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Have you ever played the numbers in your fortune cookie?

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Posted: August 22, 2010, 12:40 am - IP Logged

So I went to a Chinese restaurant that I haven't been to in a long time and when the check came, it came with fortune cookies. Inside it had 6 lucky numbers. One of them is 50 so Super Lotto is automatically out. So I filled out my Mega Millions with one possible combination and I went with my first instinct.

Anyways how many of you have played the numbers in your fortune cookies?

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    I've played the ones we got in a restaurant and I've played ones I've found that somebody else left where the plyaslips are, always hoping it was the Lottery Fairy. That has never worked yet, though. Maybe it's lottery agents leaving them there!

    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 22, 2010, 2:54 am - IP Logged

      I've played the ones we got in a restaurant and I've played ones I've found that somebody else left where the plyaslips are, always hoping it was the Lottery Fairy. That has never worked yet, though. Maybe it's lottery agents leaving them there!

      I once read about someone winning big money with numbers from a fortune cookie, so I play them whenever I can.

      Just yesterday I found a fortune cookie slip somebody left right next to the Lottery stand. I picked it up, but then I forgot to play the numbers. It didn't occur to me it was a gift from the Lottery Fairy.

      "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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        Posted: August 22, 2010, 3:33 am - IP Logged

        I think playing numbers from a fortune cookie is kind of looking for desperate measure's and your really just chasing the big win. I personally, just pick my own numbers and maybe a few qp's and leave it at that.

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          Posted: August 22, 2010, 9:17 am - IP Logged

          I don't go out for Chinese anymore.

          The last time I went my fortune said: "That wasn't actually what most people call chicken."


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            Posted: August 22, 2010, 11:43 am - IP Logged

            I think playing numbers from a fortune cookie is kind of looking for desperate measure's and your really just chasing the big win. I personally, just pick my own numbers and maybe a few qp's and leave it at that.

            I don't think that would be desperate measures. People who play them probably consider them a "sign".

            Desperate is playing "my numbers" for years or decades because they are "my numbers". (Yeah, it does happen but one out of millions get lucky like that).

            One time I was in the sports book at the Excalibur and picked up a kind of Gold sheet but from a different servcie. Some guys from Georgia had been in town and left them in the sports book. I couldn't pick my nose that season so picked up the sheet and went with their first six college picks. Put $15 on it and it paid $750, sweet. One game came in by 1/2 a point The real clinsher was had I have gone with the first nine picks they all came in.

            But desperate? Naw, I was going to put $15 on a six-teamer anyway.

            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 22, 2010, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

              I've used fortune cookie numbers and hit 4 balls in PB a while back....I only believe it was a sign because all of the numbers we ha in the drawer were all blue and one had a red set(which seemed odd at the time).I initially used the red numbers for Cash 5 because they "looked"like winning numbers.After 3 weeks and only a few bucks won I tried em with powerball and a couple of  draws later hit 4balls w/multiplier for $400...what was really scary is my favorite PB number(31) came in that draw also and I had it with the other set of numbers..Had I used it with the other set,I would've have had 40 G's...all in all,I believe it was some kind of sign.I'm not privy to superstition,but when I see things out of the ordinary,ya can't help but go with the flow

              "No matter how bad things may get, I'd like to thank my middle finger

              for always sticking up for me.."

               


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                Posted: August 22, 2010, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

                So I went to a Chinese restaurant that I haven't been to in a long time and when the check came, it came with fortune cookies. Inside it had 6 lucky numbers. One of them is 50 so Super Lotto is automatically out. So I filled out my Mega Millions with one possible combination and I went with my first instinct.

                Anyways how many of you have played the numbers in your fortune cookies?

                As a matter of fact I am tracking all the fortune cookie numbers I have just to see how they perform every week. I try to track them for every lottery possible. So far I've had some interesting results. Nothing to write about but interesting just the same.

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                  Posted: August 22, 2010, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

                  I remember a few years back, when several people in a couple of States hit 5+0 in Powerball. Most claimed it was from fortune cookies. I play them every now and then, but have never cashed in.

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                  Come on Jackpot!!!

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                    Posted: August 22, 2010, 3:15 pm - IP Logged

                    I remember a few years back, when several people in a couple of States hit 5+0 in Powerball. Most claimed it was from fortune cookies. I play them every now and then, but have never cashed in.

                    That was the March 30, 2005 Powerball drawing.  There were 110 second prize winners.

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                      Posted: August 22, 2010, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

                      I get Chinese all the time, maybe I will play the numbers.

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                        Posted: August 22, 2010, 9:34 pm - IP Logged

                        To be honest it's actually my first fortune cookie with "lucky numbers" in it. I haven't had a fortune cookie in years before this. Maybe it is a sign. Lol.

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                          Posted: August 22, 2010, 9:42 pm - IP Logged

                          But how do you decide which number is the mega number? Do you just play all combinations using those numbers?

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                            Posted: August 23, 2010, 1:28 am - IP Logged

                            I think playing numbers from a fortune cookie is kind of looking for desperate measure's and your really just chasing the big win. I personally, just pick my own numbers and maybe a few qp's and leave it at that.

                            Couple of things, Cow.

                            1. We're ALL chasing the big win. If you're not you're wasting your time on this site.

                            2. Numbers from a fortune cookie aren't any less legitimate than birthdays or numbers you get from a dream.

                            3. There are more than a few people on LP that have plenty to say about people like you who use qp's. See Rdgnr for further info.

                            4. Don't judge, lest ye be....you know the rest, I hope.

                            "...a chance to push everything aside, the circumstances that've controlled our lives, and do it our way now. Good, bad or otherwise. You'll maybe get lost in it, tied up in it a little bit, but if you work your way through that the real you shows up, I think. Maybe what's at your core deep down, maybe that comes out. Maybe that's what it's about." Mike Pace 

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                              Posted: August 23, 2010, 2:15 am - IP Logged

                              badboy00z,

                              Just pick one of the numbers from the fortune cookie as the Mega number. A lot of people would just use the last one.

                              Nino224,

                              Not only would they have plenty to say about using qp's but witness a poll we once had and people can't agree if such a set of numbers is a QP or not.

                              "If the ticket doesn't say QP it's not a QP"

                              vs

                              "I didn't pick those numbers, just played them, so it's a QP".

                              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.