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# Do you have a system ?

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Have you run across a way to always get ONE of the PB numbers every drawing, guaranteed ?

 Yes, 100% of the time [ 7 ] [15.91%] Yes, about 75% of the time [ 4 ] [9.09%] Yes, about 50% of the time [ 7 ] [15.91%] No [ 14 ] [31.82%] No, are you crazy ? [ 12 ] [27.27%] Total Valid Votes [ 44 ] Discarded Votes [ 5 ]
Indiana
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I don't think that "close" in the lottery means anything. You're either gonna hit what you got, or you don't.

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I don't think that "close" in the lottery means anything. You're either gonna hit what you got, or you don't.

Man, I gotta explain everything...

I mean 'close' to a sure thing, ie; a single number you would pick over all other numbers for a calculated reason, etc.

We ALL have a given pool of numbers we each 'like', but is there one particular number you feel is a lock or near-lock ?

You are correct - you are either gonna hit it  -  or not, 'close' does not count.

Indiana
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That's not what I meant. What I meant was:  The PowerBall numbers on Wednesday were:

16 35 49 50 52 + 31

Lets say that someone got:

16 33 49 50 52 + 32

For that person to say "I was close" would have no credibility to me.

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I answered "Yes". For both Powerball and Mega Millions I used a wheel that covers all the possible numbers, and guarantees at least one 0+1 hit, and always matches at least 2 white numbers in at least one ticket.

The wheel uses every Powerball (Mega Ball), which is why there is always a 0+1 hit.

Most times when I play that wheel I get a bigger prize than 0+1. I have gotten 3+1 hits, and a couple of 4+0 hits. (They were posted on Lottery Post, including ticket scans of the winners.)

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 Posted: January 19, 2007, 2:43 pm - IP Logged

That's not what I meant. What I meant was:  The PowerBall numbers on Wednesday were:

16 35 49 50 52 + 31

Lets say that someone got:

16 33 49 50 52 + 32

For that person to say "I was close" would have no credibility to me.

They would have credibility to me, but, you missed my point also.

I'm pretty close to giving up, so far nobody gets what I asked, everyone responds with basically a pool of numbers or a set of numbers to wheel, I'm not asking about a pool or a wheel set....

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I know what you're talking about, guesser.

Do you want to know what the workout looks like for correctly selecting one white ball number?

And I'm guessing you want to know if it actually works over half the time as well.

I don't have a workout like that, but I understand what you're asking.

Steve

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 Posted: January 23, 2007, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

The Powerball is computerized.

So no there is no true way.

You just play and hope for the best..:)

If it weren't for Vtracs and STXS where would we be?

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1) Enlighten us - how is it computerized ?

2) You mean YOU don't have a way of picking a certain number with a better-than-50% chance of hitting.  That's OK, most folks don't, I don't, but I had a way to pick one number with 90% accuracy - up until about a month ago.  That just proves that trends come and go all the time.

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I know what you're talking about, guesser.

Do you want to know what the workout looks like for correctly selecting one white ball number?

And I'm guessing you want to know if it actually works over half the time as well.

I don't have a workout like that, but I understand what you're asking.

Nah, I don't want to see anyone's workout or theories, I was just curious if anyone HAD a workout or theory that was accurate, that's all.

Texas
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1) Enlighten us - how is it computerized ?

2) You mean YOU don't have a way of picking a certain number with a better-than-50% chance of hitting.  That's OK, most folks don't, I don't, but I had a way to pick one number with 90% accuracy - up until about a month ago.  That just proves that trends come and go all the time.

Based on my analysis, generally speaking, since most numbers recycle over a similar period
of time, I would suggest that there is a way of predicting two numbers with a relative degree
of accuracy that you mention.  The problem most people have is a timing issue--you know
certain numbers are coming, you just don't know when; consequently, in my opinion, the 10%
error factor that you mention seems to be in play every draw.......and this can be a costly error factor - especially if your wheeling numbers.

Don't give up . . . some one once told me that persistence always pays off!!
WHEN . . . I don't know!

Best Of Luck,

LottoL

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Based on my analysis, generally speaking, since most numbers recycle over a similar period
of time, I would suggest that there is a way of predicting two numbers with a relative degree
of accuracy that you mention.  The problem most people have is a timing issue--you know
certain numbers are coming, you just don't know when; consequently, in my opinion, the 10%
error factor that you mention seems to be in play every draw.......and this can be a costly error factor - especially if your wheeling numbers.

Don't give up . . . some one once told me that persistence always pays off!!
WHEN . . . I don't know!

Best Of Luck,

LottoL

Yes, on that theory, we could have played WB #25 since it became 'due', and just play it forever, it didn't hit until it was 72 games old.

So when is 'due' ?

Some say anything over 20 games is 'due', some say 30 games, some say 35 games..... #25 hits at 72, so there is at least 37 games where you don't hit it....... but also keep in mind they draw 5 WB's per game, so in theory #25 did not hit in 360 draws.  Wow.

Right now, #47 has not hit in 38 games, #20 - 39 games, #37 - 57 games, chances are #47 or #20 will also fall to 60th or so, so is there something in play that makes you want to pick one of those to hit over the other one ?

And also, both WB #3 and #4 have not hit in 31 games. It is VERY RARE that TWO numbers from the same position sink past about 25, yet here we have 2 of them, is one of them 'due' ?   I would think so, but........ when ?

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