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Have you ever just missed it by one number?

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LottoL's avatar - techno eye.jpg
United States
Member #33719
February 24, 2006
705 Posts
Posted: July 25, 2008, 9:50 pm - IP Logged

When playing Powerball or Megamillions, I've noticed many people
who have played say that they just missed hitting several of their
selections by just one number.  Has this ever happened to you?

It has happened to me several times.  I was just curious if anyone
here on the Lottery Post website has ever tried to explain this
phenomenon?  It appears that if you can explain why this occurs,
you may be on your way to one of the keys of unlocking one of the
mysteries of the Lottery Lockbox - (if you will). 

Any thoughts on this subject?

Good Luck!

    Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
    United States
    Member #48725
    January 7, 2007
    1953 Posts
    Posted: July 25, 2008, 9:55 pm - IP Logged

    "Missed it by one number" means nothing. When it comes to the lottery, you get what you get.

    Gonna win.Big Smile

      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
      United States
      Member #9
      March 24, 2001
      19828 Posts
      Posted: July 25, 2008, 11:10 pm - IP Logged

      I've only come that close once years ago in the Ohio Super Lotto, a 6/49+1 game. I won $1500 instead $17M if my memory is right.  I had just retired and was developing my system so I was sure it would happen again.  That was seven years ago and it hasn't happen since even though I think my system has improved.  I'm beginning to think it was due more to luck than my system.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   Evil Looking       

        Thoth's avatar - binary
        Findlay, Ohio
        United States
        Member #4855
        May 28, 2004
        400 Posts
        Posted: July 25, 2008, 11:17 pm - IP Logged

        A few years ago my sister had 4 of 5 plus the megaball on the mega millions....missed it by one stinking number.  Sad part is, she don't even use systems or strategies or even really follow the game much. Was I a bit jelous??? Oh yea! lol

        ~Probability=Odds in Motion~

          ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
          United States
          Member #56506
          November 21, 2007
          6537 Posts
          Posted: July 26, 2008, 12:12 am - IP Logged

          On Mega Millions or Powerball? Nope. Haven't got that close yet. LOL On other games yeah.

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

            spy153's avatar - maren

            United States
            Member #28409
            December 15, 2005
            1198 Posts
            Posted: July 26, 2008, 12:34 am - IP Logged

            I have done it often.  It is very frustrating knowing that I was only one number off of winning thousands sometimes, and millions other.  For instance, one time, my numbers were all exactly one number off from the draw.  Every number.  Another time, I did win money, but three of the other numbers were exactly one number off.  (Actually, that one has happened quite a bit.)  And yet another time, I picked all six numbers correctly.... I just played them on the wrong jackpot game...should have played those numbers on mega millions rather than powerball.  And there was one time when I got 4 numbers and the other two, well, were "on the right path".  But the ones that bother me the most are the ones, I play all the time and they only come out when I don't play at all.  Or I just didn't play that particular line that particular night., but have played for every draw for years.  Every number will come out just as I have played them.  {I know people don't believe me when I say that, but one of these days I will scan some of those tickets (when I get a scanner or a camera that is working)  and show everyone here that it has happened., if it happens again.}  Frustrating.  And yet, another time I was "chasing it hard" when I got 3 numbers consecutively time and again on the same ticket, but failed to match the other three by a lousy number or two.

            My only explanation for all of this is:  It will happen for me when it is time for me to win.

            voir-vous dans mes reves!Cool

              New Mexico
              United States
              Member #58526
              February 18, 2008
              683 Posts
              Posted: July 26, 2008, 12:53 am - IP Logged

              Never been that close on a big jackpot game, but tonight I played 2944 (straight/box) in TX pick 4 and a 1944 dropped.  One stinking digit away from $2700. Bang Head  Also had a quick pick for the same draw 9434 (straight/box)!

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                United States
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                June 16, 2006
                1969 Posts
                Posted: July 26, 2008, 2:11 am - IP Logged