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Did the Fortune cookie strike again?

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Posted: June 19, 2005, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

I see Powerball was nailed big time this weekend and I was wondering if another Fortune cookie escaped and struck Powerball again.

If it did then the MUSL will probably buy the Fortune cookie factory and shut the factory down.

 

 

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    Posted: June 19, 2005, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

    Rumor has it all those lowball tickets were bought by a consortium consisting of previous jackpot winners.... mainly Homer Henderson and Jack Whittaker.

    Probably not true, however.

    Jack

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      That just shows what happens when a lot of low numbers hit.  Many people that pick their own numbers play kid's ages, birthday numbers, etc.  Knowledgeable players generally play more balanced combinations that would help them to be perhaps the only winner of the jackpot.  It is pretty amazing that no one got the jackpot with 72 winners having all 5 white balls.  The combination of 1-2-3-4-5-6 is one of the favorites among neophite lottery players. I read once....I believe it was an article in Lottery Players Magazine......that when the Florida Lotto jackpot was really big back in the early 90's or at sometime back then....there were 50,000 tickets sold with that combination and that if it had hit, the winners would have received something like a one time payoff of a only a $1,000. Lottobrain

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        Posted: June 19, 2005, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

        A grand for a buck ain't a bad payoff.

        Jack

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          I play some birthdays but because I know about that whole low ball thing and having to share jackpots.  I change them up a little. For example my daughter's birthday is March second and I have the number 32 in just about all of my pick 5 or 6 combinations. My son's birthday is March 7th and I play 37 as well. I also like that number because the word "riches" appears 37 times in the Bible. Betcha didn't know that. And I always try to add one oddball number in the 40's (LottoSouth and MM). My daughter is stuck on 43 right now so I might put that one; not sure. -Bonnie

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            I play some birthdays but because I know about that whole low ball thing and having to share jackpots.  I change them up a little. For example my daughter's birthday is March second and I have the number 32 in just about all of my pick 5 or 6 combinations. My son's birthday is March 7th and I play 37 as well. I also like that number because the word "riches" appears 37 times in the Bible. Betcha didn't know that. And I always try to add one oddball number in the 40's (LottoSouth and MM). My daughter is stuck on 43 right now so I might put that one; not sure. -Bonnie

            atlasshrugged:

            43 and 37 aren't bad numbers, seems to me.  Both of them have been hitting a lot lately. 

            But whether a person has to share a jackpot or not, the numbers that are going to hit on a given draw are the ones a person ought to try to play.  If those happen to be the same ones a lot of other people play, too bad, if they're also the ones that hit.  Better to get something for your buck than being smart and not getting anythiing.

            Just my view, though.

            Neophyte's an interesting turn of phrase.  I wonder if 'casual players' wouldn't strip away a lot of the baggage it carries.

            Jack

             

             

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              Posted: June 20, 2005, 6:46 am - IP Logged

              i like 6,8,19,24,31


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                Posted: June 20, 2005, 7:21 am - IP Logged

                never ever play the combo 1-2-3-4-5-6  ( trust me it will never ever, ever  show up )

                that sure bet

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                  Posted: June 20, 2005, 7:48 am - IP Logged

                  Jack, don't get me wrong, I'll take what I can get. But I was just looking at GA Fantasy Five draws since May 1st. There were 36 combinations that had a number over 31. There were 50 draws in that particular sample. That means that in the last 50 draws 72% had a number over 31. It just seems like common sense to me to add in higher numbers not because I won't have to share but because a combination with them is more likely to fall. Heck, all I need is 29k (24k of which is student loans) after taxes and I will be completely debt free. That would make me extatic. -Bonnie

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                    Posted: June 20, 2005, 8:19 am - IP Logged

                    Atlasshrugged:  123456

                    I agree it's an unlikely combo.  I don't see myself ever playing it.

                    On the other hand, it wouldn't surprise me to see it hit.... to see anything hit.  As I was working on things this weekend I noticed one draw where the first column was maybe 2 or 3, everything else high 40s to early 50s, along with a high redball.  Doing searches by number  pulls up a lot of unlikely things, which aren't so unlikely.  If those numbers are  random every combo has an equal chance of hitting every draw with every other combo.

                    Every one of them is unlikely. 

                    Jack

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                      Posted: June 20, 2005, 8:21 am - IP Logged

                      never ever play the combo 1-2-3-4-5-6  ( trust me it will never ever, ever  show up )

                      that sure bet

                      Thanks.  I'm going to tuck that one away in my chest and savor it.

                      Jack

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                        Posted: June 20, 2005, 3:23 pm - IP Logged

                        I see Powerball was nailed big time this weekend and I was wondering if another Fortune cookie escaped and struck Powerball again.

                        If it did then the MUSL will probably buy the Fortune cookie factory and shut the factory down.

                         

                         

                        Mike

                        It could be that someone has produced lottery software that comes up with the same combinations to play for a particular lottery for all its users.  Ever wonder why all those claims about software that have won big in the past many times only worked for one person per lottery in spite of the fact that they have thousands of users? Lotteries only have one set of winning numbers per drawing, so if software was really predicting the best numbers to play for a particular lottery then those numbers would be the same for all its users or it would be no better than a RNG (random number generator).  If that is the case then PowerBall has a problem with the way its numbers are picked.  I,m sure they will investigate to see if there is some reoccurring pattern that happening that shouldn't in a totally random environment.

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                          Posted: June 20, 2005, 4:54 pm - IP Logged

                          I see Powerball was nailed big time this weekend and I was wondering if another Fortune cookie escaped and struck Powerball again.

                          If it did then the MUSL will probably buy the Fortune cookie factory and shut the factory down.

                           

                           

                          Mike

                          It could be that someone has produced lottery software that comes up with the same combinations to play for a particular lottery for all its users.  Ever wonder why all those claims about software that have won big in the past many times only worked for one person per lottery in spite of the fact that they have thousands of users? Lotteries only have one set of winning numbers per drawing, so if software was really predicting the best numbers to play for a particular lottery then those numbers would be the same for all its users or it would be no better than a RNG (random number generator).  If that is the case then PowerBall has a problem with the way its numbers are picked.  I,m sure they will investigate to see if there is some reoccurring pattern that happening that shouldn't in a totally random environment.

                          RJOh 

                          Solid thinking!  Good point.

                          Jack