How does the lottery know that there's a winner in a city?
Some days ago, I saw on the Florida Lottery website that there was 1 winner in Tamarac. How do they know that there's a winner in Tamarac if the winner hasn't even come forward to claim the prize?
- JOHN BLv 62 weeks ago
The winner was arrested for disturbing the peace.
- 3 weeks ago
Becuz its all a scam
- 1 month ago
ALL Lottery tickets have a unique number assigned to it. The winning Number which is drawn BY COMPUTER or at random when put into a computer is run and when it shows up the matching ticket number is there and based on that number they Know where, when and even what time the ticket was sold.
- LLv 51 month ago
COMPUTERS! All lottery ticket numbers are controlled by computers.
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- Coffee DrinkerLv 71 month ago
The computer has a database of every ticket sold and WHERE it was sold.
so they don't actually know that the winner is in that particular city, only that the ticket was purchased there. The lotto knows exactly what store, and probably the day & time, but the news will only report the city.
They have to keep track of tickets because they need to know when to reset the jackpot. There's another drawing in a few days but the winner usually has 90 days (give or take) to come forward.
- LegFuJohnsonLv 71 month ago
You think they hand write out all the tickets? The computer knows the tickets it printed.
- JuanBLv 71 month ago
Computer lottery terminal in Tamarac knows all the tickets it sold. Main lottery computer knows the tickets sold everywhere.
- Mark IXLv 71 month ago
They know where the ticket was sold.