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Off the wall strategies or just wasting time?

Topic closed. 21 replies. Last post 9 years ago by Rainmaker101.

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x1kosmic's avatar - neptune vg2.gif

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December 7, 2006
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Posted: November 24, 2007, 11:33 am - IP Logged

Coin Toss is right,   There is no  "Tricking the computer",   or.... psyching out the terminal,  Because if you think about it, after you get your ticket, there's still a whole hour to wait.

Could be that kosmic sometimes has a problem making up his mind


Got off work late,  and it kinda 'just ends up that way'   that they're in the store at the last minute.

And yea.... I've missed 1 or 2 draws,   because i've caught a train on the way to the store.

    Southwest Florida
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    Member #56183
    November 6, 2007
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    Posted: November 24, 2007, 11:38 am - IP Logged

    Quote by Coin Toss:"3 & 4. Someone buying $60 in quick picks needs to call GA!, if you mean $60 a day or a drawing. That's $6,240 a year for MM or PB, that is way over "recreational play".  Just my $.02.

    Granted everything lotto is relative to one's bankroll, but half a large a month is half a large a month."

    First, what does call GA mean?

    Second, who asked your opinion about $60 for recreational play?  This thread's topic has no reference to whether or not $60 is acceptable for recreational play or not!BS

    Last, I'm not trying to be ungrateful because I do appreciate everyone's input. But, questioning what someone wants to do with their money (without being asked) is not really anyone's business.  Stick to the topic at hand! 


      ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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      Posted: November 24, 2007, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

      None of those things matter really. The only thing that matters is that you have the right numbers!! LOL   Best of luck to you!! 

      I agree. However, sometimes I like to spilt my tickets up and get them at different stores. I don't know why I just do. lol.

        Lotterologist's avatar - lightbulb
        Lotto City, Michigan
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        March 30, 2006
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        Posted: November 24, 2007, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

        I'm wondering if these things matter when playing any lootery game:

        1. Does it matter what store you buy your tickets from?  Like, are there any odds for or against certain lottery retailers...volume, last time someone won there, etc

        2. What time of day is best to purchase the tickets?  Like, waiting till the machine is ready to close before buying them or just anytime...

        3. If you were spending say $60 in quick pics, would you buy them all at the same time?

        4. If you were buying $60 in quick pics, would you be better off getting 60 individual tickets, 5 on a sheet or 10 on a sheet?

        5. Does it matter what city you buy the tickets at?  For example, if you live in XYZ city and work in QRS city, does it really matter what city the tickets are purchased in?  Are some areas more likely to win than others?

        I know this may sound kinda dumb, but, I have found myself going to different stores in different areas and spending like $10 at each place.  I'm just wondering if there is any sense to me continuing to do this or am I just wasting time and money (especially at $3.40 per gallon!)?

        In otherwords, is it okay to be yourself while playing the lottery?

        As long as you're happy, then keep doing what you do.

        Good Luck! Thumbs Up

          Coin Toss's avatar - shape barbed.jpg
          Zeta Reticuli Star System
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          Posted: November 24, 2007, 6:44 pm - IP Logged


          You said:

          "I'm just wondering if there is any sense to me continuing to do this or am I just wasting time and money (especially at $3.40 per gallon!)?"

          Hello - you're the one asking about playing $60 in tickets in while at the same time complaining about the price of a gallon of gas, therefore I don't feel my comments were out of line at all.

          In fact...

          Green laugh

          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.

            justxploring's avatar - villiarna
            Wandering Aimlessly
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            Posted: November 24, 2007, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

            Hello, Rainmaker.

            Since you asked - GA stands for Gambler's Anonymous.  $60 a day is quite a lot of money, even $60 a week if you aren't getting any positive results.  However, in response to "who asked your opinion about $60 for recreational play?"I see the point Coin Toss is trying to make since you mentioned that gas is expensive.  So when you brought that up, I also had the same reaction he did.  After all if $60 a day is "recreational" gambling then you wouldn't be concerned about an extra few gallons of gasoline, right?

            To stick to the subject as you requested, my opinion is that it's all about luck - being in the right place at the right time.  But how would anyone know where that magic spot is since the lottery drawing is an event that hasn't yet happened?  I mean, to answer "Yes" would be like saying the results are predetermined, as if a store or city has been chosen to be the next winner.

            However, I do the same thing as you and go to a variety of locations, although I don't go out of my way to do so since there are many retailers in this area, probably 30 (or more) within 10 miles including convenience stores, supermarkets, liquor stores, gas stations, etc.  If you are asking if I would drive to Miami where there seems to be a disproportionate number of jackpot winners, my answer is a definite NO.  However, whenever I'm in a different area, I try to pickup one or two tickets just for variety. But to drive 100 miles for a shot at a 23 million to 1 jackpot would be really crazy (at least in my opinion) 

              Southwest Florida
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              Posted: November 25, 2007, 1:33 am - IP Logged

              Justxploring, thanks for answering my question about "GA" and your input to my initial topics.Smiley


              The thing that is really annoying about Coin Toss assuming that I spend $60 for recreational play is:

              1. I never said that I play $60 a day, week, month or even year!

              2. What I said was: "If you were spending say $60 in quick pics...".  I never said that I do, will or have.  Notice, what I actually said was"if YOU were..."!

              2. It is still no one's business! 

              3. No matter how far I drive and where I go or even how much money I spend on the lottery, $3.40 per gallon is a rip-off!  Even when I win the lottery, $3.40 still could be a rip-off (maybe gas will be $4 gallon by thenEek).

              4. Since I work in one town and live in another, I was just curious.  I would not consider going out of my way, other than making an extra stop or two on the way to or from work.

              I'm sorry for ranting, but, it gets frustrating when your thread gets cluttered by assumptions by people who like to read between the lines rather than the lines themselves!Rant