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Developing a winning MegaMillions System

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I have noticed that as my systems got more complex, sometimes some little mistake would manifest that was buried in the simpler version all along.
Think of the difference between 2^x and 1.999^x. As "x" grows, that little rounding difference doesn't stay so little. I wonder how often someone has tossed away a seemingly non-working method that simply needed to "carry the one" as it were. Now and then I give my "non-working" ideas the once-over ... just in case. Wink

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    I have noticed that as my systems got more complex, sometimes some little mistake would manifest that was buried in the simpler version all along.
    Think of the difference between 2^x and 1.999^x. As "x" grows, that little rounding difference doesn't stay so little. I wonder how often someone has tossed away a seemingly non-working method that simply needed to "carry the one" as it were. Now and then I give my "non-working" ideas the once-over ... just in case. Wink

    I've had similar incidents writing my programs in interpreter BASIC and compiling them with a QuickBasic complier when they've gotten too large to run.  Variables are treated differently in the two languages so while a variable may be global in one it might be only local in the other.  One may assume all variables are double precision and the other require they all be defined.  Years later I make a small change in a program and a little bug that been quit for years pops up and I can't find it.

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      To print this entire thread takes 227 pages --as of today. So I would print to a file instead.

      Hawk

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        To print this entire thread takes 227 pages --as of today. So I would print to a file instead.

        Hawk

        I'm sure if you only print the good stuff, you could reduce that by more than 50%

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          I'm sure if you only print the good stuff, you could reduce that by more than 50%

          Yes, I agree. However I already printed it in full. I'm going through it by hand --as time permits.

          Separating your info for RJoh and stew12 by reply.

          Maybe I'll post for everyone ---later.

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            When reviewing Friday numbers I noticed something that I've seen quite a few times in the past but never thought of trying while picking combinations to play - all five numbers picked from previous drawings before any had repeated.  I alway thought trying it would be too limiting if I used all the parameters I normally used.  Before updating my data file, I ran a simulation to pick 46 lines that way.  I didn't pick the winning combination but I was pleased at how it worked out.  I may try coming up with 46 lines for Tuesday drawing the same way.  That way I can use all the bonus numbers and be guaranteed a $2 hit.  Good luck if you're playing this Tuesday.

               0/435  FRI 08/21/09   09 38 44 48 49    13
            ----------------------------------------------
               6/429    1 07/31/09   17 35 44 52 56    22
                1 ----------------------------------------
               7/428    2 07/28/09   04 17 24 25 48    34
                2 ----------------------------------------
              13/422    3 07/07/09   25 27 35 38 39    28
                3 ----------------------------------------
              15/420    4 06/30/09   07 34 49 54 55    34
                4 ----------------------------------------
              18/417    5 06/19/09   04 09 12 16 46    44
                5 ----------------------------------------

                    1/ 6    2/ 7    3/13    4/15    5/18

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              When reviewing Friday numbers I noticed something that I've seen quite a few times in the past but never thought of trying while picking combinations to play - all five numbers picked from previous drawings before any had repeated.  I alway thought trying it would be too limiting if I used all the parameters I normally used.  Before updating my data file, I ran a simulation to pick 46 lines that way.  I didn't pick the winning combination but I was pleased at how it worked out.  I may try coming up with 46 lines for Tuesday drawing the same way.  That way I can use all the bonus numbers and be guaranteed a $2 hit.  Good luck if you're playing this Tuesday.

                 0/435  FRI 08/21/09   09 38 44 48 49    13
              ----------------------------------------------
                 6/429    1 07/31/09   17 35 44 52 56    22
                  1 ----------------------------------------
                 7/428    2 07/28/09   04 17 24 25 48    34
                  2 ----------------------------------------
                13/422    3 07/07/09   25 27 35 38 39    28
                  3 ----------------------------------------
                15/420    4 06/30/09   07 34 49 54 55    34
                  4 ----------------------------------------
                18/417    5 06/19/09   04 09 12 16 46    44
                  5 ----------------------------------------

                      1/ 6    2/ 7    3/13    4/15    5/18

              Interesting!!

              I think there might be a repeat this draw. 

              XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX8

              Best Of Luck!
              LottoL

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                When reviewing Friday numbers I noticed something that I've seen quite a few times in the past but never thought of trying while picking combinations to play - all five numbers picked from previous drawings before any had repeated.  I alway thought trying it would be too limiting if I used all the parameters I normally used.  Before updating my data file, I ran a simulation to pick 46 lines that way.  I didn't pick the winning combination but I was pleased at how it worked out.  I may try coming up with 46 lines for Tuesday drawing the same way.  That way I can use all the bonus numbers and be guaranteed a $2 hit.  Good luck if you're playing this Tuesday.

                   0/435  FRI 08/21/09   09 38 44 48 49    13
                ----------------------------------------------
                   6/429    1 07/31/09   17 35 44 52 56    22
                    1 ----------------------------------------
                   7/428    2 07/28/09   04 17 24 25 48    34
                    2 ----------------------------------------
                  13/422    3 07/07/09   25 27 35 38 39    28
                    3 ----------------------------------------
                  15/420    4 06/30/09   07 34 49 54 55    34
                    4 ----------------------------------------
                  18/417    5 06/19/09   04 09 12 16 46    44
                    5 ----------------------------------------

                        1/ 6    2/ 7    3/13    4/15    5/18

                If MM flows like some other p5/+1 games, once you backtest this over a few hundred drawings, you may find that:

                • among the most recent five drawings you will have plenty of match 2s & 3s, a few match 4s, and 5s will be rare (it is dropping over half the number pool for you though, so ...)
                • there will often be one of the five drawings that you would have been able to drop completely (it won't contain any of the winning nums)
                • you will be tempted to expand the size of the drawing range and starting point (there will be a "sweet spot" for size of drawing range that, by itself, gives you a more impressive number of match 5s, especially if you consider a range of x drawings in a lookback field five or more times as large as x) 

                What do those numbers on the left and lower edges of your chart represent?

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                  Since the last matrix change, there has been 435 drawings thus 0/435 drawing took place on 05/21/09.  The first(1) number of the group hit 6 draws back or 429 drawing of 435 drawings on 07/31/06 thus 6/429.  The second number hit 7 draws back and at the time both numbers had hit a total of 2 times in 7 draws and etc. until 18 draws back all 5 numbers had hit a total of 5 times.  The previous drawing, the first number hit 3 draws back and when the fifth number hit 24 draws back all the numbers had hit 13 times.
                   
                  Actually I run that analogy for the whole file all the time and reduce the numbers to letters to makes it easier to analyze.  It's a project I've work on from time to time and even had a thread about it a year or two back.  Just looking at it closer now that I've run out of ideas.

                  090821  1/ 6    2/ 7    3/13    4/15    5/18   ABCDE/FGMOR  5| 1 ~12
                  090818  1/ 3    3/ 6    4/11    5/11   13/24   ACDEM/CFKKX 13| 8 ~11
                  090814  1/ 2    3/ 5    4/ 7   13/35   19/51   ACDMS/BEGiy 19| 3 ~20
                  090811  1/ 2    3/ 5    5/13    6/14   10/17   ACEFJ/BEMNQ 10| 2 ~10
                  090807  1/ 2    2/ 2    4/ 7    6/10   11/21   ABDFK/BBGJU 11| 7 ~ 8
                  090804  1/ 3    2/ 4    4/ 7    5/10   19/46   ABDES/CDGJt 19|10 ~14
                  090731  1/ 1    2/ 2    5/ 5    8/14   10/15   ABEHJ/ABENO 10| 1 ~ 7
                  090728  1/ 3    2/ 6    5/11    7/17   10/21   ABEGJ/CFKQU 10| 6 ~12
                  090724  1/ 1    2/ 1    3/ 6    7/18    9/21   ABCGI/AAFRU  9| 5 ~ 9
                  090721  1/ 1    2/ 1    4/10    5/13    7/17   ABDEG/AAJMQ  7| 4 ~ 8
                  090717  1/ 6    2/ 7    4/19    5/22    6/25   ABDEF/FGSVY  6| 3 ~16
                  090714  1/ 2    2/ 5    3/ 8    4/ 9   13/30   ABCDM/BEHId 13| 3 ~11
                  090710  1/ 1    2/ 2    3/ 7    7/17   14/33   ABCGN/ABGQg 14| 8 ~12
                  090707  1/ 1    2/ 9    3/10    4/11    5/17   ABCDE/AIJKQ  5| 1 ~10
                  090703  1/ 1    2/ 2    4/ 6    5/ 7   12/24   ABDEL/ABFGX 12| 5 ~ 8
                  090630  1/10    2/11    3/11    4/13    6/16   ABCDF/JKKMP  6| 2 ~12
                  090626  1/ 2    2/ 3    3/ 4    4/ 5    5/10   ABCDE/BCDEJ  5| 2 ~ 5
                  090623  1/ 1    2/ 1    3/ 4    5/12    8/20   ABCEH/AADLT  8| 2 ~ 8
                  090619  1/ 1    5/ 9    6/10   10/14   19/28   AEFJS/AIJNb 19| 3 ~12
                  090616  1/ 4    2/ 4    4/ 6    6/ 8   12/17   ABDFL/DDFHQ 12| 7 ~ 8
                  090612  1/ 2    2/10    4/13    6/17   17/48   ABDFQ/BJMQv 17|10 ~18
                  090609  1/ 1    2/ 3   10/18   11/24   13/29   ABJKM/ACRXc 13| 8 ~15
                  090605  1/ 9    2/ 9    3/11    6/13   12/30   ABCFL/IIKMd 12| 9 ~14
                  090602  1/ 1    2/ 2    6/13    7/13    8/13   ABFGH/ABMMM  8| 5 ~ 8
                  090529  1/ 4    2/ 4    3/ 7    4/ 7   22/40   ABCDV/DDGGn 22|10 ~12
                  090526  1/ 2    4/ 9    5/10    6/13   10/23   ADEFJ/BIJMW 10| 6 ~11
                  090522  1/ 1    2/ 4    3/ 4    4/ 8    9/33   ABCDI/ADDHg  9| 5 ~10
                  090519  1/ 2    2/ 5    3/ 6    6/11    8/12   ABCFH/BEFKL  8| 2 ~ 7
                  090515  1/ 2    2/ 4    4/ 5    5/ 6   26/56   ABDEZ/BDEF² 26|13 ~15
                  090512  1/ 8    2/ 9    4/12    5/13   14/40   ABDEN/HILMn 14| 9 ~16
                  090508  1/13    2/16    3/17    4/19    7/25   ABCDG/MPQSY  7| 2 ~18
                  090505  1/ 4    3/ 9    4/ 9    9/22   14/39   ACDIN/DIIVm 14|10 ~17
                  090501  1/ 1    2/ 2    4/ 8    6/11    8/12   ABDFH/ABHKL  8| 4 ~ 7
                  090428  1/ 1    2/ 2    3/ 5    6/ 9    7/10   ABCFG/ABEIJ  7| 3 ~ 5
                  090424  1/ 3    4/10    5/11    6/18   21/59   ADEFU/CJKR² 21| 6 ~20
                  090421  1/ 1    2/ 6    3/ 7    5/13    6/14   ABCEF/AFGMN  6| 3 ~ 8
                  090417  1/ 3    2/10    4/13    6/16   13/45   ABDFM/CJMPs 13| 6 ~17

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                    When reviewing Friday numbers I noticed something that I've seen quite a few times in the past but never thought of trying while picking combinations to play - all five numbers picked from previous drawings before any had repeated.  I alway thought trying it would be too limiting if I used all the parameters I normally used.  Before updating my data file, I ran a simulation to pick 46 lines that way.  I didn't pick the winning combination but I was pleased at how it worked out.  I may try coming up with 46 lines for Tuesday drawing the same way.  That way I can use all the bonus numbers and be guaranteed a $2 hit.  Good luck if you're playing this Tuesday.

                       0/435  FRI 08/21/09   09 38 44 48 49    13
                    ----------------------------------------------
                       6/429    1 07/31/09   17 35 44 52 56    22
                        1 ----------------------------------------
                       7/428    2 07/28/09   04 17 24 25 48    34
                        2 ----------------------------------------
                      13/422    3 07/07/09   25 27 35 38 39    28
                        3 ----------------------------------------
                      15/420    4 06/30/09   07 34 49 54 55    34
                        4 ----------------------------------------
                      18/417    5 06/19/09   04 09 12 16 46    44
                        5 ----------------------------------------

                            1/ 6    2/ 7    3/13    4/15    5/18

                    Can you please post the 46 lines? I enjoyed looking and playing your numbers.

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                      Can you please post the 46 lines? I enjoyed looking and playing your numbers.

                      This morning I set up my RNG with parameters that cover 80% of past drawings and entered a pool of 40 numbers rather than 56 and then proceeded to pick 46 combinations to play.  When I had finally picked 46 combinations that I liked my RNG had looked at 95,873 combinations, picked 172 possible, selected 109 that would fit my personal choices and it could have picked more if I had not stopped.  I haven't made out play slips yet because I haven't decided if I will really play 46 lines. Below are the 172 combinations that made the first cut which have the 109 picks from which I picked 46 to play using all 46 bonus numbers.
                       
                        07 12 37 44 50     06 07 24 28 38     11 18 21 34 39     05 15 18 34 49 
                        05 08 18 34 44     10 11 20 37 39     09 12 37 39 47     09 10 20 32 47 
                        04 15 45 49 52     09 20 21 39 47     04 32 49 50 52     15 17 37 45 48 
                        15 25 37 45 48     18 24 37 45 52     05 12 24 47 49     07 12 34 37 45 
                        05 18 24 45 50     07 24 26 45 49     07 12 18 39 47     05 09 24 45 47 
                        03 09 28 32 34     11 12 24 29 55     07 28 34 48 52     03 09 28 34 45 
                        08 17 32 34 45     06 18 25 26 48     09 12 20 27 37     15 18 29 39 55 
                        03 18 24 37 38     04 17 18 38 52     07 17 18 26 49     04 17 18 38 45 
                        15 20 34 39 49     07 12 34 39 47     05 15 20 28 34     03 05 07 32 49 
                        10 15 18 24 39     10 18 24 27 34     15 21 29 39 49     07 12 21 27 49 
                        12 17 18 38 45     03 18 24 37 50     10 13 24 37 55     07 15 20 21 49 
                        18 28 38 45 50     08 12 26 28 45     18 28 38 45 50     03 15 24 26 34 
                        12 25 28 45 49     18 28 38 45 52     04 12 28 34 45     12 18 39 47 49 
                        07 12 28 44 45     15 18 38 45 52     12 18 28 45 50     12 17 26 28 45 
                        12 34 37 38 52     06 08 37 38 52     10 12 21 27 38     10 12 34 39 47 
                        05 07 29 32 47     07 12 34 37 50     07 18 37 42 44     04 25 28 34 49 
                        10 16 18 39 47     12 18 34 38 47     04 15 18 28 44     07 17 18 37 52 
                        03 07 37 45 50     18 32 34 45 50     12 25 28 37 49     08 18 42 45 49 
                        18 26 32 44 45     04 07 25 32 45     04 18 32 45 48     12 21 34 39 49 
                        18 24 29 32 55     05 06 18 24 45     07 08 24 34 38     10 18 20 24 34 
                        07 18 20 27 34     03 18 32 37 50     04 28 32 48 50     07 10 21 24 34 
                        15 24 38 45 47     07 15 17 37 48     15 18 34 45 50     08 12 37 45 48 
                        03 05 24 32 49     07 08 26 34 44     07 24 37 49 52     12 18 44 45 50 
                        11 21 24 39 49     03 24 45 49 50     07 15 29 34 39     15 34 38 45 52 
                        12 20 26 28 47     20 21 29 39 55     07 10 27 34 38     07 26 28 45 48 
                        04 07 28 32 44     10 15 18 37 39     12 20 24 26 49     07 10 20 27 37 
                        13 18 24 39 47     05 08 32 38 45     09 12 28 29 37     06 18 26 34 50 
                        12 18 24 37 47     07 10 24 27 49     04 12 28 48 50     07 18 21 29 39 
                        12 28 34 37 44     07 08 18 37 42     03 15 28 38 50     17 34 37 48 52 
                        09 24 28 37 52     08 18 38 45 50     08 18 32 37 48     08 28 34 48 52 
                        07 12 21 37 45     08 18 24 28 50     07 08 37 49 52     07 12 28 29 38 
                        04 17 18 38 45     07 15 18 37 44     12 18 21 26 49     09 29 34 39 47 
                        07 15 28 29 34     07 09 26 28 47     26 28 34 49 52     18 25 37 38 50 
                        03 07 15 37 45     04 17 28 32 38     10 15 21 29 38     03 09 32 45 50 
                        03 07 12 37 50     09 18 26 28 50     06 09 18 28 52     12 24 28 47 49 
                        07 15 18 37 52     05 15 24 28 29     06 18 26 44 50     09 10 11 39 55 
                        09 18 34 45 50     04 15 18 28 52     07 08 18 24 50     03 12 24 37 38 
                        11 15 21 24 37     08 28 45 48 52     12 34 37 48 52     05 17 18 28 48 
                        04 15 34 44 50     07 12 28 29 49     05 18 28 38 45     08 18 26 38 42 
                        18 32 37 44 45     04 25 32 44 45     05 06 28 45 48     10 11 15 24 39 
                        08 18 26 38 50     03 09 15 37 50     08 18 24 45 50     04 15 18 45 52 
                        08 12 24 34 38     09 24 26 28 50     07 20 26 32 47     10 11 20 29 39 
                        04 09 18 28 52     06 18 26 34 50     04 17 28 38 45     06 18 26 28 52 

                      Good luck if you play.

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                        Thank you.

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                          This morning I set up my RNG with parameters that cover 80% of past drawings and entered a pool of 40 numbers rather than 56 and then proceeded to pick 46 combinations to play.  When I had finally picked 46 combinations that I liked my RNG had looked at 95,873 combinations, picked 172 possible, selected 109 that would fit my personal choices and it could have picked more if I had not stopped.  I haven't made out play slips yet because I haven't decided if I will really play 46 lines. Below are the 172 combinations that made the first cut which have the 109 picks from which I picked 46 to play using all 46 bonus numbers.
                           
                            07 12 37 44 50     06 07 24 28 38     11 18 21 34 39     05 15 18 34 49 
                            05 08 18 34 44     10 11 20 37 39     09 12 37 39 47     09 10 20 32 47 
                            04 15 45 49 52     09 20 21 39 47     04 32 49 50 52     15 17 37 45 48 
                            15 25 37 45 48     18 24 37 45 52     05 12 24 47 49     07 12 34 37 45 
                            05 18 24 45 50     07 24 26 45 49     07 12 18 39 47     05 09 24 45 47 
                            03 09 28 32 34     11 12 24 29 55     07 28 34 48 52     03 09 28 34 45 
                            08 17 32 34 45     06 18 25 26 48     09 12 20 27 37     15 18 29 39 55 
                            03 18 24 37 38     04 17 18 38 52     07 17 18 26 49     04 17 18 38 45 
                            15 20 34 39 49     07 12 34 39 47     05 15 20 28 34     03 05 07 32 49 
                            10 15 18 24 39     10 18 24 27 34     15 21 29 39 49     07 12 21 27 49 
                            12 17 18 38 45     03 18 24 37 50     10 13 24 37 55     07 15 20 21 49 
                            18 28 38 45 50     08 12 26 28 45     18 28 38 45 50     03 15 24 26 34 
                            12 25 28 45 49     18 28 38 45 52     04 12 28 34 45     12 18 39 47 49 
                            07 12 28 44 45     15 18 38 45 52     12 18 28 45 50     12 17 26 28 45 
                            12 34 37 38 52     06 08 37 38 52     10 12 21 27 38     10 12 34 39 47 
                            05 07 29 32 47     07 12 34 37 50     07 18 37 42 44     04 25 28 34 49 
                            10 16 18 39 47     12 18 34 38 47     04 15 18 28 44     07 17 18 37 52 
                            03 07 37 45 50     18 32 34 45 50     12 25 28 37 49     08 18 42 45 49 
                            18 26 32 44 45     04 07 25 32 45     04 18 32 45 48     12 21 34 39 49 
                            18 24 29 32 55     05 06 18 24 45     07 08 24 34 38     10 18 20 24 34 
                            07 18 20 27 34     03 18 32 37 50     04 28 32 48 50     07 10 21 24 34 
                            15 24 38 45 47     07 15 17 37 48     15 18 34 45 50     08 12 37 45 48 
                            03 05 24 32 49     07 08 26 34 44     07 24 37 49 52     12 18 44 45 50 
                            11 21 24 39 49     03 24 45 49 50     07 15 29 34 39     15 34 38 45 52 
                            12 20 26 28 47     20 21 29 39 55     07 10 27 34 38     07 26 28 45 48 
                            04 07 28 32 44     10 15 18 37 39     12 20 24 26 49     07 10 20 27 37 
                            13 18 24 39 47     05 08 32 38 45     09 12 28 29 37     06 18 26 34 50 
                            12 18 24 37 47     07 10 24 27 49     04 12 28 48 50     07 18 21 29 39 
                            12 28 34 37 44     07 08 18 37 42     03 15 28 38 50     17 34 37 48 52 
                            09 24 28 37 52     08 18 38 45 50     08 18 32 37 48     08 28 34 48 52 
                            07 12 21 37 45     08 18 24 28 50     07 08 37 49 52     07 12 28 29 38 
                            04 17 18 38 45     07 15 18 37 44     12 18 21 26 49     09 29 34 39 47 
                            07 15 28 29 34     07 09 26 28 47     26 28 34 49 52     18 25 37 38 50 
                            03 07 15 37 45     04 17 28 32 38     10 15 21 29 38     03 09 32 45 50 
                            03 07 12 37 50     09 18 26 28 50     06 09 18 28 52     12 24 28 47 49 
                            07 15 18 37 52     05 15 24 28 29     06 18 26 44 50     09 10 11 39 55 
                            09 18 34 45 50     04 15 18 28 52     07 08 18 24 50     03 12 24 37 38 
                            11 15 21 24 37     08 28 45 48 52     12 34 37 48 52     05 17 18 28 48 
                            04 15 34 44 50     07 12 28 29 49     05 18 28 38 45     08 18 26 38 42 
                            18 32 37 44 45     04 25 32 44 45     05 06 28 45 48     10 11 15 24 39 
                            08 18 26 38 50     03 09 15 37 50     08 18 24 45 50     04 15 18 45 52 
                            08 12 24 34 38     09 24 26 28 50     07 20 26 32 47     10 11 20 29 39 
                            04 09 18 28 52     06 18 26 34 50     04 17 28 38 45     06 18 26 28 52 

                          Good luck if you play.

                          RJOh,

                          Do you ever use a constant in all your selections, I mean one number (or two) you confidently feel for sure is going to come up? 

                          Just curious,

                          LottoL

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                            Posted: August 25, 2009, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

                            Yes, the results of predictions I posted in this thread have lead me to the obvious conclusion that my system hasn't done much better than I might have expected picking combinations randomly.  Even when the winning combinations were within the parameters of my system I didn't see any appreciable improvement in my winnings so I stopped posting them here but I continue posting the first ten on the prediction board. 

                            Good luck to those who have followed this thread, I hope one of us win big with MegaMillions sooner or later.

                            Looks like the ol' thread still has some life left in it, yet. Approve

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                              Posted: August 25, 2009, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

                              RJOh,

                              Do you ever use a constant in all your selections, I mean one number (or two) you confidently feel for sure is going to come up? 

                              Just curious,

                              LottoL

                              No, while my RNG does have a key numbers feature I've never used it to pick combinations because the smallest group I've ever felt might have numbers that might hit was ~30.  Last Friday I felt that a group of forty numbers might have the winning numbers so I played 20 lines using all those numbers and had three 2+0 and no bonus numbers at all.  When I noticed how the winning numbers had hit in previous drawings and the combination was within the parameters I had chosen, I decided to run a simulation to see if I might have picked the winning combinations picking combinations that way.

                              I had the advantage of hind sight so I knew if I ran the simulation long enough the winning combination would pop up but I had to set a limit on the length of the simulations and the number of lines it would pick.  I decided that once 46 lines were picked which I could play all 46 bonus numbers it would stop.  I ran the simulation, got 46 lines, randomly assigned one of the bonus numbers to each and the following was the results.

                              File: MXTEST3A

                                04 07 28 32 52 +03
                                08 15 34 44 48 +09
                                18 24 36 38 47 +10
                                10 11 20 39 55 +46
                                05 28 45 47 48 +26
                                10 12 20 24 37 +25
                                10 12 20 38 49 +17
                                07 12 34 37 52 +36
                                18 21 32 34 48 +15
                                10 16 21 32 55 +05
                                16 20 38 44 48 +45
                                03 05 18 32 44 +12
                                12 18 21 48 49 +04
                                07 12 28 29 47 +33
                                03 05 24 32 50 +34
                                11 15 21 44 48 +01
                                15 27 34 47 48 +23
                                12 18 26 34 44 +40
                                07 21 37 44 48 +29
                                04 08 18 32 44 +41
                                08 34 37 45 48 +39
                                06 07 28 44 48 +32
                                11 21 24 39 55 +20
                                12 34 38 47 48 +38
                                12 24 44 45 47 +11
                                10 13 18 37 48 +27
                                12 28 37 44 45 +13
                                10 18 37 39 44 +43
                                04 32 44 45 50 +16
                                10 12 21 29 55 +37
                                05 29 32 44 47 +14
                                09 10 38 44 49 +42
                                07 20 21 34 44 +31
                                11 18 37 38 48 +19
                                07 12 27 44 47 +18
                                10 20 47 48 55 +28
                                11 18 20 47 48 +22
                                03 08 24 37 44 +24
                                18 24 29 32 55 +02
                                03 18 24 26 34 +08
                                03 07 26 32 44 +44
                                12 18 29 39 55 +06
                                05 18 21 24 34 +30
                                11 15 21 24 49 +07
                                12 18 20 44 55 +35
                                11 20 34 39 48 +21

                              Winning numbers were 08/21/09   09 38 44 48 49 +13.  As you can see three of the winning numbers were together on line 11 and four of them were together on line 32.  With a little luck and hind sight my RNG produced a payout of $160.  I ran a similar simulation for tonight's drawing but the question now is was it hind sight more than luck that generated that result and should I gamble $46 that a similar result can happen again tonight?  I'm still trying to decide.

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