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How many lines match 4 out of 5?

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Posted: January 21, 2007, 8:42 pm - IP Logged

For Powerball with 5/55. How many lines match 4 numbers.

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    Posted: January 22, 2007, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

    What ?

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      Posted: January 22, 2007, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

      Huh?  Anyway i had an idea for guesser.....you started a Thread but mabey dropped it.  But I had an idea.  Why not start a deal where everyone who wanted to paticipate picks one simple little number only, in Powerball, in the white balls only, and instead of how, why, and so-forth, just give a number......we'll call it guessers-guess,  and at the end of the year, or month or something who-ever got the most right, mabey Mr. Todd could put a gold star by their name, .....or something.  And mabey,  after a month or so, you might say something like this, " Hey it looks like so-and-so gets one every time "  ......mabey i'll use their number for the next draw......You see what I'm getting at?        Would that help you?  Or is there something like that already here?

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        Posted: January 22, 2007, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

        If you're talking about the odds of hitting 4 out of the 5 numbers in one line...

        There are 250 possible lines that will match exactly 4 out of 5 of the white balls in any drawing.  A random line has a 1 in 13,915 chance of matching exactly 4 out of 5.

        This has nothing to do with the red powerball.