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MM and PB predictions question

Topic closed. 7 replies. Last post 11 years ago by Just6ntlc.

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What is the most common winning prediction for LP members?

Jackpot 5+1 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
5 numbers 5+0 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
4 numbers plus bonus 4+1 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
4 numbers 4+0 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
3 numbers plus bonus 3+1 [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
3 numbers 3+0 [ 4 ]  [40.00%]
2 numbers plus bonus 2+1 [ 1 ]  [10.00%]
1 number plus bonus 1+1 [ 4 ]  [40.00%]
Bonus only 0+1 [ 1 ]  [10.00%]
Total Valid Votes [ 10 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 4 ]  

United States
Member #16612
June 2, 2005
3493 Posts
Posted: December 12, 2005, 11:20 am - IP Logged

What is the most common winning prediction in any MM and PB challenge and why? Remember, 2+0, 1+0, and 0+0 doesn't count because MADDOG10 and I decided that I must match at least the bonus ball and/or 3+0 to be posted in his MM and PB challenges. This question is important because in 2006, we'll have a true MVP race of lotto predictions since everyone will start a clean slate.

    United States
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    June 5, 2002
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    Posted: December 22, 2005, 9:50 am - IP Logged

    The easist prize to win in MM/PB is 0+1, so that's what I voted for.

      fja's avatar - gnome1

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      Posted: December 22, 2005, 11:33 am - IP Logged

      3+0 seems to be coming out quite a bit...

        anonymous77's avatar - moon
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        Member #21859
        September 16, 2005
        346 Posts
        Posted: December 22, 2005, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

        I think that is a very interesting poll, or possibly a question.
        I bet, and voted, 3+0 would be most common.

        (I once calculated simulated winnings corresponding to each prize tiers in this MM challenge using [15WBs+5MBs], ASSUMING that all possible 15,015 combinations had been actually purchased. At that time I was surprised to see two things. First, 3+0 deserved the smallest. Second, in terms of simulated winnings, 4+0 were worth much less than 3+1. Note that in real ticket 4+0 is equal to 3+1, $150 each. I think that such difference results from the very nature of the format leaning more towards White Balls than Mega Balls, about 3,000 vs 5. Just for your reference, I copied the table for those simulated winnings for MM in 15+5 format. Rounded to the nearest thousand)

        3+0        2 grands
        0+1        6
        1+1        9
        2+1      13
        4+0      16
        3+1      29
        4+1    275 grands 
        5+0      1.3 million


        Good luck!


          MADDOG10's avatar - smoke
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          Posted: December 22, 2005, 8:40 pm - IP Logged

          I honestly think the 3+0 would be the most common here at LP...

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            Posted: December 23, 2005, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

            MADDOG10, 3+0 is more common. That's why in 2006, the MVP race will most likely be 3+0. Currently in the 2005 race, MADDOG10 and RJOh have 3+0 ten times. Just6ntlc has 3+0 nine times. However, fja and Xsmega are still in the hunt but barely holding on.

              rundown99's avatar - cigar

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              Posted: December 30, 2005, 11:10 am - IP Logged

              I have looked at the Powerball website numerous times over the past year. I have read the articles about lottery winners' stories on the Powerball website, as well as on news articles about Big Game lottery winners.    Most of the winners won off a quick pick.

              The Lucky 13 (1998) and the 14 Sandia Lab employees from New Mexico (2000) who won the Powerball won on a random quick pick. I would continually look at the Winner's stories section of the Powerball website, and most of the winners won on quick pick.

              I remember waiting for months for the red ball to become 7.  The last time 7 was the powerball before Christmas of 2002 was on July 29, 2000, OVER TWO YEARS AGO. I played 7 throughout the second half of 2002, along with other quick picks and other tickets containing various red balls. Finally, the red ball was 7 on Christmas night of 2002, but I only won 75 dollars, but the guy who actually won it, Andrew J. Whittaker of West Virginia, bought 100 quick picks whenever the jackpot was greater than 100 million. AND HIS TICKET WAS A QUICK PICK.

              There is absolutely no guaranteed way to beat the lottery. You can not predict how those little white and red ball will move, because the lottery officials continuously rotate the balls and test them to make sure that they are equal. The host of the powerball drawing that wears that black suit and pushes the button that drops the balls into the drum must be releasing the balls at different time intervals on different Powerball drawings. Just think about it. Someone mentioned this on a previous post on this website. Imagine if the 5 white balls and red powerball had to be selected. But the numbers were removed off the balls. Is there any way you could identify which ball was which.   If there EVER was a WAY to predict how to beat those odds, someone would have won the Powerball at least three times, and the lottery officials would have added another drum to select balls from, making the odds even smaller.

              My own experience also taught me a lesson. I almost won the powerball. I won $100 on January 15, 2003 (the jackpot at the time was $47 million). I got 3 white balls and 1 red ball, and THAT was A QUICK PICK. Later that week, I looked at the mirror, and I decided that from now on, I should just let the numbers pick me, just like when David Edwards won a share of that $295 million back in 2001. Visiondude is right, if I am meant to win, I will. But if I am not meant to win, I won't.

              Smart lottery winners form trust to claim their winnings.  They send an attorney to the lottery headquarters to claim the prize in trust, so that ONLY the name of the trust is revealed.  And they tell NO ONE, especially relatives.

              If you ever win a lottery and you are single, the only person you should ever marry is someone who was truly in love with you BEFORE you won the jackpot!

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                Posted: December 31, 2005, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

                MADDOG10, RJOh, and I all have 3+0 ten times in 2005. However, RJOh has 4+0 two times in both 12/28's PB and 12/30's MM. Therefore, RJOh has the tiebreaker advantage because 4+0 would be the tiebreaker assuming RJOh, MADDOG10, and I still have 3+0 ten times after tonight's PB draw.