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How would you rate the State Lottery website in your locality?

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Posted: May 16, 2011, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

I'd Rate them All A+++: If they Posted Tomorrows Results: Today! Thumbs Up

It takes the Kentucky site about a half hour after the drawing to give the results. I'm assuming it's because they give how much was paid out and how many winners there were in each game. Personally I'd like to know just what numbers were drawn five minutes after the drawing.

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    I would give Virginia lotto website an A+

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      Kentucky gets a C- in my book

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        I think Pennsylvania has the best site.

        Florida is pretty good too. I only wish they would have ALL scratch off winner locations listed even $1,000 prizes like PA does. And it does not make sense to have detailed odds on another website you have to go to fl rules to find them.

        Texas has done a good job with showing all remaining prizes left even face value prizes.

        Seems like Georgia just got updated, before I thought the scratch off section was terrible. Another terrible state is R.I. They dont even show odds !!

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          I think Pennsylvania has the best site.

          Florida is pretty good too. I only wish they would have ALL scratch off winner locations listed even $1,000 prizes like PA does. And it does not make sense to have detailed odds on another website you have to go to fl rules to find them.

          Texas has done a good job with showing all remaining prizes left even face value prizes.

          Seems like Georgia just got updated, before I thought the scratch off section was terrible. Another terrible state is R.I. They dont even show odds !!

          James1: "Texas has done a good job with showing all remaining prizes left even face value prizes."

          Thanks for the observations James1.  I'd noticed Texas does that and was surprised to see it.  I don't buy scratchoffs, but if I did I'd study that part of the Texas website to decide which ones to buy.

          Florida does have a good site in a lot of ways.  They do, at least, allow players to download draw results histories.  But having done that, they throw in a lot of format diddling to make it difficult for anyone who does download the results to actually examine what they've taken the trouble to download.  That's something I don't understand, but several states do it.

          I haven't looked at the Rhode Island site except at their 4 minute draw keno results, which they post promptly and in a format easily used.  On that basis I'd have given them a high rating.

          The GA site used to be fairly lousy, I agree.  I think they've improved it a lot.

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            James1: "Texas has done a good job with showing all remaining prizes left even face value prizes."

            Thanks for the observations James1.  I'd noticed Texas does that and was surprised to see it.  I don't buy scratchoffs, but if I did I'd study that part of the Texas website to decide which ones to buy.

            Florida does have a good site in a lot of ways.  They do, at least, allow players to download draw results histories.  But having done that, they throw in a lot of format diddling to make it difficult for anyone who does download the results to actually examine what they've taken the trouble to download.  That's something I don't understand, but several states do it.

            I haven't looked at the Rhode Island site except at their 4 minute draw keno results, which they post promptly and in a format easily used.  On that basis I'd have given them a high rating.

            The GA site used to be fairly lousy, I agree.  I think they've improved it a lot.

            "But having done that, they throw in a lot of format diddling to make it difficult for anyone who does download the results to actually examine what they've taken the trouble to download."

            Why do you go to the Texas, Florida, Rhode Island, and Georgia websites when that information is right in on LP with a very user friendly format?

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              "But having done that, they throw in a lot of format diddling to make it difficult for anyone who does download the results to actually examine what they've taken the trouble to download."

              Why do you go to the Texas, Florida, Rhode Island, and Georgia websites when that information is right in on LP with a very user friendly format?

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              1]  The LP site doesn't include results for 4 minute draw keno

              2]  A lot of state websites provide a means of downloading complete draw histories for their games in a single, easy step, many of them in EXCEL format, many in text format.  By comparison, the same downloads from LP would be a lot more time-consuming because of the need to go page-by-page.

              3]  User-friendly is apparently in the eyes of the beholder.  Even the 'all results on one page' copy/paste has a lot of spaces and other confusion in the format making it difficult when I attempt to do it.  But I'm not a programmer, as you evidently are.  Maybe it's user-friendly for you. 

              For me [and probably for most novice computer-users] user friendly, as it applies to getting lottery results, means being able to highlight or mark the data by scrolling downward to the end of the intended results, right-clicking 'copy', then pasting it to a text file and ending up with something delimited in a consistent format allowing it to be converted to something capable of being examined without a lot of trouble.

              4]  Why would you concern yourself with how or why I do things the way I do?  We are all taking different approaches, have different interests and motives, priorities.  Having read many of your posts on various forums it's evident to me mine are not the same as yours.  In fact, neither yours, nor mine, probably bear much similarity to those of more than a few other LP members.

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                Stack47: 

                1]  The LP site doesn't include results for 4 minute draw keno

                2]  A lot of state websites provide a means of downloading complete draw histories for their games in a single, easy step, many of them in EXCEL format, many in text format.  By comparison, the same downloads from LP would be a lot more time-consuming because of the need to go page-by-page.

                3]  User-friendly is apparently in the eyes of the beholder.  Even the 'all results on one page' copy/paste has a lot of spaces and other confusion in the format making it difficult when I attempt to do it.  But I'm not a programmer, as you evidently are.  Maybe it's user-friendly for you. 

                For me [and probably for most novice computer-users] user friendly, as it applies to getting lottery results, means being able to highlight or mark the data by scrolling downward to the end of the intended results, right-clicking 'copy', then pasting it to a text file and ending up with something delimited in a consistent format allowing it to be converted to something capable of being examined without a lot of trouble.

                4]  Why would you concern yourself with how or why I do things the way I do?  We are all taking different approaches, have different interests and motives, priorities.  Having read many of your posts on various forums it's evident to me mine are not the same as yours.  In fact, neither yours, nor mine, probably bear much similarity to those of more than a few other LP members.

                "The LP site doesn't include results for 4 minute draw keno"

                I've played 4 minute Keno in three different states and feel lucky if I can get my bet in before the next drawing. There is nothing worse than standing in line while someone is fumbling around trying to make a bet, getting shutout, and watching the numbers on a 3, 4, or 5-spot ticket being drawn. 

                Four minutes to enter 20 numbers into a data base, analyze the results, fill out a playslip and get the bet(s) in on time. Sounds simple to me. How do you plan on getting your bet in on time even if LP showed the live drawings?

                "A lot of state websites provide a means of downloading complete draw histories for their games in a single, easy step, many of them in EXCEL format, many in text format."

                I've had a program for years that updates almost every lottery in the world once a week and has an analysis program that is second to none. What exactly do you expect to find looking at a complete drawing history even if you could wager on the games in other states?

                It's a nice tool but LP's "search results" gives more date range options, is very user friendly, and not much more could be added to "inspect results" either. Does it really matter which combo or which digits were drawn more often between 1981 and 1983? 

                "In fact, neither yours, nor mine, probably bear much similarity to those of more than a few other LP members. "

                The majority of members, myself included are rating the state websites where they play or can play. You're rating websites all over the country as if you're a self appointed "lottery website critic".

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                  "The LP site doesn't include results for 4 minute draw keno"

                  I've played 4 minute Keno in three different states and feel lucky if I can get my bet in before the next drawing. There is nothing worse than standing in line while someone is fumbling around trying to make a bet, getting shutout, and watching the numbers on a 3, 4, or 5-spot ticket being drawn. 

                  Four minutes to enter 20 numbers into a data base, analyze the results, fill out a playslip and get the bet(s) in on time. Sounds simple to me. How do you plan on getting your bet in on time even if LP showed the live drawings?

                  "A lot of state websites provide a means of downloading complete draw histories for their games in a single, easy step, many of them in EXCEL format, many in text format."

                  I've had a program for years that updates almost every lottery in the world once a week and has an analysis program that is second to none. What exactly do you expect to find looking at a complete drawing history even if you could wager on the games in other states?

                  It's a nice tool but LP's "search results" gives more date range options, is very user friendly, and not much more could be added to "inspect results" either. Does it really matter which combo or which digits were drawn more often between 1981 and 1983? 

                  "In fact, neither yours, nor mine, probably bear much similarity to those of more than a few other LP members. "

                  The majority of members, myself included are rating the state websites where they play or can play. You're rating websites all over the country as if you're a self appointed "lottery website critic".

                  Stack47: 

                   

                  What you might, or mightn't have done with keno and what I do with keno have no bearing on anything except in the sense I answered your question concerning my activities involving the use of websites for databases other than LP.  There's nothing in what I do  taking away anything at all from what you might do.  Your opinion insofar as what I do is groundless, meaningless and unasked for, as well as completely unrelated to this thread.

                  What I expect to find involves projects of my own.  Those have nothing to do with you, what you might have had in the past, what you might currently be involved it doing.  I haven't asked for your assessment of what I do and I'd consider it presumptuous as well as rude to offer or entertain an opinion of what you do.  It would be none of my concern, just as what I do is none of your concern.

                  I rated and will rate websites I use.  My doing so takes nothing away from whatever you might choose to rate.  If others rate only the sites in their own states, many states, a few states, the fact they do it is of no concern to either of us.  It's their own business.

                  Threads here are for lottery discussions.  Anything related to lotteries.  This one is about lottery websites and the experience of users as they pertain to lottery websites.  It's not about personalities.  Not yours and not mine.

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                    Stack47: 

                     

                    What you might, or mightn't have done with keno and what I do with keno have no bearing on anything except in the sense I answered your question concerning my activities involving the use of websites for databases other than LP.  There's nothing in what I do  taking away anything at all from what you might do.  Your opinion insofar as what I do is groundless, meaningless and unasked for, as well as completely unrelated to this thread.

                    What I expect to find involves projects of my own.  Those have nothing to do with you, what you might have had in the past, what you might currently be involved it doing.  I haven't asked for your assessment of what I do and I'd consider it presumptuous as well as rude to offer or entertain an opinion of what you do.  It would be none of my concern, just as what I do is none of your concern.

                    I rated and will rate websites I use.  My doing so takes nothing away from whatever you might choose to rate.  If others rate only the sites in their own states, many states, a few states, the fact they do it is of no concern to either of us.  It's their own business.

                    Threads here are for lottery discussions.  Anything related to lotteries.  This one is about lottery websites and the experience of users as they pertain to lottery websites.  It's not about personalities.  Not yours and not mine.

                    "I haven't asked for your assessment of what I do and I'd consider it presumptuous as well as rude to offer or entertain an opinion of what you do."

                    I commented on the fact the results and analysis of all online state lottery games can be found on Lottery Post with very user friendly tools. You said, "User-friendly is apparently in the eyes of the beholder." as if tools on one state website trump all the tools on LP for all state games. Yes, I understand data on some sites may serve some players better, but that doesn't make it superior for all lottery players.

                    "Threads here are for lottery discussions.  Anything related to lotteries. This one is about lottery websites and the experience of users as they pertain to lottery websites."

                    And you have used this thread to express why some sites do and other sites including LP don't live up to your expectations. Others including me are expressing their opinions about various lottery sites too.

                    Make up your mind; if you want discussion than expect assessments of what you post. You brought up using the entire game history files of all state games as an important factor in rating websites but it appears you're unable or won't discuss why.

                    My comments about the 4 minutes to enter 20 numbers, analyze the data, fill out a playslip and make a bet was based on my experiences playing 4 minute Keno in 3 different states. These discussions are for the readers too so why make it look easy when I know it's difficult or impossible to do?

                    "It's not about personalities."

                    Why are you taking a simple discussion about rating lottery websites and using their lottery game information so personal?

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                      I would give Virginia lotto website an A+

                      Probably everyone who uses the site would agree with you LottoCruzer.  It's a good one.

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                        Michigan has a nice website.

                        Sully16:  Yeh, I like that one too.  Clean, easy to navigate, loads quickly.  That left sidebar is exactly what it says it is and leads where it says it's going to lead.  Someone over there understood the term, 'user-friendly'.

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                          As of today, I give the Idaho Lottery website a D-.  Powerball says one 5+0 ticket was sold here with the powerplay for a million bucks.  The Idaho Lottery website lists all the states with $200K wins but comes up empty for the 1 mil Idaho winner.  D'oh!

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                            sc a d they change number to much and post wrong number a lot the pay out is poorPuke

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                              i would give va. A+ shows pass drawings, what left out on all scratch offs, second chance contest, and info about what going on.