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$113 million Powerball winner may be a regular player

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Posted: December 19, 2005, 2:56 am - IP Logged

Since you agree there is no system that will allow you to win consistently, I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to say. Are you suggesting that there's some system that would predict all of the winning numbers on very rare occasions, yet never predict enough of the numbers to win lower level prizes? I really can't imagine any basis for such a system other than a belief that black magic works, but only on very rare occasions. Or perhaps God wants you to win, but you, Mother Teresa, and Father Flannigan are further down his list than Jack Whittaker?

There is one thing that consistently results in jackpots being won by people who have been unable to win lower level prizes with enough consistency to turn a profit, and that's simple probability. If you pick a set of numbers, by whatever "system" you choose, extraordinary luck or extraordinary coincidence might result in the lottery picking the same set of numbers. It works for other people almost every week, and you have just as much chance as they did. Of course, you also have just as much chance of losing as the millions of people who lose every week.

Winning  twice in ten years, or even ten days doesn't do squat to prove a system works.  All that does is show that probability does exactly what it's supposed to, which is allow some events to happen more often than expected and some to happen less often. Actually, there's no way to prove conclusively that a system works because extremely improbable things happen all the time, but if you can show me a system that picks 3+PB or 3+MB just 5 times in 2006 (on 1 or 2 tickets per draw) I'll probably be convinced.

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    Posted: December 19, 2005, 5:57 am - IP Logged

     MATHEMATICIANS SAY THAT THERE ISN'T SUCH A THING AS A WINNING LOTTERY SYSYTEM. WAVE THEORY ETC. STATE THAT THERE ARE 'STREAKS', BUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE A SYSTEM. TRENDS, STREAKS, MOMENTUM SURE. A WINNING SYSTEM? AS ALWAYS, GOOD LUCK.

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      Posted: December 19, 2005, 11:43 am - IP Logged

      OK !

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        Posted: December 19, 2005, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

        My system is not a winning system but it is a system that works because it does what I want it to do.  I  continue to think if it pick combinations, it will pick a winner eventually.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: December 19, 2005, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

          As the ticket was sold in Iowa, the winner(s) must be at least 21. In 1999 there was a partial share of a Powerball jackpot belonging to someone in IA not old enough.

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            Posted: December 19, 2005, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

            Luck can only help a system. When it does, the results are pretty.

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              Posted: December 20, 2005, 7:25 am - IP Logged

              Luck can only help a system. When it does, the results are pretty.

              i agree,i wish that would happen with the system i'm using.....

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                Posted: December 23, 2005, 4:22 am - IP Logged

                Powerball winner may be a regular player

                Oh? So I guess all those people who have played QPs for many years, including myself, are not regular players? Does this mean everytime I play a QP I am not a regular player, but if I play my own numbers I ama regular player? Sometimes people say the stupidest things.


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                  Posted: December 24, 2005, 11:32 am - IP Logged

                  Powerball winner may be a regular player

                  Oh? So I guess all those people who have played QPs for many years, including myself, are not regular players? Does this mean everytime I play a QP I am not a regular player, but if I play my own numbers I ama regular player? Sometimes people say the stupidest things.

                  Many regular players play every drawing via QP. Some people may not realize all they have to do is mark their numbers once to play many drawings over years.