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HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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Posted: March 27, 2013, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

So Idaho's draws are all computer generated.

A few years ago, it came to light that someone had programmed the Pick 3 so that no 2 numbers could be alike, which eliminated doubles and triples.

We've now been without a double for 22 draws, but there was a triple.

So, is it possible to accidentally screw up the program to allow it to draw triples but not doubles?  It seems like it would take some pretty thought-out programming to get it to do that and it's hard to imagine it could be accidental.

Or do you think it's not unusual for a Pick 3 game to go 22 draws without a double and I'm just being paranoid?

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: March 27, 2013, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

    States claim they do testing to make sure their equipment is working properly but Tennessee also claimed they were doing testing and it was a week or two before they noticed their number generator wasn't producing doubles and triples.

    You can check the results of states that still have ball drawings to see what's normal.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: March 27, 2013, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

      So Idaho's draws are all computer generated.

      A few years ago, it came to light that someone had programmed the Pick 3 so that no 2 numbers could be alike, which eliminated doubles and triples.

      We've now been without a double for 22 draws, but there was a triple.

      So, is it possible to accidentally screw up the program to allow it to draw triples but not doubles?  It seems like it would take some pretty thought-out programming to get it to do that and it's hard to imagine it could be accidental.

      Or do you think it's not unusual for a Pick 3 game to go 22 draws without a double and I'm just being paranoid?

      Sorry to say, the only two games you can play in Idaho that are drawn with traditional ball machines are Mega Millions and Powerball.

       

      Check the State Lottery Report Card
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      Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
      Help eliminate computerized drawings!

        HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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        Posted: March 27, 2013, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

        It's now 23 draws with no doubles, and one triple.

        I randomly chose states to glance thru, and out of the 10 or 12 I looked at, the one with the least doubles was 2 out of 14 draws.  The most was a lot - like 5 or 6 out of 14 draws.

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          Posted: March 27, 2013, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

          Sorry to say, the only two games you can play in Idaho that are drawn with traditional ball machines are Mega Millions and Powerball.

          Same for Oklahoma.Bang Head

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            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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            Posted: March 27, 2013, 10:37 pm - IP Logged

            Same for Oklahoma.Bang Head

            Tennessee too, dallas.

            And we're not even allowed to talk about it.

            The Dragon Lady said if I bring it up one more time she would personally bulldoze my trailer.

            With me in it.

              HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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              Posted: March 27, 2013, 11:21 pm - IP Logged

              Tennessee too, dallas.

              And we're not even allowed to talk about it.

              The Dragon Lady said if I bring it up one more time she would personally bulldoze my trailer.

              With me in it.

              Dragon Chase

                rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                Posted: March 27, 2013, 11:53 pm - IP Logged

                Dragon Chase

                Yeah, something like that, lol.

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                  Posted: March 28, 2013, 12:04 am - IP Logged

                  I do not trust computer draws....

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                    Posted: March 28, 2013, 5:23 am - IP Logged

                    Dragon Chase

                    LOL i just seen this your funny

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                      Posted: March 28, 2013, 6:03 am - IP Logged

                      Dragon Chase

                      Lol Smile

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                        Posted: March 28, 2013, 9:59 am - IP Logged

                        Tennessee too, dallas.

                        And we're not even allowed to talk about it.

                        The Dragon Lady said if I bring it up one more time she would personally bulldoze my trailer.

                        With me in it.

                        Computer draws are the reason I will drive to Georgia or Illinois to play the lottery.  I feel the  lotto in those States  are fair and honest.  Of course I don't make that drive very often, maybe twice a year and always when I have other business. 

                        The visibility of computer draws leaves much to be desired.  And if there is a way to minimize payouts and maximize gross income, Tennessee will find it.