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Mega Millions lottery winner recounts epic win

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Posted: January 6, 2011, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

His way may be brainless, but he still won millions and you are still trying. I wouldn't knock the way he plays.

In fact, he is not the first one to win playing the same numbers for a long time.

after reading your response,  i realize my post might have come across as dismissive / condescending,  and i can assure you that was not my motive. 

 by "brainless",  i purely meant it didn't take some long dragged out effort to obtain his numerical goal.

the gist of my post = was that i was simply making the point that there is no 'magic fast track' to a lottery jackpot win.

it's all fate or luck.

you know me (mr 1QP),  even i know 'birthday numbers" are equally valid as 1QP, as are "systems",  or any other methodology someone manufactures.

every method has an equal chance pre draw.

my goal in here is always the same........to provide common sense to a game that arrests logic from people at a record pace based on desperation.

 

i always hope that people like the Mcullars are blessed,  and wish them nothing but a good future with their windfall

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    Posted: January 7, 2011, 1:12 am - IP Logged

    Congrats to them! It's always fun to hear how winners picked their numbers.

    ....now that I think of it, I think Jim might be my long lost cousin..thrice removed!Blue Angel


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      Posted: January 7, 2011, 1:23 am - IP Logged

      Rule number #1 never go show yourself to the public that fast. these are the kind of people that get wasted so fast. that's really stupid thing to do. the other player is smart by not moving forward so quick to claim his prize. damm it...How come it always old people who win this <snip>. the people who need the most can't win it. this is bull<snip>.

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        Posted: January 7, 2011, 1:47 am - IP Logged

        They showed the press conference on the news and the winner from Washington said, "The one in Idaho would have won a lot more if I didn't flub the last two numbers."

        By him saying that I'm thinking he didn't even play all the numbers he intended, he "flubbed" the last two.

        Divine Intervention? Luck? Fate?

        Whatever it was, it sure wasn't a system.

        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.

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          Posted: January 7, 2011, 2:18 am - IP Logged

          last tiem i checked 42 and 47 dont match birthdates unless its the year,  maybe he didnt  play 42/47 regul;ar just the date and year  or something,  last 2 he floubbed

          2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

          keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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            Posted: January 7, 2011, 2:24 am - IP Logged

            Remember the female prison guard in New York this past summer who won a jackpot, meaning to play one of the 5 + 1 games and mistakenly playing the other one?

            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.

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              Posted: January 7, 2011, 2:54 am - IP Logged

              On abc news radio they said the odds of buying the 2 sets with the $150 winner and the Jackpot winner were "2.7 trillion to one" - which is completely wrong! First of all, if you play your own #s and you had 2 different tickets your odds for the Jackpot are half of 175 million to one, and if the tickets share 4 common numbers then if you win one you AUTOMATICALLY win the other $150, so the odds are not 2.7T to 1 but 87.5 million to one.

              Also I see that he followed Richard Lustig's prime directive of "never change your numbers".

              I also noticed something about the winning set of numbers (other than the connection to the LOST show which I hate) - but, I cannot tell you what that is...but I am using that idea for the next drawing.

              The odds of winning the jackpot (5/5+1/49) = 1 : 175,711,536
              The odds of matching (4/5+0/49) for $150   =  1 : 15,313

              The odd of getting both at the same time equals

               1 : 15,313  X   1 : 175,711,536 =  1 :  2,690,670,750,768 *

              *I think having more than one ticket should reduce those odds by the number of chances on those tickets.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: January 7, 2011, 7:45 am - IP Logged

                The odds of winning the jackpot (5/5+1/49) = 1 : 175,711,536
                The odds of matching (4/5+0/49) for $150   =  1 : 15,313

                The odd of getting both at the same time equals

                 1 : 15,313  X   1 : 175,711,536 =  1 :  2,690,670,750,768 *

                *I think having more than one ticket should reduce those odds by the number of chances on those tickets.

                The above is how the abc news radio calculated the odds... But
                 
                Since for that to happen a player would need at least 2 tickets, I would figure the odds this way

                The odds of winning the jackpot (5/5+1/49) = 2 : 175,711,536
                The odds of matching (4/5+0/49) for $150    2 : 15,313

                The odd of getting both at the same time equals

                 2 : 15,313      2 : 175,711,536 4 :  2,690,670,750,768  or     1  :  672,667,687,692  *

                * Which would be even less if the player had more than 2 chances.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: January 7, 2011, 7:56 am - IP Logged

                  Congrats to him what a wonderful year and years he and his family is going to have, wishing him the best

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                    Posted: January 7, 2011, 10:58 am - IP Logged

                    Congrats to the McCullar's!

                    I would claim my jackpot right away, but no news conference & definitely no pictures. Name & town only!

                    Find a place to rent right away, anddrop my land-line phone.

                    Approvewaiting for my big win!

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                      spaconbe2, I am sorry you feel that 65 is old. What if the winner were 85 or 95, heaven's forbid -- your wrath would know no bounds?  If you should live long enough to reach 65, count your blessings. As far as the people who need the money, I am going to assume you are talking about younger people. Of course, he deserves it more, hello, he is retired: he does not have the working productivity years you have.

                      Playing the lottery is no guarantee you will win; we all play for fun with the hopes of winning, one day. However, no one can predict what year or day that winning will occur. You may be fated to win at 65 -- who knows -- at least you would have won. Anyway, most older people play the lottery, usually, consistently. The younger group usually plays when there is a large amount, i.e., $200 million or more.  I guess younger people can not live off $20 million or even $50 million, how sad!

                      Finally, be glad for him and his family because when you win, you will perhaps want the same congratulations from the younger ones and the older ones.

                      See Ya!-- Bye, bye!  When you win, may you glow as brightly as theSun Smiley

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                        Posted: January 7, 2011, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

                        the guy didn't have any magic formula,  he said he used "birthday numbers".

                        birthday numbers,  even switching a couple around here or there to accomodate several family members,  is still for a lack of better way to state it - "brainless".

                        there is no "system" in using already in place family birthdays. 

                         you can bet your life he didn't spend countless hours arranging them or rotating them because they were "due", etc. 

                        he was married before,  which at most he had more than the intial required number field to insert,  so he naturally rotated a couple of them on a couple of other tickets (unless he states otherwise)

                        it isn't a system,  yet systems players will attempt to make it into one.

                        i wish i had a dollar for everyone that played the lottery that night on their birthday numbers and lost.

                        there isn't any wisdom in sticking with the same numbers for years.  millions of people do that and lose.

                        tiggs95 said it correctly .......it's luck    (unless you believe in assigned fate...)

                        that is the one inherent component of the lottery,  that it can breed desperation,  and desperation makes a person think they can orchaestrate something they can't,  which is why there will still be people that play "birthday numbers" now,  and remain "panicked" if they "abandon" numbers they have had all these years.

                        buy a ticket and walk away.

                        if you are meant to,  you will...

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                        VISION I like your logic. Many have won mega millions, powerball, state lotto and other games jackpots by playing $1 QUICK PICK, $2 QUICK PICKS, $3 QUICK PICKS, $4 QUICK PICKS, $5 QUICK PICKS AND $10 QUICK PICKS. IT'S ALL ABOUT LUCK AND CHANCE.

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                          spaconbe2, I am sorry you feel that 65 is old. What if the winner were 85 or 95, heaven's forbid -- your wrath would know no bounds?  If you should live long enough to reach 65, count your blessings. As far as the people who need the money, I am going to assume you are talking about younger people. Of course, he deserves it more, hello, he is retired: he does not have the working productivity years you have.

                          Playing the lottery is no guarantee you will win; we all play for fun with the hopes of winning, one day. However, no one can predict what year or day that winning will occur. You may be fated to win at 65 -- who knows -- at least you would have won. Anyway, most older people play the lottery, usually, consistently. The younger group usually plays when there is a large amount, i.e., $200 million or more.  I guess younger people can not live off $20 million or even $50 million, how sad!

                          Finally, be glad for him and his family because when you win, you will perhaps want the same congratulations from the younger ones and the older ones.

                          Hey, I resent that, I play whenever i have the money too and I'm young and i'd be happy to win a $12,000,000 jackpot granted it be much much nicer to win more then that but who needs that much money?

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                            Hey, I resent that, I play whenever i have the money too and I'm young and i'd be happy to win a $12,000,000 jackpot granted it be much much nicer to win more then that but who needs that much money?

                            If you're like most lottery players then you would be happy just to win back what you spent on tickets.

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              Posted: January 7, 2011, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

                              i would like to just say CONGRADULATIONS to you and your family.....It don't matter how or why they won they did...rather you would do a news report or not doesn't matter they did and i'm proud of them and for them I wish them and there family the best and have fun....