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Posted: March 7, 2010, 10:20 am - IP Logged

After reading Dollar's vegas thread I was wondering about advance plays.  Since I play the same number every week, I usually play the 5 advance plays for Fantasy Five but that is mainly just to get the mail in 2nd chance ticket.

But I was thinking since I play the same numbers in Super lotto plus why don't I just get the advance play to save time.  But here's my dilema,  am I not just setting myself to be a loser?  I mean buying advance plays is like saying "I know I'm not going to win the first 1-19 ( or whatever) times  but the last one will be a winner!

I have a reason why i play fantasy advance 5 plays,  but  playing an advance SLP ( except for travel, like dollar) doesn't seem to be the best choice.

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    Posted: March 7, 2010, 10:40 am - IP Logged

    After reading Dollar's vegas thread I was wondering about advance plays.  Since I play the same number every week, I usually play the 5 advance plays for Fantasy Five but that is mainly just to get the mail in 2nd chance ticket.

    But I was thinking since I play the same numbers in Super lotto plus why don't I just get the advance play to save time.  But here's my dilema,  am I not just setting myself to be a loser?  I mean buying advance plays is like saying "I know I'm not going to win the first 1-19 ( or whatever) times  but the last one will be a winner!

    I have a reason why i play fantasy advance 5 plays,  but  playing an advance SLP ( except for travel, like dollar) doesn't seem to be the best choice.

    Technically speaking, although it would be very unlikely, a multiplay ticket could win each and every draw so no you're not setting yourself up to be a loser any more than buying the tickets for each draw does anyways.   Besides, if you did win a jackpot then what does the extra few dollars matter.

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      Posted: March 7, 2010, 10:41 am - IP Logged

      After reading Dollar's vegas thread I was wondering about advance plays.  Since I play the same number every week, I usually play the 5 advance plays for Fantasy Five but that is mainly just to get the mail in 2nd chance ticket.

      But I was thinking since I play the same numbers in Super lotto plus why don't I just get the advance play to save time.  But here's my dilema,  am I not just setting myself to be a loser?  I mean buying advance plays is like saying "I know I'm not going to win the first 1-19 ( or whatever) times  but the last one will be a winner!

      I have a reason why i play fantasy advance 5 plays,  but  playing an advance SLP ( except for travel, like dollar) doesn't seem to be the best choice.

      You know your numbers are going to hit you just don't know which drawing it will happen, so you cover a specific time period by using the advance play. Especially when you're playing a set of strong hunch numbers. I've done this a few times and it's paid off for me.

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        Posted: March 7, 2010, 10:42 am - IP Logged

        Most people find it easier to buy a Lottery Ticket ($1) 20 times than to buy a Lottery Ticket for 20 Plays ($20)!

        When faced with a mountain: I will not quit!
        I will keep on striving until I climb over the mountain,
        Find a pass through the mountain, tunnel underneath the mountain,
        Or simply stay and turn the mountain into a gold mine!

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          Posted: March 7, 2010, 11:14 am - IP Logged

          After reading Dollar's vegas thread I was wondering about advance plays.  Since I play the same number every week, I usually play the 5 advance plays for Fantasy Five but that is mainly just to get the mail in 2nd chance ticket.

          But I was thinking since I play the same numbers in Super lotto plus why don't I just get the advance play to save time.  But here's my dilema,  am I not just setting myself to be a loser?  I mean buying advance plays is like saying "I know I'm not going to win the first 1-19 ( or whatever) times  but the last one will be a winner!

          I have a reason why i play fantasy advance 5 plays,  but  playing an advance SLP ( except for travel, like dollar) doesn't seem to be the best choice.

          When I lived in CA  I would also play Fantasy Five 1 line for 5 plays. Not only did I want to spread out my plays, but like you I wanted to get in on the second chance drawing.

          For me.......I wouldn't buy advance plays for SLP  because I DON'T play the same numbers.

          For you.........since you play the same numbers why not? You could always buy 1 ticket for one week or enough advance plays to cover 2 weeks. There's no reason why you'd have to play for the next month or 2 on one ticket.

          If you really believe(or start to believe) buying advance tickets is setting yourself up to lose than don't do it. You want to stay on the positive side!

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            Posted: March 7, 2010, 11:25 am - IP Logged

            Most people find it easier to buy a Lottery Ticket ($1) 20 times than to buy a Lottery Ticket for 20 Plays ($20)!

            When faced with a mountain: I will not quit!
            I will keep on striving until I climb over the mountain,
            Find a pass through the mountain, tunnel underneath the mountain,
            Or simply stay and turn the mountain into a gold mine!

            I think this brings up the question about the pros and cons of buying a ticket for each draw or using all the money on one draw.   Playing the spread on one draw means you're buying better odds but only marginally but your tickets are also exclusive of each other i.e.: one ticket winning precludes the others from winning and there's the possibility that your chosen numbers will hit on a draw that you do not play.   Buying a ticket for each draw means that there's the possibility of all of them hitting but the odds are worse.

            Of course, taking the save it up for one draw to an extreme would be to simply save all the money you would've spent for no draws and in the long run, this pays much better than the lottery.

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              Posted: March 7, 2010, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

              I buy for the whole month on the first of every month from 2 states.

              Saves me a lot of driving and the risk of missing a draw due to forgetting or being too lazy or tired to go out. I play the same numbers on all games plus quick picks.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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                I think this brings up the question about the pros and cons of buying a ticket for each draw or using all the money on one draw.   Playing the spread on one draw means you're buying better odds but only marginally but your tickets are also exclusive of each other i.e.: one ticket winning precludes the others from winning and there's the possibility that your chosen numbers will hit on a draw that you do not play.   Buying a ticket for each draw means that there's the possibility of all of them hitting but the odds are worse.

                Of course, taking the save it up for one draw to an extreme would be to simply save all the money you would've spent for no draws and in the long run, this pays much better than the lottery.

                But that's not the topic of the thread: The Topic is Buy your Ticket Daily ($1 per Day for 20 Days) or buy Advanced Play Ticket ($20 all at once)...

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

                  I buy for the whole month on the first of every month from 2 states.

                  Saves me a lot of driving and the risk of missing a draw due to forgetting or being too lazy or tired to go out. I play the same numbers on all games plus quick picks.

                  Thumbs Up Sorta like do I buy JD one Bottle at a time or do I buy JD one case at a time! LOL!

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                    Posted: March 7, 2010, 2:25 pm - IP Logged

                    After reading Dollar's vegas thread I was wondering about advance plays.  Since I play the same number every week, I usually play the 5 advance plays for Fantasy Five but that is mainly just to get the mail in 2nd chance ticket.

                    But I was thinking since I play the same numbers in Super lotto plus why don't I just get the advance play to save time.  But here's my dilema,  am I not just setting myself to be a loser?  I mean buying advance plays is like saying "I know I'm not going to win the first 1-19 ( or whatever) times  but the last one will be a winner!

                    I have a reason why i play fantasy advance 5 plays,  but  playing an advance SLP ( except for travel, like dollar) doesn't seem to be the best choice.

                    If you play the same numbers for SLP without making any changes, then I don't see anything wrong with getting advance plays.

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

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                      Most people find it easier to buy a Lottery Ticket ($1) 20 times than to buy a Lottery Ticket for 20 Plays ($20)!

                      When faced with a mountain: I will not quit!
                      I will keep on striving until I climb over the mountain,
                      Find a pass through the mountain, tunnel underneath the mountain,
                      Or simply stay and turn the mountain into a gold mine!

                      "Stay and turn the mountain into a gold mine!" Raven62, Yes, after I have placed some powerful explosives and blasted it to kingdom come...then if I find gold nuggets i'll turn it into a Gold farm!  Either way that Mountain is history! I think I have too much of my Dad in me!

                      forget what "they" say about youWhat you say about you?...

                      Now, does it count??

                       

                       

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                        Thanks for all your responses family,

                        I thought maybe I could play advance to save time.  Cause sometimes I REALLY don't feel like stopping by the store,  but since I play the same numbers, I don't have that option.   Twice I have hit 3 of 5 on days where i decided to just " go ahead and play" and not give in to laziness.   Maybe  the $20 advance is the way to go.  I just have to remember not the let the expiration laps.

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                          There's a guy in Canada named James Xuereb that had been playing Lotto 649 for 30 years. He had no big wins. Then he signed up for "Lotto Advance", a one year subscription with his chosen numbers. Guess what? He won on the very first draw of his lotto advance subscription. That was in March of 2009. Ironic, isn't it?

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                            Before Illinois got Powerball we would have to go to Missouri to play it, so play advance play when we did.

                            Now that we can play both PB and MM I usually don't play advance play any more, not even for Little Lotto. nothing but pure superstition here, but it sure seems when I play advance play I don't hit a thing.

                            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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                              Thumbs Up Sorta like do I buy JD one Bottle at a time or do I buy JD one case at a time! LOL!

                              Yeah, I was thinkin' about buying by the case but the lil woman would never get out of the holler then. Strangely, she likes seeing other human beings on occasion - a habit I can do just fine without. She even likes to engage them in conversation while I don't particularly care to hear people talk, especially if they expect me to listen. I'm fine with my dogs, trees, deer, turkeys and whiskey. I heard enough talkin' to last me a lifetime before I retired.

                              I bought a couple extra bottles on my last run down the mountain though - Gentleman Jack and Single Barrel Jack (94 Proof, yee haa!). I've never tried either of those before.

                              I'm happier than a fat rat in a cheese house.


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

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