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March 22, 2024


Hi, Sherry. The winning numbers selected in the drawings for Powerball and Mega Millions are drawn with ball-drawing machines, as they always have been since the games began. The ball-drawing machines are not connected to the Internet or computers in any way, so there is no "controlling" that occurs with them. The outcome of the drawings is random, and every ticket purchased in the games has the same odds of winning. The games do have long odds, and that's how the jackpots grow so large. But someone will eventually win them, and we'll all have fun waiting for that to happen. Can't wait to see who the next big winner is! Thank you for playing!

Hard to say what's going on with these two jackpots, although when the numbers drawn are unusual as they relate to one another, it's less likely the jackpot will go. On the other hand, I often wonder if the powers that be are simply controlling the system to let those jackpots grow, which in turn makes even more money for the system. Hard to say. I am a faithful player of some games, but not all. Are the numbers drawn with the old fashioned machine that uses the ping-pong like balls, or are the numbers drawn/selected by a computer?

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