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Developing a winning MegaMillions System

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CT
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For instance, the number 7 has 37 hits in the past 337 drawings (from your chart above), and hit 10 draws ago. It's due value is:

ABS(337/37 - 11) = 2

The number 5 hit 39 times over the past 337, and was drawn 19 draws ago.

ABS(337/39 - 20) = 11

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RJOH do you have a program that will reduces previous combinations to a maximum of 3 sets of numbers each.

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These are my picks for tonight's drawing:

02 17 31 40 46 +05
13 19 27 33 44 +13
07 20 30 39 52 +33
10 12 24 41 53 +46
04 22 45 51 56 +37
17 27 41 48 55 +42
12 13 37 46 49 +12
08 10 30 36 45 +15
03 20 42 49 54 +44
05 24 37 40 42 +10
07 19 32 43 47 +40
02 22 33 36 54 +03
12 27 36 37 56 +01
05 13 32 41 47 +11
04 17 40 44 49 +04
03 24 46 51 52 +35
10 20 45 52 55 +07
07 19 39 54 55 +36
08 22 32 33 56 +21

I picked them pretty much as I've been picking them.

* you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket *

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RJOH do you have a program that will reduces previous combinations to a maximum of 3 sets of numbers each.

I don't understand your question.  You can pick one or many sets of numbers if you have a criteria to define each set and you don't need a program to do it.

* you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket *

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Tonight's winning numbers were:13 24 39 51 52 +44

02 17 31 40 46 +05
13 19 27 33 44 +13
07 20 30 39 52 +33
10 12 24 41 53 +46
04 22 45 51 56 +37
17 27 41 48 55 +42
12 13 37 46 49 +12
08 10 30 36 45 +15
03 20 42 49 54 +44*
05 24 37 40 42 +10
07 19 32 43 47 +40
02 22 33 36 54 +03
12 27 36 37 56 +01
05 13 32 41 47 +11
04 17 40 44 49 +04
03 24 46 51 52 +35*
10 20 45 52 55 +07
07 19 39 54 55 +36
08 22 32 33 56 +21

Tonight the best I could do was 0+1=\$2 and 3+0=\$7.   Back to the drawing board.

* you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket *

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Last night: 13-24-39-51-52 +44

my picks:

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

Wow.  Speaking of going back to the drawing board. ha.

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Stew,

You wanted to hit the megaball and you did with 21 lines and you might have come up with a way to eliminate 21 WB numbers in your MM picks.  I said at the beginning, PB and MM are similar games but their numbers had different behaviors patterns.  Good luck with your PB picks tonight.

Now that I've had time to evaluate my system since the drawing, I've decided to pick my numbers the same way for Friday's drawing.  The 5 winning WB numbers were among the 38 I picked for the core pool and the winning MB bonus number was among the 20 in the bonus pool.  My RNG ran up against a wall after picking 19 lines and I adjusted the reject parameters to pick one more line  but ran out of time before the drawing.  Since I wasn't able to pick 20 lines this time, I plan to start picking numbers earlier next time.  The jackpot winner was from Ohio and there was also a 5+0 winner in Ohio too.  Maybe next time I'll be one.

* you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket *

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Hey RJOH,

This has probably been asked before but I just had a quick question. The odds of winning the Mega Millions is 1:175,711,538 so say a number has come up in three straight draws and even though that same number has a chance of coming up in the next draw,  I eliminate that number from the field. What would my odds be after eliminating just one number? Thanks.

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Hey RJOH,

This has probably been asked before but I just had a quick question. The odds of winning the Mega Millions is 1:175,711,538 so say a number has come up in three straight draws and even though that same number has a chance of coming up in the next draw,  I eliminate that number from the field. What would my odds be after eliminating just one number? Thanks.

Your odds always stay at 1:175,711,536 since there is no gaurantee your elimination is correct.  However, if you were somehow able to *guarantee* (which is not possible) 1 number would not come up, your odds would be 1:160,023,006.

The formula for white balls in that scenerio:

55!/ 5!(55-5)!

Then you take that result and multiply times 46 mega balls, giving you 160,023,006.

The formula (combinations) for Mega Millions is (56!/ 5!(56-5)!) * 46

The formula (combinations) for Powerball is (55!/ 5!(55-5)!) * 42

! = factorial.

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Stew,

You wanted to hit the megaball and you did with 21 lines and you might have come up with a way to eliminate 21 WB numbers in your MM picks.  I said at the beginning, PB and MM are similar games but their numbers had different behaviors patterns.  Good luck with your PB picks tonight.

Now that I've had time to evaluate my system since the drawing, I've decided to pick my numbers the same way for Friday's drawing.  The 5 winning WB numbers were among the 38 I picked for the core pool and the winning MB bonus number was among the 20 in the bonus pool.  My RNG ran up against a wall after picking 19 lines and I adjusted the reject parameters to pick one more line  but ran out of time before the drawing.  Since I wasn't able to pick 20 lines this time, I plan to start picking numbers earlier next time.  The jackpot winner was from Ohio and there was also a 5+0 winner in Ohio too.  Maybe next time I'll be one.

That is true, I did manage to sneak in the MB number so it was not all a loss.

According to my ranking, the numbers from last night were ranked as so (according to due): 19,18,40,21,36  -  MB:12

Maybe a middle range will be more effective for MM, while it would be safer to eliminate top/bottom.  I'll definitely be looking into this before the drawing Friday.

I saw the OH winner, and had to immediately come in here and check your picks RJ

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 Posted: September 17, 2008, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

Hey RJOH,

This has probably been asked before but I just had a quick question. The odds of winning the Mega Millions is 1:175,711,538 so say a number has come up in three straight draws and even though that same number has a chance of coming up in the next draw,  I eliminate that number from the field. What would my odds be after eliminating just one number? Thanks.

As Stew pointed out your odds of winning the MM game are always 1:175,711,536, the only guarantee is the winning combination will be one of those 175,711,536.  When ever you eliminate a number, you are gambling that the winning combination will not include that number, thus if you're right your odds of winning improve to:

MATCH    ODDS
5/5+B   1 : 160023006
5/5+0   1 : 3556067
4/5+B   1 : 640092
4/5+0   1 : 14224
3/5+B   1 : 13063
3/5+0   1 : 290
2/5+B   1 : 816
1/5+B   1 : 139
0/5+B   1 : 76
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overall odds are 1 : 39.5

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Looking back at the ranges of MM numbers I was picking, the middle range does seem much more hot than the top/bottom ranges.  I've also decided to try out 36 numbers, arranged 2-3 times each within 20 tickets with 20 MB numbers. The next drawing Friday will look like so:

WB: 32,17,53,7,11,29,19,16,56,54,46,20,50,26,43,41,44,21,25,14,34,22,12,45,27,52,51,24,13,35,47,15,39,28,23,1
MB: 41,4,15,29,9,5,14,36,19,35,11,12,24,25,21,10,18,22,31,45

1. 01-14-27-29-41 +41
2. 01-24-34-44-50 +4
3. 07-12-19-34-54 +15
4. 07-13-16-27-43 +29
5. 07-15-20-22-53 +9
6. 11-14-20-35-45 +5
7. 11-21-43-47-51 +14
8. 12-13-20-25-29 +36
9. 12-16-26-46-47 +19
10. 13-19-32-45-50 +35
11. 14-19-26-28-51 +11
12. 15-16-44-46-54 +12
13. 17-22-32-52-56 +24
14. 17-24-28-34-41 +25
15. 17-25-26-39-52 +21
16. 21-22-29-35-50 +10
17. 21-32-46-52-53 +18
18. 23-25-27-54-56 +22
19. 23-41-44-51-53 +31
20. 24-39-43-45-56 +45

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Alright thanks guys.

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I don't understand your question.  You can pick one or many sets of numbers if you have a criteria to define each set and you don't need a program to do it.

I meant you have 330 something previous combinations of 5 numbers.

Is there a program you can use to cross check these combinations to make sure that the combination you are playing does not match more than 3 numbers in the previous drawings.

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You guys have interesting systems. I thought my system was like yours but people think differently.

I think you guys should be able to pick 1 to 3 numbers and get one or two correct. This would improve you overall odds.

I have a good system I have developed over the past 3 years. It would be had for me to explain how it works.

I use random numbers to narrow down my picks. But if I had a program like the one I asked rjoh for I could improve my system more.

I play only one line. Therefore I have to get all my number in one line.

I can match 3 numbers in 10 draws. But my system drops a lot of very helpful unmistakeable hints.

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