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Do you think some people are more lucky than others when it comes to winning?

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Posted: February 7, 2012, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

  As for the jackpot games I think it's all luck. To put it in perspective, with 300 + million people living in this country, 150 million could all buy a different number and no one may win. As far as the smaller games like pick3 and pick4 people can and do win quite often. All it takes is a willingness to study the game.

  If someone goes to Las Vegas and wins a blackjack tournament was it luck, or was it the players skill at the game? I believe it does take a certain amount of skill to win the pick 3 and 4. If you track the game well and pay attention to the way the numbers are hitting, and keep in mind the probabilities you can definitely win regularly.

"You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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    Posted: February 8, 2012, 12:15 am - IP Logged

    Hey rdgrnr; haven't been around to long; but couldn't help but notice you haven't made use of any Emoticon's. Is that  taboo for you?

    Probably your just old school.....and that's cool!   Cool

    Nah, I don't know what the problem is but sometimes I can't post unless I turn off the Rich Text Editor or the Word Compression thing or both. It's workin' right now with the Editor on Big Grin but it still usually takes a long time to post or PM waiting for it to come up. Probably my dialup service.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

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      Posted: February 8, 2012, 12:21 am - IP Logged

      Nah, I don't know what the problem is but sometimes I can't post unless I turn off the Rich Text Editor or the Word Compression thing or both. It's workin' right now with the Editor on Big Grin but it still usually takes a long time to post or PM waiting for it to come up. Probably my dialup service.

      Big Grin   Roger that. See you in the forum's.    See Ya!

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        Posted: February 8, 2012, 12:46 am - IP Logged

        After playing different lottery games for about 30 years (18 in Florida) I often think, "Maybe I'm just not one of those lucky people." 

        When I get to an accident scene minutes after it happened and see lots of flashing lights and a paramedic putting a sheet over someone, I think "Wow, I'm so lucky I didn't leave 5 minutes earlier."

         

        It's all relative.

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          Posted: February 8, 2012, 12:53 am - IP Logged

          Luck is what you make it. I'm lucky to have a great family and loving adult kids. I'm lucky to have a good job in a very nice part of town, and be able to afford to live there. No, I'm not rich, but I'm rich in love and life.

          My luck at lottery/drawings/casino goes up and down. I'm lucky I can play, and even luckier when I win. Sometimes no matter what I do, I win, othertimes it's a bit of a dry spell. 

           

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            Posted: February 8, 2012, 1:26 am - IP Logged

            the definition of the word "Lucky" is debatable. I consider myself lucky I wasn't one of the over 50,000 who get killed every year driving their cars on the roads. Or that I'm lucky I haven't gotten cancer, or struck by lightning, murdered, and many other instances.

            we hit the JP of life everyday and don't realize it. the only difference is that it doesn't involve dollars.

            We all need to be more mindful of these little miracles that we take for granted each day. Excellent observation somer!  Blue Angel

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              Posted: February 8, 2012, 3:14 am - IP Logged

              Most defintely. Some people have the 'gift' of being at the right place at the right time. Some people are 'wired' with a certan way at looking at numbers that puts them in the right 'zone' or 'vibe'. The same with people being 'unlucky'.

              Play to win!

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                Posted: February 8, 2012, 8:25 am - IP Logged

                the definition of the word "Lucky" is debatable. I consider myself lucky I wasn't one of the over 50,000 who get killed every year driving their cars on the roads. Or that I'm lucky I haven't gotten cancer, or struck by lightning, murdered, and many other instances.

                we hit the JP of life everyday and don't realize it. the only difference is that it doesn't involve dollars.

                This is pretty much how I have looked at things.  I consider myself lucky for those same kinds of reasons.  After two not so good marriages, the third time was the charm, 12 years and counting.  All of my kids are healthy, reasonably intelligent (they are teenagers afterall) and don't get into trouble.  I have a job I have enjoyed for the last 20+years.  I have enjoyed some good fortune in my life as well as some bad luck.  But the good far outweighs the bad.

                 

                Now, I just need a liiiiittle more good luck, say 5 numbers and the powerball tonight? Big Smile  That would be great!

                Life's Too Short To Be Unhappy Cool

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                  Posted: February 8, 2012, 11:27 am - IP Logged

                  According to PB, 70% to 80% of the winning tickets are QPs. Are the players throwing darts more lucky than the players who just happened to be in the right place at the right time when the winning ticket was sold?

                  Will players who match all five numbers and win $1 million in the next PB drawing be considered lucky or will they be unlucky because they missed winning another $155 million by one number?

                  States would like for players to think it's all luck, that's the reason Massachusetts canceled its Cash WinFall game.  High rollers who could afford it knew where to be standing when lady lucky struck and once the word was out, players who depended on luck stopped playing and the game couldn't make money if they didn't play.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: February 8, 2012, 12:06 pm - IP Logged

                    After playing different lottery games for about 30 years (18 in Florida) I often think, "Maybe I'm just not one of those lucky people." 

                    When I get to an accident scene minutes after it happened and see lots of flashing lights and a paramedic putting a sheet over someone, I think "Wow, I'm so lucky I didn't leave 5 minutes earlier."

                     

                    It's all relative.

                    "It's all relative."

                    I Agree!

                    When two people from somewhere in the country buy a PB ticket, one matches 5 numbers and the other matches 5 numbers plus the bonus number, it's obvious who was more lucky. And it's just as obvious who is more lucky when one player matches just the bonus number and another player matches nothing.