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Posted: October 18, 2009, 6:26 am - IP Logged

If you had the power to make winning predictions to any lottery games, except the big jackpots like Mega Million or Powerball. Any other games are ok. This way your ability is not over power, unbalance. Another twisted part is that you cannot buy the numbers yourself, someone else has to do it. If you do buy it after having a vision of the winning numbers, your action of buying those numbers changes the outcome, thus you will lose everytime. To have your prediction comes true, someone else has to make the purchase of those winning numbers.

So, the question is...would you accept this gift or not? If yes, how will you use it (remember the disadvantage of its power)?

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    Posted: October 18, 2009, 7:59 am - IP Logged

    Of course I would accept such a gift! People already think I have this because sometimes my program does pick numbers. Well, duh, have the wife play the numbers or a close friend or someone who would be likely to reciprocate! Make the question so you would have to allow someone you don't know and have no contact with to see your prediction. Then all that does is put you in control of changing who wins or loses instead of God or random luck. But based on the premise of the question assuming it would be OK to have someone you do know to play the #s then if not friends or family it would be those who I thought needed the money.

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      Posted: October 18, 2009, 8:59 am - IP Logged

      Having the power to predict and have somebody else cash it in is a heck of a lot better than not being able to predict at all like everybody else in the world.

      I'd take that deal any day of the week.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Posted: October 18, 2009, 10:25 am - IP Logged

        Such super powers would have to be used for good and not evil

        ...would be able to join the superleague, and design your own costume?

        ,,,,I would have to partner up with my wife

        ,,,,she could be the faithful butler like Batmans Alfred......or maybe Kato....or Lois Lane...or Miss Piggy...lololol

        Could you also have X-ray vision with such power?

        "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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          Posted: October 18, 2009, 10:37 am - IP Logged

          I know people who think they have such power, they are alway trying to get me to play their numbers but I think they are just gamblers who have lose their money and now want to lose my money or share it if I win.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: October 18, 2009, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

            If you had the power to make winning predictions to any lottery games, except the big jackpots like Mega Million or Powerball. Any other games are ok. This way your ability is not over power, unbalance. Another twisted part is that you cannot buy the numbers yourself, someone else has to do it. If you do buy it after having a vision of the winning numbers, your action of buying those numbers changes the outcome, thus you will lose everytime. To have your prediction comes true, someone else has to make the purchase of those winning numbers.

            So, the question is...would you accept this gift or not? If yes, how will you use it (remember the disadvantage of its power)?

            ♦ DiamondPalace

            If I had the power to make winning predictions to any lottery games I would not worry about purchasing a ticket. I would have someone else purchase my ticket(s) and I would sell the information on a website. The cost would be payable on a monthly basis. It would cost members a $1.00 a day. So if it is the month of Feb. then your membership fee would be $28.00. Months with 30 days $30.00. Months with 31 days $31.00. I would mainly focus on the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games and since I have the power to predict these numbers in exact order everytime then I would have my numbers played in exact order only and play them on the $5 option for a payout of $2,500 (Pick 3) & $25,000 (Pick 4). Imagine $55,000 a day, six days a week.

             

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              Posted: October 18, 2009, 2:29 pm - IP Logged

              imagine having the power for mega and powerball, how many times would you let yourself win before they figure something is up???

              do you wait for one BIG jackpot, or do you hit 2-3 smaller ones.  or just go for the gusto and hit every jackpot over 200 million. 

              what do you think the reciprocations would be of winning 2 major jackpots?

               

               

              food for thought...

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                Posted: October 18, 2009, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

                DiamondPalace,

                There was a thread similar to this but with a genie involved.

                For this one, it might be a little more interwting if we add that ony a stranger can play the numbers, for themself and/or for you, and you cannot explain how you're getting the numbers. If you do, you lose the gift.

                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: October 18, 2009, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

                  There was a TV series called Early Edition in which Kyle Chandler got the newspaper the day before it was actually published.   He never used this "gift" to win the Lottery.  It had something to do with the responsibility of having such a power and not to abuse it.

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                    Posted: October 18, 2009, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

                    If I had the power to make winning predictions to any lottery games I would not worry about purchasing a ticket. I would have someone else purchase my ticket(s) and I would sell the information on a website. The cost would be payable on a monthly basis. It would cost members a $1.00 a day. So if it is the month of Feb. then your membership fee would be $28.00. Months with 30 days $30.00. Months with 31 days $31.00. I would mainly focus on the Pick 3 and Pick 4 games and since I have the power to predict these numbers in exact order everytime then I would have my numbers played in exact order only and play them on the $5 option for a payout of $2,500 (Pick 3) & $25,000 (Pick 4). Imagine $55,000 a day, six days a week.

                     

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                    I forgot to add that I would have to give Todd the free VIP pass to the website to fill his coffers. And I would upgrade my membership here at LP. Every weekend I would post here on the predictions forum for the states that have pick 3 and pick 4 drawings on Sunday.

                     

                     

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                      Posted: October 19, 2009, 12:15 am - IP Logged

                      There was a TV series called Early Edition in which Kyle Chandler got the newspaper the day before it was actually published.   He never used this "gift" to win the Lottery.  It had something to do with the responsibility of having such a power and not to abuse it.

                      But somebody there did use it and was doing a lot more helping than Chandler did, he limited himself in what work he could have done.

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                        Posted: October 19, 2009, 12:19 am - IP Logged

                        If you had the power to make winning predictions to any lottery games, except the big jackpots like Mega Million or Powerball. Any other games are ok. This way your ability is not over power, unbalance. Another twisted part is that you cannot buy the numbers yourself, someone else has to do it. If you do buy it after having a vision of the winning numbers, your action of buying those numbers changes the outcome, thus you will lose everytime. To have your prediction comes true, someone else has to make the purchase of those winning numbers.

                        So, the question is...would you accept this gift or not? If yes, how will you use it (remember the disadvantage of its power)?

                        ♦ DiamondPalace

                        When I think about prediction lottery or otherwise I think about the Oracle at Delphi, we here practice a mechanized kind of prediction.

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                          Posted: October 19, 2009, 1:02 am - IP Logged

                          If you had the power to make winning predictions to any lottery games, except the big jackpots like Mega Million or Powerball. Any other games are ok. This way your ability is not over power, unbalance. Another twisted part is that you cannot buy the numbers yourself, someone else has to do it. If you do buy it after having a vision of the winning numbers, your action of buying those numbers changes the outcome, thus you will lose everytime. To have your prediction comes true, someone else has to make the purchase of those winning numbers.

                          So, the question is...would you accept this gift or not? If yes, how will you use it (remember the disadvantage of its power)?

                          ♦ DiamondPalace

                          I think I would have to pass on that deal. It would take all the fun out of it. Of course you would be able to "bless" -- forgive me I just finished reading the post about gambling and religion -- you would be able to bless a lot of folks if you took the deal, but that would be like feeding the recipient of your gift for a day versus teaching them to fish for a livelihood. The results would be too short lived.

                          Anyway, for me, it is all about the thrill of the chase. The analytical part of it where your get to start with just one number and create order out of randomness is the part that gets my adrenalin pumping.

                          Plus, if you sign a contract for such a deal, what happens if you ever really on your own did get to the point where you could have a hit 50% of the time off 8 numbers, or even better, what if you could get a hit 50% of the time off just 4 combinations? You would then not be able to play the winning number b/c you opted in to the deal too soon.

                          I think if I ever solved the puzzle to the degree of having a hit every other draw, the game would cease to capture my attention and I'd have to give it up. (Of course it goes without saying that I would "bless" myself "abundantly" before my final exit from the game 'cause while I might no longer be thrilled by the kill, hopefully I wouldn't have contracted the stupid gene in the process:)-

                          For me the lottery is just a game, although an addictive and intoxicating one, and I enjoy playing with the digits, but like a pusher whose ok as long as he doesn't use the stuff he's selling, I realize that the odds are stacked against you. So until you have your system in place and have changed the odds to your favor, best to just observe.

                          Now, if anyone out there has actually taken the deal and needs someone to place the real wager for them, I could make myself available...you know ... for a small fee.

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