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Posted: January 18, 2005, 11:54 am - IP Logged

Has anyone read any of Gail Howards books, and what do you think about them.

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    Posted: January 18, 2005, 12:04 pm - IP Logged

    There is some good info, but she over-hypes everything, so you need to take it with a grain of salt.  Her books are mainly geared towards those who want to believe everything she says.

    Personally, I like books that are more factual, and lighter on the editorial content.  For example, my favorite book of wheels is Iliya Bluskov's Combinatorial Lottery Systems Wheels with Guaranteed Wins.

     

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      I have several of the Gail Howard books and would say the provide a good leg up for people new to playing the lottery. 

      There is no step by step method/system provided that works to give you a steady series of wins leading to a jackpot.  The charting is just that and the same as what the software does only without providing predictions as the software does which may be better because the software predictions aren't any better then random selection. i.e. the chart puts up 24 of the 49 numbers as predicted and usually gets 2,3,or4 correct all 6 very rare and wheeling 24 numbers is expensive just to guarantee 3# prizes.  The Smart Picks combine multiple charts with adjustable weights, odds of getting this right is a lottery all by itself and the chart combining as often exclude a winning number as agree on one.

      Buy'm, read'm, don't expect to learn the secrets of winning the lottery.

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        Quote: Originally posted by JC0279 on January 18, 2005


        Has anyone read any of Gail Howards books, and what do you think about them.



        I have her Lottery Master Guide, and am going to purchase her Advantage Plus software. So far her techniques have gotten me much closer to the pattern of the winning numbers, than when I did not use any system. It's remarkable in my opinion. From that I know her techniques are helping. I actually love her book. The things that make me trust her and her techniques is how simply it's explained (unlike other so-called "guru's"), the fact that she has made "face-to-face" lectures, more than several media interviews on popular shows, and the 74 jackpot winners who have used her techniques (which can be verified), and last her past employment helps too. She is also the pioneer through which others have tried to copy her work.

        The one thing I caught is she downplays the Quick-Pick information (for NY Lotto at least; I can't speak for other locations), most likely a business decision to have more people buy her wheeling systems.

        I may never win, but I would still stand by her techniques. I figure it this way: Her techniques definately do help get you on track; the other factor is luck. So when I'm done picking the numbers I feel are due, I rely on Lady Luck to pull those numbers through

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          Posted: January 18, 2005, 10:41 pm - IP Logged
          Quote: Originally posted by Maverick on January 18, 2005



          The one thing I caught is she downplays the Quick-Pick information (for NY Lotto at least; I can't speak for other locations), most likely a business decision to have more people buy her wheeling systems.




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            Posted: January 18, 2005, 11:13 pm - IP Logged

            Todd, I don't understand.

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              Posted: January 18, 2005, 11:39 pm - IP Logged

              Just hinting about how I had pointed it out before anyone else here.

              Here's the thread in which we discussed this topic:

              http://www.lotterypost.com/news/104834.htm

              Follow the discussion, and see how I first debunked her theory, and then even pointed out in her book how she overhyped the Quick Picks thing, and was really deceptive.

               

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                I haven't bought any of her book but i have checked everything on her website. I like her ideas about pick 5 games and used some of her examples and they were making me some money. The main problem is unless your going after one thing like mega, powerball. or match five games. You have to be able to afford to play all the different wheels and that can get expensive. However the ultimate goal is to win the game so it could be money well spent.

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                  Posted: January 18, 2005, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

                  Ok you get due credit also Todd. I was merely speaking of her quick-pick info in Lottery Master Guide, for NY Lotto that I caught by emailing www.nylottery.org. That is the info I PM'd you about recently.

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                    I have the Lottery Master Guide and I bought her software.  I believe that it can work.  It shows u how to significantly reduce the odds.  The lottery master guide is fun to read anyway though.  I think it would be more fun if u had more than one person analyzing numbers with u.

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                      oh yes, i forgot about the wheels.  They can get very expensive. 


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                        Posted: January 21, 2005, 3:34 pm - IP Logged

                        Yeah, I bought a brand new Ford Focus in November, if you want to know about expensive wheels.

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                          Quote: Originally posted by Annual Payments on January 21, 2005


                          I think it would be more fun if u had more than one person analyzing numbers with u.



                          Most definately!

                          I also trust her because I have not read anywhere in her book, of her saying her book is the best. Nor do I see her mentioning names of other rivals, as some of her rivals have done. I do not have to explain what that means.

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                            Posted: January 21, 2005, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

                            For some reason a few people have recently gotten on a big Gail Howard kick lately.  Are you associated with her in any way?  It seems very strange.

                            Also strange is your statement that she doesn't say her book is the best.  Well, I have her book, and it's filled with self-promotion.  In fact, it has chapters filled with nothing but ads for her other books and software.  Literally ads, including prices and such.

                            There is nothing magical in Gail Howard's books.  They have some common-sense things in there, as well as some wheels.

                            I would imagine that more people have won using her systems than anyone else's, simply because she is the biggest-selling lottery author, not because her systems magically guarantee people a win.  (Just like most people win with Quick Picks because most people play Quick Picks.)

                            The reason for she's the biggest-selling lottery author is (a) she writes in a style that's easy to understand, and (b) she's the best self-promoter out there.

                            She has some good wheels, but there are better wheels out there.  Actually, I find the majority of her wheels to have too many combinations for my tastes, and I prefer wheels that narrow down the selections further than hers.  For example, in her Powerball and Mega Millions books, I would say at least one-third of the wheels have greater than 100 tickets required.

                             

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                              Posted: January 21, 2005, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

                              Maverick,

                              The "best" wheels are going to be on Lottery Post soon!  

                              OK, I'm holding my copy of Howard's Lotto Winning Wheels for Powerball and Mega Millions right now.  The ads start on page 38.  That's right, on page 38 out of 283 pages.  Starting at that point there are 11 separate sections of advertisements (running through page 59).  Then, the last four pages of the book have a bunch of order forms for buying all her stuff.  Also, the book is sprinkled, practically on every page, with tidbits about how she did this great thing and how she did that.

                              Look, I'm not trying to start something here, but I think it's important to realize that when you separate all the hyperbole from the actual content, there is some good reading material, but nothing magical.

                              As for books that claim to have the "best" wheels, that is actually something that can be proven.  When minimizing the number of tickets that have to be played for a particular wheel, there is really a way to make it mathematically minimal.  In that sense, it is absolutely possible for someone to claim the "best" wheel for a particular guarantee.  I have no problem with someone claiming to be the best, when it can be proven mathematically.

                              With all this stuff, my goal is to make everyone aware of what's what with all these books.  I don't begrudge any author their due; it's just important to know that no one has a magic bullet.  Don't expect to buy a lottery book and then win a jackpot next week.

                               

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