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I'm curious about something I just experienced on Friday, January 8th, 2010 at about 5:PM CST; I play pick 4 everyday for the last year; I play the same number 7-8 days in advance, 1111 .50 straight, for Midday & Evening, Friday to Friday usually; I went in to play on the 8th and was told that for 1/15/10 they'd sold out of that particular number; now my experience has been that on the same day, if I go today for example and try to play for the evening, it would usually be sold out, but for it to be sold out, 7 days from now?  What is so special about that day that sooooo many people would of played for that particular day?  I find it very strange... any thoughts? 

 

I understand only a certain amount of people can play any given number, that isn't the problems, but for it to be played out for a particular future day?  I'm confused as to why...

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    Not sure why 1111 would be sold out for 1-15-10, but it's known that on certain days certain numbers are going to get pounded. 911 for example 776 and 1776 on July 4th.

    But it doesn't have to be a "special" number. The lotteries have a payout ceiling for Pick 3 and 4, as you referred to, and when any number has been played to the poiint that if it hit the payoput would reach that ceiling, the numbers gets
    "locked".

    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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      Did you try another store? Could be the terminal screwing up. I had a problem with one particular terminal here that wouldn't always give me what I wanted.

      That could be the problem unless there's some significance with those numbers on that day, that everybody's playing them.


                                                   
                           
                                               

       

       

       

       

                                                                                                         

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        Thank you; I will try another store just to see; I just found it funny that on that particular date, seven days into the future, so many people decided to play that number up to the point of it now being locked, in a year of playing that number, that had never happened to me, that far down into the future; the same day or even the next day, yes.....but 7 days.......to me was peculiar; I will try another terminal.....I even went back to find out what was the date that 1-1-1-1 came out last, it was 6/29/1994 in Illinois.....I was trying to make sense of it maybe by numerology, but couldn't make heads or tails out of it.  1/15/2010????  We shall have to see if it comes out that day.... ;)

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          I'm curious about something I just experienced on Friday, January 8th, 2010 at about 5:PM CST; I play pick 4 everyday for the last year; I play the same number 7-8 days in advance, 1111 .50 straight, for Midday & Evening, Friday to Friday usually; I went in to play on the 8th and was told that for 1/15/10 they'd sold out of that particular number; now my experience has been that on the same day, if I go today for example and try to play for the evening, it would usually be sold out, but for it to be sold out, 7 days from now?  What is so special about that day that sooooo many people would of played for that particular day?  I find it very strange... any thoughts? 

           

          I understand only a certain amount of people can play any given number, that isn't the problems, but for it to be played out for a particular future day?  I'm confused as to why...

          Solar eclipse

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_January_15,_2010

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            Wow, that must be it. Apparently there are a lot of people playing that way.

            I wonder how often that kind of stuff pays off?


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

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              Wow, that must be it. Apparently there are a lot of people playing that way.

              I wonder how often that kind of stuff pays off?

              Once every blue moon.

              Really though who knows i once met a couple of old lady's who win pick 3 a lot and they say they use astrological charts to get their picks. So it must be something to it. I would love to have my chart done. But haven't got around to it.

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                Posted: January 10, 2010, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

                I'm curious about something I just experienced on Friday, January 8th, 2010 at about 5:PM CST; I play pick 4 everyday for the last year; I play the same number 7-8 days in advance, 1111 .50 straight, for Midday & Evening, Friday to Friday usually; I went in to play on the 8th and was told that for 1/15/10 they'd sold out of that particular number; now my experience has been that on the same day, if I go today for example and try to play for the evening, it would usually be sold out, but for it to be sold out, 7 days from now?  What is so special about that day that sooooo many people would of played for that particular day?  I find it very strange... any thoughts? 

                 

                I understand only a certain amount of people can play any given number, that isn't the problems, but for it to be played out for a particular future day?  I'm confused as to why...

                I am another that plays 1111 everyday in IL. I play ahead a little bit, just to make sure I at least hit the number. I just played this morning for today and tomorrow. It is very strange that it would say that the number is sold out for the 15th. I just did a thread on sold out numbers, because 1111 has been sold everyday for over 2 months. I am going to make a special trip to see what happens if I play on the 15th and I will let you know what happens.

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                  Solar Eclipse, very interesting; but I wonder, how many tickets are allowed to be played that--that many people would play them out in order for it to be locked.....because they knew it would be a solar eclipse??  I am one that is open minded to astrology, numerology any "ology" but....how many tickets does it take for a lock out and how many people are into stuff like that, that would of played it 7 days in advance......don't know; if that day comes and goes and no 1-1-1-1....I wouldn't have a problem......if it comes out though???

                  That is why I turn to you my friends, to help me figure this one out.....Wink

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                    1111, yep, can't seem to get it the same day anymore; that is why I try and play it atleast 7-8 days midday & evening then come back like on the 6th day and play for the 9th day on....(gave myself a headache, lol), but you know what I mean.

                    Like I said, hopefully that day (1/15/10), will come and go and nothing.....(since I wasn't allowed to play it! lol)

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                      Solar Eclipse, very interesting; but I wonder, how many tickets are allowed to be played that--that many people would play them out in order for it to be locked.....because they knew it would be a solar eclipse??  I am one that is open minded to astrology, numerology any "ology" but....how many tickets does it take for a lock out and how many people are into stuff like that, that would of played it 7 days in advance......don't know; if that day comes and goes and no 1-1-1-1....I wouldn't have a problem......if it comes out though???

                      That is why I turn to you my friends, to help me figure this one out.....Wink

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                      Solar Eclipse, very interesting; but I wonder, how many tickets are allowed to be played that....that many people would play them out in order for it to be locked....because they knew it would be a solar eclipse??

                       

                      call them up and ask them what their threshold dollar amount is on a number.

                      It could be up-wards of 3 million dollars.

                      So that means when people have bought so many tickets to the point the payout would be 3 million dollars they stop selling that number. This is a per game figure for pick 3/4 games.

                       The solar eclipse has nothing to do with the lottery setting a limit or locking out a number. The lottery doesn't lock out numbers just for the fun of it ---- people buy tickets until they sell out a number.

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                        Not sure why 1111 would be sold out for 1-15-10, but it's known that on certain days certain numbers are going to get pounded. 911 for example 776 and 1776 on July 4th.

                        But it doesn't have to be a "special" number. The lotteries have a payout ceiling for Pick 3 and 4, as you referred to, and when any number has been played to the poiint that if it hit the payoput would reach that ceiling, the numbers gets
                        "locked".

                        1111 was probably sold out for January 11 and since the future play ticket included 1-11-10 the terminal rejected it. They probably can play it on the other days, but will have to buy those tickets individually.

                        Most states will sell out 111 and 1111 today. A clerk told me triples and quads are sold out on many days in Kentucky.

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                          Wow, that must be it. Apparently there are a lot of people playing that way.

                          I wonder how often that kind of stuff pays off?

                          For pick 4? My guess is 1 out of every 10,000 times.

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                            Solar Eclipse, very interesting; but I wonder, how many tickets are allowed to be played that--that many people would play them out in order for it to be locked.....because they knew it would be a solar eclipse??  I am one that is open minded to astrology, numerology any "ology" but....how many tickets does it take for a lock out and how many people are into stuff like that, that would of played it 7 days in advance......don't know; if that day comes and goes and no 1-1-1-1....I wouldn't have a problem......if it comes out though???

                            That is why I turn to you my friends, to help me figure this one out.....Wink

                            ReallyReally,

                            I went to play specifically for Jan. 15 last night, it did go through. So make a trip just to play it for Friday before Friday, it will probably go through.  Good Luck to you, I wish they would draw it already, I'm tired of playing it but scared to stop playing because I have been playing it for so long.

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                              Posted: January 17, 2010, 1:49 am - IP Logged

                              the only state that got any triples on the 15th was

                              Fri, Jan 15, 2010 North Carolina Pick 3 Evening 8-8-8

                              no state go quads on the 15th

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