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PowerBall Confessions, Not Tall Tales

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Posted: September 10, 2005, 11:25 pm - IP Logged

September 10 drawing my siege on powerball has continued on in what is a long saga of missing numbers and heartache.  I had 2 numbers on one line and 1 number on one line.  Once again out of the prize money but maybe next time the sun will shine on me.

Blue Angel    stay positive

love to nibble those micey feet.

 

                             

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    Posted: September 11, 2005, 7:59 am - IP Logged

    I managed to match three numbers last night. Unfortunately, none of them was on the same line. I played my usual $5 ticket and had one number on each of those five lines. I caught the 10 on the first line, the 11 on the second and third lines, and I had the 48 on the fourth and fifth lines.

    None of my five different red PowerBall numbers matched the 16. Actually, I think I've had better results in the past by just going with the same red PowerBall number on all of my lines. I might make that slight change in my present strategy on Wednesday since the red PowerBall matrix didn't change. Right now, I'm thinking that the 7, 13, 16, 17, 19, 22, 29, 30, 32, 34, and 42 look like the best candidates.

    At any rate, I'm now $20 in the hole and I haven't cashed a single ticket of any kind since the game changed. I guess I'd better put my hopes in that bolt of luck from out of the blue suddenly scoring a giant jackpot win for me. LOL

     

    In looking at the first four draws under the new format, I have noticed a couple of things which may or may not be useful in picking numbers.

    Draw Date  WB1 WB2 WB3 WB4 WB5  PB 

    09/10/2005  10    11    08    48    50    16 

    09/07/2005  32    50    12    40    54    37   

    09/03/2005  30    03    31    01    43    36 

    08/31/2005  17      19    13    50    41  13 

    1. The number 50 has shown up three times in these first four drawings and it's the only number that has repeated so far. You've got to admit that's a little lopsided.
    2. The number 17 remains a clear leader in being the first ball out. That's something that I noticed in looking at the data since the previous game change back in 2002. 

    I see a couple of other interesting things about those draw numbers, but I don't find them to be very useful in making number selections. Has anyone else noticed anything in these draws that might be helpful in picking numbers? Conventional wisdom says that we need more draw history before we can reach any meaningful conclusions, but it's a lot easier to look at the numbers when there aren't so many of them. We just might be able to cash in on some of our observations if we watch as the history for this new format unfolds draw by draw.

    Well, that's the way I'm seeing things at this juncture. I'd be glad to hear anyone else's results and conclusions about the way the game is playing out under the new format.

    Better luck,

    aye' 

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      Posted: September 11, 2005, 11:02 am - IP Logged

      Good to see you posting again, aye'.

      I think you've made some worthy observations.  Some good things to think about.

      J

      Absorb the good, ignore the bad, weigh the ugly.

      It's about number behavior.

      Egos don't count.

       

      Dedicated to the memory of Big Loooser

       

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        Posted: September 12, 2005, 4:48 pm - IP Logged

        People complained about "low" jackpots and now to "satisfy" them they increased the already almost impossible number field by even MORE numbers!  That's just ONE of my definitions of INSANITY! :-)

        I rarely play PB or MM.  BUT I think the key is very very careful number selection strategies.  Good luck to you.

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          Posted: September 12, 2005, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

          It is purely going to be luck from now on, people, admit it. Just look at Maddogs contest as an example. Good "luck" to everyone.

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            Posted: September 13, 2005, 12:13 am - IP Logged

            Aye,

            You got me thinking about that 50 appearing in the Powerball drawings.  It's also shown up in 7 of the first 23 Mega Millions draws!  So, I compared the first four MM draws under the new 5/56 matrix with the first four PB draws under the 5/55 matrix...excluding red powerball and megaball numbers.

            Draw 1: Mega Millions: 14-43-44-50-56      Powerball: 13-17-19-41-50 

            Draw 2: Mega Millions: 2-20-37-43-46        Powerball: 1-3-30-31-43

            Draw 3: Mega Millions: 14-25-41-42-50      Powerball: 12-32-40-50-54

            Draw 4: Mega Millions: 22-38-48-50-55       Powerball: 8-10-11-48-50

            Draw 5: Mega Millions: 9-23-45-48-50          Powerball: (9/14/05) ???

            This is just weird. 

            To me it looks like a heavy correlation on each new MM and PB draw.  At least one number has matched in each draw...and I wouldn't dare bet against the 48 and 50 coming out in PB tomorrow.  And look at the lead number(s) in each of the first three draws.

            Is it a function of the 5/55 and 5/56 matrices...or just random?

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              Posted: September 13, 2005, 12:27 pm - IP Logged

              Referencing my above post...I think it's also interesting in Draws 1 and 2, the 50 and 43 are in the 4th position (sort order) for Mega Millions and the 5th spot for Powerball.  This flip-flops on Draw 3, and then switches back on draw 4 for the 48 and the 50.

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                Posted: September 14, 2005, 11:26 pm - IP Logged

                The strangeness continues...

                Tonight's 5th PB draw:       21-24-42-49-50 / 1

                5th MM draw of new matrix: 9-23-45-48-50 / 3

                The synchronicity goes on...

                 

                I played 5-11-32-48-50 / 1 for a Match 1+1 w/Powerplay 4 = $16 toward Friday's MM, woohoo!

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                  Posted: September 15, 2005, 12:26 am - IP Logged

                  OMG It's an OMEN!!!

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                    Posted: September 15, 2005, 12:59 am - IP Logged

                    You keep on doing your QPs, Ryan.  I'll keep working on systems.  We'll see if either of us wins anything by the time we're 60.

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                      Posted: September 15, 2005, 1:31 am - IP Logged

                      September 14th 2005  10:27 p.m.

                      I purchased 5 lines of powerball with the powerplay option and my best line was the first one I had a 1+0.  The rest were goose eggs so since the new matrix change I have not gotten a winning line yet.  On to saturday and the 92 million jackpot.

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                        Posted: September 15, 2005, 6:41 pm - IP Logged

                        I changed up things a little for last night's PowerBall drawing. I played five lines as usual, but I only used one QP for the red PowerBall. I took the number 42 for the other four. I also took only one QP for my5/55 selections.  Among those, I managed to catch only the 49 and 50. I had to take the fifty since it was going so strong, but the 49 was just a straight up guess. At any rate, I still failed to cash a ticket, so I'm now $25 in the hole for the first five drawings of PowerBall under the new matrix.

                        That 50 is on a big time roll. It's come out in four of the five draws under the 5/55 matrix and it's also still the only ball to repeat so far. There have been twenty-two different numbers drawn from the 5/55 pool. Including four draws of the 50 ball, seven of the twenty-five ball draws under the new matrix have come from the top seven frequency numbers under the 5/53 matrix. Those numbers are11, 17, 48, and 50 (4x).

                        There seem to more than a few short term skews in this new history. Looks like JAG331 was able to cash in on one of those. Maybe the rest of us can do the same. Whether you play only QPs and rely on luck alone or if you're a hardcore system player, you're doing a great job if you're able to cash any tickets. Money talks and all the BS walks. Personally, I think there is an element of luck, but informed play can keep us from making foolish plays. Having said that, I must also say that I believe any numbers can win. Sometimes people back into a good thing by doing something foolish simply because they don't follow conventional wisdom or know any better.

                        Better luck,

                        aye'


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                          Posted: September 16, 2005, 6:42 pm - IP Logged

                          just got back from a week in atlantic city.at a casino i got 5 bucks of qp's,didn't win one was a mb of 11,which was just drawn,i never win at a casino lottery machine.upon leaving,got 5 more,and on ny throughway got 5 more,one has mb 5 on it twice.

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                            Posted: September 20, 2005, 2:35 am - IP Logged

                            SCORE: PowerBall - $30.00, Yo mismo - nada

                            The best I could do on Saturday's drawing was to match two numbers (52 and 9) on on two different lines. Both lines were my own selections, but that counts for nothing since I didn't cash a ticket. I played five lines altogether. I took the same PowerBall number (42) on all my lines, but two of my 5/55 groups were QPs. I'll most likely go back to my original plan of sticking with 5/55 QPs on at least four of my lines while going with the same PowerBall number on all my lines.

                            The 49 showed up as a repeater on Saturday night. There are now only two repeat numbers (50, 4x and 49, 2x) out of the thirty balls drawn from the 5/55 matrix since the game changed. It's also interesting that the 5 and 9 came from the top five frequency numbers under the old 5/53 matrix. I fully expect to see three repeaters in Wednesday night's drawing. I look for those repeaters to come from the group 5, 9, 10, 11, 17, 31, 32, 40, 48, and 50. Unfortunately, it will take a lot more than a $7 3+0 win to get me out on this game, but hooking those three numbers up with the right red PowerBall could do the trick with a $100 3+1 hit.

                            I should be so lucky.

                            Better luck,

                            aye'


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                              Posted: September 20, 2005, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

                              sorry lottomates,me got back from ac and observed who was winning,so i played their reccomendations,and guess what,they stopped winning!!