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"9th Drawing of the month" - MM & PB

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Posted: March 30, 2008, 12:42 am - IP Logged

Most months have 8 Tuesdays and Fridays (Mega Millions) or

8 Wednesdays and Satrudays (Powerball). As of now, that's when they're drawn.

So why not when there's a 9th drawing of the month for either one of them, play 9 as the MM # or PB#?

QP the top matrix, or load it with 9's - 9 19 29, etc... 

Just a thought. 

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

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    Posted: March 30, 2008, 10:07 am - IP Logged

    Actually, it's the opposite...most months have 9 draws each...last 3 months

    MM=9/9/8

    PB=9/8/9

    The rest of the months should fall under the same pattern as above...

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      Posted: March 30, 2008, 11:42 am - IP Logged

      fja is right. A year has 52 weeks, so MM and PB will each have 104 drawings per year. February will always have 8 PB and MM drawings, except in leap years where the extra day happens to be a drawing day. That leaves 96 drawings for the other 11 months. There will be at least 8 drawings in each month, accounting for 88 of the 96. That leave another 8 drawings, so 8 of those 11 months will have a 9th drawing. At the end of the 52nd week of the year there's still an extra day left over. 4 out of 7 times it will be a drawing day, so one of the games will have a 105th drawing that year.

      Relatively useless trivia: except in leap years, January 1st and December 31st are the same day of the week.

      There is, of course, absolutely no reason that 8 or 9 is more likely to be drawn just because that's how many drawings there are in a month. OTOH, maybe they should be avoided in case they are unusually popular and increase the chances of a shared jackpot

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        Posted: March 30, 2008, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

        I just eyeballed a calendar real quick, I was basing it on "Fifth Sunday" and going from there.

        Any months where they both have 9 drawings? 

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

        Lep

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          Posted: March 31, 2008, 3:04 am - IP Logged

          Yes. For 30 day months, whichever day of the week the 1st and 2nd days fall on will happen 5 times, so if the 1st is either of the MM days both games will have 9 drawings, with the 30th being the 9th PB day. For months with 31 days there will also be 9 of each if the 1st day is the day before a MM day.

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            Posted: March 31, 2008, 6:13 am - IP Logged

            Most months have 8 Tuesdays and Fridays (Mega Millions) or

            8 Wednesdays and Satrudays (Powerball). As of now, that's when they're drawn.

            So why not when there's a 9th drawing of the month for either one of them, play 9 as the MM # or PB#?

            QP the top matrix, or load it with 9's - 9 19 29, etc... 

            Just a thought. 

            PowerBall

              01/23/08  - 04 16 35 47 48 +39
              01/26/08  - 11 35 39 53 54 +24
              01/30/08  - 02 17 41 54 55 +17
              02/02/08  - 14 16 25 26 44 +30
              02/06/08  - 03 05 12 42 43 +05
              02/09/08  - 04 23 24 30 43 +28
              02/13/08  - 13 19 32 38 51 +30
              02/16/08  - 03 04 08 20 49 +18
              02/20/08  - 09 12 20 22 36 +31
              02/23/08  - 08 13 23 29 47 +32
              02/27/08  - 20 24 34 48 53 +11
              03/01/08  - 02 19 21 31 55 +19
              03/05/08  - 10 15 16 23 31 +05
              03/08/08  - 17 29 31 34 49 +16
              03/12/08  - 12 19 30 34 36 +08
              03/15/08  - 06 22 42 43 47 +16
              03/19/08  - 06 08 29 41 49 +42
              03/22/08  - 07 25 28 46 48 +19
              03/26/08  - 09 12 20 37 49 +17
              03/29/08  - 18 20 25 31 36 +07

            You probably do just as well to include the date in your numbers,

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