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Does when you buy your lottery ticket increase your odds of winning?

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Posted: March 13, 2012, 11:25 am - IP Logged

One of the 'lottery gurus' (at least in his own mind) says you shouldn't buy tickets the day of the drawing. I think it was van Michaels or something like that.

I've seen one of his booklets, the rest of the information didn't make a lot of sense either.

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: March 13, 2012, 5:03 pm - IP Logged

    thank you to everyone for the warm welcome. lotterypost members are the best!!!! Lovies

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      Posted: March 13, 2012, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

      That's interesting, Stack.

      Does the game information say that?

      It is advertised as a game with two chances to win a nice prize. Before you buy a $2 ticket, the combined overall odds of winning something are 1 in 3.66 with a 1 in 4.8 chance of winning something instantly. But if your ticket isn't a instant winner, the overall odds are 1 in 15.

      As lottery games go, it's an OK game because it's actually two $1 games. It's a 5/52 pick 5 game that pays $5 for matching 2, $25 for matching 3, $500 for matching 4 and $100,000 for matching all 5 cards. The instant win is a free ticket up to $5000.

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        Posted: March 13, 2012, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

        C'mon now, dallas. You know how humble I am!

        And incredibly handsome.   Big Grin

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          Posted: March 14, 2012, 10:45 pm - IP Logged

          Welcome to the LP vagirl..... I don't think it really matters I've bought some a few days in advance & also on the day of draw & i'm still waiting to win that JACKPOT!!!!!

           

          now you gave ridge the BIG HEAD!!!!!ROFL

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            Posted: March 15, 2012, 5:06 pm - IP Logged

            One of the 'lottery gurus' (at least in his own mind) says you shouldn't buy tickets the day of the drawing. I think it was van Michaels or something like that.

            I've seen one of his booklets, the rest of the information didn't make a lot of sense either.

            Its soo funny because I swear just today I was thinking about this.  I haven't won anything more than $7 on PB and MM, so I was thinking about buying my tickets the day before now.

            I wonder how many winners buy their tickets the day before versus the day of.

            With that said, sometimes I feel like if you're meant to win, then it doesn't matter where, when or what time you play, so long as you DO play.

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              Posted: March 15, 2012, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

              Its soo funny because I swear just today I was thinking about this.  I haven't won anything more than $7 on PB and MM, so I was thinking about buying my tickets the day before now.

              I wonder how many winners buy their tickets the day before versus the day of.

              With that said, sometimes I feel like if you're meant to win, then it doesn't matter where, when or what time you play, so long as you DO play.

              I seem to remember somebody quoting a source a while back that said most winning MM tickets were bought on Thursdays.

              But I might've been drunk.

              But I don't think so.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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                Posted: March 15, 2012, 6:25 pm - IP Logged

                I seem to remember somebody quoting a source a while back that said most winning MM tickets were bought on Thursdays.

                But I might've been drunk.

                But I don't think so.

                Maybe you WERE drunk, Ridge, because the guy actually said "Most of the whining about Eminem tickets was in past days" but I bought a ticket today just in case.

                To health, wealth, and happiness!

                Down the hatch!