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When To Play The Lottery

Topic closed. 20 replies. Last post 7 years ago by jacal5.

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December 23, 2007
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Posted: December 10, 2009, 9:40 am - IP Logged

What do you mean "I doubt if California will allow two jackpots in a row"?


What can they do about it?


If someone has a winning ticket, they have to honor it.


I have seen Georgia with 3 jackpots in a row for fantasy 5.

Thats what i was saying.  I have indeed seen our Fantasy Five with consecutive winners all the time  because thats the nature of the game but never the Super lotto jackpot or even Mega millions.  I know this seems weird  but I am one of those that still don't truly trust the  "randomness" or legitimacy of the lottery.  In the few years I've played, I've seen some wierd coincedences that tells me so.    And I have yet to see consecutive lottery wins.  I think there is some way the officials can control the winners.  Not neccecarily the people who win, but the locations or even the stores.  The terminal locations are well known to the lottery.  And think about it,  they have to guarantee that the jackpots are spread around the state enough so that lets say southern california players see a trend of only northern californa winners  they stop playing right?  Thats why  I play my numbers at so many different locations that a pattern cant be determined.
I know I sound a bit  like a paranoid conspiracy theorist but thats how i think.  But just in case im wrong, I still play the lottery because I love it.
I think about that story when an official told his friends where to purchase a million dollar lottery ticket  scratcher. I cant remember his name or the state, I have been trying to locate the story but it did happen last year sometime.  If any one remembers please let me know.  but anyway,  I still have the feeling that these outcomes can be controlled.

    sully16's avatar - sharan
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    October 28, 2009
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    Posted: December 10, 2009, 10:59 am - IP Logged

    I believe when you get an easy pick for mega millions, you get the numbers the lottery wants you to have. i tell my husband all the time pick your own numbers.  Alot of the time my husband will get eps from the gas station then eps from the party store they look similar. maybe he should buy tickets all over then play whats missing. he had one ticket with the numbers 1 2 3 10 11 money ball 4 , somehow i don't see that popping out of the machine. i think the computors can be programmed to keep a stastically hot or due number  or combinations of numbers low or offset . i'm sure they also have a way of tracking the numbers being picked by players. if you can forecast weather with numbers , can you forecast numbers with numbers. ?


      savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
      adelaide sa
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      April 11, 2006
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      Posted: December 10, 2009, 11:48 am - IP Logged

      hehe 1 in 165 mill isnt hard enough, we need conspiraces as well.

      the thing about QP is it will pick numbers no human would pick. us humans have BS filters in our heads, and would never pick 2 4 6 8  etc at random , a QP machin will because its a truer random than we ever will be.


      my 2c.

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        Posted: December 10, 2009, 12:25 pm - IP Logged

        I know play the bigger prize for certain reasons.  The first is that I am only 18 and if I win 2 Million then I still have to work and if I win the lottery I want my life to be easy I know it may sound dumb.  But if I win the 100 Million I know I will never have to think about money ever again.  So it just makes me  know my life is set and I will never have to work again.


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          Posted: December 10, 2009, 12:39 pm - IP Logged

          I agree with another poster about only playing when the jackpot is high because the risk is too high for a lower reward, I'll only take a big risk with my money when it is well worth it on a bigger jackpot.

          I have to run and get my Mega Millions tickets today, it hit 100 million, my starting point for ticket purchases!


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            April 7, 2002
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            Posted: December 10, 2009, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

            There was a show on cable tv on Sunday about winning lotteries, and the show stated that quick picks win more often than picking your own numbers.  I never buy multiple sets of quick pick numbers on one ticket, the numbers seem to repeat on each line too often, I always ask for single tickets.  Sometimes I buy one single ticket at several different lottery retailers  for the same drawing.  Months back I had a premonition that a certain street in my city would have a big lottery winner, so I started buying Mega Millions tickets on that street. Three weeks later a couple won over 56 million at a lottery retailer on that street so my premonition turned out to be correct, only I wasn't the winner!   The lottery retailer who sold the big winning ticket is now closed.