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Cheating The Lottery?

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Posted: February 12, 2004, 2:32 am - IP Logged

The Minnesota G3 Bingo game doesn't generate scratchoff tickets until AFTER the game is drawn.....

Blessed Saint Leibowitz, keep 'em dreamin' down there..... 

Next week's convention for Psychics and Prognosticators has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

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    Posted: February 12, 2004, 9:07 am - IP Logged

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      Even if hackers were not capable of such a thing. Surley the lottery employes could print up a forged ticket with an actual ticket printing terminal. The lotto system is a man made system. If a man made it, a man can break it. So IF the lottery is rigged and thats a big IF....it would seem much easier to let the balls fall where they may and just go ahead a print up a winning ticket for the "selected" so called lucky winner. Not saying this would happen a lot. They might sneak a fixed game in every so often.

       

      Someone makes the ticket terminals and knows every detail about the info and codes printed on each ticket. Someone also knows how the date time and location of purchase of tickets are entered into the main computer. As well as all the coded info on the ticket.

       

      Im just throwing out some ideas here. When it comes to big money in any system, A person needs to look at all angles. If theres a lot of money to be had, there will always be folks looking to cheat the system. Wheather they be hackers or the actual guys running the show.

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        Posted: February 12, 2004, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

        UriGellar, If anyone Hackers or lottery employes could print up a bogus cash3 or cash4  ticket and cash it in it wouldn't take the lottery officials long to catch up. Because in Georgia they know how much was won before the numbers are drawn. And if all tickets were cashed in and was over the amount that they come up with at the end of the drawing there would be an investigation quick.

        But on the other hand if someone could tap into the lotto terminal system and hook up a program that would tell them all the combinations being picked and it would tell you the combinations that wasn't and play the ones that wasn't you would win. This is of course on the mega millions game, lotto south and fantasy5.

        Doesn't hurt to do some wishfull thinking does it?

        Lottotwister.

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          Posted: February 12, 2004, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

          That would be a pretty expensive proposition to play the ones that weren't picked. usually  the number  of combinations that are played dont even come close to 50%.  this means that you would still have over 67 million combinations to choose from. 

          "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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            Posted: February 12, 2004, 3:12 pm - IP Logged
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              Twisted...I agree that it would be very difficult for an outside hacker to do any of this without an inside connection but not so much of a problem for the lotto officials. I am not saying that the lottery is rigged at all. Just saying that if the "insiders" wanted to rig it, then it wouldn't seem to be much of a problem to do it, and no one would be the wiser that any wrong doings had been carried out.

              A lot of succesful bank robbers were known to have "inside" connections with employees of the bank. Thus its called an "inside job". Thats a pretty good analagy with the lotto system.

               

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                Posted: February 12, 2004, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

                i trust my state and&n

                ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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                  Posted: February 12, 2004, 10:00 pm - IP Logged

                  Millions of dollars and trust. Now theres rare a combonation.

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                    Posted: February 12, 2004, 10:08 pm - IP Logged

                    yes. trust.

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                      Posted: February 13, 2004, 12:00 am - IP Logged

                      If you think the lottery can be cheated you might enjoy the movie Lucky Numbers

                      http://www.netflix.com/MovieDisplay?movieid=60001325

                      Desperate to avert financial ruin, TV weatherman Russ Richards and Crystal Latroy, the TV station's lotto ball girl, get mixed up in a lottery scheme. Everything goes wrong as their plan starts to unravel and the game turns rough.
                      Starring: John Travolta, Lisa Kudrow.

                      Outside the U.S. lotteries are more known for cheating their players then being cheated by players.  At least here if you hold a winning ticket you can expect to be paid.  Heck, even if you are an illegal alien and they ship you back you still get to keep the prize.