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Posted: December 11, 2007, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

I once printed a paper with LP address on it, got me some tape and when to my favorite gas station where they had a section where you can play lottery...On their glass door i placed the paper with some tape, the paper also said "We've got good predictions for any lottery and any state"....I even thought of doing that to every gas station in my town...Well that was when i was in the States, right now i am in Panama...Maybe you/we could do the same thing but instead of placing LP adress on it, we say: Stop playing the combinations 1,2,3,4,5,6 and birthday dates because 3 to 7 thousand maybe more if you account the birthday dates will win the same jackpot and if you win you will have to share it with 3 to 7 thousand more people maybe even more..

I'll like to know what's the number of people that play birthday dates...

 

 

"The lotto Truth is Out There..."               "Taken from context of the movie "The X-Files"..."

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    Posted: December 12, 2007, 12:03 am - IP Logged

    What Gail Howard said was don't make all of your numbers 31 or less, because a lot of people play birthdays, which can only be 1 to 31, and if you hiy such a ticket you may be aplitting the jackpot many ways.

    A lot of people do play 1 2 3 4 5 6 , but a lot of people also think Lo ball poker sounds like a great game because they always get 'bad' cards- so they go into Lo ball pots with pairs of Kings and such!

    Wink

    As for "idiots", well, lotto players are only idiots until they hit something, then it's, "Hi ole buddy ole pal"!

    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: December 12, 2007, 12:22 am - IP Logged

      I've also read (Gail Howard) about how many people play the combo 123456 in the 6/49 games.  While she's probably right about that and how small everyones take would be if the number did come up, she goes on to incorrectly assume that that combo will most likely never be drawn because "its numbers are too far out of balance" with regards to all six digits being so low in the ball set matrix.

      It's just as probable to see that combo drawn as it is any other number that wins on any given day.  That would be like saying 123 wont be drawn in Pick 3 or 1234 in the Pick 4.

      Expecting the unexpected...

      In 9,692,843 random 6 of 49 drawings, there is only a 50% chance that youll see 123456 get drawn (or any other specific combo for that matter).

      The odds of a 6 of 49 game are about 1 in 13.98 million. If you played 123456 for 13.98 million games, there is a 63.21% chance that 123456 will be drawn.

      To get closer to certainty, there is a 99% chance that 123456 will be drawn within 64,397,850 games. LOL... if you had that kind of money (and time) to spend chasing one number, why even play to bein with? Bash

      ~Probability=Odds in Motion~

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        Posted: December 12, 2007, 12:46 am - IP Logged

        If they stopped playing those numbers then it would make it more difficult for us to hit it ..also it helps to grow the jackpot ...dont tell them to stop playing 123456 otherwise our chances go down (slightly)...we need every tiny percentage advanatage we can get

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          Posted: December 12, 2007, 12:50 am - IP Logged

          If they stopped playing those numbers then it would make it more difficult for us to hit it ..also it helps to grow the jackpot ...dont tell them to stop playing 123456 otherwise our chances go down (slightly)...we need every tiny percentage advanatage we can get

          If someone plays 123456 and suddenly stops playing those (or even stops playing at all), no one elses chances go up, or down.

          If she or he decides to play other numbers, the only reflection this could have on someone else playing numbers in the same game is that the winnings might have to be split. 

          lasas3

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            Posted: December 12, 2007, 1:29 am - IP Logged

            Is that what you've been trying to do? Big Smile

            Whoa, I was quoting another member.  I never called anyone an idiot.   Unfortunately, people on this board are very hostile.

            JadeLottery was saying that people who play certain combinations weren't very bright and used the word "idiot" and I was responding to his remark.

            I agree with RJOH about the low numbers.  Many times a Fantasy 5 jackpot in FL has been won by 1 person and sometimes it has been hit by 10.  Of course I'd want to win $280,000 but what's wrong with $28,000 for a buck?  Then I've seen a similar combination of numbers, where 2 or 3 of the same numbers are drawn and the others are only +1 or +2 and nobody hits the jackpot.

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              Posted: December 12, 2007, 1:51 am - IP Logged

              If someone plays 123456 and suddenly stops playing those (or even stops playing at all), no one elses chances go up, or down.

              If she or he decides to play other numbers, the only reflection this could have on someone else playing numbers in the same game is that the winnings might have to be split. 

              I Agree!

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                Posted: December 12, 2007, 2:36 am - IP Logged

                LOL It would be interesting to see what would happen if that combination fell! LOL

                I'd never play those numbers, but I'd pay good money to see them come up just to find out what would really happen and enjoy the mayhem.

                I don't know about other states, but in the early 80's New York ran ads in the paper telling people to stop playing obvious patterns. At that time, the most common combination played for NY lotto was the combination that ran diagonally down and right from the top corner of the playslip. Down and left from the top right corner was the second most common. I believe they said that close to 10,000 people played  each of those combinations every drawing.  AFAIR, they said nothing about 1,2,3,4,5,6, but I'm sure it's a safe bet that it's played by many people. One of my coworkers back then told me he played it, but that was because he figured most people would avoid it. This was back when a big jackpot was 5 to 7 million. There was no cash option, but I believe the rules did call for a lump sum if the annual payments were below a certain level.  The actual payouts for one of the diagonals could have been as little as  250 bucks, figuring a cash value of 2.5 million split 10,000 ways. I've always wondered how many of those winners wouldn't have a job by the time they found out what they had really won. It can be really embarassing trying to get your job back if you've told your boss what you really think of them.

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                  Posted: December 12, 2007, 2:41 am - IP Logged

                  As seen on the documentary, "The Curse Of The Lottery", many times IDIOTS are the BIG WINNERS!!!!

                  Oftentimes Good Luck flows in OPPOSITION to intelligence. Cool

                  Since the lottery is pretty close to random we can be sure of certain things.

                  If 1% of players are named Fred then 1% of winners will be named Fred.

                  If 20% of players went to college then 20% of winners went to college.

                  If 48% of players are male then 48% of winners are male.

                  If x% of winners are idiots, then x% of players are idiots.

                  The only thing we can't be sure of is the specific requirements  to qualify as an idiot.

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                    Posted: December 12, 2007, 2:43 am - IP Logged

                    There is a huge difference between splitting a jackpot with one person and splitting it with 3000 to 7000 people. The before tax cash value of tonight's Mega Millions jackpot is about $70 million and if 3500 players shared, they would each get $20,000. Five numbers without the Mega Ball pays 10 times more.

                    We hear people saying "if I had one more number" but never "if I had one less number".

                    If one of the heavily played combinations wins I'd guess there would also be an unusally high number of 2nd place winners, and the payouts would be pari-mutuel. The big mystery is how many 2nd place winners there would be for 1,2,3,4,5 and 6. My guess is that a lot of people consider that and decide that it's an unlikely/popular/bizarre combination and change one or two of the numbers. I wouldn't be at all suprised to find out that thousands of people play 1,2,3,4,5 and a mega or power ball other than 6. For pick 5 and 6 games I'd guess  plenty of people play 4 or 5 in a row and then one that doesn't continue the pattern. The Second  prize could be bigger than first prize, but  I'd expect it to be 10 to 100% bigger, and nowhere close to it's usual amount.

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                      Posted: December 12, 2007, 2:50 am - IP Logged

                       KY Floyd writes: I don't know about other states, but in the early 80's New York ran ads in the paper telling people to stop playing obvious patterns. At that time, the most common combination played for NY lotto was the combination that ran diagonally down and right from the top corner of the playslip

                       

                      I mentioned a few weeks ago that I got back a ticket that had 2 combinations and I had only played 1.  It was one of those "mistakes" we talk about on the board.  Maybe there was dust in the terminal or on the card.  However, the next week I figured I'd do something new - play the mistake that was printed the previous week.  13-20-27-34-41-48   When the clerk handed me the slip the first time, I should have noticed that each number was +7 but I didn't and just paid for the extra line.  When I filled out the card the next week, it was a straight line down the Lotto card.  I played it once or twice and then stopped. 

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                        Posted: December 12, 2007, 8:08 am - IP Logged

                        justxploring: "Whoa, I was quoting another member."

                        I meant were you here on Lottery Post trying to find a way to win? Smile

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                          Posted: December 12, 2007, 8:15 am - IP Logged

                          Ky Floyd: "It can really be embarrassing trying to get your job back if you've told your boss what you really think of them".

                          LOL I'd also like to see that! Big Grin