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Old 05-18-2013, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Mars
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First ever lottery buy of life?

Just for fun want to buy a few..
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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Off thetop of my head, you can easily buy tickets at any gas station with a convenience store or at most grocery stores. I'm sure there are other places, but this is a start.

http://www.nc-educationlottery.org/faqs.aspx#25
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:58 PM
 
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I buy my tickets at Miller's in Ft Mill.
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Murica
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Buy by odds not by winnings.. You'll at the very least cover your investments into any lottery doing this..

People who constantly lose on big number games are convinced I'm clueless, yet I win every time I buy <10 tickets..
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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Buy by odds not by winnings.. You'll at the very least cover your investments into any lottery doing this..

People who constantly lose on big number games are convinced I'm clueless, yet I win every time I buy <10 tickets..
It's statistical for sure, so increase your personal odds of winning by playing when the chance of you winning is the highest, makes sense to me.

The draw for many is that for $10 I can have 5 shots at $600 million. I know the chances of me finding a million on the side of the road driving back from the store where I bought those tickets are likely higher than me actually winning the jackpot, but for $2 a ticket I can daydream for a little bit and imagine "what if" for a while, definitely a worthwhile investment just for that! haha
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:34 PM
 
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Buy by odds not by winnings.. You'll at the very least cover your investments into any lottery doing this..

People who constantly lose on big number games are convinced I'm clueless, yet I win every time I buy <10 tickets..
I have a friend who gets comped at many casinos. She also thinks she wins more than she loses.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:26 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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I wonder if a NC resident bought the 2 million winning ticket maybe filling up on gas in Fort Mill?
Fort Mill store sells $2M winning Powerball ticket | www.wsoctv.com

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Old 05-20-2013, 09:37 PM
 
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I'm offering $175 million for Saturday's winning ticket.
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Murica
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Powerball is two spinning barrels with ping pong balls. There is no software or physics hack, this includes ink weight based probability..

You win literally by chance or increasing odds through big lists of extended plays. Which neither is worth the time and money considering the overall odd..

If you want easy money through gambling, card games are the closest things to intelligent..
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:51 AM
 
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Powerball is two spinning barrels with ping pong balls. There is no software or physics hack, this includes ink weight based probability..

You win literally by chance or increasing odds through big lists of extended plays. Which neither is worth the time and money considering the overall odd..

If you want easy money through gambling, card games are the closest things to intelligent..
I have a way that GUARANTEES you will win the Powerball. I'm not kidding. You will absolutely win and chance and odds has nothing to do with it. Since you are so smart in this area you know it's possible.

BUT it does kill me when you see that guy they call every time the pot is big because he's won more than a couple of times. He always says not to use quick pick. That's his #1 thing.

Thing is, those ping pong balls have idea whether you did quick or not just like they have no idea how that "lucky" store is lucky and therefore will hit again.
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