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Systems Vs. Pure Luck

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Posted: December 28, 2014, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

In Argentina many people says that is almost impossible to win any pick 6

lottery playing just one ticket and software systems simply don´t work

and always need the luck to win.

 

Is it true or not ?

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    Posted: December 28, 2014, 8:33 pm - IP Logged

    In Argentina many people says that is almost impossible to win any pick 6

    lottery playing just one ticket and software systems simply don´t work

    and always need the luck to win.

     

    Is it true or not ?

    Do you have Pick 3/4 games in Argentina, in the area where you live and play ???  Maybe you should try some of the smaller lottery games first, rather than Pick 5/6.

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      Posted: December 28, 2014, 9:04 pm - IP Logged

      In Argentina many people says that is almost impossible to win any pick 6

      lottery playing just one ticket and software systems simply don´t work

      and always need the luck to win.

       

      Is it true or not ?

      A little additional luck can never hurt, that is for sure.

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        Posted: December 28, 2014, 9:45 pm - IP Logged

        Anything is better than random luck, in my opinion. Here's an example. Take quick pick. When you're playing quick pick, you're hoping your brand new set of random numbers will match a brand new set of random numbers. That makes your odds about as bad as they could be unless you were trying for bad odds. Take something like Pick 3. I have 20 years of lottery data for my state. I know that in the last 20 years, there are a handful of combinations that have yet to hit. On the other hand, there are other combinations that hit more frequently. With quick pick, how are you to know if you get one of those combinations that hit frequently? Maybe you're getting one of the bad ones.

        Here's another point of view. So quick pick (luck) will get you a new set of numbers for every play. Again, you're hoping a new (every time you play) set of numbers matches the random set of numbers for the draw. If you want better odds, choose your own numbers. Let's assume you don't have any data on the game you're playing and your chosen numbers are just random. You play those numbers, they don't hit, but you continue to play them. Each time you play the same numbers, your odds increase. The reason is because the drawn numbers aren't likely to repeat any time soon. While it does happen, it doesn't happen often. So if you're playing the same set of numbers over and over, now you're saying that this static set of numbers might match a set of new numbers, a la, better ods.

        ... just my two cents. :)

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          Posted: December 28, 2014, 9:49 pm - IP Logged

          Great.  You get double, 4 cents!  See Ya!

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            Posted: December 29, 2014, 3:33 am - IP Logged

            Anything is better than random luck, in my opinion. Here's an example. Take quick pick. When you're playing quick pick, you're hoping your brand new set of random numbers will match a brand new set of random numbers. That makes your odds about as bad as they could be unless you were trying for bad odds. Take something like Pick 3. I have 20 years of lottery data for my state. I know that in the last 20 years, there are a handful of combinations that have yet to hit. On the other hand, there are other combinations that hit more frequently. With quick pick, how are you to know if you get one of those combinations that hit frequently? Maybe you're getting one of the bad ones.

            Here's another point of view. So quick pick (luck) will get you a new set of numbers for every play. Again, you're hoping a new (every time you play) set of numbers matches the random set of numbers for the draw. If you want better odds, choose your own numbers. Let's assume you don't have any data on the game you're playing and your chosen numbers are just random. You play those numbers, they don't hit, but you continue to play them. Each time you play the same numbers, your odds increase. The reason is because the drawn numbers aren't likely to repeat any time soon. While it does happen, it doesn't happen often. So if you're playing the same set of numbers over and over, now you're saying that this static set of numbers might match a set of new numbers, a la, better ods.

            ... just my two cents. :)

             Well, theoretically, any set of numbers ,dynamic or static, will have an equal chance of coming out as any other set. So, either way, it doesn't really matter. But, the ,main way, of increasing your chances is ,simply, by playing more sets of numbers.

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              Posted: December 29, 2014, 8:09 am - IP Logged

              You have to give luck a chance, a helping hand.  For example, buy a ticket(s). 

              Everyone who has won a major prize was lucky at that moment in time.

              The more tickets you buy the greater the opportunity luck has to come into play.

              The more the tickets you buy share the profile of tickets types that win more often, the more often luck could help without going into extremes of crazy wild unnatural luck. 

              BobP

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                Posted: December 29, 2014, 8:15 am - IP Logged

                I'm sure there are many occasions where just a single ticket hit a major jackpot, I would speculate that the majority of those were quick picks.

                Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late - Benjamin Franklin.