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Maryland lottery players winning big with Pick 4

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Posted: August 17, 2014, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

Unless they've only been in the lottery industry a day, they know that volatility comes frequently in daily games due to player number biases.

They're blaming Pick4 but a larger portion of the loss in game revenues is actually from Powerball.

Pick4 is down about 32% whereas their Powerball rake is down nearly 60%.

Why? No big jackpots and low sales, not enough to compensate payoffs. So they're brushing it off and placing blame elsewhere, just like other lotteries. I've seen the same denial in a few southern states which shall go unnamed.

If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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    Posted: August 17, 2014, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

    "It's not the result of someone using a "system" or some secret."

    Secrets aren't secrets if everyone knows.  Professional gamblers have secrets which only they know and you'll never learn them by reading a book or a LP post.

    Professional gamblers usually stick with games requiring more skill and less luck, such as poker, sports book, blackjack. They usually never play slots for profit because of the unpredictability (that is, the pure randomness) of slots, the same with Pick 3, Pick 4, or lotto games...like slots, these games are more luck and less skill.

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      Posted: August 17, 2014, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

      Nobody has figured anything out,  the MD Pick4 thread is just plain powerful and people are got luckier than usual.  I am busy right now but I got a couple of things to talk about later.  They are pi$$ed & they gotta pay up.

       

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        Posted: August 17, 2014, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

        This is a ploy to make more people to go out and play pick4.Mad

        THEY NEED MORE MONEY. DO YOU KNOW WHY? 

        SALES OF LOTTERY MONEY GOES TO GENERAL FUND WHICH HELPS  MARYLAND SCHOOL SYSTEM.

        SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO BE CROWDED THIS YEAR. THEY HAVE TO GET MONEY FROM SOMEWHERE FOR UPCOMING FISCAL YEAR.

         

        ON AUGUST 1st, 2011, Headline on Maryland lottery websites.

        MARYLAND LOTTERY ACHIEVES 14TH YEAR OF RECORD SALES.

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          Posted: August 17, 2014, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

          This is a ploy to make more people to go out and play pick4.Mad

          THEY NEED MORE MONEY. DO YOU KNOW WHY? 

          SALES OF LOTTERY MONEY GOES TO GENERAL FUND WHICH HELPS  MARYLAND SCHOOL SYSTEM.

          SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO BE CROWDED THIS YEAR. THEY HAVE TO GET MONEY FROM SOMEWHERE FOR UPCOMING FISCAL YEAR.

           

          ON AUGUST 1st, 2011, Headline on Maryland lottery websites.

          MARYLAND LOTTERY ACHIEVES 14TH YEAR OF RECORD SALES.

          I Agree!      They know they make tons of money of pick4.  And their payouts are low..

          I wonder why they don't complain about all of their pick3 winners

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            Posted: August 17, 2014, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

            Nobody has figured anything out,  the MD Pick4 thread is just plain powerful and people are got luckier than usual.  I am busy right now but I got a couple of things to talk about later.  They are pi$$ed & they gotta pay up.

             

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              Posted: August 17, 2014, 3:50 pm - IP Logged

              Do you want to see where the money goes?  At the end of the news story, in related links, click on, Md. Lottery official site.

              When you're on the home page scroll all the way to the bottom. When you see Maryland welcome, under business info, click on "Where the money goes."

              Then scroll down. When you see "For a complete  fiscal year 2014 year end review." Click on that.

              Interesting how the Pick 4 had more sales than the Pick 3.

              "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

              The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

              Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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                Posted: August 17, 2014, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

                Go <snip> yourself Maryland lottery.

                This post has been automatically changed by the Lottery Post computer system to remove inappropriate content and/or spam.

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                  Posted: August 17, 2014, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

                  So really they can fiddle with the outcome then,  what they say sure implies it.

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                    Posted: August 17, 2014, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

                    So really they can fiddle with the outcome then,  what they say sure implies it.

                    I Agree! That's what I'm saying!

                    Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                    Come on Jackpot!!!

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                      Posted: August 17, 2014, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

                      So really they can fiddle with the outcome then,  what they say sure implies it.

                      If they do that then it will surely bite them in the butt. Because if the players find out that's happening they won't play in Md. anymore. Some people won't mind going to D.C., PA., VA., or DEL. to play.

                      "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                      The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

                      Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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                        Posted: August 17, 2014, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

                        So really they can fiddle with the outcome then,  what they say sure implies it.

                        In Ohio when sales of a combinations exceed the point where if it won the payouts would exceed normal ticket sales it's cut off, I would be surprised if Maryland doesn't already have such a policy in place.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          bel air maryland
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                          Posted: August 17, 2014, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

                          In Ohio when sales of a combinations exceed the point where if it won the payouts would exceed normal ticket sales it's cut off, I would be surprised if Maryland doesn't already have such a policy in place.

                          They certainly do. They can and do cut off #'s.

                          "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                          The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

                          Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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                            Posted: August 17, 2014, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

                            In Ohio when sales of a combinations exceed the point where if it won the payouts would exceed normal ticket sales it's cut off, I would be surprised if Maryland doesn't already have such a policy in place.

                            Oh yeah. If you want to play true Quads you have to play them days in advance because by mid-morning they are usually cut off. Every now and then you maybe able to get one in for $.50 the same day.

                            Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                            Come on Jackpot!!!

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                              Posted: August 17, 2014, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

                              Oh yeah. If you want to play true Quads you have to play them days in advance because by mid-morning they are usually cut off. Every now and then you maybe able to get one in for $.50 the same day.

                              Earlier this year I couldn't play 1479 for about three weeks. It was sold out every day. Why was it so popular? Who knows...

                              "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                              The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

                              Don't just think outside the box, crush it.