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kjs703's avatar - batman08
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Posted: June 11, 2008, 8:07 am - IP Logged

Tue  6/10/2008
3,5,15,43,51
Mega Ball : 11

Anyone else notice that this draw contained all odd numbers?

Gail H. in one of her many books says "Never select all odd or all even numbers...".

Just thought this was an "odd" draw!  <smirk>

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    Posted: June 11, 2008, 8:15 am - IP Logged

    Just goes to show anything is possible, especially with odds of 175 mill to 1. Still, I even though I don't follow any so called expert, I think it is smart to play what happens most, rather than what happens rarely.

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      Posted: June 11, 2008, 10:36 am - IP Logged

      This is not totally out of the norm.  it does happen quite a few times a year, however the most popular combination of odd/even is the 2/3 or the 3/2 followed by the 1/4 or the 4/1 then comes the 5/0 or 0/5......I used to track it.

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

        kjs703's avatar - batman08
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        Posted: June 11, 2008, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

        I have seen a couple (not many) where the five white balls were all odd or even.....but I cannot recall a time when the five white balls were odd and the mega ball was odd (or even the reverse of that being all balls were even).  Correct me if I am wrong, but I think this was truly a very rare Odd occurance.

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          Posted: June 11, 2008, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

          I have seen a couple (not many) where the five white balls were all odd or even.....but I cannot recall a time when the five white balls were odd and the mega ball was odd (or even the reverse of that being all balls were even).  Correct me if I am wrong, but I think this was truly a very rare Odd occurance.

          Since the last matrix change:

          all odd
           06/10/08   03 05 15 43 51   +11
           09/21/07   05 21 23 33 45   +43

          all even
           01/12/07   12 14 26 40 42   +22
           08/15/06   10 12 22 44 48   +16

          Of the 175,711,536 possible MM combinations there are 2,260,440 with all even numbers and 2,260,440 with all odds numbers, so you should expect one to shows up once in a while.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: June 12, 2008, 12:16 am - IP Logged

            Tue  6/10/2008
            3,5,15,43,51
            Mega Ball : 11

            Anyone else notice that this draw contained all odd numbers?

            Gail H. in one of her many books says "Never select all odd or all even numbers...".

            Just thought this was an "odd" draw!  <smirk>

            Gail Howard knows a litle bit about the lottery and a great deal about what gullible people will pay for. There are 2,260,440 combinations that can be made with 28 regular balls and 23 mega balls. That's half of the numbers in the game, but it doesn't matter how you pick half of them. Pick 28 and 23 of them randomly and there will still be 2,260,440 possible combinations, regardless of how many odd, even, low or high numbers are in the mix. Use all the numbers and there are almost 176 million possible combinations, and for every drawing only one of them can win. The winning combination should be all odd only about 1.3% of the time, but  that's still 2,260,440 more likely than the chance that one of your tickets will win regardles of how many odd or even numbers you choose.

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              Posted: June 12, 2008, 2:55 am - IP Logged

              And the odds of this happening are approximately 1::73.33, or about 3 times each every two years.

              Blessed Saint Leibowitz, keep 'em dreamin' down there..... 

              Next week's convention for Psychics and Prognosticators has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

               =^.^=