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A genie helps you win a jackpot, but you can never tell anyone

Yeah, sure. [ 15 ]  [53.57%]
No! I have to play [ 2 ]  [7.14%]
Not sure [ 2 ]  [7.14%]
Too tough to answer [ 3 ]  [10.71%]
I'd have to tell somebody [ 3 ]  [10.71%]
I knew there was a lotto genie! [ 3 ]  [10.71%]
I'd have to play one more time, then jump. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
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Zeta Reticuli Star System
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Posted: August 1, 2009, 6:21 pm - IP Logged

A genie helps you win a jackpot, a decent jackpot, let's say $50,000,000. If you use your head you'll be set for life.

But the genie gave you a couple of conditions. If you violate them, you'll lose it all.

One is you can never play again. You can't have others play for you, either (the genie will know).You can't reveal anything to anyone, not in person, via the internet, no way at all.

Another condition is the closest you can get to lotto is help other people pick numbers, occassionally they will win something decent, but you can't tell them how you do it.

The closest you can come to explaining anything is saying that you were given a gift, but a curse went along with it. The gist if picking numbers, the curse is that if you tell anyone how you got the gift, you lose all your winnings, will never hit again, and you'll lose the ability to help others choosing numbers.

Kind of a Cinderella midnight pumpkin story, but could you do it?

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: August 1, 2009, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

    Trust me Coin Toss.. If I win the jackpot I am out lol!

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      Posted: August 2, 2009, 1:04 am - IP Logged

      If I win the jackpot, I'll just ask someone else to play my numbers.  LOL  After I win millions, I won't care about the money, but I would still want to see my numbers finally come up! 

      Ps:  I can keep a secret.

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        Posted: August 2, 2009, 1:38 am - IP Logged

        If I win the jackpot, I'll just ask someone else to play my numbers.  LOL  After I win millions, I won't care about the money, but I would still want to see my numbers finally come up! 

        Ps:  I can keep a secret.

        Nope, you can't do that.

        From the OP:

        One is you can never play again. You can't have others play for you,either (the genie will know). You can't reveal anything to anyone, notin person, via the internet, no way at all.

        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: August 2, 2009, 1:51 am - IP Logged

          You can't reveal anything to anyone, not in person, via the internet, no way at all.

          If this was one of the requirements, then I would not make the cut. There is no way that I would be able to keep a big win like that from my mother and sisters. I could keep it a secret from everyone else, but them...nope. LOL

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

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            Posted: August 2, 2009, 11:46 am - IP Logged

            "The closest you can come to explaining anything is saying that you were given a gift, but a curse went along with it. The gist if picking numbers, the curse is that if you tell anyone how you got the gift, you lose all your winnings, will never hit again, and you'll lose the ability to help others choosing numbers"

            How's that possible in today's media world? The smiling picture with the big check will be all-over (unless its DE or alike). And what would you tell to Uncle Sam in your tax return?

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              Posted: August 2, 2009, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

              ill even throw in in  a " i wont tell enyone I won the lotto " clause as well for free.

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                Posted: August 2, 2009, 2:52 pm - IP Logged

                "The closest you can come to explaining anything is saying that you were given a gift, but a curse went along with it. The gist if picking numbers, the curse is that if you tell anyone how you got the gift, you lose all your winnings, will never hit again, and you'll lose the ability to help others choosing numbers"

                How's that possible in today's media world? The smiling picture with the big check will be all-over (unless its DE or alike). And what would you tell to Uncle Sam in your tax return?

                Redsquash,

                A little 'poetic license' here. Since the scenario involves a genie, let's just say the smiling picture, etc. is "taken care of".

                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: August 3, 2009, 3:09 pm - IP Logged

                  Let's turn this into an LP Fable and see what happens.

                  Take turns ading a few sentences or a paragraph at a time.

                  Once upon a time, a member of LP, Lucky Lisa,  went to a flea market and found a lamp with a genie in it......When they got home, they rubbed the lamp and the genie told them they'd hit a lottery jackpot, but after that could never play again or have anyone play for them.

                  The genie said that Lucky Lisa could help other people pick numbers or tell them when to play quick picks, and many of them would win something. But she could nevert tell them how she could do this, or why, if she did, her winnings would disappear.......

                  So, one day Lucky Lisa.......

                  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: August 3, 2009, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

                    "The genie said that Lucky Lisa could help other people pick numbers or tell them when to play quick picks, and many of them would win something. But she could nevert tell them how she could do this, or why, if she did, her winnings would disappear......."

                    Can I add something, to make it funnier and interesting..........

                    "whatever prize you win - your WORST WORST enemy (who you hate more than you love yourself) would also win double of that prize"

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                      Posted: August 3, 2009, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

                      Redsquash,

                      Not bad, but an obvious twist on an old fable. The genie keeps giving the adversary double, so for his third wish the guy who found the lamp, knowing the other guy gets doulbe, tells the genie he wants him to put one of his eyes out.

                      Scared

                      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: August 6, 2009, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

                        Lucky Lisa gave someone a Pick 4 to play, and it hit.

                        They hounded her to know how she did it, and they wanted a "guarantee", because they wanted to take her gift and turn it ointo their own prediction service.

                        She told them no possible way any of that would happen, because it would spoil it all for her and them.

                        The person wouldn't leave Lucky Lisa alone, so she hired...........

                        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.