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Developing a winning MegaMillions System

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: September 14, 2008, 11:56 am - IP Logged

Stew,

I also look at numbers as identifiers of the balls but once the numbers and their draw dates are recorded there are so many ways a computer can analyze the data in seconds that I sometimes get caught up in producing all kinds of data charts.  Sums, number of decades, number of numbers adjacent to each other and other data are not used to reject combinations but just high-lite those combinations that are within the parameters I picked but out of the normal range of previous winners. That way if I have my RNG in the manual pick mode, I am aware of those conditions before I decide to accept the combinations for my play list.

Like you said earlier, winning something is better than winning nothing.  I also noticed had I played my MM picks in PB last night I would have matched 1+1 with the same line I matched 1+1 in MM the night before but would have won $4 instead of $3.  PowerBall has better odds and pay more, I should be in a PB state. ;) 

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: September 14, 2008, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

    RJ, all you have to do is give your numbers to someone in a PB state, and if they win you are owed half, at no initial cost to you. ;)

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      RJ, all you have to do is give your numbers to someone in a PB state, and if they win you are owed half, at no initial cost to you. ;)

       Wink Funny, I just mention earlier in another thread that lottery combinations aren't the property of anyone and if someone wins a jackpot playing combinations posted at LP, they owe the poster nothing.;)

      Seriously, I've heard of such deals between friends who trust each others and the split go both ways, who ever wins has to split with the other.  I don't have any friends or family members since my parents died that I trust that much.

      Before MegaMillions came to Ohio, I drove to Michigan to play BigGame, the older version.  The game was also played in Virgina where my brother lived so I sent him $100 to have so when the jackpot got big I could phone or e-mail him my numbers to buy tickets for me. 

      When the day came, I called to give him my numbers only to learn as a Christian he didn't believe in gambling or giving me my money back.  I should have suspected as much since a few years earlier he learned I participated in a company saving plan which released the savings every spring to the participants so he asked to borrow it and instead of paying me back he had his wife call the next spring to see if I was still participating in that plan.  My brother always thought since I was single and he was married with kids that I should be willing to help him even if he earned more money than me.  My brother and I still talk but not about money.  Same thing goes for his kids, when they were in school I would send them a little money once in a while but now that they're on their own, Uncle Roy doesn't discuss money with them.

      I've learned if I want tickets from another state and I can't drive there to get them myself, I don't need them.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: September 14, 2008, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

         Excellent observations by all. I'm still a newb at this but I'm working on a method of my own. I run the WB numbers down a page and put ticks next to them for each time they fell, then I divide the ticks into sections (least ticks to most ticks) representing the major and minor scales. I then mark the position of the next set of numbers that fall  and figure out which scale it represents in music theory then I try to come up with a a logical musical progression. Does this sound interesting to anyone?

         BTW, is anyone else's roof blowing away?

        She was made for the straitaways
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        She was made to burn. ~Kathy Mattea

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          Posted: September 14, 2008, 3:58 pm - IP Logged

          Sounds interesting but I don't know enough about music to recognize a a particular music scale by sight, I would have to hear it. 

          In the RNG that picks the combinations I play, I added different sounds to different types of rejections because even though an exclamation comes up with each combination rejected they roll by too fast to read, but I always hear the sounds generated by them and if particular sounds keep coming up, I can stop the program and check if I've entered the wrong parameters.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: September 14, 2008, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

            I have no musical knowledge, but there's always room to hear a different analysis.

            My roof is fine here in CT :P

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              Posted: September 14, 2008, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

               Excellent observations by all. I'm still a newb at this but I'm working on a method of my own. I run the WB numbers down a page and put ticks next to them for each time they fell, then I divide the ticks into sections (least ticks to most ticks) representing the major and minor scales. I then mark the position of the next set of numbers that fall  and figure out which scale it represents in music theory then I try to come up with a a logical musical progression. Does this sound interesting to anyone?

               BTW, is anyone else's roof blowing away?

              When it starts sounding like "Cliffs of Dover" from eric johnson,drop me a line.I want in  LOL

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                Posted: September 14, 2008, 8:07 pm - IP Logged

                how about tracking 10 digit string that create next jackpot numbers using 4 if 4

                here are the mega millions chart using 10 digit string from 1 to 50 (just elimate 51 and 52)

                and combine with LOTTERYPOST WHEELS SYSTEM would be an advantages

                good luck

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                  RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                  Posted: September 15, 2008, 10:35 am - IP Logged

                  When you use 10 digit strings from 1 to 50, you eliminate numbers 51,52,53,54,55 and 56 which have been in 50% of the drawing results since the last matrix change.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: September 15, 2008, 11:28 am - IP Logged

                    I still don't know how I feel about using strings..

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

                      I still don't know how I feel about using strings..

                      I look at strings of numbers the same way I view pools of numbers.  I think combinations picked using them are limited to groups of numbers as they appear in the string which may be logical for a pick3/4 game but not for a pick5/6 or jackpot game.  That's one of the reasons I prefer to develop my own system using simple logic that I understand. 

                      If someone tells me they've got good results picking combinations while hanging upside down, I need a logical exclamation explaining why that I understand, the fact that it might have happened isn't a reason for me to try it. 

                      Besides, good results is an opinion not an objective measurement of an outcome.  I prefer to know the expected outcome before a drawing and I can decide for myself after the drawing if the results were good.   

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: September 15, 2008, 1:38 pm - IP Logged

                        Well said.  Shall we throw out some predictions for tomorrow?

                        I included the rest of the MM drawings since the matrix change in my database (not sure why I hadn't before, probably because I don't concentrate on Mega Millions).

                        Looking back to that matrix change, I would play the top 10 and bottom 11 due white balls, along with the top 21 due powerballs.  This is what it looks like:

                        WB's: 55,32,17,7,38,40,30,8,2,42,33,28,23,1,5,6,49,4,37,31,48

                        MB's: 41,15,29,4,9,14,5,19,36,11,35,12,44,24,21,10,25,18,45,22,31

                        1. 01-02-06-30-32 +41
                        2. 01-04-05-31-33 +15
                        3. 01-07-17-37-38 +29
                        4. 01-08-48-49-55 +4
                        5. 01-23-28-40-42 +9
                        6. 02-04-07-23-48 +14
                        7. 02-05-28-37-55 +5
                        8. 02-08-33-38-42 +19
                        9. 02-17-31-40-49 +36
                        10. 04-06-17-42-55 +11
                        11. 04-08-32-37-40 +35
                        12. 04-28-30-38-49 +12
                        13. 05-06-38-40-48 +44
                        14. 05-07-32-42-49 +24
                        15. 05-08-17-23-30 +21
                        16. 06-07-08-28-31 +10
                        17. 06-23-33-37-49 +25
                        18. 07-30-33-40-55 +18
                        19. 17-28-32-33-48 +45
                        20. 23-31-32-38-55 +22
                        21. 30-31-37-42-48 +31

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                          Posted: September 15, 2008, 3:09 pm - IP Logged

                          I haven't used my system to pick any new MM predictions, but I will and I'll post them before the next drawing.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: September 15, 2008, 5:59 pm - IP Logged

                                            06/24/05 TO 09/12/08   337 RECORDS

                              53:  42   43:  35    9:  31   56:  30    3:  26   34:  23
                              14:  41  *48:  35   16:  31   26:  29 8 19:  26  *49:  23
                             * 5:  39  *42:  34  *17:  31  *32:  29  *23:  26  * 6:  22
                              25:  39 3 51:  34   18:  31   39:  29   29:  26   10:  22
                            1 46:  39   54:  34 5 22:  31  * 2:  28  * 4:  25  *37:  22
                              36:  38   13:  33  *31:  31 7* 1:  27  *28:  25 0 47:  18
                             * 7:  37   20:  33   44:  31   21:  27  *33:  25   57:   0
                              12:  36   52:  33   50:  31   27:  27   15:  24   58:   0
                            2 24:  36 4*30:  32   35:  30   45:  27 9 41:  24   59:   0
                             *40:  36  * 8:  31 6*38:  30  *55:  27   11:  23   60:   0

                            Stew,
                            How did you pick your top 10 and bottom 11 due white balls?  I sorted all 56 numbers by their number of occurrences during the last 337 drawings since the matrix change and mark your picks with a "*".

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              Posted: September 15, 2008, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

                              The equation I use is basically:

                              N = number of occurances

                              T = total drawings (337 in this case)

                              L = last hit

                              ABSOLUTEVAL( (T/N) - (L+1) ) = DUE

                              This way if a number averages once every 10 drawings and was drawn 9 draws ago, it's due value is 0.  I take the absolute value so that numbers with similar positive due and negative due (1 and -1) values are rated equally, then oder from min to max.  The top 10 picks are the top 10 closest to 0, and the bottom 11 are numbers furthest from 0.

                              Seems to have decent luck, so I've been using this theory for PB for a few weeks now.  Our pool has had two 3+0 hits (1:291 odds), two 2+1 hits (1:745 odds) and one 1+1 hit (1:127 odds) in 341 tickets (8 drawings), so it appears we are a bit ahead of the curve so far.  ..Would be nice to get our prize ratio over 10% though :)

                                 
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