for ticket sales on 4 minute games!  Every day a reminder to buy tickets in the form of an email with the results from the previous day.

                        No way Pick 3 or any other game can compete with that.

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                          I did contact CA Lotto folks and they said they are shooting for an overall calottery.com website revamp this summer, and *may* look into some type Hot Spot results, but nothing more specific. Right now, they could not provide raw data because the volume of results is too much.(they claim) I did say that other states have more detailed stats on their Keno and Scratcher games, so it can be done. Just a matter of if they want to or not.(if they get bugged enough)

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                            I did contact CA Lotto folks and they said they are shooting for an overall calottery.com website revamp this summer, and *may* look into some type Hot Spot results, but nothing more specific. Right now, they could not provide raw data because the volume of results is too much.(they claim) I did say that other states have more detailed stats on their Keno and Scratcher games, so it can be done. Just a matter of if they want to or not.(if they get bugged enough)

                            Thanks for the reply Jon.  I'm guessing they have to shift and juggle priorities the same as everyone else.  Putting up the results probably doesn't involve a large body of data storage so much as the amount of trouble they'd have to go through to get it up.  Which might be a lot.

                            If you people in CA are satisfied with it that's what counts.

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                              Thanks for the reply Jon.  I'm guessing they have to shift and juggle priorities the same as everyone else.  Putting up the results probably doesn't involve a large body of data storage so much as the amount of trouble they'd have to go through to get it up.  Which might be a lot.

                              If you people in CA are satisfied with it that's what counts.

                              Yeah, that was just an excuse: the file is too big. They could do it if they wanted to.

                              The other results text files they have for download on Lotto and Daily games are only a few to several hundred KB each. The sample Hot Spot file I got for just 1 month is about 1 MB. So that is getting on the large size range, and for complete history they would have to break down by month and year, so yeah, kind of messy.

                              What they need is a search feature. Hopefully they will have that and also some type of recent or current day display in their website revamp. At least that is what I'm telling them.