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Time spent analyzing prior to a drawing

Topic closed. 35 replies. Last post 12 years ago by CASH Only.

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How much time do you typically spend "crunching the numbers" before an upcoming drawing?

More than 4 hours [ 8 ]  [16.33%]
2 - 4 hours [ 6 ]  [12.24%]
1 - 2 hours [ 7 ]  [14.29%]
30 - 60 minutes [ 15 ]  [30.61%]
Less than 30 minutes [ 13 ]  [26.53%]
Total Valid Votes [ 49 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 3 ]  

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Posted: February 17, 2005, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

I look at it as a waste of time (time is money).

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    Posted: February 17, 2005, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

    i go over it about 5 or 6 hours a night,i've had 4 out of 5 in lottofive at least three times since it started back in september,last week i bought two 468's straight,won 1,000 bucks.........

      Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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      Posted: February 18, 2005, 4:00 am - IP Logged
      Quote: Originally posted by LOTTOMIKE on February 17, 2005


      i go over it about 5 or 6 hours a night,i've had 4 out of 5 in lottofive at least three times since it started back in september,last week i bought two 468's straight,won 1,000 bucks.........


        Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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        Posted: February 18, 2005, 4:01 am - IP Logged
        Quote: Originally posted by CASH Only on February 17, 2005


        I look at it as a waste of time (time is money).


        CO, do you use a system/charts?
          visiondude's avatar - eye3logo
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          Posted: February 18, 2005, 4:14 am - IP Logged

          only playing (1) quick pick for every drawing affords me time for other time consuming pursuits.

          not just because i totally stink at math,  but because i go by the "if i am meant to,  i will.  if i am not,  i won't".  so the (1) quick pick does it for me...

          20/20

                      "i am .........."meant to"       

          P.S.,  that RJoH  is a stand up guy.  thanks,  vision

                   until further notice,  it's  france everyday

            LuckyFoxTerrier's avatar - anglewings
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            Posted: February 18, 2005, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

            Hello everone.  I'm so happy someone asked this question!  I've always wondered if I'm the only "crazy" one that spends over an hour before each drawing I buy a ticket for doing my "thing" and trying to get numbers!  I spend 1-2 hours on my "system".  Usually the time spent "clearing" is valuable and I do get closer picks.  When I'm distracted and don't spend the time, I usually don't get anything right.  However, I've found if we're traveling and I just jump out of the car, feeling fresh and out of the usual "grind" of my life, I can also get really close, just choosing the numbers on the spot at some convenience store!  ONe of my best tickets was chosen like that, on a whim.  But, usually I pour myself over them for the longest time til I'm sure -- and I never buy more than one ticket per drawing... so I'm extra careful.  Usually get at least 2 out of 5 and 6 number games right every time.  Have gotten 3 right several times.  And have gotten 3 right and the other 2 one digit off or reversed several times..... I don't know whether to be excited I got so close, or frustrated and depressed b/c I was so close!  ha ha!

            LuckyFox

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              Posted: February 18, 2005, 7:06 pm - IP Logged
              Quote: Originally posted by LuckyFoxTerrier on February 18, 2005


              I don't know whether to be excited I got so close, or frustrated and depressed b/c I was so close!  ha ha!

              LuckyFox






              Same here, but I tell myself one does not have to get close, then closer, then finally hit a/the BIG prize. Even without statistics, I'm sure MANY jackpot winners have hit, after hitting only 1-2-3 or no numbers. May the HIT be with us.

                LuckyFoxTerrier's avatar - anglewings
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                Posted: February 18, 2005, 8:31 pm - IP Logged

                Good point, Maverick.  I keep saying to myself, it only takes ONE matching ticket! :)

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                  Posted: February 19, 2005, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

                  I've spent probably 1,000-1,500 hours in the last year setting up my system on excel for jackpot games in NY and CT.  Draw analysis takes about 3-4 hours before each drawing.  I need another hobby.

                    Maverick's avatar - yinyang
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                    Posted: February 20, 2005, 12:17 am - IP Logged

                    I hear you JAG

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                      Posted: February 22, 2005, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

                      hours......and hours......

                      I believe life is about finding someone you cant live without

                      And showing them how much you care every day of every month of every year

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                        Posted: February 22, 2005, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

                        Voted for less than 30 minutes.....



                        When you have software to crunch the numbers it takes so much less time. If you can program software to automate your selection method. Then there is no need to spend additional time interpreting the data.



                        I can justify additional time spent if working on multiple drawfiles for other states.


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                          Posted: February 24, 2005, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

                          I just don't bother.

                            lazyjim's avatar - redhead
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                            Posted: February 24, 2005, 7:53 pm - IP Logged

                            Let me give you my "No Number Crunching System"

                            It will save you a lot of time.

                            1) Drive to the 7-11

                            2) Take the first digit of the license of the car furthest left in the lot.

                            3) Take the second digit of the license of the next car to the right.

                            4) Take the third digit of the license of the next car to the right.

                            5) Play those numbers straight and box.

                            This time-saving system works as well or better than any time-consuming number-crunching or computer system you can utilize, in other words, it almost never works.  BUT!  Here's the kicker:  It will save you a lot of time and it's yours free of charge!

                              fast eddie's avatar - lasvegas2
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                              Posted: February 24, 2005, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

                              lazyjim, If you would have said you pick your numbers any other way than you did I would have been upset.  What do you do if there's no cars in the parking lot? Wait?

                               

                               

                              Good Luck.

                              "Money won is twice as sweet as money earned"