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Posted: February 28, 2007, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

From most people standpoint winning a lottery jackpot is "LUCK!" no matter how it's done, winning one more than once is "LUCKIER!".

I will settle for "LUCK".

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    Okay, so far nobody has asked this question, so I will.  Why would he want his photo published at this point?  Would you want a story written about you after you finally settled down?  The reason I am mentioning it, is because anonymity has been a subject for discussion continuously on this board.

    Regarding the system, many people say they've used systems for years and then they win one quick pick. A system can be anything numbers at all. I mean, how many times have we read "I just thought of some numbers" or "I used the ages of my children?"  I agree with CALotteryguy that having a system and then winning, doesn't really mean his system had anything to do with his good fortune.

    I'm happy for this man and hope he continues to live responsibly.  Personally, I would have skipped the $63,000 party, but it's not my money! 

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      Okay, so far nobody has asked this question, so I will.  Why would he want his photo published at this point?  Would you want a story written about you after you finally settled down?  The reason I am mentioning it, is because anonymity has been a subject for discussion continuously on this board.

      Regarding the system, many people say they've used systems for years and then they win one quick pick. A system can be anything numbers at all. I mean, how many times have we read "I just thought of some numbers" or "I used the ages of my children?"  I agree with CALotteryguy that having a system and then winning, doesn't really mean his system had anything to do with his good fortune.

      I'm happy for this man and hope he continues to live responsibly.  Personally, I would have skipped the $63,000 party, but it's not my money! 

      Excellent Points..

      I don't know about the party either , but I would not be driving a 2002 Jetta...

      He needs to realize he is a security risk... a kidnapping target.

      I would opt for a urban assault vehicle ( SUV ) with bulletproof windows and doors at the very least.

       

                                     

                    

       

       

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        HMMMMMMMMMMMM! is right.  lol  Wonder if her last name is really Duke?

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          Okay, so far nobody has asked this question, so I will.  Why would he want his photo published at this point?  Would you want a story written about you after you finally settled down?  The reason I am mentioning it, is because anonymity has been a subject for discussion continuously on this board.

          Regarding the system, many people say they've used systems for years and then they win one quick pick. A system can be anything numbers at all. I mean, how many times have we read "I just thought of some numbers" or "I used the ages of my children?"  I agree with CALotteryguy that having a system and then winning, doesn't really mean his system had anything to do with his good fortune.

          I'm happy for this man and hope he continues to live responsibly.  Personally, I would have skipped the $63,000 party, but it's not my money! 

          justxploring...great question!  Particuarly as this article was published in Fortune which has a nationwide distribution.  Good for him that he won.  To me it sounds like this guy has a bit of an ego, not that there is anything wrong with that.  He wants for prople to know he won with his system, before systems were readily avaiable on the internet.  Also he wants to turn his $88 million into a billion.  Seems a little much, but it is his money to do as he pleases.

          For me it would be lie low as long as possible and don't attract any attention, even a year or two later.  Share the good fortune with those close to you.  Resist the temptation to tell others how good your life has become since winning the lottery.  Make life a little better for others by donating some of the winnings to charities.

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            Posted: February 28, 2007, 4:03 pm - IP Logged

            Winning a jackpot is all the verification he needs.  For all those players coming to LP and asking "has anyone ever won anything using a system?", they have their answer from a jackpot winner and an explanation of how he did it.  As he said, as he messed around with his system he would win a little until he eventually won the big one, most systems don't do that in a life time and his did it once.  If he wins big again it wouldn't prove his system works to most people but just that he's lucky and greedy.

            Winning a jackpot doesn't do anything to prove a system worked. That his "system" lead him to choose the numbers that won is obviously a good thing for him, but that's no different than saying QP's are the best strategy because most winners used them.  If 3% of players are named Fred then about 3% of winners will be named Fred, but nobody thinks that changing their name will increase their chances of winning. If 25% of players pick their numbers using a system then 25% of winners will have used a system. Even if somebody wins two or three times with numbers they got from a system it still can't prove the system works.  There are enough people playing the lottery that winning twice has happened and will continue to happen. There are enough players using systems that we should expect system players to win twice just based on simple probability. The best anyone will ever be able to do is show that somebody using a system has had results that are extremely unlikely. It will always be extremely unlikely to win the lottery twice, but several people have already done it.

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              Posted: February 28, 2007, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

              Sounds like he haves his stuff together, I was just watching THS (The curse of the lottery) and I watched how David Edwards who won the powerball in 2002 let the money change him. What people don't seem to understand is that you do not need expensive automobiles and a big house to prove your worth. Will Smith who is an actor and multi-millionaire had a very intresting quote his father told him. "It's nice to have 50 cars, But you sure don't need them because you can only drive one at a time!" To often people who win jackpots are not equiped on how to deal that kind of money. That being said people are much more than just the amount of money you have in your portfolio. Mr. Duke haves a good plan in place but anything over 100 million and you are just dealing with apples and oranges anway. Cogratulations to Mr. Duke and God Bless!

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                Okay, so far nobody has asked this question, so I will.  Why would he want his photo published at this point?  Would you want a story written about you after you finally settled down?  The reason I am mentioning it, is because anonymity has been a subject for discussion continuously on this board.

                Regarding the system, many people say they've used systems for years and then they win one quick pick. A system can be anything numbers at all. I mean, how many times have we read "I just thought of some numbers" or "I used the ages of my children?"  I agree with CALotteryguy that having a system and then winning, doesn't really mean his system had anything to do with his good fortune.

                I'm happy for this man and hope he continues to live responsibly.  Personally, I would have skipped the $63,000 party, but it's not my money! 

                His story and picture probably started out as a local story in a his hometown paper where everyone already knew of his good fortunes and probably knew him too.  The problem with allowing a local paper to do a story about him was most home town papers are owned by big companies that publish globally and his story could end up anywhere in the world. 

                People have to understand what their local news paper knows about them can be world news.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: February 28, 2007, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

                  Winning a jackpot doesn't do anything to prove a system worked. That his "system" lead him to choose the numbers that won is obviously a good thing for him, but that's no different than saying QP's are the best strategy because most winners used them.  If 3% of players are named Fred then about 3% of winners will be named Fred, but nobody thinks that changing their name will increase their chances of winning. If 25% of players pick their numbers using a system then 25% of winners will have used a system. Even if somebody wins two or three times with numbers they got from a system it still can't prove the system works.  There are enough people playing the lottery that winning twice has happened and will continue to happen. There are enough players using systems that we should expect system players to win twice just based on simple probability. The best anyone will ever be able to do is show that somebody using a system has had results that are extremely unlikely. It will always be extremely unlikely to win the lottery twice, but several people have already done it.

                  I Agree! But if you're filling out play slips to play a lottery then your numbers have to come from somewhere, he just explained how he picked his, not how anyone else should pick theirs.  Losers can say anything they want about picking numbers ,who cares 'cause everybody want to hear what a winner is saying even if he's saying he picks his numbers from where the sun don't shine.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: February 28, 2007, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

                    What's happening with all these lottery winners that are certain they are going to win...It is not the first time i hear people say "they knew they were going to win the lotto"...I am glad for him because this is the first time i hear a guy say he had a system he used for the Powerball...

                    Anyone knows who are te winners of those 5 Powerball and Big Game's biggest Jackpot ever...I already know Whitaker...

                    In the movie "Swordfish" the terrorist (john travolta) tells the hacker (hugh jackman) that 100 or 300 (i can't remember the exact amount) running interest for 15 years amounts to 9 & 1/2 Billion dollars..(I don't know if is true)...

                    I am glad for him, this guy knows what he wants and has a plan (well he is a manager after all)...Wonder how he is going to avoid people knowing about it...

                     

                     

                    "Laura Simpson from Great Lakes, Illinois deserves to be rich......."              "She is so rare...."

                    I Know! I saw the E True Hollywood Story on Lotto winners, and this girl told her boyfriend after she bought her ticket that she was going to win the lottery, and won the California Super Lotto (about 90 mil), then this other guy, who ended up in trouble, also said he had a feeling and checked his numbers shortly after the drawing. It's strange, but I wonder how true. I wonder if these people REALLY wanted to won and confused their want with knowing, especially after they got luck and won. I think it all boils down to luck and what prayers God decides he'll answer. If anyone's ever watched Bruce Almighty, when he's God and says yes to all prayers, there's like 100 lottery winners. I wonder how much that would ring true. All said, good luck to everyone!

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                      Oy!  I hate it when I go back and see I made a bunch of typos, but at least everyone got the gist of what I was trying to say! 

                      I think big "ego" is correct, CAlotteryguy.  There's nothing wrong with trying to make even more money and getting the word out is one way to attract investors (and scam artists too!)  I know what RJOh wrote is true, but the picture looks like one of those posed glamour shots. Doesn't it look like a college graduation picture?

                      DoubleDown, definitely agree.  However, he's probably taken precautions to guard his safety. A Jetta is a nice, reliable car that holds its value, and he's doing the environment a favor by riding a bicycle too.  However, if he likes Volkswagens so much, I'd spend $23K more and get the Touareg and spend "only" $40,000 on the Tahitian party. Again, it's not my money.  Either I don't have enough friends or I'm too cheap, but I don't think I could ever spend that kind of dough on a vacation, although I know that people spend 6 figures on weddings all the time.

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                        This has nothing to do with the lottery, but I thought some people might find this interesting..at least people around here were surprised.  I just thought of it since we were talking about using old photos. (sorry, but my mind has its own segue system)

                        My birthday is in March so I received a notice that my driver's license needs to be renewed. In FL your license is replaced every 6 years. (I get a new registration sticker annually by ordering it online or by phone.)  My neighbor went up to the DMV and had to take an eye test and got her photo snapped.  I just took the notice I received in the mail and got online, using the web address on the card.  I typed the confirmation code provided and paid my fee online with a credit card.  2 weeks later I got a new style license with all sorts of holograms and it has my old photo from March 2001 in 2 places and my signature.  I never realized that, when they took my picture 6 years ago, they kept it on file in a database.  Maybe this isn't new, but I was surprised. So that's the way to get your license and registration if you don't want to fight traffic or stand in line.

                        More good news is that the picture is now 6 years old and in 6 more years (exp date on the new license is Mar 2013) I'll be 12 years older than I was when it was taken!!  LOL

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                          I remember the Wests in Oregon won the 340 million Pb and the 363 BG was two winners. I also notice the 5 top jackpots never got close to or over 400M. The only way that happens is on this Mega if it keeps going it might make it this time.. but on Pb it is harder to because of the Roll-down rule after a record is reached and also because once a record is reached the News is all over it and the "Fever" kicks in, and with that usually you find a winner the next drawing or the one after.

                          I am wondering about the system he says he used, 15 frequent #s off the top...  Here's a Science project for you, try to backtest from when he won, could you have won the same way?

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                            Posted: February 28, 2007, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

                            After reading this story, I find that whatever this man has said about a system that "HE" had used to win is probably true, after all he did "WIN". And it wasn't a quick-pick. As far as I'm concerned, he has done exactly what he started out to do, which was to win the Lottery. He had a plan in effect long before he won, and he has stuck with his other plan to enhance his winnings to a different level. Kudos to him. Great story amongst others whom have failed.

                            Why even try to backtest because his comma's may be your periods, or vice-versa, one would never be able to prove his actions to a "T" and have the same effect. Besides the "Proof" is already in the pudding.

                                                                         

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                              Posted: February 28, 2007, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

                              wow!what a nice guy