Where can I rent a lottery drawing machine?

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  1. Bob Movies

    Bob Movies Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi Everyone,
    This is kind of a strange request... I'm looking to rent a lottery drawing machine for a presentation I'm doing next week. I'm talking about the type of thing they use for Lotto 6/49, that spins the numbered balls, as seen here:
    http://www.garronlottery.com/theShamrock.htm
    Does anyone know a place that would be able to rent me one of these? A gaming company, or perhaps a prop rental warehouse? Just looking for a starting point on this one. I'm located in Toronto, Canada but don't mind driving / shipping something.
    Thanks in advance!
    Bob
     
  2. Jeff Gatie

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    Those machines are usually only offered to Lotteries. They are extrememly expensive and are customized by Garons (or others) for a specific game/lottery system. I do not know of any place that rents them out, which would seem prohibitive given the cost and relative lack of demand outside of their official use. There may also be a security concern if they were to be sold/rented to a layman. Given the strict auditing of machines used in drawings, I would imagine Garons et al would not want their technology viewed and/or studied by the general public. The closest you may get to a lottery machine is to check local rentals for Bingo supplies. I do not know what your presentation entails, but Bingo machines are similar and are much easier to find and rent.

    Good luck,

    Jeff (who knows a bit about Lotteries)
     
  3. Bob Movies

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    Thanks Jeff, for your very helpful message. I guess I'll try to track down a bingo machine.

    Any idea where I should start (bingo in the yellow pages?) Any particular brands / manufacturers / machines that you can recommend?

    Thanks!

    Bob
     
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  5. Nancy Machel

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    Hi Bob,
    Were you successful in finding a lottery drum? I'm looking the the same thing for a television commercial. The brass drums and other raffle drums aren't what I'm after - the ones with the balls is what we need. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much, Nancy.
     
  6. Nancy Machel

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    Hi Bob,
    Were you successful in finding a lottery drum? I'm looking the the same thing for a television commercial. The brass drums and other raffle drums aren't what I'm after - the ones with the balls is what we need. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much, Nancy.
     
  7. keck

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    Bob, Did you ever find a place to rent one of those lottery drawing machines. I also need to rent one and cannot find one. Thanks. Susan
     
  8. Stan

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    Good luck finding one. I know where I live, Washington state, it's all random number computer generated stuff now, no machines any longer with a ping-pong ball falling into a slot. They're probably becoming more rare as time goes on.
     

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