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# How to Beat Powerball: And drastically reduce the odds (theory)...

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Kentucky
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 Posted: June 16, 2007, 11:47 pm - IP Logged
Here is the 5th pattern...I call this pattern the HN/LN:...HN stands for High Numbers over LN, Low Numbers....Here is how it works...For any game you select the entire range of the game 1-39, 1-49, 1-44, 1-35, 1-55, etc...And you divide it in half...In our case is 1-55...We then proceed and divide it in half, which is going to be 27.5...But we can't use 27.5 we have to use a whole number/regular number....So in this case we are going to divide it from 1 to 27 and from 28 to 55....You could make it from 1 to 28 and from 29 to 55...We just chose to make it from 1 to 27 and from 28 to 55....You can and should do this if the entire range of the game ends in an odd number...LN or Low numbers are numbers that fall within the first half of the entire game range...In our case low numbers are numbers between 1 to 27...HN or High Numbers are numbers that fall un the upper half or second half of the game entire range...In our case high numbers are numbers between 28 to 55...So if we track the high numbers over low numbers from the first Powerball drawing of 2006 'til April 21st, this is what we have:

1. 3/2      36. 2/3        71. 2/3        106. 3/2
2. 2/3      37. 2/3        72. 1/4        107. 5/0
3. 0/5      38. 4/1        73. 2/3        108. 0/5
4. 3/2      39. 1/4        74. 1/4        109. 4/1
5. 4/1      40. 2/3        75. 2/3        110. 2/3
6. 3/2      41. 2/3        76. 2/3        111. 3/2
7. 4/1      42. 2/3        77. 4/1        112. 1/4
8. 2/3      43. 2/3        78. 3/2        113. 2/3
9. 3/2      44. 1/4        79. 2/3        114. 2/3
10. 2/3     45. 1/4        80. 2/3        115. 3/2
11. 3/2      46. 2/3        81. 2/3        116. 2/3
12. 4/1      47. 2/3        82. 1/4        117. 3/2
13. 3/2      48. 2/3        83. 3/2        118. 3/2
14. 3/2      49. 2/3        84. 4/1        119. 2/3
15. 3/2    50. 3/2        85. 4/1        120. 5/0
16. 4/1    51. 2/3        86. 3/2        121. 3/2
17. 3/2    52. 4/1        87. 2/3        122. 1/4
18. 2/3     53. 4/1        88. 3/2        123. 1/4
19. 1/4    54. 5/0        89. 1/4        124. 3/2
20. 4/1     55. 3/2        90. 5/0        125. 3/2
21. 3/2    56. 4/1        91. 4/1        126. 3/2
22. 3/2    57. 4/1         92. 2/3        127. 3/2
23. 2/3    58. 4/1        93. 4/1        128. 4/1
24. 4/1    59. 1/4        94. 3/2        129. 3/2
25. 2/3    60. 2/3        95. 0/5        130. 2/3
26. 2/3    61. 0/5        96. 3/2          131. 4/1
27. 2/3    62. 2/3        97. 4/1          132. 4/1
28. 3/2    63. 3/2        98. 3/2          133. 3/2
29. 3/2    64. 1/4        99. 4/1          134. 3/2
30. 2/3    65. 2/3       100. 3/2          135. 0/5
31. 4/1    66. 2/3        101. 1/4          136. 3/2
32. 0/5    67. 2/3        102. 3/2
33. 2/3     68. 3/2        103. 2/3
34. 4/1    69. 3/2        104. 3/2
35. 2/3    70. 2/3        105. 2/3

You would notice that 4/1 plays 25 times out of 136 draws or 25%, while 1/4 plays 14 times out of the 136 draws or 14%...If you was to eliminate 1/4 & 4/1 from the 136 draws you would be left with 97 draws...Now that's a good number...Because it means that 71% the ratio 2/3 and 3/2 played (you would also eliminate 5/0 and 0/5)...(0/5 and 5/0 played 9 times out of the 136 times or 6.6%...)....On this one I don't know how many total combinations you can eliminate/narrow down...

0/5 and 5/0 hit 9 times or 6.6%

4/1 hit 25 times or 18.4%

1/4 hit 14 times or 10.3%

3/2 and 2/3 hit 88 times or 64.7%

In a 5/55 matrix, 64.8% of all combinations are either 3/2 or 2/3 so your statistics for 136 draws are only slightly lower than what is expected. 3/2 or 2/3 high/low and 3/2 or 2/3 odd/even are the most commonly used filters for wheels.

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 Posted: June 18, 2007, 1:40 am - IP Logged

0/5 and 5/0 hit 9 times or 6.6%

4/1 hit 25 times or 18.4%

1/4 hit 14 times or 10.3%

3/2 and 2/3 hit 88 times or 64.7%

In a 5/55 matrix, 64.8% of all combinations are either 3/2 or 2/3 so your statistics for 136 draws are only slightly lower than what is expected. 3/2 or 2/3 high/low and 3/2 or 2/3 odd/even are the most commonly used filters for wheels.

But you still need to decide what kind of a game you want to play, 3/2, 2/3, or whatever.

TODAY, the odds still favor 2/3, but that may swing the other way for a few games now, for the next 3-4-5 drawings or so.

Of course: I could be wrong.

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 Posted: June 18, 2007, 4:49 pm - IP Logged

But you still need to decide what kind of a game you want to play, 3/2, 2/3, or whatever.

TODAY, the odds still favor 2/3, but that may swing the other way for a few games now, for the next 3-4-5 drawings or so.

Of course: I could be wrong.

I thought the high and low ending digits was an interesting filter because it's not a 50/50 split but if he doesn't know how many combinations are "HOHOH", I can't see how he can say that would "beat Powerball" even in theory.

If you knew for a fact the next Powerball drawing will have 2 even numbers, 3 odd numbers, 2 low numbers and 3 high numbers you could drastically reduce the combinations by 89%. But you would still have 376,194 combinations and 5 out of 5 only pays \$200,000 and don't forget you have to match the one winning combination with the correct powerball number out of 42 to hit the jackpot.

It might be fun being in a 1000 player pool where everybody puts up \$100 when the jackpot is huge, but I'll bet the majority would want to play \$100,000 worth of QPs.

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