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Posted: May 8, 2010, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

"Ah yes, but you can't cheat an honest man...."

~W.C. FIELDS

 

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    Posted: May 10, 2010, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

    Don't play until the jackpot exceeds the odds.

    BobP

    How is that an urban legend?  It is simply a better return on investment.

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      Posted: May 10, 2010, 3:24 pm - IP Logged

      How is that an urban legend?  It is simply a better return on investment.

      The odds are the same regardless of the jackpot. Waiting 'til the jackpot exceeds the odds assumes a solo hit, for one thing. If you did hit and split with even just one other person, the jackpot is halved, so much for the jackpot exceeding the odds.

      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: May 12, 2010, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

        She not letting this number come today, are she switch the number. People think the lottery director is

        controlling the number. They think she sitting there

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          Posted: May 12, 2010, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

          She not letting this number come today, are she switch the number. People think the lottery director is

          controlling the number. They think she sitting there

          pepper sweety are you from this planet?..


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            Posted: May 12, 2010, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

            We might have done this before, I'm not sure, but let's put some here for fun.

            Things you've heard others say and you know are just not true, or things you might have tried and found out were not true.

            Here's a few:

            The sum of a Pick 3 drawing is usually 15.

            Not in Illinois, I know that much!

            Don't play a jackpot game the day of the drawing.

            Total baloney!

            Only play a jackpot game the day of the drawing.

            Also baloney!

            Higher numbers hit more often because there's more paint on the balls.

            No.

            Higher numbers hit more often because there's more paint on the balls.

            No.

            If it were true then 6 and 9 would have equal chance.

             

            My favorite is, "I'm gonna win the JP because somebody usually wins every week".......

            That one just kills me...lol

            They never focus on the millions of losing tickets for that one ticket to win. I have a few co-workers who keep saying this to me every couple of months...lol

             


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              Posted: May 12, 2010, 8:41 pm - IP Logged

              I got another one which is both mine and cointoss's favorites.

              The odds of the JP are reduced greatly by reducing just a few combos....lol

              If there are a million combos, and you bet 100 combos, the odds are now..?...lol

              NO!.....NOW THERE ARE 999, 900 COMBOS THAT STILL HAVE THE CHANCE OF COMING OUT.....!

              It sounds better when the math patrol intervenes and says the new odds are now 1 in 10,000, but we all know even 1 in 10,000 is still bad. Not to mention the 999,900 possible outcomes left to contend with...lol

               

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                Posted: May 13, 2010, 6:07 pm - IP Logged

                Excellent, joker.

                No matter ho hard people try to "prove it", it just doesn't work.

                If it did there's enough people here at LP that we could form a pool and hit JP after JP.

                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: May 14, 2010, 10:11 am - IP Logged

                  A professor in Oklahoma or somewhere was chased by some guys and shot in the foot because he didn't want to tell them how he won the lottery three times.

                  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: May 14, 2010, 3:40 pm - IP Logged

                    A professor in Oklahoma or somewhere was chased by some guys and shot in the foot because he didn't want to tell them how he won the lottery three times.

                    I think it's more likely that happened in Kentucky or Arkansas.

                    Oklahoma people usually aren't that looney.


                                                                 
                                         
                                                             

                     

                     

                     

                     

                                                                                                                       

                    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                --Edmund Burke

                     

                     

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                      Posted: May 14, 2010, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

                      Texas lol

                       HyperBe Happy.

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                        Posted: May 14, 2010, 6:39 pm - IP Logged

                        Nope, Oklahoma. I got the e-mail a few days ago and deleted it because thes tory is so hoakie, but a search for "professot shot for lottery system" on Yahoo turned this up, from buzzle.com

                        The Price of Winning The Lottery 3 Times in a Row!

                        Do you thinkyou would feel lucky winning the lottery 5 times? How lucky do youthink you would feel if 3 of those times were right after one andother? Would you still feel lucky if you were shot for not telling howyou did it until now?

                        That was the fate of Larry Blair, an OklahomaProfessor of Mathematics who devised a system for winning the lottery.After becoming a local celebrity because he won the lottery three timesin a row, using his super maths lotto system, he caught the attentionof some very unscrupulous people.

                        While Larry was walking to his car in a shopping parking lot he wasaccosted by two armed assailants. Frightened and shocked Larry offeredthem his money and credits card (in fact he just went to hand them hiswallet). However, his attackers were not interested in his wallet orits contents.

                        They demanded that he tell them how to win the lottery. Confused, dazed and afraid Larry told the men he needed 30 minutes and a pen and paper so he could show them his exact system.

                        The men decided they would not wait in a car park with a gun pointed attheir captive's head sop tried to bundle Larry into the trunk of theircar!

                        Just then an ambulance sounded its horns and lit it s lights. Thisdistraction was just long enough for Larry to try to escape but notbefore one of his attackers shot him in the leg. Luckily the adrenalinethat was pumping through him allowed him to run - even with a bulletlodged in his leg.

                        Obviously Larry likes to keep a low profile nowadays and rarely visits shopping mall parking lots!

                        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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                          Nope, Oklahoma. I got the e-mail a few days ago and deleted it because thes tory is so hoakie, but a search for "professot shot for lottery system" on Yahoo turned this up, from buzzle.com

                          The Price of Winning The Lottery 3 Times in a Row!

                          Do you thinkyou would feel lucky winning the lottery 5 times? How lucky do youthink you would feel if 3 of those times were right after one andother? Would you still feel lucky if you were shot for not telling howyou did it until now?

                          That was the fate of Larry Blair, an OklahomaProfessor of Mathematics who devised a system for winning the lottery.After becoming a local celebrity because he won the lottery three timesin a row, using his super maths lotto system, he caught the attentionof some very unscrupulous people.

                          While Larry was walking to his car in a shopping parking lot he wasaccosted by two armed assailants. Frightened and shocked Larry offeredthem his money and credits card (in fact he just went to hand them hiswallet). However, his attackers were not interested in his wallet orits contents.

                          They demanded that he tell them how to win the lottery. Confused, dazed and afraid Larry told the men he needed 30 minutes and a pen and paper so he could show them his exact system.

                          The men decided they would not wait in a car park with a gun pointed attheir captive's head sop tried to bundle Larry into the trunk of theircar!

                          Just then an ambulance sounded its horns and lit it s lights. Thisdistraction was just long enough for Larry to try to escape but notbefore one of his attackers shot him in the leg. Luckily the adrenalinethat was pumping through him allowed him to run - even with a bulletlodged in his leg.

                          Obviously Larry likes to keep a low profile nowadays and rarely visits shopping mall parking lots!

                          Uh oh, the system guys are all gonna get big heads now.

                          And how is tiggs gonna explain this?


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

                          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                      --Edmund Burke

                           

                           

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                            Posted: May 14, 2010, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

                            Well I'm proud to be an Okie who wins lotto

                            While I'm at it let me say five jackpots overall

                            You just got to know what the drawing will show

                            And know you picked right, ball after ball.........

                            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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                              Uh oh, the system guys are all gonna get big heads now.

                              And how is tiggs gonna explain this?

                              ridge he sounds like a real winner..Hit's jackpot then get's shot...NEXT!!!...