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Ohio Lottery


Fixed Rigged

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Ohio Lottery
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Ask any Ohio Lottery retailer how many claims forms they have filled out for a PICK 4 winner. I only know of one of the many I have asked. It's obvious that they rig the balls/machine so that a combination with a low payout comes up. There is a 5 minute gap between the time you can play the numbers and the balls are drawn. That is plenty of time for their computer operators to analyze and sort all combinations played and adjust the balls/machine accordingly. For example, if a lot of people played 1234, all they have to do is rig it so that 4 does not appear in the last position and they save a whole lot of money in payouts. The computer can tell which combinations were not played and have the lowest box payout, then the machine/balls can be rigged to that number. I would guess that all games are done like this as I know many people who play the lottery and no one knows anyone who has won a PICK 4 straight.
I seriously doubt that there is a midday drawing since it is not televised anymore.
Don't play Ohio Lottery games!
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A  12th of Oct, 2011 by    +1 Votes
I wonder if the lottery is rigged, I have been playing the same numbers plus a quick pick twice a week for over five years, I have won twice, a free ticket and seven dollars. So if I do the math, I have played four tickets a week for five years and two months. That is is 1076 times I have played. The Ohio Lottery boasts that they payout 60% of the earnings to winners. My overal average of winning is .0018587361%. Is it rigged who knows, but think of it this way. Why is there a four hour time period between the drawing and the time you cannot purchase a ticket? The lottery is a money maker that was supposed to be for helping education. The education system in Ohio has plummeted financially, the lottery was supposed to prevent that from happening. Money from lottery goes into a general fund and is used for many other things other than education. It is a voluntary tax, that every one with a dream of hitting it big pays to include myself that is nothing more than a dream. It also a dream that Lottery money was going to keep our schools functioning, try to find a school that still has free sports or a band.
N  1st of Mar, 2017 by    0 Votes
@disappointedinscustomer Please explain your 4 hour window.me and a coworker are working on more transparency in the ohiolottery and also higher payouts without having to purchase higher priced tickets.and also the televising of ALL draw games.They can afford the airtime!
N  12th of Oct, 2011 by    +1 Votes
Add a kicker to increase your winnings! Please Play Responsibly
A  21st of Dec, 2013 by    +1 Votes
The Ohio Lpttery Classic Lpttery id fixed for sure . Had a certain person tell me that from the lottery ! Show us the live show not a video and lets have a live audience there to watch all the drawings also ! It is our money that we are using to make them rich !!
N  10th of Feb, 2014 by    +2 Votes
I buy a few lottery tickets every couple of weeks at a particular gas station in Columbus, Ohio. For a few years I have noticed they don't always tear away or scan that particular ticket I just purchased. I have told friends that I feel they are pre-scanning tickets & handing losers out to customers. Is this possible? Tonight I received a 000 ticket off a $10 real & it felt funny again. It was a loser of course & have never won a dime at this particular store. I purchased this ticket way late & tomorrow morning I'm going back for the same ticket & buying the same one. There is no way they sold another of this kind so close to closeing. If it is ever a few numbers away from 000 what should I do?
N  15th of Mar, 2014 by    0 Votes
I just bought $50.00 in instant lottery tickets Again!! Won $4.00!! This is totally rigged!! I cant tell you how many times I have done this! If you win an instant - you Are lucky!! Maybe a dollar or two. It is ###! It didnt always use to be this way. Now it is all a sham. What really pisses me off is the fact that Ohio has closed all the little internet cafes down - why - because you could actually win something!!

You may not always win but you do WIN sometimes - more so in these places and Ohio officials cant stand it! They tell you that these little cafes are rip offs, but they are not as bad as the lottery or the so called casinos that they have put in place. People - go - see the difference!! The Ohio Lottery and these casinos pay you nothing. The internet cafes pay you something and they do not want that...The instant lottery tickets are so lame its pathetic.

Ohio people wake up!! Fight these idiots and let us gamble where we want. Atleast we can win something once in awhile! Not at their casinos or racinos or their lottery!
N  8th of May, 2014 by    0 Votes
For the last 4 months I have played 10 lines($10) on each drawing of classic lotto. This is well over $400 dollars with no winners. Not even a $2 winner. How can this be? Is the lottery fixed? Who polices the lottery, the Ohio attorney generals office? Odds of winning any prize is 1 in 54. I enjoy playing but come on!
N  4th of Jun, 2014 by    +3 Votes
The last winner of the Ohio Classic Lotto was December 7, 2011(that's right, YEARS ago). I've been playing it for weeks now, choosing my own numbers using the law of probabilities. Sure enough, I didn't match a single digit at all with the 5 dollars I spent. I honestly didn't realize that the classic lotto drawings weren't aired until tonight...(How convenient for them to avoid showing a live broadcast!!) I'm done with this b.s... it's a damn same when you have a greater chance of winning a multi-state jackpot, verses a statewide drawing...
A  18th of Jun, 2014 by    +2 Votes
I think they are on to something and I definitely think the Ohio Lpttery has been compromised by a very powerful organization that is using it to bleed the people out of the little money they have. They are trying to eliminate disposable income and they are doing it through the lottery and many other things as well. (Gas)
A  22nd of Sep, 2014 by    +1 Votes
A  9th of Dec, 2014 by    +2 Votes
How many Classic Lotto winners since they stopped the live drawing on TV in 2010?????
Only 3 and two of them were in 2011 within a couple months of each other. (Oct & Dec)
The latest winner was in July 2014 after not having a winner since December 2011.
That's over 2 1/2 years between wins, with three drawings per week, in a largely populated state. WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF THAT? I posted this on the Ohio lottery YouTube video:
" Are the numbers rigged" and after about a week my post was deleted.
Very easy to have " pre draws" until no winning combinations show up.
Why would they delete my you tube comment?
N  23rd of Dec, 2014 by    +2 Votes
I have played the cash explosion game for over twenty years and never been on the show, and then they have players that say that they one had one ticket and first time playing and they are on..What gets me is when you submit your ticket on line how do you know that your ticket is in that drawing or how does it actually pick the ticket. I have emailed them three times and never got a answer back from them. It's not right cause you have no proof that your ticket is even on the computer or where ever for that drawing.. And really what and how is it done, ,
N  18th of Feb, 2015 by    +2 Votes
i have a problem with a store that refuses to allow me to purchase lottery tickets because I refuse to be yelled at and disrespected in the store..I told him he should treat people with respect and decency...This man seems to have a problem with PR. When I told him that, he took it personal. He wouldn't take my betting slips and play them. I guess he was showing me he had the power to not play my tickets. He barred me out of his store because I was speaking up for my rights...If he cant treat his customers (women) with respect; maybe he shouldnt have a lottery machine there; he's losing a lot of lottery money deciding who can or cant buy a ticket! Heres the address of the store.. Toledo 24 LLT, 5424 Telegraph Rd, Toledo, Ohio 43612 phone 419-478-6316
N  18th of Feb, 2015 by    -1 Votes
Are you even old enough to play these games? The fact that you accuse them of rigging the game because you are a sore loser shows that you are seven years old and not even old enough to be playing games like this.
N  27th of Mar, 2015 by    +1 Votes
Ok people, i just want to say a certain person that deals with securities information told me lottery banks are gauranteed a return on investment. You would think think the only way to do this is by rigging the system. Time to wake up OHIO!!!
N  7th of Aug, 2015 by    +2 Votes
I bought numerous winnin ohio lottery tickets in ohio and everytime i checked them and whebt to cash them in theirs soneone moving the ticket scences and my old ids i spoke with some man named mike that is white and works for the lottery and all of a ceowinkydincke i have to move or go to the doctor and people i never seen know me and really love me(sike) men are talking sh and always in the way now im all of a sudden kids mother i dont even know let knew they exsisted i have siblings that i never knew prior to winning and a mother that wants to probate for the money after she gave me to who know
N  21st of Oct, 2015 by    +2 Votes
The rolling cash 5 is fixed for sure
N  21st of Oct, 2015 by    0 Votes
The rolling cash 5 shuts down at 7 the rest of the games shut down at 7:24 why is this here's why rolling cash 5 is a big jackpot game that's drawn 7 days a week the reason for the 7pm shut down is so they can have time to analyze all the numbers so a number with the lowest payouts can be displayed I think the government should crack down on the Ohio lottery they shouldn't be able to look at the numbers played until after the drawing just like everyone else
A  29th of Nov, 2015 by    -1 Votes
On Nov 28, 2015 I want to the store to play 1111 for the evening drawing. He put in the number and told me the machine said the number was full. How can a number be full. It's lottery. So I played it for midday Sunday 11/29/2015. Got a call from my sister telling me 1111 came out sat 11/28/2015 that evening. This is so wrong..how can you stop people from playing a number and then let it come out that same day..so rigged. That would have been 5, 000 dollars.
N  1st of Mar, 2017 by    0 Votes
@McCoy's Its ironic you mentioned the pick 4.I've noticed that many stores I frequent, they have a '2500 or 5000 winner' of a pick 4 sign.Maybe they know we know this and other games no doubt are rigged so in turn they make you believe that people are winning.I would support a petition to audit the Ohio Lottery a/o abolish it altogether
N  1st of Mar, 2017 by    0 Votes
@Mustafa El-amin Also, the stores would have "winning" scratchoffs posted but only a copy of a ticket without any scratched off areas
A  24th of Dec, 2015 by    0 Votes
Have bought 54.00$ in scratch off tickets in the past 2 weeks and not even got 1 dollar back.Most tickets were cashwords, 1out of 4 odds of winning bull, bought 6 in a row this week and no winner.Also have been playing rolling cash5 for almost 3 years, picking my own numbers, 2 or 3 sets of numbers, that's 14 to 21 dollars a week because I play for 7 draws, and only get a dollar back for matching 2 numbers.On a rare occasion I might get 3 numbers for ten dollars.I have come to believe the Ohio lottery is a scam.They lie about their odds on scratch off tickets and their draw games are definitely rigged.I am done with the Ohio lottery.They will not get another dime from me.Save your money don't give them your money. Scam Scam Scam Scam Scam
A  5th of May, 2016 by    +1 Votes
The Ohio lottery is a scam. Especially the draw games. It's way pass the point of just rigging the machine. There's no such thing is being lucky. Everything is strategy. I was winning a few times out of the week. Then one day a worker from the lottery came out to where I played and pretended to fix the machine while he was watching the store employee play my numbers. After he left. I never won again. Not to mention coincidental when I went to other retailers to play afterwards they would pop up. It was almost like they were stalking me. I think they should be investigated to make sure people are winning. I don't believe that people are winning like they say they are. I think they are only paying certain people. Everyone else that win was by mistake or intentional to just to get them to play and steal their money too. My advice if you get a chance to slip pass them and actually win a decent amount. Don't play ever again. They will take all of the winnings back. Or just don't play at all. People are afraid to speak out because the lottery employs a lot of people. But what they are doing is wrong. It wouldn't be so bad if they wouldn't cheat and just let everything be normal. I'm not afraid to speak out because I'm spent a lot of money. My take on all of this is that the lottery is just a huge scam that bought a legitimate license to steal money. It's no better than the guys who call you to say you've won.

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