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View Poll Results: Most Lottery/Gambling Winnings
$1 - $100 24 39.34%
$101 - $1,000 10 16.39%
$1,001 - $10,000 14 22.95%
$10,001 - $25,000 1 1.64%
Higher than $25,000 5 8.20%
I never won anything 7 11.48%
Voters: 61. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-18-2007, 10:57 AM
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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I remember something about that also. However I don’t recall all of the details. Az Lotto is NOT a state agency, it is a private business operating within the state and under some of their guidelines. So who controls what is or isn’t happening there? Who monitors their business?
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Old 07-18-2007, 01:53 PM
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I don't know who watches over the lotto, but I feel less likely to play now. I don't trust the system anymore. I saved the letter from them just in case I decide to look into the matter. I would write an editorial in our local paper, but my wife has a position in her employment that negates writing opinion letters to the paper.

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Old 08-06-2007, 05:39 PM
Location: The 12th State
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Default Lets all become Powerball Lottery winners!!

Im curious if there is a systme increasing in your odds of winning powerball.
Ok I only play when I have a spare dollar in my pocket, but always wonder if there is better way to increase my odds.

I always wonder if the winning numbers if they ever been duplicated in previous lottery drawings? If so is it documented?

Is there a database that tracks winning numbers?

Do you have better odds letting machine pick or you selecting your own numbers?

I want to increase my odds of winning but I think if I use previous winning numbers my odds would be better.

Everything has a certain system and I think it time for us to crack the code.
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:18 PM
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Default well.......

you can try your birthdate and all your friends, your favorite numbers, asking markablue (), pulling numbers out of a hat.......

but word on the street says the only way to increase your odds is to buy more tickets,
That is the only way I have ever heard of.
When my friends play, some do both machine picks and their own. And they have never really noticed too much diff in which is the best way to win.

But my friend in whatever way you choose, I wish you top winnings!!!
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:22 PM
Location: North of the Cow Pasture and South of the Wind Turbines
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I have a system - look at the back of the ticket to show your odds. 1 in x-million - then buy that many tickets with every combination of numbers possible. You may have to share it - but you will win.


otherwise yeah pick numbers that mean something and stick to it... if we did a group buy here we might win and all get our dollar back but it would be exciting lol!

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Old 08-06-2007, 06:38 PM
Location: Houston, TX
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I have won the lottery before, in the amount of...

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Old 08-06-2007, 08:59 PM
Location: Beautiful TN!
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I got one better, $25.00 on a scratch off!

Honestly I play the same numbers and sometimes (usually about once a month) I have some sort of winner. Nothing big yet, but hoping.
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:03 AM
Location: Vermont / NEK
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If we all bought lottery tickets weekly through City Data there would be an increased advantage. Think of it. Let's say there are 5000 folks that want to participate. We all send in the price of a lotto ticket through pay-pal and someone at CD plaza goes out and purchases 5000 tickets every week. If we win, we split the pot and maybe get enough to buy a new yacht and a Lear jet.

Obviously, I haven't done the proper math, but you get the idea.
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:46 AM
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If we can find someone to trust I am in!
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:27 AM
Location: Manchester, NH
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my boyfriends uncle just won $200,000 because he got some of the powerball numbers, but not all!
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