|Posted: February 22, 2008, 2:06 pm - IP Logged|
I've done very well with that wheel myself.
Once I almost nailed 5+0 with it (ticket image included):
Still, I did get a nice 4+0.
People can spend a lifetime trying to evaluate which 5 numbers have the best chance of being drawn in any given draw, but it's always a random drawing so any of the 56 numbers can be the first 5. With any wheel the idea is to trap the 5 numbers out of a group of numbers and "if" that happens, the order you placed the numbers into the wheel is the only reason that you didn't have all 5 number on one ticket.
Using all 56 numbers, the "if" is taken out the equation so the order you used to enter the 56 numbers in the wheel was the reason you didn't match all 5 numbers. That wheel has a number distribution so we don't have to place all 56 numbers into an exact order to hit the correct 5 and the "if" strategy can be used with a few numbers.
Somebody asked if they had a better chance of winning by playing 100 tickets in one drawing or 50 tickets in 2 drawings and it promoted lots of discussion on the odds. It was pointed out that playing strategy wasn't part of the question but there is always a chance we won't have 1 or 2 mega numbers playing 100 QPs and maybe miss several of them playing 50 QPs.
That thread has some very useful information and the links in it had some too. I would be really neat if somebody here used it to hit the jackpot tonight!