Big fight for control of the Lotto

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Big fight for control of the Lotto

Ithuba and Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) are engaged in a legal battle over control of the National Lottery, City Press reports.

The lottery operation is the biggest tender in the country and is currently operated by Ithuba, which has been targeted by HCI for the early repayment of a R341-million loan advanced to it when it was first awarded the tender.
 
I just wish they would switch back to physical machines and live lotto draws. This computer animated unlive draws just tells me everything is rigged. So easy to rig digital results.

So easy for a computer to check which numbers have been played country wide so they can cheat us all. Read an article not long ago about how digital lotto results were rigged in the US. It happens and I don't trust this animated format.

I still play lotto regularly though lol :p Most I've ever won was about R1400. That was years ago. Haven't won anything above R150 since then.
 
I just wish they would switch back to physical machines and live lotto draws. This computer animated unlive draws just tells me everything is rigged. So easy to rig digital results.

So easy for a computer to check which numbers have been played country wide so they can cheat us all. Read an article not long ago about how digital lotto results were rigged in the US. It happens and I don't trust this animated format.

I still play lotto regularly though lol :p Most I've ever won was about R1400. That was years ago. Haven't won anything above R150 since then.
Yup it is clearly rigged , all these huge amounts that get nabbed by one winner , its probably a politician or an entrepreneurial programmer's family member .
 
In SA you will basically see this where little money is still left. Nothing strange. Nothing new. Cadres need to eat. Money is scarce. Opportunities becomes more and more extinct.
 
In SA you will basically see this where little money is still left. Nothing strange. Nothing new. Cadres need to eat. Money is scarce. Opportunities becomes more and more extinct.
Did you read the article?
 
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That would require Lou to understand what he is commenting on.
He understood the article very well if he read it but his burning desire to see the country fail often makes him look a little like Julius.
 
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I just wish they would switch back to physical machines and live lotto draws. This computer animated unlive draws just tells me everything is rigged. So easy to rig digital results.

So easy for a computer to check which numbers have been played country wide so they can cheat us all. Read an article not long ago about how digital lotto results were rigged in the US. It happens and I don't trust this animated format.

I still play lotto regularly though lol :p Most I've ever won was about R1400. That was years ago. Haven't won anything above R150 since then.

Agree, now with AI imagine a rugbyfield full of 1mm dots, and here comes your 6nr entry which colours in your 6 numbers. Theres so many dots in the combination the entries can be steered through and around the winning 6 or various combinations thereof. Give this to SARS, at least the money is going to a solid base.
 
When the Lotto was begun, anything that may have competed was outlawed - school raffles included.
If they can't run the thing properly, disband it and repeal all the related protective laws.
yet another example of why government have to be kept out of business & never be allowed to compete
 
When the Lotto was begun, anything that may have competed was outlawed - school raffles included.
If they can't run the thing properly, disband it and repeal all the related protective laws.
yet another example of why government have to be kept out of business & never be allowed to compete
Not really outlawed but one had to obtain a licence to operate them. Many online betting sites have since sprung up and obtained licences in the country. They're bigger competitors to the lotto than school raffles afaik.
 
Big fight for control of the Lotto

Ithuba and Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) are engaged in a legal battle over control of the National Lottery, City Press reports.

The lottery operation is the biggest tender in the country and is currently operated by Ithuba, which has been targeted by HCI for the early repayment of a R341-million loan advanced to it when it was first awarded the tender.
Almost hilarious - fighting to take from the lotto. So South African...
 
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