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Posted: August 8, 2006, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

MegaMillions and like games have a design feature that allows a single random quickpick bet( or someone with only a dollar) to have exactly the same chance as someone who has a lot of dough and cordons off a group of numbers for consecutive drawings.

Because the system looks to make a profit.....a person who cordons off a set of numbers, could actually be lowering his chances to win simply because you may have many others betting on those numbers. The game is not going to have 5,000 people betting and winning 2nd prize on 4,15,21,24,39 or 4,17,25,39,49.

If all possible numbers have beeen waged upon....the system will absolutely seek out the combination that pays out the least.......thus a person who stops in a convenience store to get a newspaper and "oh by the way give me a quick pick" stands an equal chance or a little better chance than the numbers gurus that are here on LP who may create blocks of numbers.

The only advantage with creating blocks of numbers is that you stand a chance of winning more frequently the smaller prizes $150 and less. The down side is you only probably end up breaking even.

I have 56 marbles each with a designated number and using my system I've been able to predict a draw 5 of 5 of the marbles on four occasions over the last 8 weeks.......ofcourse my marbles are honestly drawn....and that is the difference I believe why I have only been able to get 4 0f 5 several times in the last 2 months.

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    Posted: August 8, 2006, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

    Because people dont win they think the lottery is a sham, Every one has the same chance if you buy more tickets you lower your odds,

    No built in system, No setups by the lottery companies,

    People get frustrated when they dont win, so they think its a sham.

    Develope a strategy and stick to it you will win more often.

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      Posted: August 8, 2006, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

      Thank you Amazing Grace..................PartyGroup Hug

       

      I guess we'll find out in October

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        Posted: August 8, 2006, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

        Because people dont win they think the lottery is a sham, Every one has the same chance if you buy more tickets you lower your odds,

        No built in system, No setups by the lottery companies,

        People get frustrated when they dont win, so they think its a sham.

        Develope a strategy and stick to it you will win more often.

        I agree. Just stick with whatever you come up with, whether it's quick-picks or a system

        Dance like no one is watching.

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          Posted: August 8, 2006, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

          Thank you Amazing Grace..................PartyGroup Hug

           

          I guess we'll find out in October

          Is that the month you're scheduled to win?  Good luck to you.  We'll be watching.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: August 8, 2006, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

            Everybody bets "the same amount" regardless of how much they bet. 

            Huh?

            What that means is everybody bets whatever amount it takes to give them a thrill. 

            Un regards to Mega Millions or any other lottery only one "unique" set of numbers is picked as the winner - hello, that's exactly how it's set up. I understand the "where's the justice" view of it when the "oh by the way" QP player wins as oppossed to someone who has crunched numbers all week, but that's just the way it is.

            I've posted this before but in a book about what to do if you win a lottery, the author mentioned some ways that winners of millions of dollars "came up" with their numbers. Two of those that have to make you wonder about blind luck are:

            A serial number off of a camera

            and, dang it,

            The lot number on a box of donuts  

            What?

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              Posted: August 9, 2006, 12:35 am - IP Logged

              If they can change the number that the 5000 people betted on so that that number is not a winner, that is enough to say that mega millions is a fraud.  There are not suppose to know what the winning numbers is

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                Posted: August 9, 2006, 12:44 am - IP Logged

                what good is a strategy if the lottery companies decide to change the number, because you pick the winning number that they had selected to win in another state.

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                  Posted: August 9, 2006, 12:58 am - IP Logged

                  I wasn't aware that you can schedule wins. Not to cause any conflicts with other people on the board, I will schedule my win for this week and get it out of the way.

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                    Posted: August 9, 2006, 2:20 am - IP Logged

                    Sorry dvdiva, the Spinelli brothers from Boston, Tommy the Icepick and Solly the Stilleto,  have this week scheduled (you know that thread about mobsters and jackpots, well, ...........EEK!)

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                      Posted: August 9, 2006, 4:32 pm - IP Logged

                      Is that the month you're scheduled to win?  Good luck to you.  We'll be watching.

                      I wish....but no.....some lotto official is supposed to go public then.

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                        Posted: August 9, 2006, 4:34 pm - IP Logged

                        Yes....infact I have schedule another maryland winner in August and September....this includes the 2nd prize.Big Smile

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                          Posted: August 9, 2006, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

                          I wasn't aware that you can schedule wins. Not to cause any conflicts with other people on the board, I will schedule my win for this week and get it out of the way.

                          lol. I'm also going to schedule my big win for this week.

                          Dance like no one is watching.