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What Do You Think About These Duplicated Mega Millions Tickets? Are Lottery Games Rigged?

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Posted: April 10, 2012, 10:01 am - IP Logged

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THE VALIDATION CODE IS DIFFERENT ON BOTH TICKETS. When i buy quick pick tickets in new york, I also get a lot of repeated numbers on my tickets.

http://www.azfamily.com/news/consumer/Duplicate-Lottery-tickets-raise-questions-over-games-legitimacy-145226305.html

http://www.azfamily.com/news/consumer/UPDATE-Mega-Millions-Mystery--146462605.html

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    Posted: April 10, 2012, 10:06 am - IP Logged

    WOW!  Very interesting!  I can't wait to see what MUSL does about this.

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      WOW!  Very interesting!  I can't wait to see what MUSL does about this.

       

       

       

      Here are some images of the lottery response.

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        Posted: April 10, 2012, 10:40 am - IP Logged

        Better image of duplicated mega millions tickets. The tickets are legitimate because they have different validation codes.

         

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          I'd hardly say it's rigged, just that their software had some issues. I'll consider a change of thought if this happens more times throughout the country.

           

          It is pretty crazy though that this happened.

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            hehehe, the dogs, all i can say is pick your own quickpicks

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              I'd hardly say it's rigged, just that their software had some issues. I'll consider a change of thought if this happens more times throughout the country.

               

              It is pretty crazy though that this happened.

              I get many repeated numbers when i buy ny lottery games quick pick tickets. when you buy 5 mega millions or powerball lines quick pick, and you get more than 5 repeated numbers on your tickets there has to be a problem.

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                hehehe, the dogs, all i can say is pick your own quickpicks

                "WHICH HAS THE BETTER CHANCE OF WINNING: COMPUTER PICKS OR PLAYER PICKS?

                About 70% to 80% of purchases are computer picks. About 70% to 80% of winners are computer picks. Perhaps just one of those weird coincidences?

                 

                HOW COME THE ONLY JACKPOT WINNERS ARE FROM THE [EAST - WEST - NORTH - SOUTH - CITIES - RURAL AREAS]? HOW COME ONLY [WHITE, BLACK, TALL, SKINNY, YOUNG, OLD] PEOPLE WIN?

                Powerball is a random game that knows nothing about who buys a ticket or where a ticket is purchased. There really is no white/black/old/young/rich/poor, etc.] button on the machine. If one draws a box around some group of players (eg., state border, hair color, shoe size), then that group of players will win in proportion to their play. If the defined group buys 10% of the tickets, then they will win 10% of the prizes - on average and over a reasonable period of time. But that does NOT mean that you have a better chance of winning in a bigger box - you then just have more folks to play against. The Law of Large numbers explains how random expectations become truer as the number of occurrences increases. So, if players in a particular group buy 8.6754% of the tickets, then we will find, if the number of occurrences (prizes awarded) are large enough, that those players win 8.6754% of the prizes. This is definitely true for the low-tier prizes where there are large numbers of winners. With 12 to 15 jackpot winners in a year, we would expect that these percentages can get out of sync with sales from time to time, but as the number of jackpot winners continues to increase, we will find that the percentage numbers move closer and closer to being the same number. Try this experiment. Flip a coin four times. You might get 75% heads - or even 100%. You would not expect to get excited about that. With only ten flips, it can happen. But then flip it 1,000 times (no cheating). You will come much closer to the statistical expectation of 50% heads. If you hit 75% heads after 1,000 flips, then something is wrong. It really does NOT make any difference where you buy your ticket. It is you a against the draw machine."

                 

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                  Posted: April 10, 2012, 11:12 am - IP Logged

                  I get many repeated numbers when i buy ny lottery games quick pick tickets. when you buy 5 mega millions or powerball lines quick pick, and you get more than 5 repeated numbers on your tickets there has to be a problem.

                  It's not about a number or two repeating on five lines, but ten lines with all the same combos. According to what you posted, the players could have exchanged the duplicate set but chose not to. The glitch was discovered because multiple ten line tickets were bought by the same players. The problem was with the GTECH programing and probably happened in every state that uses GTECH.

                  Don't you find it amazing that when the clerk hit the repeat button, the same ticket was repeated?

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                    When MM exhausted all possible number combinations I suspected there had to be many duplicate numbers (lines) being purchased for the largest jackpot in history because it seemed rather ironic that all possible combinations had to be sold

                    prior to someone winning. The odds of that happening had to be remote. I honestly never considered or suspected there equipment would be spitting out duplicate numbers (lines). This news is very discouraging and appears fradulant on the part

                    of the lottery commission and perhaps even warrants a class action suit. I seriously doubt this to be an isolated incident. Personally, at the very least,  I will consider not playing MM again. 

                     

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                      Posted: April 10, 2012, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

                      Lottery games rigged?

                      I don't think so, not the big national games anyway.

                      State games? Heh, heh, heh, heh, heh...


                                                                   
                                           
                                                               

                       

                       

                       

                       

                                                                                                                         

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                        It's not about a number or two repeating on five lines, but ten lines with all the same combos. According to what you posted, the players could have exchanged the duplicate set but chose not to. The glitch was discovered because multiple ten line tickets were bought by the same players. The problem was with the GTECH programing and probably happened in every state that uses GTECH.

                        Don't you find it amazing that when the clerk hit the repeat button, the same ticket was repeated?

                        A similar incident happened last month in New Mexico, an Intralot client.

                        On the duplicate tickets in Arizona:

                        “What's happened is there is a software glitch,” said Jeff Hatch-Miller is the executive director for the Arizona Lottery.  “Anybody that has a computer knows that sometimes there are software glitches.”

                        Hatch-Miller says they have pin-pointed the glitch, which happened when cashiers used the "repeat" key to automatically fill purchases of 30 tickets or more.

                        “It only occurred about once in every 300,000 to 500,000 times, so very rarely,” Hatch-Miller explained.

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                          Posted: April 10, 2012, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

                          Better image of duplicated mega millions tickets. The tickets are legitimate because they have different validation codes.

                           

                          the ticket on the left is photoshopped.  i saw this disproven in a earlier thread.  look at the dotted line at the top, it isnt straight.  its fake.

                           

                          also look at the bottom of the ticket on the left.  see how the pink border keeps going, but the rest of the ticket is chopped off right below 3642800.

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                            A similar incident happened last month in New Mexico, an Intralot client.

                            On the duplicate tickets in Arizona:

                            “What's happened is there is a software glitch,” said Jeff Hatch-Miller is the executive director for the Arizona Lottery.  “Anybody that has a computer knows that sometimes there are software glitches.”

                            Hatch-Miller says they have pin-pointed the glitch, which happened when cashiers used the "repeat" key to automatically fill purchases of 30 tickets or more.

                            “It only occurred about once in every 300,000 to 500,000 times, so very rarely,” Hatch-Miller explained.

                            Once in every 500,000 times comes out to 1312 times in the record drawing, but because more players spent $30 or more on tickets it was more prevalent. If it happened that many times the real problem would be for the states who would have to pay off 1312 5 + 0 winners if one of those duplicate combos were drawn.

                            We can use probability to determine how jackpot winners there should be based on sales, all the terminals are truly random, who knows how many jackpot winners are expected.

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                              the ticket on the left is photoshopped.  i saw this disproven in a earlier thread.  look at the dotted line at the top, it isnt straight.  its fake.

                               

                              also look at the bottom of the ticket on the left.  see how the pink border keeps going, but the rest of the ticket is chopped off right below 3642800.

                              I never worked w/ photoshop, if you were going to do that would't you just play w/ the validation codes ?

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