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Been playing the lottery for years without a major win. So...

Topic closed. 80 replies. Last post 3 months ago by TheMeatman2005.

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Whats your frustration level? 1 being good. 10 being ready to quit playing.

1. Going to win. Very optimistic. [ 18 ]  [26.87%]
2. [ 3 ]  [4.48%]
3. Just takes time. [ 18 ]  [26.87%]
4. [ 2 ]  [2.99%]
5. Frustration is setting in. [ 6 ]  [8.96%]
6. How long is this going to take? [ 6 ]  [8.96%]
7. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
8. Tired of wasting my money. [ 9 ]  [13.43%]
9. [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
10. Going to stop playing right now! [ 5 ]  [7.46%]
Total Valid Votes [ 67 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 1 ]  
Banker333's avatar - DiscoBallGlowing
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Posted: August 10, 2016, 3:17 am - IP Logged

I've been playing since the mid 1980"s. Back then, I had no idea what the odds were. Really, I only realized how high the odds were on jackpot games when I moved to Texas around 1998.

Having said that, I really like playing games that are hard. Even Pick 4 straight is hard to hit, that's 1 in 10,000. All it takes is one ticket, and if you don't have a ticket you most certainly will not have any chance at all.

I do agree with amber about threads asking about frustration and wondering when a big win is going to come. Anybody asking those types of questions should look at the odds of MM, PB, or even your state lotto. Just let the size of those numbers sink in. Then you will realize why it's taking so long to win.

I Agree!

When no one answers you means you should go away forever~get a clue

    bobby623's avatar - abstract
    San Angelo, Texas
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    Posted: August 10, 2016, 10:55 am - IP Logged

    what's your game of choice?

    I have workouts for Pick 3 and Daily 4.
    Texas has four drawings per day.
    I once thought that processing combined drawings was a good choice, but I don't do that anymore.
    I decided to play Pick 3 Day, so I only processed the Morning draw.
    I chose the Evening draw for Daily 4, so I only update the Day drawing.
    I have a different, but related, workouts for Cash 5, Two-Step and Lotto.
    A unique workout for Triple Chance.
    Seems like a lot of work but I can update and choose plays in less than an hour.
    Thanks for your interest.

      savagegoose's avatar - ProfilePho
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      Posted: August 10, 2016, 10:56 am - IP Logged

      To me, the best increase in odds is buying the 1st ticket, anything else is a waste of money. oh and i do waste money.

      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

        helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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        Posted: August 10, 2016, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

        Moving to San Francisco soon..

        Sounds like a Treat Pumpkin

        Let it Snow Snowman

          amber123's avatar - OpIFNim

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          Posted: August 10, 2016, 9:13 pm - IP Logged

          Yeah,Maybe Try The Pick3

          Better Odds And Try $5-$10 Ticket,

          What do you think I've been doing for the past 25 years? lol

            MoneyMike$'s avatar - Lottery-050.jpg
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            Posted: August 10, 2016, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

            To me, the best increase in odds is buying the 1st ticket, anything else is a waste of money. oh and i do waste money.

            what do you mean by the first ticket?

            Creativity..

            " What's more likely to happen will happen.. "

            Million dollar operation 

            Wink

              TheMeatman2005's avatar - lightening
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              Posted: August 10, 2016, 10:36 pm - IP Logged

              what do you mean by the first ticket?

              The odds of winning are bad to begin with, but they would really be impossible if you didn't buy at least ONE ticket!

              The Meatman

              “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

              Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

                amber123's avatar - OpIFNim

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                Posted: August 10, 2016, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

                Sounds like a Treat Pumpkin

                Just joking, too expensive. And too foggy..LMAO

                 

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                  Posted: August 10, 2016, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

                  PB numbers tonight: 23-56-61-64-67 + 12 

                  My numbers tonight: 11-23-57-63-65 + 13

                   

                  So Close to $50K! Yet, optimism runs deep!

                    Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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                    Posted: August 10, 2016, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

                    PB numbers tonight: 23-56-61-64-67 + 12 

                    My numbers tonight: 11-23-57-63-65 + 13

                     

                    So Close to $50K! Yet, optimism runs deep!

                    Self Pick or Quick Pick? 

                      Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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                      Posted: August 10, 2016, 11:58 pm - IP Logged

                      Yeah,Maybe Try The Pick3

                      Better Odds And Try $5-$10 Ticket,

                      I just spent $5 on a last minute decision to buy 5 NY Take5 tickets and didn't win anything at all. Playing "better odds" is a pretty bad strategy given how difficult it is to win anything. I'm sticking to the big lotteries from now on because atleast i can dream big. 
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                        Posted: August 11, 2016, 12:13 am - IP Logged

                        Self Pick or Quick Pick? 

                        Quick Pick

                          weshar75's avatar - Lottery-042.jpg
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                          Posted: August 11, 2016, 12:14 am - IP Logged

                          I have been playing oregon megabucks on and off for 20 years in november on this year and powerball on a usual regular basis for that time.  I think for the next twenty I am going to focus on megabucks and on and off powerball.  Just to see if I can get 5 numbers once on oregon megabucks with kicker that would be cool.-weshar75

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                            helpmewin's avatar - dandy
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                            Posted: August 11, 2016, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

                            Just joking, too expensive. And too foggy..LMAO

                             

                            what is that does he live in California ?

                            Let it Snow Snowman

                              LottoBux's avatar - 2elh5if
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                              Posted: August 12, 2016, 12:02 am - IP Logged

                              What do you think I've been doing for the past 25 years? lol

                              I Won't Go Higher Than $2.00