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Iowa couple claims $200M Powerball lottery jackpot

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Posted: October 10, 2006, 6:30 am - IP Logged

nc6string,

Who do you know beside the states running the lotteries that consider lotteries a source of income?  If a person doesn't have a job, he/she can't afford to play.

You can play with your welfare check proceeds, you can play with money from your parents, you can play with money from your children, you can play with money from your grandparents, you can play with money from your grandchildren, you can play with money from your Uncle Junior, you can play with money from your Aunt Rita, you can play with money from your ex-husband, you can play with money from your ex-wife,  you can play with your child support proceeds... and on and on.   Once you've exhausted all these possibilities you may need to get a job to buy a ticket.

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    If they had been anonymous there would be no story and nothing to talk about (BOOOORRRRRIIINNNNGGG!)  people that play regularly/often/dedicated are less common than those who ask for 5 quick-picks passing through a Kwik-E-Mart. I play enough with systems and whatnot and I won a jackpot once (relatively small) and that day I only played 2 lines picking them with a relatively crude program. Maybe some are trying too hard?

    How many more people played 5 quick picks on a whim that day and won nothing?

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      If they had been anonymous there would be no story and nothing to talk about (BOOOORRRRRIIINNNNGGG!)  people that play regularly/often/dedicated are less common than those who ask for 5 quick-picks passing through a Kwik-E-Mart. I play enough with systems and whatnot and I won a jackpot once (relatively small) and that day I only played 2 lines picking them with a relatively crude program. Maybe some are trying too hard?

      How many more people played 5 quick picks on a whim that day and won nothing?

      Lar, I tend to agree with you.

       

      I have a system with several 'legs', but NONE of them will ever give 'winning numbers' - can't be done IMO.

      What my 'systems' do is steer you away from a set of number variances, or TO a certain pool set, but from there on, you have to pick the numbers.  My system also uses a lot of common sense, like don't pick ALL longshot numbers, etc.     There are a handful of things worth noting, I just follow my guidelines and the odds, and maybe, one of these days... 

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        If they had been anonymous there would be no story and nothing to talk about (BOOOORRRRRIIINNNNGGG!)  people that play regularly/often/dedicated are less common than those who ask for 5 quick-picks passing through a Kwik-E-Mart. I play enough with systems and whatnot and I won a jackpot once (relatively small) and that day I only played 2 lines picking them with a relatively crude program. Maybe some are trying too hard?

        How many more people played 5 quick picks on a whim that day and won nothing?

        I like posts like this, because I'm ready to give up on personal numbers.  In Florida every Lotto jackpot has been won with a quick pick for a long time.  What's really unusual is that 2 people won the last jackpot of $14 million and both were QPs.  Usually when a QP hits, it's only 1 winner.  The Fantasy 5 here will have 4 or 5 winners and 3 or more will have purchased a QP.  Sometimes 7 people will win and all of them will have "quickpick" next to their names. But you are right about the amount of people who buy them and don't win.  However, I've also read a few press releases where the winner said he'd been playing his own numbers for 5 years and then won with a QP.

        Are there any official counts posted by any state?  I once asked FL but they just say everything is random.  They must know exactly how many quickpicks are bought and the percentage vs personal numbers.

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          Posted: October 12, 2006, 2:36 am - IP Logged

          PB sez 70% of all PB tickets sold are QP, and 70% of all winners are QP.

           

          One way to tell if a QP wins or not is they will announce it as a QP ticket, but if it isn't a QP ticket that won, they generally say little or nothing. 

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            I think many just try to blow off winning before a press conference, mostly to rub the salt into regular player's wounds. Maybe it helps them keep a lower profile. I am not sure I could do that, as it would be tough not to brag about how I beat the lottery using my own system.

            But of course that could produce a lot of people trying to seek me out. But I honestly believe that mostly idiots who could not really care less if they win, are the majority of the winners. Or those already rich who are trying to find ways to blow their money, and ironically get more rich in the process. There are some exceptions, but from what I have read they are an extreme minority.

            Also I assume that if anyone here won in the past they most likely took off into hiding, as opposed to sticking around to talk about it. Personally I would never change gears and run away, and I will have no problems letting everyone know on a message board that my hard work paid off. In fact it sickens me to think that someone would immediately abandon a message board that they posted on so long just because they finally hit a jackpot.

            Some may assume that is a smart decision, or that they can avoid harassment; but to me that is just the beginning of a cowardice and insecure lifestyle which is not healthy. If someone wants to find you they will, and I doubt it will be from a message board. That is one of the major problems with lottery winners, they became a prisoner of their own wealth because they were ill-prepared for it in the first place.

            So why most of these unprepared people continue to win is beyond me. But as I said before there is no rhyme or reason to randomness. Which also explains why we always here that QP's win more regardless of whether they are played more. Seems as though 'on the go' and 'whim QP's' are far more successful than strategized systems used by dedicated players. That is why I decided to actually make that a strategy in itself.

            I just hope the mere fact that I made it a strategy does not affect the outcome of winning.

            Sirbrad....your only chance is to make sure your system does NOT leave cookies behind for the filters to decipher.............otherwise a system of patterns is self-defeating.