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Do you believe you'll win a large jackpot in your lifetime?

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Do you believe you'll win a large jackpot in your lifetime?

Absolutely!!! [ 59 ]  [67.82%]
Nope, I just want a 2nd or 3rd prize. [ 5 ]  [5.75%]
Probably not because the odds are against me. [ 6 ]  [6.90%]
Who knows. If it happens great, if not, oh well. [ 17 ]  [19.54%]
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Posted: March 19, 2007, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

After watching the Jackpot Diaries on A&E, one common theme was present among the winners.  They ALL believed they would win the jackpot prior to actually winning.

I too have had and held this belief ever since I could remember my mom playing the Pick 3, pick 4 and pick 6 when I was a kid.  I dunno why I feel it but I just know that I will win a multi million dollar jackpot someday.  I just don't know when.  

What about you guys, do you hold the same belief?  

Sun Smiley I got my fingers crossed ready to win!!! Sun Smiley

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    Posted: March 19, 2007, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

    I definitely do. If there's anything that I'm good at, it's math. Although I do have a system for PowerBall, the odds of hitting PowerBall's jackpot, whether it be with a system or not, is insanely high. So I decided to convert it to a Pick 6 system for Hoosier Lotto, which is 1 : 12,271,512. At the moment, it can effectively cut the odds down to anywhere between 1 : 130,000 and 1 : 260,000, depending on a certain variable that I set before I run the program. I usually play 1 set with a less aggressive variable, and 4 sets with a more aggressive variable. I do still think that those odds can still go down a whole lot though. I'm constantly adding more algorithms for choosing numbers to make my program better. Eventually, I think I'll hit all 6 numbers.Big SmileWinkThumbs UpCool

    Gonna win.Big Smile

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      Posted: March 19, 2007, 11:40 pm - IP Logged

      I definitely do. If there's anything that I'm good at, it's math. Although I do have a system for PowerBall, the odds of hitting PowerBall's jackpot, whether it be with a system or not, is insanely high. So I decided to convert it to a Pick 6 system for Hoosier Lotto, which is 1 : 12,271,512. At the moment, it can effectively cut the odds down to anywhere between 1 : 130,000 and 1 : 260,000, depending on a certain variable that I set before I run the program. I usually play 1 set with a less aggressive variable, and 4 sets with a more aggressive variable. I do still think that those odds can still go down a whole lot though. I'm constantly adding more algorithms for choosing numbers to make my program better. Eventually, I think I'll hit all 6 numbers.Big SmileWinkThumbs UpCool

      Thats what I am talking about!!!  Positive thinking at its best!  Good luck to you Guru101!  May you hit the jackpot soon!

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        Posted: March 19, 2007, 11:40 pm - IP Logged

        In order to keep playing the jackpot games you HAVE TO feel that there's a good chance you would win at some point. I've matched 5 of 5 one time at odds of 2x 1in500000 or such so it's not a huge step to 6 of 6. If you use decent algorithms it helps. If you only use QP then the odds are against you for sure.

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          Posted: March 19, 2007, 11:45 pm - IP Logged

          In order to keep playing the jackpot games you HAVE TO feel that there's a good chance you would win at some point. I've matched 5 of 5 one time at odds of 2x 1in500000 or such so it's not a huge step to 6 of 6. If you use decent algorithms it helps. If you only use QP then the odds are against you for sure.

          I actually still buy QP's after I play my selected numbers to "clear the system out" of my numbers.  This way no one walks up after me and gets a QP with my number pool except me.  I have a system that cuts the number pool in half and then some, then I go through more variables and end up playing 3 odd & 2 even or vice versa.

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            Posted: March 20, 2007, 8:33 am - IP Logged

            I feel that I will win a jackpot. I wish that I knew when, so I could relax. This year is ideal for me! I choose  numbers and buy insta piks because I don't want to miss the opportunity to win.

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              Posted: March 20, 2007, 8:45 am - IP Logged

              Large jackpot? Honestly? No. Smaller prizes,sure. Nowadays with all the lotteries,casinos and easy access to almost any kind of gambling there are more winners then ever and any win is a good win in my book. 

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                Posted: March 20, 2007, 8:59 am - IP Logged

                I might be one of few here on LP that do not use any type of system...I only play own picks based on intuition...in fact on at least two occasions of getting intuitions and writing down those numbers on a sheet of paper, I would have won...had I not inadvertently mentioned the lottery to my wife just prior to going out to purchase said tickets (she railed on me for wasting money and sinning by gambling money so on those occasions my picks remained on my paper and I could only look at the winning numbers drawn in agony...to the tune of $165M rolling over and $15M rolling over! That's the truth!).  So I still play based on intuition (my attempts to use a wheeling system ends up with the same result as a lot of my QPs...zero numbers drawn.  I also do purchase a batch of QPs seeing how a lot of the recent as well as past winners won that way.  Once I win, I will be playing to make Powerball history...to be disclosed only once I do so!  So happy formulating (if that is what brings you fun and enjoyment) and happy QPing and ultimately winning the jackpot!

                Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

                The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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                  Posted: March 20, 2007, 9:37 am - IP Logged

                  I might be one of few here on LP that do not use any type of system...I only play own picks based on intuition...in fact on at least two occasions of getting intuitions and writing down those numbers on a sheet of paper, I would have won...had I not inadvertently mentioned the lottery to my wife just prior to going out to purchase said tickets (she railed on me for wasting money and sinning by gambling money so on those occasions my picks remained on my paper and I could only look at the winning numbers drawn in agony...to the tune of $165M rolling over and $15M rolling over! That's the truth!).  So I still play based on intuition (my attempts to use a wheeling system ends up with the same result as a lot of my QPs...zero numbers drawn.  I also do purchase a batch of QPs seeing how a lot of the recent as well as past winners won that way.  Once I win, I will be playing to make Powerball history...to be disclosed only once I do so!  So happy formulating (if that is what brings you fun and enjoyment) and happy QPing and ultimately winning the jackpot!

                  Ouch!!!  Ah man.  I don't even know what to say to you.  When intuition inspires you, you gotta follow it.

                  Sun Smiley I got my fingers crossed ready to win!!! Sun Smiley

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                    Posted: March 20, 2007, 11:18 am - IP Logged

                    I think I will..you just never know though..need a little luck with your pics..

                    "Attention all Mathematicians: Check your degree at the door because when it comes to whole numbers you are the Amateur"

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                      Posted: March 20, 2007, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

                      Well, I saw the numbers in my dream, although the numbers were not so random. :(

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                        Posted: March 20, 2007, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

                        You bet! Otherwise I'd spend my pittance on something else every week.

                        Quando Porca Volare!

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                          Posted: March 20, 2007, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                          Obviously, I know I will soon. The proper thinking patterns can only help. However it has been proven time and time again that one need not believe they can win, and they still do. Just watch all the shows were people say "I never thought I would win." As well as  "I always said I would win."

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                            Posted: March 20, 2007, 7:58 pm - IP Logged

                            Absolutely. It's that hope of winning the big one that keeps us going.

                            More and more I play, more I realize that there is a lot of work involved

                            and a little bit of luck. I think a lot of us feel that they will win it big someday

                            and that's what keeps the lottery going. 

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                              Posted: March 20, 2007, 9:12 pm - IP Logged

                              Definitely. And must be soon too. I believe when things go as bad as things are going for me, life is either setting you up for something WOW or you have been bad. Now, I may have been a little bad, but I can certainly think of worse things people do. So there is a WOW somewhere for me coming.

                              voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool