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5/39 and $100! Ideas??

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Posted: February 20, 2010, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

Hey everyone,

Every year a co-worker sells raffle tickets at $100 dollars a pop. I have purchased these in the past but this year I thought it would be alot more fun to take that $100 dollars and play the lottery instead. As much as I would like to try going for the big bucks (MM or PB) I know I'll have a much better chance at Little Lotto. (5/39)

If I win big......YEAH! If I break even.....YEAH! If I don't come close...it's ok!

There's no time limit on when I need to play. Little Lotto plays 7 days a week and the jackpot rolls over so if I miss out on one another is soon to follow.

I don't have any computer programs so I can't tell the computer to spit out 100 lines to play.

I'm NOT going to play any QP's or lines made up of birthdays, ages favorite numbers etc.

So far all my ideas are in my head.......I haven't actually sat down and worked anything out on paper yet.

Things I'm thinking about:

Alternating key numbers.........playing more than one wheel..........playing all the numbers at least once.

My usual style of play is to look at past draws and then choose numbers based on what I think will happen. Then I choose my own lines to play. ( I don't wheel the numbers) I'm also thinking about doing this but obviously on a much larger scale.

Any ideas? Maybe something I'm overlooking?

I would love some feedback!

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    Posted: February 20, 2010, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

    Wait for its jackpot to get near its peak or greater than the odds of winning before playing.

    Ohio Rolling Cash5 (5/39) rolled to $394K tonight, so I may buy a few tickets tomorrow.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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      Posted: February 20, 2010, 11:15 pm - IP Logged

      Also, Gail Howard has a 35-number Balanced Wheeling® System #3526 that she claims has won several pick5 jackpots and Steve Player has his 5/39 Geo Matrix System he sells for $747.50 that he's 100% confident of winning any 5/39 game three times a year.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: February 21, 2010, 4:06 pm - IP Logged

        Hey everyone,

        Every year a co-worker sells raffle tickets at $100 dollars a pop. I have purchased these in the past but this year I thought it would be alot more fun to take that $100 dollars and play the lottery instead. As much as I would like to try going for the big bucks (MM or PB) I know I'll have a much better chance at Little Lotto. (5/39)

        If I win big......YEAH! If I break even.....YEAH! If I don't come close...it's ok!

        There's no time limit on when I need to play. Little Lotto plays 7 days a week and the jackpot rolls over so if I miss out on one another is soon to follow.

        I don't have any computer programs so I can't tell the computer to spit out 100 lines to play.

        I'm NOT going to play any QP's or lines made up of birthdays, ages favorite numbers etc.

        So far all my ideas are in my head.......I haven't actually sat down and worked anything out on paper yet.

        Things I'm thinking about:

        Alternating key numbers.........playing more than one wheel..........playing all the numbers at least once.

        My usual style of play is to look at past draws and then choose numbers based on what I think will happen. Then I choose my own lines to play. ( I don't wheel the numbers) I'm also thinking about doing this but obviously on a much larger scale.

        Any ideas? Maybe something I'm overlooking?

        I would love some feedback!

        I am a daily player of the Little Lotto and still waiting for my big hit. One time I did spent a $100 when jackpot was around 800K-1 mil few years ago and did end up winning around 30-40 bucks back which is really lucky. My advice is to wait when it get over 500,000 and get like 10-20 tickets. That way you don't blow the 100 all at once and pot does get that high about once a month in IL.

        Since the odds and jackpot in Little Lotto is reasonable enough that you can help your odds dramatcially by buying in mulitple of 10s. 575,000 can be trim to 57,500 with 10 tickets.

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          Posted: February 21, 2010, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

          Yeah RJoh I also thought about playing on a night when the jackpot is high or when I'm pretty confident I can eliminate a decade of numbers. And then there's those nights when you can almost bet all the numbers that hit will have been out less than 10 games.

          LOL as for Steve Player, I want to put the money in my pocket NOT his!

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            Posted: February 21, 2010, 10:13 pm - IP Logged

            Rowen thanks for responding!  Yeah I've also thought about whether it's better to go for one big play or to wait till the odds look good and then spread it out for say a week.

            Right now I'm still thinking about what I want to do but I do want to do this. I figure I've spent $100 dollars for one chance in a raffle. Why not 100 chances at the lottery.

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              Posted: February 22, 2010, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

              Rowen thanks for responding!  Yeah I've also thought about whether it's better to go for one big play or to wait till the odds look good and then spread it out for say a week.

              Right now I'm still thinking about what I want to do but I do want to do this. I figure I've spent $100 dollars for one chance in a raffle. Why not 100 chances at the lottery.

              speaking of raffle, why not get one of the IL St. pat raffle unless that what you're already referring to. I already got mine.

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                Posted: February 22, 2010, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

                speaking of raffle, why not get one of the IL St. pat raffle unless that what you're already referring to. I already got mine.

                Yeah I saw that on the IL lottery website.(I need to go back and read it) The raffle I'm talking about is a church raffle. Tickets are $100 a piece, the number of tickets is limited and top prize is $50,000. I've bought these tickets a few times and didn't get upset that I didn't win. Sometimes you just have to take a chance. That's why I'm willing to spend the $100 on Little Lotto. I see it as more of a challenge than anything.....but a fun challenge.

                I need to sit down and start working out some ideas on paper to get a better idea of what I'm looking at.....and I need the time to do it. That's why I'm not in any hurry.

                Another idea I had was to focus my lines of play more heavily on say the numbers 10 - 30 but still including 1 - 9 and 31 - 39. I need to look at my charts and see  if there's  a noticeable middle range of numbers to work with. I'm also considering  playing numbers that have been out say 10 or less games more heavily mixed with numbers that have been out say less than 20 games. I would still include numbers that have been out over 20 games but maybe not repeat them. I don't know just some ideas.

                I also figure if I play the $100 all at once I can probably try a few methods. This should be interesting.

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                  Posted: February 23, 2010, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

                  Yeah I saw that on the IL lottery website.(I need to go back and read it) The raffle I'm talking about is a church raffle. Tickets are $100 a piece, the number of tickets is limited and top prize is $50,000. I've bought these tickets a few times and didn't get upset that I didn't win. Sometimes you just have to take a chance. That's why I'm willing to spend the $100 on Little Lotto. I see it as more of a challenge than anything.....but a fun challenge.

                  I need to sit down and start working out some ideas on paper to get a better idea of what I'm looking at.....and I need the time to do it. That's why I'm not in any hurry.

                  Another idea I had was to focus my lines of play more heavily on say the numbers 10 - 30 but still including 1 - 9 and 31 - 39. I need to look at my charts and see  if there's  a noticeable middle range of numbers to work with. I'm also considering  playing numbers that have been out say 10 or less games more heavily mixed with numbers that have been out say less than 20 games. I would still include numbers that have been out over 20 games but maybe not repeat them. I don't know just some ideas.

                  I also figure if I play the $100 all at once I can probably try a few methods. This should be interesting.

                  Gotcha. There are couple of school and church raffle too around my town. It does soften the blow when you don't win because it for a good cause.

                   

                  Sound like you got a plan. Good Luck!!!

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                    Posted: February 23, 2010, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

                    Gotcha. There are couple of school and church raffle too around my town. It does soften the blow when you don't win because it for a good cause.

                     

                    Sound like you got a plan. Good Luck!!!

                    Thanks (for the good luck) and thanks for the heads up on the IL raffle.  I took the time to read about it at the lottery website and I think I'll get in on this too.

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                      Posted: March 2, 2010, 7:03 pm - IP Logged

                      I really like Gail Howard's systems.  Smile

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                        Posted: March 3, 2010, 11:13 pm - IP Logged

                        I really like Gail Howard's systems.  Smile

                        Hey wildspecks,

                        I have Gail Howards Lottery Master Guide as well as Lotto Winning Wheels for Powerball & Megamillions.

                        I don't have any of her software but I do keep a current Drawings Since Hit Chart for Little Lotto.

                        When it comes to choosing numbers I've learned to keep it simple. I enjoy the challenge of choosing numbers but working thru all Gails charts not to mention keeping them updated was a little too much. I still haven't figured out which combination of charts works the best. I remember looking at a number and because one of her charts didn't favor it I left it out only to have it hit. I have also used her charts and picked numbers I was sure to hit only to have them come out a few days later. LOL all part of playing the game.

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                          Posted: March 11, 2010, 3:54 pm - IP Logged

                          Hi,

                          What is the purpose of playing a 5/39 wheel for a 39 number lottery? Is the theory behind it to spread out the numbers?

                          Also do you know how many lines and the guarantee of those two wheels?  Sounds like there are too many lines for the regular player to play. I'd also never get Steve Player's wheel from what I've read here, and at that price for a wheel!

                          Thanks!

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                            Posted: March 12, 2010, 9:50 pm - IP Logged

                            NOOOOO!  The game I want to play is Little Lotto...a 5/39 game. And I'm willing to spend $100 for 100 lines and I want to do this in one play!

                            No this ISN'T my normal playstyle but this year instead of blowing $100 for ONE raffle ticket I thought it would be more fun to buy 100 tickets and try to win the lottery instead.

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                              Posted: March 31, 2010, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

                              Wait for its jackpot to get near its peak or greater than the odds of winning before playing.

                              Ohio Rolling Cash5 (5/39) rolled to $394K tonight, so I may buy a few tickets tomorrow.

                              I've waited and now for April Fools day, Ohio Rolling Cash5 will be $553K, I'm almost ready to make out some tickets for tomorrows drawing.

                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 
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