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Would You Lie?

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Posted: August 8, 2007, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

As a lucky winner once said "I didnt pick them, they picked me!'  That phrase is appropriate and isnt a lie.

Not so keen on the concept that a person HAS to tell the lottery at all. No where in the rules does it require a person to share that knowledge. So if they ask, turn it around and ask how old they are or some other NON related question . Chances are it will quiet the questioner and allow you to smile :) After all your the BIG winner Not them :)

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    Posted: August 8, 2007, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

    sorry your money not you money

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      Posted: August 8, 2007, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

      I'm trying to think of a single reason I would lie about something like that.  Like others have posted, I think they just want something for a press release like "Ms Xploring has been playing the same numbers for many years." or "Ms Xploring said she's been playing the same numbers for years, but decided to buy a few quick picks, and one of them was the winning ticket!"

      I don't know why anyone would need to mention a system at all.  Why even bring it up?  Question: "How did you happen to choose these 6 numbers?"  Answer:  "I dunno. I just thought of them when I was filling out the card." or "I've been playing these for years. They're a combination of birthdays, anniversaries and special years. I picked 19 & 51 because I was born in 1951."  Again, why would they care? 

      You're right justx...they don't give a rat's bee-hind how you picked the numbers if they are your own.  If they're not quick picks, it just makes good press to fill the article up with something... like birthdays, ages, the number of teeth you have left, etc.  I would lie and say I came up with 32 for the teeth thing.  Actually it's 4 and they would figure out I was lying during the interview.

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        Posted: August 8, 2007, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

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          Posted: August 8, 2007, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

          You're right justx...they don't give a rat's bee-hind how you picked the numbers if they are your own.  If they're not quick picks, it just makes good press to fill the article up with something... like birthdays, ages, the number of teeth you have left, etc.  I would lie and say I came up with 32 for the teeth thing.  Actually it's 4 and they would figure out I was lying during the interview.

          32 teeth? You're doing just fine.....lol

          It's all relative....LOL>>>>>!!!!!

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            Posted: August 8, 2007, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

            I'd tell them I used a  remarkable new system for picking numbers that anyone can use if they go to my website and purchase it for only $99.95!!!

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              Posted: August 8, 2007, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

              One time I did see a jackpot winner explain his system. He was from Kenya or Ethiopia, had a thick accent, and started out with something like this, "Start with 19, then you take 29 and go up 9 down 9 across 9, 9 again and then go 8 away....."etc....

              The longer he talked the faster he talked, and the newsman interviewing him just looked into the camera and said, "Did you get that?"

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              "I don't know why anyone would need to mention a system at all.  Why even bring it up?  Question: "How did you happen to choose these 6 numbers?"  Answer:  "I dunno. I just thought of them when I was filling out the card." or "I've been playing these for years. They're a combination of birthdays, anniversaries and special years. I picked 19 & 51 because I was born in 1951."  Again, why would they care? "

              Remember those Mad Magazine pieces, "What they said and what they really meant was"?

              You made me think of that.

              What Ms Xploring said was, "I've been playing these for years."

              What Ms Xploring really meant was, "I've been playing these same !#$%^&*'# numbers for @#$#%&& years and I wasn't about to give up on them and miss a  @#$% *& drawing."

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              RE: The OP of this thread, I don't think the poster in the other thread told any outlandish premediatated lie, I think all he did was tell the lottery commision, "Absolutely none of your business where I got the numbers", in a very subtle way- and like others here, I think they only asked for pr purposes.

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              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, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

                I'd like to believe they are only asking for PR purposes...but I'm not sure I do.  Let's face it...casinos in Vegas don't like card counters playing Blackjack because it gives them the edge.  Is it unreasonable to assume the lottery doesn't like system players because it gives them the edge?  (That's assuming a system does give them the edge.)

                And in the age of the computer generated RNG it might make sense for a lottery to have some degree of concern (even if it's ever so slight) that some computer geek or numbers freak might have some insight into the way the way their program works or that they found a way to hack into the system or that someone on the inside gave them some information.

                Be that as it may...it's none of their damn business how I chose my numbers.  System...random...birthdates...lucky numbers...dream or divine inspiration...I chose them and they won and that's it.

                Would I tell them that?  Probably not.  They of course know if it's a Quick Pick so if I win on my other numbers I don't know what I'd tell them.  I'd prefer not to tell them anything they didn't absolutely have to know in order for me to collect  my prize.  The less information they have about me...the better!

                Jim 


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

                  i would not lie. dont see a reason to.Smile

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                    Posted: August 9, 2007, 12:10 am - IP Logged

                    Uncle Jim

                    I'd like to believe they are only asking for PR purposes...but I'm not sure I do.  Let's face it...casinos in Vegas don't like card counters playing Blackjack because it gives them the edge.  Is it unreasonable to assume the lottery doesn't like system players because it gives them the edge?  (That's assuming a system does give them the edge.)"

                     Comparing lotto to a card counter playing Blackjack is a little wild. Even in the days of hand shffled single deck games, a good card counter had to be able to track the cards, know the count, and not give himself or herself away bu being so intensely focused on the cards that they couldn't maintain a conversation with the floor supervisor. If they could do all that, they might have an "edge" approaching a screaming 2%, and that's only for a few hands when the deck is rich. 

                    The thought of a player having an edge on the lottery would have to be filed under "once upon a time."

                    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 9, 2007, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

                      Coin Toss,

                      <>You're probably right about the edge on lottery.  But I wouldn't tell the system players that.  At any rate it was as much a rhetorical question as anything.

                      By the way...in the old days I used to play a lot of single deck blackjack in Vegas and I can assure you that card counting in a single deck game isn't that hard to do and gives you considerably more than a 2% edge. 

                      <>Jim


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                        Posted: August 9, 2007, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

                        Uncle Jim

                        Oh for those days, huh?

                        What a lot of players never realized was that the floor supervisors were sent to counting schools by the casinos and were also keeping a running count.  

                        At the Barbary Coast the signal for the dealer to shuffle was to kick the dealer. I'm not kidding.  

                        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.