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Posted: January 29, 2010, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

I love reading the book "Lottery" by Patricia woods.  Actually I listen to it since its an audio.

The other day I was listening to it and there was a section where a character said she would stop playing  MM because her friend, the main character,  had already won  the WA state lottery and  that the odds of her winning and having a close friend who won is astronomical (sp?)

I was thinking the same thing.  Thank goodness no one I know has ever won, because I think its true, the odds of two close people ( family, friends, etc) both winning the lottery has to be in the billions!

You math folks might help me here.  Wouldn't you all quit playing?  It would seem pointless, right?

But what if any of us  here on LP won ( and told the other LP family members) woudl it make a difference? 

im talking the big stuff, not the pick 3 or 4.

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    Posted: January 29, 2010, 10:42 pm - IP Logged

    lottocalgal,

    How many here do you think ewould stop playing if they them self hit a jackpot?

    I'd say very few, if any.

    So what would be the difference?

    The first time I ever played lotto was when living in Germany. One of our neighbors was a weatherman on TV. He hit the Lotto. Hessen Lotto 6/49. It was a neat game. Same set up as most 6/69 games, but they drew a seventh number, the "zuzatspielen" (extra play).

    Believe me, no one in the neighborhood quit playing because he 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: January 29, 2010, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

      The odds of anyone winning is astronomical so why would I stop playing just because someone I knew won. There have been recorded cases of players winning large payouts in more than one game sometimes three or four years after winning the first.

      If you stop playing when someone you know wins that's one less person keeping me from winning.  Wink

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        Posted: January 29, 2010, 11:14 pm - IP Logged

        Of course I would keep playing. I don't think knowing someone who won is going to change my odds.

        Gonna win.Big Smile

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          Posted: January 29, 2010, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

          is rare to see such events but you still have the same odds as everyone else in the USA it can go anybody´s way and since the author is not paying attention to the quick picks, a quick pick is a random choice to come to the conclusion the author is making she must have to know the terminals machine and computers game or encryption of the tickets and see how they function but still you have the same odds as everyone else though i think that certain regions (not locations) have odds just a little bit higher or lower than others but still you still have the same odds as everyone else...But pay attention more to your pocket and house keys...we live in a terrible world...

          There are certain statements that people dont pay attention to them but are more rethoric than concrete they look concrete but they are more rethoric and is passed down by word of mouth and everyone listen to them...but because we live in a dangerous world you just may/might get harmed my jealous people who saw that your friend won and you won also...But please dont bet $40 and $50 everytime you bet on quick picks....when i play the times that i have gotten to Play Powerball when i play quick picks is just: $1 dollar...That´s all it takes...dont even like to PlayPowerball...you may want to spend: $10 or $20 you are a free person no way i will spend: $20 on quick picks...What people dont see sometimes is that: THOSE ARE PING PONG BALLS COLLIDING, they are not tennis balls colliding and sometimes you get so deep into the numbers that you forget that tiny detail...

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            Posted: January 30, 2010, 12:49 am - IP Logged

            I love reading the book "Lottery" by Patricia woods.  Actually I listen to it since its an audio.

            The other day I was listening to it and there was a section where a character said she would stop playing  MM because her friend, the main character,  had already won  the WA state lottery and  that the odds of her winning and having a close friend who won is astronomical (sp?)

            I was thinking the same thing.  Thank goodness no one I know has ever won, because I think its true, the odds of two close people ( family, friends, etc) both winning the lottery has to be in the billions!

            You math folks might help me here.  Wouldn't you all quit playing?  It would seem pointless, right?

            But what if any of us  here on LP won ( and told the other LP family members) woudl it make a difference? 

            im talking the big stuff, not the pick 3 or 4.

            I would definitely keep playing!

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

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              Posted: January 30, 2010, 1:22 am - IP Logged

              I love reading the book "Lottery" by Patricia woods.  Actually I listen to it since its an audio.

              The other day I was listening to it and there was a section where a character said she would stop playing  MM because her friend, the main character,  had already won  the WA state lottery and  that the odds of her winning and having a close friend who won is astronomical (sp?)

              I was thinking the same thing.  Thank goodness no one I know has ever won, because I think its true, the odds of two close people ( family, friends, etc) both winning the lottery has to be in the billions!

              You math folks might help me here.  Wouldn't you all quit playing?  It would seem pointless, right?

              But what if any of us  here on LP won ( and told the other LP family members) woudl it make a difference? 

              im talking the big stuff, not the pick 3 or 4.

              If and when I win, I would continue but not play as much--it is a decision only you can make yourselfWink

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                Posted: January 30, 2010, 3:54 am - IP Logged

                I love reading the book "Lottery" by Patricia woods.  Actually I listen to it since its an audio.

                The other day I was listening to it and there was a section where a character said she would stop playing  MM because her friend, the main character,  had already won  the WA state lottery and  that the odds of her winning and having a close friend who won is astronomical (sp?)

                I was thinking the same thing.  Thank goodness no one I know has ever won, because I think its true, the odds of two close people ( family, friends, etc) both winning the lottery has to be in the billions!

                You math folks might help me here.  Wouldn't you all quit playing?  It would seem pointless, right?

                But what if any of us  here on LP won ( and told the other LP family members) woudl it make a difference? 

                im talking the big stuff, not the pick 3 or 4.

                If the odds go from 195-million-to-one to a-billion-to-one, it's still the same to me, just a shot in the dark.

                The way I look at it is somebody is going to beat those odds no matter how high they are and there's a chance it could be you as well as anyone else. The odds against you winning are astronomical before a friend or neighbor wins and they're astronomical after a friend or neighbor wins.

                The only constant is that you will never beat the odds if you don't buy a ticket.

                Personally, I would keep taking that shot in the dark even if all my neighbors won.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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                  I was born with a severe heart defect.  I had to have two bypasses and one open heart before the age of three.  What are the odds of someone being born with my heart defect?  What are the odds of complete repair, needing no surgery whatsoever for the rest of my life?  Both pretty great odds.  Sometimes I think I got all my luck after birth, i won't ever win a JP.  But it doesn't really stop me from playing Hurray!

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                    Posted: January 30, 2010, 9:28 am - IP Logged

                    I love reading the book "Lottery" by Patricia woods.  Actually I listen to it since its an audio.

                    The other day I was listening to it and there was a section where a character said she would stop playing  MM because her friend, the main character,  had already won  the WA state lottery and  that the odds of her winning and having a close friend who won is astronomical (sp?)

                    I was thinking the same thing.  Thank goodness no one I know has ever won, because I think its true, the odds of two close people ( family, friends, etc) both winning the lottery has to be in the billions!

                    You math folks might help me here.  Wouldn't you all quit playing?  It would seem pointless, right?

                    But what if any of us  here on LP won ( and told the other LP family members) woudl it make a difference? 

                    im talking the big stuff, not the pick 3 or 4.

                    The opposite is true: The Karma from a close friend Winning would also cause her to Win too.

                    A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                      Posted: January 30, 2010, 9:38 am - IP Logged

                      lottocalgal,

                      How many here do you think ewould stop playing if they them self hit a jackpot?

                      I'd say very few, if any.

                      So what would be the difference?

                      The first time I ever played lotto was when living in Germany. One of our neighbors was a weatherman on TV. He hit the Lotto. Hessen Lotto 6/49. It was a neat game. Same set up as most 6/69 games, but they drew a seventh number, the "zuzatspielen" (extra play).

                      Believe me, no one in the neighborhood quit playing because he hit!

                      Wow Coin,

                      It seems Im the opposite of everyone here ( so far)  If someone I knew won a jackpot I would stop playing  and If ( when) I win the  SLP jackpot I  definately would stop playing.  I mean, after winning I have enough to live  off so  to me there would be no need. 

                      Then I think of Jack Whittaker who kept playing and won the 10k.  (Didnt he say  he'd wish he'd torn  the ticket up?) Anyway,  the good news is  If someone here at LP announced a winner, I would continue to play as I don't really "know" anyone personally.

                      I plan on winning my Fantasy Five,  I see it so much in my head its frightening. I probably wouldn't play it again after winning it and focus my attention on winning the SLP and Powerball when and if it comes to CA.  Mega Millions and I don't get along.

                      A man  won Fantasy Five twice  (QPs)at a market where I used to get my tickets  but we all knows the odds of winning twice.  Yes I know it happens but still.....

                      Thanks for all the info you give Coin.  much appreciated.

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                        Posted: January 30, 2010, 11:02 am - IP Logged

                        Ooops! The Hessen Lotto was 6/49, not 6/69.

                        lootocalgal,

                        There's someone here on LP who hit the Illinois Pick 5 twice. They haven't posted in a long time, but they did hit it twice, so it happens.

                        There's a casino saying, "Money goes to money".

                        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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                          Most gamblers will continue to gamble after they win some will even spend huge amounts of money on gambling.

                          Some logical people might shy away from gambling but there will probably still be an urge to play again thinking if i won once i just might win again.

                          Big John says. You don't hit the number. The number hits you!!!!

                                         I'm not Big John, I'm Four4me, Big John's a friend.
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                            Posted: January 30, 2010, 11:58 am - IP Logged

                            I love reading the book "Lottery" by Patricia woods.  Actually I listen to it since its an audio.

                            The other day I was listening to it and there was a section where a character said she would stop playing  MM because her friend, the main character,  had already won  the WA state lottery and  that the odds of her winning and having a close friend who won is astronomical (sp?)

                            I was thinking the same thing.  Thank goodness no one I know has ever won, because I think its true, the odds of two close people ( family, friends, etc) both winning the lottery has to be in the billions!

                            You math folks might help me here.  Wouldn't you all quit playing?  It would seem pointless, right?

                            But what if any of us  here on LP won ( and told the other LP family members) woudl it make a difference? 

                            im talking the big stuff, not the pick 3 or 4.

                            Some people have won the big jackpot twice or more times themselves!!!

                             

                            Here is one person:

                            "They say lightning doesn't strike twice but don't tell that to Donna Goeppert of Bethlehem, PA.

                            She won $1 million on a scratch-off ticket from the Pennsylvania lottery in January, 2005,  and then on June 9, 2005, she hit it again.

                            Only five grand-prize million-dollar tickets exist in the lottery's $1 Million Blockbuster game, and Goeppert has won two of them."

                             

                            What about those odds, lottocalgal?  That didn't stop Donna from playing. 

                            Guess what? Idea  She could still be winning nice size jackpots as we read this thread!  Wink

                            So stay in the game and keep playing!!! Coffee

                             

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                              I know what the author was saying...but still it can happen to you it can happen to anyone else...sorry to say this but who have very low odds of winning are: ¨Mixed¨ people people of Mixed interacial families because they are such a small very small minority (like the daughter/son of a white father and a black mother) even though it can happen to you as well as it can happen to them, same thing is if you are asian...Again is a game that needs fixing....

                              a genius could come with the theory of relativity for Lotto still that genius should hang a poster of ping pong balls in the walls of his house to remind him...

                              rdgnr said something very intersting...If the odds were higher like 1 billion or 10 billion THEN there is a possibility/probability that what the author says is true but still what the author doesnt see is that when you go to that gas station you are given a RANDOM COMBINATION called quick pick which you or anybody else do NOT knows what is going to be and even if is a billion dollar lotto depends of the STRUCTURE OF THE MATRIX of the game for instance Spain el Gordo had it selected 1 winner only then the author MIGHT be right but had powerball had the same odds it will be different...I think it depends how the computer selects the quick picks...To confirm or put what the author is saying to rest or confirm what she is saying, what they could do is get a large sum of money (if they really want to do this) gather a large sum of money like 40 or more (i said 40 because nobody will want to relinquish 200 million in the bank) but get 40 million place it in the bank and the interest you pay people like 25 cents or 10 cents for the losing quick pick lottery tickets and you ask them to give you the location where they bought it and you begin to do calculation, and analyze like with a supercomputer possibly with statistics and probability software and analyze the game and see how the lottery selects their quick picks and THEN you can draw the conclusion that the author did...Again WHO will want to relinquish their 40 million dollars for 3 years when they got the stock market waiting on them and we live in a bussiness world...WHO...

                              And that idea that if: 100 players 70 whites and 30 mixed where to go and play a lotto QUICK PICKS that 7 out of 10 times the white players will win and 30% the mixed players is totally wrong...I like statistics and i recognize a lot of the stuff they say but there are certain things i dont agree on...Why because they take the mechanics of a dice game for instance or a coin and apply it to the lotto when a dice has the dimensions different than a ping pong balls all colliding...that´s like saying that just because you predicted a ANTS RACE that you can predict a horse race or a car race that the laws applies everywhere...

                              And remember we are talking: ONLY QUICK PICKS...And yes there have been second and third time winners of lotto and scratchoffs and if there is second time winners of scratchoffs DEFINATELY there can be second time winner of a 1 billion dollar lotto...

                              The Forex trades: 1.6 Trillion dollars EVERY day, that´s more than the GDP of the Carribbean Central America, COMBINED. Enough to feed every crook out there for centuries...To all Geniuses & Powers Countries of the World the Planet needs breakthroughs in all Medicine, Veterinary, Biology related fields, Psychology, Population Psychology/Sociology..They need to genetically ingeneer new plants species/types to give more variety of plants and thus have more resources for combating diseases¨