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Fla. man wins $35M lottery jackpot with computer software

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Posted: July 19, 2011, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

I know what you're saying but it just doesn't always work that way. he even stated 'something happened' and he didnt buy a ticket.Could be any number of things that caused him not to (illness, something out of the blue came up, etc). But what I find odd is that he can remember the date and has the numbers from that time. Why couldnt he remember what happened?Nonetheless, you might say it was fate...had he won back then, just 7 million, I would say he would not still be retired. And maybe it would have led to him NOT winning THIS time for the much better $20 million.Best of luck to him...and the sales reps of the software that banked him the money...i am sure they are quite busy right now lol

maybe the system soft ware can remember the date and nos.?

Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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    Posted: July 19, 2011, 8:00 pm - IP Logged

    Lotto Pro just hit the lotto in sales!!!

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      Posted: July 19, 2011, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

      ok, i'm gonna be the skeptic here. if this program is able to select winning numbers, shouldn't there be multiple winners? 

      they sold thousands,   sold only one in florida? to this winner. other buyers didnt play that night?  there are variables in the system that the individual can input their own data. 

      seems like a 98% luck and 2% software.

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        Posted: July 19, 2011, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

        ok, i'm gonna be the skeptic here. if this program is able to select winning numbers, shouldn't there be multiple winners? 

        they sold thousands,   sold only one in florida? to this winner. other buyers didnt play that night?  there are variables in the system that the individual can input their own data. 

        seems like a 98% luck and 2% software.

        I Agree!

        Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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          Posted: July 19, 2011, 8:29 pm - IP Logged

          Congrats to the winner....Thumbs Up

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            Posted: July 19, 2011, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

            There is a begging class in every country including Canada. Last week it was high school students at the grocery store begging for money for some "cause". I just ignore these people.

            Don't reduce yourself to the level of a beggar. You are obviously a very intelligent person, Jeffrey, and I think that you should do your level best to find a way to put your knowledge and talents to use.

            I wish you well.

            "Last week it was high school students at the grocery store begging for money for some "cause". I just ignore these people."

            High school students. You equate them with beggars because they're fund raising for their sports team or some good cause and you just ignore them.

            You know what I think?

            I think you're just a miserly, skinflint, tightwad cheapskate.

            I bet you've never bought a round in your life.   


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

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              Posted: July 19, 2011, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

              There is a begging class in every country including Canada. Last week it was high school students at the grocery store begging for money for some "cause". I just ignore these people.

              Don't reduce yourself to the level of a beggar. You are obviously a very intelligent person, Jeffrey, and I think that you should do your level best to find a way to put your knowledge and talents to use.

              I wish you well.

              yes, i try but some people don't realize that disasters happen. my co-workers were anxious to see how they could benefit. i really hate to lose everything due to others grasping. hard to be alone and sick in america. feel like wounded animal hiding from predators. i do keep trying, very easy to give up and die. can still work but co-workers want my job and sick people suddenly can't do anything right. guess it brings the owner down or the customers don't like it.

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                Posted: July 19, 2011, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

                Not a Quick Pick!  Some would say and reiterate it was "lucky".  I agree systems can make you "luckier"  as a matter of fact...... made this guy a lot  luckier.  Super lucky $20,000,000 luckier,  four leaf clover lucky,  therefore at this time "in honor of the system player"  I will not release the quick pigs!  We shall ELP a lucky song.

                White horses,  ladies,  and satin........................

                Thank you for posting this!

                What a great song! Haven't heard this in, uh-um, years! Guitar

                K.

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                  Posted: July 19, 2011, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

                  Everyone has a system.When that system works,they think it was that system.No,it was just luck. Lep

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                    Posted: July 19, 2011, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

                    "in July 1995, the computer screen displayed the numbers 2-6-10-18-27-44."

                    I'll bet he used Expert Lottery for Windows (3.1) software. A friend gave me a copy on a floppy disk and I had some success using it to play Ohio's Buckeye 5.

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                      Posted: July 19, 2011, 10:35 pm - IP Logged

                      "Last week it was high school students at the grocery store begging for money for some "cause". I just ignore these people."

                      High school students. You equate them with beggars because they're fund raising for their sports team or some good cause and you just ignore them.

                      You know what I think?

                      I think you're just a miserly, skinflint, tightwad cheapskate.

                      I bet you've never bought a round in your life.   

                      We get the peewee football players and cheerleaders holding their buckets in front of stores, I always donate a couple of bucks and ask the adult near by for a schedule. Watching one game is well worth the donation.

                      I've noticed several adults holding made up signs in the front of Wal Mart parking lots and there is always a nice car parked near by. Most are probably pros doing if for a living so they get nothing from me. My favorite was a young lady texting on an I-phone while holding her sign. I think she was hoping to get enough money for another tattoo because there was room on her left arm.

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                        Posted: July 19, 2011, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

                        I know what you're saying but it just doesn't always work that way. he even stated 'something happened' and he didnt buy a ticket.Could be any number of things that caused him not to (illness, something out of the blue came up, etc). But what I find odd is that he can remember the date and has the numbers from that time. Why couldnt he remember what happened?Nonetheless, you might say it was fate...had he won back then, just 7 million, I would say he would not still be retired. And maybe it would have led to him NOT winning THIS time for the much better $20 million.Best of luck to him...and the sales reps of the software that banked him the money...i am sure they are quite busy right now lol

                        tend to agree but, couple details,"something happened" hope it was important enough to think about for 13 years,maybe he does'nt want to say what it is,and that is certainly his private business. nother thing is, $7 mil. was worth much more 13 yrs ago than today,i bought a new truck in 96, $20,600.00 today that very same truck lists for $39,300.00 . i don't know how they adjust for inflation,not that smart.but here's the most important thing,i'm guessing you're fairly young,as you  get older the "time factor" becomes more important. i'm positive that i would rather have 7mil. today than to have 20mil when i'm 66.

                        Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                          Posted: July 19, 2011, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

                          We get the peewee football players and cheerleaders holding their buckets in front of stores, I always donate a couple of bucks and ask the adult near by for a schedule. Watching one game is well worth the donation.

                          I've noticed several adults holding made up signs in the front of Wal Mart parking lots and there is always a nice car parked near by. Most are probably pros doing if for a living so they get nothing from me. My favorite was a young lady texting on an I-phone while holding her sign. I think she was hoping to get enough money for another tattoo because there was room on her left arm.

                          my township has a volinteer f/d and they do coin collections on the big intersections at times,just looking for spare change,they use a fireman's boot to collect the change i always drop a $20spot in the boot. cause i'm thankfull for their service, always get a kick out of it when they do a dbl. take and look in the boot.

                          Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                            Posted: July 19, 2011, 11:55 pm - IP Logged

                            I Agree! but I will pass on buying any lottery system.  But believers in lottery systems will say his win validates the effectiveness of such things.  To that, I say, "hogwash!"  He has been playing since the lottery's inception in 1988.  I played Florida Lotto in 1989 thru 1990, and I had a ticket that had all six winning numbers.  The only problem was that 3 of them was on one line and the other 3 were on the line below it.....DOH! (Yep I had a Homer Simpson moment).

                            When Paul Hemphill picked the winning lottery numbers in 1995, he made just one mistake: He never bought a ticket.  I could say the same thing happened to me.  In December 2002, I had pored over some past Big Game tickets I had played and the string of drawings and had zeroed in on a particular set of numbers.  That same day, my wife guilt tripped me about playing the lottery, so I didn't play those numbers.  As we were driving back home from an early Christmas party, I heard the radio announce the winning Big Game numbers....many of them sounded familiar.  So when I got back home, I looked at the piece of paper I had written the set of numbers on and realized I would have won....if only I would have bought a ticket.  So no longer do I let my wife guilt trip me about playing the lottery.  If she is so against the lottery, then I imagine she will be against me spending any of my lottery winnings on her.

                            Anyway, congrats on having your money woes answered...still waiting for my day...in anonymity basking in the glow of a huge jackpot win.

                            Wow, you have a very strong marriage. Most people wouldn't have been able to get over that. I probably wouldn't. Good for you.

                            "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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                              Posted: July 20, 2011, 8:20 am - IP Logged

                              Congrats to the winner, enjoy.

                              Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                              For a lead role in a cage?

                               

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