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Why won't the Wisconsin lottery answer my simple question?

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Posted: November 12, 2015, 4:09 pm - IP Logged

I have a new strategy for playing Supercash.  I e-mailed the lottery office twice with a simple request.  They have two games drawn at 10pm, Badger 5 and Supercash.  I wanted to know if both games were drawn from the same RNG computer or two different computers.  The first reply I got had nothing to do with my question, so I sent another e-mail and they never replied to that.  Is that question so hard to understand?

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    Posted: November 12, 2015, 4:16 pm - IP Logged

    I have a new strategy for playing Supercash.  I e-mailed the lottery office twice with a simple request.  They have two games drawn at 10pm, Badger 5 and Supercash.  I wanted to know if both games were drawn from the same RNG computer or two different computers.  The first reply I got had nothing to do with my question, so I sent another e-mail and they never replied to that.  Is that question so hard to understand?

    What did they say in the reply?

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      Posted: November 12, 2015, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

      They said they have 3 RNG computers.  And the computers are also randomly selected for the drawings.

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        Posted: November 12, 2015, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

        They said they have 3 RNG computers.  And the computers are also randomly selected for the drawings.

        That reply doesn't tell me if they use one computer for both drawings or they use two different computers.

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          Posted: November 12, 2015, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

          I think it's a great question.  Keep writing back until they give you an answer!  (And please let us know the answer...)

           

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            Posted: November 12, 2015, 4:59 pm - IP Logged

            They said they have 3 RNG computers.  And the computers are also randomly selected for the drawings.

            What do they use to Randomly Select which RNG Computer to use? Another RNG Computer?

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              Posted: November 12, 2015, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

              What do they use to Randomly Select which RNG Computer to use? Another RNG Computer?

              Maybe they are training their robot replacement to select one.

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                Posted: November 12, 2015, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

                Lotteries are like malicious genies that intentionally interpret questions as misdirectionally as possible.  Add to that the fear they may give something useful away, and the problem just grows.

                In my opinion.  Based on their reply to your question: Any of the three computers may be selected, so like a three sided coin flip, the same machine may be used multiple times in a row, or not used multiple times in a row and anything inbetween.

                I suggest you try submitting using the Freedom of Information Act.  Phrase your question very carefully.  Be prepared to wait . . .

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                  Posted: November 12, 2015, 11:41 pm - IP Logged

                  All other Wisconsin Lottery games are drawn using a Random Number Generator (RNG). A RNG is a computer with the sole purpose of picking random numbers. It is not connected to any outside line or to the Lottery gaming system. These drawing are not televised. However, videotapes of the drawings are available for public review for 180 days following the drawing.

                  https://wilottery.com/faqs.aspx

                   

                  Maybe you could ask for a copy of a few draws and get some information.

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                    Posted: November 13, 2015, 3:15 am - IP Logged

                    They did answer you question. Does it help if the words are in a slightly different order?

                    "[We] have 3 RNG computers. The computers for the drawings are randomly selected."

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                      Posted: November 13, 2015, 8:38 am - IP Logged

                      They did answer you question. Does it help if the words are in a slightly different order?

                      "[We] have 3 RNG computers. The computers for the drawings are randomly selected."

                      I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed that.

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                        Posted: November 13, 2015, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

                        I saw the questions as.  Do they randomly select a rng computer for the night's drawings, or per draw?

                        Having gone round and round asking Florida for a list of what ballset was used per draw, a list of which machine was used for each draw should answer the question.  Not that it appears to make the slighest difference not knowing what machine they intend to use next.

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                          Posted: November 13, 2015, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

                          They only question that comes up in my mind is, which numbers will be drawn next?

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                            Posted: November 13, 2015, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

                            I think it's a great question.  Keep writing back until they give you an answer!  (And please let us know the answer...)

                            Got an answer today from the Wisconsin lottery.  They said one computer is used for the daily pick 3 and pick 5.  And then a second machine is used for Badger 5 and Supercash.  That's the answer I was hoping for.  If my new strategy works and I hit the jackpot, I'll post it on this thread.

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                              Posted: November 13, 2015, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

                              They said they have 3 RNG computers.  And the computers are also randomly selected for the drawings.

                              LIG:

                              ANSWER #2.......#1 puter used 4 Pick 3 & 5 Hiding Behind Computer   #2 puter used 4 Badger 5 & Supercash Hiding Behind Computer

                              WHAT DOES #3 puter do..................?????  Hiding Behind Computer    said they have 3 RNG puters (randomly selected?

                              Psyko would think they should have 4 RNG puters with #1 & #2 loaded identical w/ #3 & #4 RNG  soft/w

                              but, and their always a butt out there somewhere and #3 puter may BD FIXMASTER 4D #1 & #2 puter$$$

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