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Has Gail Howard done it again?

Topic closed. 22 replies. Last post 3 years ago by LottoMetro.

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Is the Story in the Lotto News Magazine true?

Yes, I read it and its true. [ 5 ]  [23.81%]
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I have not read about it. [ 12 ]  [57.14%]
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Posted: April 30, 2014, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

Ontario Keno Is A 10/20/70 Game

NY & Wash.St Are 10/20/80 Games

Vegas Is More Than Likely A 10/20/80 Game Every 4 Minutes Or So.

So Different Odds=Different Payout

 

3 Spot     Odds     Payout($1 Bet)

Ont       1 In 48           $25

NY        1 In 72           $23

Wash    1 In 72           $16

 

4 Spot

Ont       1 In 189         $100

NY        1 In 326          $55

Wash    1 In 326          $24

 

10 Spot 

Ont       1 In 2,147,181    $250K

NY        1 In 8,900,000    $100K

Wash    1 In 8,900,000    $100K

Montana    "           "       $25K What?

Being a 10/20/70 game makes a big difference on the odds and probably why the 3 and 4 spots are catch-alls. The NY 4-spot pays for matching 2 or 3 numbers too giving an overall 1:3.86 chance compared to the 1 Ontario chance in 189.

It's not a fair comparison for Washington because players don't have a choice between the three games, but comparing Wash Keno to Vegas (worst game odds in town) Keno and the other two, Washington Keno has terrible payoffs.

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    Posted: April 30, 2014, 6:47 pm - IP Logged

    Is Gail Howard a real living being?  Seriously.  That pic is very old. Or is she a corporate created image like "Betty Crocker"?

    J'aime La France.

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      Posted: April 30, 2014, 9:26 pm - IP Logged

      I'm not enough of a lottery addict to participate in any program. The only thing I care about is luck when it comes to the lottery.

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        Posted: May 1, 2014, 5:34 am - IP Logged

        Is Gail Howard a real living being?  Seriously.  That pic is very old. Or is she a corporate created image like "Betty Crocker"?

        She is, and she has this white silver hair.

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          Posted: May 1, 2014, 8:10 am - IP Logged

          Is Gail Howard a real living being?  Seriously.  That pic is very old. Or is she a corporate created image like "Betty Crocker"?

          Oh, she's real:

          Him, I'm not sure:

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            Posted: May 2, 2014, 3:13 pm - IP Logged

            Oh, she's real:

            Him, I'm not sure:

            i have read the " Lotto News " & Have it! I did help Mark Green when he came down to Houston, Texas!

            i Did give him some Tips & Info!

            TexAmos for Houston< Texas!

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              Posted: May 5, 2014, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

              Can't say if this is evidence for her methods.....college professors actually use her claims for student projects (exercise of disproving them).

              IMO $7,000 on OLA Keno is not really a jackpot. The odds are just a bit worse than Pick 4. It would be more impressive if it was 10-spot ($250,000).

              By the way, I wonder how he won $7,000? The seven spot only pays $5,000. So he must have won a couple other spots or something. If he was wheeling then this would make sense.

              Thank you for your reply.

              I can understand your skepticism.

              However one of the Jackpot definitions in the dictionary is a "TOP PRIZE", and its a top prize.

              I am curious why the odds for a pick 4 is just a "bit" worse for a pick 20.

              I did go and buy the magazine, with a

              "cringe" as I opened my wallet and handed over the money.

              If winning a pick 4 is 1:10000 to make 5,000

              Then I assume winning a pick 7 keno is mor diffficult, but after buying "cringing face" the article I realized he only won 5, 500.

              I dont know the exact odds for picking 7/7 out of twenty, but it most likely less then is deserved.

              Irregardeless, I felt the article submitted by Mr. Green was heartfult.

              And from the charts he displayed as evidence of his winning, he played the small skips. (only 5 of the 7 numbers showed a workout)

               I recall vaguely,(I misplaced the mag already)

               skip   0  0  0  1  2

              Fibtastic!!!

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                Posted: May 5, 2014, 10:45 pm - IP Logged

                Thank you for your reply.

                I can understand your skepticism.

                However one of the Jackpot definitions in the dictionary is a "TOP PRIZE", and its a top prize.

                I am curious why the odds for a pick 4 is just a "bit" worse for a pick 20.

                I did go and buy the magazine, with a

                "cringe" as I opened my wallet and handed over the money.

                If winning a pick 4 is 1:10000 to make 5,000

                Then I assume winning a pick 7 keno is mor diffficult, but after buying "cringing face" the article I realized he only won 5, 500.

                I dont know the exact odds for picking 7/7 out of twenty, but it most likely less then is deserved.

                Irregardeless, I felt the article submitted by Mr. Green was heartfult.

                And from the charts he displayed as evidence of his winning, he played the small skips. (only 5 of the 7 numbers showed a workout)

                 I recall vaguely,(I misplaced the mag already)

                 skip   0  0  0  1  2

                Fibtastic!!!

                Skepticism is doubt, but as I implied, there are a number of academia disproving without doubt that her methods are bunk. I personally do not believe they will make your play any worse than random chance; in fact, they offer fun ways of choosing numbers. I certainly would not pay for them, though.

                The odds are 1 in 15,464 so IMO, the only reason not to play Pick 4 instead would be due to other prizes.

                How many people play small skips but don't win? That's the problem with systems and selection bias.

                If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
                If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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