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Sign the petition - eliminate computerized drawings!

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Chief Bottle Washer
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Posted: August 29, 2004, 8:31 am - IP Logged

We're taking on computerized drawings all the way before it's too late!

This petition is going to get national attention in congress.

Please show your support by signing it right now!

   Click here to sign the petition

See the news story: Lottery petition attacks computerized drawings

 

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

 

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

    I M Trying's avatar - bob

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    Posted: August 29, 2004, 8:44 am - IP Logged

                                        Did!!!!!!!!!!

                                      Thanks Todd.

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      Posted: August 29, 2004, 9:35 am - IP Logged

       


                        Many Thanks, Todd !


                        Bob


       

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        Posted: August 29, 2004, 9:46 am - IP Logged

        You got my support.

        You are a slave to the choices you have made.  jk

        Even a blind squirrel will occasioanlly find an acorn.

          konane's avatar - wallace
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          Posted: August 29, 2004, 10:48 am - IP Logged

          You

          Good luck to everyone!

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            Posted: August 29, 2004, 11:19 am - IP Logged

            Todd thanks for helping get the balls bouncing again.

            Computers have their uses but computer random number generated lottery numbers are not my idea of fun for lottery games.  

            Ball machines are the way to go. Many people I know will stop playing lottery games if they were to switch to RNG's. We want to see/witness the balls being drawn on television.   

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              Posted: August 29, 2004, 11:34 am - IP Logged

               

               

                libra's avatar - chi
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                Posted: August 29, 2004, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

                I signed and I agree with the rest , I don't trust Computer drawings.

                Libra Dave

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                  Posted: August 29, 2004, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

                  Hi Todd,

                  I'd love to sign your petition but being from Canada I'm not sure if I should since it applies to US lotteries. Just hope that someone here will start one soon also as this compgen problem is not unique to south of the 49th. I wholeheartedly agree with your effort and if you think I should sign too just say so and I'm there,

                  Cheers

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                    Chief Bottle Washer
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                    Posted: August 29, 2004, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

                    Great everyone, keep the signatures coming!  We need to build this list quickly!

                     

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

                     

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

                      kbcherokee's avatar - buffalo2
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                      Posted: August 29, 2004, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

                      Todd:

                       

                      Me sign with X on dotted line...



                      Chief

                       

                       


                       

                      May the warm winds of heaven blow softly upon your house. May  the Great Spirit bless all who enter there. May your mocassins make happy tracks in many snows. And may the rainbow always touch your shoulder.

                        hypersoniq's avatar - 8ball
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                        Posted: August 29, 2004, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

                        Done! how much more money do they want for nothing? We're paying real dollars, we expect a real drawing... unless they would consider monopoly money at the retailer...

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

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                          Posted: August 29, 2004, 4:59 pm - IP Logged

                          I'm not sure I understand. Most serious lottery players spend a lot of time, effort, and money trying to find patterns in lottery drawings. Many people advertise methods that will predict winning lottery numbers. I would think lottery players would support methods of drawing lottery numbers that would make it easier to predict those numbers. Why would you support a method of drawing numbers that INCREASED the randomness, then turn right around and search for a method of picking numbers that DECREASED the randomness?

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                            Posted: August 29, 2004, 5:36 pm - IP Logged

                            Fwup, it is not the randomness in question, it is the integrity of the game.  They pick the machines (IL uses 15) at random, they pick the ballsets at random, they weigh the ping pong balls, they test the machines many times and all this is started 2 hours before the drawing even happens.  How can you  possibly test the integrity of a computer with millions of lines of code built into it, 2 draws a day?

                            And for a lottery official (and 'senior citizen witness') to push HIS button on HIS computer to tell me if I won or not and then have the gall to tell me what happened a half hour later pisses me off. 

                            To all....sign this petition and write your state's lottery director explaining your displeasure with this trend or we won't have a game to play anymore and ergo we wouldn't even be talking to each other on this forum because this forum won't exist....it will be your state's computer running the "forums" with RNG as the moderator.

                            Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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                              Posted: August 29, 2004, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

                              Thanks Rick G - good way to put it.

                               

                              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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