|Posted: December 15, 2003, 11:03 pm - IP Logged|
Quote: Originally posted by hypersoniq on December 15, 2003
what about the test draws they do before live broadcasts?
I live in Lincoln, Nebraska. On September 20th, the Nebraska Lottery celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the Powerball drawing was held in Lincoln during the night of the anniversary party. What I noticed was that the host did some practice draws before the "official" one at 9:59pm central time. Therefore, not only are there practice draws right before the drawing, it is possible that the number of practice draws could vary from drawing to drawing. The FAQ section of the MUSL website said that lottery officials make the game as random as a human being can possibly make it. If they vary the number of times they practice draws before the "official" draw, then that's another reason why quick picks might be the way to go. In my opinion, you should either go with the same combination of numbers (lucky numbers), keep playing quick picks, or a combination of both. There is NO guaranteed way to beat the lottery. I honestly think that we have some of the greatest lottery strategists entering these message boards every night. RjOh has great ways of researching numbers, such as gaps, frequencies, sums, etc. I think that he even said that he almost won a jackpot. Lottery Analyst was off by one digit on several numbers on a Big Game Lottery drawing earlier this year, and the closest anyone ever came to winning it all was EZMoney when he won $100,000 on a powerball drawing. And THAT, by the way, was a quick pick. The closest I ever came was on January 15, 2003 when I bought a bunch of tickets (I can't remember how many, but it was probably 30 something dollars. The jackpot was $47 million, and I bought some tickets before going to a basketball game. I won $100 (3 white balls, 1 red), on a QUICK PICK. The closest I EVER came to winning a lottery was on a random computer selection. I swear, if there was a guaranteed way, you would have the same people winning it over and over again and the jackpot would never even reach $100 Million. I'm thinking about playing the same sets of numbers every drawing. But the set of numbers would be from a losing quick pick ticket from a previous drawing, but buying a fresh set of quick picks once a month. I think Visiondude is right. If you are meant to.... you will win. Essentially, I am thinking of going back to letting the numbers pick me. I am pretty much moving away from the "systems" strategy. My new strategy will be letting the numbers pick me. Just my two cents on this issue.
Good luck to everyone
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