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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 ]  
lazyjim's avatar - redhead
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Posted: February 24, 2005, 9:01 pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by fast eddie on February 24, 2005



  What do you do if there's no cars in the parking lot? Wait?                 

 

 

 

Good Luck.





Of course not fast eddie, that would not lend itself to the time-saving aspect of my system.  If and when there is not sufficient vehicular presence to bring the dynamics of my system into play I have instituted back-up protocols.

1) Walk to the gas pumps

2) Note the second digit* (this is critical) on the Amount paid meter. 

Use these digits as needed starting with the gas pump on the left and in succession to the right.

*Always use the 2nd digit because the first digit will frequently be restricted to a range of 1 to 3. The 2nd digit has a much higher degree of variability.

I hope everyone appreciates this, because this knowledge alone (and$3.50) can get you a cup of coffee at Starbucks.     

    fast eddie's avatar - lasvegas2
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    Posted: February 24, 2005, 11:22 pm - IP Logged

    lazyjim, I lost it at vehicular presence.  You crack me up.

    "Money won is twice as sweet as money earned"


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      Posted: February 28, 2005, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

      That's interesting.


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        Posted: March 10, 2005, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

        1 hour seems to be a good limit...that's when i usually get my good picks and then i try to overshoot it and lose out.

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          Posted: March 11, 2005, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

          I usually spend less time planning when the jackpot is over $100 Million than under...and I really don't know exactly why. I guess it might be because over $100 M, I often fall back on play-5-sets in a 3:2 my-picks vs quick-picks ... three previously played "old favorites" and two new qps. It only takes about 30 seconds to fill out that card. Ever since Powerball was won in March of 2003 using that same 3:2 ratio, it's been a habit for me. The ticket just feels right as a 3:2, so I've stuck with it. If it happend once, it can happen again!

           

          ... the lottery never fails to surprise!

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            Posted: March 12, 2005, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

            3:2? How about 2:3?