|Posted: February 21, 2006, 8:45 am - IP Logged|
This may sound like a broken record by now (for those of you who remember what a record is!), but yet another close encounter with the NJ Cash last night. The winning numbers last night were: 6, 12, 33, 34, 37. My line had 6, 12, 33, 34, 35. Too close!! That's not the main purpose of this thread however.
I'm still getting used to Gail Howard's software, in this case the Wheel 5 Plus. There is a function call "optimize" which moves the numbers around in the wheel such that it optimizes the total count of the line. Taking into account that there is an optimum (a greater % of draws are within a specific range) for a Cash 5 game with a given amount of balls. Perhaps this is not new to most folks that use wheels, but I found this quite helpful in creating wheels that are more realistic in terms of actually generating a winning combination of numbers. Of course it cannot optimize EVERY combo because of the wheel guarantee (for instance in this case 33, 34, 35 is possible combo but less likely to come up). Anyway, this optimization creating three lines with wins (1 X 4 and 2 X3 #s), far greater than the guarantee of the wheel. Still using the 3if4 wheel with 16 numbers and 37 lines. The consolation in the NJ Cash 5 is 4 out of 5 pays pretty well.