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Indiana Lottery has limit for Pick 3 and Pick 4 Numbers

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Posted: August 27, 2005, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

Impossible without intervention!

losingjeff:

A few years ago I was sitting at a single-deck blackjack table with four other players at a trible casino.  It was a pitch game, and the dealer handed out blackjacks to all four players, then one to himself.

There's only one way that can happen in a single deck where there are only four aces.

The players all got up, cashed in their chips and left.  Within days the parking lot was empty, except for travelers who knew no better.

The result, so I've heard, was that the casino decided to clean up.  Even so, business hasn't come back, and neither have I.

Indianans probably aren't a lot different from people in New Mexico.  Once they realize there's a fix on the game, they'll quit playing.

Maybe it's just a problem of getting the word out, but also one of not playing in a rigged house.  Ever.

How far into that seven years, 90,000K losing streak were you before you realized something was amiss?

Jack

Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

It's about number behavior.

Egos don't count.

 

Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

 

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    Posted: August 27, 2005, 10:57 pm - IP Logged

    Their whole excuse if 10,000 tickets were played is rediculous.  There is no way a lottery would have to pay out more than $50 million in a single drawing.  To have 10,000 people play the same number straight even if it was a quad is so statistically impossible they have to be all the same person buying most of them.  I mean Michigan is a big state and look at that chart I posted earlier.  1010 is probably the most popular played number and we only had 1080 people get the number straight.  But anyway a $2,000,000 cap it pretty lousy.  They could up it to like at least 5 million.

    Brad

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      Posted: August 28, 2005, 12:55 am - IP Logged

      if they hadn't shut this number off then who knows how many people would have continued to play the number. It was all over town that this number was due to hit and was sold out that day 7/15/05. I missed the boat on this drawing because i failed to get the number before hand.

      Maryland Lottery Pays Out $7 Million
      Friday Evening’s Pick 4 Number: 1-2-1-2 Proved Lucky

      (Baltimore) – By 11 AM this morning, Maryland Lottery officials greeted nearly 40 players who arrived at their claim centers to collect cash prizes won in Friday evening’s Pick 4 game. Thousands of other lucky winners are expected to collect their winnings across the state today.

      Friday evening’s Pick 4 number, 1-2-1-2, was selected by so many players that it will pay out $7,000,000 million in prizes for the single drawing. “I had no idea that 1-2-1-2 broke the bank,” said one lucky winner who came to collect her $5,000 prize. “I don’t usually play that number but I kept hearing ‘12’ over and over again at work and I decided to play.”

      Lottery officials report that 7,817 winning tickets were sold, with players wagering more than $467,000 for Friday evening’s drawing.

       

       

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        Posted: August 28, 2005, 9:53 pm - IP Logged

        GEEZ...if some of these states are afraid of losing a little money from time to time ( I don't imagine that has happened to anyone on this forum....lol)...then I suggest that they get out of the gambling business...unless of course, they just sell instant tickets! Don't give me this junk about how the "taxpayers" wouldn't like it...in most states they "voted" the lottery's lifeline in to being, and if people thought that it was always a 100% profitable business (and it is in the grand scheme of things as a business) then they were kidding themselves. But on occassion there is a loss.. in particular as these are games of chance and the odds are in the houses favor when the payout is one half of the odds....soooo please don't shed too many tears for some of the states who do payout a little more than usual from time to time and those who have cutoffs...shame on these bottom feeders... but take heart...there are other places to wager that actually payout a higher percentage.

        VAL

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          Posted: August 29, 2005, 7:21 pm - IP Logged

          I Agree!aug......29th....7:00pm..est

          "HI RIP" ...Hope you are well...I concurr with your explanation on this issue, however, on the other side of this "coin" RAINMAKER....does make a valid point as well.  Suppose I play "926" ....and others coincidently did the same....this figure is not popular or common and most times it will lose, which means that if 1,000 or more people play "926" today, it will lose.....and the House to borrow a phrase from "FBIRD"  rakes in the green "....in the Thousands.....they certainly are "not "going to shut down the betting on the "losing " number....  therefore, why shut down the betting on the number which is winning ??  The House is getting all the money back ..in the thousands from all the bettors who chose "926"....... and all the other losing numbers of the day.

          I know we have no control over anything.....but still, it's a valid argument.....

           

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            Posted: August 29, 2005, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

            Hi Libra:

            Thanks.  But having someone agree with me makes me nervous.  I can't recall whether I was serious, or trying to be funny.  I read back over the post, remember the events I spoke of, but can't for the life of me remember whether my intention at the time involved something I have an opinion about.

            Trust me on that.

            Jack

            Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

            It's about number behavior.

            Egos don't count.

             

            Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

             

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              Posted: August 29, 2005, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

              I thought with all the rigging going on Indiana had a fail-safe lottery. Everyone loses.

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                Posted: August 29, 2005, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

                Only those who play.  Everyone else comes out winners.

                Jack

                Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

                It's about number behavior.

                Egos don't count.

                 

                Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

                 

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                  Posted: September 3, 2005, 2:51 pm - IP Logged

                  I Agree!HAPPY LABOR DAY HOLIDAY "RIP"....it's Sautrday afternoon 2:45pm est....In Montgomery County..................I  apologize for for my late response, but I have so much on my "plate" that my time gets by me......But as your Blogs have always proven you are a very intelligent and interesting Man, higly educated in the ways of our Society and the World, so do not be nervous when I agree with you. As I mentioned in an earlier comment to you, equally enjoyable is your facteousness, sarcasm and cynically jaded attitudes about different issues. I'm lovin it all....

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                    Posted: September 7, 2005, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

                    Has anyone seen the Daily games payouts for the past week in Indiana---very humble! But thats typical. I have now purchased (41) 10.00 scratch offs without a winner; not even 10 dollars back; they pay so good. This Lottery is a joke! I know of no one who is happy with it. Sure wish someone would give us a report on how many winners on the daily games that Indiana had last week! That way I will know whether I should go to the eye doctor or not.

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                      Posted: September 7, 2005, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

                      PA does this too, but the liabilities are pretty high. It's pretty easy to combat this phenomenon from happening to your numbers, just buy early.

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                        Posted: September 7, 2005, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

                        US Flagmaybe...we should all just invest in 'IRAQUI  OIL' & HALIBURTON.......then like "President Cheney"......we'd  ALL GET RICH......and could afford a "SPANKING BRAND NEW MANSE" to get lost in .................Please stop "losing Jeff"......hhehhheehehehehhehee

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                          Posted: September 8, 2005, 7:40 am - IP Logged

                          Nobody hit the Hoosier Lottery again. Wonder if its going to go for weeks and weeks and weeks. U know like the 2 times it went on and on and on. I believe the odds of that happening was 1 in 2 billion!

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                            Posted: September 8, 2005, 9:40 am - IP Logged

                            Well I'm sure it gets hit more than Pennsilvania's stupid six used to. Problem with the Hoosier lottery is integrety not how many times it gets hit.