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Who is the LP's Cal Ripken for consecutive draws?

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What is the longest you have gone without missing a single draw for any particular game?

More than 5 years [ 2 ]  [25.00%]
Between 3-4 years [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Between 2-3 years [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Between 1-2 years [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
About a year [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Maybe 6 months [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Maybe 10 weeks or so [ 1 ]  [12.50%]
Less than a few months [ 5 ]  [62.50%]
Total Valid Votes [ 8 ]  
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Posted: October 15, 2015, 12:23 am - IP Logged

I am curious to know about people who have numbers in a particular game week after week after week after week...

How long? What game? How did you do it? Advanced play? subscription? Same gas station on your commute? 

And if you played for a looooong time and the streak ended, what happened?

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    Posted: October 15, 2015, 12:43 am - IP Logged

    Plenty of people here are going to say more than 5 years and for some a lot more.

    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: October 15, 2015, 7:22 am - IP Logged

      I am curious to know about people who have numbers in a particular game week after week after week after week...

      How long? What game? How did you do it? Advanced play? subscription? Same gas station on your commute? 

      And if you played for a looooong time and the streak ended, what happened?

      Why? Are you doing research for a book you're writing?

      A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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        Posted: October 15, 2015, 7:25 am - IP Logged

        Plenty of people here are going to say more than 5 years and for some a lot more.

        I Agree! Green laugh

        A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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          Posted: October 15, 2015, 9:11 am - IP Logged

          I've played Texas 2 Step, Texas Lotto, MM, without fail for so long I lost track of the last time I didn't play. I did miss a PB draw back in January.

          CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

          A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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            Posted: October 15, 2015, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

            Plenty of people here are going to say more than 5 years and for some a lot more.

            I'll bet that's true, Coin.  There are a lot of grizzled veterans here.

            I started playing 30 years ago this month when California started its lottery participation and haven't missed a draw (of the national games and/or the state games) since then.

            Because I haven't "won a championship" in the lotto during those three decades, though, it might make me more like the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians than like Cal Ripken.  But I guess most lotto players are in that lovable losers camp. 

            I want to be, I want to be, I want to be like Mike.

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              Posted: October 15, 2015, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

              I'll bet that's true, Coin.  There are a lot of grizzled veterans here.

              I started playing 30 years ago this month when California started its lottery participation and haven't missed a draw (of the national games and/or the state games) since then.

              Because I haven't "won a championship" in the lotto during those three decades, though, it might make me more like the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians than like Cal Ripken.  But I guess most lotto players are in that lovable losers camp. 

              I want to be, I want to be, I want to be like Mike.

              I was thinking back how long I've been playing lotteries myself. Longer than I can remember. I find myself thinking if maybe I play more lines, or play just one game really hard I would give myself a better chance to win a jackpot. But, I guess at the end of the day, it's really when or if luck comes to visit whether it's just one line or a hundred.

              CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

              A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR $2)

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                Posted: October 16, 2015, 12:58 am - IP Logged

                I'll bet that's true, Coin.  There are a lot of grizzled veterans here.

                I started playing 30 years ago this month when California started its lottery participation and haven't missed a draw (of the national games and/or the state games) since then.

                Because I haven't "won a championship" in the lotto during those three decades, though, it might make me more like the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians than like Cal Ripken.  But I guess most lotto players are in that lovable losers camp. 

                I want to be, I want to be, I want to be like Mike.

                Hey there Epistrophy.

                You're right about grizzled veterans- first time I played was in 1970 in Germany, the Hessen Lotto. Sure was a good way to learn German numbers but never won anything on it!

                Cubs and Indians;

                Green laugh

                Sidenote, remember the prediction about the Cubs in Back to the Future?

                Scared

                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: October 16, 2015, 10:46 pm - IP Logged

                  I was thinking back how long I've been playing lotteries myself. Longer than I can remember. I find myself thinking if maybe I play more lines, or play just one game really hard I would give myself a better chance to win a jackpot. But, I guess at the end of the day, it's really when or if luck comes to visit whether it's just one line or a hundred.

                  Agree - sometimes I find myself buying a few extra tickets but you're right that it comes down to luck and all it takes is one.  Most of the time when you read about jackpot winners, they bought one or a few.  You rarely hear about someone that bought dozens or hundreds of tickets for that one draw and won it.

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                    Posted: October 16, 2015, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

                    Hey there Epistrophy.

                    You're right about grizzled veterans- first time I played was in 1970 in Germany, the Hessen Lotto. Sure was a good way to learn German numbers but never won anything on it!

                    Cubs and Indians;

                    Green laugh

                    Sidenote, remember the prediction about the Cubs in Back to the Future?

                    Scared

                    Oh yeah!  I had forgotten about Back to the Future dealing with the fate of the Cubs.

                    That's cool that you go way back to an obscure German lottery.

                    Klaus: Coin, did you win the Hessen Lotto this week?

                    Coin: Nein.

                    Klaus: You won nine times - wunderbar.

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                      Posted: October 16, 2015, 11:03 pm - IP Logged

                      One day.  I took a break, and the numbers broke me.

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                        Posted: October 18, 2015, 11:36 am - IP Logged

                        I'll bet that's true, Coin.  There are a lot of grizzled veterans here.

                        I started playing 30 years ago this month when California started its lottery participation and haven't missed a draw (of the national games and/or the state games) since then.

                        Because I haven't "won a championship" in the lotto during those three decades, though, it might make me more like the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians than like Cal Ripken.  But I guess most lotto players are in that lovable losers camp. 

                        I want to be, I want to be, I want to be like Mike.

                        Yup, I was living in orange county when the California lottery started.

                        If you recall, it was scratchers only at the time, I think that's how most states get started.

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

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                          Posted: October 18, 2015, 11:50 am - IP Logged

                          I am curious to know about people who have numbers in a particular game week after week after week after week...

                          How long? What game? How did you do it? Advanced play? subscription? Same gas station on your commute? 

                          And if you played for a looooong time and the streak ended, what happened?

                          I played the JerseyCash5  for well over 12 years w/out missing a beat, same #set

                          3 times I had 4/5 and many times I had 3/5

                          I gave it up about a year ago when they changed the matrix from 5/40 to 5/43

                          Now I buy QPs when it's 250G or higher.

                          Yesterday it was 904Gs I had 3 tix w/same #s...NOTHING  Thud

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