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# \$5 Powerball Quick Pick Oddity

Topic closed. 36 replies. Last post 9 years ago by Just6ntlc.

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 Posted: August 10, 2007, 10:31 pm - IP Logged

luckylilly,we'll all be playing your numbers,so we can all take a cruise,or something!

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 Posted: August 10, 2007, 10:36 pm - IP Logged

luckylilly,we'll all be playing your numbers,so we can all take a cruise,or something!

Okay, just not a disney cruise, okay?  Hope we can get a group rate.  Cuz we might need it if everybody here has to share the jackpot.

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 Posted: August 10, 2007, 11:10 pm - IP Logged

sounds good!

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I have tried to discuss this point before but no one gets what I was saying about odds.

I have made posts not too long ago saying that duplicate numbers like yours are lucky. I based a system of picks on these duplicate.

My theory is that if you are buying a handful of lines, you odds of matching the right numbers is greater than say buying one ticket IE 10 > 1. There are 5 white balls in one line (1 of 10). To win using these white balls, you have to match >2 numbers. With you tickets have 10 lines, it is likely that you will duplicate one of the winning numbers. (likely but not compulsory).

With 10 lines, you might get 1 out of 5 or 2 out of 5 and lose(excluding the PB). Or you can get 3 out of 5 etc and win. Because you bought 10 lines and 10 > 10-1. You can see why the numbers that will be draw is likely one of your duplicates.

[I picked one line and played it 8x before I even read your post. I have 2 of the numbers you mentioned in my line. I think that's a good sign.]

Another thing, take a closer look at the numbers you mentioned. 6 is cold, cooler numbers are due. 8, 15 and 51 are adjacent to most recent numbers so the are good because it follows the bell curve.

This is a weird look on odds. I have tried to talk about odds here but people are not receptive. Everyone always goes the odds are the same. Take the number 6 for instance. When 6 was "hot"(whatever that mean) People played it and lost. The number of people playing the number 6 will be virtually decrementing for the past 25 drawings that at this instance, fewer people(looking at past results I guess) are less likely to pick 6. To make up for the discrepancy in the ratio of the number 6 picked (When 6 will be drawn), the machine will spit out more 6s because of all the people who will avoid it.

"My theory is that if you are buying a handful of lines, you odds of matching the right numbers is greater than say buying one ticket IE 10 >"

The overall odds of winning any prize in PB is 36.61 to 1 but you have to hit 3 numbers plus the power ball or 4 numbers to win \$100. If you're betting \$5 to win \$100, you're only getting 20 to 1 odds on your money while somebody betting \$1 is getting 100 to 1 odds. How does betting more money increase the odds?

Granted by playing 5 combinations, you have about a 1 in 7 chance of winning something but that something is probably a \$7, \$4, or \$3 prize. And putting up \$5 to win at the most \$2, isn't a very good bet IMO.

"This is a weird look on odds. I have tried to talk about odds here but people are not receptive."

The odds of winning \$100 in PB is about 12,000 to 1 so there really isn't much to talk about because we all know it's a terrible bet.

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 Posted: August 11, 2007, 2:07 am - IP Logged

Fresh from the Machine.

14 25 32 36 37 - 02

11 12 20 41 42 - 14

08 21 27 42 49 - 06

13 20 28 29 52 - 27

03 05 17 22 25 - 22

little like yours.

repeats are 20, 25, and 42.

i do have a lot of consecutives.

36 37, 11 12, 41 42, 28 29.

two of the consecutives are in the same line.

11 12 and 41 42.

interesting.

36-41-50-55-56 + 09

16-29-42-46-51 + 40

05-18-37-39-43 + 42

07-12-35-54-55 + 02

08-17-20-23-50 + 17

These MM numbers look about the same as your's and Lily's QPs. They have repeats and consecutive numbers too.

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 Posted: August 13, 2007, 5:54 pm - IP Logged

Well, I was gonna post the numbers for ya JadeLottery, till EditGap convinced me they're gonna win.

Aw heck, I guess it's no different than posting in the predictions.

08-15-24-46-51 +36

02-15-30-45-54 +29

06-13-22-47-51 +18

06-08-25-37-44 +22

14-23-28-29-55 +02

Machine musta had a brain fart on that last one.

I just got another QP at the same store.  Now tell me this ain't odd.

06-08-22-44-54

Not one number that wasn't in the quadruplets for the last drawing.

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 Posted: August 16, 2007, 2:40 pm - IP Logged

Well, I was gonna post the numbers for ya JadeLottery, till EditGap convinced me they're gonna win.

Aw heck, I guess it's no different than posting in the predictions.

08-15-24-46-51 +36

02-15-30-45-54 +29

06-13-22-47-51 +18

06-08-25-37-44 +22

14-23-28-29-55 +02

Machine musta had a brain fart on that last one.

LuckyLilly, if you posted your 12 white balls and 4 bonus (mega/power) balls in MADDOG10's Mega Millions and Powerball challenge using these quick picks, which numbers would you choose? Otherwise, I just setup a three way challenge (CA SLP, Powerball, and Mega Millions) since California Super Lotto Plus rolled again (70 million) and is more than 48 milion.

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