How come psychics don’t predict lottery numbers? Maybe because they end up dead.

In a shocking story out of Bangkok, Thailand, medium Chaiyut Phetsri-ngern was shot to death with a shotgun as he was leaving his Chaomae Songtham shrine on Wednesday. The former boxer had turned to meditation. He was perhaps too successful.

The Bangkok Post reports that he had predicted winning three-digit numbers for both the Oct 1 and Oct 16 draws. Chaiyut’s lottery predictions was a possible motive for the murder.

I can’t find additional information on Chaiyut but some obvious questions arise:

  • Why couldn’t he predict his death?
  • Why did he not profit off his own predictions?
  • Is the lottery in the country fixed?

Psychics give various answers for why they do or don’t win the lottery. The reasons are inconsistent. First, they say they don’t want to exploit such a gift. Yeah…

Making someone money (except for themselves) is supposedly bad karma. It’s not to be used to help oneself. And then there are descriptions regarding energy and waves and mystical supernatural stuff. It’s all nonsense.

Then they say that the numbers are randomly chosen so it’s not predictable because psychics can’t predict the future, only what MIGHT happen. Nice cop out. I could tell you what MIGHT happen too and be just as accurate. That’s not too difficult.

Others say that casino games are better uses of psychic powers. Apparently dice are the easiest to affect. This description is HILARIOUS:

In his book The Conscious Universe, Dean Radin discusses two other factors that could influence casino winnings: the earth’s geomagnetic field (GMF) and lunar cycles. Because GMF frequencies affect human behavior all the way down to the cellular level, Radin hypothesized that perceptual ESP–and casino payout–would increase as GMF fluctuations decreased. His and previous studies have supported this theory.

Radin’s studies have also provided anectodal proof that over long periods of time, gamblers may increase their payouts by 2% when gambling on or near days of a full moon cycle.

None of that is true. There is zero relationship between magnetic fields, lunar cycles and playing dice.

Some say we all have these powers and to win on your own, construct a grid and use a pendulum. Well, that’s actually as good as any method since the numbers are drawn by chance and any particular set of numbers is as good as another.

Recently, in Widnes, a man was the target of a psychic’s scam to reveal lottery numbers for a fee. A few people will fall for such scams if they are desperate and can’t think their way through to why this is a very bad idea.

If psychics had real powers, we would have seen the affects of it by now. The fact that the world is not run by the people who claim such powers and that these skills aren’t put to everyday use in that we could OBSERVE things occurring beyond chance shows that this power does not exist.

So, the story of murder from Thailand takes on a more sinister aspect, if that’s possible considering how awful it was. There was something else going on that we are not being told.

  6 comments for “How come psychics don’t predict lottery numbers? Maybe because they end up dead.

  1. Jeff
    November 8, 2015 at 3:08 PM

    I love these “beat the house” theories. Casinos and state lotteries are designed, by probability, to generate revenue to cover operations and generate profit. Many people have a misconception that they’re on an near equal footing if they play the right game, or employ the right technique. If these techniques had any validity, nobody would want to provide the large amount of capital to build more casinos, and states without lotteries would not be tempted to get into the gambling mess. I have my own theory on beating the casinos that will show a theoretical and experimental value of winning with the smallest of sample pools. I call it “keep driving past.”

  2. Cathy
    November 8, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    One of the teachers at my primary school told us that a sure way to win on the horses was to pick one number and to bet on that number horse always. It was bound to win some time. You may not come out ahead but you were going to pick a winner sometime. That taught me the futility of betting but I always felt that if I ended up at the track with spare cash I would put it on a long shot.
    How I wish I was at the Melbourne Cup last week. A one 100/1 winner but I probably would have chosen the wrong long shot.

  3. Bill T.
    November 9, 2015 at 1:38 AM

    I play recreational blackjack in Vegas. Occasionally I ask other players at the tables if they believe that the houses rely on “luck”. They don’t like thinking about that aspect.

    It’s painful to watch some people play.

  4. Bill T.
    November 9, 2015 at 1:43 AM

    True that. Some casino games have very low theoretical margins. The way most folks play improves the casino profits significantly. State lotteries have horrendous theoretical payout.

  5. Dave G
    November 10, 2015 at 11:56 PM

    One day a man hears a voice say, “Go to Vegas.” He withdraws his life savings from the bank and catches the first plane headed to Vegas. The voice says, “Go to the first casino.” He has the cabbie stop at the first casino, throws him some money, and runs in. The voice says, “Bet on Red.” The man turns all his money into chips and runs over to the first roulette wheel, where he bets everything on Red. The wheel spins. It comes up Black. The voice says, “Son of a bitch . . . “

  6. Dan Grunloh
    December 19, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    It is possible to make money betting on horses. But you have to be an expert on horse conformation and behaviour. That takes a lot of time. It is a full time job hanging out at the barns all day and the bars at night getting inside tips. You have to have a good eye that can pick out how a horse is feeling in those few moments you can see them just before the race. And know somthing about betting. And know all the horses in the race. A few people really do it. It’s not luck like the casino or tricks like in poker. You can’t bluff the horse but you can know him and make very educated guesses. Not me. I’m extremely qualified at cleaning their stalls.

    Just found this site. Wonderful.

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