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Entertaining the Lottery Fairy

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Posted: December 15, 2007, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

We've surely all had a lot of "almosts" and close calls, let's do a thread something like "bad beat" poker stories.

I've had tickets for jackpot games where I "walked between the raindrops" - you know, like your ticket has 3 16 22 23 27 and when the numbers are drawn 2 17 21 28 29 hit!

Here's my latest, played a QP Pick 4 and it gave me 9357. Not even close. But the next day the mid day was 5397,

Bang Head

I'm sure the "Lottery Fairy" really gets some laughs out of this kind of stuff.

Put your "Lotto "bad beat" stories here.

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 15, 2007, 7:23 pm - IP Logged

    Ugh, I have had that happen to me.   

    Here is my story. I had a group of numbers that I played regularly (they were numbers I had created from a wheel) and I had already played them for three weeks. Well, I was coming short on money having lost my job and decided that I had to put off playing the lottery until things looked better on the job front. I wanted to play and my gut was telling me to play, but I decided to save the little money I had. Well the next drawing came out and I missed winning $5,000 on one ticket and $500 on another. I can tell you it was very upsetting. For a week or two afterwards, all I could think of was if I had just played my numbers. *sigh* No Nod 

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      Posted: December 15, 2007, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

      i played the kentucky raffle back in august and i missed $5000 by one number i had 403055 and the winner was 403054. i guess i should have gotten in line faster. my ticket was an instant $7 winner so at least i won that.

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        Posted: December 16, 2007, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

        We've surely all had a lot of "almosts" and close calls, let's do a thread something like "bad beat" poker stories.

        I've had tickets for jackpot games where I "walked between the raindrops" - you know, like your ticket has 3 16 22 23 27 and when the numbers are drawn 2 17 21 28 29 hit!

        Here's my latest, played a QP Pick 4 and it gave me 9357. Not even close. But the next day the mid day was 5397,

        Bang Head

        I'm sure the "Lottery Fairy" really gets some laughs out of this kind of stuff.

        Put your "Lotto "bad beat" stories here.

        Well that fairy must have been laughing pretty hard on 12/7 this year. The Mega Millions was roughly 70+ million, the numbers were 12,18,26,28,51+35. I had 12, 18, 25,28,51+34 on line 3, and 11,19,26,27,50+35 on line 4-----MadGod did that hurt,Chair can you taste itOogle!!!!!!

        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 16, 2007, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

          Well that fairy must have been laughing pretty hard on 12/7 this year. The Mega Millions was roughly 70+ million, the numbers were 12,18,26,28,51+35. I had 12, 18, 25,28,51+34 on line 3, and 11,19,26,27,50+35 on line 4-----MadGod did that hurt,Chair can you taste itOogle!!!!!!

          Oh wow, very close indeed.

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            Posted: December 16, 2007, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

            I think we all have one of these stories. Mine is a lucky for life ticket in Washington. My numbers were

            6,21,23,26  the numbers drawn for $50,000 6,22,23,26. But whatever just keep donating my money.

            live to play another day. We will all win eventually. Keep playing folks.

            go zags

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              Posted: December 16, 2007, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

              Last Sunday I played 2371 in TN 18 times....  It came out on Thursday... No ticket for Thursday

                   OLD/Vtrac   Lottery Bible         Double Warnings      Thumbs Up TN F34/F44

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                Posted: December 16, 2007, 3:25 pm - IP Logged

                The worst was when Lotto 5 was up to 415K... I worked the 221 system and came up with 40 numbers.. out of the 40 I played only 8 for two draws.   That night all five appear from one of the  32 that I chose not to play.  I ended up with $60 instead of $415K.

                     OLD/Vtrac   Lottery Bible         Double Warnings      Thumbs Up TN F34/F44

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                  Posted: December 16, 2007, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

                  The worst was when Lotto 5 was up to 415K... I worked the 221 system and came up with 40 numbers.. out of the 40 I played only 8 for two draws.   That night all five appear from one of the  32 that I chose not to play.  I ended up with $60 instead of $415K.

                  tntea was that before the tn lottery changed to RNG or after?

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                    Posted: December 16, 2007, 10:56 pm - IP Logged

                    tntea

                    OUCH! Sooo close!

                    This is a little freaky, from the OP of this thread posted 12-15-07: 

                    "...like your ticket has 3 16 22 23 27..."

                    drawing for Illlinois Litle Lotto 12-16-07:

                    1 17 22 23 24 

                    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 16, 2007, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

                      tntea was that before the tn lottery changed to RNG or after?

                      before.. it was listed in the pick 5 games forum...

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                        Posted: December 17, 2007, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

                        We've surely all had a lot of "almosts" and close calls, let's do a thread something like "bad beat" poker stories.

                        I've had tickets for jackpot games where I "walked between the raindrops" - you know, like your ticket has 3 16 22 23 27 and when the numbers are drawn 2 17 21 28 29 hit!

                        Here's my latest, played a QP Pick 4 and it gave me 9357. Not even close. But the next day the mid day was 5397,

                        Bang Head

                        I'm sure the "Lottery Fairy" really gets some laughs out of this kind of stuff.

                        Put your "Lotto "bad beat" stories here.

                             I wish I could come that close.  Just once, I would like to come that close.  I might enjoy the agony.

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                          Posted: December 17, 2007, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

                          I personally think that when gambling, there are two possible outcomes....you win, or you don't. If you spend a second more thinking about "almosts" you're liable to drive yourself crazy.

                          "If you just keep believing, that dream that you wish will come true"

                          Bed

                           

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                            Posted: December 17, 2007, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

                            I personally think that when gambling, there are two possible outcomes....you win, or you don't. If you spend a second more thinking about "almosts" you're liable to drive yourself crazy.

                            That's why they're called "bad beat" stories.

                            As exciting as the 1986 World series was, what's it most remembered for? Buckner's error! 

                            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 20, 2007, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

                              Well I keep entertaining her:

                              Dec 18 '07

                              My ticket:

                                                   8  9  14  28  36     

                              Draw             7  9  13  15  23

                               

                              Dec 20 '07

                              My ticket:

                                                  23   24   30   36   37

                              Draw:             5   23   26   35   38

                              Bang Head
                               

                              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.