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Posted: March 3, 2013, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

I am curious as to why so many lotteries have apparently  switched to letting computer draw the numbers rather than the old way of having the ping pong balls select the numbers.   It seems to me it is wide open to cheating by the various lotteries when it is computer selected since it would be very easy for the various lottery operators to simply write a program to determine what sets of numbers have not been drawn and let one of those be the winning numbers thereby making the jackpot grow everyone knows once it starts growing more and more people play it and play more than one ticket making those huge jackpots.  I think it should be investigated and they should all be required to go back to the old method of drawing the numbers .

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    Posted: March 3, 2013, 3:04 pm - IP Logged

    I am curious as to why so many lotteries have apparently  switched to letting computer draw the numbers rather than the old way of having the ping pong balls select the numbers.   It seems to me it is wide open to cheating by the various lotteries when it is computer selected since it would be very easy for the various lottery operators to simply write a program to determine what sets of numbers have not been drawn and let one of those be the winning numbers thereby making the jackpot grow everyone knows once it starts growing more and more people play it and play more than one ticket making those huge jackpots.  I think it should be investigated and they should all be required to go back to the old method of drawing the numbers .

    Welcome to Lottery Post, bigbobh, and best of luck to ya.

    A lot of us agree with you about the fake computer drawings.

    Make sure you sign the petition on the left side down the page a bit.

    Good luck!


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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      Posted: March 3, 2013, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

      Welcome to the LP  bigbobhThumbs Up

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        CHERRY HILL, NJ
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        Posted: March 3, 2013, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

        I am curious as to why so many lotteries have apparently  switched to letting computer draw the numbers rather than the old way of having the ping pong balls select the numbers.   It seems to me it is wide open to cheating by the various lotteries when it is computer selected since it would be very easy for the various lottery operators to simply write a program to determine what sets of numbers have not been drawn and let one of those be the winning numbers thereby making the jackpot grow everyone knows once it starts growing more and more people play it and play more than one ticket making those huge jackpots.  I think it should be investigated and they should all be required to go back to the old method of drawing the numbers .

        No system is exempt from the opportunity for cheating which is why vigilance is required from stakeholders; players, beneficiaries and the states. However, I think computers are the future. Everyone is aware that the future of gaming belongs to the next generation who are computer savvy. They not only are familiar with the medium but have been polled and found to be from higher economic strata (richer) and just as interested as  those of the older generation.

        NY already has the quick draw where theres a drawing every 4 minutes. NJ just approved online gaming. The State Lotteries are just waiting for the chance to jump in and join the fray.

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          Posted: March 3, 2013, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

          No system is exempt from the opportunity for cheating which is why vigilance is required from stakeholders; players, beneficiaries and the states. However, I think computers are the future. Everyone is aware that the future of gaming belongs to the next generation who are computer savvy. They not only are familiar with the medium but have been polled and found to be from higher economic strata (richer) and just as interested as  those of the older generation.

          NY already has the quick draw where theres a drawing every 4 minutes. NJ just approved online gaming. The State Lotteries are just waiting for the chance to jump in and join the fray.

          It's much easier to cheat with a computer and much, much easier to cover your tracks afterward.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: March 3, 2013, 11:15 pm - IP Logged

            Thanks for pointing out the petition I did not notice it before I put my post up.  I have signed it. 

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              Posted: March 4, 2013, 11:16 am - IP Logged

              I demonstrate against computer simulated drawings by not playing games that have them.  So far it's working because most of Ohio's games use random balls for their drawings and they are shown on TV.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: March 4, 2013, 11:54 am - IP Logged

                Oklahoma has a game called Cash 5 where you can win $25,000 taxes paid. It's the hardest game to win. This game goes months & months without a winnerBang Head

                My hubby tells me don't waste my time on Cash 5 Argue

                Every game Oklahoma has except Mega & Powerball are computer generated even my favorite game Hot LottoBang Head

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                  LAKE HAVASU AZ
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                  Posted: March 4, 2013, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

                  welcome aboard the crazy train of lotteryParty...lol

                  and yes 99.5% agreeI Agree!.......bring back the ping pong balls.....there is an over abundents of them ,kids playing BEER PONG WITH THEM , instead of qtr bounce

                  some day....some day