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When You Win A Jackpot The Luck To Skill Odds Will Be?

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What will your luck to skill ratio be when you win your jackpot?

100% Luck [ 21 ]  [38.89%]
90% Luck 10% Skill [ 10 ]  [18.52%]
80% Luck 20% Skill [ 2 ]  [3.70%]
70% Luck 30% Skill [ 2 ]  [3.70%]
60% Luck 40% Skill [ 3 ]  [5.56%]
50% Luck 50% Skill [ 9 ]  [16.67%]
40% Luck 60% Skill [ 2 ]  [3.70%]
30% Luck 70% Skill [ 1 ]  [1.85%]
20% Luck 80% Skill [ 1 ]  [1.85%]
100% Skill [ 3 ]  [5.56%]
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Discarded Votes [ 5 ]  
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Posted: December 11, 2009, 11:05 pm - IP Logged

 

                      "    214   ".

how do you figure? The real answer is "The world may never know".  That answer is the same as lottery players who use their "skills" to get lucky numbers.

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    Posted: December 12, 2009, 8:14 am - IP Logged

    It's 100% Luck. 

     

    Using science and mathematics when finding the winning numbers is a waste of time.  People who do that might as well find out how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie pop.

    "....... is a waste of time."

    Sounds like common sense until I consider the fact that I've heard the same thing said about players who buy a ticket for every drawing.  Although they may never win, I don't consider it a waste of time.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: December 12, 2009, 8:59 am - IP Logged

      I totally agree with rdgrnr, some people have that extra gift of Luck,  I have read of cases (very few I might add)  where  a couple of people claim that they used some sort of super workout  that  produced  a winner,  If that workout was indeed the answer , then why don't these people when over, and over and over again?  I know a lady in my home town that won the Mega  Millions twice,  I ask her how she did it  and her answer was "Just Lucky I guess!", that makes real good sense to me,  along with, in the Right Place at the Right time .

      CHERYL59Hippy

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        Posted: December 12, 2009, 10:33 am - IP Logged

        I totally agree with rdgrnr, some people have that extra gift of Luck,  I have read of cases (very few I might add)  where  a couple of people claim that they used some sort of super workout  that  produced  a winner,  If that workout was indeed the answer , then why don't these people when over, and over and over again?  I know a lady in my home town that won the Mega  Millions twice,  I ask her how she did it  and her answer was "Just Lucky I guess!", that makes real good sense to me,  along with, in the Right Place at the Right time .

        Which state do you live in?  I assume when you say she won MM twice you're saying she hit the jackpot twice and I wasn't aware anyone had ever done that.   I would like to look that up.

        I would assume if someone had a super workout that they claimed helped them win a game like MM, they are simply claiming they improved their odds of winning quite a bit.  Even if they reduced their odds from 1:150M to 1:14M they probably wouldn't ever win more than once since people play 6/49 games all their life and never win a jackpot once.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: December 13, 2009, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

          It will be because I bought the one winning ticket at the exact right place, at the exact right timeDance

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            Posted: December 13, 2009, 11:06 pm - IP Logged

            When I win it's 100% skill...

            When I lose it's 100% bad luck.....

            MarkP

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              Posted: December 15, 2009, 4:50 am - IP Logged

              I give my system enough credit that if I actually did win the jackpot, it will be considered as playing a role in my win. However, jackpot games have millions of combinations. Odds of 1 in 10 aren't very good, much less 1 in 12,271,512.

              Gonna win.Big Smile

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                Posted: December 15, 2009, 5:29 am - IP Logged

                When they're handing you the big check and the reporter asks what you attribute your good fortune to, what will be your ratio of luck to skill?

                BobP

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                VOTED>>>>>>>>50/50

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                PSYKOMO

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                  Posted: December 15, 2009, 8:27 am - IP Logged

                  Statistics tell us that 70 to 80% of jackpot winners would have to say luck if they answered honestly, unless they concocted some kind of yarn about the "skill" involved in playing a QP. Maybe filling out the slip with a calligraphy pen or something.

                  The only skill I can see in winning a jackpot is repeating a top matrix number for the bonus number in a 5 + 1 game. If you've ever played in a group and it comes to picking the bonus number someone will invariably say, "But we've already picked that number."

                  Even at that, should they all hit, it's luck.

                  Lep

                  You can't hit a jackpot without getting lucky!

                  Knowing when to buy that QP is skill.

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                    Posted: December 18, 2009, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

                    Although I voted 100% "luck" - what is really in my heart is "100% Providential".

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                      Posted: December 18, 2009, 6:15 pm - IP Logged

                       

                                            "    214   ".

                      Oogle I could say something .......but I won't LOL

                       

                      Your the man Maddog...you are the man!!!

                      "MAKE THAT MONEY YA'LL"

                      wisdom from Tyler Perry's Madea:"It doesn't matter what people call you....it's what you answer to."

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                        Posted: December 20, 2009, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

                        LUCK........

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                          Posted: December 21, 2009, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

                          I don't believe I'll win by anything else but skill.

                          However I did once win a turkey to eat. So who knows.

                          Hawk

                          *We may see something that isn’t there because of what we expect to see

                          Or conversely, we may not see something because we don’t expect to see it.*

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                            Posted: December 21, 2009, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

                            I picked 20% Luck 80% skill because if I spend an afternoon going over numbers I'm willing to say it was a little bit of luck on choosing and putting together the right numbers to play......BUT.....I'm gonna say it was mostly skill in choosing those numbers. 

                            And if I won off a QP I wouldn't say it was luck...I would say it was Divine Intervention LOL!!!!!

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                              Posted: December 22, 2009, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

                              It's luck but I help it along...if I get a qp and it's a double like on the 14th of this month here in NC... I got a qp for 667 so bought 776 and the number that hit was 767 so I won!

                              That was luck and skill...the skill part was knowing to go back in and buy it's mate...Big Grin