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Posted: November 8, 2008, 8:42 am - IP Logged

It's getting hard to stay enthusiastic after playing in a pool for over a year and a half without getting anything more than a 3 or 4 outa 6 win!  I used to be so much more enthusiastic about playing, but now it seems like it is just becoming a routine-not getting excited about it very much any more!  Know what I mean?No Nod

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    Can't really blame anyone if they are not excited about playing, the excitement comes after winning of course. However, to keep the fun in playing try looking into developing methods on how to select your numbers, and turn it into a system to use. This way your excitement are there in knowing you have a chance and the idea of beating the odds with your system. My enjoyment is now in the process it takes to come up with the numbers, along with making a trip to the retail store to get them printed on a ticket. The result will let me know if I need more work on the system, and usually it does tell me I need more work, so I go back to the drawing board with more excitements. Of course, I get mad when I loose all my money, but then again I was using a bad system at the time...>_<

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      Posted: November 8, 2008, 9:26 am - IP Logged

      It's getting hard to stay enthusiastic after playing in a pool for over a year and a half without getting anything more than a 3 or 4 outa 6 win!  I used to be so much more enthusiastic about playing, but now it seems like it is just becoming a routine-not getting excited about it very much any more!  Know what I mean?No Nod

      I feel your pain. The Powerball group I am in at work has been playing the same numbers for 2 and 1/2 years. 15 of us put 10 dollars in to it a week and we powerplay those same numbers and the best we ever did was 3 plus 1  times 5 multiplier.  That's 1500.00 bucks I have invested into the group.  Gone too far to turn back now.

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        I feel your pain. The Powerball group I am in at work has been playing the same numbers for 2 and 1/2 years. 15 of us put 10 dollars in to it a week and we powerplay those same numbers and the best we ever did was 3 plus 1  times 5 multiplier.  That's 1500.00 bucks I have invested into the group.  Gone too far to turn back now.

        I like that..."1500 bucks I have invested into the group.  Gone too far to turn back now."

        That's exactly how I feel!  About 6 months ago I was seriously picking and strategizing number selection and it was fun but VERY time consuming.  So, I had everyone pick some #'s and the rest we use Quick Picks. 

        Previously, my wife used to tell me that I put too much "thought" into this and that's jinxing (sp?) the game.  Now that it's becoming just a routine, our payout seems to have lessened...coincidence?What?

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          Can't really blame anyone if they are not excited about playing, the excitement comes after winning of course. However, to keep the fun in playing try looking into developing methods on how to select your numbers, and turn it into a system to use. This way your excitement are there in knowing you have a chance and the idea of beating the odds with your system. My enjoyment is now in the process it takes to come up with the numbers, along with making a trip to the retail store to get them printed on a ticket. The result will let me know if I need more work on the system, and usually it does tell me I need more work, so I go back to the drawing board with more excitements. Of course, I get mad when I loose all my money, but then again I was using a bad system at the time...>_<

          I could not agree more with Diamondpalace.  The excitement can be found in developing a method to reduce the odds, not in dreaming about what you will buy with 25 million dollars.

          Read books on quantum theory, uncertainty, astronomy, and the like.  Learn VBA programming, Visual Basic, and C++.  Look for ideas you might adapt to a Lotto program while reading.  (Start with the Dummy books!)

          Stay away from mathematics.  The only thing math and the lotto have in common is they both use numbers.  The lotto is a random, chaotic, event.   Math is rigid, inflexible, and rules dominated.

          If nothing else, you might come up with a unique WIN THE LOTTO!! program which you can then sell for $19.95, thus earning 25 million dollars.

          Good luck

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            One of the reasons for joining a lottery pool is to reduce the time, money and energy you spend picking combinations to play while increasing your odds of winning something.  I would think that alone would decrease you enthusiasm about playing. 

            You spend about the same as you would on a six pack or a few packs of cigarettes and wait to get lucky and win millions of dollars.  You have little or no control of which numbers are played and the chances of winning millions are 1:140M or worst, how much fun can that be?

            At least when you pick your own numbers, win or lose you've had the excitement of the chase.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: November 8, 2008, 4:33 pm - IP Logged

              I go with the best of both worlds, we have a pool of 18 people ($5/week) and I pick numbers/tickets for the pool.  My percentages have been a little better than average (so no one thinks it is a bad strategy), and I get to test & improve my systems with larger amounts of tickets. I email out statistics and updates for each draw and we also post the tickets and results on a website we created just for the pool.  We have a nice SQL database and the site automatically shows the tickets that won (and how much) when we enter the results in for each draw.

              We also keep all of the money from winnings and roll it back in for larger amounts of tickets when the jackpot is higher.  If we win $3 one week, we're not going to roll $3 back in for the next draw..  Some of the excitement comes from spending a smaller amount of money on tickets each week (we even keep $5 from the regular money and add that to the pot each draw) and then when the jackpot is higher, purchase 50,75, or 100 tickets.  Stuff like that keeps it interesting at least.  We have $130 right now just waiting for the PB jackpot to get higher.  Since we spend $45 per draw ($40 plus adding $5 to the side pot), we'll probably purchase 75-100 tickets for a few draws if the jackpot reaches 100 million on this stretch.

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                I hate to brag, oh what the hell I love to brag.  I took my own advice.  Stopped playing big wheels.  Took that money and invested in really good lottery software.  Now I generate only 1 to 3 lines to play.  Sometimes I wheel them as I often get two numbers in one line and another one or two numbers in another line with some duplication.  Anyway, what keeps me excited is the fact that when I make a run of correct filter choices, I will win a jackpot, now that's exciting to me.

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                  Your not alone. Week after week winning 2 dollars or so can get lame in a hurry. Thats why I switched to pick 3. You can actually win! 500, 1000, 1500 that's nothing to sneeze at. It might also put some enthusiasm back in your game (Group). You should try it for a few weeks. Worst case scenario switch back if it doesn't cut it for you. Hope this helps.Stretch

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                    Your not alone. Week after week winning 2 dollars or so can get lame in a hurry. Thats why I switched to pick 3. You can actually win! 500, 1000, 1500 that's nothing to sneeze at. It might also put some enthusiasm back in your game (Group). You should try it for a few weeks. Worst case scenario switch back if it doesn't cut it for you. Hope this helps.Stretch

                    Actually, I did that 1 week ago.  The Jackpot was small so I diverted some of our money to a game with 10 times better odds and actually won like $78!  So, I've just been using that money to play the other game while we still put our regular $$ in the Lottery Jackpot. 

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                      Actually, I did that 1 week ago.  The Jackpot was small so I diverted some of our money to a game with 10 times better odds and actually won like $78!  So, I've just been using that money to play the other game while we still put our regular $$ in the Lottery Jackpot. 

                      Oh yeah, the $78 is gone and didn't win crap the last 3 draws in Lotto or Mega Money...hence my needing to vent via this thread!  Thanks for listening!

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                        One of the reasons for joining a lottery pool is to reduce the time, money and energy you spend picking combinations to play while increasing your odds of winning something.  I would think that alone would decrease you enthusiasm about playing. 

                        You spend about the same as you would on a six pack or a few packs of cigarettes and wait to get lucky and win millions of dollars.  You have little or no control of which numbers are played and the chances of winning millions are 1:140M or worst, how much fun can that be?

                        At least when you pick your own numbers, win or lose you've had the excitement of the chase.

                        I gave up the chase about a month ago, and you know the rest of the story...

                        The best thing I can say is that for those that don't think this game is random - you are idiots. It IS as random as you can get, that is what makes it so neat, but it's also what makes it so frustrating.

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                          I gave up the chase about a month ago, and you know the rest of the story...

                          The best thing I can say is that for those that don't think this game is random - you are idiots. It IS as random as you can get, that is what makes it so neat, but it's also what makes it so frustrating.

                          You've only truely lost when you've stopped playing, or is it, you can't lose if you don't play?  BobP

                           

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                            You've only truely lost when you've stopped playing, or is it, you can't lose if you don't play?  BobP

                             

                            It's "you can't win if you don't play!". That's how I feel! But, it is totally random and luck.  When I think about the thousands these Lotto pools spend and then outa the blue someone can walk in and buy 1 lousy QP and win says it all. 

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                              It's "you can't win if you don't play!". That's how I feel! But, it is totally random and luck.  When I think about the thousands these Lotto pools spend and then outa the blue someone can walk in and buy 1 lousy QP and win says it all. 

                              That's the best reason I've heard to keep your hand in with at least one combination per draw, two if you want to double your chance to win.

                              BobP