Freakiness of the day!!!

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  1. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Last nights (September 11th, 2002) Pick3 drawing in NY

    http://www.nylottery.org/games/numbers.php

    I can't imagine they rigged it - its televised.

    Weird, weird, weird......

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    this link is updated daily, so you might have to search around if you don't find it at first.
     
  2. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    That is just plain sick.


    NYC is hurting itself... what a shame.




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  3. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    I cannot believe they actually pulled that off... :eek:

    that really is disturbing to see...
     
  4. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I wonder if the video of it happening is available anywhere - the odds aren't that slim it could happen 1:45k or something like that - but of all days? And in that order? If it had been 1-9-1 or even 1-1-9 that would be a little bit better. Like I said, freaky!

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  5. dreamlance macrumors regular

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    Feels rigged to me. I mean Dukestreet pulls a point with the ratios but I wouldn't be surprised if they found a way to pull it off on TV. It can happen.

    Rather sickening in my opinion.
     
  6. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    are all the balls coming out of the same thing?

    if not, just put all 9s in the first one, and all 1s in the second 2.... right?
     
  7. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    but even if it was rigged the question is why would they do that - very morbid if you ask me.

    And you could just keep selecting a ball until it came out right and with a little video editing - you get 9-1-1 - and it wouldn't take more than an hour probably to get it.

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  8. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    much less than an hour. how many balls are in each? it's just single digit numbers right? so 10 in each thing? wouldn't take long..

    but your question is the key.... why????
     
  9. dreamlance macrumors regular

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    Another "reminder" of the events of last year... as if anyone needs to be reminded again and again.

    Very morbid, as dukestreet said.
     
  10. TimDaddy macrumors 6502

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    Didn't the same thing happen last year with one of the lotteries up there? It seems like I remember hearing about in in NY or NJ. Maybe there is something to this collective consiousness thing, everyone has those numbers on their mind and it effected the physical world. I don't really believe in things like that, but this is pretty weird.
     
  11. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    tim makes a decent point. Psychology and metaphysical joining forces!

    I saw the video, and here's the thing. I dunno how they do the broadcasts in NYC, but in PA, they have a wide out shot of the person picking the first number. They zoom into the number and then cut out to the wide shot, show the next number and zoom in again.

    NYC's showed them picking the first number. and then a closeup of the empty holders.....and the nums just popped up.

    It wouldn't be the first lottery rigging scheme......but yea... the q's is, why?

    Maybe they knew a lot of people would play it and knew that maybe the cash could help? I dunno....weird for sure.
     
  12. buffsldr macrumors 6502a

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    1 in 45k? How did you arrive at that number?

    How about 1 in 10,000, assuming each number has an equal chance of being drawn.
     
  13. Mr. Anderson thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I'll have to go back and rethink the math - its the odds I heard on the radio and it was more than just 10^3 - it was getting the date to come out in correct order - and since you have to go through and figure out which dates you can actually represent with 3 numbers, I didn't bother going through the whole thing myself.

    1-1-1 could be 11/1 or 1/11 and 9-9-9 isn't a date, but 9-0-9 is, as you can see its a bit messy. So feel free to be a math geek and rework the odds for me - I'm just going to go with the number I heard.

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    It was on the local 12:00 newscast.

    Might be on again. If it is. i'll try and tape it.

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  16. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    ahh, ok, that'd be cool

    i assumed it was on the net...

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  17. Moxiemike macrumors 68020

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    it looks like the possibility of a fake could be right on with it. But then again, i dunno how NYC's lottery normally is broadcasted.

    I mean, the could have fed the balls from pipes with only one number in them, or weighted them differently (which is what happened to pa in the 80s)

    but again, the question begs....why?
     
  18. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    When I first heard about it on K-Rock it did seem freaky. Probably someone wanted to become real rich last night and figured he/she could get away with replacing the number scramblers.

    At least the Yankees game wasn't rigged, when the Yankees won with 9 runs in the 11th inning last night. :eek:
     
  19. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    woah, you think that's freaky, my iBook right now has 11% battery life remaining, and it claims 9 minutes left... This is really weird...
     
  20. solvs macrumors 603

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    I don't normally believe in numerology, but that's freaky.

    Yeah, I heard this earlier on the news. Figured it was some kinda sick joke. Maybe they have some sort of number generating system and a bunch of people played those numbers? Wasn't it Einstein who said "God doesn't play dice with the Universe"?

    Please tell me you were kidding about the battery life thing. Otherwise... that's just reaching.

    Does kinda make you think though.

    About what? I don't know.
     

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    I think it is 1:2179, but I could be wrong.
     
  22. G4scott macrumors 68020

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    I wasn't kidding about my battery life. I started reading the thread, and I noticed that I had 11% battery left, so just out of curiosity, I clicked on it to show me the time, and it said 9 minutes. I tried to take a desktop picture, but the stupid "you are now running on reserve power" thing popped up, and it went down to 10%... Well, I guess the warning thing isn't too stupid, but it kinda ruined the moment...
     
  23. big macrumors 65816

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    I've had the battery thing pop up in my wife's iBook before... though on a another note...


    also on Sept 11 in History
    Pentagon broke ground in 1945
    Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan island 1609
     
  24. solvs macrumors 603

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    Wow.

    Really makes you wonder, doesn't it?

    Again - about what, I don't know...
     
  25. dobbin macrumors 6502a

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    Surely the odds of picking any particular number between 000 and 999 are simply 1 in 1000 ?

    As there are 2 draws each day the chance of drawing 911 on 11th September are 1 in 500.

    So its not that amazing after all, butl it does make you think (!)


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