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can the powerplay numbers be predicted?

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stephi's avatar - winifrid
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Posted: September 28, 2007, 9:16 am - IP Logged

Hello. Just a curiousity question. I was wondering if the powerplay (2,3,4, and 5) numbers could be predicted?
thank you.

    Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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    Posted: September 28, 2007, 10:14 am - IP Logged

    Hello. Just a curiousity question. I was wondering if the powerplay (2,3,4, and 5) numbers could be predicted?
    thank you.

    No. Why do you need to predict the PowerPlay number?

    Gonna win.Big Smile

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      Posted: September 28, 2007, 10:44 am - IP Logged

      No. Why do you need to predict the PowerPlay number?

      Because if you knew it was going to be 2 it would be really stupid to play it. If you knew it would be more than 2 then it makes more sense, assuming you were planning on spending $2 anyway.

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        Posted: September 28, 2007, 11:11 am - IP Logged

        Why do you say No. If you can't predict  1 out of 4 numbers, Why are there people here trying to predict 1 out 150 Million.

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          Posted: September 28, 2007, 11:18 am - IP Logged

          Hello. Just a curiousity question. I was wondering if the powerplay (2,3,4, and 5) numbers could be predicted?
          thank you.

          You can predict anything....you just won't always be right!

          but if you feel strongly about getting a hit, then why wouldn't you put in that extra buck on a chance to at least double your prize? 

          unless you want to predict a powerplay of 5 and play all the powerballs....still a losing proposition I believe

          "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

            Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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            Posted: September 28, 2007, 11:44 am - IP Logged

            Because if you knew it was going to be 2 it would be really stupid to play it. If you knew it would be more than 2 then it makes more sense, assuming you were planning on spending $2 anyway.

            I disagree. The only thing I think someone needs to concern themself as far as PowerPlay goes is simply whether or not they want to play, that's all. There is no way to tell what the next PowerPlay number will be so whether it be 2, 3, 4, or 5 the person needs to decide if they want to spend an extra $1. What matters is how confident they feel in the other numbers.

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              Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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              Posted: September 28, 2007, 12:06 pm - IP Logged

              Why do you say No. If you can't predict  1 out of 4 numbers, Why are there people here trying to predict 1 out 150 Million.

              Well first, the PowerPlay number is 1 number from its own separate pool of numbers. Second, I have said to people that a person could potentially cut their odds of a Pick 5 game down to less than Pick 4 game odds. Reason? Well because all the numbers drawn for a Pick 5 game all come from the same pool(for example, 1-36). In a Pick 4 game, all 4 numbers are chosen from a separate 0-9 pool. You can give yourself an advantage using a system by looking at something I call "set characteristics" for Pick 5(and Pick 6) games. For example, PowerBall is a Pick 5+1 game. The odds of winning are 1 in 146,107,962. Out of the 6 numbers drawn for PowerBall, 5 of them(the white balls) are chosen from the same pool of 1-55. This would allow you to use set characteristics in your system. The PowerBall would rely completely on luck though. Even though mathematically picking 5/55 + 1/42 has the same odds as picking 1/146,107,962, that doesn't mean you can't use filters that look at set characteristics(which you find by looking at past results), and apply them towards the current selection. Looking at past results, you can filter thousands(for Pick 5) or millions(for Pick 6) of combinations that probably won't end up winning the jackpot. This is exactly why I wrote a computer program to do this for me.

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                Posted: September 28, 2007, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

                Hello. Just a curiousity question. I was wondering if the powerplay (2,3,4, and 5) numbers could be predicted?
                thank you.

                Not directly, but I won't say "no". Ponder

                More like whatever powerplay number came up last drawing, has a 1 in 4 chance of repeating and a 3 in 4 chance of not repeating in the next draw. Someone interested enough might dig around and find a pattern or 2 in the string of numbers. Cool

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                  Posted: September 28, 2007, 1:03 pm - IP Logged

                  Hello. Just a curiousity question. I was wondering if the powerplay (2,3,4, and 5) numbers could be predicted?
                  thank you.

                  It's the easiest of all the numbers to predict because there are less of them, the problem is you can't play the number.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: September 28, 2007, 1:07 pm - IP Logged

                    STUPID ????  so doubleing your winnings is STUPID ???  wow thats a new one on me...

                      Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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                      Posted: September 28, 2007, 1:18 pm - IP Logged

                      STUPID ????  so doubleing your winnings is STUPID ???  wow thats a new one on me...

                      That's what I'm saying. If someone is playing PowerPlay, they have decided to play knowing the it could be 2, 3, 4, or 5 times and they are willing to spend the extra $1 even if it ends up being 2.

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                        stephi's avatar - winifrid
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                        Posted: September 28, 2007, 1:19 pm - IP Logged

                        I thank you all for your help, it is helpful and i appreciate it. thank you.

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                          Posted: September 28, 2007, 4:43 pm - IP Logged

                          so Guru you're with me in saying 2 is better than 1 right ??

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                            Posted: September 28, 2007, 4:50 pm - IP Logged

                            That's what I'm saying. If someone is playing PowerPlay, they have decided to play knowing the it could be 2, 3, 4, or 5 times and they are willing to spend the extra $1 even if it ends up being 2.

                            "...they are willing to spend the extra $1 even if it ends up being 2."

                            That's exactly what I based my decision on.  If I match 5 white balls without the powerplay I'd get around $130K after taxes.  If I match 5 with the powerplay, the minimum I'd take home is $260K.   The difference between those two amounts is the difference between being able to pay cash for a dump or paying cash for a decent home in this area.  Therefore, the extra $1 is worth it to me, even if the multiplier does end up being only X2.  I always get the powerplay.

                              Guru101's avatar - rw6jhh
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                              Posted: September 28, 2007, 5:01 pm - IP Logged

                              so Guru you're with me in saying 2 is better than 1 right ??

                              Yes.

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