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Where Is The Money?!

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What Game Tends to Produce More Winners, Better Odds of Winning?

Pick 3's [ 10 ]  [47.62%]
Pick 4's [ 4 ]  [19.05%]
The 5 games with 4 main balls and 1 other ball [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
State Lottery [ 1 ]  [4.76%]
MM [ 2 ]  [9.52%]
BB [ 0 ]  [0.00%]
Other Lottery Game Not Mentioned Above [ 1 ]  [4.76%]
Scratch Offs [ 2 ]  [9.52%]
Not Sure [ 1 ]  [4.76%]
Total Valid Votes [ 21 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 5 ]  
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Posted: May 12, 2006, 1:27 am - IP Logged

Statistically, what game(s) have the better odds of producing winners?  Consistently winning a $1,000.00 or so, even $200.00, here and there is better than winning none at all Embarassed.  Ooops, that's a typo.  BB is supposed to be PB.

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    Posted: May 12, 2006, 1:48 am - IP Logged

     
    Ah, Pick 3, then Pick 4, then scratchers. 

    The odds against a pick 3 are 999:1 

    Against a Pick 4, 9999:1

    Against most scrsatchers, chances are 1 in 4 to 6 of winning something - which includes a freee ticket, actually a push), naturally the odds are much higher for big prized

    "Little Lotto", Pick 5, etc...for example Illinois Little Lotto, which is a 5 / 39 game, the odds of hitting the jackpot are 575,757:1

    When you get into the pick 6 games those odds jump into the millions, Powerball and Mega Millions in to the hundreds of millions.

    But if you're talking about going for the 5 of 6 prizes I'd have to say Powerball or Mega Millions, not that the odds are any bargain, but in the state l.otteries the 5 o6 prize is usually an insult, somehwere between $900 and $1500. The one number that doesn;t come in for you is worth a fortune, literally.

     

     

     

     

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      Posted: May 12, 2006, 1:59 am - IP Logged

      its simple.you could win 5 grand or 9 grand if its in the state lottery or online in the pick 4 games.odds aren't in the millions or almost millions or half millions.you have a one in 10,000 chance of winning some big money.i love pick 4.its paid my bills! i mean powerball is fun but c'mon and smell the coffee here.who do you see on here bragging they won 10 grand or whatever matching 4 out of 5 plus the red ball??? not putting down powerball or mega millions.ok? the thing can be easily figured out.if you want to dream thats cool.i want some steady green coming in.thats my opinion........

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        Posted: May 12, 2006, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

        Even if the "odds" are 1 out of 2, I would pick wrong.  Therefore, I prefer the games that will set me up for life if and when I ever hit the "numbers".  P5 games are the ones I prefer.  I don't feel that anyone will ever make a living off the lottery.  At best they will make a few thousand more than they spend and that will occur over a long period of time.

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          Posted: May 12, 2006, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

          Well if you want to win more often and have better odds, your best bet is to play pick 3 or pick 4. If you want to win big your best bet would be to play Pick 5 and 6 games, although the odds are higher.

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            Posted: May 13, 2006, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

            Hmmmnnn,  All very interesting (and informative responses!).  It does appear the odds are better with the Pick 3's and 4's.  STEADY is the keywordYes Nod

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              Posted: May 30, 2006, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

              Even if the "odds" are 1 out of 2, I would pick wrong.  Therefore, I prefer the games that will set me up for life if and when I ever hit the "numbers".  P5 games are the ones I prefer.  I don't feel that anyone will ever make a living off the lottery.  At best they will make a few thousand more than they spend and that will occur over a long period of time.

              I prefer to play jackpot games as well, even though the odds of me winning anything big is huge. But every now and then, I like to play Pick 3. I actually believe that some people may be able to make a living from Pick 3. If you play somewhere like Betslips and do .25 bets over time, you could win a good amount and not spend too much. Plus there are some people who are pretty good a picking numbers.