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Posted: August 26, 2009, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

When you get "close" like when I made $10K on powerball instead of $100,000,000 are you happy for you got, or dissapointed for what you didn't get.

For me it's a little of both...

MarkP

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    Posted: August 26, 2009, 1:02 pm - IP Logged

    When you get "close" like when I made $10K on powerball instead of $100,000,000 are you happy for you got, or dissapointed for what you didn't get.

    For me it's a little of both...

    MarkP

    I think I would be mad first then ok with it.  I mean I could REALLy use 10k but being so close to the big JP would set me off immediately.  in the end i know i would be grateful for the $$$ though

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      Posted: August 26, 2009, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

      When you get "close" like when I made $10K on powerball instead of $100,000,000 are you happy for you got, or dissapointed for what you didn't get.

      For me it's a little of both...

      MarkP

      I know the feeling.  Once I got 5of6 in the local Ohio Super Lotto for $1500 but was 1 numbers from getting 6of6 for a $25M jackpot.  While everyone was happy I came so close and felt it wouldn't be long before I matched all the numbers, I felt I had gotten as close as I would ever get and would probably never get that close again.  So far I was right, with its replacement Classic Lotto I'm lucky to match 3of6 and the best I've done in MegaMillions is a 3+1.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        There all all kinds of close calls.  As I was chatting very often all week at the local grocery store and bought some Megabucks from her. Well, that week she sold a $2.5 mill ticket to somebody else.  I never let her forget that one. (in a friendly way)

        It worked out OK though. I happened to walk in the store and they were giving out the big check.  I sincerely congratulated the guy and shook his hand.  A week or 2 later I got 5 out of 6 in Illinois lotto for $1,590 (instead of 5.5 Mil).....

        The father of the guy's wife won $2.5 mill 10 years before that.

        A couple of weeks after I got the $10K prize. I bought a supercash ticket from a different girl. She said "you won already", well that ticket  was 5 out of 6 for $500 instead of $350,000.

        Drove down to Illinois when the lotto was $26 mil. Drove right past the gas station that sold the winner.

        Drove down to Illinois to get some lottery tickets.  Drove right past the liquor store that sold a $11 mill Wis Megabucks...

        Sooo close yet soooo far!

        MarkP

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          Posted: August 26, 2009, 2:05 pm - IP Logged

          There all all kinds of close calls.  As I was chatting very often all week at the local grocery store and bought some Megabucks from her. Well, that week she sold a $2.5 mill ticket to somebody else.  I never let her forget that one. (in a friendly way)

          It worked out OK though. I happened to walk in the store and they were giving out the big check.  I sincerely congratulated the guy and shook his hand.  A week or 2 later I got 5 out of 6 in Illinois lotto for $1,590 (instead of 5.5 Mil).....

          The father of the guy's wife won $2.5 mill 10 years before that.

          A couple of weeks after I got the $10K prize. I bought a supercash ticket from a different girl. She said "you won already", well that ticket  was 5 out of 6 for $500 instead of $350,000.

          Drove down to Illinois when the lotto was $26 mil. Drove right past the gas station that sold the winner.

          Drove down to Illinois to get some lottery tickets.  Drove right past the liquor store that sold a $11 mill Wis Megabucks...

          Sooo close yet soooo far!

          MarkP

          MarkP - sounds like your time is coming soon. It's playing with you, but I'm sure when you catch it, it will all be worth it!!

          As for me, the most I have ever, ever won is $165. AND it was my very first time ever playing a lottery of any kind *cough, 20 years ago, cough*. I truly felt that it was telling me to keep playing, that eventually I would win the big one. Of course, the first time I played slots, I also won about $165, but I never felt that I would eventually win a big one from that.

          Maybe my hearing is just bad and that it was telling me "Stop while you are ahead...."

          OR maybe all those hints are telling me I'm gonna win $165 million sometime!! :-D Hmmm... cash option from MegaMillions maybe????

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            Posted: August 26, 2009, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

            The Lottery Fairy either smiles on you or doesn't.

            Sometimes she let's us miss by one or two just to entertain herself.

            (See my first sig)

            Lep

            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 26, 2009, 2:48 pm - IP Logged

              It doesn't seem to work like you keep on getting closer closer closer.  It just pops up out of nowhere.

              I hope that none of this sounds like bragging because it's ALL luck.

              3 close calls on Wis badger 5 this year. 3     4 out of 5's (1:167,000 odds for winner) Biggest one I missed $150K and got $50...

              What was unusual that it is the easiest game to win on, with the best odds, and it was just about the only game that I didn't get 1 short until this year.

              I got 1 short on PB, at that time it was like 1:168 Mil odds...

              I got 1 short on Ill Lotto  1:10 Mil odds.

              I 1 short on Wis Megabucks 1:7 mil odds

              I got  1 short on Supercash 1:1.6 Mil Odds

              I got 1 short on Ill Little lotto twice 1:5.7K odds

              Yet the game that I probably put the most money on 1:167K odds, I couldn't get close until this year...

              Now I really need to win that 325 Mil!  If nobody wins that one, the next one will be 420 Mil....

              MarkP

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                Posted: August 26, 2009, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

                markp1950

                Perhaps you should have chosen 1 short or I got 1 short as your username!

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                As others here have said, don't feel all alone. Way back when I missed $43,000,000 in the Cal. lottery  (6/49 then) by one, and $119 million in PB by two.

                They're called bad beat stories in poker.

                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 28, 2009, 11:10 pm - IP Logged

                  3 short this time

                  matched 1st 3rd and 5th numbers....

                  Much better than average for me....   $7 is pretty close to 333Mil right....

                  Somebody HAS to get it tonight....

                  My next hope is Ill Little lotto it was 420,000 and the numbers were all high.... 25 28 34 36 38

                  Sounds like either a single winner or a no winner to me....

                  MarkP

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                    Posted: August 29, 2009, 2:54 am - IP Logged

                    IL Little Lotto Aug 28, 3 winners, 3 QP

                    LITTLE LOTTO PRIZE PAYOUTS FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2009
                     
                     WINNING NUMBERS: 25 - 28 - 34 - 36 - 38
                     
                     
                     PLAYERS MATCHING 5 OF 5 NUMBERS
                        INCLUDING SUBSCRIPTION WINNERS            3
                     EACH PLAYER WILL RECEIVE           $140,000.00
                     
                           WINNING TICKETS WERE SOLD AT
                     
                           200259    ARLINGTON LIQUOR & WINE     (QP)
                                     401 ARLINGTON HEIGHTS RD
                                     ARLINGTON HTS/60005
                     
                           104282    7-ELEVEN #33858             (QP)
                                     3932 N 25TH AVE
                                     SCHILLER PARK/60176
                     
                           201571    WEST GOLF SHELL             (QP)
                                     2590 W GOLF RD
                                     HOFFMAN ESTATES/60169

                    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 29, 2009, 4:15 am - IP Logged

                      Yeah, I feel like I was robbed.... :-)

                      Took my Mega and My Little lotto.... And New york again!

                      The nice thing about living along the border here is that I get to play for multi millions 5 days a week...

                      Mon   Illinois Lotto

                      Tue    Mega Millions

                      Wed  Powerball, Wis Mega Bucks  and Ill Lotto

                      Fri Mega Millions

                      Sat  Powerball, Wis Mega Bucks  and Ill Lotto

                      Moron me almost threw out a $3 winner. Daaa..

                      And I had such nice plans for all that money  sniff sniff sniff!

                       

                      |\/|arkP

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                        I would take it as a sign. To use the money wisely.


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                          I know what you mean. Once I won a free QP in the Fantasy Five. Even though I was just one number off from a 5 dollar win, I was greatful for the free QP later that day.

                          Soooo close.  Bang Head

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                            Posted: August 30, 2009, 2:08 am - IP Logged

                            Awesome thread.

                             

                            Clearly for me, there are 2 recent draws that stand out to this day.

                             

                            P6 draw (NJ) (actual drawing) 5 8 22 25 39 41. (My numbers) 5 9 22 25 38 41

                             

                            MM. (actual drawing). 9 15 24 28 31 + 17. (My numbers) 8 15 24 38 45 + 17.

                             

                            Mad brutal.

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                              Posted: August 30, 2009, 3:09 am - IP Logged

                              It's less painfull if the "off" number is early in the list.

                              My win ticket was ON PB 9/23/06

                              05 13 21 26 50  PB 20

                              The Real numbers wereally =05 doesn't match.

                              Oh I got another one.... 13  And another one 21. Then your brain says that you matched  enough...

                              Then suddenly you're find another 50, oh $100....

                              Then you keep on matching 3 +1 before you figure out that you matched 4 and 1... Is it real?

                              You don't believe how many times that ticket. I wake up the wife to tell her that I won $10K.

                              She  basicly  get up and says up and says "that's fine dear" and goes back to bed.

                              MarkP