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Things lottery players should never assume

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Posted: February 15, 2011, 1:46 am - IP Logged

Let's make a list, all games, of things players should never assume.

Never assume:

You will get your tickets in.

On certain days of the year some Pick 3 or Pick 4 numbers may get shut out.

Someone else will play a ticket for you.

Explains itself.

If you do get lucky and hit a jackpot it will be a solo hit.

Someone else could have the same set of winning numbers.

A clerk really knows what you want to play.

Lotto is just an additional thing they do as part of their job, they are not lotto clerks.

A clerk is telling you the truth about if you won or not.

Most clerks are honest but there are those who steal winning tickets.

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: February 15, 2011, 2:02 am - IP Logged

    ive had my mom play tickets for me before. but we have an agreement if we win anything big.

    also where i buy my tickets. the terminal has a screen on the front that tells you if youve got a winner. and the terminal plays a jingle if youve won.. in addition theres a ticket checker that stands alone from the clerks terminal...

     

    good points tho mm and pb seems to get multiple winners

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      Posted: February 15, 2011, 2:07 am - IP Logged

      I learned a long time ago NEVER to ASSUME anything as it makes an ASS-of-U-+ME       

       

       

                                                                       ROFL

      I intend to win a multi-million dollar lottery jackpot in the very near future

       

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        Posted: February 15, 2011, 4:38 am - IP Logged

        Never assume the others in the pool will will put the dollar in for you when you forget or will let you pay your dollar and share in the jackpot after they win, no matter how many times you have played in the pool before.

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          Posted: February 15, 2011, 6:37 am - IP Logged

          never assume a clerk gave you all your tickets, count and check them before you leave the store.

          Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

          For a lead role in a cage?

           

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            Posted: February 15, 2011, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

            ive had my mom play tickets for me before. but we have an agreement if we win anything big.

            also where i buy my tickets. the terminal has a screen on the front that tells you if youve got a winner. and the terminal plays a jingle if youve won.. in addition theres a ticket checker that stands alone from the clerks terminal...

             

            good points tho mm and pb seems to get multiple winners

            S157855,

            Sometimes those terminals don't work and here (Illinois) some store managers have them turned off. It would be nice if they worked all the time.

            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: February 15, 2011, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

              I Agree! Coin Toss

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                Never Ever Assume that you have no chance of winning a JP prize

                Never Ever Assume that you will have to share a JP prize

                Never Ever Assume that the odds are against you because when it is your season NOTHING can stop you from winning.

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                  Posted: February 16, 2011, 12:41 am - IP Logged

                  Never assume any of the numbers you've picked to wheel will be the numbers drawn.

                  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: February 16, 2011, 1:32 am - IP Logged

                    S157855,

                    Sometimes those terminals don't work and here (Illinois) some store managers have them turned off. It would be nice if they worked all the time.

                    they really should be on all the time.. thats odd..

                    JP Wins 2011: $3.00(1) Ten-OH, $7.00(1) PowerBall, $70.00(1)/$2.00(7) OH Classic;

                    Scratch Wins 2011: $25.00(1)/$20.00(3) 100K A Year for Life, $5.00(1)/$1.00(8)/$2.00(6)/ENTRY(3) Cash Explosion, $8.00(3)/$2.00(7) Double Doubler; 

                    "You Can't Win If You Don't Play" ** But don't expect to win just because you play.

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                      Posted: February 16, 2011, 3:25 am - IP Logged

                      I remember reading a story or two about someone who won and had relied on someone getting them their tickets (usually their spouse and usually for personal picks) and the one who bought them saying something like "I almost didn't buy them because he never wins but something told me to go ahead, he would have killed me if I didn't".

                       

                      As for assuming you'll be the sole winner, I always think if I win that I'll be the only winner but it wouldn't bother me the slightest if someone else won as well. As long as I was still a winner and would get a few millions I couldn't complain.

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                        Posted: February 16, 2011, 5:40 pm - IP Logged

                        I remember reading a story or two about someone who won and had relied on someone getting them their tickets (usually their spouse and usually for personal picks) and the one who bought them saying something like "I almost didn't buy them because he never wins but something told me to go ahead, he would have killed me if I didn't".

                         

                        As for assuming you'll be the sole winner, I always think if I win that I'll be the only winner but it wouldn't bother me the slightest if someone else won as well. As long as I was still a winner and would get a few millions I couldn't complain.

                        Amen. :D

                        JP Wins 2011: $3.00(1) Ten-OH, $7.00(1) PowerBall, $70.00(1)/$2.00(7) OH Classic;

                        Scratch Wins 2011: $25.00(1)/$20.00(3) 100K A Year for Life, $5.00(1)/$1.00(8)/$2.00(6)/ENTRY(3) Cash Explosion, $8.00(3)/$2.00(7) Double Doubler; 

                        "You Can't Win If You Don't Play" ** But don't expect to win just because you play.

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                          Posted: February 17, 2011, 1:00 am - IP Logged

                          Never asume there is going to be consistency in games designed not to show any.

                          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: February 24, 2011, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

                            Never assume a set of numbers you get on a QP are yours and yours alone.

                            Feb 23 results for Illinois Little Lotto, a 5/39 game and a pretty nice jackpot for a Pick 5:

                            LITTLE LOTTO PRIZE PAYOUTS FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2011
                             
                             WINNING NUMBERS: 02 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 17
                             
                             
                             PLAYERS MATCHING 5 OF 5 NUMBERS
                                INCLUDING SUBSCRIPTION WINNERS            2
                             EACH PLAYER WILL RECEIVE           $342,500.00
                             
                                   WINNING TICKETS WERE SOLD AT
                             
                                   600423    FAMOUS WINE & SPIRITS       (QP)
                                             1355 N RT 48 SUTE 2
                                             DECATUR/62526
                             
                                   195446    OAK LAWN BP                 (QP)
                                             5870 W 95TH ST
                                             OAK LAWN/60453

                            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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                              You can't trust anyone one when it comes to money.. If you win a big jackpot friends,family,bleeding hearts with sad stories will try to burn you. Their has been to many jackpot winners lost it all with in just a few years( 4 to 6 years most of the time). Letting bottom feeders feed off them or going back to their bad habits . Never assume other people are looking out for you .