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# The "Shape System"

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Lotto City, Michigan
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Has anyone ever noticed the various shapes of the digits?

I have.

While researching the numbers, I noticed that some digits were "circular" and others consisted of curved or straight lines. As I pondered those characteristics, I noticed that different shapes occurred at different locations. I then decided to categorize the different shapes of the digits. Below is a listing of the different digit shapes:

1 = straight line

2 = straight line (curved)

3 = straight line (curved)

4 = circled (because of the triangluar shape)

5 = straight line (curved)

6 = circled

7 = straight line

8 = circled

9 = circled

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As you can see, the digits 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 represent the "straight lines" and the digits 0, 4, 6, 8, and 9 represent the "circlular" numbers. Each combination corresponds to either circles or lines. An example is given below:

017 = circled straight line straight line

347 = circled circled straight line

886 = circle circle circle

712 = straight line straight line straight

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As you can see, one could use the "shape system" to eliminate unlikely combinations, but beware, sometimes there will be REPEATS of the same shape!

mid-Ohio
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When you're playing multi-state games like PowerBall and MegaMillions the shapes are different for each state because each state has a different card design for the same games.  I noticed that when I picked up some PB cards in West Virgina and by mistake tried to use them in Indiana.

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 Posted: October 18, 2006, 11:31 am - IP Logged

That's some interesting information. Thanks!

Zeta Reticuli Star System
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RJOh

Re: different card design for PB and MM...I just found the on the MM site yesterday:

Playslip instructions by state:

http://www.megamillions.com/howtoplay/play_game.asp

and indeed they're different.

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I have to ask:  where are you going with this ?    what is the point ??

mid-Ohio
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 Posted: October 18, 2006, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

I have to ask:  where are you going with this ?    what is the point ??

My point was shapes of the same combinations are different in different states since each state has unique card designs.  In another post someone said they played outside numbers and when I asked what were outside numbers they said the numbers near the edge of the boards on their play slip which meant nothing to me.

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 Posted: October 18, 2006, 6:20 pm - IP Logged

That's interesting...

Many people don't think of the different shapes.

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 Posted: October 19, 2006, 3:38 am - IP Logged

Are we saying we can predict outcomes by the shapes of the numbers drawn?  If that is the case I only want to deal with the good shapes.  The negative shapes can stay away.

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 Posted: October 19, 2006, 11:44 am - IP Logged

My point was shapes of the same combinations are different in different states since each state has unique card designs.  In another post someone said they played outside numbers and when I asked what were outside numbers they said the numbers near the edge of the boards on their play slip which meant nothing to me.

Oh, OK, like an 'edge' game in Keno........  I get it.

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 Posted: October 19, 2006, 11:54 am - IP Logged

Very interesting Lotterologist!  Never thought of that.

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 Posted: October 19, 2006, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

Track historical picks by that criteria and see if there's any correlation. Then we'll all see if it plays or not. *S*

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