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the average lottery player

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do you think the average lottery player cares about computer draws,high prices and bad odds?

yes they do care [ 16 ]  [20.51%]
no they don't care [ 54 ]  [69.23%]
not sure [ 8 ]  [10.26%]
Total Valid Votes [ 78 ]  
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Posted: April 9, 2007, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

i think most players would like to no the odds of what #s hit the most.

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    Posted: April 9, 2007, 4:07 pm - IP Logged

    I don't know how you all pick your numbers.

    But I use Vtracs and Stats to pick my numbers.

    And it all rap's up to matter a whole lot.

    People that say that it dosen't are just putting there money and flushing it down the toilet. 

    If it weren't for Vtracs and STXS where would we be?

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      Posted: April 9, 2007, 4:19 pm - IP Logged

      RJOH:  I wasn't being nor am I delusional; I was merely being sarcastic.  Everybody knows that the overwhelming majority of all the millions of lottery tickets purchased are losers.  But all that matters are those few who do match and win.  Since I can afford to wager a dollar or more every week on the lottery, that is what I choose to do.  I also have a good amount of my money working for me in various mutual funds that have returned over 12 percent the past three years, and I had done equally as well in my investments prior to that time.  So no, I am not delusional.  And perhaps I shouldn't quit my day career to become a comedian because apparently my sense of humor flew right over your head!  Don't take things so seriously...how can you when you play the lottery!

      Sorry I didn't realize you were trying to be sarcastic.  You're right, I shouldn't have taken your post seriously, in the future I'll remember that when ever I see your name.  Good luck on your career as a comedian.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: April 9, 2007, 6:21 pm - IP Logged

        I never said that people who pick there own numbers NEVER win.  What I did say is that people who purchase QPs WIN MORE OFTEN.  Heck, even I have received a W-2G for winnings from my own picks, so I won't deny you that.  Perhaps you do much better with your own picks just because you play more of your own picks than QPs.  I can tell you that those 60-70% of jackpot winners who won by just buying a QP (or QPs) will say that they had much better luck doing that than playing their own numbers.  It's all based upon the perspective of your experience.

        Now I wouldn't use the term professional and average together when talking about the lottery.  In athletics and business you have professionals...professional basketball player, professional golfer, professional tennis player, professional bowler,etc; accounting professional, medical professional, etc.  In the area of professional sports, just the mere fact of being a professional does not guarantee that one will win their respective championship; but those who hone their skills to be among the best are usually rewarded with appearances in their respective all-star games and generous compensation.  Using your example, the "adventurous" (not average) person who decides to skydive HAS to rely on a jumpmaster in order to skydive SAFELY until that person has the required experience and demonstrated skills to do so alone.  Because that new skydiver does not either have the experience or knowledge of how to properly fold his/her parachute, that person HAS  to rely on the professional to do it.  There are people who have been playing the lottery for 20 or 30 years without a third tier and above win playing their own numbers.  There are people who decided to purchase their first or first few tickets and actually won jackpot games like the Big Game, Powerball, and state lottos.  In this case, if you choose to call people who have been playing the lottery for a long time or those who participate in forums like LP "professionals", then I would say that there are many more cases of "average lottery players" who have actually achieved what a lot of "professionals" only continue to dream about...a jackpot lottery win!  Your past experience or use of a system DOES NOT matter when it comes to your chances of success in winning a jackpot game.  The only thing that matters in actually winning a jackpot game is a person luckily having purchased EITHER a QP or an own pick with the numbers that by HAPPENSTANCE rolled in that particular drawing. 

        Nothing personal with the "fooling yourself" statement, but anyone with a rational viewpoint of the lottery would say that the person who thinks what they do (playing a system, superstititious ticket buying habits) is indeed fooling him/herself.  Politely spoken, they might even say the person is a bit delusional.  But if you get enjoyment from playing strictly your own picks, have at it.  But I cannot ignore the success those QPers have had, so that is what I will be doing from here on out.  BTW when my QPs ever happen to match all 6 numbers, I will send you a jpeg of the photo of me posing with my oversized jackpot check!

        OldSchoolPA. says: "The only thing that matters in actually winning a jackpot game is a person luckily having purchased EITHER a QP or an own pick with the numbers that by HAPPENSTANCE rolled in that particular drawing."  I agree with this. I just take it a little too personally sometimes, when someone comes on this forum and tells us it all luck. QPs are QPs are QPs. I don't play them, and I don't expect to win with a quick pick, that is all.  Quick Picks are UNlucky for me.  I get measurable results with my picks and my picks are LUCKIER than QPs. I tell people who don't play regularly "play QPs yous might get lucky"                          LOL jarasan

         

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          Posted: April 10, 2007, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

          Anyone who would win a jackpot and then kvetch becuase they won via a quick pick and says "it would have been so much more rewarding had it been numbers I picked myself that won it" has a problem far beyond lotto or gambling.

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

          Lep

          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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            Posted: April 10, 2007, 6:44 pm - IP Logged

            Anyone who would win a jackpot and then kvetch becuase they won via a quick pick and says "it would have been so much more rewarding had it been numbers I picked myself that won it" has a problem far beyond lotto or gambling.

            I admit I play QPs., occasionally, still, when the pots get huge I'll add a couple here and there the days before the draw.  I would not kvetch from the UNLIKELY event that one of those QPs hit large, I would be a schmuck if I did.  I would eat some crow, maybe one or two,  and chalk it up to pure unadulterated luck, fall into the 70% QP winners.  I might even change my name to Quickpicque Ole'. LOL quickpique.


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              Posted: April 10, 2007, 7:27 pm - IP Logged

              Yes is my vote. I do care about the price per game.

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                Posted: April 10, 2007, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

                Anyone who would win a jackpot and then kvetch becuase they won via a quick pick and says "it would have been so much more rewarding had it been numbers I picked myself that won it" has a problem far beyond lotto or gambling.

                A man once told me "I wouldn't want to win the lottery. I'd give the money back, since I believe in earning it the old fashioned way. That's the way I was raised."   Of course, I assume he doesn't buy lottery tickets (unless he's a closet lottery player.)

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                  Posted: April 11, 2007, 1:48 am - IP Logged

                  A man once told me "I wouldn't want to win the lottery. I'd give the money back, since I believe in earning it the old fashioned way. That's the way I was raised."   Of course, I assume he doesn't buy lottery tickets (unless he's a closet lottery player.)

                  Thats just crazy.  I mean, I am not knocking his beliefs but wow.  There is no way i'd give the money back nor do I want to be a slave, ...errr, I mean work for the rest of my life.

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

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                    Posted: April 17, 2007, 9:01 am - IP Logged

                    I think that for who would say they'd give a lottery jackpot back, if they actually were faced with winning one, would develop a Jekkyl and Hyde persona on the spot.

                    "Hey, you said if that ever happened you'd give it back."

                    "Well yeah, but I never thought I'd really win one, this is different." 

                    You know that old saying about, "Money talks." Believe me, it does much more than that, it screams.  

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      Posted: April 17, 2007, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

                      A man once told me "I wouldn't want to win the lottery. I'd give the money back, since I believe in earning it the old fashioned way. That's the way I was raised."   Of course, I assume he doesn't buy lottery tickets (unless he's a closet lottery player.)

                      Earning a large sum of money "the old fashion way" normally means you inherited it or robbed a bank.Wink

                      Quando Porca Volare!

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