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Posted: May 14, 2011, 11:53 am - IP Logged

The Florida lottery is giving away a free $2 lotto ticket with X-tra beginning June 2 till July 10th with the purchase of $5 or more of lotto. I spend $5 per drawing anyway so I like it. The Florida lottery is doing whatever they have to do to increase sales up.

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    Posted: May 14, 2011, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

    The Florida lottery is giving away a free $2 lotto ticket with X-tra beginning June 2 till July 10th with the purchase of $5 or more of lotto. I spend $5 per drawing anyway so I like it. The Florida lottery is doing whatever they have to do to increase sales up.

    If they want to increase sales, tell them to quit doing pre-draws!!!!

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      Posted: May 15, 2011, 4:30 pm - IP Logged

      Silly question I guess, but what's a pre-draw?

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        Posted: May 15, 2011, 11:12 pm - IP Logged

        Silly question I guess, but what's a pre-draw?

        Lotteries will have 3, 4, or 5 test draws before the actual draw that counts to make sure the equipment is working properly. This is for ball draws, not computer draws. Not meaning to start an argument here, but there are those who believe that the test draws interupt, or disrupt the natural draws, and if their favorite numbers or numbers they plan on playing for that particular draw come up in the pre-draw, the numbers won't come in the real draw.

        I'm not sure about other states, but Texas posts the results of the pre-draws, but not before the actual draw that counts.

        I have not ever been too concerned with the pre-draws. It is what it is, and it's not going to make any difference in the real draw.

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          Posted: May 17, 2011, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

          Thanks for that.  I never knew Fl Lotto had predraws.  When did they begin holding predraws?  Do they do it before every draw or just randomly choose draws?  Do they keep the number of test draws constant or does it vary? 

          If players are using historical numbers, and Fl lotto has always been doing predraws, and they keep number of test draws constant, I don't think it would make a difference either.

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            Posted: May 17, 2011, 11:04 pm - IP Logged

            I wish that NJ would do something like that.

             

            I noticed NY usually has something like that.  And I'm about to apply for an internship in the city, and I've been doing a buncha volunteer work in NY and I'm going to a casino up there in a couple weeks.

             

            Long story short, I'm gonna take advantage of those deals in NY whenever I pass through.

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              Posted: May 20, 2011, 8:35 am - IP Logged

              Thanks for that.  I never knew Fl Lotto had predraws.  When did they begin holding predraws?  Do they do it before every draw or just randomly choose draws?  Do they keep the number of test draws constant or does it vary? 

              If players are using historical numbers, and Fl lotto has always been doing predraws, and they keep number of test draws constant, I don't think it would make a difference either.

              Sorry so long replying. Was out of town. In Texas, the pre draws are the same number of draws each time, and before every draw for each game. Not sure if they do them after the official draw also. But they post each pre draw.

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                Posted: May 20, 2011, 8:58 am - IP Logged

                Lotteries will have 3, 4, or 5 test draws before the actual draw that counts to make sure the equipment is working properly. This is for ball draws, not computer draws. Not meaning to start an argument here, but there are those who believe that the test draws interupt, or disrupt the natural draws, and if their favorite numbers or numbers they plan on playing for that particular draw come up in the pre-draw, the numbers won't come in the real draw.

                I'm not sure about other states, but Texas posts the results of the pre-draws, but not before the actual draw that counts.

                I have not ever been too concerned with the pre-draws. It is what it is, and it's not going to make any difference in the real draw.

                "This is for ball draws, not computer draws."

                FTR, Colorado, which uses a computer RNG, also does 2 pre-draws before all of it's games. I guess the reasoning is to assure that the computer is working properly.

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                  Posted: May 20, 2011, 9:04 am - IP Logged

                  "This is for ball draws, not computer draws."

                  FTR, Colorado, which uses a computer RNG, also does 2 pre-draws before all of it's games. I guess the reasoning is to assure that the computer is working properly.

                  Thanks for that info. I didn't know that. Actually, as I sit reading that again, I have to chuckle a little. I guess they feel trying to assure the public the computer is working properly is important. I have this vision of the operator pushing the button or clicking the mouse to make sure the numbers come up. LOL.

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