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Affirmations, mantras and Hail Marys for the lottery

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Posted: June 28, 2006, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

My mantra is "Nam Myoho Renge Kyo".

It doesn't win me any money and it's not supposed to, but it seems to work well for helping others through difficult times.

My own opinion is that mantras, prayers, etc. do not help the individual as much as those around that individual.

So that's my "heathen" prayer and when people around me are in a bad way, I'm sending invisible vibes in their direction. The concept works, regardless of the words spoken and for whom they're spoken, the conscious focus of good vibes directed to another human being is a positive factor in the recipients' lives. I don't think the "Big Guy in the Sky" would take any objection.


Clair, I know that was kind of a flippant post about the amilby30 fiasco, but you have to admit, the crucifixion was a little heavy-handed.

Posted 4/6:  IL Pick 3 midday and evening until they hit:  555, 347 (str8).


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    Regarding affirmations the last Silva newsletter I got had an article which said that it's easier for your mind to deal in pictures of your desired outcome than words, so in addition to repeating words of a mantra, add a little bit of imagery to them for a more successful outcome.  Hope everyone achieves what   your hearts desire!!

    Good luck to everyone!

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      There's a huge diference between "can't be beat" and just knowing the odds against doing so.  

      When I first started posting here I mentioned that illinois Little Lotto had been a 5/ 30 game with a constant jackpot of $200,000 (the odds against hitting  5/ 30 are less than 200,000:1).

      It since has went to 5/ 39 with a progressive jackpot but chump change prizes of $100, $10, and $1 for 4 of 5, 3 of 5, and the $1 added for 2 of 5, whoop tee do. 

      So someone posted that if there was such a game they'd play every combination to "guarantee" the jackpot. The mistake there is that thinking  assumes a solo hit and you can never assume a solo hit.  

      Some here may consider something like that "neysaying" but I'm more inclined to call it just fact or "lotto street smarts".

       As for the mantra stuff, I've wondered about all of us beinging in a number or set of numbers instead of cheering for our own numbers. Maybe we should start with everyone concentrating on the same Mega Million number (bottom matrix), see if we could do it and actually go from there.

      Just a thought.  

      I've also seen results of systems posted here that did well for the player, but, had the first ticket not be a winner they would have been "stuck like a pig" in only three draws.

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        There's a huge diference between "can't be beat" and just knowing the odds against doing so.  

        When I first started posting here I mentioned that illinois Little Lotto had been a 5/ 30 game with a constant jackpot of $200,000 (the odds against hitting  5/ 30 are less than 200,000:1).

        So someone posted that if there was such a game they'd play every combination to "guarantee" the jackpot. The mistake there is that thinking  assumes a solo hit and you can never assume a solo hit.  

        Some here may consider something like that "neysaying" but I'm more inclined to call it just fact or "lotto street smarts".

         As for the mantra stuff, I've wondered about all of us beinging in a number or set of numbers instead of cheering for our own numbers. Maybe we should start with everyone concentrating on the same Mega Million number (bottom matrix), see if we could do it and actually go from there.

        Just a thought.  

         

         

         

         

        Nice post Coin Toss.

        Someone might consider it naysaying.  I don't.

        (EDITED IN AFTERTHOUGHT:  It seems to me the odds are certainly one of the ways a person can and maybe should view random number events.  Completely valid, though only maybe, maybe not actually a representation of truth.

        But I see a clear distinction between the two statements, "I believe the numbers are completely random and cannot be beaten."  and "The numbers are random and cannot be beaten."

        One expresses a personal conviction and acknowledges such.  The other expresses an absolute, inviolable and universal.

        If LP members would keep the distinction clear they'd feel the need to express it far less often, I believe)

        I also like your thought about trying to get a joint effort going for a set of numbers.  It's been tried a number of times, but not precisely that way.

        I hope you succeed this time.

        Jack

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        It's about number behavior.

        Egos don't count.

         

        Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

         

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          Posted: June 28, 2006, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

          Thanks, Jack.

          This might be of interest here:

          This happened in Las Vegas on a Memorial Day weekend in the late 1980's.

          (The pending numbers thread made me think of this, not quite pending numbers but this is a story of some kind of "influence").

          There's a hotel in Las Vegas that caters to the Hawaiin trade. Hawaii is a very pro-labor union state. On this particular weekend, the hotel owners (mutliple properties) had some kind of labor dispute going on with on of their other properties.

          The Hawaiins got wind of this and rounded up people, lots of people, to march around this one hotel / casino with signs that read "Boce Boyd" and chanting "Boce Boyd" (bad luck to Boyd).

          The next night a Hawaiin fellow was the shooter on a crap table and rolled the dice for an incredible 3 hours and 6 minutes. (This is a "monster" of a roll and definitley not the norm.) That one table alone lost $750,000 on his roll.

          Coincidence, or ???? 

          http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/132659/584583?q=Boce+Boyd

           (This is not urban legend, at the time I was a dealer in Vegas, in that casino, and was on that game that night - Coin toss).

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            Posted: June 28, 2006, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

            Coin toss:

            I missed the post first time around.  Hope you don't mind if I indulge in some thread skid by posting it again here:

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            This happened in Las Vegas on a Memorial Day weekend in the late 1980's.

            (The pending numbers thread made me think of this, not quite pending numbers but this is a story of some kind of "influence").

            There's a hotel in Las Vegas that caters to the Hawaiin trade. Hawaii is a very pro-labor union state. On this particular weekend, the hotel owners (mutliple properties) had some kind of labor dispute going on with on of their other properties.

            The Hawaiins got wind of this and rounded up people, lots of people, to march around this one hotel / casino with signs that read "Boce Boyd" and chanting "Boce Boyd" (bad luck to Boyd).

            The next night a Hawaiin fellow was the shooter on a crap table and rolled the dice for an oncredible 3 hours and 6 minutes. (This is a "monster" of a roll and definitley not the norm.) That one table alone lost $750,000 on his roll.

            Coincidence, or ???? 

             

            As I said in my previous post on this thread (not directed at you, but in response to your post) there's a continental divide between the statement "I believe it can't be done" and the statement, "It can't be done."

            I doubt those Hawaiians would have made either statement, however.

            J

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            It's about number behavior.

            Egos don't count.

             

            Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

             

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              Posted: June 28, 2006, 6:37 pm - IP Logged

              No problem, sorry for posting the same thing twice - for some reason I can't get links to work, so I posted the text, too.

              The Hawaiins had no idea what would happen, but were just hoping to pox the Boyds somehow.  It really was a freaky thing to be a part of.

              The player who rolled the dice was getting death threars by the time he got back to Hawaii, by that time the story had blwon to where he alone won over $1,000,000.  Actuaklly, he didn't win all that much compared to the bigger winners.

               

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                Coin Toss:

                If you try the MM thing you might consider breaking into groups, each with one number, as opposed to a single group with all six.

                Just a suggestion.

                J

                Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

                It's about number behavior.

                Egos don't count.

                 

                Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

                 

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                  Posted: June 28, 2006, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

                  Back to mantras and affirmations for any of you still reading.

                  The story Coin Toss gave about the Hawaiians illustrates the other side of the affirmations issue.

                  Most of the New Age community, be they healers, dowsers, Silva aficianados, you name it

                  Most will swear such methods can only be used for 'good', or for 'the greater good'.  Most would say the same of almost every avenue of metaphysical energy manipulation.

                  Whether or not the Hawaiians doing Coin Toss's chant believed in the concept of Kahuna (curse), afterward they probably believed they accomplished it.

                  So do I.

                  Our ancestors were no stupider than we here.  Most of them would have gone to some lengths to avoid having anyone doing to them what those Hawaiians attempted to do to the hotel.

                  If this seems not to apply to my initial post at the beginning of this thread, I've somehow failed to complete the loop.

                  J

                   

                  Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

                  It's about number behavior.

                  Egos don't count.

                   

                  Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

                   

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                    now i lay me down to sleep if i should die before i wake take my ticket to the lottery headquarters and forward it to heaven.......

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                      now i lay me down to sleep if i should die before i wake take my ticket to the lottery headquarters and forward it to heaven.......

                      Lot's of the more recent backstreets aren't yet paved in gold, Miguel.

                      You can help.

                      J

                      Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

                      It's about number behavior.

                      Egos don't count.

                       

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                        I know!!!  Let's have a LP convention so we can meet fist to fist....er....ur....make that face to fist.....no....wait....fist to face.....still not right.......face to face.  That's it!  Face to face.

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                          I know!!!  Let's have a LP convention so we can meet fist to fist....er....ur....make that face to fist.....no....wait....fist to face.....still not right.......face to face.  That's it!  Face to face.

                          A hotel in Hawaii, maybe?

                          The people on LP I'd care to meet (including you) have an open invitation to stop in for a cup of coffee, or maybe tromp up a canyon or two.  They know who they are.

                          The ones I don't care to meet would be a lot more difficult to block at a convention.

                          I 'speck I'd just as soon go the first route and avoid the second. 

                          I've never been opposed to fist fights, but I prefer worthy opponents.  I doubt I could make that grade anymore and I'd hate to insult anyone who wanted one by trying.

                           J

                          Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

                          It's about number behavior.

                          Egos don't count.

                           

                          Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

                           

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                            i suugest we all meet in a small bar in bald knob,arkansas and go over the finer points of all things lottery.then i'll go to the dog track and get a quick pick......

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                              Surely there has to be a town somewhere in the U.S. with "Luck" or "Lucky" in its name.  

                              Rip Snorter, everyone

                              Re: Kahuna. We had another player, he was a school principal in Hawaii. He always had two ladies with him, and when he rolled the dice they would shake tea leaves at him, all three of them chanting, "Kahuna Kahuna Kahuna." They made a show of it, too. He himself was a $5- $10 bettor and no real threat to the house but guys who bet more would wait for him to shoot, he did roll some "monsters."  

                              As far as casino rules go, this particular dice pit was an abberation, they let a lot of stuff slide in order to cater to the Hawaiins. (This was the only casino in town where the public could take pictures on the casino floor).  Almost every Hawaiin that plays craps carries a "Kagul", that is, a lucky frog. Well, they would put these frogs on their pass line and odds bets, and they'd have larger frogs sitting in the rail around the game.

                              We had one boss that was a real "bleeder" (he not only sweat the money like it was coming out of his pocket, he "bled"). After one long role by the school principal he was shouting for the dealers to "pick up the line boys, and the frogs, too!"

                              Some of the Hawaiin ladies even set big frogs in the rail that were, well, guy frogs. AHEM! They were thought to be even luckier.