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New to Lotto - Spending Birthday Money $100

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Posted: September 9, 2007, 12:58 am - IP Logged

First of all, great site. Some very interesting ideas, posts, systems...

For the past 20 years, my grandmother sends me $100 for my birthday. When I was younger, I would just spend it on junk. But for the past 5 years, I've purchased scratch offs. At first it was 100 $1 tickets. Then it turned to 50 $2 tickets. As of now, I'm about $60 up. Which isn't too bad.

My birthday was yesterday and this will be the first time I actually buy Texas Lotto tickets. But before I do, I wanted to know what veteran players would do. Would you go and ask the cashier for 100 Quick Picks? Get the history of the past drawings and put them in a Six Pick Wheel system to get numbers? What would you guys do?

Any advice would be great. Thank you.

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    Posted: September 9, 2007, 1:37 am - IP Logged

    Welcome to LP.

    "When I was younger, I would just spend it on junk. But for the past 5 years, I've purchased scratch offs."

    Pricelss!

    Green laugh

    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: September 9, 2007, 1:42 am - IP Logged

      After I wrote that, I laughed too. Scratch offs are a waste of money too but I sometimes I won.

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        Posted: September 9, 2007, 1:51 am - IP Logged

        If you are dead set on playing scratch offs i would first go to your home state lottery web site

         

        and check out all the scratch games. i would be looking at the top tier prizes that are remaining. I would make a list of those scratch games. Then i would scope out the stores that sell them checking the numbers on the ticket book like in the right lower hand corner there is a number this number correlates to the amount of tickets left on a book or roll of tickets. I try and buy tickets from the beginning of a new book the middle of a book or the end of a book. Preferably the end of a book.

        Lots of big winners say they bought the last 5 tickets of a book or roll and one of them was the big winner.
        While the big winners can be anywhere in a book or roll of tickets some people prefer the beginning of a new book because some big winners can be found there.

        Also try and find places that sell high volumes of tickets as their places typically sell more tickets have a wider variety of them and quite possibly sold some big winners. And just might have received some new books with a top tier ticket.

        Just remember it's it about being in the right place at the right time. You could spend 100 bucks every day for a year on scratchers and never get the top tier winning ticket.

        Many time it's that poor sap in front of or behind you who spends a few bucks every now and then that gets the winning scratcher.

        Just ask those guys who were in front of and behind me.

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          Posted: September 9, 2007, 1:56 am - IP Logged

          My Grandfather used to send me $25 which was an awful lot of money to him.  He lived in a boarding house on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach.  I don't think I've ever known anyone who loved this country as much (well, maybe Jarasan.  lol )

          Anyway, I know this is a lottery board, but personally I wouldn't use that $100 to buy junk and/or lottery tickets.  When he'd fly up for a visit I'd show him the dress I bought with his present and he'd smile and say "such a model!" 

           

          Oh, Happy Birthday.

          Party

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            Posted: September 9, 2007, 1:57 am - IP Logged

            four4me,

            Thank you for the advice. But I'm going to stay away from the scratch offs. I think Wednesday afternoon I'll do a 50/50 pick. 50 quick picks and 50 of my numbers based on the history of previous picks.

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              Posted: September 9, 2007, 2:19 am - IP Logged

              Last year we visited our kids in Oregon and i had checked out the casinos on the net before we went.  Found one about 60 mins from Eugene and asked if anyone else wanted to go they declined so i said see you all in about 8 hrs.  Well i won $2500.00 cash no jackpots just kept winning on a sizzling sevens multi denom machine.  The powerball was over 2 hundred and fifty mill so i bought 100 quick picks.  Results were not one winner, but was still up $2400.00.  By the way only took $150.00 to the casino, that made the trip a free one plus $1000.00 good luck whatever you spend your $100.00 on. DLD