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Posted: January 7, 2011, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

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.

thanks,  and you are correct.

just as i stated before most of these JP wins are aquired at the hands of low dollar output QP's.

and that's what i was preaching to the LP choir about........have fun with it,  play within your means, and for crying out loud QUIT acting so desperate by throwing a bunch of money at something that really involves the fate quotient,  with odds like that attached to it.

people lose their common sense  minds when it comes to this stuff.

it bears repeating at LP,  because it provides truth levity......when no one can crack a 3 number game with any consistentcy,  what possibly makes a person believe they can turn the odds in their favor on a JP with 176:1 odds by throwing $100 at it or "wheeling numbers"?

no one can...

how many of those same people are going to throw $100 at tonights $12million JP?

what, $12million isn't enough? 

desperation is proportionate to the amount of the JP

where is tiggs to chime in here with his mantra "it's all luck".....lol

            "i am .........."meant to"       

P.S.,  that RJoH  is a stand up guy.  thanks,  vision

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    Posted: January 7, 2011, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

    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.

    Those odds are for any two tickets before the results are known. Considering only two of the numbers where changed, it was highly likely that if he matched 6 numbers on one ticket, the other would have a four number match or 3 + 1.

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      Posted: January 7, 2011, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

      I didn't know that the Mega Millions Jackpot increased after the winning tickets were sold in Idaho and Washington. This will be part of my current event this week.

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        Posted: January 7, 2011, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

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

        Very true, actually I'd said my roi is -500%+ lol

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          Those odds are for any two tickets before the results are known. Considering only two of the numbers where changed, it was highly likely that if he matched 6 numbers on one ticket, the other would have a four number match or 3 + 1.

          Isn't that how all lottery odds are calculated?  If I could pick my numbers after the drawing results were known then my odds of winning would always be 1/1.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: January 7, 2011, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

            I didn't know that the Mega Millions Jackpot increased after the winning tickets were sold in Idaho and Washington. This will be part of my current event this week.

            No one, not even the lottery, knows they are winning tickets when they are sold. That's not known until the drawing.

            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, 9:04 pm - IP Logged

              No one, not even the lottery, knows they are winning tickets when they are sold. That's not known until the drawing.

              No such thing as luck. The guy knew he had winning tickets before he looked at them.

               

              At the time of the drawing his preferred method of play was not QUICK PICK. He won, without luck because he picked the right numbers and stuck to them.

               

              End of story.

              HA!

              DD


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                Posted: January 7, 2011, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

                old people always win the lottery because they are the people who play the most. most old people are playing lottery,word search puzzles,watching soap operas,eating fruits,and drinking juice. study your statistics man..... young people are out partying,smoking,having sex,and trying to win the girl of their dreams!! young people rarely gamble. i know you might find it hard to believe but when it comes to gambling/lottery. old people are the majority in that compared to young people. im not saying that young people dont gamble, but the majority of young people do something else rather than gamble.

                "the people who need it the most cant win it"

                90% of Americans need it most. im pretty sure people who really need the money do win it. not everybody in USA is rich man, everything just looks pretty in USA because this is a rich country. but majority of americans are just working class/low income.

                this guy who won the megamillions. he really needed the money with all them kids/grand kids he has.

                 

                wether you want to come forward quick or wait to clim your prize, its your choice.

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                  Posted: January 7, 2011, 10:39 pm - IP Logged

                  This one has potential to give us stories for years to come....

                  You can't predict random.

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                    Posted: January 7, 2011, 11:05 pm - IP Logged

                    birthday numbers---4-15-1942 hers

                                                   8-25-1947 his

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                      Posted: January 8, 2011, 1:53 am - IP Logged

                      No such thing as luck. The guy knew he had winning tickets before he looked at them.

                       

                      At the time of the drawing his preferred method of play was not QUICK PICK. He won, without luck because he picked the right numbers and stuck to them.

                       

                      End of story.

                      HA!

                      DD

                      "The guy knew he had winning tickets before he looked at them"

                       sure he did.  just like all the rest of the people just here on LP that "knew" they had the winning ticket pre draw.  ROFL

                      he won purely because he had stuck with his birthday numbers?  sure he did.

                      logic and common sense tell me out of all the millions that played just that draw,  that there were hundreds of thousands of people that played their "birthday numbers" (and lost),  and probably more noted was the amount of people that exceeded that number .......who played their own hand picked numbers (and lost).

                      why this guy?    what makes him so special,  considering millions employ the same methodology (and lose) ???

                      so what you are implying..... is that as long as you stick with your birthday numbers, eventually you have to hit.

                      you can foster false hope (this should be a lesson for you people, just stick with your numbers and eventually you will")

                      me,  i like being the guy who fosters truth that leads to level headed brevity thinking...

                      the guy ran head on into fate.

                      me and you and everyone else that bought tickets ...........didn't

                      how can i afford to speak from a strong position.......millions of people that bought tickets produced 2 winners.

                      you would have to be terrible at math to not see that for what it is (pure fate),  or blinded by desperation

                      we look forward to a similar "excuse" ........should the other winner say he bought a quick pick...

                                  "i am .........."meant to"       

                      P.S.,  that RJoH  is a stand up guy.  thanks,  vision

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                        Posted: January 8, 2011, 3:55 am - IP Logged

                        see its basically like this......

                         

                        80% of powerball/megamillion winners are all quickpick tickets. now it does happen, but very very rare of someone winning the jackpot by choosing all the numbers. the clest i have came to choosing my numbers is matching 4 off the powerball. i hit 100$ but thats all.

                        sometimes lottery winners lie about there number choice/pick. alot of times if they played quickpicks and win, they will claim they picked their own numbers from card games or using there birthdays/wedding anniversarys/or car tags. either way whatever method they use. it is all just purely luck!

                         

                        and i do agree, that people who spend less money win more. because the lottery is designed to take your money. it is more of a business than a game. if you buy 100$ of quickpicks. the machine will automatically give you bad numbers. because your buying a large amount so it will take your money. many people think the more you spend the more you will win. not true at all. so more money on tickets is just throwing money in the trash.

                        i spend about 20$ a week on lotto tickets. 

                        5$ tuesday night for mega, 5$for powerball wednesday,5$ for mega on friday,and 5$ on powerball for saturday. thats howi play

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                          birthday numbers---4-15-1942 hers

                                                         8-25-1947 his

                          Good call! Thumbs Up

                          About the winners...hope they have a long and enjoyable experience with their sweet win! Yes Nod

                          Also if you want to win...you gotta buy a ticket...even if it is one ticket...I have bought just 1 or 2 tickets with Megaplier or Powerplay and won and also multiplied my smaller prizes. I always pay the extra dollar for the Megaplier or Powerplay because even if I don't hit the jackpot I could still walk away with $1,000,000 or multiply my smaller prizes.

                          $1,000,000

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                            Posted: January 8, 2011, 11:04 am - IP Logged

                            No such thing as luck. The guy knew he had winning tickets before he looked at them.

                             

                            At the time of the drawing his preferred method of play was not QUICK PICK. He won, without luck because he picked the right numbers and stuck to them.

                             

                            End of story.

                            HA!

                            DD

                            When he was interviewed he said, "The one inIdaho would have got a lot more if I didn't flub the last two numbers".

                            I would take that to mean he marked them wrong.

                            And by doing so wins half of $380,000,000.

                            And that's not luck?

                            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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                              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...

                              I noticed he didn't elaborate much about his numbers other than to say they were just some birthdays.  This guy was retired and probably spent some time picking his numbers and if he had a special way of combining them then he's probably not sharing that.

                              The article stated Mr McC------ used a combination of the couple's birthdays.

                               

                              Congratulations to the winner, wish it was me even if it was one million. 

                               

                              Foreclosure would not be in my future.