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Posted: December 11, 2007, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

Although the lottery has been treating me like I was Joan Crawford's stepchild, I haven't lost confidence.

I am confident that I will win the lottery; 

For me, when it comes to the jackpot, the only question is "when"? 

Like The Doobie Brothers said, "What a fool believes, he sees." Wink

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    Posted: December 11, 2007, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

    I don't mean confidence in an arrogant way, but what's the point in playing if you don't believe you can win??? Hat


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      Posted: December 11, 2007, 10:57 pm - IP Logged

      You're right. Despite all logic, the best attitude is the most positive one. Whether it works or not, it's all we have to best influence whatever unseen magic in the universe might accomplish, like quantum theory, which defies all understanding.

      Keep up the good fight. I admire your tenacity tonight. Relentlessness toward a goal unseen. A lot of when I win and so forth. it's rubbing off on me.

      GOOD LUCK!

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        Posted: December 11, 2007, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

        Thanks and welcome back! Thumbs Up

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          Posted: December 11, 2007, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

          I don't mean confidence in an arrogant way, but what's the point in playing if you don't believe you can win??? Hat

               There is no point in playing if you don't think you can win.

               If anyone feels otherwise, please send me your money.  I will put it to good use (house on the beach, a Lear, a Telsa electric car, travel to England before Shria law takes affect, buy a barrel of Jack Daniels, join the mile high club, become a permanent member of the six foot under crowd, ect.). 

               Like that famous Green Bay Packer coach once said, (or was it Yoge Berra?)  "Winning ain't everything but it sure beats whatever is in second place."

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            Posted: December 12, 2007, 12:33 am - IP Logged

            I think saying we hope to win is a wee bit more realisitc - most drawings prove that millions of people who said they can win were wrong. 

            And we know that gambling is the workings slob's only real hope of ever making a big score.

            Oh- the football coach was Vince Lombardi and what he said was, "Winnig isn't everything, it's the only thing."

            Not sure who, but someone said, "Winning isn't everyhting , but losing sure sux." 

            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: December 12, 2007, 2:16 am - IP Logged

              I think there is a possibility I will win a jackpot, but it's not likely.  I don't think confidence has anything to do with it unless you believe you have control over the results and they aren't simply random numbers.

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                Posted: December 12, 2007, 5:36 am - IP Logged

                The bottom line is, SOMEBODY has to hit the jackpot. Why not you? Or me? Approve

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                  Posted: December 12, 2007, 8:22 am - IP Logged

                  Although the lottery has been treating me like I was Joan Crawford's stepchild, I haven't lost confidence.

                  I am confident that I will win the lottery; 

                  For me, when it comes to the jackpot, the only question is "when"? 

                  Like The Doobie Brothers said, "What a fool believes, he sees." Wink

                  I think confidence has a lot to do with it, the ability of thinking "when" and not "if" you win gives you the tenaciousness of repeat playing. I think someone said on here, "someone must win, why not you or me". You must play to win, so why not you or me????? Anyway, Good Luck to all!

                  A few years ago, billionaire Warren Buffett advised  "Investors should remember that excitement and expenses are their enemies. And if they insist on trying to time their participation in equities, they should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy only when others are fearful."

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                    Posted: December 12, 2007, 10:09 am - IP Logged

                    Confidence or Defiance?

                    Defiance: Resistance to an opposing force (The Lottery).

                    A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                      Posted: December 12, 2007, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

                      I have the belief that I will one day win big and I also have hope that I will win. I don't know if that is confidence or not. I just try to stay positive. I go in thinking that I am going to win. No use of playing if one thinks they are going to lose.

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                        Posted: December 12, 2007, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

                        I would never say something is impossible if there's a chance of winning, just unlikely if the odds are great. PB and MM have astronomical odds. Our Lotto game is 1:23M so, I recently began to play pick-5 and FL is 1 to 36.   1 in about 370K combinations compared to 146M or 170M sounds much easier to hit, right? If I spend $2 every day ($60 a month) on this one game I will spend more than $720 at the end of the year. That's more than the cost of a new computer or a new TV or several new suits or my annual electric bill. Of course it's only about 16 fill-ups at the tank these days!

                        Anyway, I took 720 plays and, assuming every day a different combination is drawn (which probably won't be the case over time) it could take more than 500 years for me to win. Yikes. So, although it lowers my chances, I decided that I can't afford another $60 a month and will just spend $1 and skip a few days now & then.

                        So I guess what I am trying to say is that hope and confidence are great things to have.  We need both of them all the time.  I grew up with little self-esteem, and if I had more confidence in myself, I probably would have gone a lot further in life.  A positive attitude is very important too.  We attract what is in our minds and hearts.  But my fear is that I hear so many people saying they are sure they are going to win, that I truly believe they're banking on it, not putting in whatever effort they need to work, save, live if they never hit.  Maybe I'm wrong or maybe nobody will admit it, but that's the tone I often hear on this board. There are only X amount of winners every year, which means that those people will eventually lose their hope and confidence & have shattered dreams after a while which is very sad. 

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                          Posted: December 12, 2007, 5:49 pm - IP Logged

                          The bottom line is, SOMEBODY has to hit the jackpot. Why not you? Or me? Approve

                          Lukin,

                          I'm just a little curious as to where you got that idea. Most drawings no one hits. Eventually somebody hits a jackpot, yes - but search this board for "Indiana Lottery"* or look for posts by "Losing Jeff" and see what you find.

                          I can't think of any source of info on any official lottery site where you would find "Somebody has to it the jackpot." 

                          Illinois has a jingle they play occassionally that goes, "Someone's going to lotto, why not you", but not "someone's going to hit the jackpot, why not you". Worried about false advertising? 

                          (*Recently, the Indiana lottery went for quite a strectch of time before anyone hit it) 

                          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, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

                            I have come to believe that when I hit it will be with my Pool friends..  I have pool 17 in the works now.. Will start Pool 18 tomorrow..

                            Each person putting in 1 dollar to make it stretch 10 draws, makes playing for 10cents a draw...  The pools are made up of different people... I have had to form a book to keep up with it all...

                            Special charts are being made now to narrow down the numbers... Some you just don't want to include in your picks... Those are most likely seen on quick picks and hardly ever on the actual draw results...

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                              Posted: December 13, 2007, 8:58 am - IP Logged

                              I think confidence has a lot to do with it, the ability of thinking "when" and not "if" you win gives you the tenaciousness of repeat playing. I think someone said on here, "someone must win, why not you or me". You must play to win, so why not you or me????? Anyway, Good Luck to all!

                              Thanks! I remember reading a book by Norman Vincent Peale entitled, "The Power of Positive Thinking".

                              You can do almost anything, if you only believe. Smile