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 Posted: September 18, 2007, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

hiya

im working on a school project about peoples lucky numbers.

if any of you play with the same numbers every time, it would be amazing if you could tell me the reasons/stories behind why these numbers are used.

any replies would help me out so so so much.

thank you and good luck everyone :)

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hiya

im working on a school project about peoples lucky numbers.

if any of you play with the same numbers every time, it would be amazing if you could tell me the reasons/stories behind why these numbers are used.

any replies would help me out so so so much.

thank you and good luck everyone :)

Welcome to the Lottery Post !

I use  a certain set of numbers for pick 5 and pick 6 games because I have used them for years.

Are they lucky ? I suppose not, since they have not hit, but the day I stop using them ......

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Welcome to the Lottery Post !

I use  a certain set of numbers for pick 5 and pick 6 games because I have used them for years.

Are they lucky ? I suppose not, since they have not hit, but the day I stop using them ......

is there any reason behind why you picked them in the first place?

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hiya

im working on a school project about peoples lucky numbers.

if any of you play with the same numbers every time, it would be amazing if you could tell me the reasons/stories behind why these numbers are used.

any replies would help me out so so so much.

thank you and good luck everyone :)

I change my numbers every draw. I have a self made computer program that picks my numbers. It randomly selects a set of numbers and then calls many filter functions(algorithms) that I have made. If the set passes through all my filters, it is considered good, and I will play that set. I've made very good progress on my system so far. A jackpot win could be imminent as my system just recently just took another huge step forward.

Gonna win.

Zeta Reticuli Star System
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 Posted: September 20, 2007, 12:57 am - IP Logged

hiya

im working on a school project about peoples lucky numbers.

if any of you play with the same numbers every time, it would be amazing if you could tell me the reasons/stories behind why these numbers are used.

any replies would help me out so so so much.

thank you and good luck everyone :)

Hi there shopaholicgirl.

I'm kind of surprised this hasn't gotten more discussion.

In general, a lot of people play birthdays, theirs and family members - not realizing that if they hot and all the numbers are 31 and lower they'll probsbly be sharing the jackpot, because a lot of people play like that.

Personally, I usually play quick picks because that is what wins most often, but there's two sets of numbers I play on a whim sometimes - these are for a Pick 5 game where the numbers go from 1 to 39.

One is 2 4 15 29 31, simply because I like the card game Cribbage and those are significant numbers in the game.

The other set is 6 12 15 29 36

I was tracking the actual drawings and was trying to identify if a predictable sequence existed (never found one), but while I was trying to find one I came up with this

6 12 15 29 36

OK, here goes, have to have a start point, a first number, so I picked 6.

6 and 12 seem to hit together, and 12 and 15 seem to hit together, so I used them.

29 and 36 are just to include a number from the 20's and a number from the 30's.

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

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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I pick my own numbers(combinations) and they could be different each time as I consider any number that hits to be a lucky number.  I prefer to pick my own combinations because I can and when I compare how well I'm doing with the overall odds of the games I'm doing better.

The games payouts are such that one have to do quite a bit better than just beat the overall odds to come out ahead.  For example most games have overall odds of 1:40 to 1:80 of getting even the lowest tier prize which might pay a free ticket up to \$3, so even if I get a hit every 10 tickets I'm still in the hole \$10 or more.

I came within one number of hitting a jackpot once in a 6/49 game and twice of hitting 5of5 for \$250K in the MegaMillions game and I usually limit my playing to 10-20 lines per drawings.  Like other system players I feel a big win is just around the corner,it just a matter of getting all the winning numbers on one line instead of just 3 or 4 of them.

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

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one simple reason i play the same numbers, thats because if dont p[lay them im pretty sure they would come up

2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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Some numbers make me happy, others make me sad, and there are ones which do nothing for me. I use the numbers that make me happy.

Zeta Reticuli Star System
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Some numbers make me happy, others make me sad, and there are ones which do nothing for me. I use the numbers that make me happy.

For a second there I thought you were doing a parody of White Rabbit!

Some numbers make me happy

some do nothing for me

and some others make me mad

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

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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I agree with what RJOH said.

Playing the lottery is entertainment for me. But, it wouldn't be very entertaining if I played
Quick Picks or other random means.

If i played quick picks and lost, I'd never really know why, and would, like a lot of players, tend to blame the lottery folks.

When I pick my numbers and lose, I know it's my fault. Can't blame anyone but myself. I can sort of figure out where I went wrong and try to do better next time.

One of these days, I'll put the right numbers on the same line - and go from there.

Zeta Reticuli Star System
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bobby623

"...Playing the lottery is entertainment for me. But, it wouldn't be very entertaining if I played Quick Picks or other random means."

Whether it was a Quick Pick from the lottery terminal or numbers from Madam Zelda I don't think anything would be more entertaining than a solid hit for a jackpot.

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

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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LOL...  I remember this, you guys don't.  CT, RJ.....

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I picked my own numbers about 12 years ago using the birthdays in my family. There are 5 people in my immediate family (Mom, Dad, 2 sisters and I) and I used the day for each of us.  I needed a 6th number.  My Dad's birth certificate says he was born on Aug 7, but my Grandmother always said that the hospital made a mistake and it was the 4th.  So, since he always acted like a big baby, we celebrated his birthday on Aug 4 and Aug 7.  That's where I got the extra number.

Then I changed it a little and used my age at that time (which was 45) but I was concerned my original set of numbers might be drawn so I started to play both tickets.  A few years later I purchased a couple of quick picks and, although I didn't win anything, I added them to my other 2 sets.  I figured I could afford \$4 a week.  But the FL Lotto increased to twice a week.  So I've been playing all 4 combinations twice a week for several years.  Usually a quick pick wins anyway, but I think that's because the majority of tickets sold are quick picks, not because they are any "better" numbers.

As you can tell, I won't ever list my numbers.  It's a superstition I guess.

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I always pick numbers that gave me bad luck in the past.  For example,  when I was in the Navy, I did a mistake that cost the whole ship 3 hours of liberty(free time).  So I picked ship number 37 and (3) hours.

Zeta Reticuli Star System
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Oh I've tried plenty - my military units, gun calibers ( 22  32  38  40  45  etc...), serial numbers off of the dollars used to play the lotto, etc..  never has worked.

That's why I believe so strongly that no matter what, it's luck. For somebody out there, their military units would work, or the calibers, or the dollar serial numbers would work when they played them. Nothing but luck.

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

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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