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what are the odds

Topic closed. 6 replies. Last post 11 years ago by we;reallwinners.

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Posted: April 14, 2006, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

one day last week I had two different people give me thier phone numbers and both numbers had the same last 4 digits....

I don't feel confident enough to play the 3 or the 4 digit games, but felt I should try these numbers.....

I played the digits straight and boxed and asked for an "easy pick" as a third ticket.....


the "easy pick" ticket was the same numbers that I had selected......

is that strange or normal???

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    Zeta Reticuli Star System
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    Posted: April 14, 2006, 10:44 pm - IP Logged


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      Posted: April 14, 2006, 10:45 pm - IP Logged

      The real question is if you won or not.

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        Posted: April 14, 2006, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

        that is pretty rare......

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          Posted: April 15, 2006, 10:31 am - IP Logged

          Hmm....suppose both the phone numbers are in the same area code and the first three digits after the area code are irrelevant.  Once you received the first phone number, what are the odds of coincidentally receiving a second similar number form someone else...

          There are 10,000 unique four digit ending sequences just like in the Pick 4 game (0000-9999).  The odds of getting two phone numbers with the same ending digits in the same exact order is 1 in 10,000.

          If all four digits are the same, but the order is not (1234 & 3124) then the odds are about 1 in 417.

          If the number contained 1 repeating digit (1134) and the order was not the same (1134 & 3141) then the odds would be about 1 in 833.

          If the numbers contained two sets of repeating digits (1122) but were not in the same order (1212 & 1122) then the odds are about 1 in 1,667.

          Of course, there are a few other possibilities left, but your #'s probably fit into one of those scenarios.

          ...as for the quick pick, I see those machines do alot of strange things.  I think many times the next number printed is based on the last one purchased.  I bought 3 auto picks in Ohio for the mega millions and had them all on seperate tickets.  When I got the three tickets there was a noticable pattern between the three.


          ~Probability=Odds in Motion~

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            Posted: April 15, 2006, 10:39 am - IP Logged

            def strange *reallwinners, yea and most of the time i believe in the "signs" but hey ya neva know so..me, I would keep playin that # till it hits cuz it prob will...GOOD LUCK 

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              Posted: April 17, 2006, 12:28 am - IP Logged

              thanx for the feedback....the combination hasn't hit since the day I got them, but I will keep trying...

              5014 were the numbers in case anyone else wants to try the numbers.....

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