Skip to comments.Lottery scam mastermind rigged more drawings than first thought, records show
Posted on 02/19/2018 8:20:26 AM PST by sodpoodleEdited on 02/19/2018 8:40:13 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
But voting is on the up and up...
How did he “rig” the drawings. As I read it he wrote a code to predict the numbers.
Feb. 17 (UPI) — A New Hampshire judge on Friday ruled that money from a $559.7 million Powerball jackpot can go into a temporary trust but a ruling was not yet made on whether the winner’s name will be disclosed.
“Jane Doe,” a woman who purchased the winning lottery ticket last month in Merrimack, N.H., wishes to keep her identity a secret. Her attorney, Steven Gordon, has asked for the money to be moved while waiting for a decision about her anonymity because she is losing an estimated $14,000 in interest each day.
Excellent point!! He clearly has great math abilities.
It’s not like you were going to win anyway... Play Again!
We are all winners in the lottery of life.
That money stuff is just a side show;)
If the court rules in her favor, the media will hunt her down like a rabid dog that infected their society.
Most of the lottery games don't do the ping-pong ball thing. They use a random number generator computer program. Eddie, as the Information Security Director for the Multi-state lottery commission wrote that program, and he added some seasoning of his own.
His mistake was trying to claim a prize using an offshore trust that they were able to trace back to him.
How did he rig the drawings. As I read it he wrote a code to predict the numbers.
It means the numbers in the lottery are not random.
You cannot predict truly random numbers.
If you can write code to predict the numbers with a degree of success significantly above the actual odds, it means there is a methodology behind the lottery system’s number selection and thus it can be analyzed and predicted.
I didnt get that either because I was thinking about the ping pong balls they use for drawing numbers in some games including Mega Millions and Power Ball. But according to this:
Tipton's trial began on April 13, 2015. Alongside the suspicious manner that Tipton had allegedly attempted to claim the ticket, prosecutors suggested that Tipton had rigged the Hot Lotto draw on the night in question so that the "drawn' numbers would match the ticket.
Hot Lotto draws are conducted using a random number generator running on a computer in MUSL's Des Moines facility. The computer is in a "locked glass-walled room accessible only by two people at a time and then only on camera", and is not connected to the internet or any other networks. Tipton was let into the room on November 20, 2010 to manually adjust the time on the draw computer to reflect daylight saving time; it was alleged that while Tipton was in the room, he used a USB flash drive to install self-destructing malware on the random number generator computer, presumably to rig a draw. Tipton's co-workers described him as having been "obsessed" with rootkits at the time. It was also noted that on that day, security cameras were configured to record only for "roughly one second per minute", a change the prosecutors believed was made to prevent anything suspicious from being recorded.
Until they figure out a way to fix that one too...
r1 --> RNG --> r2 --> RNG --> r3 --> ...
If you know one of the "seeds" (i.e. numbers that go into the RNG = Random Number Generator) and you know the algorithm used by the RNG, then you will know the sequence of numbers that follows.
I won the greatest lottery when I asked Jesus Christ to take my sins away and save me . . . which He gladly did! One in a million, at least.
Is he a Russian?..................................
A little different than, say, card-counting in Vegas, which I would classify as a well-developed talent or skill.
I always felt it was a little unfair that, if you figured out a way to beat the casino, they would break your thumbs.
Life is a series of (seemingly) random events. And then you die.
Amen! The “unsearchable riches of Christ”!
Which was it- rigged the drawings, or predicted the outcome accurately? One is illegal, the other (AFAIK) is not.
Years ago I’d write games for myself in BASIC. I always thought that in order to get a random number you could have the program look at the time in thousands of a second, so if the time you captured was 16845.3986 you’d parse that number and use three digits excepting the last one, or in that case “398”. Then you’d eliminate resulting numbers out of your desired range and “draw again,” if you needed.
Good enough for me, but even on time snapshots, I suppose some combinations would appear more often than others. Easy enough to test.
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