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Posted: February 15, 2012, 11:12 am - IP Logged

How about we get a bunch of lottery clubs and a number of people that can afford to throw $100 at a big jackpot, say $200 million, and assign them specific combinations so the all the combinations are covered.

 

1.    The jackpot would get a $175 million kick in the pants

2.    There would be 34 millionaires and one jackpot winner

 

I just can’t believe with the number of tickets sold there was only one winner, it’s almost like they control the combinations that are played by auto picks. And if it was public information, or at least information released after drawings, we would be surprised how low the coverage numbers are.

You may be on to something Mike.....of course the devil is in the details. Work up a proposal. If there can be a nationwide commitment to this bold concept, I'd be willing to participate for one.

 

And if this scheme should work, knowing the slick lawyers the lotteries have up their sleeve......they most likely would re-write the rules, making it illegal for such "clubs" to participate!

 

Admire the plan however. And I like your "handle" Mike,..... as it is my name as well!     Cheers

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    Posted: February 15, 2012, 11:46 am - IP Logged

    I've often wondered if there is a giant computer where all the combinations are stored and that each possibility is given out until they are all gone, but then that would take away the randomness of the quick pick.  My ipod will not play all the songs before it repeats when its on shuffle, so it make sense that the lottery machine would do the same thing.

     

    It's still a game of chance and no matter who won, that person(s) beat the odds.  Yes the most tickets are sold in other states, but everyone playing still has the same chance to win.

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      I'm done debating if the lottery is fixed or not. if it is the lottery commission wouldn't do anything about it. they're like we now its fixed but hey what can u do about it. you'll keep playing. so all we can do as players is hope that in the1 in how many million odds that I'll win one day.

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        Posted: February 15, 2012, 12:13 pm - IP Logged

        I've often wondered if there is a giant computer where all the combinations are stored and that each possibility is given out until they are all gone, but then that would take away the randomness of the quick pick.  My ipod will not play all the songs before it repeats when its on shuffle, so it make sense that the lottery machine would do the same thing.

         

        It's still a game of chance and no matter who won, that person(s) beat the odds.  Yes the most tickets are sold in other states, but everyone playing still has the same chance to win.

        Areas are given an allocated set of (random???) numbers. That is why sometimes on (Daily)regular games (Pick3/4-) a number can be sold out in one county yet you can go over to the next and play that number.

        Same goes with "batches" of numbers for MUSL styles (QP PLays only).  Lets say NY is given  Batch "B" and in that is over 1 million sets that do not repeat. Then the following week that Batch B is sent over to Californina. Its not as "random" as we think when we realize the series are pre-distributed thru machine batching. The part that makes it gaming is the air ball draws. Without this particular way of play it could very well be manipulated...Thankfully the lottery for MUSL hasnt moved in the computer generated for final picks.

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          Posted: February 15, 2012, 12:14 pm - IP Logged

          An old man turned ninety-eight
          He won the lottery and died the next day
          It's a black fly in your Chardonnay
          It's a death row pardon two minutes too late
          And isn't it ironic... don't you think

          Somewhere back in the news archives, there is a story similar to those first two lines. Yes Nod

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            Posted: February 15, 2012, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

            I'm done debating if the lottery is fixed or not. if it is the lottery commission wouldn't do anything about it. they're like we now its fixed but hey what can u do about it. you'll keep playing. so all we can do as players is hope that in the1 in how many million odds that I'll win one day.

            Were so happy to hear that your "DONE" debating about the "fixed" lottery schemes kyok.  Yes Nod

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              Posted: February 15, 2012, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

              In my opinion, I only see the Powerball reaching $400 million the least. I don't know why I think this. Maybe because everytime the Jackpot is in $300 million + territory, the machine kicks out a winning ticket. However, if we do pass $300 million, expect to see the jackpot at a staggering $500 million around April. Maybe, just maybe... only if we stop producing winners at $300 million LOL.

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                Posted: February 15, 2012, 12:34 pm - IP Logged

                how long do u think it will be before the winner steps forward?cant wait to see the media circus that follows it. if it were me I would wait at least two to three months when all the hoopla had died down and let my Atty(trust) cash the ticket.

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                  Posted: February 15, 2012, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

                  how long do u think it will be before the winner steps forward?cant wait to see the media circus that follows it. if it were me I would wait at least two to three months when all the hoopla had died down and let my Atty(trust) cash the ticket.

                  I can't say but I assume the winner is an old man waiting a month to step forward. He will in fact try to remain anonymous. 

                  I can be wrong though. lol.


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                    Posted: February 15, 2012, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

                    how long do u think it will be before the winner steps forward?cant wait to see the media circus that follows it. if it were me I would wait at least two to three months when all the hoopla had died down and let my Atty(trust) cash the ticket.

                    Probably by the end of next week would be my humble guess. Roll Eyes

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                      Posted: February 15, 2012, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

                      Like a freshly planted garden...Let the growth begin and the rewards be bountiful to all of those that contribute.
                       oh ta heck with it.....give up the goodies tonight !!!

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                        how long do u think it will be before the winner steps forward?cant wait to see the media circus that follows it. if it were me I would wait at least two to three months when all the hoopla had died down and let my Atty(trust) cash the ticket.

                        If the hoopla dies down,it will be temporary.As soon as someone claims the jackpot the media will be all over it like white on rice.That is if the world doesn't end or some other major event doesn't happen to send the reporters in another direction.

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                          If the hoopla dies down,it will be temporary.As soon as someone claims the jackpot the media will be all over it like white on rice.That is if the world doesn't end or some other major event doesn't happen to send the reporters in another direction.

                          Agreed.

                           

                          I think its best to get it over with one time. I am too paranoid that I might lose the ticket or someone steals it or piss on it and destroy it inadvertently. We've all been trying to win this thing long enough. Are you trying to tell me you have no idea what you would do with millions of dollars in a windfall?

                          I personally don't think its hard to determine what to do what large amounts of cash. It's rather more challenging to decide whether you'll buy the medication or eat this evening or fill your car up with gas for those living from pay check to pay check and find themselves from time to time as it were "PICKING PEAS OUT OF S..H..I..T.

                           

                          Simple formula

                          HUGE WIN = Save some + Invest Some + Donate Some + Spend Some

                           

                          It's not brain science.

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                            Posted: February 15, 2012, 3:49 pm - IP Logged

                            The iPod reference is exactly why I don't buy quick picks. I listen to my iPod on shuffle every morning while getting ready for work. I can't tell you how many times I hear the same song every morning even though it's on "shuffle" and I have over 3 thousand songs. I can't help but relate that to any "random selection".

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                              The iPod reference is exactly why I don't buy quick picks. I listen to my iPod on shuffle every morning while getting ready for work. I can't tell you how many times I hear the same song every morning even though it's on "shuffle" and I have over 3 thousand songs. I can't help but relate that to any "random selection".

                               Computers can't be fully random. They don't like random number generations and they can't.

                                 
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