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Topic: Pick 3 Lotto - Jackpot (196 BTC) - Evening Drawing 7/21/2010 *Winning No. 680* (Read 10572 times)

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So you're starting a new lotto, with new tickets?  Or just continuing on until a number gets drawn, with people keeping their numbers?
New lotto, new tickets just like the state lotto. I thought about just leaving it and continue on, but I looked over the last months winning numbers and even with the list of choices, no one would have won all month, which surprised me given how random the choices look. This being my first lotto, I would hate for it to go on for months with no winner because no one will want to play if no one is winning. That's why I set the next drawing in a few days, and if we still don't have any winners, I might just start using the daily drawing because someone has gotta win at some point or else no one will want to play (or they will just start playing the penny lotto instead since they can buy a ton more numbers for cheaper)
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So you're starting a new lotto, with new tickets?  Or just continuing on until a number gets drawn, with people keeping their numbers?
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I'll start another topic that will start a new one and this jackpot will be used to start the next lotto. At the same time, I start a separate lotto that is pick 3, but using a smaller jackpot, so those that get 0.05 BC from the free BC site can participate.
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Yes it will, dang, I thought I saw 680 in that list, so I went back over the BitCoin logs to double check every number, but no one picked 680  Cry

Someone was close with 683, that's why I thought someone had won.
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I don't see 680 on that list, does that mean the lotto will continue into next week?
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Ok, I just watched them draw the winning number, congratulations to the winner with number 680!!!
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It's now past noon time, so I'm going to shut out the server from taking anymore entries so no one submits one by accident, I'm excited about today's drawing, look forward to a big winner(s) today!
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Today is the day, no more entries after noon (-6:00 CST) today, good luck to you all with this evenings drawing.
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What doesn't kill you only makes you sicker!
Yeah, at least from the GUI standpoint, if someone doesn't put in what BC address sent it to you, so I don't see a way to refund it.

I haven't looked through the headless server version to see how the data is handled for that.

Basically, someone would have to pay through direct IP and make sure they put in the from field, the BC address or else it's no different than a stranger in the street stuffing $20 in your pocket as you walk by and you never see that person again and don't know who it was.

Hopefully someone playing the Lotto would know to fill in the From box. Cheesy
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knightmb - I'm just trying to work out how to create an automated Lotto and was wondering if you know of a way of identifying which account a payment comes from? For instance, if someone pays a fraction of a unit for the lotto, it can be returned and also so that the winner is automatically paid.
Yeah, at least from the GUI standpoint, if someone doesn't put in what BC address sent it to you, so I don't see a way to refund it.

I haven't looked through the headless server version to see how the data is handled for that.

Basically, someone would have to pay through direct IP and make sure they put in the from field, the BC address or else it's no different than a stranger in the street stuffing $20 in your pocket as you walk by and you never see that person again and don't know who it was.
hero member
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What doesn't kill you only makes you sicker!
knightmb - I'm just trying to work out how to create an automated Lotto and was wondering if you know of a way of identifying which account a payment comes from? For instance, if someone pays a fraction of a unit for the lotto, it can be returned and also so that the winner is automatically paid.
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*jackpot and picked numbers updated*
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I'm willing to help with any bitcoin related websites for super duper cheap ( paid in bitcoins of course =) ) to help stimulate the economy.
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What doesn't kill you only makes you sicker!
Could you perhaps make a lower value BitCoin lottery for those of us with less than one BitCoin? Us smaller users are having a hard time generating anything. Wink

Yes, actually I was thinking that also. Since most can only get 0.05 from the faucet website, I thought about making a 5 BTC prize lotto, where 0.01 is the entry fee for the ticket. The problem is, I don't know if I could handle the amount of entries since someone could easily chuck in 100 entries for only 1 BTC. Would probably take some website automation for that.

I will look into writing an automation system for the 0.01 BTC lotto.
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Buying 557, 675, 006, 783, 585, 460, 524, 218, 401 and 832; numbers brought to you by random.org.  Cool
Thanks, I'll add those to the list here shortly. Seems the network provider is having issues, as it's really slow to connect to the server(s) right now for me.

[edit] Updated jackpot and picked numbers.
sr. member
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Could you perhaps make a lower value BitCoin lottery for those of us with less than one BitCoin? Us smaller users are having a hard time generating anything. Wink

Yes, actually I was thinking that also. Since most can only get 0.05 from the faucet website, I thought about making a 5 BTC prize lotto, where 0.01 is the entry fee for the ticket. The problem is, I don't know if I could handle the amount of entries since someone could easily chuck in 100 entries for only 1 BTC. Would probably take some website automation for that.
hero member
Activity: 686
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What doesn't kill you only makes you sicker!
Could you perhaps make a lower value BitCoin lottery for those of us with less than one BitCoin? Us smaller users are having a hard time generating anything. Wink
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Buying 557, 675, 006, 783, 585, 460, 524, 218, 401 and 832; numbers brought to you by random.org.  Cool
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