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Lotto odds and hitting the big one

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Posted: May 14, 2012, 12:45 am - IP Logged

So I keep thinking how much does it take to win the big one? You hear all the time of people who spend alot on just one drawing and never hit it and some who spend $1 or so and hit it big on any drawing. I started playing the regular colorado lotto $65 a drawing thought that would do ok with the odds being at least 1:5,000,000. Doing a quick idea of what it would take for me to win. So what do ya'll think how much is the lucky amount for a game you play or is it just a little here and there? Also do you like computer drawings or ball drawings? Tell me what is your plan and strategy.


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    i think its good to stay in budget...$65 is an awful lot...

    i am trying to maintain $6 per draw...with the intention of breaking even in 4 draws...

    to me computerized has the same patterns as ball drawn...

    my plan strategy is to optimize skips and spreads...and to not second guess myself so much...

    almost 90% of my big wins...meaning 4/5 have been on the first line...so usually the first impression is correct...

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      Posted: May 14, 2012, 1:37 am - IP Logged

      Any chance you can share your strategy Lottoboner?


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        i try to play the smaller skips...ie fib skips...

        0  1  2  3  4  5 

        i try to put 0 1  skip in all lines...

        then i try to maintain consistentency with the spread in my game...

        so if i play 6 as N1...i add 20/21/22 to find the approximate N5

        so i have two numbers...6   27

        then i try to guess correctly the three in between...

        of course everything hedges on the first number being correct...or you can do it in reverse...if you have a strong feeling for N5 you subtract 20/21/22

        so for instance i like 10 in my game tonite...so i can extrapolate a potential N5 as 32...based on both indivdual number patterns its a strong chance...to get both...

        it pure luck to get all as anything can happen...but you have to give yourself a fighting chance


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          Posted: May 15, 2012, 10:56 pm - IP Logged

          So I keep thinking how much does it take to win the big one? You hear all the time of people who spend alot on just one drawing and never hit it and some who spend $1 or so and hit it big on any drawing. I started playing the regular colorado lotto $65 a drawing thought that would do ok with the odds being at least 1:5,000,000. Doing a quick idea of what it would take for me to win. So what do ya'll think how much is the lucky amount for a game you play or is it just a little here and there? Also do you like computer drawings or ball drawings? Tell me what is your plan and strategy.

          I just bought 10 lines for 10 draws and I'm having buyers remorse (even though Im a rich 1%'er) considering my odds on MM are 175 million to 1. I think I can handle 4 lines per 10 draws and feel ok, $40 every 5 weeks is not too bad.

           In the meantime Im making plans for playing a scratcher game @ 4.8 million to 1 odds for a smaller grand prize.


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            Posted: May 20, 2012, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

            So I keep thinking how much does it take to win the big one? You hear all the time of people who spend alot on just one drawing and never hit it and some who spend $1 or so and hit it big on any drawing. I started playing the regular colorado lotto $65 a drawing thought that would do ok with the odds being at least 1:5,000,000. Doing a quick idea of what it would take for me to win. So what do ya'll think how much is the lucky amount for a game you play or is it just a little here and there? Also do you like computer drawings or ball drawings? Tell me what is your plan and strategy.

            I think you need to put your investment of resources into refining a strategy or mechanism to hit the BIG ONE. I agree $65 is a lot of money for weekly plays

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              Posted: May 20, 2012, 2:16 pm - IP Logged

              So I keep thinking how much does it take to win the big one? You hear all the time of people who spend alot on just one drawing and never hit it and some who spend $1 or so and hit it big on any drawing. I started playing the regular colorado lotto $65 a drawing thought that would do ok with the odds being at least 1:5,000,000. Doing a quick idea of what it would take for me to win. So what do ya'll think how much is the lucky amount for a game you play or is it just a little here and there? Also do you like computer drawings or ball drawings? Tell me what is your plan and strategy.

              Real ball drawings are the best.

              It's too easy to fix the outcome on computers.

              In fact, Tennessee got caught doing it.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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                Posted: May 20, 2012, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

                Real ball drawings are the best.

                It's too easy to fix the outcome on computers.

                In fact, Tennessee got caught doing it.

                Is there a LP story about what happened in TN. ?

                i'd like to read the details.

                thanks.

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                  Posted: May 20, 2012, 2:42 pm - IP Logged

                  Is there a LP story about what happened in TN. ?

                  i'd like to read the details.

                  thanks.

                  There's a bunch of 'em.

                  Go to this one http://www.lotterypost.com/news/163876 and then there's a few more on that thread under the "Related Stories" sidebar.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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                    There's a bunch of 'em.

                    Go to this one http://www.lotterypost.com/news/163876 and then there's a few more on that thread under the "Related Stories" sidebar.

                    Yea, thanks i found some by using the search,

                    amazing this has been going on for over 5 years,

                    what ever happened w/ the legislation to revert back to balls ?

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                      Yea, thanks i found some by using the search,

                      amazing this has been going on for over 5 years,

                      what ever happened w/ the legislation to revert back to balls ?

                      maybe the legislators can't find any...

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                        maybe the legislators can't find any...

                        LOL good one !

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                          Yea, thanks i found some by using the search,

                          amazing this has been going on for over 5 years,

                          what ever happened w/ the legislation to revert back to balls ?

                          Nobody raised a big enough ruckus I guess and the people just kept on buying the tickets anyway so they probably figured screw it.

                          Business as usual.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

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                            This is making me sick they can screw with the drawing.  Thanks for all the replys but I got another question. How much do all of yall spend on a average week in lotto?


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                              This is making me sick they can screw with the drawing.  Thanks for all the replys but I got another question. How much do all of yall spend on a average week in lotto?

                              I spend the maximum amount posible on a card. MM is 5 lines for 10 draws, times 2 for megaplier. That equals $100. PB is $150.

                              I play 3 MM cards and 1 PB card.

                              That equals $450 per 5 weeks.

                              That equals $90. per week.

                              I also play the same cards every month so that the winning lottery numbers are not trying to hit a moving target.