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Quantum Physics affecting the lottery?

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Posted: August 15, 2010, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

Yeah...being attached to your set of numbers is not a good idea because if you ever forget to play and your numbers get drawn, you'll feel like shooting yourself and you would have to change your numbers since the old ones will probably never show up again.

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    Posted: August 15, 2010, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

    Yeah...being attached to your set of numbers is not a good idea because if you ever forget to play and your numbers get drawn, you'll feel like shooting yourself and you would have to change your numbers since the old ones will probably never show up again.

    That would suck big time.

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      Well it is possible that every decision we make changes things and we will never know otherwise. I would be out driving and often times I would pass by a liquor store or a gas station and think about buying a ticket when I already have one but end up not buying. And when I check my losing ticket I would wonder if I would have won if I had bought the ticket that I passed up.

      Probably someone was in that liquor store or gas station buying the tickets that you didn't buy and if they didn't win then you wouldn't have either. 

      I use to buy ticket misprints thinking they might be a winner.  Well guess what?  Those tickets were no more a winner than the tickets I bought.  Now when a clerk tells me about some misprints for sale, I say thanks but no thanks and never worry if I missed out on a winner.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: August 15, 2010, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

        Another thing is timing. Say if a machine hasn't been used for the day yet and someone chose a QP at 2 pm, would the numbers be the same if it happened at 4 pm and no one else used the machine??

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          Posted: August 15, 2010, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

          I think this is true.  That's one of the reasons I play QP's now.  I don't want to be 'attached' to the numbers in any way.

          You're 'attached' to them when you're concentrating on or 'observing' them.  When you discard them you *release* them and in doing so they show up in draws because you'd previously been 'observing' them thinking they might show up.  It's a quantum thing that happens to me frequently in Maddog's Challenges.  Big Grin

          Good luck to everyone!

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            Posted: August 15, 2010, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

            Another thing is timing. Say if a machine hasn't been used for the day yet and someone chose a QP at 2 pm, would the numbers be the same if it happened at 4 pm and no one else used the machine??

            I read once that a new seed number is entered every time the terminal computer generates a combination.  If that seed number is generated by the internal clock like regular computers can do then it wouldn't make any difference.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: August 16, 2010, 12:27 am - IP Logged

              I read once that a new seed number is entered every time the terminal computer generates a combination.  If that seed number is generated by the internal clock like regular computers can do then it wouldn't make any difference.

              RJOh,

              I would guess most states are doing as you describe, which is good.  What I'm more concerned about are the computer generated results. If the winning Draws are truly random, it doesn't matter much how the tickets are generated.  I only seed my RNG (A Pseudo Random Sequencer) once at the beginning of a run, but I call it internally a random number of times using the system clock (as you suggested above) before returning the current RN to the calling program.

              Have you checked out my latest backtester run showing a side by side comparison of buying the Winning Pick-3s from 1, 2, and 3 Draws ago?

              http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/218174/1743213

               

              --Jimmy4164

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                It happened again.  For the Take 5 in NY for August 15, I removed the number 39 out of my group and guess what number came out?  Frakkin' quantum physics!

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                  It happened again.  For the Take 5 in NY for August 15, I removed the number 39 out of my group and guess what number came out?  Frakkin' quantum physics!

                  Try doing the opposite then. If your first instinct is to remove a number, don't. Lol

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                    Try doing the opposite then. If your first instinct is to remove a number, don't. Lol

                    I thought about that, but I'm removing the number for a reason.  I'll resist the urge next time and see what happens.

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                      Posted: August 16, 2010, 4:12 am - IP Logged

                      I thought about that, but I'm removing the number for a reason.  I'll resist the urge next time and see what happens.

                      Then why not do both? Get 2 tickets 1 with the number(s) and 1 without.

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                        Posted: August 16, 2010, 8:27 am - IP Logged

                        I have that odd thought once in a while, like maybe if I'd played the same combo's that I came up with for the previous draw, instead of using the current number workout, I would have nailed it. I no longer torture myself in such a manner, I refuse to even look at my previous playslips. Could've, Should've, Would've, when the alien upstairs that seeded the human race determines that I've learned enough humilty living in the trenches of middle class america and shows his mug, BAM! Right in the kisser.

                        Seriously though, second guessing yourself will drive you nuts. See above statement.Surrender

                        Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer.

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                          I can't do both.  My games are $40 and better.

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                            I thought about that, but I'm removing the number for a reason.  I'll resist the urge next time and see what happens.

                            You're obviously not removing it for the right reason. Of course that doesn't mean you're removing it for the wrong reason.

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                              Posted: August 17, 2010, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

                              You're obviously not removing it for the right reason. Of course that doesn't mean you're removing it for the wrong reason.

                              Well, if it really is Quantum Physics at work, no matter what group of numbers I remove, that group will have one of the winning numbers in it.