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Posted: March 8, 2007, 5:57 pm - IP Logged

Anyone ever try trcking/predicting the Mega Millions and/or Powerball by paper?  I think I am going to give it a try.  What are some of the things that I should look for?

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    Posted: March 8, 2007, 6:32 pm - IP Logged

    This website has done all that and then some, below is the link

    http://needto.net/

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      Posted: March 8, 2007, 7:27 pm - IP Logged

      This website has done all that and then some, below is the link

      http://needto.net/

      Cool!  Thanx!

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        Posted: March 8, 2007, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

        If you still interested in doing something yourself, you'll probably want to make sure your data is correct and in the order of the date it occurred, that way you can get an idea of the numbers of draws each number normally takes to repeat.  This will be your data sheet and kept separate from you work sheet.  On your worksheet you can calculate the sums and if your combinations are sorted then you can note which numbers are in which positions most often and how close (gap) adjacent numbers value are to each other. Once you've use a work sheet of a while, you will also notice other informations to record on a work sheet.  I now use a data sheet similar to the one below, only it's in my computer and I have a program to mine the data.
         
        FILE : MEGAMILLIONS
        03/06/07  - 16 22 29 39 42 +20
        03/02/07  - 14 21 33 35 51 +43
        02/27/07  - 18 31 44 45 48 +18
        02/23/07  - 03 18 21 38 50 +43
        02/20/07  - 01 09 26 46 51 +11
        02/16/07  - 17 35 40 46 48 +41
        02/13/07  - 03 09 24 29 41 +41
        02/09/07  - 32 39 46 48 49 +41
        02/06/07  - 16 21 35 36 46 +38
        02/02/07  - 22 33 35 40 53 +15
        01/30/07  - 14 18 44 46 52 +25
        01/26/07  - 16 17 36 49 54 +14
        01/23/07  - 03 05 15 26 53 +35
        01/19/07  - 04 28 30 31 35 +17
        01/16/07  - 04 08 15 33 52 +10
        01/12/07  - 12 14 26 40 42 +22
        01/09/07  - 07 11 26 38 54 +13
        01/05/07  - 02 12 44 46 51 +06
        01/02/07  - 09 10 38 51 53 +01
        12/29/06  - 03 04 10 39 50 +29

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: March 8, 2007, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

          I just spent the last 2 hours writing down the WB's in the 1-5 columns in groups of 1-5, 6-10, 11-15, etc since they changed the matrix in June '05.  Just writing those down I noticed some interesting patterns. 

          When I look back at some of my quickpicks, they never had a shot.  My only QP for the 390 mill was like 46, 52, 53, 55, 56 *35*.  When I bought it I thought maybe it had a shot because of how crazy the choice was but it lost miserably as all my other 20 "picked off the top of my head" lines did.

          But now, I will try to make a method out of this madness.  I have lotto007 software but I don't yet understand all the terminology and statistics shown in the app yet.  Everytime I think of a variable, I try to make sense of it by looking at the numbers I wrote down.  

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            Posted: March 8, 2007, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

            Welcome to the club, there are other LP members who are also working on systems to improve their odds of picking more winning combinations and I'm one of them.  The trouble I had with commercial lottery programs is that using them locks you into someone else's logic and they are usually designed to look good rather than be informative.

            A few years back I bought a copy of LottoPro and it did a lot of things I liked but as I leaned more and wanted to mine my data differently using my own logic, I had to design my own program.  It doesn't look as slick or work as smooth but it does what I want it to and as I come up with new ideas, I can revise it.  I'm not even locked into my own logic if I come up with something better.

            The last MM drawing I had all 5 winning numbers in a group of 34 and had four of them on one line for $150.  Had I eliminated the numbers in the most recent three drawings as I usually do half the time I could have reduced those 34 numbers to an even smaller group and still had all the winning numbers.  The trick in to get all the winning numbers in as small of group as possible and then using some other parameters such as sums, position, frequency of hits and etc. to pick an affordable amount of lines to play and hope you get lucky.  That 4+0 was the best I've ever done with MM, but I've done better with Ohio 649 game a few years back.

            Good luck to you.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: March 9, 2007, 2:00 am - IP Logged

              I just spent the last 2 hours writing down the WB's in the 1-5 columns in groups of 1-5, 6-10, 11-15, etc since they changed the matrix in June '05.  Just writing those down I noticed some interesting patterns. 

              When I look back at some of my quickpicks, they never had a shot.  My only QP for the 390 mill was like 46, 52, 53, 55, 56 *35*.  When I bought it I thought maybe it had a shot because of how crazy the choice was but it lost miserably as all my other 20 "picked off the top of my head" lines did.

              But now, I will try to make a method out of this madness.  I have lotto007 software but I don't yet understand all the terminology and statistics shown in the app yet.  Everytime I think of a variable, I try to make sense of it by looking at the numbers I wrote down.  

              Suggestion For Megamillions:

              I would change your group categories to:
              01-07, 08-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-35, 36-42, 43-49, 50-56.

              Also, I would concentrate on a last digit analysis.
              Current Draw:  16-22-29-39-42-20
              I would'nt isolate the MB from this analysis.

              Good Luck!

              LottoL

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                Posted: March 9, 2007, 10:24 am - IP Logged

                Suggestion For Megamillions:

                I would change your group categories to:
                01-07, 08-14, 15-21, 22-28, 29-35, 36-42, 43-49, 50-56.

                Also, I would concentrate on a last digit analysis.
                Current Draw:  16-22-29-39-42-20
                I would'nt isolate the MB from this analysis.

                Good Luck!

                LottoL

                I'll give that a try too.  Thanks!

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                  Posted: March 10, 2007, 7:45 am - IP Logged

                  Anyone ever try trcking/predicting the Mega Millions and/or Powerball by paper?  I think I am going to give it a try.  What are some of the things that I should look for?

                  It might be a lot more efficient to use a spreadsheet to track/predict MM/PB. You can Group the Numbers Drawn any way you want, then generate Statistics from your groupings. In addition you can create Charts & Graphs from the Grouped Data.

                  A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!