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# In lotteries, lucky numbers will only win you less

Topic closed. 38 replies. Last post 3 years ago by zirabamuzaale.

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Arizona
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 Posted: October 11, 2015, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

Best way to win is to play trends.

And if you do win that way, you'll split the jackpot with a bunch of other people playing trends.

Every system, without exception, has a higher chance of splitting the jackpot than pure random selection.

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 Posted: October 12, 2015, 9:57 am - IP Logged

And if you do win that way, you'll split the jackpot with a bunch of other people playing trends.

Every system, without exception, has a higher chance of splitting the jackpot than pure random selection.

Therein lies the problem...a trend has never lost, not once, ever.

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 Posted: October 12, 2015, 11:46 am - IP Logged

Ky, well, 1,2,3,4,5,6 I think is extremely high odds, I would not play that combination. I stay with the number combinations that feel good about.  Plus, I'm one of those people that don't trust the lottery.  If that combination comes out, that would be a very high payout for the lottery: jackpot, second tier, and lower tiers.  That's because I think a lot of people are playing that combination.

The odds are extremely high. That's how lotteries work. Right now the chance of those numbers coming up in PB is 1 in 292,201,338.  If they do come out it would probably be about the same payout as for any other combination because there's nothing about a combination like 1,2,3,4,26,49 that makes it unusually common. Lots of people play the entire sequence , but the number of people who use 3 or 4 of the numbers is probably comparable to the number of people who play any other set of  3 or 4 birthday numbers.

Even if it turns out that there are an unusually high number of lower tier winners the worst case scenario for the lottery is that they exercise their option to make all prizes parimutuel.

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 Posted: October 12, 2015, 12:07 pm - IP Logged

Therein lies the problem...a trend has never lost, not once, ever.

If that's true and you play trends why haven't you ever won big?  Could it be trends cover more combinations than one person would play?

* you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy winning ones *

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 Posted: October 12, 2015, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

Any set of numbers, allowed in any particular lottery, has the same probability of winning regardless of what anybody says. The odds are the same for that particular set of numbers if fraud is not involved. People always try to turn this into what it is not.

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 Posted: October 13, 2015, 11:19 am - IP Logged

Every dog get's a bone sometime. When lady luck say's its your time then and only then is it your time, if it is not your time then it is not your time. You can not fool lady luck:

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 Posted: October 13, 2015, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

I am not afraid to play numbers like 1-2-3-4-5-6 when they show in systems I play.  But I only play those kinda numbers rarely so very little spent on them, so if I share a jackpot with alot of people - I didn't spend alot to get it.

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 Posted: October 14, 2015, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

I would not play any series of numbers like 1 2 3 4 5, etc because so many people play them that you are going to have a diluted prize pool.  This actually happened in Florida about a year ago.

The Fantasy 5 winning numbers were:  1 3 5 7 9

There were 200+ winners compared to the 1 or 2 winners with a regular number combination.  Instead of winning ~\$200,000 each, they winners walked with about \$2,000 each.  Still not bad, but it had to be disappointing to have your number finally come up but be worth so little.

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 Posted: October 21, 2015, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

Regarding your statement, "Also, playing 1,2,3,4,5,6 you will never win.  Certain combinations will never happen due to the fact of how the balls enter the machine and the physics of the machine itself."

That is totally wrong.  You might have a personal opinion that 1,2,3,4,5,6 can never win, but factually you are wrong.  There is nothing about the way the balls are loaded or the physics of the machine that would cause that combination -- or any other combination -- to not be selected.

Hopefully nobody reads your statement and bases their play selections on it.

Anyway, as the saying goes, the lotto depends on pure luck. Nonetheless, any combination can win big any day. As for 1,2,3,4,5,6 winning no number in the renowned lotto systems has had a winner winning using those numbers. Even the great lotto guru, Gail Howard, argues that she has never seen any lotto that wins using over three 4 consecutive numbers. A couple of years ago due to my way of playing chronologically, I played 1,2,3,4, 18,23 and I was surprised when I came up with the numbers, 1,2,3  that enabled me to win about \$7 in The Pick (Arizona)!!!

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