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Posted: August 11, 2013, 7:17 pm - IP Logged

Well here a question that no one in the lottery offices can really answer. Except the usual answer of because of the amount of tickets they sell to the area which really is bolony. Why is it with certain lottery high percentage of winning happen only to certain a areas? Example is California Super Lottery almost always goes to San Diego. And even if you took into the pop number and ticket purchase it still mathematically almost impossible for the e winning to have such a high percentage in the area. Example also is NJ and the PB. Especially if they win off of a quick pick draw. How is the numbers generated? Can anyone here answer this please.

We have a similar problem, here In Jersey It seems like most all winners are up north In the counties closest to N.Y.C.

2 recent exceptions would be the 16 county garage worker's pool and the may 31st MM winner.

If's It's a population thing, why are'nt most cali. winners from Los Angeles and surrounding counties ?

Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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    Posted: August 11, 2013, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

    Maybe he's wishing he was doing a story about heroin and meth instead of the lottery.

    Yeah, I think Zac will come into the office Monday morning, turn on his computer, and crap his pants over the sh**storm caused by his one seemingly innocuous post.

    It's now at 20 pages and 280+ posts and mostly filled with crazy rants and off-topic posts. I'll bet that whatever piece he's working on will have an overall negative view of lottery players in general, and of lotterypost in particular.

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      Posted: August 11, 2013, 9:58 pm - IP Logged

      We have a similar problem, here In Jersey It seems like most all winners are up north In the counties closest to N.Y.C.

      2 recent exceptions would be the 16 county garage worker's pool and the may 31st MM winner.

      If's It's a population thing, why are'nt most cali. winners from Los Angeles and surrounding counties ?

      I have always been suspicious with scratch off tickets and their distribution. Boston is the largest city in MA but sells very few top prizes. The reason I isolate scratch offs is because the winners are already in the books by the time of delivery unlike online games such as PB or MM of which the winning numbers are drawn at specific times. Personally I trust online games more.

      I quit scratch offs more than 2 years ago.

      That money's gone fo ever

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        Posted: August 11, 2013, 11:48 pm - IP Logged

        Yeah, I think Zac will come into the office Monday morning, turn on his computer, and crap his pants over the sh**storm caused by his one seemingly innocuous post.

        It's now at 20 pages and 280+ posts and mostly filled with crazy rants and off-topic posts. I'll bet that whatever piece he's working on will have an overall negative view of lottery players in general, and of lotterypost in particular.

        Jon D, this former resident of cali. thinks you nailed It,

        maybe exactly what he was looking for.

        In the start of the thread I just followed w/out adding, then next thing you know, page after page.

        So yea, I think that guy Is getting exactly what he wants.

         

        Notice how he had no follow up ??s as our resident writer, Artist77 asked about ?

        I do watch cnbc, although not as much as I used to, now I will keep my eyes out for a report about how

        lottery players like to Insult and argue w/each other online.

         

        It won't hurt LP, no such thing as bad publicity.

        Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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          Posted: August 11, 2013, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

          I have always been suspicious with scratch off tickets and their distribution. Boston is the largest city in MA but sells very few top prizes. The reason I isolate scratch offs is because the winners are already in the books by the time of delivery unlike online games such as PB or MM of which the winning numbers are drawn at specific times. Personally I trust online games more.

          I quit scratch offs more than 2 years ago.

          I only played scaratchers now and then,but always checked to see how many of the big prizes were still available,

          then when LPers came on here and said "I save the tickets for weeks to make the dream last longer"

          thereby making the info on the site worthless, I quit them altogether, GL

          Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.


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            Posted: August 12, 2013, 1:17 am - IP Logged

            Yeah, I think Zac will come into the office Monday morning, turn on his computer, and crap his pants over the sh**storm caused by his one seemingly innocuous post.

            It's now at 20 pages and 280+ posts and mostly filled with crazy rants and off-topic posts. I'll bet that whatever piece he's working on will have an overall negative view of lottery players in general, and of lotterypost in particular.

            Green laugh

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              Posted: August 12, 2013, 1:29 am - IP Logged

              Why are people so convinced that this truly is Zac Biss looking for this information? For all l know it could be some Nigerian or Jamaican picking your brain.

              l  mean do you seriously think that Zac has to become a member to retrieve this information- really?


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                Posted: August 12, 2013, 1:34 am - IP Logged

                Why are people so convinced that this truly is Zac Biss looking for this information? For all l know it could be some Nigerian or Jamaican picking your brain.

                l  mean do you seriously think that Zac has to become a member to retrieve this information- really?

                How do we know any of this is real?

                Afterall, we're on a big rock floating in space around a huge ball of hot gas. In a Galaxy that contains upwards of two to four hundred billion stars. And it's estimated there are about 300 billion galaxies.

                You tell me what is real.

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                  How do we know any of this is real?

                  Afterall, we're on a big rock floating in space around a huge ball of hot gas. In a Galaxy that contains upwards of two to four hundred billion stars. And it's estimated there are about 300 billion galaxies.

                  You tell me what is real.

                  My Point Exactly- l mean come on OM- 20 pages of " information" just because someone says they are who they say they are?

                   

                  Remember...

                  Youree dell Harris? In the late 1990s, Harris began to work for the Psychic Readers Network under the name Cleo. She appeared as a television infomercialpsychic in which she claimed she was from Jamaica.

                  The Psychic Readers Network is said to have coined the title "Miss Cleo" and sent unsolicited emails,[3] some of which stated, "[Miss Cleo has] been authorized to issue you a Special Tarot Reading!... it is vital that you call immediately!" Charges of deceptive advertising and of fraud on the part of the Psychic Readers Network began to surface around this time.[4]

                  In 2001, Access Resource Services d/b/a Psychic Readers Network was sued in various lawsuits brought by (among others) Arkansas,IllinoisIndianaKansasMissouriNew YorkOklahomaPennsylvaniaWisconsin, and Florida, and the Federal Communications Commission, although reports later said that "many customers were satisfied with the service".[5]

                  In 2002, the FTC charged the company's owners and Harris' promoters, Steven Feder and Peter Stotz, with deceptive advertising, billing and collection practices; Harris was not indicted.[6] Her promoters agreed to settle for a fraction of the amount they took in.[7] It emerged that Harris was actually born in Los Angeles, and that her parents were U.S. citizens.[5]


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                    Posted: August 12, 2013, 1:44 am - IP Logged

                    My Point Exactly- l mean come on OM- 20 pages of " information" just because someone says they are who they say they are?

                     

                    Remember...

                    Youree dell Harris? In the late 1990s, Harris began to work for the Psychic Readers Network under the name Cleo. She appeared as a television infomercialpsychic in which she claimed she was from Jamaica.

                    The Psychic Readers Network is said to have coined the title "Miss Cleo" and sent unsolicited emails,[3] some of which stated, "[Miss Cleo has] been authorized to issue you a Special Tarot Reading!... it is vital that you call immediately!" Charges of deceptive advertising and of fraud on the part of the Psychic Readers Network began to surface around this time.[4]

                    In 2001, Access Resource Services d/b/a Psychic Readers Network was sued in various lawsuits brought by (among others) Arkansas,IllinoisIndianaKansasMissouriNew YorkOklahomaPennsylvaniaWisconsin, and Florida, and the Federal Communications Commission, although reports later said that "many customers were satisfied with the service".[5]

                    In 2002, the FTC charged the company's owners and Harris' promoters, Steven Feder and Peter Stotz, with deceptive advertising, billing and collection practices; Harris was not indicted.[6] Her promoters agreed to settle for a fraction of the amount they took in.[7] It emerged that Harris was actually born in Los Angeles, and that her parents were U.S. citizens.[5]

                    In my opinion it's not so much about the original intent or content, but more that some felt they had to respond negatively to me, when all I was doing was expressing my distaste for erroneous comparisons.

                    Then it spiraled into something undesirable. Not my fault. It seems almost taboo these days to express and or point out inconsistencies.

                    Oh well, live with it or ignore it I guess.

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                      Posted: August 12, 2013, 1:47 am - IP Logged

                      In my opinion it's not so much about the original intent or content, but more that some felt they had to respond negatively to me, when all I was doing was expressing my distaste for erroneous comparisons.

                      Then it spiraled into something undesirable. Not my fault. It seems almost taboo these days to express and or point out inconsistencies.

                      Oh well, live with it or ignore it I guess.

                      l have no dog in this fight OM- l am merely voicing my opinion on why so many are under the impression this request for information is from Zac Biss.

                      Goodnight.


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                        l have no dog in this fight OM- l am merely voicing my opinion on why so many are under the impression this request for information is from Zac Biss.

                        Goodnight.

                        And i'm voicing my opinion too.

                        Reality is subjective. Is Zac real? Is anything real?

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                          CNN Money Was Forced To Take Down This Idiotic Lottery Tips Video

                          Jill Krasny Mar. 16, 2012, 4:03 PM 5,187 17

                          Yesterday, Zac Bissonnette, author of Debt-Free U and a prominent personal finance expert, launched a Twitter tirade on a highly dubious video that hit the web yesterday.

                          The CNN Money video featured Richard Lustig, a self-published author in Florida who's won the lottery several times.

                          After the video aired, his $34.50 book—Learn How to Increase Your Chances of Winning The Lottery—shot up to #2,073 on Amazon

                          Here, Bissonnette debunks Lustig's advice and gives his not-so-gentle take on why CNN flubbed this one big time. 

                          First, Lustig says to "set a lottery budget," dividing your monthly household spending by ten. He also recommends buying 10 tickets of the same game at a time since "almost every single time you'll find a winning ticket in there." 

                          Bissonnette's take: "The budget should be zero. The lottery works randomly. Unlike poker or blackjack, there's nothing you can do to gain an advantage at this. You can't make decisions to influence the outcome." It's just like roulette—there's no game of skill. 

                          Next, Lustig tells viewers to skip the "Quick Pick" or randomized numbers to better their odds. 

                          Per Bissonnette: "I hesitate to even say this, but if you do buy lottery tickets, picking random numbers is the way to do it. Using random numbers you pick means you're more likely to pick numbers someone else has, and then you'll be more likely to split."

                          Bissonnette describes the video as an epic fail for a credible and highly respected news site.

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                            Posted: August 12, 2013, 7:06 am - IP Logged

                            Yeah, you can guess what type of angle Zac will have on the story:

                            http://www.businessinsider.com/cnn-money-was-forced-to-take-down-this-idiotic-lottery-tips-video-2012-3

                            http://adage.com/article/adages/abc-news-jumps-lottery-expert-bandwagon/233727/

                            I'm in full agreement with him on the Richard Lustig thing. Makes me want to puke every time I see him trotted out on TV. You can see the cringe worthy moment in the clip below, saying "never buy quick picks" right next to the lady that used a quick pick to win 100 times more than his small scratch ticket wins. Classic.

                            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kboJcNQ_dWc

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                              Posted: August 12, 2013, 7:46 am - IP Logged

                              Why did they leave the mathematics out of it again? Roulette has a nice payout, and surely is a good pick 1 game. How much would a lottery pay for a won pick 1 with 1 out of 37? I bet less than what your local casino pays! There is pick 1 for keno 20/80, I believe that it pays 1.50. Now, I want you to give met the math of that! The house always wins, there would be no more house if it wasn't so. At poker there is the rake and I am still looking for skill in that game. You use the cards that you get, you raise or you don't. If bluffing is a skill, it still is nothing as the cards don't change with bluffing.

                                 
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