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your favorite lottery game (poll)

Topic closed. 21 replies. Last post 10 years ago by dwarneke.

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what is your favorite game to play in the lottery?

pick 3 [ 21 ]  [28.77%]
pick 4 [ 8 ]  [10.96%]
pick 5 [ 8 ]  [10.96%]
multi-state pick 6 (win for life) etc. [ 3 ]  [4.11%]
in state pick 6 (super lotto plus) etc. [ 6 ]  [8.22%]
powerball [ 12 ]  [16.44%]
mega millions [ 9 ]  [12.33%]
scratch offs [ 3 ]  [4.11%]
keno [ 1 ]  [1.37%]
other [ 2 ]  [2.74%]
Total Valid Votes [ 73 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 2 ]  
RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: September 4, 2006, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

I don't actually play the West Virginia Cash25 because I live in Mid-Ohio but I like picking combinations for it on the prediction board because it's the easiest pick-6 game in the country. It has the smallest number field and the lowest odds. The player chooses six numbers from 1 to 25. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1:177,100.

Eighty-one percent of all the winning numbers drawn have been in the previous six drawings up to 5 times.

Ninety-seven percent of the winning combinations have one or more numbers from the previous drawing, in fact 2.5% of the winning numbers have 3-4 of the numbers in the previous drawing. 

The overall odds of matching 3 or better is 1:8 and that pays a $1 in the real world and add $5 to your total winnings on the prediction board.

Simply by playing the last winning combination, a player could have matched 3 or better 13.4% of the time during the last 1000 drawings which is 0.9% better than the random overall odds of 12.5% of picking a winning ticket.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    md
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    Posted: September 5, 2006, 10:24 am - IP Logged

    MegaMillions first and Powerball a close second.  I play pick 4 every so many years.  But, if I spend money, I might as well swing for the fences.  Thats why I chose the two large national lotteries.  I love swinging for the fences.  One day I guess I'll hit a home run.

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      Riverside, Ca.
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      Posted: September 6, 2006, 5:39 am - IP Logged

      My First Choice would be 5 number games, second would be 6 number state jackpots and third would be mega millions & powerball as an extreme longshot. Pick 3 is pari-mutuel so i don't play it, no pick 4 in california.

        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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        Posted: September 7, 2006, 3:29 pm - IP Logged

        From my earlier post:

        Simply by playing the last winning combination, a player could have matched 3 or better 13.4% of the time during the last 1000 drawings which is 0.9% better than the random overall odds of 12.5% of picking a winning ticket.

        In the above scenario, a player could have played Cash25 for 5 years, spent $1000, matched three 121 times for $121 and matched four 13 times for $130 for a total return of $251.

        Has anyone been working on a formula for picking one line to play in a lottery that out performs the calculated odds over time?

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: September 9, 2006, 11:54 pm - IP Logged

          It was a tie for me between Powerball & scratchers but since I had to choose just one, I chose PB.

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            Posted: September 10, 2006, 2:50 am - IP Logged

            The first game I win enough to retire on will be my favorite.

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              Tilden
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              Posted: September 11, 2006, 9:04 am - IP Logged

              My favorite is state pick 5.

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