Timing is important

The RIG-amatology

I am not saying that the lottery is rigged.

I can only say how it can be done.

There, happy now?

The National Lottery in Canada is drawn

at one fixed time

even though the time zones are different.

This should necessarily ensure that

ticket buyers in the West would not know

exactly what numbers won before they buy the tickets.

Common sense precaution.

Or is it?

Bettors will not be able to rig the draws.

Another common sense proposition.

But the store owners can,

especially those with the tech knowhow

and the supervisor keys.

Unplugging the internet connection and

changing the terminal time to

that time before the draw,

they can print tickets after the draw

but with the time before the draw.

This trick can be prevented though,

by the Administrators who would download

all the transactions from all the terminals in the country

to the Main Computer.

These downloaded transactions then becomes

the official bets before the draw

and winners will be recognized

only from these data.

This security precaution actually lends the system

with less integrity as regards the operation.

Imagine this:

the downloaded data will contain all the numbers

and all combinations on each and all

specified terminals in all the provinces.

if I can tell you exactly which combinations

have repeated,

then using this downloaded data,

I can tell you exactly which combinations

have not been sold.

or I can at least tell you which three lotto numbers

received the most number of picks.

Remember also that for each province is assigned

starting numbers to designate the terminals

such as 3 for Alberta and 5  to 7

for Ontario and Quebec.

Extra prizes may then be awarded

by favoritism.

But these are only my idea-logy

on how the rigging can be done.

Actually, I haven’t started yet.

We will wait and see later on!