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

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No software can predict lottery numbers or narrow the probability of picking the right number. Just like an Atheist in another thread who mocked God by sarcastically praying for his mother to win the lottery and won, this one is just pure coincidence. Too many people confuse correlation with causation.

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    What is the baggage allowance at the gate? Can I take gold bars with me?  Pat Boone says I should buy gold like it is a sure thing for financial peace and comfort.

     

    DD

    I use whiskey for peace and comfort.

    And everything else too.

    Jack Daniel's Old Time, Old No. 7, Quality Tennessee Sour Mash Whiskey.

    Dadgum straight.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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      No software can predict lottery numbers or narrow the probability of picking the right number. Just like an Atheist in another thread who mocked God by sarcastically praying for his mother to win the lottery and won, this one is just pure coincidence. Too many people confuse correlation with causation.

      No software can predict lottery numbers or narrow the probability of picking the right
      number.,… Too many people confuse correlation with causation.”

      I too get correlation mixed with causation. I generally select the causation box because
      my correlation is weak out of Africa, but honestly I was borned in an embassy
      in South Africa. There just is no South American/African box so I use the
      causation box on all the forms,....

      The software does not do the picking, it helps in the sorting and arraigning. It works the way you make it work. If it does not work for you that does not mean it does not work for another (kind of like brains, hoola hoops  and yo-yo's).

      DD

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        No software can predict lottery numbers or narrow the probability of picking the right number. Just like an Atheist in another thread who mocked God by sarcastically praying for his mother to win the lottery and won, this one is just pure coincidence. Too many people confuse correlation with causation.

        There is no coincidence, only divine order.Blue Angel

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          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.

          Hello OldSchoolPa, that certainly is a big, sad, 'December of 2002' story!!! Sad Wavey

          Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

          Disney

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            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.

            Irrelevant, because could have ignored the razzing, as usual, and bought a lottery ticket ... it's an individual player's choice of inaction no thought should go towards blaiming others for one's own inaction.  So, buckup Nino224, you've always been in choice of every thing you do as an adult.

            Does anyone know if lottery net multi-millions have been won by anyone with an ANNUAL, quick pick tickets purchased pre-paid account yet?

            Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

            Disney

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              Why would it need to have tripled? There's a lot more value to money than the simple value of the money.

              Obviously the $20 million net will let his lifetsyle from here on be "better" than what he could have done with a $4 million net, but what has he been doing for the past 16 years? Even if he had cleared a trillion dollars he can't buy back that 16 years. A safe and conservative investment in '95 could have given him an annual income of at least 150k before rolling out of bed in the morning. Instead of working for most of the last 16 years and spending part of that time bankrupt, he could have already been retired and living comfortably. A big fat lottery prize in your 60's is certainly a great thing, but I'd place far more value on a prize that offers a comfortable lifetime income at a much earlier age.

              You know, with the economy tanking, he easily could have lost all his money had he won the first time.

              Five years ago, all I wanted to do was buy land (then sell it for a profit) with lottery winnings - it was selling like hotcakes here! But I never won the lottery and I now know why - I would have lost everything - everything, money-wise. I think I was being taught that I need to diversify (which I would have done anyway, but truly, I would have had to pull the money out to pay for the taxes for the land) and invest almost all of it.

              So now I know...... I'm just waiting for my winning ticket to show up, trying to learn more so that I can be "more" prepared than I already am. (Hence this website - great advice all the time!)

              "Don't be a schmuck, always take the cash." -Coin Toss

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                No software can predict lottery numbers or narrow the probability of picking the right
                number.,… Too many people confuse correlation with causation.”

                I too get correlation mixed with causation. I generally select the causation box because
                my correlation is weak out of Africa, but honestly I was borned in an embassy
                in South Africa. There just is no South American/African box so I use the
                causation box on all the forms,....

                The software does not do the picking, it helps in the sorting and arraigning. It works the way you make it work. If it does not work for you that does not mean it does not work for another (kind of like brains, hoola hoops  and yo-yo's).

                DD

                "I was borned in an embassy in South Africa."

                As the illegitimate offspring of the maid or the nanny?


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

                "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                            --Edmund Burke

                 

                 

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                  I just bought Lotto Pro 2011...let's see if I can win with it. :)

                  Sandy

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                    I'll let you all know if I win any money with Lotto Pro 2011.

                    Sandy

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                      I'll let you all know if I win any money with Lotto Pro 2011.

                      Cool. What game(s) are you going to use it for?

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                        Cool. What game(s) are you going to use it for?

                        mega millions, ohio classic lotto, powerball. i used it but did not get anything. i seem to get more hits using quick pick at the store.

                        Sandy

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                          "I was borned in an embassy in South Africa."

                          As the illegitimate offspring of the maid or the nanny?

                          Delta Dippy likes to make wild claims and then pretend not to see any follow-up questions.

                          Makes one question the veracity of his claims.

                          Hmmm...