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# How unluckly can one be??

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Iron Station, NC
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I play the Powerball and NC Cash five every day, sometime if the pot is large I play more than one number. I have an Excel sheet where I enter todays picked number then the next days and next days Where I have a total list of 154 days of numbers. At the top of the list I can enter the winning numbers and if that number matches the same number in that column it places a 1 in a column on the right, it does the same for the numbers in the 2nd thru PB column, it also adds all the 1’s and the PB to show how much I have won. My only trouble is, I’ve never had more than 3 numbers show as winning. So if you think that 154 times 102 drawing in a year is 15,708 drawing I would have at least got 4 or 5 numbers together, you’re wrong. I know I wouldn’t have really won any money, but it would make me feel good to know I had the right number. I’ve been doing this for more than a year. You can call me very unluckily or sucker, but I’ll be doing this until the sun don’t shine. Thanks

Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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Very.

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I play the Powerball and NC Cash five every day, sometime if the pot is large I play more than one number. I have an Excel sheet where I enter todays picked number then the next days and next days Where I have a total list of 154 days of numbers. At the top of the list I can enter the winning numbers and if that number matches the same number in that column it places a 1 in a column on the right, it does the same for the numbers in the 2nd thru PB column, it also adds all the 1’s and the PB to show how much I have won. My only trouble is, I’ve never had more than 3 numbers show as winning. So if you think that 154 times 102 drawing in a year is 15,708 drawing I would have at least got 4 or 5 numbers together, you’re wrong. I know I wouldn’t have really won any money, but it would make me feel good to know I had the right number. I’ve been doing this for more than a year. You can call me very unluckily or sucker, but I’ll be doing this until the sun don’t shine. Thanks

It only takes one hit, one time.

Good luck!

CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR \$2)

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I play the Powerball and NC Cash five every day, sometime if the pot is large I play more than one number. I have an Excel sheet where I enter todays picked number then the next days and next days Where I have a total list of 154 days of numbers. At the top of the list I can enter the winning numbers and if that number matches the same number in that column it places a 1 in a column on the right, it does the same for the numbers in the 2nd thru PB column, it also adds all the 1’s and the PB to show how much I have won. My only trouble is, I’ve never had more than 3 numbers show as winning. So if you think that 154 times 102 drawing in a year is 15,708 drawing I would have at least got 4 or 5 numbers together, you’re wrong. I know I wouldn’t have really won any money, but it would make me feel good to know I had the right number. I’ve been doing this for more than a year. You can call me very unluckily or sucker, but I’ll be doing this until the sun don’t shine. Thanks

Hello fellow carolinian....I only play that cash 5 when it gets over 200,000....but I've never gotten more than a \$1 win....so dont feel bad at all...Ive had more luck with PB and MM...but still no jackpot win....Always wanting to be NC's next big winner....Good luck to ya and keep trying!!

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 Posted: February 5, 2013, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

Can you believe the cash 5 jackpot for Pennsylvania for tonight is \$1,500,000? Too bad I dont live over there. I too like playing cash 5/Mass Cash. I have hit 3 numbers for a \$10 prize once. I like that in MA if you match the 5 numbers with your multiple tickets you win in all those multiple tickets. Good Luck

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I play the Powerball and NC Cash five every day, sometime if the pot is large I play more than one number. I have an Excel sheet where I enter todays picked number then the next days and next days Where I have a total list of 154 days of numbers. At the top of the list I can enter the winning numbers and if that number matches the same number in that column it places a 1 in a column on the right, it does the same for the numbers in the 2nd thru PB column, it also adds all the 1’s and the PB to show how much I have won. My only trouble is, I’ve never had more than 3 numbers show as winning. So if you think that 154 times 102 drawing in a year is 15,708 drawing I would have at least got 4 or 5 numbers together, you’re wrong. I know I wouldn’t have really won any money, but it would make me feel good to know I had the right number. I’ve been doing this for more than a year. You can call me very unluckily or sucker, but I’ll be doing this until the sun don’t shine. Thanks

Change your strategy! I have been getting 3-5 numbers on hot lotto and decades of dollars the past few weeks (once on PB not too long ago also)  BUT I am one number removed (1 up or 1 down) for all of them.  Now I am feeling unlucky...lol.  Although the I-chipster would say I am on the lottery radar so that is why I am missing them by one. I have been supplementing my few numbers by #s from the RNG.

For the Feb. 4 DOD drawing I had 18, 27, 28, 35, 40, 44

Winning #'s were                         17, 26, 27, 31, 41, 43

Unbelievable! I am open to suggestions as to what I need to do here. And buying more than 2 tickets at most is not an option.

J'aime La France.

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Just play prime numbers. And reduce your odds by 50%

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Change your strategy! I have been getting 3-5 numbers on hot lotto and decades of dollars the past few weeks (once on PB not too long ago also)  BUT I am one number removed (1 up or 1 down) for all of them.  Now I am feeling unlucky...lol.  Although the I-chipster would say I am on the lottery radar so that is why I am missing them by one. I have been supplementing my few numbers by #s from the RNG.

For the Feb. 4 DOD drawing I had 18, 27, 28, 35, 40, 44

Winning #'s were                         17, 26, 27, 31, 41, 43

Unbelievable! I am open to suggestions as to what I need to do here. And buying more than 2 tickets at most is not an option.

Reminds me of someone who said buying any tickets is not an option.

But at least you are willing to buy up to two tickets, so your still in the running.

Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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Change your strategy! I have been getting 3-5 numbers on hot lotto and decades of dollars the past few weeks (once on PB not too long ago also)  BUT I am one number removed (1 up or 1 down) for all of them.  Now I am feeling unlucky...lol.  Although the I-chipster would say I am on the lottery radar so that is why I am missing them by one. I have been supplementing my few numbers by #s from the RNG.

For the Feb. 4 DOD drawing I had 18, 27, 28, 35, 40, 44

Winning #'s were                         17, 26, 27, 31, 41, 43

Unbelievable! I am open to suggestions as to what I need to do here. And buying more than 2 tickets at most is not an option.

LOL, that's my specialty too, Artist.

I just did it again on the VA Cash5.

Matched one and the other four were up or down one.

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Just play prime numbers. And reduce your odds by 50%

oh geeee...they were prime #'s that won. I never even thought of or noticed that fact. Thanks!!!!!

J'aime La France.

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LOL, that's my specialty too, Artist.

I just did it again on the VA Cash5.

Matched one and the other four were up or down one.

Ridge....this has only happened to me the last few weeks or so.  Never before. lol

J'aime La France.

Zeta Reticuli Star System
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 Posted: February 5, 2013, 5:11 pm - IP Logged

Just play prime numbers. And reduce your odds by 50%

hotshot4,

Must be a whole lot of 'unlucky' players.

In that thread he posted a link to a site where you can run tickets. I ran 2,000 and never showed more than 3 numbers hit.

There's also a chart on how often you can expect to win. Read it and weep:

Along with the Powerplay info this should be drilled into every player's mind, 2 tickets per week:

How often, on average, you can expect to win each prize when playing the real lottery.
Win Frequency Calculator
MatchOddsAverage Win Frequency
PB1 in 55Once every 28 weeks
1+11 in 111Once every 1 year and 4 weeks
2+11 in 706Once every 6 years and 41 weeks
31 in 360Once every 3 years and 24 weeks
3+11 in 12,245Once every 117 years
41 in 19,088Once every 183 years
4+11 in 648,976Once every 6,240 years
51 in 5,153,633Once every 49,554 years
5+11 in 175,223,510Once every 1,684,841 years

Here's the link to the thread and the link to the site is in the opening post:

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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 5, 2013, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

Just play prime numbers. And reduce your odds by 50%

I just checked my PB ticket numbers I picked and I really seem to unconsciously avoid prime numbers...lol and I lean towards even numbers.  Need to fix that habit! I learned something today!

J'aime La France.

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i think they maybe doing something to the air to block people lottery numbers from coming out. they definetely have block me enough.

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That is not what I call being "unlucky"...that is merely the experience of majority of lottery players. The lottery does not exist to produce a lot of jackpot winners just like companies do not exist merely to provide a job for people.

You want to know what unlucky is? Try buying two plays for the 1990 Florida Lotto April jackpot that was over \$30 million and having all six numbers on that ticket...3 on one line and the other 3 on the next line! Or try having picked numbers for the \$12 million MM drawing in Dec. of 2002 that your wife guilt tripped you into not buying the tickets because playing the lottery is a sin in her view only to hear WBBM announce those very same numbers the next day! Homer Simpson "DOH!"

that is unlucky.

Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!

The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!

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