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Superstitions anyone ?

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Posted: July 12, 2006, 12:58 am - IP Logged

OK, so everyone is afraid to discuss theories or things they have noticed.

 

How about superstitions ?

 

One of mine is to not buy my tickets until after 6 p.m. on drawing night.

Anyone have any others ? 


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    Posted: July 12, 2006, 3:35 am - IP Logged

    guesser, there are some supersitions. I play my own picks or quick picks in a jackpot between 6 p.m. and just before pool closure of a jackpot game.

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      Posted: July 12, 2006, 10:21 am - IP Logged

      Mine is to not start picking numbers until 48 hours before the drawing. Okay, maybe it's got less to do with superstition and more to do with not wanting to sit on the numbers for 3 days and start second guessing myself.  But hey, it works for me. 

      My good luck charms are a bracelet one of my friends gave me mere hours after I won $300 off a $5 bet at a casino (ithe bracelet is supposed to bestow the 'powers' of the charms on it.  In this case, a four leaf clover). I also have a dollar token from a casino that has nearly completed it's transition to a member card system and has already eliminated dollar coins.

      Anyone else with good luck charms? 

      It's called 'playing' numbers because it's FUN!

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        Posted: July 12, 2006, 11:33 am - IP Logged

        I know what you mean about second-guessing ones' self.

         

        Another problem is: so you pick 5 numbers, and you see an 'oops'.  Do you change the 'oops', or do you keep it and play it ?

        So many times I have changed numbers, only to wish I never did.   Changing them would not have gotten me a jackpot, but several times

        it was the difference between getting 3 numbers in a game vs. only 2 numbers.   Once it was the diff. between 4 and 3.

         

        I'm just scared to correct an oops. 

         

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          Posted: July 12, 2006, 1:52 pm - IP Logged

          I have no superstitions (knock on wood) and hope to never develop any (cross my fingers).  I only use practices based in fact, i.e. throwing a horseshoe over my left shoulder.  Customers behind me don't like that but that's their problem!

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            Posted: July 12, 2006, 6:04 pm - IP Logged

            I know what you mean about second-guessing ones' self.

             

            Another problem is: so you pick 5 numbers, and you see an 'oops'.  Do you change the 'oops', or do you keep it and play it ?

            So many times I have changed numbers, only to wish I never did.   Changing them would not have gotten me a jackpot, but several times

            it was the difference between getting 3 numbers in a game vs. only 2 numbers.   Once it was the diff. between 4 and 3.

             

            I'm just scared to correct an oops. 

             

            I'd say keep the oops then go back and fill out a ticket for the number you originally meant to play.  Keep all those bases covered and hope for a home run! Thumbs Up

            It's called 'playing' numbers because it's FUN!

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              Posted: July 12, 2006, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

              1: I never play during a thunderstorm with lightening. With my luck it would fry the terminal when I am picking the winning combination and the ticket would get fried!!

              2: I make sure I say "thank you" before I hand my betslip and "Please" after I get my ticket. (you figure out why)

              3: I deliberately play at out of the way , off the beaten path lottery establishments. I figure they need the money and notority and it cant hurt to not be remembered!

              4: I dont play if the person in front of me is wearing yellow or if I have yellow teeth that day! (just kidding!)

              (yellow is my negative chakra color according to a reading I had done)

              ~~Is it true, Is it kind,Is it necessary. ~~~

               Thanks be to the giving numbers: 1621,912,119 02014

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                Posted: July 12, 2006, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

                i eat a delicious red apple and count my blessings before i walk down the terminal.then when i get to the front of the line i consume a couple of kit kat bars and drink a barqs root beer.then i chant a couple times to get me in the spirit.once the retailer takes the playslip from my hands i say "treat my baby nice she's fragile" after handling my playslips gently the cashier then hands me the ticket the terminal has given birth to and i head out into the night hoping that my efforts will bear fruit........

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                  Posted: July 13, 2006, 7:17 am - IP Logged

                  I know it's stupid, but I will not check my powerball numbers until the following day. Mega Millions I check as soon as the draw is posted. Also, certain stores seem to be less "lucky" than others, so I don't buy my tickets there. I also believe it is good to discuss the numbers online, bad to say anything like "I got a sure winner tonight. Going to get me some money this time."

                  voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

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                    Posted: July 13, 2006, 7:27 am - IP Logged

                    guesser, you and I need to kick some numbers around. I have noticed, between you and me, we could come up with at least the eliminating numbers.

                    voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool


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                      Posted: July 15, 2006, 11:53 pm - IP Logged

                      guesser and spy153, I usually check my numbers as soon as possible online. Sometimes, someone else in the family is going online, so I wait until next day. At other times, I do it ASAP.