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Laid off Oregon man wins $1 million

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Posted: January 17, 2013, 3:06 pm - IP Logged

Where have all the jackpots gone

Quick picks 70%

Where have all the jackpots gone

QPs, some say 80%

Where have all the jackpots gone

Gone to quick picks most of them

When will they ever learn

When will they ever learn

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

Lep

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

    HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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    Posted: January 17, 2013, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

    I agree, who really needs 2 new jeeps right of the bat ?

    Don't mis-understand, it's his $ to do as he wishes, but it's not that much.

    nod yes smiley

    Just seeing the surface, knowing only what's been reported, these people are acting like they're rich.  A million dollars before taxes is not even close to being rich in 2013.  I'd hate for them to figure that out the hard way, but it is their choice.

      maringoman's avatar - kobold
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      Posted: January 17, 2013, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

      RE:  The QP debate

      Quick picks are just numbers.  When you play any game, numbers are chosen.  Period.  The odds don't change whether you pick them or a computer picks them.  Quick picks win so frequently because more than 75% of all tickets sold are quick picks.  For games like PB and MM it is probably higher than other games.  Most people I know who play pick-3 and pick-4 games usually choose their own numbers.  However, I've stood in many lines when the player in front of me said to the clerk "Give me 2 tickets for tonight." Half of them don't even say Powerball or Lotto.  Sometimes I hear the clerk ask and the player doesn't even know.   "You know, the one with the big jackpot."   Even regular players who fill out cards (like me) will add a quick pick or 2 from time to time.

      After winning, people always say "I just had a feeling."   I mean, each time you buy tickets, don't you have a feeling you'll win?  Why else would you buy them in the first place? In this case, the man was very, very lucky.  When I hear that the winner just had "One of those feelings," I chuckle, since losers never say "I had a feeling I was going to lose."

      I always say "I have a feeling I just lost some money" soon after stepping out of the store before getting into the Malibu. The difference is there is no reporter to report that. Its not news to lose money when gambling Shifty

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        Posted: January 17, 2013, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

        RE:  The QP debate

        Quick picks are just numbers.  When you play any game, numbers are chosen.  Period.  The odds don't change whether you pick them or a computer picks them.  Quick picks win so frequently because more than 75% of all tickets sold are quick picks.  For games like PB and MM it is probably higher than other games.  Most people I know who play pick-3 and pick-4 games usually choose their own numbers.  However, I've stood in many lines when the player in front of me said to the clerk "Give me 2 tickets for tonight." Half of them don't even say Powerball or Lotto.  Sometimes I hear the clerk ask and the player doesn't even know.   "You know, the one with the big jackpot."   Even regular players who fill out cards (like me) will add a quick pick or 2 from time to time.

        After winning, people always say "I just had a feeling."   I mean, each time you buy tickets, don't you have a feeling you'll win?  Why else would you buy them in the first place? In this case, the man was very, very lucky.  When I hear that the winner just had "One of those feelings," I chuckle, since losers never say "I had a feeling I was going to lose."

        So true about "I just had a feeling". A few years ago a lady who was featured on the TLC lottery show had a dream about winning the lottery and just knew it was her time. Nothing wrong with positive thinking/dreaming but eventually reality sets in and it certainly takes it's toll on most.

          HoLeeKau's avatar - YheaShea
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          Posted: January 17, 2013, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

          I always say "I have a feeling I just lost some money" soon after stepping out of the store before getting into the Malibu. The difference is there is no reporter to report that. Its not news to lose money when gambling Shifty

          Unless you're Charles Barkley.   Clown

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            Posted: January 19, 2013, 12:40 am - IP Logged

            Giving a tenth to his church when he is unemployed? Not very smart.

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              Posted: January 19, 2013, 8:54 am - IP Logged

              I wish them all the best, congrats on their good fortune.

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                Posted: January 29, 2013, 5:54 am - IP Logged

                maybe the secret all this time is corn dogs!!!  I bet if we check the refrigerators of all lottery winners they had corn dogs sitting there.  Holy corn dogs!!!  All this time we thought it was a numbers game

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                  Posted: February 14, 2013, 10:54 pm - IP Logged

                  Good Luck!

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                    Posted: February 15, 2013, 12:25 am - IP Logged

                    1 million is such big money he can buy anything he likes but hes lucky if he win more than a 1 million.