Welcome Guest
Log In | Register )
You last visited January 17, 2017, 2:39 pm
All times shown are
Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)

powerball draw test machine and ball set being used

Topic closed. 13 replies. Last post 1 year ago by wander73.

Page 1 of 1
PrintE-mailLink

United States
Member #133374
September 28, 2012
6 Posts
Offline
Posted: January 3, 2016, 11:40 am - IP Logged

  Does anybody know if there is a way to find out which ball set and draw machine are going to be used the night of the draw.. is there a way to find this out in advance before the draw of that night....

    Todd's avatar - Cylon 2.gif
    Chief Bottle Washer
    New Jersey
    United States
    Member #1
    May 31, 2000
    23348 Posts
    Online
    Posted: January 3, 2016, 12:08 pm - IP Logged

    <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

    Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

      Avatar

      United States
      Member #145267
      August 1, 2013
      1678 Posts
      Offline
      Posted: January 3, 2016, 2:06 pm - IP Logged

      Anadya1,  how would anyone know that?

        travelintrucker's avatar - morph
        Greenville, SC
        United States
        Member #169870
        November 4, 2015
        374 Posts
        Offline
        Posted: January 3, 2016, 3:01 pm - IP Logged

        According to the Powerball workers, no one knows until 2 hrs before the drawing. If you search Youtube you can find the video where a news reporter goes behind the scenes of a lottery draw.

        May the balls bounce in your favor!

          LottoMetro's avatar - Lottery-024.jpg
          Happyland
          United States
          Member #146344
          September 1, 2013
          1130 Posts
          Offline
          Posted: January 3, 2016, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

          Machine A

          Ball Set #1

          LOL

          If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
          If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

          2017: 0% (0 tickets)
          P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

            Avatar

            United States
            Member #145267
            August 1, 2013
            1678 Posts
            Offline
            Posted: January 3, 2016, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

            My opinion only, but doesn't this show that the lottery is not random.


              United States
              Member #133374
              September 28, 2012
              6 Posts
              Offline
              Posted: January 3, 2016, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

              My opinion only, but doesn't this show that the lottery is not random.

                big bear I think you are right.. the lottery is not random.. I think you can track a pattern using the test draws...

                Avatar

                United States
                Member #145267
                August 1, 2013
                1678 Posts
                Offline
                Posted: January 4, 2016, 6:07 am - IP Logged

                After thinking about the machines the sets balls, I wonder if they mean, we have 6 lottery machines with the same amount of balls in each machine.  We just pick machine 4 and dump ball set number 12 into the machine for tonights drawing.  All of the balls are the same as far as number count.  Which kinda makes it random.

                  Groppo's avatar - cat anm.gif

                  United States
                  Member #162631
                  January 7, 2015
                  537 Posts
                  Offline
                  Posted: January 4, 2016, 10:06 am - IP Logged

                  My opinion only, but doesn't this show that the lottery is not random.

                  I think I would share your opinion.
                  And it's a valid point, anyway.

                  I really want to know and believe that's it's 100% random.

                  Otherwise, I'm always going to be doubtful/skeptical about why so many hits occur in Californy, and New Yorky.

                   

                  ("new yorky"?)

                    nywilliams's avatar - Lottery-008.jpg
                    Atlanta
                    United States
                    Member #10983
                    February 1, 2005
                    118 Posts
                    Offline
                    Posted: January 4, 2016, 10:16 am - IP Logged

                    My opinion only, but doesn't this show that the lottery is not random.

                    One of my pet projects this year is geomapping where winners here in GA are located as there seem to be an overwhelming number down in south GA.  I agree that it is not random, the question is proving it.

                    When a man tells you he got rich through hard work, ask him: "WHOSE"? - Don Marquis

                      Avatar

                      United States
                      Member #169547
                      October 23, 2015
                      123 Posts
                      Offline
                      Posted: January 4, 2016, 5:09 pm - IP Logged

                      I'm in GA as well and I would be interested in your analysis.  I think you are right. But I wonder if it is just selection bias.  South Ga tends to have more serious players than the metro suburbs where I live.   But I would be interested in seeing the data.

                        Avatar

                        United States
                        Member #169547
                        October 23, 2015
                        123 Posts
                        Offline
                        Posted: January 4, 2016, 5:12 pm - IP Logged

                        And I am convinced the distribution of winning scratchers is not random.  Most of the big winning tickets are not sold in metro Atlanta which is the most populated.  It could be that the people who are the heavy players don't live in the metro area, but those statistics alone are enough to make me stick to the draw games :).

                          wander73's avatar - Lottery-038.jpg
                          Philadelphia, PA
                          United States
                          Member #153774
                          March 24, 2014
                          1172 Posts
                          Offline
                          Posted: January 4, 2016, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

                          Now I am curious.   Of course with the internet and youtube.  But at some point when I was younger my gpa used to ask me do I believe everything I hear.

                            wander73's avatar - Lottery-038.jpg
                            Philadelphia, PA
                            United States
                            Member #153774
                            March 24, 2014
                            1172 Posts
                            Offline
                            Posted: January 5, 2016, 9:09 am - IP Logged

                            @travelintrucker I watched that video.  Need to watch a couple more because someone is on to something.