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Posted: January 2, 2015, 10:35 am - IP Logged

I have been playing the games, starting in the early 80's. Nothing but one or two dollars. I spend close to 6k a year for the last 10 years. The largest win was 173.00 on a quick pick cash 5 in NC this year.

I know I need to quite, I still look for the dream of winning big. Is their any sujestion. I have been playing Mega Powerball and Cash Five in NC and Vir.

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    It's fun to dream, but with the big jackpot games the odds of winning anything meaningful are horrible. Consider adding a better odds game to the mix. Play Pick 3 straight for $1 (box doesn't pay much; better to put towards an all straight wager) and/or Pick 4 straight / boxed for $1 (50c str/50c box). Total added cost $7-$14 per week (many lotteries do two draws per day). Winning a few hundred to a few thousand, while not a huge amount, will add some excitement and motivation to continue playing.

    You mention playing lottery in multiple states. Be careful doing that with any jackpot game, since there can be some costly tax consequences doing that, if you happen to win. Typically best to only play in one's home state unless one happens to be visiting elsewhere and/or one's home state doesn't offer the game.

    Good luck, and welcome to Lottery Post :)

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      I have been playing the games, starting in the early 80's. Nothing but one or two dollars. I spend close to 6k a year for the last 10 years. The largest win was 173.00 on a quick pick cash 5 in NC this year.

      I know I need to quite, I still look for the dream of winning big. Is their any sujestion. I have been playing Mega Powerball and Cash Five in NC and Vir.

      1. EKA 

      If it's any consolation to you, most of us are not winning either. There is money to be made in pick 3 but I personally think it's a bother. Maybe when MA lottery allows online bets is when I'll give pick 3 a serious look.

      Log in, click, click, submit payment, it's on!

      That money's gone fo ever

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        Posted: January 2, 2015, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

        I have been playing the games, starting in the early 80's. Nothing but one or two dollars. I spend close to 6k a year for the last 10 years. The largest win was 173.00 on a quick pick cash 5 in NC this year.

        I know I need to quite, I still look for the dream of winning big. Is their any sujestion. I have been playing Mega Powerball and Cash Five in NC and Vir.

        1. EKA 

        Play PICK 4 !!!

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          Posted: January 2, 2015, 6:23 pm - IP Logged

          Play PICK 4 !!!

          Thumbs Up I only play big jackpot lotteries when the hype is there. Other than that I don't waste my time.

          You need to pool your money if jackpots are your thing. Don't go it alone.

          The goal is to approach the Pick 3 & Pick 4 game sensibly and systematically!! Wink

           I'm not like the guy who predicted the end of the world and nothing happened.


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            Posted: January 3, 2015, 1:24 am - IP Logged

            I have been playing the games, starting in the early 80's. Nothing but one or two dollars. I spend close to 6k a year for the last 10 years. The largest win was 173.00 on a quick pick cash 5 in NC this year.

            I know I need to quite, I still look for the dream of winning big. Is their any sujestion. I have been playing Mega Powerball and Cash Five in NC and Vir.

            1. EKA 

              Well, in general, if it doesn't hit then you need to quit. But, it's best to stick with a small(er) game such as the Pick 3. So, would you rather make some money or be in the negative trying to win big?


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              I have been playing the games, starting in the early 80's. Nothing but one or two dollars. I spend close to 6k a year for the last 10 years. The largest win was 173.00 on a quick pick cash 5 in NC this year.

              I know I need to quite, I still look for the dream of winning big. Is their any sujestion. I have been playing Mega Powerball and Cash Five in NC and Vir.

              1. EKA 

              Is their any sujestion

               

              Yes there is. A lot of people on this site firmly believe they will win the JP one day in their lifetime, despite the overwhelming odds against them. So all you have to do is believe and you will win. It's that easy. Who would've thought?

              In about 30 years, we'll see a rather large influx of JP winners. The lotteries will have no choice but to close shop. There will be literally hundreds of thousands of JP lottery winners claiming the JP. 

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                I have been playing the games, starting in the early 80's. Nothing but one or two dollars. I spend close to 6k a year for the last 10 years. The largest win was 173.00 on a quick pick cash 5 in NC this year.

                I know I need to quite, I still look for the dream of winning big. Is their any sujestion. I have been playing Mega Powerball and Cash Five in NC and Vir.

                1. EKA 

                With $500/ month bankroll  you should be able to hit two straight or break even in a month playing P3, is about focus and patience. You need to make some strategic choices  here>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

                1:Divide the month into four  time frames,

                2: A time frame will be 7 days at cost $125 ($18/ draw)

                3: $18/day will give you 18 picks 

                4: wage  only a type draw (DAY or EVE not both) for now

                5:Wage only EXACT BETS,  box bet by default is a lost(you're more focus and intuitive when you bet Exact)

                6: Play tickets in advance (7 days) to restrain impulses of 'if and then' conditions (You should be detached and cold towards digits).

                Use this link to generate less picks (8 picks)

                Good Luck

                                          Remember that the game is random

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                  With $500/ month bankroll  you should be able to hit two straight or break even in a month playing P3, is about focus and patience. You need to make some strategic choices  here>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

                  1:Divide the month into four  time frames,

                  2: A time frame will be 7 days at cost $125 ($18/ draw)

                  3: $18/day will give you 18 picks 

                  4: wage  only a type draw (DAY or EVE not both) for now

                  5:Wage only EXACT BETS,  box bet by default is a lost(you're more focus and intuitive when you bet Exact)

                  6: Play tickets in advance (7 days) to restrain impulses of 'if and then' conditions (You should be detached and cold towards digits).

                  Use this link to generate less picks (8 picks)

                  Good Luck

                                            Remember that the game is random

                  NC

                  rawing DatePick 3Pick 4
                  MiddayEveningMiddayEvening
                  Fri, Jan 2, 20159-2-17-8-91-4-8-66-4-2-3
                  Thu, Jan 1, 20155-8-30-7-81-2-0-75-7-3-5
                  Wed, Dec 31, 20147-8-27-0-78-4-3-33-9-5-4
                  Tue, Dec 30, 20142-5-72-0-56-3-1-21-6-0-6
                  Mon, Dec 29, 20141-0-50-9-95-5-1-84-5-1-1
                  Sun, Dec 28, 20146-4-75-9-91-2-3-34-2-3-2
                  Sat, Dec 27, 20148-9-68-0-52-3-9-07-7-5-5
                  Fri, Dec 26, 20142-1-98-4-28-7-6-75-1-6-6
                  Thu, Dec 25, 20142-4-63-0-47-4-5-26-7-2-2
                  Wed, Dec 24, 20144-8-92-3-91-5-7-48-2-6-8

                  day draws

                  489      keys  89-92-61       picks  896-891-826-821-996-991-926-921

                  Cost> 8 picks x 9 days ($72), Prize $1000

                  you may find box or straight across day and eve draws, stick to the plan of waging only day(Their distractions)

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                    Posted: January 3, 2015, 8:56 am - IP Logged

                    Is their any sujestion

                     

                    Yes there is. A lot of people on this site firmly believe they will win the JP one day in their lifetime, despite the overwhelming odds against them. So all you have to do is believe and you will win. It's that easy. Who would've thought?

                    In about 30 years, we'll see a rather large influx of JP winners. The lotteries will have no choice but to close shop. There will be literally hundreds of thousands of JP lottery winners claiming the JP. 

                    Crazy

                    I had to laugh, good comment. also thought much like current retirement plans.

                    2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                    keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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                      Posted: January 3, 2015, 9:29 am - IP Logged

                      I actually learned to cut my spending down to almost nothing by playing simulated games on my computer.  I worked on 35 sets of numbers for each game. 

                      Mega Millions / Powerball & the local 6/49 game.

                      My simulated expense in 2014 was $14,913  my simulated winnings were $3,216.  A simulated loss of 78%.  I spend less than $10 a week on lottery nowadays, sometimes going weeks without buying. 

                      "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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                        Posted: January 3, 2015, 10:48 am - IP Logged

                        I actually learned to cut my spending down to almost nothing by playing simulated games on my computer.  I worked on 35 sets of numbers for each game. 

                        Mega Millions / Powerball & the local 6/49 game.

                        My simulated expense in 2014 was $14,913  my simulated winnings were $3,216.  A simulated loss of 78%.  I spend less than $10 a week on lottery nowadays, sometimes going weeks without buying. 

                        I do the same thing with the LP prediction board but fear of winning there and losing in real life forces me to play all my predictions for real.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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