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Are you a creature of habit when purchasing your lottery tickets?

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Posted: April 19, 2013, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

"I saw this behavior last year when we had a $52 mil winner from the city- the line of people wanting to purchase a ticket went round the corner."

Your observation supports claims that innumeracy is rampant among humans.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coincidence

I'll stick with my local sources, which are easily reached walking or by bike.

Do U pity D Humans?

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

    only money,

    You said, "Secondly, I'd like to see any information showing PB/MM JPs won more than once in one store, and the frequency of these events happening in any given store/s over a period of time."

    And then when given an example shrugged it off. Guess that was just one of those posts where your mind was made up whether you got an answer or not. noise-gate gave you anogther example and there's a liquor store in Herrin, IL which has sold multiple jackpot winners.

    Oh well, I'm guessing you also had a great time at the 1994 World series, too.

    MAVEN UNIVERSITY - OPINION OVER KNOWLEDGE

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    Lep

    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: April 19, 2013, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

      I go to the same store.

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        Posted: April 19, 2013, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

        I go to different big box grocery stores


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          Posted: April 20, 2013, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

          only money,

          You said, "Secondly, I'd like to see any information showing PB/MM JPs won more than once in one store, and the frequency of these events happening in any given store/s over a period of time."

          And then when given an example shrugged it off. Guess that was just one of those posts where your mind was made up whether you got an answer or not. noise-gate gave you anogther example and there's a liquor store in Herrin, IL which has sold multiple jackpot winners.

          Oh well, I'm guessing you also had a great time at the 1994 World series, too.

          MAVEN UNIVERSITY - OPINION OVER KNOWLEDGE

          Cheers

          Lep

          I appreciate the examples, but I'd guess there are roughly over a million mom and pop stores in The united States, maybe less. So you and noisegate gave me a couple of examples out of a million stores that haven't had that streak of luck.

          Are you seriously trying to say that those lucky stores will continue creating JP winners for years to come?

          I seriously doubt they will.

          Let explain It in another way. In Florida, there are times when we get p-3 combos repeat within a month STRAIGHT. Then it goes for years without such instances. Had I used those events as a template for my new strategy, I'd be in the poor house.

          There are no magic stores, It's just an Illusion. Most people who play the lottery aren't aware of the math Involved, or are but In denial, so I'm assuming they're also ignorant about the math involved when considering how many times a store can continue producing JP winners.

          And lastly, I did say that the numbers don't come from the store, but a central mainframe computer in another location.

          Believe what you want CT, and if it helps you feel bettr about yourself and others, all the power to you and them. I'm just putting my two cents in, that's all. 

          I have an open mind, and If anyone can show me a few stores that have 10 or more JP wins within a very short time period, I'll eat my hat.

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            Posted: April 20, 2013, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

            just to add to the discussion...the majority of the winners are in miami (miami has the largest population) and publix has more winners than any other store selling lottery in florida (once again publix has more volume and stores)

            "lucky stores are just that... "lucky" , I buy my tickets from the same store since the flalottery began, he has had 2 lotto winners and 6 fan5 winners, several 10,000.00 scratch-off winners but never a mega or powerball or any amount on a scratch-off over 10k. everyone considers his store "lucky" but he will tell you its volume of ticket sales.

            so if you want to win the powerball, travel to miami and buy your ticket from publix! hahaha

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              FLORIDA POWERBALL JACKPOT WINNERS

              WITH RETAILER INFORMATION

              Winner: Lottery Retailer: Advertised

              Jackpot: Actual Jackpot: Annuity /

              Cash Option: Prize Payout: Jackpot-Winning

              Tickets: Draw Date:

               

              5 Christopher McGurran - QP Sweetbay #1723 $50 million $50 million Cash Option $32,446,463.34 1 12/26/2012

              of Saint Petersburg2139 34th Street North, Saint Petersburg

               

              4 Carvajal Family Group - (QP) Publix $182 Million $182 Million Cash Option $91,187,716.61 1 2/26/2011

              Ines Carvajal, of Kissimmee 2340 Fortune Road, Kissimmee

               

              3 The Ziegler Family Revocable Trust - (QP) Hess Express #09502 $60 Million $61.5 Million Cash Option $34,553,793,03 1 10/6/2010

              Steve Ziegler & Cheri Ziegler, of Bradenton 11002 State Road 64, Bradenton

               

              2 Elizabeth Choras-Hanna - (QP) Publix #620 $72 Million $73.8 Million Cash Option $38,929,055.11 1 7/10/2010

              of Hollywood 11977 Southern Blvd., Royal Palm Beach

               

              1 W. Steemers Trust Sandlake Chevron Food Mart $193 Million $189 Million Cash Option $101,160,403.68 1 10/3/2009

              William A. Steele, of Orlando 7331 W. Sandlake Road, Orlando

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                You do realize that you are being " full of it" Onlymoney.
                Your original post said Nothing about Mom & Pop stores.The store l told you about had these wiinners over a period of time.There is no shame in saying you were wrong. Coin Toss & myself would accept your apology, that's what rational people do, they see the small faults in others and make room for it.


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                  You do realize that you are being " full of it" Onlymoney.
                  Your original post said Nothing about Mom & Pop stores.The store l told you about had these wiinners over a period of time.There is no shame in saying you were wrong. Coin Toss & myself would accept your apology, that's what rational people do, they see the small faults in others and make room for it.

                  You and CT just don't get what I'm saying here. It's becoming futile for me to carry on explaining it over and over.

                  You know what, If you, CT and all those people lining up at those stores really believe your chances are astronomically improved to win the JP, simply because there have been 3 or 4 JP winners, then all the power to you people. Just remember that despite how lucky that store is, the bettors will still have to conquer millions of possible combinations.

                  3 or 4 JP wins from the same store means absolutely nothing to me. If you knew how randomness really works, you'd understand why I feel that way. For all we know, those 3 or 4 wins were because there were 3 or 4 lucky Individuals who just happened to go to that store.

                  Randomness will behave erratic, that's a fact. There is no such thing as even distribution in randomness. You'll eventually have clumps of wins and sometimes a wave, even, back to clumps, etc...

                  It's just like that other thread about why certain states win the PB more often. It's because the populations are larger, therefore there will be more winners. So If we see in the next two years that California wins the PB once every month, does that mean If i move to California my odds improve tremendously to win a PB JP? The answer is NO ! I still have to beat those rediculously unbelievable odds to win. Bang Head

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                    Posted: April 20, 2013, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

                    You should listen to yourself.  I am ONLY speaking on the issue of a multiple lottery store winning Jackpots. That is all l am tracking in this post, you on the otherhand are all over the board with who knows what.
                    You right, it is futile in this case. There are those occasions when information clearly presented refuses to penetrate the cranium.


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                      Posted: April 20, 2013, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

                      You should listen to yourself.  I am ONLY speaking on the issue of a multiple lottery store winning Jackpots. That is all l am tracking in this post, you on the otherhand are all over the board with who knows what.
                      You right, it is futile in this case. There are those occasions when information clearly presented refuses to penetrate the cranium.

                      Would you stay with your local lottery convenient store or travel across Town to purchase your tickets from a store that sold the recent PB/MM ticket from now on- hoping some of that good fortune will rub off on you?

                       

                      That's your original statement, thinking If someone goes to those stores, the luck from that store will increase that person's chance of winning. And all I did was respond by telling the readers that the enormous odds were still the reality despite how many people won.

                      Some people just lack critical thinking abilities.

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                        Posted: April 20, 2013, 6:12 pm - IP Logged

                        I go to different stores but it is because I want to see their selection of scratch off tickets.


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                          You should listen to yourself.  I am ONLY speaking on the issue of a multiple lottery store winning Jackpots. That is all l am tracking in this post, you on the otherhand are all over the board with who knows what.
                          You right, it is futile in this case. There are those occasions when information clearly presented refuses to penetrate the cranium.

                          You seem to asking whether or not people believe "stores" where jackpots have been won possess some attribute or quality that might give players there an edge.  The initial Topic post makes no mention of the volume of sales at these stores and it seems to me that OnlyMoney is legitimately pointing out that the number of big winners at a given "store" is more likely to correlate with their sales volume than with any other phenomena.

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                            Posted: April 21, 2013, 12:48 am - IP Logged

                            I am in different states every week so yes i buy from different stores Thumbs Up

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                              Posted: April 21, 2013, 1:01 am - IP Logged

                              onlymoney,

                              "It's just like that other thread about why certain states win the PB more often. It's because the populations are larger, therefore there will be more winners."

                              You really need to inform yourself before sharing your vast knowledge. Indiana has had the most Powerball winners.

                              Hardly the largest population of the PB states.

                              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.