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Winning Lottery is so freaking hard

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Posted: January 19, 2013, 9:06 am - IP Logged

Winning lottery is so freaking hard. As if we didn't know it!

I have come to realize that no matter what strategy you apply, winning lottery is so far out of your control. I mean most of the time, you can't even match 1 or 2 numbers forget about 6. Even after eliminating half of the numbers you can't match 2 numbers. That's how hard it is. So when someone wins it, it's got be pure luck, there is no other way to explain it. What do you think about this blabbering?

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    Posted: January 19, 2013, 9:15 am - IP Logged

    i go buy 5 quick picks and eliminate them from the rest of numbers because i dont generally have any numbers on them then i wheel whats left and hit alot of three numbers and on occasion a 4 number.

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      Posted: January 19, 2013, 10:06 am - IP Logged

      Winning lottery is so freaking hard. As if we didn't know it!

      I have come to realize that no matter what strategy you apply, winning lottery is so far out of your control. I mean most of the time, you can't even match 1 or 2 numbers forget about 6. Even after eliminating half of the numbers you can't match 2 numbers. That's how hard it is. So when someone wins it, it's got be pure luck, there is no other way to explain it. What do you think about this blabbering?

      Ya Jag it is tough, especially if you're playing PB or MM. Unless you have a hefty lotto budget, or are part of a lotto club you're gonna have many such frustrations. I usually avoid those games until the JP exceeds a quarter billion and then I'll get caught up in all the hype. Have you played any of the smaller state or regional games? They offer you much better odds to at least win something, which then gives you more confidence to keep playing.

      For what it's worth my strategy is pretty simple. I have no loyalty to any of the jackpot games, I play whichever one that at the time has the best odds AND has a big enough JP for me to retire on which in my case is only about 3.5 million. Some of the ones I play (Hot Lotto, Lucky for Life, Tri State Megabucks Plus) also have good enough odds to win the smaller prizes that you can really reduce your out of pocket cost of playing.

      Well good luck to you. Sounds like your confidence is low now but keep on keeping on and don't give up!

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        Posted: January 19, 2013, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

        Ya Jag it is tough, especially if you're playing PB or MM. Unless you have a hefty lotto budget, or are part of a lotto club you're gonna have many such frustrations. I usually avoid those games until the JP exceeds a quarter billion and then I'll get caught up in all the hype. Have you played any of the smaller state or regional games? They offer you much better odds to at least win something, which then gives you more confidence to keep playing.

        For what it's worth my strategy is pretty simple. I have no loyalty to any of the jackpot games, I play whichever one that at the time has the best odds AND has a big enough JP for me to retire on which in my case is only about 3.5 million. Some of the ones I play (Hot Lotto, Lucky for Life, Tri State Megabucks Plus) also have good enough odds to win the smaller prizes that you can really reduce your out of pocket cost of playing.

        Well good luck to you. Sounds like your confidence is low now but keep on keeping on and don't give up!

        Thanks I appreciate it. I don't play PB or MM. I'm in NY and I play Sweet Million. Because that is all I need and odds of winning are 1 in 3.8 million. which is much better than some of the crazy ones. In SM you chose 6 numbers out of 40. unlike in PB or MM where you have to choose 6 out of 40 etc

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          Posted: January 19, 2013, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

          I sure hope i can win the Powerball before California joins in, lol.

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            Posted: January 19, 2013, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

            When you divide all numbers in half, and this group has no match at all, that only means that you should have simultaneously played another half. Although, matching numbers can be spread out among your several tickets, but chance is higher to get them together instead playing all the numbers at once.

            Also try and do simple methods, like subtracting 1,2,3,2,1 from previous numbers, or increasing/ decreasing numbers by 10, or creating combination where numbers are near to previous numbers. If you take a look at the list of winning numbers years back, like FL Fantasy 5 has, you can evens see that if you play certain combination that won already , then you'll hit 2, or 3 numbers during a week or so. Someday I did  use three numbers in a middle or to the side, etc. of combination that won already, and the rest made up, and  there were nice hits during 4,5 days, a week, or 10 days, sometimes they were 5 number hits. Of course I did it all on paper, looking at the lists.

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              Posted: January 19, 2013, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

              I am just starting to appreciate how hard winning is. I used to think that by my 10th year of playing I would have hit something worthwhile. The 10th year anniversary is coming fast and I have nothing to show for my efforts. I am now playing the smaller games more often as msharkey2001  advices. I now play Hot Lotto, Megabucks Doubler, Tri-states Megabucks, Lucky For Life, Mass Cash more often than I used to. When Hot Lotto changes the matrix as has been announced thereby increasing the odds of players losing, I will give up on it permanently Blue Thinking

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                Posted: January 19, 2013, 7:32 pm - IP Logged

                You mean you had small wins in 10 years, but you are frustrated about not winning big, eys? 

                Because if you do not even get small wins on occasion, then you should play not so frequently, but buy about 10 tickets at once, when you do play. Use all the numbers available.  Since most of them, as you claim, will not have matching numbers, then one or two tickets will. May be you are just one step away from getting big wins.

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                  Posted: January 19, 2013, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

                  I sure hope i can win the Powerball before California joins in, lol.

                  lol same here....

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                    Posted: January 20, 2013, 5:55 am - IP Logged

                    yeah the only thing in your control , is how much you spend.  the 1st tickets is the best odds increase you will get,

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                      Posted: January 20, 2013, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

                      yeah the only thing in your control , is how much you spend.  the 1st tickets is the best odds increase you will get,

                      "the 1st tickets is the best odds increase you will get."

                      Very well put!

                      That should go into the Lottery Post Book of Quotes, Guidelines and Conventional Wisdom (Which Todd should start writing in his spare time).  Big Grin


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                        Posted: January 20, 2013, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

                        yeah the only thing in your control , is how much you spend.  the 1st tickets is the best odds increase you will get,

                        That's why I will play the lottery today.

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                          Posted: January 20, 2013, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

                          I know.i have been playing one set of numbers on the pick for twenty six years and nothing yet I would like to quit playing them but then I think they will come up as soon as I do

                          Scott

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                            Posted: January 20, 2013, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

                            I know.i have been playing one set of numbers on the pick for twenty six years and nothing yet I would like to quit playing them but then I think they will come up as soon as I do

                            Oh, they will, guaranteed.

                            Then if you start playing them again for a few more years and stop, they'll come up again.

                            You might try putting a phony Obituary for yourself in the paper to throw them off.

                            Let me know if it works.


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                              Posted: January 20, 2013, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

                              I know.i have been playing one set of numbers on the pick for twenty six years and nothing yet I would like to quit playing them but then I think they will come up as soon as I do

                              If you would like, I will take over the numbers and start playing them?