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Posted: June 20, 2007, 5:52 pm - IP Logged

Someone used some numbers i predicted for their state and as a goodwill gesture played a couple bucks for me. Not a bad idea methinks.

Have you ever played for someone else under similar circumstances? Would you do it? 

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    Posted: June 20, 2007, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

    Bad Idea!  Money can break friendships.

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      Posted: June 20, 2007, 9:41 pm - IP Logged

      Someone used some numbers i predicted for their state and as a goodwill gesture played a couple bucks for me. Not a bad idea methinks.

      Have you ever played for someone else under similar circumstances? Would you do it? 

      I've had people make bets for me while I was rolling the dice on a crap table and I didn't say "please don't do that". And I see nothing wrong with somebody betting a couple of bucks for you on your predictions and giving you the winnings or the tickets.

      To answer your question, I have made bets for other people at the race track and would do the same playing the lottery.

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        Posted: June 20, 2007, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

        Someone used some numbers i predicted for their state and as a goodwill gesture played a couple bucks for me. Not a bad idea methinks.

        Have you ever played for someone else under similar circumstances? Would you do it? 

        LOL! A Surrogate Lottery Player!

        Surrogate: One taking the place of another: substitute.

        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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          Posted: June 21, 2007, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

          yes,I too have played for someone else many times but when I ask for the favor to be returned I either never get my tickets back or get told that the tickets were lost or worst they just keep my money period ,no explanation at all.

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            Posted: June 22, 2007, 12:07 am - IP Logged

            I've played Powerball and Mega Millions for the clerk running the ticket. After a certain amount I figure that kind of money is 'obscene' and better to pray that at least someone else hits along with you rather than 'bogart' hundreds of millions. 

            I figure that way I've got at least one other person 'rooting' for the same numbers. Would make a great story too, if it ever happens.

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            Closest I came with this was 4 and 0 in Powerball, paid $110 at the time.

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

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            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: June 22, 2007, 12:14 am - IP Logged

              Nope. We're talking about too much money. It could actually hit. Too many problems could arise.

              Gonna win.Big Smile

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                Posted: June 22, 2007, 12:50 am - IP Logged

                If you play for them and they have their ticket and you have yours, what's the problem?

                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: June 22, 2007, 3:43 am - IP Logged

                  I never thought of myself as cheap or greedy, but I don't want to buy lottery tickets for anyone because of the potential problems that might arise.  I suppose if I had children or was very close with a friend or family member, I might do it.  However, I am a little funny, maybe even superstitious, about gambling. 

                  Many years ago when I gambled at casinos, I would put a chip or 2 on a number at a roulette table for the dealer, but usually I just tipped him instead when I won something. I did the same thing when I played blackjack.  If I was on a winning streak (which never lasted) I'd give the dealer a few of my chips.  I thought that was the proper thing to do, no? 

                  Someone used some numbers i predicted for their state and as a goodwill gesture played a couple bucks for me. Not a bad idea methinks.  (Fibonacci)

                  I think that's okay, I guess, now that I think about it.  After all, you are working together as a team, right?  That's different from buying someone a QP.  I guess that's what I mean by superstitious.  If you're talking about a pick-3 or pick-4 game, you would both win anyway so I don't see why there would be a problem. 

                  After a certain amount I figure that kind of money is 'obscene' and better to pray that at least someone else hits along with you rather than 'bogart' hundreds of millions.  (Coin Toss)

                  Oh, I see what you mean.  True.  Our state jackpots don't usually get very high. The only concern would be the complaints from family. "You gave a total stranger $10 million bucks and you won't give your cousin a lousy $500,000?"  If you won and you hand the clerk at 7-11 a big check, chances are it would hit the news!

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                    Posted: June 22, 2007, 4:08 am - IP Logged

                    Someone used some numbers i predicted for their state and as a goodwill gesture played a couple bucks for me. Not a bad idea methinks.

                    Have you ever played for someone else under similar circumstances? Would you do it? 

                    Once when Ohio Rolling Cash5 had a jackpot over $500K, I posted that I was going all out and buying $50 worth of tickets.  I got a PM from another members saying he had a sister in Ohio who usually played his numbers but he couldn't get in touch with her but he would surely like to play. 

                    I PM him back that if he sent me his numbers up to 10 lines I would play them at my expense and share the profit with him.  He PM me that he usually sent 180 lines and he expected to be paid regardless.  That was the last time I talked to any one on this board about playing their numbers.  That member no longer post on this board, the last I heard he had a website and was selling numbers.

                    If I ever found a predictor that was breaking even with a games I played, I might play his predictions but I wouldn't tell him.  So far no such predictor exists.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: June 22, 2007, 7:13 am - IP Logged

                      Someone used some numbers i predicted for their state and as a goodwill gesture played a couple bucks for me. Not a bad idea methinks.

                      Have you ever played for someone else under similar circumstances? Would you do it? 

                      I could write a book on this subject, and maybe someday I will (LOL), there are pros and cons for doing this and overall I would say that it is a great idea. The most important thing as well with many other things in life is KNOW the person you are dealing with.

                      I have been posting numbers for many years, here at the LotteryPost, and even before this site was around, at another site called Maybell's, so I think I know what I'm talking about.

                      I could go on and on about the horror stories, and there a quite a few, but why dwell on the negative. The positive more than makes up for them. I've had people send me money with a note many times that they played my predictions and won and wanted to share with me, and others drop me a note that they won and did'nt send a dime. I was happy to hear from ALL of them and to know that I helped someone win some money.

                      I set up my own Player's Club as a matter of fact for this purpose and I currently have people holding money for me that I have already won in other states which I intend to use for additional plays, "Go for the Big Bucks".

                      Another major point now that On-line wagering has been curtailed, we need all the help we can get to play in other states. So until those idiots in Washington reverse the ban on internet  gamblng it seems a good idea to buddy up with others in other states to play your numbers, works for me.

                      Good Luck to all and thank you.

                      Michael J. Smith, Mike's Computer Picks / Quick Nickels 

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                        Posted: June 22, 2007, 9:09 am - IP Logged

                        Guru101

                        "Nope. We're talking about too much money. It could actually hit. Too many problems could arise."

                         So, if you were postive it wouldn't hit, then you'd do it?

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                        Justxploring

                        "... If you won and you hand the clerk at 7-11 a big check, chances are it would hit the news!"

                        That's why it's better to play a ticket for the clerk, and ust be known as the 'anonymous stranger'.

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                        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: June 22, 2007, 12:10 pm - IP Logged

                          I've had people offer to give me $10 or $20 and ask me to put it on a certain number on the roulette wheel or drop it in a slot machine when I'm in Vegas and I typically decline and tell them I can't keep up with their money. I tell them I'll play my money and if I hit I'll let them know...

                           

                                                         

                                        

                           

                           

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                            Posted: June 22, 2007, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

                            When I lived in Vegas people from out of state would call up and ask me to bet football games for them, not shy either -

                             "Could you puy $220 on the Chargers for me?" Sometimes they'd even say $550.

                            Las Vegans see through that kind of thing right away, if it wins they show up and want the money, if it loses, good luck. I never did make one of those bets for anybody.  

                            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: June 22, 2007, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

                              I could write a book on this subject, and maybe someday I will (LOL), there are pros and cons for doing this and overall I would say that it is a great idea. The most important thing as well with many other things in life is KNOW the person you are dealing with.

                              I have been posting numbers for many years, here at the LotteryPost, and even before this site was around, at another site called Maybell's, so I think I know what I'm talking about.

                              I could go on and on about the horror stories, and there a quite a few, but why dwell on the negative. The positive more than makes up for them. I've had people send me money with a note many times that they played my predictions and won and wanted to share with me, and others drop me a note that they won and did'nt send a dime. I was happy to hear from ALL of them and to know that I helped someone win some money.

                              I set up my own Player's Club as a matter of fact for this purpose and I currently have people holding money for me that I have already won in other states which I intend to use for additional plays, "Go for the Big Bucks".

                              Another major point now that On-line wagering has been curtailed, we need all the help we can get to play in other states. So until those idiots in Washington reverse the ban on internet  gamblng it seems a good idea to buddy up with others in other states to play your numbers, works for me.

                              Good Luck to all and thank you.

                              Michael J. Smith, Mike's Computer Picks / Quick Nickels 

                              Thanks for all the diverse views. Still waiting to hear more. I agree that with the ban on online wagering, people who have builty up some level of trust over time (as in regular LP memebrs) are good candidates to deal with honorably.

                               

                              I have had some experiences recently --mostly positive. When I posted a few numbers with confidence some went out and made a akill. They offered to a donation with me and I accepted. 

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