IMO, it's definitely rigged.
The Interprovincial Lottery Corp. runs all 6/49 and LottoMax draws. OLG is just a provincial rep, just like our BCLC. They have nothing to do with the draws themselves (which are "drawn live" in a small, privately-owned studio - I think I read that on this forum a while ago).
Why don't we have the draws done live on TV with the independent auditor watching off to the side and multiple beautiful smiling people performing the draw?
Why can we only pick numbers for one line out of three on a single $5 dollar ticket?
Why do I keep seeing the same patterns on my quick pick tickets? (I've been watching closely for the past three months, trust me).
for example, my first line will be
4 13 15 22 41 43 49 (or whatever) then the quick pick will spit out the next two lines where the first two numbers match exactly...
3 6 13 19 27 43 44
3 6 18 20 30 44 45
This has happened to me 5 times in the last three months, random my ass!
Notice how the $50 million draw usually rolls once(the big 50 has been won only twice on the first offering, WC and BC) thereby increasing the Maxmillions on offer. Then watch how a small number of those Maxmillions are won(the last 50mil draw especially), thereby inflating the next draw's initial 10-mil to somewhere above 20 million...not many people bother with the 10mil, 15mil, 20mil draws due to the ticket cost and horrible odds. Sales definitely increase beyond the 20mil mark.
Our group at work bought $160 worth of tickets last draw - a whopping 62% of the lines had one pair of consecutive numbers
In our free plays which our 'leader' just picked up today, there were consecutives in 40% of the lines 'quick picked'
In studying LottoMax I found it odd how many winning numbers contained a pair of consecutives. It seemed like most draws that no ticket matched had these evil consecutives.
This means nothing, but for the last three 50 million winning draws I correctly predicted where the winner would be sold for 2 out of 3(first BC, then ON, then I figured QUE but ON won again)
The next 50 mil will be shared - one in BC, one in ALC (again, predictions mean nothing, just for fun)
Why do they lie about the odds? 1 in 26 million is a complete lie. Just because they give you three plays per ticket that somehow eliminates the other 55 million combos in a 7/49? You cannot just fraction it away! (true odds are 3 in 85 million).
Sorry for rambling on in a mish mashed order but I really believe we're being scammed, (and even so I can't stop buying the damn things
They control the numbers played with totally non-random quick picks and they choose when the jackpot will be won and where(by corporation of course, BCLC, WCLC, OLG. LOTTO QUE, ALC)
Lotto 6/49 is rigged as well, except there are more winners due to better odds and ability to pick your own numbers
That is all