posted on Jul, 12 2009 @ 10:55 AM
In Australia lottery tickets are not (and cannot be I think) sold at petrol (gas) stations. So I do not experience the problem you are describing
about having to wait while the person in front decides which type of ticket they want to purchase. But you do get a bit annoyed when the clerk offers
every single person who pays for their petrol a chance to save an extra 30cents per litre if you buy 2 chocolates. Yep, the junk food industry has
infiltrated the gas stations!
Over here the only real place to buy a lottery ticket is at a Tattersalls newsagency (convenience store with a Tattersalls logo out the front). So
yeah it is common for people in front of you to make a lottery purchase, but MOST places have a separate line for lottery tickets and everyday items
such as newspapers, stationary, magazines, cards etc. Perhaps this makes my view of the Lottery as more favourable because I do not get inconvenienced
by people buying lottery tickets like you do.
My answer to the question posed in the OP:
YES, there is a Lottery Conspiracy!
First keep in mind we have lotteries that range from about 5 numbers to 7 roughly. Here's my reasoning why it might be rigged:
Basically, tickets for a lottery draw can be purchased any time from its initial announcement up until about 1-2 hours before the draw takes place. So
let us assume for arguments sake that this deadline is 7:30pm (and the draw takes place at 8:30pm). Regardless of how many tickets are taken, how many
different types of patterns etc. EVERY combination of numbers that are eligible to be winning have been recorded and stored in the system, ONE hour
before the draw takes place.
In essence, this means that those who have high access to the database can assess what types of combinations, how many of these types have occurred,
when and so on. Yes there would be so many and dividends for the results aren't calculated until about 2 hours after the draw. But I think this is an
act put on. Technology these days, especially for a large successful Lottery company, would be good enough to calculate dividends within a maximum of
20 minutes I estimate.
So what they do is, they observe buying patterns and organise when a draw should jackpot and how many winners there will be. Remember, the bigger the
jackpot, the higher the number of people that will play. Which means more tickets that will be bought, which means higher commission for Tattersalls!
Even if genuine winners exist, the winning combination may have been decided 15 minutes before a draw even took place! I do not think this is so
far-fetched, but I do not mind if you want to label me as crazy cause most people do when I explain my views on the lottery.
[edit on 12/7/2009 by Dark Ghost]