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Gonna get a real lotto machine (maybe)

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Posted: May 13, 2004, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

Here's an idea...

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    Posted: May 13, 2004, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

    Why spend the money on a ball machine??? A ball machine shouldn't be any more random than a lottery terminal quick pick would be. If you are interested in leaving number selections up to complete randomness, then save the few hundred dollars (or whatever the cost is) on a ball machine and spend a $1 on a quick pick.

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      Posted: May 13, 2004, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

      Buy yourself a $99 bingo ball tumbler.

      Much cheaper!!

      wsls

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        Posted: May 13, 2004, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

        Hey, that's a great link!  Any idea how much they cost?

         

        Check the State Lottery Report Card
        What grade did your lottery earn?

         

        Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
        Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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          Posted: May 14, 2004, 12:29 am - IP Logged

          i like the movie clips. it's almost like testing them out.

          I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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            Posted: May 14, 2004, 12:41 am - IP Logged

            On the left side of the LP home page, Todd has a link to a Quick Picks Generator. You can't beat the price....it's free!!

            Chas

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              Posted: May 14, 2004, 1:08 am - IP Logged

              Wow this outfit that sells these machine is like 3 miles from where i live. A company i used to work for bought all kinds of plastic from these guys for our machining and manufacturing processes i had no idea they make lottery equipment.

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                Posted: May 14, 2004, 1:43 am - IP Logged

                as cool as it is having a lottery draw machine in your house might be, i'd still go with having an RNG, sicne most lotteries are using them for their draws now.

                I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.


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                  Posted: May 14, 2004, 3:33 am - IP Logged

                  I'm quite happy with my own RNG but here's a site you might like to check out and which I wouldn't mind getting some feedback from. They have a hardware TRNG (True Random Number Generator) for $895 and a version that uses your computer for $39.95. At this price for the latter I was quite prepared to buy it for cross comparison purposes.

                  http://www.comscire.com/Downloads/#PCQNGSOFT

                  I sent them an email detailing some of the things I look for and I don't know whether they thought I was too discriminating as a potential customer but I never got a reply.

                  You can download it and try it out for 14 days. I did and whether it was a Lotto History or Combinations as enumerated it always came up with a reading on the scale of 14 in the rather impressive interface (using something they generate comes up 25). They have a DLL that is set up for VB users; I would have liked to use it in Access but there is a bit of mucking around there which I didn't go into - I asked them for some help as I wasn't inclined to spend the time to get it to work in Access with the limited info - no reply. If someone does get it working in Access I would appreciate the details.

                  In their help file they have some views that I found very, very interesting.

                  I haven't written off doing business with them.

                  Regards
                  Colin 

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                    Posted: May 14, 2004, 10:12 am - IP Logged

                    You can go to radio shack and buy all the electrical stuff to build/make a small RNG box.

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                      Posted: May 14, 2004, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

                      go for the gusto

                      http://www.smartplay.com

                      to emulate powerball you need 2 Halogen Machines and one Pachinko Prize Wheel (powerplay)

                      they don't post prices or availability, it's probably in the range of something only a state or lottery winner could afford...

                      Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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                        Posted: May 14, 2004, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

                        I was at a local flea market and found a lottery pen that has a plastic sphere containing numbered balls. It hasn't won me any money, but it only cost me a buck. I'm not convinced that being able to generate random numbers can really help anyone win the lottery. Randomness is more of an ideal than an attainable reality. Even the lottery draws themselves are not entirely random.

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                          Posted: May 14, 2004, 10:56 pm - IP Logged
                          Quote: Originally posted by ayenowitall on May 14, 2004

                          I was at a local flea market and found a lottery pen that has a plastic sphere containing numbered balls. It hasn't won me any money, but it only cost me a buck. I'm not convinced that being able to generate random numbers can really help anyone win the lottery. Randomness is more of an ideal than an attainable reality. Even the lottery draws themselves are not entirely random.




                          there was a story in lotto world some years back - cat played with a lotto pen - owners played the numbers and won jackpot.

                          love to nibble those micey feet.