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Iowa Lottery CEO Terry Rich answers your questions

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

Terry , what are your thoughts on playing the lottery online?

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    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?

    For a multi-state game, all of the lotteries in that game make the decision together. If it is an in-state game, that lottery makes the decisions and rules regarding its own particular game.

    Terry

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      Do you think the lottery ever when up 2 a billion dollars

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        Why was Iowa using Illinois' Pick 3 and Pick 4 numbers? That stopped some time ago but I was always curious.

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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          Terry if you work at the lottery office in all states are the staff allowed to play lottery ???

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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.

            Hi Terry,
            This has not been the first problem with computer draws (see Tennessee.) Even though every time a computer system gets hacked, whether credit cards, banks, hospital etc. there is always the promise of better security and the promise that everything will be done to prevent it from happening again. But it always does. That being said, why don't the states all go back back to mechanical draws? NOBODY here on LP trusts computer draws. If they want to maintain the integrity of the game it seems ball draws are the only way to go.

            "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

            The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

            Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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

              RNGs and ball-drawing equipment each have their own vulnerabilities that can be compromised. No system is perfect. RNG machines are easier to maintain and if properly utilized, can provide results that are equally as secure.

              Terry

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                 Do you know if this Power Ball draw will be held somewhere special?   When I win it I intend to only play ball draws no computerized ones. Thank You Terry

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                  Hello Mr. Rich,

                  Welcome, How did you hear about Lottery Post?  Do you have a social media department dedicated to monitoring player strategies? Will the $100,000 cash game comeback or another Cash 5 type game? Thanks.

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                    PLAYER SAFETY!!!. Why are the lotteries still broadcasting winners info regardless of risk. Shouldn't MUSL and other lotteries give the player the option of anonymity? They investigate the winners anyway, so what's the the justification in publishing winners info. The lottery does not need winners per se for publicity. Just look at what PB is doing this week.

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                      Are you the luckiest person ever to be Mr. Rich and head of a lottery? Sorry ... Just find it ammusing your name is Mr. "Rich" and your occupation..  :-)

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                        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?

                        From the earliest contact that the Iowa Lottery received regarding the Hot Lotto jackpot that was won with a ticket purchased in Des Moines in December 2010, it was obvious that there was something amiss. The further contacts that the lottery had with those attempting to claim the prize only made that more obvious. We asked for a law enforcement investigation to begin before the claim to the prize was even withdrawn in January 2012. You have seen what has happened since and we continue to urge investigators to follow the facts wherever they may lead.

                        Terry

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                          For a multi-state game, all of the lotteries in that game make the decision together. If it is an in-state game, that lottery makes the decisions and rules regarding its own particular game.

                          Would you being the CEO be able to make the change then(to ball drawings) in Iowa? How would that work? Would the public receive advance notice or would you just convert to ball drawings?

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                            Mr. Rich,

                             

                            Is it true that Tipton is out of jail?  If so, why?  Wasn't he sentenced to 10 years?

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                              Good Evening, Mr Rich.  I have two questions.                                                                             [1] Does Iowa have any plans to give compensation to it lottery players in the exact amount of loss winning as the rigged games in question?                                                             [2] Why did the Lottery choose to ignore the warnings on more then one occasion this could happen, to the point you now need to earn & regain your lottery players trust again?