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Posted: August 25, 2010, 9:53 am - IP Logged

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I have noticed with both MEGA/Powerball that quite often when buying three or four series of numbers on ONE ticket, 

"MEGA BALL" or POWER BALL" number, the last one, orange/red etc.. is often duplicted on one or two of the series.

I emailed PB officials as was happening about this as odds seem to be rather slim that this is "coincidence", Got a song and dance bit from someone claiming to be "I am Director etc" but level of reply so badly bungled I suspect low ender.

All sorts of double talk and such were given, but none really addressed the issue other then "Well it could be SW issue at store that allows it to do this etc" Sorry but that one does not fly as is THEIR SW.

Supposed solution was "wait a while and buy others later, as in buy three now, then two later etc. So it seems to me that a known SW issue exists the HEAVILY favors "The Games", PB and MEGA as same thiing happens with both, last MEGA with three numbers had TWO "MEGA BALL" the same.
QUESTIONABLE "SW" as it seems to me the odds of this two of three MEGA BALL the same, is rather high. IF this is a KNOWN error then it seems games are a bit rigged to favor the Lottery, as two of three the same then favors Lottery, as reduced odds of at least hitting PB/MB ball

WHAT are the real odds of this happening, and we buy three or four numbers, twice a week. This happens quite often and is anyone else having seen this issue. Odds seem small for "Doublte PB/MB happenig more then once a month on two purchases a week.


ANYONE else see this "phenomina"?

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    Posted: August 25, 2010, 10:15 am - IP Logged

    When you buy QPs, you say by default that you are willing to take what ever you get.  Picking your number randomly using another source like the LP quick pick generator and making out a play slip should correct this problem.  Good luck.

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      Posted: August 25, 2010, 11:56 am - IP Logged

      posted this in math and other areas for comments.

      I have noticed with both MEGA/Powerball that quite often when buying three or four series of numbers on ONE ticket, 

      "MEGA BALL" or POWER BALL" number, the last one, orange/red etc.. is often duplicted on one or two of the series.

      I emailed PB officials as was happening about this as odds seem to be rather slim that this is "coincidence", Got a song and dance bit from someone claiming to be "I am Director etc" but level of reply so badly bungled I suspect low ender.

      All sorts of double talk and such were given, but none really addressed the issue other then "Well it could be SW issue at store that allows it to do this etc" Sorry but that one does not fly as is THEIR SW.

      Supposed solution was "wait a while and buy others later, as in buy three now, then two later etc. So it seems to me that a known SW issue exists the HEAVILY favors "The Games", PB and MEGA as same thiing happens with both, last MEGA with three numbers had TWO "MEGA BALL" the same.
      QUESTIONABLE "SW" as it seems to me the odds of this two of three MEGA BALL the same, is rather high. IF this is a KNOWN error then it seems games are a bit rigged to favor the Lottery, as two of three the same then favors Lottery, as reduced odds of at least hitting PB/MB ball

      WHAT are the real odds of this happening, and we buy three or four numbers, twice a week. This happens quite often and is anyone else having seen this issue. Odds seem small for "Doublte PB/MB happenig more then once a month on two purchases a week.


      ANYONE else see this "phenomina"?

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        Posted: August 25, 2010, 12:16 pm - IP Logged

        posted this in math and other areas for comments.

        I have noticed with both MEGA/Powerball that quite often when buying three or four series of numbers on ONE ticket, 

        "MEGA BALL" or POWER BALL" number, the last one, orange/red etc.. is often duplicted on one or two of the series.

        I emailed PB officials as was happening about this as odds seem to be rather slim that this is "coincidence", Got a song and dance bit from someone claiming to be "I am Director etc" but level of reply so badly bungled I suspect low ender.

        All sorts of double talk and such were given, but none really addressed the issue other then "Well it could be SW issue at store that allows it to do this etc" Sorry but that one does not fly as is THEIR SW.

        Supposed solution was "wait a while and buy others later, as in buy three now, then two later etc. So it seems to me that a known SW issue exists the HEAVILY favors "The Games", PB and MEGA as same thiing happens with both, last MEGA with three numbers had TWO "MEGA BALL" the same.
        QUESTIONABLE "SW" as it seems to me the odds of this two of three MEGA BALL the same, is rather high. IF this is a KNOWN error then it seems games are a bit rigged to favor the Lottery, as two of three the same then favors Lottery, as reduced odds of at least hitting PB/MB ball

        WHAT are the real odds of this happening, and we buy three or four numbers, twice a week. This happens quite often and is anyone else having seen this issue. Odds seem small for "Doublte PB/MB happenig more then once a month on two purchases a week.


        ANYONE else see this "phenomina"?

        It has been mentioned often here - you could try searching for other threads.  Click Resources on the blue bar just above the threads on any page and choose search.

        Here is a current thread where bobby623 brought up something similar on page 2. 

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          Posted: August 25, 2010, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

          Chuck

          If you are buying terminal generated combinations, you are getting numbers from a random number generator. The machine
          doesn't know it is putting out duplicate numbers, nor does the clerk pushing the buttons. It's a matter of chance and anything is
          possible.

          Best way to get different numbers is to pick them yourself and use a playslip.

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            Posted: August 25, 2010, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

            Chuck2,

            It sounds like you are admitting you're taking on games with odds of over 176 and 195 million to one against winning, yet are surprised that something that has a 1 in 39 (PB, Pwerball #) or 1 in 46 chance (MM, Mega#) of happening happens.

            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

            Lep

            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.

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              Posted: August 28, 2010, 10:13 am - IP Logged

              posted this in math and other areas for comments.

              I have noticed with both MEGA/Powerball that quite often when buying three or four series of numbers on ONE ticket, 

              "MEGA BALL" or POWER BALL" number, the last one, orange/red etc.. is often duplicted on one or two of the series.

              I emailed PB officials as was happening about this as odds seem to be rather slim that this is "coincidence", Got a song and dance bit from someone claiming to be "I am Director etc" but level of reply so badly bungled I suspect low ender.

              All sorts of double talk and such were given, but none really addressed the issue other then "Well it could be SW issue at store that allows it to do this etc" Sorry but that one does not fly as is THEIR SW.

              Supposed solution was "wait a while and buy others later, as in buy three now, then two later etc. So it seems to me that a known SW issue exists the HEAVILY favors "The Games", PB and MEGA as same thiing happens with both, last MEGA with three numbers had TWO "MEGA BALL" the same.
              QUESTIONABLE "SW" as it seems to me the odds of this two of three MEGA BALL the same, is rather high. IF this is a KNOWN error then it seems games are a bit rigged to favor the Lottery, as two of three the same then favors Lottery, as reduced odds of at least hitting PB/MB ball

              WHAT are the real odds of this happening, and we buy three or four numbers, twice a week. This happens quite often and is anyone else having seen this issue. Odds seem small for "Doublte PB/MB happenig more then once a month on two purchases a week.


              ANYONE else see this "phenomina"?

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                Posted: August 28, 2010, 10:59 am - IP Logged

                posted this in math and other areas for comments.

                I have noticed with both MEGA/Powerball that quite often when buying three or four series of numbers on ONE ticket, 

                "MEGA BALL" or POWER BALL" number, the last one, orange/red etc.. is often duplicted on one or two of the series.

                I emailed PB officials as was happening about this as odds seem to be rather slim that this is "coincidence", Got a song and dance bit from someone claiming to be "I am Director etc" but level of reply so badly bungled I suspect low ender.

                All sorts of double talk and such were given, but none really addressed the issue other then "Well it could be SW issue at store that allows it to do this etc" Sorry but that one does not fly as is THEIR SW.

                Supposed solution was "wait a while and buy others later, as in buy three now, then two later etc. So it seems to me that a known SW issue exists the HEAVILY favors "The Games", PB and MEGA as same thiing happens with both, last MEGA with three numbers had TWO "MEGA BALL" the same.
                QUESTIONABLE "SW" as it seems to me the odds of this two of three MEGA BALL the same, is rather high. IF this is a KNOWN error then it seems games are a bit rigged to favor the Lottery, as two of three the same then favors Lottery, as reduced odds of at least hitting PB/MB ball

                WHAT are the real odds of this happening, and we buy three or four numbers, twice a week. This happens quite often and is anyone else having seen this issue. Odds seem small for "Doublte PB/MB happenig more then once a month on two purchases a week.


                ANYONE else see this "phenomina"?

                Chuck2,

                Suppose you bought 3 Powerball QPs on one ticket, and the terminal issued you...

                01 13 34 36 37    PB 23

                22 34 41 51 53    PB 23

                19 35 38 39 40    PB 16

                Let's also suppose that since you only got 2 choices for the powerball, you think you were short changed.  Where I get my tickets they are pretty flexible and will often take back QPs, within reason.  They apparently have lots of people like me who are willing to buy the rejects.  So you give the ticket back along with a betting slip for the following 3 picks...

                01 13 34 36 37    PB 17

                22 34 41 51 53    PB 23

                19 35 38 39 40    PB 16

                You're happy now, so you leave.  I'm behind you in line and as I usually like to do, I ask for your reject.  I take your $3 ticket plus 3 more fresh QPs.  Later that night, the numbers are drawn:

                01 13 34 36 37    PB 23  !!

                You hit for $200,000 but...

                I'm a Multi-Zillionaire!!

                How do you feel?  Big Smile

                --Jimmy4164