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Which is your game of choice?

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Which game do you concentrate the most time and money on?

Powerball and/or Mega Millions [ 17 ]  [17.53%]
Pick 6 [ 6 ]  [6.19%]
Pick 5 [ 18 ]  [18.56%]
Pick 4 [ 8 ]  [8.25%]
Pick 3 [ 37 ]  [38.14%]
Scratchers [ 4 ]  [4.12%]
All of them fairly equally [ 7 ]  [7.22%]
Total Valid Votes [ 97 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 4 ]  
rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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Posted: October 28, 2009, 10:39 am - IP Logged

I make minimum buys in PB with Powerplay and MM just to be in it with those odds.

I have a little more faith in and invest a little more in Pick 5's.

Pick 3's and 4's on occasion and a scratcher every once in a while.

I would guess Pick 3 would be the most popular but would like to see how many prefer the other games.


                                             
                     
                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                   

"The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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    Posted: October 28, 2009, 10:57 am - IP Logged

    I chose p-3. I'll play about 5 bucks a week on it.

    I play about 3 bucks a week on Fantasy five here in Florida.

    Maybe a buck on PB once every 2 weeks. The odds are rediculous, so if I win I'll just need one ticket. Buying a hundred dollars on a game which has 195 million possible outcomes won't make a difference.

    I have this debate about winners at work all the time, with the same folks...unbelievable....

    They keep telling me that some one wins just about every draw so that's why they buy so many tickets every week. But what I keep telling them is that there are tens of millions of losing tickets for that one person to win.

    Don't get me wrong, I try to keep positive, but at some point reality and the true odds have to be taken in to account. And you'd think my friends at work would NOT keep using that same defense over and over again everytime the issue of lottery comes up. You'd think ! 

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      Posted: October 28, 2009, 11:17 am - IP Logged

      I chose p-3. I'll play about 5 bucks a week on it.

      I play about 3 bucks a week on Fantasy five here in Florida.

      Maybe a buck on PB once every 2 weeks. The odds are rediculous, so if I win I'll just need one ticket. Buying a hundred dollars on a game which has 195 million possible outcomes won't make a difference.

      I have this debate about winners at work all the time, with the same folks...unbelievable....

      They keep telling me that some one wins just about every draw so that's why they buy so many tickets every week. But what I keep telling them is that there are tens of millions of losing tickets for that one person to win.

      Don't get me wrong, I try to keep positive, but at some point reality and the true odds have to be taken in to account. And you'd think my friends at work would NOT keep using that same defense over and over again everytime the issue of lottery comes up. You'd think ! 

      Bang Head

      Yeah, I hear ya Joker, 

      The ones that bother me the most though are the ones who tell you how dumb it is to play the lottery at all.

      The thing that really gets me though is when I know the real reason that they don't play is mainly because they're cheapskates.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

      "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                  --Edmund Burke

       

       

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        Posted: October 28, 2009, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

        At the moment, I am focused on two, Pick 6 games and I throw in a couple of bucks at Powerball. I don't play Pick 3 and I don't play the new Pick 5 game that we have, because I don't like the low payout ($20,000) and the high set of numbers you have to choose from with such a low payout (1-36).

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

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          Posted: October 28, 2009, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

          My vote was Pick 5.

          Sure I'd like to hit a MM, PB, or Pick 6 jackpot but like I"ve always said that's "a dollar and a dream".

          Pick 5 is a dream too, but a person is way more likely in their lifetime to hit a Pick 5 than the others.

          The current Illinois Pick 5, Little Lotto is a 5/39 with fixed prize amounts except for 5 for 5, which is progressive.

          It used to be a 5/30 game with a fixed top prize( I think it was $200,000) and para-mutuel payoffs for 4 of 5 and 3 of 5. People wanted to get paid for 2 of 5, so the game changed and now they get <drum roll> $1 for 2 of 5.

          Bang Head

          Pick 3 and Pick 4 would be nice if hit constantly, but I don't know anyone doing that who isn't betting more than they win. And the payoffs are nice but not life-changing.

          Illinois sued to have soemthing called Extra! on Pick 4 (maybe Pick 3 too, not sure). If you played and extra dollar it gave you another set of numbers on the ticket, and amounts. If your numbers matched any digit in order, you won that amount. I hit it for $100 once, all four matched the Extra! and added up to $100.That has been replaced by "Numbers Now" - they alll have to match - and every clerk I've asked has told me they have never paid anyone on Numbers Now. How's that for a RNG!

          I used to think scratchers were nothing but sucker bets but I've seen more people win oin scratchers than anything else. Nothing spectacular, but they win something way mnore often than numbers games.

          Whatever your game of choice is, Good Luck All!

          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: October 29, 2009, 4:25 pm - IP Logged

            I play them all within Texas. Except Fantasy 5. The prize is too small and does not rollover, not worth it to me.

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              Posted: October 29, 2009, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

              Once my Daily 3 Midday and Evening numbers finally hit--I will no longer play Pick 3 games--I will just play; Daily 4/Fantasy 5/SL & MM; along with a few new games which may come up in the future.Wink

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                Posted: October 30, 2009, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

                As someone else on here said.  I want to play what would be life changing.

                Cash 3 or 4 would do much.

                I play GA fantasy 5 as a win would pay off a few debts.

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                  Posted: October 31, 2009, 2:51 am - IP Logged

                  Just as an FYI for this discussion, Mega Millions and Powerball hit about 12 to 15 times a year (from their own info.) That's for games with two drawings a week.

                  For a state lottery, using Illinois as an example, the Pick 6 game, Lotto, which is three times a week has been hit 9 times this year.

                  Little Lotto, the Pick 5 game played everyday, has been hit 129 times as of Oct 30. Oct 30 was the 303rd day of the year, so the Pick five gets hit every 2.34 days.

                  I think that just bolsters the outlook that a Pick 5 game is something you may actually hit.

                  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 31, 2009, 2:58 am - IP Logged

                    cash 5 because of odds. sometimes PB maybe $1  but i prefer cash 5.

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                      Posted: November 1, 2009, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

                      I prefer MegaMillions because it's local and only has two drawings per week.  For entertainment I like tracking past drawing results and detecting trends that might indicate numbers in future drawings and with a couple of days between drawings I have time to do that.  Buying QPs and hoping to get lucky isn't as entertaining.  Sometimes when their jackpots are high, I'll try Rolling Cash5 or Classic Lotto but usually playing MM is plenty of entertainment for me.

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: November 2, 2009, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

                        You don't have the Ky "Win For Life" or "3 Line Lotto" wich to me is the best..Odds are better then the PB or MM but still the best in my opinon..

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                          Posted: November 3, 2009, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

                          Pick 5 all the way. The IL little lotto jackpot is just sick because it's progressive. It get up to a million about once a year and that equal to some state pick 6 jackpot.

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                            Posted: November 4, 2009, 7:48 am - IP Logged

                            Pick 6 and EuroMillions

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                              Posted: November 5, 2009, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

                              ALL>>>JACKPOT>>>game'$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!

                              "thank's">>>>>>>>>LOTTERY POST$$$$!!!!

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