|Posted: July 20, 2004, 10:41 am - IP Logged|
Computer generated lottery numbers might become a reality in Texas, according to July commission meeting minutes posted on the TLC website.
Anyone know of any state where the bouncing balls have been replaced by a computer?
Are the players happy? Have lottery profits increased?
All computers have software, which can be manipulated in favor of the politicians. Since tickets sales are cutoff before a drawing, it would be fairly easy for the computer to find and come up with a winning combination that wasn't sold. There are numerous other tricks lottery officials could employ to limit prize payouts.
The lottery operators would deny any manipulation, but the ones we have in Texas will do anything to make an extra dollar. The commission can't be sued and the people who are suppose to supervise lottery activities are looking the other way. My opinon, of course.