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Statistician cracks secret code behind lottery tickets

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Posted: February 4, 2011, 2:29 am - IP Logged

That was one long story. If he was a trash man and made that discovery, would anyone listen or care? Or would they be laughing and tell the other

side of the story which is - to do what this guy is suggesting can be done (although he did change his mind and kept his job) a person would

have to have access to books and books of tickets, time to study them, time to choose which they were going to buy and then scratch them off to

win $10 at a time? They would also need the time to travel to other stores looking through endless books, have permission to do so from store

owners, scratch the ones they chose to find out if a 70% success rate still held true...it does not make a whole lot of sense to me. In fact, for

one person to accomplish finding a top prize by charting patterns on scratch offs, makes no sense to me. Just buy a darn ticket and hope for the

best. This whole thing started because he won $3? That's just plain assinine for a hundred reasons. If I cracked a code, I sure wouldn't want

it to be the one winning $3 and $10 at a time. And, what if the top prize is 50 miles away from his starting location? How many stores can

one person hit and how many years would that take? Probably just enough for the game to end because someone else found all the top prizes

before he did.  What? Just because the guy can find gold doesn't mean he can find the big one. Wow, let me get back to my numbers...or anything

at all that makes any sense. I think I'll go and see what pumpi has to say lately.

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    Posted: February 6, 2011, 8:55 am - IP Logged

    Many state lotteries are using vending machines and maybe because they knew that problem existed. They may have instructed their retailer not to buy back unscratched tickets too.

    The scandal would be acknowledging their games were flawed and this way they could quietly go about their business as if it never happened.

    good point, I wouldn't buy a loose scratcher from a clerk, I would but one from a vending machine.

     HyperBe Happy.

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      Posted: February 7, 2011, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

      This is old news. I discovered the code on scratchers a few years ago when I was working in a gas station in South Carolina. I still don't play them though.... I'm not a scratcher person.

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        Posted: February 8, 2011, 9:53 am - IP Logged

        I'm going to play until i get mine and i know  i will get mine soon, and very soon,cant waitHurray!

        I agree with you!

        All things are possible to those that believe!!!!!!Wink

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          Posted: February 9, 2011, 10:29 pm - IP Logged

          That was one long story. If he was a trash man and made that discovery, would anyone listen or care? Or would they be laughing and tell the other

          side of the story which is - to do what this guy is suggesting can be done (although he did change his mind and kept his job) a person would

          have to have access to books and books of tickets, time to study them, time to choose which they were going to buy and then scratch them off to

          win $10 at a time? They would also need the time to travel to other stores looking through endless books, have permission to do so from store

          owners, scratch the ones they chose to find out if a 70% success rate still held true...it does not make a whole lot of sense to me. In fact, for

          one person to accomplish finding a top prize by charting patterns on scratch offs, makes no sense to me. Just buy a darn ticket and hope for the

          best. This whole thing started because he won $3? That's just plain assinine for a hundred reasons. If I cracked a code, I sure wouldn't want

          it to be the one winning $3 and $10 at a time. And, what if the top prize is 50 miles away from his starting location? How many stores can

          one person hit and how many years would that take? Probably just enough for the game to end because someone else found all the top prizes

          before he did.  What? Just because the guy can find gold doesn't mean he can find the big one. Wow, let me get back to my numbers...or anything

          at all that makes any sense. I think I'll go and see what pumpi has to say lately.

          LOL Makes me scratch my head, He cracked the code for 3 dollars, at least magathing got 7 dollars.

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            Posted: February 10, 2011, 2:18 am - IP Logged

            This is old news. I discovered the code on scratchers a few years ago when I was working in a gas station in South Carolina. I still don't play them though.... I'm not a scratcher person.

            Well I have no idea if you are serious or not, but if you think you really have, I would love to hear it. I am a scratcher person.

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              Posted: February 10, 2011, 9:58 am - IP Logged

              Well I have no idea if you are serious or not, but if you think you really have, I would love to hear it. I am a scratcher person.

              I don't think it would be a good idea to share something like that........besides it takes away from the winning experience. Just play for chance like everyone else and don't cheat. Cheaters never get very far anyway.

               

              Besides......the specifics for your state may be different than the ones I have noticed the pattern with........

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                Posted: February 10, 2011, 10:09 am - IP Logged

                I don't think it would be a good idea to share something like that........besides it takes away from the winning experience. Just play for chance like everyone else and don't cheat. Cheaters never get very far anyway.

                 

                Besides......the specifics for your state may be different than the ones I have noticed the pattern with........

                Actually the scratcher games for SC and TN are not that different (neither is GA).

                So we would be interested in hearing some pointers you say you have discovered...besides, they probably arent as secret as you may think.

                I grew up in SC and have family there still, so I go back fairly often while living in TN. I travel through GA so I have been able to compare many of the scratch offs.

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                  Posted: February 14, 2011, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

                  I don't think it would be a good idea to share something like that........besides it takes away from the winning experience. Just play for chance like everyone else and don't cheat. Cheaters never get very far anyway.

                   

                  Besides......the specifics for your state may be different than the ones I have noticed the pattern with........

                  It's not cheating if you're just smarter than the other players, besides any win is thrilling even if you have an advantage.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: March 9, 2011, 10:02 pm - IP Logged

                    After reading this article, I don't think I'm nuts about something I've noticed here in PA anymore.  On the $5 Crossword game (and quite possibly the $3 one), if any of the words on your crosswords has the letter "Q" in it, you win (or at least break even.).  I don't think I've lost when I've had the letter "Q" in any of the words in the crosswords.

                    I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.