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Posted: January 11, 2016, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

I would like to thank Terry Rich, CEO of the Iowa Lottery and former president of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries (NASPL), for joining us here at Lottery Post this evening to discuss the Eddie Tipton computerized drawing scandal.

The revelation that the former security chief of the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) was instrumental in rigging a computerized Hot Lotto drawing in Iowa and allegedly in several other states has caused a great deal of concern among lottery players, who expect nothing less than completely fair and random lottery drawings.

This evening lottery players have a great opportunity to ask questions and hear answers directly from one of the central people involved in uncovering the crime right from the beginning.

To ask a question, just post a reply on this thread like your normally would: Click the Reply button, input your question, and then click the Post Reply button.

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    Hi, Terry Rich here. I'm CEO of the Iowa Lottery and past president of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. Glad to answer the lottery questions you have. Know that all opinions are mine, not those of the state of Iowa, any lottery organization or any other state lottery. We appreciate all lottery players' opinions and look forward to a fun discussion.

    Terry

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      Posted: January 11, 2016, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

      Welcome Mr. Rich! Have you ever played the lottery before getting into the lottery business?

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        Hello Terry Rich, I would like to thank you for hiring Spokeswoman Mary Neubauer. Is she a VP also?

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          Posted: January 11, 2016, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

          Hi Terry, Who makes the decision to switch from computerized drawings to ball drawings?  Is that a lottery director or does some form of legislation have to be enacted to make the switch?

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            Welcome Mr. Rich! Have you ever played the lottery before getting into the lottery business?

            Sure. Not very often, but I really liked playing Powerball and an occasional scratch ticket.

            Terry

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              I have been pretty good at Pick 4 Mr. Rich...

              But I have noticed that Sums 1-8 and Sums 28-36 are rarely drawn in NC , why is that? 

              You guys should have a cash 4 game similar in Iowa thanks ...

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                Posted: January 11, 2016, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

                Will there be a change from randomly generated balls to the air machines for future drawings?

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                  Hello Terry Rich, I would like to thank you for hiring Spokeswoman Mary Neubauer. Is she a VP also?

                  Is Mary writing this? :) Seriously though, she does work at our lottery and does a great job.

                  Terry

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                    Posted: January 11, 2016, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

                    Hi, Terry Rich here. I'm CEO of the Iowa Lottery and past president of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. Glad to answer the lottery questions you have. Know that all opinions are mine, not those of the state of Iowa, any lottery organization or any other state lottery. We appreciate all lottery players' opinions and look forward to a fun discussion.

                    Good evening Mr Rich and The Chief. Congrats on the Tipton case. Why are the lotteries still using RNG?.

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                      Posted: January 11, 2016, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

                      Thanks for being here.  Respective of the Tipton case, what prompted inquiry?  Was it actually a breach recognition within the system, or a personal reference?

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                        Posted: January 11, 2016, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

                        Hi Terry!

                        I have heard from other state lotteries that two cornerstone ideals of a lottery are (1) to maintain the public trust in the lottery and (2) for winning tickets, ensure that payment goes to the legitimate ticket owner. From recent news events involving the Eddie Tipton case, it seems those ideals are also important to the Iowa Lottery. What additional things can lotteries do to ensure the integrity of the games and maintain the public trust? Are there any law or legislative changes that would help?

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                          Posted: January 11, 2016, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

                          Well Terry I guess as a regular lotto player my concern is what is being done to insure the integrity of the games we play are not manipulated again ever. I think this opens the door to question all games including pick 3 and pick 4 games that a majority of players play pretty regularly.

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                            Posted: January 11, 2016, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

                            I have been pretty good at Pick 4 Mr. Rich...

                            But I have noticed that Sums 1-8 and Sums 28-36 are rarely drawn in NC , why is that? 

                            You guys should have a cash 4 game similar in Iowa thanks ...

                            We do have a Pick 4 game in Iowa and it has grown through the years. I can't speak to what may be occurring with a game in another state, but I'm sure if you would contact that lottery, folks there would be happy to help you. If you're ever in Iowa, you're welcome to play our Pick 4 game.

                            Terry

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                              Posted: January 11, 2016, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

                              Hi, Terry Rich here. I'm CEO of the Iowa Lottery and past president of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. Glad to answer the lottery questions you have. Know that all opinions are mine, not those of the state of Iowa, any lottery organization or any other state lottery. We appreciate all lottery players' opinions and look forward to a fun discussion.

                              Welcome Terry Rich!!!

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