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DON'T DO THIS!!

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Posted: March 6, 2006, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

Hi,

I thought I would start this thread to get some good advice from the seasoned players who have learned the hard way what not to do in playing the lottery games, multi-state, online and just general advice for people like me who don't have any experience in consistant winning or just breaking even.

I'm still not sure about playing as of yet. I think I spent about $100 in PowerBall tickets over the last few weeks with a small return of $28 so far with 2 draws left to go. So that's not too impressive to me.

I've spent about $100 in scratch-offs which netted me less than half in cash back, so that's not too impressive to me, either.

I've spent about $50 in the Oklahoma Pick 3 with goose eggs to show for it, so I haven't played that one for several months now.

I'm just not sure about a good system yet. I'm still working on that and plan to play the Pick 3 soon. Actually, today was supposed to be the day I was going to start playing again, but I chickened out.

So, if you have a 'DON'T DO THIS' story, I would love to hear it, and I'm sure many here would learn from it as would myself...

Thanks

Smiley Steve


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    Posted: March 6, 2006, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

    Don't do this:

    1) play a game that's annuity-only (no cash option);

    2) play NY Rotto (the lower prizes are terrible).

      JAP69's avatar - alas
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      Posted: March 6, 2006, 7:00 pm - IP Logged

      Everyone has their own Ideas on what to gamble on.
      I will answer the questions you have there on what I play.

      I'm still not sure about playing as of yet. I think I spent about $100 in PowerBall tickets over the last few weeks with a small return of $28 so far with 2 draws left to go. So that's not too impressive to me.

      I spend maybe $4.00 on quick picks per draw

      I've spent about $100 in scratch-offs which netted me less than half in cash back, so that's not too impressive to me, either.

      I play no scratchers

      I've spent about $50 in the Oklahoma Pick 3 with goose eggs to show for it, so I haven't played that one for several months now.

      I play pick 3 daily with various amounts wagered per day depending how I feel.

      Oo'Ka

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        Posted: March 6, 2006, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

        Go to predictions and then by state.  Select Oklahoma and look at the predictions from the following members:

        LucilleBallFan 
        double 
        karamu 
        spy153
        cats135
        retxx
         
        Even though they might be predicting "All States", they are "making money" in Oklahoma and none of them have a premium membership, so you know they are not predicting more than 10 numbers at a time.

        Sorry, that's not a "DON'T DO THIS", instead it is a DO THIS!!

         

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          Posted: March 6, 2006, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

          Cheers

          Smiley Steve

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            Posted: March 6, 2006, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

            For tonight, here are the picks from those people I listed above:

            • Results: 44

            Tier 2
            615(516) 138(381)

            Tier 1
            378 549 149 005 894 388 311 374 665 701 467 567 564 789 876 574 904 326 407 569 503 290 212 164 319 548 241 237 429 629 207 287 736 253 380 385 805 801 051 056 513 518

            The Tier 2 means that those numbers were picked by two of the predictors.  Maybe just play those two combos for tonight.

             

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              Posted: March 6, 2006, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

              Beware of little
                expenses. A small leak
                will sink a great ship.
                   

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                Posted: March 6, 2006, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

                Creat a budget, and just stick with it. All you can do. It does suck though when you play it all at once, and do not get much of a return. Then you play little by little and say to yourself that you would have won if you spent more. Usually lose-lose week in and week out. Gotta love the lottery.

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                  Posted: March 6, 2006, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

                  i dont know why people think ny lotto is bad is not bad because u get two chances with 1.00 dollars so i dont know why people said that

                   

                  dont play alot of money on games just play 1 dollar u get better luck with 1 dollar than playing a bunch of money 

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                    Posted: March 6, 2006, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

                     

                     sfilippo, I did this poll on the subject.  "What type of lottery personality are you" It might be useful. 

                     

                    http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/126614

                    takeemtothebank

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                      Posted: March 6, 2006, 9:17 pm - IP Logged

                      Thanks Tenaj. That's a great thread to read. I think I see where I need to be. The Pick 3 is for me and I strongly feel that the odds for 6-way box using 5 digits in all 10 combinations is the best way to go, for me at least.

                      Thanks again.

                      Smiley Steve

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                        Posted: March 7, 2006, 12:22 am - IP Logged

                         
                        In any form of gambling, you have to realize from the outset that there is no bet you, the player, are suppossed to win.  

                        The house always has the edge.  

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                          Posted: March 7, 2006, 12:44 am - IP Logged

                          I am a player with a philosophy, goal, and budget,  I keep in mind that only 1 playslip will win. Therefore, I will not make too many futile investments, no matter how large the jackpots are.  WHne the jackpots are large, I generally spend more because I do not wnat to make several trips, so the extra money is advanced play.  I have not taken the time to figure out my strategy for the pick games and these are the winners, overall.  Shame on me.  I am going to do that (study the pick games).

                          You are new.  Welcome!Sun Smiley

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                            Posted: March 7, 2006, 5:59 am - IP Logged

                            Thanks mylollipop

                            Smiley Steve