|Posted: April 12, 2007, 2:00 pm - IP Logged|
This is just my experience, and I do not know if it happens all the time -- but on several occasions I have picked a few of my Bonus Numbers and allowed the machine to "pick" my bonus numbers. The funny things is on the tickets I purchased (five lines per ticket) -- the "machine picked" ended up matching my picks. For example (real life) I bought a five line ticket and picked the number 17 and the number 21 as my bonus number. The other three lines were to be machine picked numbers. When I reviewed the ticket -- I discovered my Bonus Ball (Mega) was 17, 17, 21, 21, 21 for the five lines.
On several occasions, If I had picked my Bonus ball at one point and then allowed a machine pick -- the machine almost always picked the same number as my pick. Maybe it is the software of the state -- in my case VA ... but that has been my experience.
Maybe you should just pick your own, if you have noticed something similar.