|Posted: February 4, 2006, 2:09 am - IP Logged|
One thing is the same, "addiction to gambling", when the lottery came to TX, I went to the library and to book stores looking for any-kind of lottery information on how to win the games, I didn't find anything, the only info on the few books, said that you can't win at all, because of Random and that you can't even better your odds at all either, that was all that there was on those hundreds of pages.
Without any info and no computer either, I tried for 3 to 4 months, I hardly bought any tickets at all, but I did study the past draws very hard, but mostly for the Texas lotto, as I was not very interested on the pick 3, I gave up then after about 4 months, if I had studied the pick 3 more and much longer and forgotten about the jackpot games, things might have been different in time.
For a little longer than 10 years I didn't buy any lottery tickets and had nothing to do with the lottery at all, I didn't study the lottery games no more, then arround 2002 or 2003, I became interested on the lottery again, but this time just or mostly on the pick 3 and this time I got myself a computer also, I downloaded some pick 3 lottery demos and studied some of their filters, also looked almost every-where on the net for lottery info and found this site, back on Sep 2003, I started to learn some.
I learned that random or not, it does not matter much, yes, you can improve your odds, in direct proportion to how much you learn about how the games really work and about how much you learn about random and the movements of the numbers and their patterns.
Knowledge, it is power of a sort. Little Old Lady is right about that.