Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Lottery results

Tens of thousands of lottery ticket buyers in Ontario would probably appreciate easily accessible results on minutes after the draws are held.

Instant draw results would be another reason to bookmark for visits after 6/49 draws Wednesdays and Saturdays, Super 7 Fridays and Lottario draws Saturdays.

We know results are available within minutes of every draw because the news desk calls the OLG before deadline to get the winning numbers for the morning papers.

Flash the winning numbers on the home or news page minutes after each draw and save visitors from having to find the lotteries link and wade through the site cluttered with every draw held across Canada.

You could do the same with sports scores.

Call it the Return of the Ticker.

In the 1960s, the Globe and Mail had an electronic news ticker atop the Brown Derby on the northeast corner of Yonge and Dundas. Copy boys were assigned to update the ticker throughout the night.

Thousands of passersby were informed of the latest news in brief, much like the Times Square news ticker in New York that still keeps the masses informed 24 hours a day.

News as it happens, not news when it is convenient to upload.

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