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Bradly_60's avatar - disney37
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Posted: February 23, 2008, 12:19 am - IP Logged

With these low numbers I am assuming that someone will have won it.  I mean no number higher than 22.  So many birthday combos and such could contain those numbers.  My easy picks netted me $3.  I am hoping for a roll but I doubt it will happen.

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    Posted: February 23, 2008, 12:39 am - IP Logged

    Mega millions is 12 million now

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      Posted: February 23, 2008, 12:44 am - IP Logged

      With these low numbers I am assuming that someone will have won it.  I mean no number higher than 22.  So many birthday combos and such could contain those numbers.  My easy picks netted me $3.  I am hoping for a roll but I doubt it will happen.

      Brad

      02/08/05 -  08 11 14 23 25  +21   

      The same thing happened three years ago on 02/08/05 before the last matrix change and nobody won but the jackpot was smaller so there might have been less tickets sold.  Ohio have the next jackpot at $12M.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: February 23, 2008, 12:48 am - IP Logged

        With these low numbers I am assuming that someone will have won it.  I mean no number higher than 22.  So many birthday combos and such could contain those numbers.  My easy picks netted me $3.  I am hoping for a roll but I doubt it will happen.

        Brad

        i wonder why people say this Birthday numbers.

        Isn't it possible that people might put the month, day, and year they were born as well as their age. Using this idea all numbers between 1 and 56 are open for buisness. People do end up using many combinations of birthdates on playslips.

        If you choose to specify the numbers yourself, you select five distinct numbers between 1 and 56, and one "Mega Ball" number between 1 and 46.

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          02/08/05 -  08 11 14 23 25  +21   

          The same thing happened three years ago on 02/08/05 before the last matrix change and nobody won but the jackpot was smaller so there might have been less tickets sold.  Ohio have the next jackpot at $12M.

          It has been a while since the numbers have all been this low.

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            Posted: February 23, 2008, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

            This disproves the myth about having to split the jackpot if it's won using low numbers.  There was only one winning ticket.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: February 23, 2008, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

              i wonder why people say this Birthday numbers.

              Isn't it possible that people might put the month, day, and year they were born as well as their age. Using this idea all numbers between 1 and 56 are open for buisness. People do end up using many combinations of birthdates on playslips.

              If you choose to specify the numbers yourself, you select five distinct numbers between 1 and 56, and one "Mega Ball" number between 1 and 46.

              Probably because when they interview the winners, a lot of them say they played their birthday numbers or family and friends birthday numbers. Of course that isn't always the case.

              "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                Posted: February 23, 2008, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

                This disproves the myth about having to split the jackpot if it's won using low numbers.  There was only one winning ticket.

                Something being more likely is not the same as it being guaranteed. It's just like your signature says: what happens most is most likely to happen again, but it's not going to happen every time.

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                  Posted: February 24, 2008, 3:07 am - IP Logged

                  This disproves the myth about having to split the jackpot if it's won using low numbers.  There was only one winning ticket.

                  I've never heard a claim that birthday numbers means  having  to share  the  jackpot. OTOH, if players are more likely to use birthday numbers then there  is  a greater chance of sharing the jackpot with numbers like we saw in  this drawing.

                  About102 million tickets were sold for this drawing. If there were noduplicate combinations at all that would have been just under 60% ofthe possible combinations in play.  If those combinations weredistributed uniformly, each combination of the 5 regular balls would have been played just under 60% of 46 (the number of mega balls), which is 27.6.  43 tickets  matched all 5 white balls, so that means that  7,12,13,19,22 was played 50% more thanif  there  had been a uniform distribution. It could berandom probability that did it, but more likely it's a good indicationthat a disproportionate number of people choose birthday numbers. If only 28 mega balls were played with that combination, 15 of the 43tickets would have resulted in at least 2 winners sharing the jackpot.

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                    Posted: February 25, 2008, 9:09 am - IP Logged

                    I've never heard a claim that birthday numbers means  having  to share  the  jackpot. OTOH, if players are more likely to use birthday numbers then there  is  a greater chance of sharing the jackpot with numbers like we saw in  this drawing.

                    About102 million tickets were sold for this drawing. If there were noduplicate combinations at all that would have been just under 60% ofthe possible combinations in play.  If those combinations weredistributed uniformly, each combination of the 5 regular balls would have been played just under 60% of 46 (the number of mega balls), which is 27.6.  43 tickets  matched all 5 white balls, so that means that  7,12,13,19,22 was played 50% more thanif  there  had been a uniform distribution. It could berandom probability that did it, but more likely it's a good indicationthat a disproportionate number of people choose birthday numbers. If only 28 mega balls were played with that combination, 15 of the 43tickets would have resulted in at least 2 winners sharing the jackpot.

                    There are 170,000 combinations with all numbers under 32 and only 26,334 under 23 so it looks like the "extra" 5 + 0 winners were manual picks. Matching 5 paid over $600,000 in California on Tuesday and $159,000 on Friday.

                    The jackpot winner used 6 birthday numbers but they could have matched the same 6 numbers and only won $150.