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Posted: July 22, 2008, 5:15 pm - IP Logged

LUCK

Don't let them tell you winning the lottery is all about waiting for your lucky day.  There are folks winning all the time......and luck has very little to do with it (OK maybe a sprinkle).

I dedicate every win I ever have.....and encourage those who work hard to develop methods to create they're own luck.  I feel that alot of folks who throw this dirty word around only do it because they just can't figure it out.  Stick hopeless randomness where the sun dosent shine.  There is a way.  Find it.

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    Posted: July 22, 2008, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

    Mine would be:

    LOSE

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

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      Posted: July 22, 2008, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

      DownandDirty,

      While things like the examples below happen while other people are knocking themselves out with software, excel programs, tracking, back testing, etc, if not luck, what would you call it?

      From the book Infinite Financial Freedom, What to do Before and After You Hit the Lottery:

      Some of the more unusual ways that multi-million dollar winners have picked their winning numbers included using these:

      a dart board's numbers picked by throwing darts

      a camera's serial number

      the rural route numbers on the commute to buy the winning ticket

      the serial number from a Social Security check

      the lot number on a box of doughnuts bought while waiting in line to buy the winning ticket   Lep

      If those aren't examples of luck, what are they?

      Ask anyone who works in a casino, race track, sports book, or lottery if luck exists or not.

      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: July 22, 2008, 6:18 pm - IP Logged

        LUCK

        Don't let them tell you winning the lottery is all about waiting for your lucky day.  There are folks winning all the time......and luck has very little to do with it (OK maybe a sprinkle).

        I dedicate every win I ever have.....and encourage those who work hard to develop methods to create they're own luck.  I feel that alot of folks who throw this dirty word around only do it because they just can't figure it out.  Stick hopeless randomness where the sun dosent shine.  There is a way.  Find it.

        No such thing as LUCK  ?????

        Well, you try telling Lucy's Uncle, Charlie Kadingles about that and see what he says...!   Hmphhhhh. Oh, by the way (hence) L U C K.... 

                                                     

                                                       "  When Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty "

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          Posted: July 22, 2008, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

          "Don't let them tell you winning the lottery is all about waiting for your lucky day.  There are folks winning all the time......and luck has very little to do with it"

          I've never been lucky enough to meet even one of those folks who are winning all the time.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: July 22, 2008, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

            Of course luck exists.  People get lucky every day.  Most Lottery winners are just lucky. I merely suggest that unless you don't want to wait until you find a bag of money buried in your backyard ....that there are better ways to speed up the process.

            I am sure there are a number of LP members who won through, primarily hard work.

             

            That's right.  You hav'nt met many of the folks who are winning consistently.

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              Posted: July 23, 2008, 10:50 am - IP Logged

              Lottery: a venture whose outcome is a matter of luck (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/lottery)

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                Posted: July 23, 2008, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

                Imo, with Pick 3 and Pick 4, using methods can be very successful. However, with games like Powerball and Megamillions and some other Pick 6/Pick 5 games, I really believe that Luck is a big factor. The odds are just too high to have any one method be successful in getting wins.

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

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                  Posted: July 23, 2008, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

                  Favorite 4 letter word -   HOPE

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                    Posted: July 23, 2008, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

                    Imo, with Pick 3 and Pick 4, using methods can be very successful. However, with games like Powerball and Megamillions and some other Pick 6/Pick 5 games, I really believe that Luck is a big factor. The odds are just too high to have any one method be successful in getting wins.

                    ThatScaryChick

                    In the opening post of this thread DownandDirty said "winning the lottery". Hitting pick 3s and 4s are nice, but "winning the lottery" means making a huge score, a jackpot, somewhere between $2 and $360 million (or whatever the highest jackpot yet has been.

                    When one wins the lottery they are "set for life" (as long as they don't blow it), it's a life-changing event. I can't see hitting up Pick 3 and Pick 4 payoffs in the same category as "winning the lottery".

                    Tell you what, hit a Pick 3 and call up a family member, close friend, or go into work and say you "won the lottery". See what happens.

                    Maybe we should have a poll on this.

                    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: July 23, 2008, 1:33 pm - IP Logged

                      I know he said "winning the lottery". I brought up Pick3/4 in the beginning of my comment then I discussed PB and MM. I said that Luck has a lot to do with winning a big jackpot. I have no idea why you are talking to me as if I said winning Pick 3 was like being winning a big jackpot. I made no such claims in my post.

                      What?

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

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                        Posted: July 23, 2008, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

                        Coin Toss, I don't see where Scary was saying that pick-3 or pick-4 would be a huge lottery win - just that the luck factor applies much more to games with higher odds.

                        Anyway, one reason I am against publishing a press release about wins less than a million is

                        hit a Pick 3 and call up a family member, close friend, or go into work and say you "won the lottery". See what happens.

                        When there is a Raffle or someone wins Gas For A Year, all people see in the paper or hear on TV is "Susan Johnson won the Lottery."   But that's an entirely different topic! 

                         

                        EDIT:  We posted our comments at the same time.   Didn't see the 1:33 post above.   

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                          Posted: July 23, 2008, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

                          Thank justxploring! I knew I didn't say anything about Pick 3 and Pick 4 being a huge win. I have no idea where Coin Toss came up with that.

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

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                            Posted: July 23, 2008, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

                            Thank justxploring! I knew I didn't say anything about Pick 3 and Pick 4 being a huge win. I have no idea where Coin Toss came up with that.

                            A few years ago in Ohio a guy bought a motor cycle and it was in a packing grate. He played the numbers on it in the pick-4 and won $400 for the box bet. In the next draw he bet the entire $400 on the same number straight and won $2,000,000. I'm not sure if the word "luck" even applies when the same digits are are drawn 2 drawings in a row and the way he bet it.

                            When you think about it, even winning $40 in the pick-3 could be a huge win when the winnings are parlayed. MM and PB are strange games because the odds and payoffs are terrible, but yet it's possible to become a multi-millionaire and $250,000 ain't bad either.

                            Winning $500 in the pick-3 might not seem huge, but it could be.

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                              Posted: July 23, 2008, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

                              ThatScaryChick

                              I didn't meant to reply just to you, but since the OP mentioned winning the lottery and then Pick 3 and Pick 4 came up I just wanted to add that not everyone considers hitting them winning the lottery.

                              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.