I was not contacted for the story, which is kind of mystifying to me. The Arkansas press has talked about Lottery Post a lot, but they have yet to contact me. On the other hand they have interviewed lots of different state lottery reps. I made mention of that fact here.
As for traffic, Lottery Post is already the most heavily-viewed non-government lottery site on the Internet, so there may be little bumps in traffic, but not like it would be if we had a story linked on Drudge or something.
Still, it's nice that they gave the site a fair shake and showed the logo a few times. It's fun to see the site on TV. I'd love to hear from them next time so they can get some good interview material in addition to the video clips.
Quote: Originally posted by four4me on Aug 14, 2009
Congrats Todd i have always thought you'd get some sort of coverage in the news. I'm very surprised that CNN,... CNBC or one of the major networks haven't given your site a plug yet.
It won't be long before your website is found on the major Internet home pages at some point due to some fantastic story you uncover about the lottery.
It should have happened a while back when Tennessee switched to computers instead of balls for lottery drawings.
and especially since we had posters that mentioned the problem and emailed the Tennessee Lottery four weeks before it was discovered. I'll bet there was a least one state lottery official from a ball drawn lottery that was reading LP and said "aren't you glad we didn't switch to RNG?" and maybe another from a RNG state that immediately started double checking their computer.
While it wasn't actually said during the TV news report, the reporter seemed to believe Lottery Post is THE PLACE to get all the news, results, and information about US and World lotteries.
WTG , TODD.....SOME PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THAT A TRUE LOTTERY DOESN'T EXIST WITH THE USE OF COMPUTERS....BUT THEY TRUST OUR GOVERNMENT....OH, WELL...GREAT JOB OF MAKING TV....MEMBERSHIP WILL BEGIN TO GROW.
They are saying that they will play anyway but when they are losing their money..I bet their tune will change quick...look at TN. I don't care what anyone says, computer generated draws are subject to human error and the errors may go undetected except for the people who play the game.