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When the lottery programs such as How the Lottery Changed My Life and Curse of the Lottety are aired and they show people's winnig tickets none of those tickets have ever been numbers that were wheeled.

Granted, you just get a brief glimpse of them and usually it's a $1 ticket or a $5 ticket and maybe those people played others, but the ones they show never have lines of the same numbers having been wheeled.

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You never hear of people who won a millioin or more on a scratcher blowing it all.

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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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: August 5, 2010, 2:45 am - IP Logged

    When the lottery programs such as How the Lottery Changed My Life and Curse of the Lottety are aired and they show people's winnig tickets none of those tickets have ever been numbers that were wheeled.

    Granted, you just get a brief glimpse of them and usually it's a $1 ticket or a $5 ticket and maybe those people played others, but the ones they show never have lines of the same numbers having been wheeled.

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    You never hear of people who won a millioin or more on a scratcher blowing it all.

    And why do you think this is true?

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      Posted: August 5, 2010, 4:40 am - IP Logged

      Maybe those who wheel are also smart enough to turn down HBO & others who ask to talk to them/film them ??  Maybe they want to win again and NOT share there secrets?

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        Posted: August 5, 2010, 7:18 am - IP Logged

        Maybe those who wheel are also smart enough to turn down HBO & others who ask to talk to them/film them ??  Maybe they want to win again and NOT share there secrets?

        You also have to look at the percentage of numbers that are Quick Picks and Personal Picks that are not wheeled.

         

        There may also be large but not huge winners that wheel numbers and just aren't asked by HBO to talk about it since it's not a 'change your life' type of amount.

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          Posted: August 5, 2010, 8:15 am - IP Logged

          is true, in fact every website i´ve seen of, people claiming they won a jackpot with a system it has 1 single line and not several, including on youtube.....Which means is a scam, or they consulted a psychic (jokingly), or they knew before hand that particular combination was going to play which is unlikely because i´ve not seen anyone single out 1 combination and know it was going to play...

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            You never hear of people who won a millioin or more on a scratcher blowing it all.

            Winning a million or about $700K after taxes isn't enough to change a life style such that after it's gone the life style have to change again.  It's enough to pay off a house and have a little saved for the kids education, the things one might plan to do whether they won a lottery or not.  Doing those kinds of things aren't new worthy.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: August 5, 2010, 12:09 pm - IP Logged

              i think lottery officials take the real ticket,maybe they hand out a fake one for you to show the cameras?

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                Posted: August 5, 2010, 3:53 pm - IP Logged

                You never hear of people who won a millioin or more on a scratcher blowing it all.

                Winning a million or about $700K after taxes isn't enough to change a life style such that after it's gone the life style have to change again.  It's enough to pay off a house and have a little saved for the kids education, the things one might plan to do whether they won a lottery or not.  Doing those kinds of things aren't new worthy.

                RJoh,

                Don't you think that anything that takes the avergage debt-laden American from a hand to mouth,  paycheck to paycheck existence to a "Heat, eat, and taxes" (utilites, food, and taxes, no other bills) lifestlye is a lifestyle change?

                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: August 5, 2010, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

                  Maybe those who wheel are also smart enough to turn down HBO & others who ask to talk to them/film them ??  Maybe they want to win again and NOT share there secrets?

                  Here's a quote from rdgrnr's comment in the Statistically Speaking - QPs and PPs thread yesterday:

                  "If QP's account for exactly 70% of  tickets sold  and account for exactly 70% of winning tickets,  while PP's account for exactly 30% of tickets sold  and exactly 30% of winning tickets, I just cannot reconcile in my mind one method outperforming the other."

                  So, maybe this answers the question of why HBO didn't happen to display any tickets that had the footprint of a Wheeled set - 70% of the winning tickets are QPs.

                  And then, of course, it's also possible the other 30% could fit into the categories suggested above.

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                    RJoh,

                    Don't you think that anything that takes the avergage debt-laden American from a hand to mouth,  paycheck to paycheck existence to a "Heat, eat, and taxes" (utilites, food, and taxes, no other bills) lifestlye is a lifestyle change?

                    I assume the average winner is like the average scratch off ticket buyer, not a debt-laden person living from paycheck to paycheck who can't make his house payments, afford food or pay his taxes and utilities.  The money would make his life easier but not make him a millionaire plus to do some of the foolish things some one winning $30 Millions might do.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: August 5, 2010, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

                      The people I know all buy QP's or play the birthday, anniversary etc numbers. I think most people are too busy dreaming about winning and put little thought into choosing numbers.

                      Plus I'm sure it's alot more interesting to hear a story about someone who spent their last dollar, bought a ticket on a whim, played the same numbers forever etc. versus someone who says I have a system, I wheel my numbers, ok lets talk about math and statistics.

                      Once I had a news crew ask me what I thought about a boy in the neighborhood raising bees in his backyard. Of course because I didn't act terrified my interview wasn't included when the story aired that night.

                      Just get me thru this so called life......

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                        The people I know all buy QP's or play the birthday, anniversary etc numbers. I think most people are too busy dreaming about winning and put little thought into choosing numbers.

                        Plus I'm sure it's alot more interesting to hear a story about someone who spent their last dollar, bought a ticket on a whim, played the same numbers forever etc. versus someone who says I have a system, I wheel my numbers, ok lets talk about math and statistics.

                        Once I had a news crew ask me what I thought about a boy in the neighborhood raising bees in his backyard. Of course because I didn't act terrified my interview wasn't included when the story aired that night.

                        They probably also don't want to be a free advertiser to that person.

                         

                        "Hi my name is John and I'm a lottery winner. I have been featured on HBO for my lottery win from using my verified lottery winning system. For the low price of $99.99 you too can learn the secrets of winning the lottery!"

                         

                        Doubt that was an actual reason, but I could definitely see a lottery winner who won with a system to do that (especially if they blew through most of it already).

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                          Posted: August 5, 2010, 11:49 pm - IP Logged

                          I assume the average winner is like the average scratch off ticket buyer, not a debt-laden person living from paycheck to paycheck who can't make his house payments, afford food or pay his taxes and utilities.  The money would make his life easier but not make him a millionaire plus to do some of the foolish things some one winning $30 Millions might do.

                          RJoh,

                          Most people live paycheck to paycheck. That doesn't mean they can't make their house payments, buy food, or pay for utlities.

                          "Heat, eat, and taxes" means no other debt, no mortgage, no car payments, no credit card bills.

                          When all is said and done, the average working American is deeper in debt at the end of the year, and that excludes a house and car payment.

                          That is a large part of the attraction of the lottery, it's the working slobs only real hope of ever escaping the "trap".

                          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: August 7, 2010, 7:24 pm - IP Logged

                            And why do you think this is true?

                            Maybe because when someone wins multi-millions no matter how much they go through they're still thinking, "Holy cow, I've got tens of millions of dollars", but when somone wins let's say $2,000,000 on a scratcher they're more apt to be cautious with it.

                            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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                              I suspect people who win by QP are also more likely to want to appear on a tv show.  Those who win by wheeling more likely to think things through and choose not to draw attention to themselves.   As for the ticket, a prop so as not to confuse the audience.   

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