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Can you pass up a drawing?

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Posted: August 8, 2007, 11:40 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..

I will drive to South Carolina to get Powerball when the JP is close to or over $100 Million.

But then again, it's a short trip for me- about 40 miles round trip.

 

                               

              

 

 

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    Posted: August 8, 2007, 11:53 am - IP Logged

     I take about three months of Powerball numbers that have fallen and pick out the ones that fell the most, then I make two sets out of those that I play every draw.

    For pick 3 I only play when the numbers start falling in my workouts and usually in the evening when I seem to hit the most.

     Once in a blue moon I'll buy a scratch off... I've bought probably thirty or forty $1 or $2 scratch offs in the past year and they've given me back about 600 dollars including a 400 dollar ticket. I'll play one when I'm feeling lucky.

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      Posted: August 8, 2007, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

      Coin Toss, I usually pass up any drawing in any game such as Mega Millions and California Super Lotto Plus. I pretend to play some California Super Lotto Plus picks to see whether or not I would have won or not.

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        Posted: August 8, 2007, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

         I take about three months of Powerball numbers that have fallen and pick out the ones that fell the most, then I make two sets out of those that I play every draw.

        For pick 3 I only play when the numbers start falling in my workouts and usually in the evening when I seem to hit the most.

         Once in a blue moon I'll buy a scratch off... I've bought probably thirty or forty $1 or $2 scratch offs in the past year and they've given me back about 600 dollars including a 400 dollar ticket. I'll play one when I'm feeling lucky.

        That's exactly how I hit $5,000 on Powerball back in 1997. When I went to the lottery office to pick up the money they asked me how I picked my numbers. I told them they were just some numbers I had a dream about, lol. I didn't want them to know how I actually came up with them. Now I just play a 1 dollar QP with a powerplay.

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

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          Posted: August 8, 2007, 5:27 pm - IP Logged

          I have to play every MM & PB thats over $50m.  $20 per draw until its hit.  $40 on PB because of powerplay.

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            Posted: August 8, 2007, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

            I play powerball about once a month and rarely ever play the Oklahoma games.

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              Posted: August 8, 2007, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

              I haven't missed a Powerball drawing in over 2 years.  In the last 5 years I haven't missed 10 total Powerball drawings.

              Jim 


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                Posted: August 8, 2007, 7:01 pm - IP Logged

                I haven't missed a Powerball drawing in over 2 years.  In the last 5 years I haven't missed 10 total Powerball drawings.

                Jim 

                Thats an incredible streak.

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                  Posted: August 8, 2007, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

                  Thats an incredible streak.

                  I haven't missed a powerball drawing since 1998.  Between 1993 and 1998 I missed maybe 4 due to traveling out of state.  I think that means it's my turn to win.  Thumbs Up