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Posted: July 28, 2016, 3:05 am - IP Logged

Has anyone noticed on the PB site that they are no longer either doing or publishing post draw tests? (yet they are still publishing pre tests) ?

 

Makes you wonder why the sudden change (did they not like the post test draw numbers or did they just stop doing post draws or maybe they just want to get home right away Smiley

 

And for those people who play PB trends it never makes any logical sense to me how you can even call any numbers a trend if you are not including the pre and post test numbers. Without those pre and post test numbers a person is  missing about 90 percent of the "trend" data to look at.

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    Has anyone noticed on the PB site that they are no longer either doing or publishing post draw tests? (yet they are still publishing pre tests) ?

     

    Makes you wonder why the sudden change (did they not like the post test draw numbers or did they just stop doing post draws or maybe they just want to get home right away Smiley

     

    And for those people who play PB trends it never makes any logical sense to me how you can even call any numbers a trend if you are not including the pre and post test numbers. Without those pre and post test numbers a person is  missing about 90 percent of the "trend" data to look at.

    Do you have a link? Did you ask them that question?

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      The subject of pre-test draw results is not a new topic on Lottery Post. It has been discussed for many years. 

      I found this thread from 8 years ago that talks about pre-test draw results.

      Pre-test draw results, Do we Have the right to know what they were?

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        I thought I posted responses to both of you earlier today but seems they didn't go through. (perhaps I missed a final step in posting)

        Maybe because I posted the link you asked for carbob.

        Thank you meatman for linking the prior discussion.

        carbob no, I didn't write musl. Since I am unsure if I can post links go to the powerball web site  and on the numbers page, scroll down to the little red dot and click that on to see the test draws.

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          I thought I posted responses to both of you earlier today but seems they didn't go through. (perhaps I missed a final step in posting)

          Maybe because I posted the link you asked for carbob.

          Thank you meatman for linking the prior discussion.

          carbob no, I didn't write musl. Since I am unsure if I can post links go to the powerball web site  and on the numbers page, scroll down to the little red dot and click that on to see the test draws.

          Thanks for response. I see no contact us button. I downloaded past draws with test draws and I see they must have did as you described. Either they stopped or quit publishing the post draw, which doesn't make sense.

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            They really don't make it easy to find. I finally found the little red dot .  and saw all of the pre-test drawing results.  http://www.powerball.com/powerball/pb_nbr_history.asp

            Question: Can't they use unmarked balls that don't have numbers on them if they want to make sure the machine is functioning properly?

            Sometimes the same number is drawn in consecutive drawings. That doesn't mean that the machine malfunctioned, it just happened randomly. How does drawing four sets of numbered balls prove that it's totally random?

            Is there any known case where they experienced a problem and had to change the ball set that they used in the pre-test drawing when they did the actual drawing?

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              They really don't make it easy to find. I finally found the little red dot .  and saw all of the pre-test drawing results.  http://www.powerball.com/powerball/pb_nbr_history.asp

              Question: Can't they use unmarked balls that don't have numbers on them if they want to make sure the machine is functioning properly?

              Sometimes the same number is drawn in consecutive drawings. That doesn't mean that the machine malfunctioned, it just happened randomly. How does drawing four sets of numbered balls prove that it's totally random?

              Is there any known case where they experienced a problem and had to change the ball set that they used in the pre-test drawing when they did the actual drawing?

              As info, the link you posted goes to the Powerball Historical Winning Numbers, not pre-test drawings.

              As far as unmarked balls, they would verify the machine functionality, however numbers are required to verify patterns do not exist (i.e. certain numbers appearing more than the tolerance).  This is where four sets of balls are also involved.  If one set repeats numbers frequently but the other three sets do not then something is askew with the one set of balls.

                I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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                Posted: July 28, 2016, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

                jim it is there

                 

                it says

                available in 2 formats

                word and plain text, look closer

                 

                the link posted is correct

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                  jim it is there

                   

                  it says

                  available in 2 formats

                  word and plain text, look closer

                   

                  the link posted is correct

                  I clicked the word and plain text links and each opens up a historical list of winning numbers but not pre-draws.

                    I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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                    I clicked the word and plain text links and each opens up a historical list of winning numbers but not pre-draws.

                    Follow the link I pasted into the tread. That takes you to the Powerball historical numbers page. 

                    At the bottom of the page is a rectangular box. The words are in really small letters. At the end of the last word inside the box is a little red dot. That is what you click on to open the pre-test numbers. 

                    If you click on the red dot on this page, it will take you there.

                    Every attempt is made to ensure that this list of numbers is accurate, the official winning numbers are recorded in the official draw files as certified by an independent accounting firm. Winning numbers are not official until confirmed by an independent accounting firm. 

                    http://www.powerball.com/powerball/testpb.doc  <--- CLICK HERE for pre-test draw

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                      Follow the link I pasted into the tread. That takes you to the Powerball historical numbers page. 

                      At the bottom of the page is a rectangular box. The words are in really small letters. At the end of the last word inside the box is a little red dot. That is what you click on to open the pre-test numbers. 

                      If you click on the red dot on this page, it will take you there.

                      Every attempt is made to ensure that this list of numbers is accurate, the official winning numbers are recorded in the official draw files as certified by an independent accounting firm. Winning numbers are not official until confirmed by an independent accounting firm. 

                      http://www.powerball.com/powerball/testpb.doc  <--- CLICK HERE for pre-test draw

                      Got it from your link!  Thanks MM.  The little red ball on my page doesn't link to the pre-test draws, it links to the historical site.  Probably something I'm missing.  Eyes are not great on extremely fine print.

                        I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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                        Posted: July 28, 2016, 11:18 pm - IP Logged

                        Got it from your link!  Thanks MM.  The little red ball on my page doesn't link to the pre-test draws, it links to the historical site.  Probably something I'm missing.  Eyes are not great on extremely fine print.

                        Good. You're welcome.

                        I had copied the link to the wrong page. They both have a box with a red dot,

                        This link takes you to the page with the pre-test draws...red dot

                        Every attempt is made to ensure that this list of numbers is accurate, the official winning numbers are recorded in the official draw files as certified by an independent accounting firm. Winning numbers are not official until confirmed by the auditing firm of Carroll and Company, CPAs.  Click here if you are having trouble seeing the most recent numbers. 

                        http://www.powerball.com/powerball/pb_numbers.asp

                        http://www.powerball.com/powerball/testpb.doc  <--- CLICK HERE for pre-test draw

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                          Has anyone noticed on the PB site that they are no longer either doing or publishing post draw tests? (yet they are still publishing pre tests) ?

                           

                          Makes you wonder why the sudden change (did they not like the post test draw numbers or did they just stop doing post draws or maybe they just want to get home right away Smiley

                           

                          And for those people who play PB trends it never makes any logical sense to me how you can even call any numbers a trend if you are not including the pre and post test numbers. Without those pre and post test numbers a person is  missing about 90 percent of the "trend" data to look at.

                          Without those pre and post test numbers a person is  missing about 90 percent of the "trend" data to look at.

                           

                          Five STARS !

                          I don't even want or care what the pre and post test results are, I just want them to stop performing them.. They want to augment the trend in order to prevent potential trend watchers from winning often, so you're presumption is correct in a way.

                          As far as the security issues, they're not improving security in any way... It's an effing scam, PERIOD!

                          Look at history and you'll see more injustice than your stomach can handle. What makes people think it stopped all of a sudden? What recent Breaking News item did I miss? Green laugh

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                            Why is there a bug on my monitor?

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                              Why is there a bug on my monitor?

                              Better run a scan...ROFL