Are the lotto draws tricked / fair?

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Since months, I have been hearing quite a lot of rumors since the lotto game has been introduced in Mauritius. Most of you might perhaps agree that these lotto draws are the talk of the town, mostly on weekends…. Shops and other lottery outlets are overcrowded with people who are trying to change their fate by trying to choose the correct 6 numbers. The lotto has been such a success that the 20% of the traditional “Lotterie Vert” tickets were unsold for the end of year draw. For years, most of those tickets were finished before Christmas!

In the month of December 2009, people even complained on a private radio and one of them even said that the draw was not really live on TV. In fact,  it is broadcast after a few minutes.

Some people say that they don’t trust the 2 guys who are supposed to supervise the draw and ensure that everything is done in a fair way. I even heard other versions, for example; the lotto balls were not of the same size and the smaller ones were the ones which sink to the bottom, thus getting out of the machine. A few days ago, I overheard a few people discussing this topic too… According to them, most of the lucky people are from one community only and this game is turning out to be a lucky one for them 😛

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Let me tell you that I don’t know to how much extent the above is true but I want to know what you think about those ‘lucky’ draws?

Finally, everyone will keep on repeating : “Mauriciens p vine zougadère et pu plaigner meme zotte pena casse!”. It’s more or less what the famous sega says : “Rhum la pas bon, to boire meme!

Disclamer : I maintain that these are only rumours which I heard. I only mentioned them to share what I heard.

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  1. Moi mo fine jouer loto plus precisement Quick Pick.

    Once i played Rs.100 as Quick Pick, but when the draw took place, NO NUMBER that figured on the receipt appeared in the draw. for example, I played number 18, number 17 came out. I played number 5 and got number 4, etc….

    The following week, again i played Quick Pick. And still it was the same= No number on my receipt appeared as the lucky draw.

    MAYBE I’m unlucky in LOTO…..lolzzzzzz

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  2. What I think of this….
    well I just find this obscenely sick that some people even went so low thinking that “most of the lucky people are from one community only and this game is turning out to be a lucky one for them “.
    Only some retard racist individuals might think that ever single loto ticket being played is somehow tagged to be sure when the draw is run only that “one community” will be the winner.
    Quid to those abyssal moronic goons who came up with such an idea how can they keep track of those lucky number being drawn is for sure played by that “one community”?

    And you ask yourself, why this country is going FUBAR!

    Mauritius its a Pleasure

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  3. @Pascal : I share the same point of view as urs. I think its pretty impossible to make turn them into the lucky ones, its only pure coincidence.
    Did you hear anything on your side?

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  4. I’m flabbergasted that people find a community link to this, what rubbish. I used to play the very same Lotto in Europe and it is no different here in its presentation and organization. I have played here too and won small amounts. I also heard that there was some controversy about the control of the Lotto in comparison to the Lotterie Vert where issued tickets are strictly controlled by the authorities.

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  5. loto la genuine. bien sure pas tou dimoune capave win.
    avec ene bon combo permutation combination. hot numbers and cold numbers ena plus chance win mais tjs est pas facile pu coche les 6 bon mumero.

    ca ki trouver loto la triquer ou fause a b pas bizin zuer.

    RT: “Rhum la pas bon, to boire meme!“

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  6. I’m not a maths freak but according to some statistics, the chance you lose is much greater than the chance you win. I told as much to my parents but like you said: ““Rhum la pas bon, to boire meme!“”

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  7. Fair or not, this is rubbish :

    “According to them, most of the lucky people are from one community only and this game is turning out to be a lucky one for them “

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  8. Many of us (if not all) know that the numbers are collected through a network system to one computer, just like credit cards, Stevenhills, etc. And from that point, it can be guessed through a simple algorithm what series of numbers haven’t been played and so on…

    I don’t know why it has not been mentioned above but everyone can clearly notice that the wheel doesn’t rotate at constant speed. It will slow down at times. ‘As if somebody remotely slows the wheel down when the ‘correct’ ball is on top of the opening of the tube. And this is how all the balls sink to the bottom, one by one!
    Think about that. Next Saturday, look carefully the speed of rotation the wheel.

    The lotto machine and many other elements in the show are just a curtain, hiding ‘the real thing’ behind it. Its like many magical tricks on TV where there is an “audience”, a “supervisor” or whatever, some music, some suspense, all these are just distractions. Many magicians will tell how easily the human mind can be tricked!

    Of course, its not about magic here but people’s money. So, I better be wrong and they better make it a 100% legit thing.

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  9. SAwan, Very pertinent, brilliant observation from your part!
    i share the same opinion as you bro!

    these days even the most intelligent people are being tricked easily…
    things you see on tv may not necessarily be genuine..
    You need to see what goes behind the scenes..
    To those b***rds pretending to be too smart to say its pure chance / coincidence. I will tell you one thing – think out of the tuna can… lol…
    Makes me remember some morrons who used to believe in christ angel black magics.. lol… a simple click on google reveals all the truth abt that pathetic guy…

    remember the 50 million jackpot??
    It was divided into 5!!!!
    why don’t they do it for small jackpots of 5M and 10 M??
    why is not shared among 5 or even 10 people…
    Being a critical thinker!! I highly doubt it until i won’t see the system with my own eyes!!!I don’t trust bloody hackable system.. IS…………
    enough said…
    cheers

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  10. Ok, I’ll add my 2 cents!

    The thing is tricked, not in the sense that it “chooses” the winner but rather in the sense that it chooses WHEN to make out a winner or winners.

    Now think of this: chances that someone pick out the 6 correct numbers are statistically close to chances that a person is struck by lightning while walking.

    It’s practically IMPOSSIBLE that the LOTTO has generated so many 1st prize winners since its inception. Impossible!

    So there must have been “human” or machine intervention in the process. The LOTTO is a business…if nobody is winning over several weeks, the excitement will fade. So what they are doing is simply playing with the mind of the mass players.

    On the other hand, if they are defeating statistical numbers and allowing more players to win, what’s to complain? Of course, assuming they are not favoring X,Y or Z in the process! (I can’t answer the unfortunately).

    However, one thing I’m SURE is that it is not a purely random game! If they want to have a 1st prize for this week, they CAN do it and if they decide that the next 1st prize winning ticket/s will be for the last week of December, they CAN do that too! You get the idea!

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  11. The cylindrical thing at the bottom of the wheel looks fishy to me. It looks like a kind of opening which is controlled manually. Here’s what I mean: http://i.imgur.com/0591G.jpg

    And you can clearly see (and hear) the door open and close on television.

    Of course, I will only be sure if I personally get there to have a close look at the system. For the time being, I prefer the Air mix lotto machines and I won’t play lotto.

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  12. The one (@ Loterie Nationale) willing to make me the winner of this week, i’ll share 50% with him. LOLZ

    Somehow I must agree that there must be some trick.

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    1. Please just don’t tell anybody about this thinking.. according to
      some well placed guys, the truth is something that no one should hear
      about,… the authorities are not competent to discover the hidden pot
      around the tricks being performed by the Game.

      This is actually an open Casino.. in which the state is at the head
      of the mechanism… dangerously speaking, this cannot be proved due to
      restriction of access and no enthusiasm from the authorities to discover
      the truth …, the mafia has just entered in a very legal game to steal
      the population money openly with the complicity of the state and
      counsel.

      One person has got the gut to sue lottotech with no grounds or proof
      for evidence… who was this man? why so much enthusiasm? Has the
      judgement been rendered public? Has this judgement now been filed as a
      good precedent in a court of law.. was his case well prepared by a good
      lawyer assisted by the Game authority to find out? So what was the legal
      issue for the lotto to refuse the authority to enter the computer room
      and to investigate the system?

      Here is a probable answer:

      The trick is capable to be proved if the authority invest in forensic
      investigation of the computer programs managing the results of the
      draws.

      The programmer, can from a computer program instruct the machine to
      go and replace a non winning ticket, which has nil chance of being
      presented for payment, to replace it with a winning number, thus
      creating the number of winners they need.

      The trick is simple, they can choose to create a winner at any place
      they wish in the country, even in Rodrigues. What could not be proved,
      is that the winner could be in collusion to present the winning
      ticket…. but the law provides that you have the right not to disclose
      your identity to the public.

      SIMPLE… where there is LOGIC.. but the authorities and programmers have not thought that this is possible..

      So let’s continue to play the GAME… What’s the probability that
      they release a winner for THE SCRATCH CARDS without having made enough
      provision to recover a MAX?

      Do you think, that they manage to list which point of sale has
      brought a max of sale each week? This will be the strategy to implement
      new point of sale if they think that some area could brought more
      players…

      Mauriciens couyon to croire??

      Democratiquement oui. Parce ki zot croire tou seki dimoune faire zot
      croire.. l’important c’est de laisser passer les gros bonnet.

      Savoir c’est pouvoir!
      Pouvoir c’est pourboir!
      Pourboir c’est a prendre!
      A prendre c’est legal.

      ICAC c’est pouvoir, sans savoir, et ca leur est bien egal car tout est Legal.

      democratiquement votre!
      Salut
      FakeWinner

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    1. Please just don’t tell anybody about this thinking.. according to some well placed guys, the truth is something that no one should hear about,… the authorities are not competent to discover the hidden pot around the tricks being performed by the Game.

      This is actually an open Casino.. in which the state is at the head of the mechanism… dangerously speaking, this cannot be proved due to restriction of access and no enthusiasm from the authorities to discover the truth …, the mafia has just entered in a very legal game to steal the population money openly with the complicity of the state and counsel.

      One person has got the gut to sue lottotech with no grounds or proof for evidence… who was this man? why so much enthusiasm? Has the judgement been rendered public? Has this judgement now been filed as a good precedent in a court of law.. was his case well prepared by a good lawyer assisted by the Game authority to find out? So what was the legal issue for the lotto to refuse the authority to enter the computer room and to investigate the system?

      Here is a probable answer:

      The trick is capable to be proved if the authority invest in forensic investigation of the computer programs managing the results of the draws.

      The programmer, can from a computer program instruct the machine to go and replace a non winning ticket, which has nil chance of being presented for payment, to replace it with a winning number, thus creating the number of winners they need.

      The trick is simple, they can choose to create a winner at any place they wish in the country, even in Rodrigues. What could not be proved, is that the winner could be in collusion to present the winning ticket…. but the law provides that you have the right not to disclose your identity to the public.

      SIMPLE… where there is LOGIC.. but the authorities and programmers have not thought that this is possible..

      So let’s continue to play the GAME… What’s the probability that they release a winner for THE SCRATCH CARDS without having made enough provision to recover a MAX?

      Do you think, that they manage to list which point of sale has brought a max of sale each week? This will be the strategy to implement new point of sale if they think that some area could brought more players…

      Mauriciens couyon to croire??

      Democratiquement oui. Parce ki zot croire tou seki dimoune faire zot croire.. l’important c’est de laisser passer les gros bonnet.

      Savoir c’est pouvoir!
      Pouvoir c’est pourboir!
      Pourboir c’est a prendre!
      A prendre c’est legal.

      ICAC c’est pouvoir, sans savoir, et ca leur est bien egal car tout est Legal.

      democratiquement votre!
      Salut
      FakeWinner

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  13. 100% tricked. Electronic betting will always be tricked dear. So easy not to let any played combination be the winner. Having any winner or loser is controlled by the company itself. For example you can see no winner when any festival approaching for mauritian to play more because the reward has grown bigger. Also can see that under last political regimen big rewards were much more seen than that of actual one.

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