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Lottery and the game of Battleship

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Posted: April 19, 2008, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

Yesterday I was filling out a playslip and watching someone else fill one out and the thought cam to me that the lottery is like an ultimate game of battle ship or something, but in this game, you and your opponenet don't keep going until one of you has no ships left.

(For those that don't know, Battleship is played by setting up two pieces of paper in rows and columns, numbering and lettering them, and marking hit or misss as you and your opponent "fire" at each other and hit or miss.)

But in this game of battleship (doesn't matter if it's Pick3, 4, 5, 6, or 5+1) you only get to fires one salvo and they all must be hits.

Just an observation and a different approach than trying to figure out numbers via EEOEOO, HHL, etc...

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

Lep

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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    Posted: April 19, 2008, 7:39 pm - IP Logged

    Good anology. Here's another:

    Think of the lottery as a game of picking balls, the numbers on the balls are simply used to dicern one from the other, and have no bearing on the game.

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      Posted: April 19, 2008, 7:56 pm - IP Logged

      I always thought of it as a Dart Board - each spot has the same surface area and therefore likelyhood of being hit; it's just a matter of where you can place your dart - it's all about skill... Pogo

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        Posted: April 20, 2008, 12:53 am - IP Logged

        Try thinking of it as 6 white marbles and 43 black or vice versa.

        Wheeling is how many times you get to reach into the pot.
        ie: wheel 18 numbers = 18 blind tries to get the right color marbles.

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          Posted: April 20, 2008, 1:50 am - IP Logged

          Yesterday I was filling out a playslip and watching someone else fill one out and the thought cam to me that the lottery is like an ultimate game of battle ship or something, but in this game, you and your opponenet don't keep going until one of you has no ships left.

          (For those that don't know, Battleship is played by setting up two pieces of paper in rows and columns, numbering and lettering them, and marking hit or misss as you and your opponent "fire" at each other and hit or miss.)

          But in this game of battleship (doesn't matter if it's Pick3, 4, 5, 6, or 5+1) you only get to fires one salvo and they all must be hits.

          Just an observation and a different approach than trying to figure out numbers via EEOEOO, HHL, etc...

          I know what you mean......EEOEOO, HHL

          Those letters are becoming just as annoying as those darn numbers...lol