New Way of Thinking: Powerball Ending digits: Experimental Hypothesis/Theory...
While working on pick3, i realize that Powerball could be like PIck3 if you think about it...What if i was to tell you that predicting Powerball could be as easy as predicting Pick3 twice Straight..This is experimental that's why i am making a post out of it...I've seen predictors here at LP on the Pick3 forum get pick3's several times right from different states...And i am confident that some predictors could predict PIck3 twice Straight (not boxed)...Is not an easy feat, but i think they could do it...But it is better, predicting Powerball/Mega Millions will be predicting Pick3 straight once and then Pick2 (0-9 & 0-9) straight once..
Here it what it is:
What if you could predict the ending digits of Powerball..Wouldn't that make you happy...Let me explain what ending digits are:
1,11,21,31,41,51 have ending digit of one; 2,12,22,32,42,52 have ending digits of two; 3,13,23,33,43,53 have ending digits of three; 4,14,24,34,44,54 have ending digits of Four; 5,15,25,35,45,55 have ending digits of Five; 6,16,26,36,46,56 have ending digits of Six; 7,17,27,37,47,57 have ending digits of Seven; 8,18,28,38,48,58 have ending digits of Eight; 9,19,29,39,49,59 have ending digits of Nine; 10,20,30,40,50,60 have ending digits of Ten but in this case we are going to consider them digits of "0" (zero)...
Now what if you divided the ending digits of the 5 balls (except the bonus ball) into the first 3 ending digits and the last 2 ending digits..And what if you considered the first 3 ending digits into 3 Pick3 digits from 0 to 9..Example is the draw 5, 6, 18, 20, 50..You would then take the first 3 ending digits and consider them as Pick3: 5-6-8 and the last two as Pick2: 0-0...The key will be then, predicting PIck3 straight Once and Pick2 Straight once...Remember it must be Straight not boxed..Once you predicted Pick3 Straight + Pick2 straight, you can now join them and have 5-6-8-0-0 as ending digits...Remember that 0 is ten...Once you get the ending digits you can then try and match what regular numbers they correspond to..Example:5-6-8-0-0 you can deduct the following numbers:
I deducted 13 combinations with the same Ending digit combination..I think there might be more than those 13...But the point is that I don't think there will be more than 100 with the same ending digit combinations that you will have to deduct...The reason why they might not be more is because you are predicting the ending digits STRAIGHT and not boxed...If it was boxed there would have been thousands combinations more...
Now the odds of getting PIck3 Straight will be 1 in 1,000 and of predicting Pick2 (0-9 & 0-9) will be 1 in 100, making it a total of i think 2 in 1,100 of getting all 5 ending digits correct...And doesn't this sounds more optimistic view than just trying to predict Powerball blindfolded..I think of it as an illusion, but i don't know...Again this is an experimental theory/hypothesis..I think of it more as a strategy...
You get those 13 combinations or 100 combinations and you add the mega/bonus ball...Not to mention the many 3/5 with and without the bonus ball and 4/5 with and without the bonus ball that you will get....
If anyone feel i need correction go ahead and do so, remember this is a tryout experimental theory/hypothesis...
And about not everyone getting it correct..The many predictors Lotterypost.com got for pick3, one of them ought to get it right...
"There are 1800 combinations with digits ending in 5-6-8-0-0. If you limited it to the lowest number having an ending digit of 5, the next ending in 6, etc., the total combinations could be greatly reduced depending on which ending digits you choose. I'll defer to the math experts on how many different digit ending combinations you can choose from."
"In difficulty, it would be easier to predict a pick-4 number straight."
Reply to Stack47:
I found 15 more combinations that have the same ending digit combination of 5-6-8-0-0...They are as follow:
Stack47: Are you sure? Because After these 15 combinations i could not deduct/find anymore...And i wonder if there are more than those 29 combinations mentioned...I could not find more than 30 let alone 1,800...Maybe you meant 1,800 with ending digits of 5-6-8-0-0 boxed and not straight...I mean straight not boxed...But you are more than welcome to correct me...If you can find more than the ones i mentioned you are welcome to post them...This is an experimental hypothesis/theory...
In the case of Powerball, and only in the case of Powerball/MegaMillions you can let it be a Pick4 + Pick1 (0-9)...This way you get PIck4 straight ending digits and then you multiply it by 10 [10 of the pick1 = 0-9 ]and then from each Pick4 + Pick1 ending digit combination you begin to deduct the numbers...But weirdly this will mean that the odds will change...They wouldn't be 2 in 1,100 but instead 2 in 10,010...How? 1 in 10,000 for PIck4 and 1 in 10 for PIck1 = 0-9...That however will be a bit more challenging...It will be more challenging to get Pick4 STRAIGHT AND NOT BOXED..Either way the odds are some how drastically reduced if you look to it through an illusion...