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MegaMillions Winning Number WRONG !?

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Posted: November 6, 2005, 3:16 am - IP Logged

Sorry if this is a "newbie mistake" but I noticed some incorrect numbers for the "MegaBall" in the MegaMillions recent winning numbers.  The MegaBall is 1-46  but on 1/14/05 the winning MegaBall is recorded as 50.  Again 50 is listed as 12/28/04.  On 10/29/04 48 is listed as the MegaBall.  In total I found 14 times the MegaBall exceeded 46; how is possible?  I checked several states' websites and all the lottery comissions have duplicated the error.  Am I missing something?  Does anyone have a corrected list of winning numbers?

Any insight would be greatly helpful!

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    Posted: November 6, 2005, 3:27 am - IP Logged

     The mega recently change to 56 balls and reduced the mega ball to 46

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      Posted: November 6, 2005, 3:33 am - IP Logged

      Oh, so the MegaBall used to go higher than 46.  That makes much more sense.  Thank you for the reply!

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        Posted: November 6, 2005, 3:37 am - IP Logged

        yes. Because the balls were increased the mega ball was reduce

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          Posted: November 6, 2005, 8:01 am - IP Logged

          Oh, so the MegaBall used to go higher than 46.  That makes much more sense.  Thank you for the reply!

          Yes, try going to USA Mega (link on left) and click on Statistics.  At the bottom of the page it gives the full lowdown on all the different versions of Mega Millions.

           

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            Posted: November 8, 2005, 9:16 pm - IP Logged

            It usually messes up my algorithms bigtime when #s increase/decrease but I still got something 2 fridays ago.

            Powerball did the same thing but they didn't change the bonus ball.

            A worse mistake is when News reporters get MegaMillions and Powerball confused. They should just combine them!

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              Posted: November 8, 2005, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

              They should just combine them! <<<Never say such a thing! NEVER!

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                Posted: November 8, 2005, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

                heah,i was playing a qp i got at trump marina in atlantic city in 1980,no wonder i haven't won,if they reconstructed the balls!