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# would you play last weeks winning numbers in this weeks draw

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would you play last weeks numbers in this weeks draw

 yes [ 11 ] [29.73%] no [ 26 ] [70.27%] Total Valid Votes [ 37 ] Discarded Votes [ 2 ]
Australia
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 Posted: August 7, 2008, 1:07 am - IP Logged

just getting some idea of what percent of people mght actually play last weeks drawn numbers in the following weeks draw.

it would only take a small percent to turn a jackpot win into nothing to write home about; because you cant afford the stamp.

math wise theres no diff from using last weeks numbers as picking your own 6 , as the balls dont have a memory and you are testing after last weeks draw so odds are still the same as 6 random numbers.

just some thoughts thanks

2014 winnings S= spent W= won

JAN S 119/ W71 ; FEB S90 /W 13 ; MAR S93/ W75 ; APR S146/ W50 ; MAY S94/ W32 : JUN S98 /W 13 JUL S110 /W21 ; AUG S185 / W56 ; SEP S 140/W 13 ; OCT S 130 / W 66 ; NOV S104 / W47 ; DEC S173 / W17 last 2 years of keno, -\$1740 total

 S \$1486 W \$479 Tot -\$1077

2015 JAN S  -\$140/W +\$49; FEB S -\$97/w +\$22; MAR S -149/W +\$39; APR S -170/W +28 ; MAY S - 190/W +33; JUNE S-106/W+33;

 yearly grand total Spent= \$957 won =\$201 tot=-\$755
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 Posted: August 7, 2008, 1:24 am - IP Logged

I wouldn't play all of the same numbers on a pick 6 or pick 5 + 1 game.  I frequently play some of them, though, as I tend to play the same numbers for an extended period, whether or not any of them were drawn previously.

MI
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 Posted: August 7, 2008, 5:37 am - IP Logged

No, the odds are so low as it is that once a number is played it'll probably never come up again, or at least for a very long time. Obviously I'm referring to 6 number of 5 + 1 games with a lot of balls, not smaller games with much lower odds. The odds of a set of numbers being picked is already astronomical in games like Mega Millions and Powerball, if I bothered with a system I wouldn't play any combination that's 3+1 or 4+0 and higher, even with matrix changes.

You can't predict random.

CT
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 Posted: August 7, 2008, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

I don't play previous weeks winning numbers, but last week in NC there was a 4 digit repeat in back to back nights for their Cash 5..

mid-Ohio
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 Posted: August 7, 2008, 2:38 pm - IP Logged

PowerBall               TOTAL MATCHES
WB       PB    Payout
MATCH  0 = 1796     59    \$ 177
MATCH  1 = 990      21    \$ 84
MATCH  2 = 172          \$ 21
MATCH  3 = 12       0     \$ 84
MATCH  4 = 0        0
MATCH  5 = 0        0

PAY RATE
4            TOTAL PRIZES = \$ 366 + 0 JACKPOTS
checked 297 records with 10 previous records = 2970

If you had played the previous 10 drawing results for PowerBall for the last 297 drawings, you would have spent \$2,970 and won \$366 which is about what you could  expect to do with 10 QPs or 10 of your own combinations if you didn't get lucky and match a 5+0 or a 5+1.

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 Posted: August 8, 2008, 12:44 am - IP Logged

No I wouldn't. The odds that those same numbers would come up again in the next drawing are way too high.

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

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 Posted: August 8, 2008, 1:16 am - IP Logged

No, the odds are so low as it is that once a number is played it'll probably never come up again, or at least for a very long time. Obviously I'm referring to 6 number of 5 + 1 games with a lot of balls, not smaller games with much lower odds. The odds of a set of numbers being picked is already astronomical in games like Mega Millions and Powerball, if I bothered with a system I wouldn't play any combination that's 3+1 or 4+0 and higher, even with matrix changes.

DC, you just proved to me you don't track numbers much, or your definition of 'never' and 'very long time' is quite different than mine.

You really need to know what you are talking about before making a blanket statement like that, because you are, ummm - what's the word ?  Oh yeah - wrong.

Now, lately, single numbers have not repeated as much as in the past: there was a time not that long ago where in a span of 100 PB games, we had 48 numbers repeat.  It's nowhere near that currently, but these things go in cycles, you need to watch for it, and be ready for it.

Just a week ago on 7/30 we had two numbers repeat - to have two repeat is kinda rare - prior to that it has not happened since 6/21, and 6/18, 5/7, then in 2007 - 12/01/07, 10/24, 9/8, 8/22, 5/12, 3/24, then 11/25/2006.  Two don't repeat obviously anywhere near as much as single repeats, I don't ever PLAN on two numbers to repeat, unless something really tells me to.

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 Posted: August 8, 2008, 2:22 am - IP Logged

PS - DC81 - I am assuming you are referring to ANY numbers repeating, and not all 5 - or 6.

mid-Ohio
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 Posted: August 8, 2008, 2:36 am - IP Logged

I was sure DC was talking about combinations of 3 or more. Anyone can look at the last 10 drawings of MegaMillions and see that not true for 1 or 2 number combinations.

08/05/08   09 21 36 38 55     13
08/01/08   09 13 17 18 56     02
07/29/08   11 13 20 30 42     03
07/25/08   02 16 19 35 52     17
07/22/08   02 16 23 29 32     46
07/18/08   17 29 36 53 55     26
07/15/08   19 24 34 45 51     40
07/11/08   05 14 16 39 51     34
07/08/08   01 20 22 29 41     35
07/04/08   01 03 12 19 20     28
07/01/08   01 22 33 43 52     36
06/27/08   08 14 22 39 50     44
06/24/08   10 22 36 50 53     39
06/20/08   11 17 25 36 42     13

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MI
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 Posted: August 8, 2008, 4:46 am - IP Logged

I was initially referring to playing a number combination of either either a regular six number game or a 5+1 game again that had already won. I then went on about how I wouldn't use a combination that already came up matching 3+1, 4+0 or better but that was also referring to 5+1 games. I know all about numbers repeating themselves, since it's very noticeable and I have made multiple posts here about it. I see I accidentally left out the word "combination" in my initial post and probably should have just used combination and left out the word number.

It should have read something like this.

No, the odds are so low as it is that once a number combination is played it'll probably never come up again, or at least for a very long time. Obviously I'm referring to 6 number or 5 + 1 games with a lot of balls, not smaller games with much lower odds.

You can't predict random.

Kentucky
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 Posted: August 8, 2008, 1:28 pm - IP Logged

No I wouldn't. The odds that those same numbers would come up again in the next drawing are way too high.

The question isn't worded very well because it's "playing last weeks numbers in this weeks draw". There are two drawings every week so while the odds against 5 of those 10 numbers hitting in the next draw with either of the PBs is extremely high, the odds of 1 or some of them being drawn is less than 5 to 1 (45 to 10).

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 Posted: August 9, 2008, 2:19 am - IP Logged

I was initially referring to playing a number combination of either either a regular six number game or a 5+1 game again that had already won. I then went on about how I wouldn't use a combination that already came up matching 3+1, 4+0 or better but that was also referring to 5+1 games. I know all about numbers repeating themselves, since it's very noticeable and I have made multiple posts here about it. I see I accidentally left out the word "combination" in my initial post and probably should have just used combination and left out the word number.

It should have read something like this.

No, the odds are so low as it is that once a number combination is played it'll probably never come up again, or at least for a very long time. Obviously I'm referring to 6 number or 5 + 1 games with a lot of balls, not smaller games with much lower odds.

I track that, too: how many times a series of 5 WB's has hit 3x or more since 1998:

(meaning: of the 5 numbers I have selected, how many times has any 3 of them hit since ?)

But tracking that is kinda irrelevent: it is very rare to find 4 of the 5 WB's (in PB) hitting again somewhere down the road, luckily PB.com has a 'search' feature that lets you plug in a set of numbers: I do that after I make my selections, and if I have a 4x5 that has hit before, I change it to a 3x5.

YES, I know it's random, but I still go with the odds.

MOST of my 'theories' are designed not necessarily to PICK numbers, but rather to help AVOID certain combinations based on other criteria.

And it works quite well, actually.

Wandering Aimlessly
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 Posted: August 9, 2008, 2:43 am - IP Logged

AFAIK in Florida Lotto no 6 number winning combination has been repeated.   However, I've played the same numbers and gotten 3 or 4, which is better than nothing.  Numbers repeat all the time.  I just wouldn't play more than 3 or 4 of them.

However, if the drawings are indeed random, you do have a point.

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 Posted: August 9, 2008, 3:26 am - IP Logged

The question isn't worded very well because it's "playing last weeks numbers in this weeks draw". There are two drawings every week so while the odds against 5 of those 10 numbers hitting in the next draw with either of the PBs is extremely high, the odds of 1 or some of them being drawn is less than 5 to 1 (45 to 10).

you have a point there,  here in oz  a game is drawn once a week not twice, i meant the following draw, ie same  set of winning numbers in the follwong draw. im getting the idea people will repeat 2 or 3 but no more.

2014 winnings S= spent W= won

JAN S 119/ W71 ; FEB S90 /W 13 ; MAR S93/ W75 ; APR S146/ W50 ; MAY S94/ W32 : JUN S98 /W 13 JUL S110 /W21 ; AUG S185 / W56 ; SEP S 140/W 13 ; OCT S 130 / W 66 ; NOV S104 / W47 ; DEC S173 / W17 last 2 years of keno, -\$1740 total

 S \$1486 W \$479 Tot -\$1077

2015 JAN S  -\$140/W +\$49; FEB S -\$97/w +\$22; MAR S -149/W +\$39; APR S -170/W +28 ; MAY S - 190/W +33; JUNE S-106/W+33;

 yearly grand total Spent= \$957 won =\$201 tot=-\$755
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 Posted: August 10, 2008, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

My ex  played the same numbers for  fri. that won  tue.  MM jackpot. Then  showed me the ticket and the winning numbers on the MM website. I got all excited until I looked at the date on the ticket. Big joke on me!!!

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