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How good do you think you are at the lottery?

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pepper1's avatar - batman38
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Posted: December 27, 2009, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

Sometime i go in the hole, and don't get my money back. i use to play about 150.00 a day. I could never beat the lottery system, so i cut back to 10.00 are 20.00 sometime 5.00. Once i got use to it I love it. I really start to think of all that money that I was giving away.

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    Posted: December 27, 2009, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

    Sometime i go in the hole, and don't get my money back. i use to play about 150.00 a day. I could never beat the lottery system, so i cut back to 10.00 are 20.00 sometime 5.00. Once i got use to it I love it. I really start to think of all that money that I was giving away.

    I'm good enough to beat the overall odds of winning a prize. 

    Overall odds of winning a prize playing Ohio Rolling Cash5 are 1:9 but matching 2 three times with $20 worth of tickets only gets me $3. 

    Overall odds of winning a prize playing Ohio Classic Lotto are 1:54 but matching 3 once with $30 worth of tickets only gets me $2. 

    Overall odds of winning a prize playing MegaMillions are 1:40 but matching 0+1, 1+1 or 2+1 with $25 worth of tickets only gets me $2, $3 or $10.

    Even beating the overall odds of winning a prize, I'm losing money.  I just can't beat the odds of winning more than it cost to play.  I would never play a $150 a week let alone a day, but I lose enough.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: December 27, 2009, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

      Except for the lucky few jackpot winners, playing the lottery is a losing proposition. 

      But I play anyway.....

      MarkP

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        Posted: December 29, 2009, 5:00 pm - IP Logged

        hehe I obviously suck at it, unless you mean am i good sucker for the lottery company to make money off, yeah im a good one o them, but picking winners i suck

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          Posted: December 29, 2009, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

          No disrespect to anyone here but I fail to see how one can have skills in playing the lottery. I mean sure you can pick numbers wisely like obvious patterns but it all comes down to luck IMO.

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            Posted: December 29, 2009, 9:00 pm - IP Logged

            I am horrible at it but if I ever hit the jackpot then I'll consider myself King of the Lottery!

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              Posted: December 29, 2009, 10:35 pm - IP Logged

              badboy00z..Be careful saying it's all luck..When I say that people here get a bit up tight and some think they can handicapp ping pong balls..I am smart tho..I do wish them all luck...

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                Posted: December 30, 2009, 12:00 am - IP Logged

                badboy00z..Be careful saying it's all luck..When I say that people here get a bit up tight and some think they can handicapp ping pong balls..I am smart tho..I do wish them all luck...

                I doubt if any one was offended by badboy00z opinion, after all we all have them and most are interesting but when players are picking numbers to play the only opinion that counts is their own.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: December 30, 2009, 12:07 am - IP Logged

                  I think I'm good  at picking number, but pick and play for myself I suck. I hit about 4 to five time a week

                  but I spend more money than I should, so I've cut back and only look for profits.

                  Well, by the lack of wins, I would say that I'm not very good at it. lol. LOL

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

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                    Posted: December 30, 2009, 5:16 am - IP Logged

                    Skill by definition is the ability to do something well. The main goal when playing the lottery is to hit the jackpot. So being skillful means to be able to hit the jackpot almost everytime you play. That is something no one has ever been able to do. And it's never going to happen. People who uses various lottery systems, IMO, only has a minuscule advantage over the people who choose quick picks. I personally have been thinking up my own system but I lack the programmaing knowledge to write and develop the program at this time.

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                      Posted: December 30, 2009, 6:03 am - IP Logged

                      So Skill is doing an incredible job of analysis to come up with some numbers.

                      It's luck that makes those numbers winners.

                      BadBoy, I dont want to think that all my timy analyzing and scribbling is just for a miniscule advantage. You crushed my delicate sensativities.
                      I used a manual system on many sheets of paper taped together that worked pretty well.
                      Im way too old and impatient to do that these days.

                      Now I'd like to use MS Excell, but I need to know some of the VBA to make it do what I want.

                      I really wish there was a credible VBA learning course, with phone help.

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                        Posted: December 30, 2009, 9:01 am - IP Logged

                        Skill by definition is the ability to do something well. The main goal when playing the lottery is to hit the jackpot. So being skillful means to be able to hit the jackpot almost everytime you play. That is something no one has ever been able to do. And it's never going to happen. People who uses various lottery systems, IMO, only has a minuscule advantage over the people who choose quick picks. I personally have been thinking up my own system but I lack the programmaing knowledge to write and develop the program at this time.

                        I personally have been thinking up my own system but I lack the programmaing knowledge to write and develop the program at this time.

                        People who uses various lottery systems, IMO, only has a minuscule advantage over the people who choose quick picks.

                        Do you think if you had the skills to program the system you're thinking up, you would have nothing more than a minuscule advantage over just buying QPs?

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: December 30, 2009, 10:01 am - IP Logged

                          "People who uses various lottery systems, IMO, only has a minuscule advantage over the people who choose quick picks."

                           

                          I'd like to see some numbers on that.Type

                            I'd bet the people who work at it, come up with more wins than the QP's do.

                          I wonder how we'd ever document that?
                          Maybe if the system can tell how many "Card selections" as opposed to QP selections?

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                            Posted: December 30, 2009, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

                            Like 99.9% of everybody who plays the lottery, I suck at it.

                            It drives me to drink... but for that I'm thankful.

                            Come to think of it... think I'll slam a couple right now.

                            He He Ha Ha!

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                              Posted: December 30, 2009, 5:58 pm - IP Logged

                              Yes I do. The system that I'm thinking of simply eliminates certain number combinations such as obvious patterns and combinations that have been drawn before. Even after that there are still millions of combinations left to choose from.

                              I always wonder if the past jackpot winners uses lottery systems or just play for fun.