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Why you Will Never win Mega or Powerball

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Brazil
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Posted: June 11, 2007, 1:20 pm - IP Logged

Hey, I think that a person only need to Match 5 White Balls and use the Power Play option to win something. There seems to be even a Match 5 Bonus Prize.

Last PB combination was not that hard to do , sure that It wasn't one of my chosen ones ... 

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    Posted: June 11, 2007, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

    You had the 25,  I can't complain about that.Thumbs Up


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      Posted: June 11, 2007, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

      Yes, to bad that I dropped the 32 and 41 ...

       8 instead of 7 is a close one, the 7 goes to the 2by2!Embarassed

       And of course that the 4 was for Hot Lotto.

      Now, I am trying to adjust my numbers. Maybe next time I will match at least one of the combinations for the right game ...  


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        Posted: June 11, 2007, 3:13 pm - IP Logged

        Or maybe,What? I just need Glasses.

        [Probably, I would do better with glasses or contacts]

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          Posted: June 11, 2007, 10:01 pm - IP Logged

          weather is suppose to be random also I believe..do you know where a weather event will happen tomorrow..such as a lightening strike..do you know where the next gulf hurricaine will make land fall..you cant answer those and it dont matter if the weather man tells you it is going to be 88 degrees tommorrow..actually it may be 87..or 89...87.8567843..etc..etc..numbers are not much different..they take the past traccks of those storms and compare them to the movement it is going now..factor in upper level winds and all that other stuff and try to predict the path it will take next several days..numbers work the same..we look at what has been played..past numbers it came with..etc..etc..etc..and try to predict what will come out by the info WE HAVE..like I said..YOU CANT make an accurate prediction when you dont have all the Info!!!!

          Well, of course the weather is random. If it wasn't  random the snowstorms wouldn't be just as likely in the summer as in the winter.  The randomness is also why we can never predict when we'll get days with 14 hours of daylight or when we'll get the ones that only have 8. Which is a bummer, because I wanted to do something outside at 6PM tomorrow, and I have absolutely no idea if if will still be light then.

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            Posted: June 11, 2007, 11:58 pm - IP Logged

            Hey, I think that a person only need to Match 5 White Balls and use the Power Play option to win something. There seems to be even a Match 5 Bonus Prize.

            Last PB combination was not that hard to do , sure that It wasn't one of my chosen ones ... 

            'Not that hard to do....'  LOL

            OK, YOU try it........ 


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              Posted: June 16, 2007, 10:46 am - IP Logged

              'Not that hard to do....'  LOL

              OK, YOU try it........ 

              I am without glasses ...Cool

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                Posted: June 27, 2007, 5:31 am - IP Logged

                Logical fallacy here it looks like.

                 Past data on lottery numbers is pretty much worthless.  The argument may be made that no ball drop is truly random but I believe the lottery's non-computer number generating systems are within reasonable boundaries.  In other words, we can call it random.  Past data on hurricanes?  Even if past data for weather forecasts is modified there are still methods to determining hurricane movement.  A whole pile of scientific models and professionals to tap.

                 There will not be a useful pattern at all in these types of games. 

                 "they know the only chance anyone has to win IS IF THEY SELL A SH$T load of them and someone just HAPPENS to get the right one."

                It's not just the lottery that should know this, it's the player!  I KNOW I have virtually no chance of winning the jackpot.  Sure, there are lesser prizes I might win.  It's a gamble.  I like gambling.  There.  That's it.  They offer a game, divulge the odds, and we choose to play them or not.  

                 That's one thing that gets on my nerves.  Lottery a regressive tax?  Baloney.  You choose to participate for that ever so small chance to win it big.  No scam about it.  Also, when they modified their games they made it public.  They didn't just pull a fast one.  Again, player's responsibility.

                I think the majority of these calls for litigation are done out of frustration.  A lot of people want to win it big and pay a lot of money thinking that they are significantly increasing their odds.  Gambling can be a vice.

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                  Posted: June 27, 2007, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

                  Logical fallacy here it looks like.

                   Past data on lottery numbers is pretty much worthless.  The argument may be made that no ball drop is truly random but I believe the lottery's non-computer number generating systems are within reasonable boundaries.  In other words, we can call it random.  Past data on hurricanes?  Even if past data for weather forecasts is modified there are still methods to determining hurricane movement.  A whole pile of scientific models and professionals to tap.

                   There will not be a useful pattern at all in these types of games. 

                   "they know the only chance anyone has to win IS IF THEY SELL A SH$T load of them and someone just HAPPENS to get the right one."

                  It's not just the lottery that should know this, it's the player!  I KNOW I have virtually no chance of winning the jackpot.  Sure, there are lesser prizes I might win.  It's a gamble.  I like gambling.  There.  That's it.  They offer a game, divulge the odds, and we choose to play them or not.  

                   That's one thing that gets on my nerves.  Lottery a regressive tax?  Baloney.  You choose to participate for that ever so small chance to win it big.  No scam about it.  Also, when they modified their games they made it public.  They didn't just pull a fast one.  Again, player's responsibility.

                  I think the majority of these calls for litigation are done out of frustration.  A lot of people want to win it big and pay a lot of money thinking that they are significantly increasing their odds.  Gambling can be a vice.

                  I could not have said it better myself.

                  It's a game - we choose to play it - or not.

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                    Posted: June 27, 2007, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

                    I'm glad the lottery exists. The lottery gives the not so financially free people that one(or more, if you buy more) shot(s) to win a lot of money that they wouldn't have normally received outside the lottery. $1 is all it takes. Sure, it's a shot in the dark, but it just might happen. It's happened to others, so it could happen to you.

                    Gonna win.Big Smile


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                      Posted: June 27, 2007, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

                      If you want to trade words ...

                      IQ and 'Fallacy'.

                      My score on Natural Intelligence would be extraordinary as many people on churches and other enlightened persons. This will include the ability to search the natural environment and naturally processing the data for disasters linked with animals or natural forces. Sometimes, persons are much more reliable than normal computers for  this type of analyzes ...

                        By the way, if you want to talk about sigma points, in lots of places . "Psychic's" would easily match 3 Standard Deviations , sure that in the logic reasoning ...