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Posted: April 14, 2007, 11:04 am - IP Logged

Hi Everyone
              I am a new member, but I have been reading the topics here for about six mounths. I live in Georgia, been playing the Lottery since it started here. I am not a big spender, I play about $5.00 per week. Mostely QP's on the Mega Millions and a few scratch off's now and then. Never won anything over $5 or $6. Here lately I can't even get one number on a $5 QP! I know that 70% play QP's and 70% of the winners are QP's. And I know that there are people that pick there own numbers and they do ok.Years ago I had a system made by Expert Software called Expert Lotto. It wasn't much! Here's my question and I figure you guys have been ask it before. What is a system that will increes my odds too hitting at least one or two numbers on a $5 play insteed of none!

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                                                              Sixter

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    Posted: April 14, 2007, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

    Hi Everyone
                  I am a new member, but I have been reading the topics here for about six mounths. I live in Georgia, been playing the Lottery since it started here. I am not a big spender, I play about $5.00 per week. Mostely QP's on the Mega Millions and a few scratch off's now and then. Never won anything over $5 or $6. Here lately I can't even get one number on a $5 QP! I know that 70% play QP's and 70% of the winners are QP's. And I know that there are people that pick there own numbers and they do ok.Years ago I had a system made by Expert Software called Expert Lotto. It wasn't much! Here's my question and I figure you guys have been ask it before. What is a system that will increes my odds too hitting at least one or two numbers on a $5 play insteed of none!

                                                           Thanks
                                                                  Sixter

    The way I see it, it's not a matter of increasing your odds of hitting.  It's a matter of decreasing the odds against you.  The odds will always be in the favor of the lottery itself.  No different than in a casino.

    And as far as systems go, there are many, many systems here offered by members on LP that are valid systems. Do they hit all the time?  No.  Do they work for awhile and go "cold"? Yes.  The nature of the lottery is that there is no one answer for your question.  (or if there is such a system, it is being kept a closely guarded secret by whomever has it)

    The game(s) run in "spurts" as far as working patterns go. What works for awhile suddenly diesn't any more, but some other system does.  Beware the "experts" that tell you they have a foolproof system that always delivers.  There aint no such thing.  Especially beware those that have websites trying to sell you a "foolproof guaranteed" system.  If they had such a thing, why would they sell it?

    There are computer programs out there that are very good "tools" to analyze past draws of games. But in the end, a choice of which numbers (and why) has to be made by the player.  I have the programs Versabet, Lottery Director and Lotsoft....they are all good tools for the toolkit, and all of them, I believe, have free trials so you can decide for yourself. (google the names and you should find the websites) .  I never buy software for the lottery unless (A) it has a free trial and (B) it pays for itself in winnings before I buy it.  (after all, why would I chuck out my hard-earned cash for something that I've used for 21 days and it hasn't produced enough to pay for itself?...such software is not any good, obviously) IF the programmer is charging for something, it has to be more than "pretty to look at".

    As to other systems (non software) spend a bunch of time here on LP and go back into the "Systems" forum looking at past posts.  Play around with some of the systems/methods members post about. What works in your state may also not be working in another state.

    WHen it comes to the big jackpot games (Powerball MM, etc) I personally think that's just a crapshoot, and you are as likely to hit by playing license plate numbers as anything else. After all, there are over 140 million different possible combinations in PB....so zeroing in is going to be a lot of luck.

    Sorry I can't give it to you on a platter but I really don't think anyone else can either.

    Good luck to you.

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      Posted: April 14, 2007, 2:19 pm - IP Logged

      Hi Everyone
                    I am a new member, but I have been reading the topics here for about six mounths. I live in Georgia, been playing the Lottery since it started here. I am not a big spender, I play about $5.00 per week. Mostely QP's on the Mega Millions and a few scratch off's now and then. Never won anything over $5 or $6. Here lately I can't even get one number on a $5 QP! I know that 70% play QP's and 70% of the winners are QP's. And I know that there are people that pick there own numbers and they do ok.Years ago I had a system made by Expert Software called Expert Lotto. It wasn't much! Here's my question and I figure you guys have been ask it before. What is a system that will increes my odds too hitting at least one or two numbers on a $5 play insteed of none!

                                                             Thanks
                                                                    Sixter

      If you need to play a limited amount of money, that is , you have a small bankroll, you will need to pick your numbers carefully. Look at selecting 2 or 3 key numbers and STICK WITH THEM no matter what. If your key numbers come in, you will be rewarded. When I pick my keys, I like to look at recent activity (last 15 draws) and not so recent activity (last 200 draws). If you look at the last 200 draws in Mega Millions, you will find that 5, 7, 12, 13, 25, 31, 36, 46, 52 and 53 have come out A LOT. Looking at the last 15 draws you will find that 7, 16, 18, 21, 25, 42, 46 and 51 have come out at least 3 times. If you pick your key numbers from these groups and mix in other numbers to your liking you should hit a couple of numbers each draw.  For the next MM draw my keys might be 12, 13 and 25 and I would mix in 5, 7, 22, 36, 37 and 46.

      My tickets might look like:

      5 - 12 - 13 - 22 - 25 - 36

      7 - 12 - 13 - 25 - 36 - 37

      5 - 7 - 12 - 13 - 25 - 46

      12 - 13 - 25 - 36 - 46

      12 - 13 - 25 - 37 - 46

      Note that 12, 13, and 25 is on every ticket. This is just an example. Do your homework and figure out how you want to play.

      Good Luck!

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        Posted: April 14, 2007, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

        Hi Everyone
                      I am a new member, but I have been reading the topics here for about six mounths. I live in Georgia, been playing the Lottery since it started here. I am not a big spender, I play about $5.00 per week. Mostely QP's on the Mega Millions and a few scratch off's now and then. Never won anything over $5 or $6. Here lately I can't even get one number on a $5 QP! I know that 70% play QP's and 70% of the winners are QP's. And I know that there are people that pick there own numbers and they do ok.Years ago I had a system made by Expert Software called Expert Lotto. It wasn't much! Here's my question and I figure you guys have been ask it before. What is a system that will increes my odds too hitting at least one or two numbers on a $5 play insteed of none!

                                                               Thanks
                                                                      Sixter

        There are 56 numbers in the Mega Millions matrix so at the minimum you would have to play at least 11 sets of numbers before you are guaranteed to hit one number (56 divided by 5). If you used a system to play 50 numbers in 10 sets and none of them hit, I would suggest next time playing the numbers the system doesn't pick. Buying 12 QPs you expect to have each number once but you'll probably notice that some of the numbers appear 2 or 3 times so you still don't have every number.

        When you get 5 QPs at best you can get 25 different numbers which is less than half of the numbers. While I agree with you that it's not unreasonable expecting to see at least 2 of the numbers out of the 5 sets, even getting the two numbers in the same set still pays nothing. 

        "I know that 70% play QP's and 70% of the winners are QP's. And I know that there are people that pick there own numbers and they do ok"

        With 175 million combinations I find it in incredible that anybody could actually pick the correct 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball 30% of the time. When the Mega Millions jackpot was $390 million, 212 million tickets were sold and I doubt 63 million (30%) were player picks so the percentage of QPs (70%) depends on the size of the jackpot.

        I know of no other way of winning multi-million dollars for a buck so I won't say buying 5 QPs is a waste of money, but I'll reserve the right to roll my eyes when I read where people not only expect to win buying 5 QPs, but actually debate the pros and cons of anonymity, financial advisers and blind trusts.

        The overall odds of winning any prize in Mega Millions is 1 in 40 so at $5 a draw, you might expect to win something once every 8 draws.

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          Posted: April 15, 2007, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

          Hi Everyone
                        I am a new member, but I have been reading the topics here for about six mounths. I live in Georgia, been playing the Lottery since it started here. I am not a big spender, I play about $5.00 per week. Mostely QP's on the Mega Millions and a few scratch off's now and then. Never won anything over $5 or $6. Here lately I can't even get one number on a $5 QP! I know that 70% play QP's and 70% of the winners are QP's. And I know that there are people that pick there own numbers and they do ok.Years ago I had a system made by Expert Software called Expert Lotto. It wasn't much! Here's my question and I figure you guys have been ask it before. What is a system that will increes my odds too hitting at least one or two numbers on a $5 play insteed of none!

                                                                 Thanks
                                                                        Sixter

          While I can't suggest any particular system that will improve your odds of winning with a $5 ticket, I can suggest you read the posts of other LP members who are on a similar budget to see what they're doing successfully.  Most players who play MegaMillions on a budget of $5 or less just want to be in the game and get lucky at best.

          You might want to test/experiment with playing more less often, for example playing 20 lines every fourth drawing.  Your first objective should be to beat the overall odds of 1:39.8  and once you do that you're may have some extra money from your winnings to play some extra lines.

          Good luck to you and welcome to LP.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: April 15, 2007, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

            On a $5 ticket you have 25 white balls available, if you play 25 DIFFERENT white balls then each ball drawn has around a 50-50 shot of being in your selections (sans systemized picks which could go higher). A group of scientists did something like this for 8 years then finally won a jackpot around 9MILL. Rule out a sheet of paper and write all the #s in the boxes, then draw 25 them from a box one at a time and (if you want to) arrange them in groups of 5 so they're more balanced or just draw 5 at a time and mark them down until 25 are picked. One feature of my prg. does this and a few months ago it matched 3+1 on PB.

            I disagree with the more-less-often strategy other than more for big jackpots, because instead of guaranteeing 4 not winning the jackpot now you're guaranteeing 19 not winning the jackpot, but with purely random selections it might be ok.

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              Posted: April 15, 2007, 1:51 pm - IP Logged

              How does (sans systemized picks) work?  What is a balanced group of numbers and can you tell which group is more balanced?

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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