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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #90 on: February 12, 2020, 07:16:09 PM »
Yeah, there's a science to picking numbers that will give you the biggest rate of return. The most popular numbers each week in the Canadian lottery are surprisingly consistent, according to John Haigh, author of Taking Chances- Winning with Probability[1]. The most popular, in order, are 7 11 3 9 5 27 31 8 17, and the least popular in descending order- 30 46 38 45 20 41 48 39 40. However, the least-picked six numbers (individually) are often chosen as a set because they are unpopular, making that particular combination less profitable. Other combinations to avoid if you want to maximise your winnings are the previous draw's winning numbers, and combinations where the numbers form a sequence, eg 35,36,37,38,39,40.
 1. (Oxford University Press, 2003)
And those numbers are also good because they're all bigger than 31. Loads of people use birthdays to select their numbers so you reduce the chances of sharing if you pick numbers above 31.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #91 on: February 12, 2020, 07:19:16 PM »
[tag]Socialists debate how best to avoid paying money to schools & hospitals[/tag]

...and Boris' cocaine bill bridge.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #92 on: February 12, 2020, 07:29:00 PM »
[tag]Socialists debate how best to avoid paying money to schools & hospitals[/tag]

...and Boris' cocaine bill bridge.

???

We're all right tories.  Rolling in cash.  I light my cigars with a £50 note and methane from a homeless' honking ass.

Go back to hugging a vegan you prole.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #93 on: February 12, 2020, 07:48:08 PM »
[tag]Socialists debate how best to avoid paying money to schools & hospitals[/tag]

...and Boris' cocaine bill bridge.

GROUCHO MARX (to woman seated next to him at an elegant dinner party): Would you sleep with me for ten million dollars?
WOMAN (giggles and responds): Oh, Groucho, of course I would.
GROUCHO; How about doing it for fifteen dollars?
WOMAN (indignant): Why, what do you think I am?
GROUCHO: That’s already been established. Now we’re just haggling about the price.

Change 'sleep with me' to 'vote Tory' and we've got CaB.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #94 on: February 12, 2020, 08:48:58 PM »
I bet you were very pleased with this post. sneering at socialism, that's a bit dull.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #95 on: February 12, 2020, 09:18:52 PM »
If the U.S. lottery was honest?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PSWTDhHGt4


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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #96 on: February 12, 2020, 10:25:58 PM »
I bet you were very pleased with this post. sneering at socialism, that's a bit dull.

I sneer at both sides.

Love your vids by the way.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #97 on: February 12, 2020, 10:29:24 PM »
another night of not having won the lottery. but it all changes tomorrow!

Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #98 on: February 12, 2020, 11:08:40 PM »
I remember reading that some huge number of winners in the million-plus region end up losing it all before too long and/or having fucked up lives.  Last time I played it I was actually scared of the risk of winning the big one!

Some combination of not knowing how to manage that amount of money safely; getting talked into all the charities; getting pestered about every mate's "business idea"; the fallout from the family because they're all expecting some amount given to them and get some other amount, or piss what you give them away and beg for more; not knowing who's your friend for you and who's your friend for your money; becoming what you hate if you hate rich people; paying for some mate's life changing stem cell something or other and suddenly everyone else you know has a big thing they need help paying for; etc etc

Or you could keep it a secret.... and have a massive fucking secret hidden from everyone while they wonder how you're managing to afford a really nice house and a top spec Tesla..

Set for life would be better I think, IF it had the kind of guarantee of an annuity, and assuming inflation didn't go nuts.  Like just having a nice paying job for a while.  Sorry mate can't invest a million in your idea for self-cleaning arse wipe, only got 10 grand.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #99 on: February 12, 2020, 11:19:24 PM »
Assuming no concerns about selfishness, I reckon that after about £200k, more money has little utility to me until about £1m and after that really quite large amounts.

I've occasionally wondered about trying to find out what gives me the greatest chance of earning a vaguely liberating amount (which I reckon is about £150k, insofar as that would get me to near-free housing where I'd be happy living), but then I pull myself together and try to stop being a idiot.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #100 on: February 12, 2020, 11:24:08 PM »
I reckon I could probably buy most things I want for £200m.

Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #101 on: February 13, 2020, 12:12:28 AM »
another night of not having won the lottery. but it all changes tomorrow!

I spoke to John Lottery earlier on MySpace, he said someone is gonna win big, probably talking about you.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #102 on: February 14, 2020, 12:39:03 AM »
it's happened lads





finally all of my dreams are coming true

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #103 on: February 14, 2020, 12:45:29 AM »
feels absolutely amazing. receiving an email from the lottery saying you've won the lottery and opening my lottery account to see i have indeed won the lottery. now to Reinvest. this win buys me 3 more wins, and so on. i can't lose!

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #104 on: February 14, 2020, 12:56:48 AM »
can I have a pound of it? Go on you’ve got loads there

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #105 on: February 14, 2020, 12:59:52 AM »
Spunk it all on the horses!

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #106 on: February 14, 2020, 02:41:32 AM »
I don't play the lottery draw any more because I am too skint to justify the expenditure.  Still get the occasional scratchcard, mind.  I tend to break even with those.

Mind you, I've still got one or two Saturday draws paid for.  You never know.

Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #107 on: February 14, 2020, 08:37:36 AM »
Spunk it all on the horses!

All I'm going to say to that is I hope they're not in jars

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #108 on: February 14, 2020, 08:40:38 AM »
feels absolutely amazing. receiving an email from the lottery saying you've won the lottery and opening my lottery account to see i have indeed won the lottery. now to Reinvest. this win buys me 3 more wins, and so on. i can't lose!

can I have a pound of it? Go on you’ve got loads there

Come on mate don’t be greedy you’ve got more than your fair share

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #109 on: February 14, 2020, 03:32:56 PM »
famous cab poster janie jones just came into my place of work and handed me two more lottery tickets for tuesday next week. with luck like this i can't lose. if any other cab posters (famous or otherwise) would like to bestow lottery tickets upon me they will be gratefully received.

Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #110 on: February 14, 2020, 03:40:52 PM »
I'm part of a lotto syndicate at work. One lad has picked the numbers from 1 to 7 and was asked why. He said "statistically it has as much chance of winning as anyone else". In theory he is right but he was still a bell end for choosing them.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #111 on: February 14, 2020, 03:50:02 PM »
statistically it's the same odds but it's not actually ever gonna happen is it. its impossible

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #112 on: February 14, 2020, 03:55:09 PM »
Yeah he hasn’t thought that through. Thrown his money away there. What a wally.

Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #113 on: February 14, 2020, 04:15:22 PM »
He's got a better chance of spotting Lord Lucan playing Polybius in Rumbelows on a sodding leap year.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #114 on: February 14, 2020, 11:53:57 PM »
this win buys me 3 more wins, and so on. i can't lose!

Spoken like a true gambling addict.  Drunk with dried vomit caked around your mouth, offering blowies for a fiver behind the bus station (full valet for a tenner) whilst you verbally apologise to your parents in between mouthfuls of spunk within two weeks mate.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #115 on: February 15, 2020, 04:15:18 AM »
I had to put some fuel in a customer's car today on a road test. Turned in my credit card receipt at work and have four crisp dollar bills now. Taking them to Tommy's Mini Mart in the morning to get two Powerball tickets. Or maybe two ice cream sandwiches.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #116 on: February 15, 2020, 02:30:15 PM »
Why not one of each?

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #117 on: February 15, 2020, 02:31:25 PM »
Just spent 60 quid on the lottery instant win games. Pretty sure they're rigged to fuck.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #118 on: February 15, 2020, 02:42:56 PM »
In truth I have never heard of a... “lotery” (sp?) ... but I have heard of a cash injection because around the back of the bike sheds we tried contactless syringes but they did fuck all.

Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #119 on: February 15, 2020, 02:56:02 PM »
The RTP (Return To Player) of the lottery is terrible. You're better off doing high-odds accumulators. Pick ten horses to win and put a quid on, that sort of thing.
What if you know more about numbers than horse racing though?

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