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A new kind of Challenge?

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: October 27, 2005, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

JKING,

CoverMaster produced a 130 lines wheel which would match 4 when 15 numbers are wheeled and all 5 winning numbers are in the wheel and a 375 lines wheel if only 4 of the winning numbers are in the wheel, however neither wheel is optimized.

To generate those grids, I used a RNG with parameters that acted as filters, however when no combinations could be generated within those parameters I accepted combinations randomly from the remaining numbers until all 55 numbers were used.

That would be harder to do with MM's 56 numbers since the RNG track the number of times a number have been used and with 56 numbers there would alway be extra numbers each cycle until a 5th cycle of 12 lines.

Since MegaMillions is played in Ohio, I'm looking at the best ways to cover MM picks.  I only play PB in Indiana when the jackpot is over $200M. 

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: October 27, 2005, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

    I picked one group of eleven lines randomly which include 55 total [out of 55 for PB and 56 for MM] numbers for both MM and PB. I can't change my numbers just like when I buy a ticket for MM and/or PB. These are my MM picks for this challenge from this point forward. RJOh, how come you play 4 groups of 11 lines instead of one group in this type of challenge? Just remember for example, if you match at least the MB and I match 2 WBs or less, you'll beat me!

    15-17-29-33-50 +33

    26-31-34-36-55 +34

    7-12-18-20-45 +7

    5-6-9-28-51 +28

    3-8-13-19-39 +39

    1-23-32-42-43 +35

    4-22-38-40-49 +38

    25-35-37-41-53 +37

    2-14-16-24-44 +16

    10-27-48-52-54 +11

    11-21-30-46-47 +46

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      Posted: October 27, 2005, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

      Just6ntlc,

      As I stated in my post I was running a test also. The odds of having a match that pays something using the PB balls (0+1 or better) is 1:37 and the odds of matching 3 or better is 1:278 and I wanted to see if I could do better than either.  I matched 3 in 44 lines so I beat the odds of 1:278.  I knew one of the groups would have the PB since all 42 PB were used and I was trying to match each PB with a compatible group, but I failed to have the winning PB with a group that matched one or better.  I was running these two additional tests in addition to the regular challenge.

      For purpose of your challenge just use the first group.  Since your group matched 2 and my first group matched 2 also, we tied. 

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        Posted: October 29, 2005, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

        Just to test the challenge I have posted four groups of eleven lines that have all 55 PB numbers.

              06 20 27 51 54 +01      09 26 28 49 51 +12      06 08 37 45 53 +10      09 11 31 40 53 +13
              02 11 30 45 50 +02      05 14 30 39 47 +18      04 11 26 40 52 +05      04 25 32 42 48 +42
              05 07 31 42 52 +15      04 20 38 43 52 +11      01 10 38 41 43 +41      07 28 35 45 54 +19
              04 12 34 47 49 +21      11 17 36 46 54 +14      09 15 35 39 50 +28      05 16 34 43 51 +34
              01 09 33 46 48 +26      03 12 27 48 53 +03      05 24 33 42 51 +31      10 14 29 50 55 +30
              10 15 36 44 53 +20      01 21 25 40 50 +38      02 22 29 48 49 +36      06 21 36 47 49 +16
              08 24 25 43 55 +39      06 16 35 44 55 +27      07 23 34 47 54 +33      03 19 39 41 44 +22
              03 17 21 28 29 +40      02 31 32 33 41 +06      13 17 27 28 36 +04      02 20 37 46 52 +32
              14 23 32 35 40 +29      08 10 15 23 37 +17      12 16 20 30 44 +24      13 18 23 26 30 +07
              16 18 19 26 41 +08      13 19 24 34 45 +23      03 25 31 32 55 +37      08 12 22 27 38 +01
              13 22 37 38 39 +25      07 18 22 29 42 +35      14 18 19 21 46 +09      01 15 17 24 33 +02

        RJOh

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          Posted: October 31, 2005, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

          RJOh, last Saturday's PB draw on 10/29/05 was 14-19-22-41-50 and PB was 21. How come you use the bold numbers on one of the lines and not bold numbers on the other 3 lines? Compare your results with mine.

          15-17-29-33-50 +21

          26-31-34-36-55 +34

          7-12-18-20-45 +17

          5-6-9-28-51 +15

          3-8-13-19-39 +40

          1-23-32-42-43 +35

          4-22-38-40-49 +13

          25-35-37-41-53 +31

          2-14-16-24-44 +25

          10-27-48-52-54 +11

          11-21-30-46-47 +30

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            Posted: October 31, 2005, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

            Just6ntlc

            As stated in an earlier post for 10/26, for purpose of the challenge just use the first group which were in bold characters in the last post for 10/29.  Since your group matched 1+1 and my first group matched 0+1, you win the challenge.  This challenge didn't attract much interest, not even from JKING who started the thread.

            RJOh 

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              Posted: November 1, 2005, 8:54 am - IP Logged

              RJOH,

                  I haven't forgotten about this. I've just been playing with the mechanics of it. I'm still not happy with the way I'm handling it and the results I've been getting. The following at least have several filtering criteria applied to them.

              For 11/1:

              6,16,23,46,50

              21,35,42,49,51

              3,22,27,32,41

              12,26,29,48,54

              14,34,38,40,56

              7,11,30,33,43

              4,24,31,37,44

              and 4 unresolved lines not posted

              Good luck to all

              You are a slave to the choices you have made.  jk

              Even a blind squirrel will occasioanlly find an acorn.