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# multiple powerball numbers

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 Posted: January 16, 2007, 11:27 am - IP Logged

Hi everyone,

I have a question.  If this question has been asked before, I apologize.  Has there ever been the same six numbers in succession drawn twice or more in the history of powerball?  I am just curious if the same numbers in a particular drawing have been drawn before.  Thank you in advance for your answers.

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 Posted: January 16, 2007, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

"the same six numbers in succession"

I'm not sure exactly what you mean, but  whether you're asking if the same six numbers have ever repeated, or if the same six were drawn in the same order, the answer is almost certainly no. I don't know if MUSL is checking to see if it happen, but I'm sure plenty of other people are and when it does happen we can expect a lot of noise about it.

PB is about 10 years old, so let's figure there have been 1000 drawings. That would mean that each time a new combination is drawn there are 1000 chances for it to match a previously drawn combination. With the current odds of about 1 in 145 million, there's only a 1 in 145,000 chance it will happen on any given drawing, and about a 1 in 13,500 chance it will happen in the next year. In another 5 years there will have been about 1500 drawings, so the odds for the next drawing will be 1500 in 145 million, or about 1 in 96,667. The odds of a repeat in the year after that will be better than the odds of winning pick 3 with a single number, but that's still a long shot. A repeat isn't a certainty until there have been 145 million drawings (assuming the matrix doesn't change), but  there's a fair chance it could happen in the next 10 years, again assuming  the matrix doesn't change.

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 Posted: January 16, 2007, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

I have to agree with KY on the prbability that it has not happened ...I once tracked 10+ years of a 6/49 game and found that only on 2 occasions had 5 of 6 matched with a previous draw.  and this was years apart, but never 6 of 6....

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 Posted: January 16, 2007, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

<Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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 Posted: January 16, 2007, 11:08 pm - IP Logged

In succession ?  No.

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