|Posted: February 17, 2007, 1:32 pm - IP Logged|
Stack, I KNOW there are drawings where I have little chance, from what I see in my research, but I just continue to tweak my research and I get a little bit closer all the time. The PB itself is way beyond me, THAT one is total luck.
I'd say that things 'line up' for me with the WB's about once every 8 drawings, but I at least play all drawings because you never know when trends you see may roll in or out.
Most people probably look at the multi-million dollar payoffs and are pleasantly surprised if they happen to hit a lower tier prize.
How long would a 5/56 Pick-5 game last if it paid nothing for 2 out of 5, $7 for 3 out of 5, $150 for 4 out of 5, and with a jackpot of $250,000? And since most of the states with Powerball and/or MegaMillions have a version of a Pick-5 game with smaller matrixes (5/37), better lower tier prizes, and in some instances, higher jackpots, its a no-brainer.
I'd rather read where the winner of one these huge jackpots had researched the numbers then reading "that was the first ticket I ever bought".