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Is there a "Lottery Ego?"

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Which describes the average Lottery player ego?

I'm smarter than the average bear [ 5 ]  [8.33%]
The Amazing Kreskin ain't got nothing on me [ 1 ]  [1.67%]
My numbers can beat up your numbers [ 7 ]  [11.67%]
I own these numbers and I rule the world [ 2 ]  [3.33%]
I'm just the average shmegeggie who wants to win [ 27 ]  [45.00%]
Life stinks and then you die [ 4 ]  [6.67%]
I only play because I'm a masochist [ 2 ]  [3.33%]
I gave up drinking, smoking & sex. What's left? [ 7 ]  [11.67%]
I've got no ego, my ex got that too [ 3 ]  [5.00%]
Other [ 2 ]  [3.33%]
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Posted: June 29, 2008, 5:59 am - IP Logged

quoting jxp:

This "neurosis" probably applies to me since I still feel sick once ina while about numbers I didn't play that won a lot of money and try very hard not to write down combinations I don't actually play!

Now see if you had just said that in the beginning, we could have avoided all this commotion and just diagnosed it as 'an aversion to lists of numbers'. Green laugh

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    Posted: June 29, 2008, 11:58 am - IP Logged

    I found this site to be
    full of "overinflated egos"

    so I would say...yes. but would we really want it any other way?

    "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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      Posted: June 29, 2008, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

      The majority of the real lp players play to win. We encourage each other and congrats on a good post. Is that bragging? I think not. They are on to something that might help you get out of your losing way if you pay attention, and get your ego out of the way.

       

       

       

      Winning is Funtastic!

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        Posted: June 29, 2008, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

        I found this site to be
        full of "overinflated egos"

        so I would say...yes. but would we really want it any other way?

        well..some people chose studying numbers as a Hobby..or the numbers chose them if you are into that kinda stuff..most of the comments that you will read on the forums..any of the forums, are posted by people that actually know a thing or 2...Things that can AND DO HELP others play..because I will be the first to say that I know more than 100,000 AVERAGE BEARS but does that mean I have and Ego PROBLEM..no it doesnt..it just means I have been studying these numbers for 20 years and have learned a lot of valuable information about how whole numbers work in a random matrix..

        "Attention all Mathematicians: Check your degree at the door because when it comes to whole numbers you are the Amateur"

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          Posted: June 29, 2008, 1:12 pm - IP Logged

          It's the thrill and excitement of picking winning numbers str8 from the 1,000 str8s in the 3 game.

          The super big thrill is the four game. Which I have hit str8 for the money. I do not play the four that often but occasionaly when I need a new yacht.Big Grin

          WHATT

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            Posted: June 29, 2008, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

            It's the thrill and excitement of picking winning numbers str8 from the 1,000 str8s in the 3 game.

            The super big thrill is the four game. Which I have hit str8 for the money. I do not play the four that often but occasionaly when I need a new yacht.Big Grin

            I do not play the four that often but occasionaly when I need a new yacht.

             

            Well, if I win a big Lotto jackpot, maybe I can float you a loan.   Razz   My problem is, if I keep buying tickets, I'll probably be up the creek without a paddle.  So I'm trying to get 5 in a row.  (groan)  Hope the tides will soon be turning and I won't have to bail or wave good-bye. 

            Thud

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              Posted: June 29, 2008, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

              "Zis has notink to do wis ze jzackpots und everytink to do wis ze previous employments."

               

              We were talking about "lists" not Liszt.   Chair

              I do not have any problem with composers.  I love the piano, although I am opposed to using unnecessary violinz when randomly selecting a string of numbers.  I just don't find predictions to be instrumental in winning a jackpot.  I suppose it's up to you if you feel like tooting your own horn.

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                Posted: June 29, 2008, 6:27 pm - IP Logged

                Justxploring,

                C'mon, you write the Frank & Ernest cartoons, right?

                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: June 29, 2008, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

                  Okay, time*treat, but is the insurance company the player or the lottery?  I would answer "Lottery" simply because it is analyzing loss/gain to make a profit.   They are gambling that the majority of people won't get sick or die or get in accidents (depending on what type of course)   The Lottery designs games that will only payout a certain percentage so they can make a big profit.  Maybe the lottery is more like an insurance company than I first admitted!  After all, both of them want the consumer to spend as much as he can for as long as he can without ever collecting the product.   

                  I guess one reason I keep bringing this up is that, even if I believed that a system might work, it only makes sense if you actually spend the money to test it.   I understand what you & RJOh are saying, but I would never gamble the amount of money needed to bet all the numbers a system might generate each week.

                  There are many reasons why lotteries are like insurance companies with the most obvious being they both know the percentages are in their favor before they ever sell their first lottery ticket or policy. I'm not sure if we can compare lottery players to policy holders because the betting structures are different and I don't know how to explain a policy holder's "winning or losing" in lottery terms.

                  The best games of chance for the lotteries are the ones that give the player the illusion they can create a system that can beat the odds or offer a jackpot where is seems silly to think it’s a bad idea to bet a buck with the chance to win millions. The lotteries are hoping that some players believe they are smarter than average bear and the egos of all the average shmegeggie who just want to win will never allow the overwhelming odds against them to get in the way.

                  I believe their is a little ego involved when somebody says they know they will win the big jackpot using their system.

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                    Posted: June 29, 2008, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

                    The lotteries tend to increase the matrix size of lotto games as the bears get smarter...pick 3 and pick 4 remain the same.

                    Something is different.

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                      The lottery is a game after all right? If someone wants to come up with a strategy to win the jackpot, then there's nothing wrong with that.

                      Gonna win.Big Smile

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                        The lottery is a game after all right? If someone wants to come up with a strategy to win the jackpot, then there's nothing wrong with that.

                        That's very true, Guru101.

                        But someone saying they are working on one is a universe or two different than people saying they've cracked the code and never producing a jackpot winner. 

                        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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                          I do think some people have a "lottery ego" but it's not the ones who are trying to develop a strategy or system to improve their chances of winning, it those who come to LP and suggest everyone else should play certain numbers for a while because they or a family member had a dream or a particular experience.  They not only lose when they play those numbers but so does everyone else who play those numbers.

                          I could be wrong but I won't believe anything different until someone comes to LP, suggest some numbers to play and there's a total melt down of a game because hundreds of winners played their numbers.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            I do think some people have a "lottery ego" but it's not the ones who are trying to develop a strategy or system to improve their chances of winning, it those who come to LP and suggest everyone else should play certain numbers for a while because they or a family member had a dream or a particular experience.  They not only lose when they play those numbers but so does everyone else who play those numbers.

                            I could be wrong but I won't believe anything different until someone comes to LP, suggest some numbers to play and there's a total melt down of a game because hundreds of winners played their numbers.

                            A lottery meltdown, next thing you know they'll say it contributes to global warming, or would it be global winning?

                            Sun SmileyI think I am the hottest number picker there is,  sunshine, I'm on fire.  Been doin it several billion years, and I'll be smokin' hot for several billion more, sooner or later I'm a gonna hit, time is on my side, sunny side, that is.


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                              Posted: July 9, 2008, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

                              I don't do the numbers thing like everyone else here, and I don't pretend to understand them.

                              That said, my ex got my ego along with his "happiness", his employee-girlfriend-wife, and their illegitimate 4 year old that was born 2 years before he even asked for the divorce. (yes, I am harboring a wee bit of bitterness)

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                              However, I do have the power of positive thinking, as long as I'm not thinking of my ex.  Let It All Out  I think that is part of my 'lottery personality'. 

                              As a matter of fact and despite not winning a piece of the Michigan Millionaire Raffle, I just won $100 on an instant loose ticket so now I can go with my ex's cousins and aunt to the aunt's birthday casino day!

                              Party

                              See, that is the power of positive thinking....I think....

                              Crazy 

                              Piaceri you have had it ruff and I hope you win the lottery someday . If for nothing else , just to show your Ex " Who needs you ? " .

                              As for an ego I say most of us just want to have a Dream and ego doesn't enter into it at all . Most things can be taken from us, as you have seen, but NO ONE can take your dreams . Besides that any cat lover , as you must be , deserves to win . Good luck and God Bless .