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Can you pass up a drawing?

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Zeta Reticuli Star System
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Posted: August 8, 2007, 1:26 am - IP Logged

Do you play every single drawing, only when the jackpots are way up, or....?

Can you take it or leave it, or do you have to have a live ticket?

If you play only when the jackpots are up, what amount does it take to get you in?

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: August 8, 2007, 1:41 am - IP Logged

    The only drawings I can pass are in an art gallery.  Seriously, I play every single Lotto game.  Rain, wind, snow (what's snow?) meteor shower, alien attack.... 

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      Posted: August 8, 2007, 1:44 am - IP Logged

      I have nearly stopped all Bonus Match 5 drawings since they stopped offering a tax free jackpot prize. Not that i wouldn't like to win the pot but I'd hate to have to deal with the taxes and then have to report it on my end of the year taxes also.

      before you used to win the 50 grand free and clear.

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        Posted: August 8, 2007, 1:48 am - IP Logged

        OK, Illinois is like this:

        Little Lotto - Daily (used to be Mon-Fri only)

        Lotto - Monday, Wednesday, Saturday (used to be Wednesday -Saturday)

        Mega Millions - Tuesday, Friday

        So I usually play Lilttle Lotto, but not always - it gets hit pretty often but when its at its $100,000 start point it kind of takes the zing out of it.  

        Lotto and Mega Millions I play sometimes, but not all the time.  

        So when you said every Lotto game, do you mean a Wednesday- Saturday game, or...? 

        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: August 8, 2007, 1:49 am - IP Logged

          I need a ticket in as many drawings as possible, when I get gas if I was going to put 20 in the tank

          its 19 with a buck on a jackpot

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            Posted: August 8, 2007, 2:01 am - IP Logged

            So when you said every Lotto game, do you mean a Wednesday- Saturday game, or...?

             

            Florida Lotto only, Coin Toss.   It's drawn on Wed and Sat.  Years ago it was only on Sat, but when it went to twice a week then I had to spend more money!! 

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              Posted: August 8, 2007, 2:09 am - IP Logged

              So are you bouncing off the walls and dreaming numbers Thursday- Friday, and Sunday, Monday, Tuesday? I'll bet some people are.

              When I worked in Vegas we had a guy who had been an announcer at a race track (horses). The Las Vegas Race Books at the time were contemplating 24 btroadcasts - cable was coming in and they were toying with the idea of foreign races so people would have a race to bet on 24 / 7. 

              The race track announcer said, "You can't do this to pony players! I know this crowd, they'll never sleep!"

              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: August 8, 2007, 2:20 am - IP Logged

                So are you bouncing off the walls and dreaming numbers Thursday- Friday, and Sunday, Monday, Tuesday? I'll bet some people are. 

                 

                Nope - no new numbers to dream about.   I've been playing the same numbers for years.  I just go out twice a week and try all over again and also get an occasional QP. 


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                  Posted: August 8, 2007, 4:43 am - IP Logged


                  Sure  I  pass  up  lottery  drawings  all  the  time I Agree!.......IF,.no  money  or  if  I  see  people  in  RED ...must  feel  lucky  to  win or  have  a  very  strong  desire  to  hit  the  big  jackpot;

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                    Posted: August 8, 2007, 5:02 am - IP Logged

                    I pass up lottery draws on Powerball, Win for Life, Cashball, 3 line Lotto, and TN Lotto5, but play pick 3 everyday. I get a ticket on Friday for the whole week(999).

                    I love doubles and remember, it's just a game!!!!!!

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                      Posted: August 8, 2007, 10:29 am - IP Logged

                      i have to be in every major drawing(powerball,megamillions) even if its only $1

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                        Posted: August 8, 2007, 10:32 am - IP Logged

                        I can take it or leave it when it comes to PB and MM.

                        When the jackpot gets over $100,000 in the GA pick 5, I try not to pass it up.

                         

                                                       

                                      

                         

                         

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                          Posted: August 8, 2007, 11:14 am - IP Logged

                          I have to have my regular numbers in every single Powerball drawing.  I just know if I don't have that ticket, my numbers will come up.  I also get quick picks for PB once in awhile, but I'm fine if I don't happen to get out to get one, just as long as I have my regular numbers.

                          For WildCard 2, I only play when the jackpot is over $1.5 million or so.  I don't have regular numbers for that game, so I don't even go check what the winning numbers were when I'm not in the drawing.

                          I only started playing Pick 3 after I found the forum here at LP.  I think I'm gonna quit playing tho.  I'd rather have my dollar on a life-changing jackpot than have a chance at $40 - $500. 

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                            Posted: August 8, 2007, 11:24 am - IP Logged

                            1) i play fantasy 5 every single day but only 5 bucks or less if i dont have five dollars.  Daily 3 i play every other day sometimes every day!!! its all in fun.Cheers 

                            i will tell you this...... the 2 times that i did win daily three, the numbers came from this place. one time from lotto mike (hollar at cha) and another from someone else i cant remember but the point is the # came from the predictions here!!

                             2) if the jackpots are up and i dont have $ for it, I will let it pass, well i am lying most of the time if i dont have cash i will call my dad and tell him to buy it and right before he hangs up i tell him HEY if you win your sharing the loot cause i told you to buy it. LOL

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                              Posted: August 8, 2007, 11:26 am - IP Logged

                              Usually when I pass up a drawing, I save money but when the jackpot is $200M+ I prefer to be in it win or lose.  When PowerBall was that high I've drove out of state to buy tickets and may do it again in spite of the high gas prices..

                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 
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