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Posted: January 27, 2006, 2:12 am - IP Logged

Has to be a message here. three of us usually go partners on Illinois Lottoery and Mega Millions.We're dollar players but if the jackpot is up we go a little more.

The Illinois Lottery Jackpot was $20,000,000 so we played $6 worth, i.e., 12 lines of numbers. We hit all six, on separate lines, not only on separate lines but no more than two on any line, so despite hitting all six numbers we didn't win a thing.

Thud

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    Posted: January 27, 2006, 2:36 am - IP Logged

    What were the odds that $6 worth of tickets would win anything?

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: January 27, 2006, 6:53 pm - IP Logged


      Well, every combination has the same exact odds against hitting as the first combination. "Dice have no memory". 

       I realize the more combos you play, the "better" the chances, but each combination of six numbers reduces the odds( 6/ 52) by 1, so

      20,358,250 : 1 becomes

      20,358,249 :1 theorhetically....

      So even if one had the means to play $1,000,000 worth (and they let them out of the asylum long enough to do so) then they would have taken

      20,358, 520:1 "down to"

      19,358, 520:1.

      If someone ever does come up with a system to beat anything beyond pick 4 or picl 4 consistently, the games beyond those two won;t be available to play.

      The casinos took Faro out because it was an even money bet.

       
      But I still think it was a little ironic that on a mere $6 play to have all six numbers and no payoff, not even $3. 

       

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        Posted: January 27, 2006, 8:31 pm - IP Logged

        That's when you kick yourself for not wheeling. I have never managed to get all the right numbers, wheel or not.

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          Posted: January 27, 2006, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

          Has to be a message here. three of us usually go partners on Illinois Lottoery and Mega Millions.We're dollar players but if the jackpot is up we go a little more.

          The Illinois Lottery Jackpot was $20,000,000 so we played $6 worth, i.e., 12 lines of numbers. We hit all six, on separate lines, not only on separate lines but no more than two on any line, so despite hitting all six numbers we didn't win a thing.

          Thud


          All depends how you wheel and how many numbers in the wheel.
          Lottery Post has filtered wheels.
          Filter correctly and a win could be possible.

          MAGA

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            Posted: January 27, 2006, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

            I realize that, but had we been wheeling we'd have been tapioca long ago.

            lol 

            and as someone said in another thread, a wheel is only good if the selected numbers hit.  

            We're just recreational players.

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              Posted: January 28, 2006, 12:30 am - IP Logged

              Come to think of it, most of them were quick picks...

              start wheeling quick picks and you'll go tap even sooner! 

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                Posted: January 28, 2006, 12:38 am - IP Logged

                Has to be a message here. three of us usually go partners on Illinois Lottoery and Mega Millions.We're dollar players but if the jackpot is up we go a little more.

                The Illinois Lottery Jackpot was $20,000,000 so we played $6 worth, i.e., 12 lines of numbers. We hit all six, on separate lines, not only on separate lines but no more than two on any line, so despite hitting all six numbers we didn't win a thing.

                Thud

                You can do this well or do better every time just by playing all the numbers on the minimum number of lines.  A 6/49 game becomes a 6/36 game this way because no more then six lines can have all 6 winning numbers among them.  Worry about how you combine your numbers, not picking them.

                BobP

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                  Posted: January 28, 2006, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

                  Illinois Lottery used to be 6/49, now it's 6/52 - same number of lines needed?