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Proof you should not spend a lot of money on lottery tickets

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ThatScaryChick's avatar - x1MqPuM
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Posted: November 30, 2008, 12:05 am - IP Logged

It's not the number of your tickets. It's the numbers on your tickets. Jester

That's true! Yes Nod

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

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    Posted: November 30, 2008, 12:11 am - IP Logged

    "How could anyone else have won? No one had worked harder than I did to win a jackpot.  This was my time."

    I know you are upset about not winning, but really, how do you know that you have worked harder then anyone else? Yes, picking numbers can take some time, but it's not a back-breaking job. Plus, I disagree with it being your time, because if it was, you would have been the one to win.  I'm not trying to be mean, it just sounds like you believe that you deserve to win over everyone else. My theory is if you pick the right numbers then it's your time. Whether you spend 100 bucks or 1 dollar. Hopefully one day you will hit the big one!

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

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      Posted: November 30, 2008, 12:12 am - IP Logged

      It's not the number of your tickets. It's the numbers on your tickets. Jester

      Cute.  I was going to suggest you send this to the state lottery, but I doubt if they'd want to use it as a motto.  (might be bad for business. LOL)

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        Posted: November 30, 2008, 12:34 am - IP Logged
        You could by 1000 tickets or more and some poor sap in front of or in back of you buy one ticket and it could be the winner.
         
        It doesn't matter wether you choose your numbers or if you buy quick picks all that matters is after the drawing are you holding a winning ticket or a losing ticket.

        Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

                       I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.
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          Posted: November 30, 2008, 12:55 am - IP Logged

          Some people are born lucky, others are not, it really is that simple. But persistence can go a long way. Thumbs Up

          Don't Chase... Compare and Narrow

          The Cheaper the Cost the Higher the Profit

          Many Winners to You.

          D_A

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            Posted: November 30, 2008, 4:42 pm - IP Logged

            It is not difficult buying tickets. I spend a lot of time analyzing the numbers drawn.  That is the whole point of this thread.

            How long did it take to fill out all 165 slips?

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              Posted: November 30, 2008, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

              I have been playing the lottery with my own sets of numbers for over 10 years.  I was buying between 20 and 200 tickets for every drawing during that time.  For a drawing in May of this year, I purchased 165 tickets at a liquor store. I found out that a jackpot winning ticket for that drawing was purchased in the store where I bought my tickets.   The winner HAD to be me. Right?  I had been playing over 10 years using my own numbers that I thought gave me a better chance of winning.   I estimated that more than likely the most number of tickets someone bought was 20.  How could anyone else have won? No one had worked harder than I did to win a jackpot.  This was my time.

              Well, I was not the winner.  Someone had bought 1 quick pick and won the jackpot of 40 million.  The store owner told me that a total of 265 tickets had been purchased for that drawing.  I had 165 of them.

              JWBlue

              You're making some bad assumptions here and really overlooking something critical to any form of gambling.

              The bad assumptions are that "The Winner HAD TO be me", there is no had to to in any of this.

              People use charts, Excel, etc...etc...only to see a 19 year old girl in Georgia who plays for the first time everwin the Mega Millions on a $1 ticket (happened not long ago, and such things happen over and over).

              Anopther assumption is the jackpot goes to whoever "workd harder". No such animal.

              What you're overlooking is that no matter what you are beting, cards, dice, rouleette, horses, sports, or lotto, you, the bettor, are supposed to lose and the house is supposed to win. No gambling establishment anywhere, of any type, would stay in business offering bets that the players are supposed to win. (Years ago the casinos offered FARO, but removed it because most of the game was an even money bet).

              Anyone who thinks that they are supposed to win whn thye play is known as a "perfect player for the house".

              The only eay to approach any form of gambling is to realize that when you convert money into chips, race, sports, or lotto tickets to consider it gone right then and there. Anything that comes back is gravy.

              Personally, I would never bet so heavy on lotto that after 10 years if I was to hit something like a Pick 5 jackpot I'd fins myslef saying, "Hey, I hit the Jackpot on Little Lotto, and now I'm even."

              But that's just me.

              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: November 30, 2008, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

                Sounds like the method you are using is not giving you enough chance to win something, or at least get close to the jackpot. Look at your system again, and consider looking at other's too, more tools for you to use the better you are aware of selecting the potiential numbers. Use the archived results, they hold behavors, trends, etc...of the game you are trying to win.

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                  Posted: November 30, 2008, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

                  For powerball, consider this method:  Play the same 3 numbers in the 5 ball portion on every ticket; and play the same powerball number on every ticket.  If you get the 3 base numbers and the powerball your chances of winning 5 of 6 or the jackpot increase dramatically in what is a needle in a haystack game.  Overall, I recommend the games with fewer balls; Treasure Hunt has 30 balls here in Pennsylvania and sometimes the jackpot goes up over 100K; on that type of game when the jackpot goes up high it might be worthwhile to play 10 or 20 tickets all with the same 3 numbers on them or maybe even the same 4 numbers.  These type of strategies can give you a nice payout even if you dont hit the jackpot; all of your base numbers may only come in on rare occassions, but your ticket will pay nicely if you have done well in selecting your base numbers, and you increase your odds of winning the jackpot.

                  Good luck to all players; logic can be used but all lotto games are much dependent on luck and thus there will be occassional winners who only buy 1 ticket.

                   

                  Happy Holidays and Good Luck to Everyone,

                  Keystone

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                    Posted: November 30, 2008, 6:19 pm - IP Logged

                    I was reading RICH DAD,POOR DAD One of the meaningful things that

                    i got from my reading IS.....If you want some WEALTH in your life, u

                    can't be scare of losses.  Losses seem to make u develop a different

                    game plan. I don't know about someone else but i'm truly a women

                    with her mind on her money.  It boils down to be a matter of choice.

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                      I was reading RICH DAD,POOR DAD One of the meaningful things that

                      i got from my reading IS.....If you want some WEALTH in your life, u

                      can't be scare of losses.  Losses seem to make u develop a different

                      game plan. I don't know about someone else but i'm truly a women

                      with her mind on her money.  It boils down to be a matter of choice.

                      hmm.... that's interesting!!

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                        Posted: December 1, 2008, 1:06 am - IP Logged

                        doesn't matter how many tickets you buy.  I cant remember but the first time the Powerball got over 100 million (way way back) I had a friend who's friends and former teammates played in the NBA and about 4 of them went in and bought over 2000 tickets or more on Powerball and the best they matched was 3 digits on 2 different tickets out of several thousand.

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                          Posted: December 3, 2008, 4:53 pm - IP Logged

                          How long did it take to fill out all 165 slips?

                          JWBlue:

                          How many hour's of homework/research?????

                          How long do U work to earn>>>$165.00?????

                          translation:

                          UR story remind's me of my college day's

                          spending hours to fill out ticket's for

                          a "FREE" new car @ the GRAND OPEN'ng of

                          the new shopping mall. I employed other

                          student's to fill out pads & pads & pads

                          of blank tickets (we borrowed) and many

                          we had printed>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

                          THIS story is on the Lottery Post (somewhere)

                          LOL Jack-in-the-Box  s@@ner R later$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

                          PSYKOMO

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                            Posted: December 5, 2008, 12:59 am - IP Logged

                            "No one had worked harder than I did to win a jackpot.  This was my time."

                            What is so hard about buying a bunch of lottery tickets?  If you had a system that picked a bunch of combinations to play, it shouldn't have taken 10 years to figure out it didn't work.

                            Ditto.

                            Why wasn't it your turn to win two weeks into your 10 years ?

                            Why now ?

                            Why not in 20 more years ?

                            Why probably never ?

                            Or maybe the next drawing ?

                            There are people that have played it religiously since its' inception that have never won, don't feel bad.

                            I used to buy 10 tickets for every PB drawing for almost 3 years, now I seldom buy even one, only when it strikes me do I buy one.

                            I switched to another game where I'm doing literally thousands better, but we've been down that road, no need for me to expalin.

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                              Posted: December 5, 2008, 1:02 am - IP Logged

                              It is not difficult buying tickets. I spend a lot of time analyzing the numbers drawn.  That is the whole point of this thread.

                              Been there/done that/didn't work.

                              HOWEVER, that in itself should help you: maybe you are so good at analyzing numbers you should continue to do that - and then pick the exact opposite of what your 'analyzing' tells you to play ?