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Posted: August 13, 2010, 6:21 pm - IP Logged

Just for fun, let's do a Mad Magazine type thing on ideas for lotto that might have been proposed.

Here's a few:

  • Playslips and balls with Roman numerals
  • Balls with invisible ink
  • Reverse lotto.....in a 6/52 game, 46 numbers are drawn, six stay in the bowl. Those are the winninng six. The playslips look like a negative photgraph.
  • The lotto quintatholon.....you have to win on a Pick 3, then a Pick 4, then a Pick 5, then a Pick 6, then a 5 + 1 in a survivor type game format. One loss and you're out. The prize is $2,000,000,000. Something tells me there are people out there who would try this.
  • The +1 Parlay.......in a 5 + 1 game a jackpot winner is given the option of doubling up their jackpot if the same number is drawn as the bonus number in a one ball additoonal draw. If it isn't the jackpot is reduced by 1/2.(I think some people wiuld go for this one, too).

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 13, 2010, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

    It would be almost impossible to win #4.

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      It would be almost impossible to win #4.

      I agreee, but we once had a poll about an expanded matrix, a 100 number matrix, and how big would one have to be before you didn't play, and some people said that they woul play no matter what.

      I'm sure a few of them would try to beat #4, too.

      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 14, 2010, 12:21 am - IP Logged

        Replace the current Powerball Ping Pong Ball Machine with a humongous machine that holds 195,249,054 Fortune Cookies. 

        Each Fortune Cookie has one of the possible 195,249,054 six number combinations that could win Powerball inside it.

        After each drawing the remaining fortune cookies would be airlifted and dropped over some 3rd world country to feed the poor.

        Think of all the jobs created in the fortune cookie industry! Let's all get on board with this one!

        Write your Congressman (feel free to tell him it's your idea) and post his response here!


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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          Posted: August 14, 2010, 12:29 am - IP Logged

          pictures of animals instead of numbers

          2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = ?  TOT =  -3596

          keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 = ? TOT = - 3318

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            I agreee, but we once had a poll about an expanded matrix, a 100 number matrix, and how big would one have to be before you didn't play, and some people said that they woul play no matter what.

            I'm sure a few of them would try to beat #4, too.

            A 100-number matrix has been done before, first in NJ's Lotzee (which was later reduced to, IIRC, 77 numbers, 00-76), and then the Multi-State Cash 4 Life (which was later replaced by Rolldown, which was in turn replaced by Hot Lotto).

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              savagegoose,

              The first Keno tickets had 80 symbols from the Chinese alphabet instead of numbers.

              JimmySand9,

              Excellent lotto history knowledge! Great research!

              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 14, 2010, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

                Replace the current Powerball Ping Pong Ball Machine with a humongous machine that holds 195,249,054 Fortune Cookies. 

                Each Fortune Cookie has one of the possible 195,249,054 six number combinations that could win Powerball inside it.

                After each drawing the remaining fortune cookies would be airlifted and dropped over some 3rd world country to feed the poor.

                Think of all the jobs created in the fortune cookie industry! Let's all get on board with this one!

                Write your Congressman (feel free to tell him it's your idea) and post his response here!

                Lamar Alexander already thinks I belong in an institution.  If I suggested this, he would definitely have me commited.

                He would want the cookies for himself.

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                  Posted: August 14, 2010, 8:45 pm - IP Logged

                  duck duck goose  i win

                  2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = ?  TOT =  -3596

                  keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 = ? TOT = - 3318

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                    Posted: August 15, 2010, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

                    Just for fun, let's do a Mad Magazine type thing on ideas for lotto that might have been proposed.

                    Here's a few:

                    • Playslips and balls with Roman numerals
                    • Balls with invisible ink
                    • Reverse lotto.....in a 6/52 game, 46 numbers are drawn, six stay in the bowl. Those are the winninng six. The playslips look like a negative photgraph.
                    • The lotto quintatholon.....you have to win on a Pick 3, then a Pick 4, then a Pick 5, then a Pick 6, then a 5 + 1 in a survivor type game format. One loss and you're out. The prize is $2,000,000,000. Something tells me there are people out there who would try this.
                    • The +1 Parlay.......in a 5 + 1 game a jackpot winner is given the option of doubling up their jackpot if the same number is drawn as the bonus number in a one ball additoonal draw. If it isn't the jackpot is reduced by 1/2.(I think some people wiuld go for this one, too).

                    do anybody  know anything  about the black book or about gail howard system, do they  work?

                    because they dont work for me, some one help me out here.

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                      Posted: August 15, 2010, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

                      nizedeal,

                      Welcome!

                      There's a systems forum for such questions...... you'll probably get 50 /50 answers.

                      This is a just for fun thread.

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                      Here's one for during the NFL season, the Friday Mega Millions or the Saturday Powerball jackpot win into the Monday Night football game parlay-

                      Might be a good game for the 5 + 0 winners too.

                      The amount won on the drawing gets tripled if the player predicts the exact Over / Under total on the Monday night game.

                      If this ever did happen I would seriously suggest to the person doing it not to pick a Detroit Lions game - AHEM!

                      Scared

                      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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                        do anybody  know anything  about the black book or about gail howard system, do they  work?

                        because they dont work for me, some one help me out here.

                        If her system actually works don't you think a lot of people would be millionaries by now??

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                          If her system actually works don't you think a lot of people would be millionaries by now??

                          NO! If her system actually worked there would be more players splitting those large jackpots and nobody would be winning millions of dollars.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Survivor type formats wouldn't work in a lottery, the idea is for there to be a lot of losers in the game.   If they are eliminated in the first round, who will there be to loose the other rounds?

                            What might work is more of a scavenger hunt concept where if someone does win a Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, a Pick 6 and a pick 5 + 1 game, they can claim an additional prize for having won all five.   You would still have all the losers playing each and every game plus the promotional prize in the billions.

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                              Posted: August 17, 2010, 2:49 am - IP Logged

                              Predict how much you missed by.

                              Kind of a second chance for losing tickets -

                              Let's say you played a Pick 5 (because it's one line for $1)

                              6   10   15    27    30................ and the drawing was

                              3    8    24    36    38..................you missed by

                              3    2      9      9      8

                              If you would have played "missed by" 3  2  9  9  8, you get a pyoff, maybe $1,000 or so.

                              It has to be exact and either a hit makes it a loser or a hit has to be predicted as an X.

                              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.