|Posted: December 26, 2006, 9:38 am - IP Logged|
Look on the back of a playslip for either game....the posted odds againt winning are the actual number of combinatins possible, for Powerball it's over 140,000,000 to one and for Mega Millions it's over 176,000,000 to one.
Anyone with "deep enough pockets" to play like that would never play like that. That's why it's never been done.
And don't forget, you can never assume a solo hit (one winner). Let's say therre was a game where the odds were 10,000 to one and the hjackpot was $5, 000. So you go out and borrow $10,000 so you know you'll win. So did 4 other people. So now all five of you have borrowed $10,000 to guarantee a win, but that win is $2,000, not $5,000. So you hit a jackpot and owe $8,000. Not a real great strategy.
Like Todd said, do some searches here on the board. There's plenty of info.
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.