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How many minutes/hours a day do you think about the Lottery?

1 minute--as I buy my Quick Pick [ 2 ]  [5.13%]
15 minutes--as I'm doing my numbers workout [ 4 ]  [10.26%]
Too much! Can't count that high [ 25 ]  [64.10%]
Other--please explain [ 8 ]  [20.51%]
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Posted: March 8, 2008, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

I bet some of us don't realize how much time we spend thinking or pondering the lottery. Those minutes can add up! I know I've spent considerable time over the past 2 years working with numbers and such. 

How about you? What's your average "minutes" per day?

Thanks in advance!

Do You Want To Win Today?  http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/286011

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    Posted: March 8, 2008, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

    In the past three or four months not much time at all. maybe a couple minutes a day working my numbers.

    Prior to that I use to do a lot of work on the lottery as my blog will testify.

    Have pretty much done all the figuring out I need and probably did not need to do so as I had it figured out before I came to Lottery Post. Was just spending time looking for other approches.

    I did find another approach I like and that is the ev-od/hi-lo system.

    Now I just come on lottery post to check results daily and read a few blogs and postings on the forums.

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      Posted: March 8, 2008, 3:37 pm - IP Logged

      I don't think I even know. lol. I do know that I spend way more then 15 minutes a day thinking about my numbers, playing, winning and other lottery related things. 

      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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        Posted: March 8, 2008, 3:47 pm - IP Logged

        I spend time on my program but it also develops programming and logic skills. There are so many ways to analyze past drawings and patterns and you have to keep changing your strategy. i.e. one of my systems does very well in December-Janu.-Feb. but lousy in the Summer and something that did OK last year might not this year. I'd rather have one decent profit-making system and only use that and not have to think about it so much, or I'd rather have enough $ that I don't need to even play (but would predict #s for others). It's only because of all the talk of recession and higher cost of living that I hope to win enough to not have to worry about that. Other than that the main thing overloading my thoughts is the nature of the Universe itself and the unsolved question of what it means to be an individual and the structure of time. The Lottery is much easier to figure out!

        I generally don't go for systems based on "math" such as even/odd or adding from previous drawings, except on computerized drawings where math is being used to generate drawings so math should be used to try to predict them.

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          Posted: March 8, 2008, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

          let see...8 hours work, 8 hours sleep(<<3 hours dreaming about hitting lotto), 1hour buying tickets and crunching numbers ...so i guess 4 hours total daily..you can call it a part time job

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            Posted: March 8, 2008, 4:57 pm - IP Logged

            let see...8 hours work, 8 hours sleep(<<3 hours dreaming about hitting lotto), 1hour buying tickets and crunching numbers ...so i guess 4 hours total daily..you can call it a part time job

            That pretty much sums me up to. LOL

            I forgot to add the amount I am sitting on LP, then I add another hour. Plus I have to count the nights I dream about winning  then add another hour or two for subconsciousness.

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              Posted: March 8, 2008, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

              My vote was for Other- let's face it, we're here at LP multiple times a day, and every time we come here we're thinking about the lottery one way or another.

              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: March 8, 2008, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

                I probably average close to an hour per day - messing around with systems mostly in Excel. I only buy tickets about once per week. And I can't really track the amount of time I spend here... I pretty much keep LotteryPost open in a tab the entire time I'm online. 

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                  Posted: March 8, 2008, 5:50 pm - IP Logged

                  My vote was for Other- let's face it, we're here at LP multiple times a day, and every time we come here we're thinking about the lottery one way or another.

                  I Agree!

                  I agree.  The other day on the radio the DJ was playing a song from Hotel California which came out in 1976 so I started to think "maybe it's a sign I should play 1976."   That night the play-4 number was 1972.


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                    Posted: March 9, 2008, 1:05 am - IP Logged

                    I don't spend any time thinking about the lottery.  Not a second even.

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                      Posted: March 9, 2008, 4:57 am - IP Logged

                      24/7.  Literally. I eat, sleep, dream, and breathe the lotto. I also do affirmations, and am working on utilizing the law of attraction as a way of life.

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                        Posted: March 9, 2008, 11:09 am - IP Logged

                        24/7.  Literally. I eat, sleep, dream, and breathe the lotto. I also do affirmations, and am working on utilizing the law of attraction as a way of life.

                        Sounds like you have a plan, much wonderful luck to you!  Sun Smiley

                        If you haven't, check out my blog for some good articles and tidbits of inspiration.

                        Good luck to everyone!

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                          Posted: March 9, 2008, 11:14 am - IP Logged

                          Some people make a living playing the lottery.

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                            Posted: March 9, 2008, 1:00 pm - IP Logged

                            This is a very good question/poll -- I just wish there were more choices!  It would be interesting to see a breakdown of time spent on the lottery stretching from a minute to 10+ hours like this:

                            • 1 minute
                            • 5 minutes
                            • 15 minutes
                            • 30 minutes
                            • 1 hour
                            • up to 2 hours
                            • up to 4 hours
                            • up to 6 hours
                            • up to 8 hours
                            • 10 hours or greater

                             

                            Check the State Lottery Report Card
                            What grade did your lottery earn?

                             

                            Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
                            Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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                              Posted: March 9, 2008, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

                              This is a very good question/poll -- I just wish there were more choices!  It would be interesting to see a breakdown of time spent on the lottery stretching from a minute to 10+ hours like this:

                              • 1 minute
                              • 5 minutes
                              • 15 minutes
                              • 30 minutes
                              • 1 hour
                              • up to 2 hours
                              • up to 4 hours
                              • up to 6 hours
                              • up to 8 hours
                              • 10 hours or greater

                              I voted for other. one because none of the choices fit my situation.

                              I would say that in a given week (besides the time on this site, participating in forums, and putting up predictions for different lotteries that I don't play in real life) I probably spend about 4-6 hours a week discussing strageties for the next draw, number crunching, filling out slips, keeping records, and balancing the book. oh, and telephone calls from my pool members calling in thier numbers.

                              time spent a day varies on whether or not it is a draw night.

                              "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"