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riscknight's avatar - riscknight
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Posted: July 7, 2016, 5:16 am - IP Logged

I've been playing Lotto 6/49 since 1993.

After 3 days after I finished my mandatory service in the Greek Army as a 'Gunner' in Army Tanks, I heard a voice of an old classmate of mine on the TV news; it was about a big jackpot which was split in 3. They 'interviewed' the winners.

I had his home number and I gave him a call; I talked to him, congratulate him and we arranged to go out for a beer. He played 9 numbers - the same numbers every time and he used a system from a program he bought. It was just a 'disk' - a 'floppy disk' and it had Lotto Systems. I also bought the program and I loved it... I got really obsessed about the 'wheels'.

Within a month I started to write my own programs. There was no way turning back; I fell in love with the Lottery. At the age of 45, I still am and I believe that I will always be.

That is my story.

 

Y'all Take Care, Keep Playing and Believe that Dreams Can Become True...

All The Best and Always Good Luck to You!

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    Posted: July 7, 2016, 8:34 am - IP Logged

    I've been playing Lotto 6/49 since 1993.

    After 3 days after I finished my mandatory service in the Greek Army as a 'Gunner' in Army Tanks, I heard a voice of an old classmate of mine on the TV news; it was about a big jackpot which was split in 3. They 'interviewed' the winners.

    I had his home number and I gave him a call; I talked to him, congratulate him and we arranged to go out for a beer. He played 9 numbers - the same numbers every time and he used a system from a program he bought. It was just a 'disk' - a 'floppy disk' and it had Lotto Systems. I also bought the program and I loved it... I got really obsessed about the 'wheels'.

    Within a month I started to write my own programs. There was no way turning back; I fell in love with the Lottery. At the age of 45, I still am and I believe that I will always be.

    That is my story.

     

    Y'all Take Care, Keep Playing and Believe that Dreams Can Become True...

    All The Best and Always Good Luck to You!

    I've been playing since about the mid 1980's.

    I was cleaning out my garage a couple months ago and came across some old lotto tix from when I lived in Ohio. In 1985 I got 5 out 6 and won about $900. I think I kept the old tickets for tax purposes and they got tossed in a box and stayed there all these years.

    I'll play until the day I die. I have to so maybe I can recover the money I spent. LOL.

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      Posted: July 7, 2016, 8:56 am - IP Logged

      Question rcbbuckeye,  I also have been playing for a long time, but do you think it is harder today to even win a $1000.00?  I seem to be an expert on winning $1 and $2.00, but twice I have won $150.00.

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        Posted: July 7, 2016, 10:11 am - IP Logged

        3 or 4 times between when I turned 18 and the big powerball I bought a ticket. I never knew there was anything besides quick picks or how the lottery worked until the billion dollar and then I became very interested in it. 

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          Posted: July 7, 2016, 10:22 am - IP Logged

          Question rcbbuckeye,  I also have been playing for a long time, but do you think it is harder today to even win a $1000.00?  I seem to be an expert on winning $1 and $2.00, but twice I have won $150.00.

          When it comes to any jackpot game with odds over 1 in a million, it's incredibly hard. Heck, even our Cash 5 game with odds of 1 in 435,897 is hard to even hit 2 out of 5.

          I think a lot of players today just don't understand the odds of these games and what they're up against.

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            back when i was a kid,  mum might send me to the store with our filled out slip and  coin, it was a triplicate, done on carbon paper. 1 for the lotto `1 for the store and one for us. " keep the yellow one  'AND DONT LOSE IT ' "  she would tell me.  So prob 38 ish years ago.

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              Posted: July 7, 2016, 11:43 am - IP Logged

              The Michigan Lottery started in 1972.

              I have been playing in 4 different decades now.

              It took 30 years for my 6/xx game numbers to hit for $100.  My Fantasy Five numbers have yet to hit for $100 and they have been very 'dry' for the past year or so.

              I know two people who have hit the 6/xx game, one person who hit the daily keno and I have heard about two other people who have hit the Fantasy/Cash Five.  I also have met people who have won up to $500,000 on the instants.

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                Posted: July 7, 2016, 7:06 pm - IP Logged

                I started playing in 1991 when the lottery first came to Louisiana. We only had scratch-offs then, then we had Lotto. We also later got Powerball, Easy 5, and MegaMillions, and I play them all. I only play the daily Pick 3 and Pick 4 once in a while.

                The most I've ever won is $400, but I still have hope.

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                  10 Years, 3 Months, 21 Days since I bought my first ticket on my 18th birthday. There aren't many things I have stuck with for a decade, but I don't see an end in sight... unless I win a large jackpot. A girl can dream.

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                    Posted: July 7, 2016, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

                    In 1970 I was stationed in Germany and played the Hessen lotto (6/49) until I left there in 1973. 

                    Didn't play again until I was living in Las Vegas and made trips to Nipton, CA - this was pre-Primm.

                    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: July 7, 2016, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

                      Sixteen years and counting I will play until the day I die, I love the lottery it keeps me entertained all day and night. I am from NY so I follow all the games except quick draw and scratch offs , plus work and my children I am very busy all day long keep track and updating charts I love my smartphone and LP it has made the lottery more enjoyable. I love my hobby.

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                        Posted: July 7, 2016, 10:40 pm - IP Logged

                        I've been playing since about the mid 1980's.

                        I was cleaning out my garage a couple months ago and came across some old lotto tix from when I lived in Ohio. In 1985 I got 5 out 6 and won about $900. I think I kept the old tickets for tax purposes and they got tossed in a box and stayed there all these years.

                        I'll play until the day I die. I have to so maybe I can recover the money I spent. LOL.

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                          Posted: July 8, 2016, 4:16 am - IP Logged

                          We all need dreams and if we try hard enough... they could become true!

                          Thank you all for sharing!

                          It is very interesting and pleasant to read your posts and learn how you all folks got started :-)

                          Never give up and always the best of luck no matter which lottery game you play!

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                            21 Yrs ago........I won R450 000 (Equals to +- $28000) which was on Pb I had 5/5 and my pb was out.Closest I got to a jp win. Close but no cigar

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