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Posted: December 25, 2009, 10:43 pm - IP Logged

Despite the fact that a lot of players like to think the lottery is a game of skill, it's not and that's all there is to it.

The next time somone tells you it's a game of skill and they are skilled at it ask them when the won a jackpot.

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: December 26, 2009, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

    Despite the fact that a lot of players like to think the lottery is a game of skill, it's not and that's all there is to it.

    The next time somone tells you it's a game of skill and they are skilled at it ask them when the won a jackpot.

    Skills take time to develop.

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      Posted: December 26, 2009, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

      There's about as much skill that goes into picking lottery numbers for jackpot games as there was in breating the Whammy in the TV Game show Press Your Luck.

      Lep

       

      If you wheel nunmbers and none of those numbers are drawn don't get disappointed when there's no payoff.

      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: December 26, 2009, 11:22 pm - IP Logged

        The day you skip your numbers, is the day they come out.

        Amen to that fact--it is so true--IT IS LOTTERY KARMAEmbarassed

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          Posted: December 28, 2009, 12:59 am - IP Logged

          Lottery players, and all gambler's, biggest enemies are ego and greed.

          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: December 28, 2009, 9:45 am - IP Logged

            There's about as much skill that goes into picking lottery numbers for jackpot games as there was in breating the Whammy in the TV Game show Press Your Luck.

            Lep

             

            If you wheel nunmbers and none of those numbers are drawn don't get disappointed when there's no payoff.

            Was there any other gameshow where losing was so entertaining to the audience? ROFL

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              Posted: December 29, 2009, 10:16 am - IP Logged

              Some of Paul Lynde's answers on Hollywood Squares?

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              Good point, time*treat. It rreally was entertaining watching the cntestants and the audience yelling "No Whammy", wasn't it? And then when one showed up.....

              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: December 29, 2009, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

                The day you skip your numbers, is the day they come out.

                I know this to be true.  I apparently had some good numbers, but didn't play them consistently.  In the past three months, I've lost one pick 4 straight win and three pick 3 straights because of not playing numbers I already had.  The pick 4 I had to the very day, but didn't realize it until I saw my (unplayed) numbers on the lottery web site.  I knew I was looking at winning numbers the day before the draw, but had become so accustomed to not playing winning numbers that I didn't even think of getting a ticket.  I'm hoping to get a win, and to be motivated by that to play more consistently.

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                  Posted: January 1, 2010, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

                  Longarm,

                  Dice, cards, roulette wheels, and lottery balls and RNGs "have eyes, ears and no heart". They know what you bet and wait for you not to play it and then let it hit.

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                  Maxim.

                  you can drive yourself crazy, lottery players have driven themselves crazy, trying to find and prove consistency in something that is designed by experts not to be consistent.

                  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: January 5, 2010, 1:58 pm - IP Logged

                    For the most part gamblers will brag more about a big loss than a win.

                    In lotto, because of the size of the jackpots, the price of a ticket, and there are so few jackpot winners this reverses.

                    That's part of the lure.

                    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: January 5, 2010, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

                      Coin Toss the lottery and lottery site is going to ban you your making to much sense..Lottery is luck like dice is luck..In fact all gambling is luck..Some games you can cut the odds down but in the end it's all luck..

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                        Posted: January 5, 2010, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

                        Coin Toss the lottery and lottery site is going to ban you your making to much sense..Lottery is luck like dice is luck..In fact all gambling is luck..Some games you can cut the odds down but in the end it's all luck..

                        tiggs95,

                        I couldn't agree more but you'll never convince people it isn't all luck.

                        One of the first guys I workled for in Vegas used to say there was nobody he enjoyed beating more than someone with a degree in probabilites that was out to prove he could beat the casino - especially of they were from Providence. (Inside casino joke, Ivy Leaguers).

                         

                        When I worked there one of the slot companies came out with a mechanical horse race machine (before everything went digital and computerized). It was fun. The bets were quarters these mechanical horses raced around a track.

                        The very first night the casino had it, people showed up with pads and pencils, "handicapping" these "horses".

                        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: January 5, 2010, 11:21 pm - IP Logged

                          Always go with a Hunch.

                           

                          Unless it's Quasimoto.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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                            Posted: January 5, 2010, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

                            That is if; it is trully random to begin with!!  I for one and for many (because many believe as I do)  that the lottery is not random! And that is why we search out the patterns; but if you are going in to it with a negative attitude, you might as well not play the numbers. If you are in it for a nickel that is all you are going to barely get!

                            forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

                            Now, does it count??

                             

                             

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                              Don't second guess your first instinct.


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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