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What do you consider a successful system?

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If you use a system for 5 drawings, what would equate to a good or valuable system in your opinion?

Winning $$ 5 out of the 5 drawings (100%) [ 5 ]  [16.67%]
Winning $$ 4 out of the 5 drawings (80%) [ 6 ]  [20.00%]
Winning $$ 3 out of the 5 drawings (60%) [ 10 ]  [33.33%]
Winning $$ 2 out of the 5 drawings (40%) [ 7 ]  [23.33%]
I play the same system regardless if I win. [ 2 ]  [6.67%]
Total Valid Votes [ 30 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 7 ]  
Lottery_Analyst's avatar - Batman
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Posted: August 4, 2005, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

I approach the Lottery as not only a hobby but a fun, part time business.  While I truly plan on winning the jackpot one day like most of you, I am also in this to make money, not lose money.  I don’t drink or smoke or run around on my wife, so this is my only vice or passion outside of my family. 

 

I have a strict budget I stick to and play with each week, and having said that, I always hope to show a profit at the end of the year as opposed to showing a loss when it comes to my lottery playing strategies.  That is why I never seriously consider a system or idea for long if it can’t win or at least break even over 50% of the time.  I have read many, many books and tried many, many systems, ideas and strategies over the years.  I have yet to find a system that wins as consistently as I would hope.  Once a few years ago, I one 4 of 5 in the Georgia Fantasy 5 three nights in a row.  I thought I was on to something, but ironically after those 3 nights I did not win 4 of 5 again for months.  That is the way it goes.  I will keep reading, inventing, and searching until I find that consistent system.  I was just curious what others on the Post felt a successful system was?

Keep in mind that even if you buy quick picks, that is your system or option of choice.

Thanks,

LA - John

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    Posted: August 4, 2005, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

    Any system that continually beat the odds is a successful system.  Beating the odds doesn't alway mean you will show a profit, for example the overall odds of winning a prize in the Ohio Rolling Cash5 in 1:9 and I've averaged 3:10, but most of the prizes were 2of5 for $1 so overall I lost money.  Like other pick5, pick6 and jackpot games, if you don't win a jackpot, you're losing money even if you beat the odds.

    RJOh

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      Posted: August 4, 2005, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

      A system that would produce 5 out of 5 for 5 trips would tickle me pink. I'd be very thankful. However if that system did it 2 times in a row i would cash in on the third try buy buying the maximum allowable tickets for that draw and keep it within the payout threshold of the allowable payout.

      If that system only produced 4 out of 5 i would continue to work with it. Until it stopped working. If the system only produced 3 out of 5 occasionally i would try and find a way to make it work better. If the last 2  out comes i just said cost more to play than i won. I would scrap the system. 

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        Posted: August 4, 2005, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

        Any system or combination of systems that makes money.  Even with Pick3, if you make more than you spend, just have the cashier run your playslips through two or three or four times.  A year is a good time interval. 

         

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          Posted: August 5, 2005, 2:13 am - IP Logged

          Lottery game odds and payouts are often structured in such a way that even if you do an great job of beating the odds, you still don't win big, or even possibly break even. Luck is still the largest determining factor of big wins, even with a good system.

           

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            Posted: August 7, 2005, 12:52 am - IP Logged

            Successful would be winning lower tier prizes often enough to reduce my playing costs while trying for the jackpot.  There are some small wheels for 10 and 12 numbers with two 5if6 prizes and multiple 4# and 3# prizes where a win would cover the playing costs for almost the next hundred draws, so it's all a ratio as to what constitutes success.  BobP


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              Posted: August 7, 2005, 2:49 am - IP Logged

              My dad just picks his own numbers on his own. Then, he lets me buy his tickets. Someday, we'll hit a jackpot.

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                Posted: August 7, 2005, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

                playing the game for free.

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                  Posted: August 14, 2005, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

                  "what would equate to a good or valuable system in your opinion?"

                  one that hits the jackpot the first time you use it. Big Grin

                  "Money won is twice as sweet as money earned"


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                    Posted: August 18, 2005, 11:47 am - IP Logged

                    I don't need too hit the Pick-5/6 consistantly just need too Hit a JACKPOT once and I'll be fine,hitting the Cash 3 more than once is a lot easier I've hit it at least 5 times in the past several years.Right now I'm concentrating on the Pick-5 here in FL using an ingenious NUMBER method I just came up with plus I use "LottoMan" too wheel and filter my numbers I get around 4-8 combinations and just started using it.


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                      Posted: August 18, 2005, 11:53 am - IP Logged

                      I don't believe in "Luck" just hard work and determination "nothing" in this world happens by chance or is Luck related in my opinion it just happens because it was meant too or you made it happen.

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                        Posted: August 18, 2005, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

                        Pick-4 Master,

                        Well said.  I agree with you 100%.  I don't believe in luck, good or bad, either....

                        I Agree!

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                          Posted: August 19, 2005, 12:03 am - IP Logged

                          Lots of things can in this world can happen by chance, so I don't necessarily believe that if something happens "it was meant to be". Sure, you make it happen, but someone else has to be on the other end.

                           

                          By the way, this is my first post, and I am happy to be a part of the community.

                          Cheers,

                          Cahaba

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                            Posted: August 19, 2005, 11:28 am - IP Logged

                            Pick-4 Master,

                            Well said.  I agree with you 100%.  I don't believe in luck, good or bad, either....

                            I Agree!

                             

                            First of all........I must vote in the 60p/$ column with this poll. (good subject)

                            but, can't agree 100p/$ with either of you.....on luck, good or bad................

                            cause I don't know how to apply it to this game .......point (if we need expln)

                            how can you bring  luck into this game????????????? It's you WIN or LOSE.

                            LA.......you have the right attitude......save money........and cast your $$$$$$

                            in the sea of the game of your choice^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

                            HOPE...........ONE  of YOU will WIN BIG>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>SOON or

                            maby, me???  ALL I know for now, IT COST........MONEY, MOE.....MONEY and

                            I've  RETOVERTED  to QP's....(next 6-months) $trengh in number$...............

                            or $omething like that, GOOD LUCK to  ALL.......SOON$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

                            PSYKOMO 

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                              Posted: August 19, 2005, 11:36 am - IP Logged

                              Welcome aboard Cahaba,

                              I think any system that gets your money back and some sort of profit is successful. So if winning 1 draw a week gets your money back then that system is successful.

                              I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!