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Developing a winning MegaMillions System

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: September 17, 2008, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

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.

The 338 combinations I referred to are the drawings since the MegaMillions last matrix change. MegaMillions has had 662 drawings since its name changed from BigGame.  If I include those BG drawings also then there are 1182 drawings starting back at 09/06/1996.

I can load up to 1800 previous drawings in my RNG memory and it will check each combination picked against all those drawings. Right now I'm limiting my MM picks to matching 3 no more than than two times during the last 338 drawings and to no more than 12 times since the game begin in 1996.

As more drawings are added those limits will change so I always compare the previous drawings against each other before picking combinations for the up coming drawings.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: September 17, 2008, 10:41 pm - IP Logged

    For this Friday I will be pick 20 lines from the following *pools of numbers:

    WB:02 07 08 12 16 22 26 27 32 36 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 49 50 54 55 03 04 05 10 17 19 20 30 31 33 37 45 47 48 53 56

    MB:01 02 04 05 07 10 11 12 15 21 22 30 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 44 33 17 28


    Good luck to anyone who plays.

    *I probably won't use all the numbers just the ones in the first 20 lines.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Good luck RJ.

      Our PB pool picked up $11 tonight on two 1+1's, and a 0+1.  Picked 32 WB numbers, and only had 1 of 5. Oy.  Managed to sneak the PB number in there though.   I would consider switching PB WB's to a middle-ranked group, but top/bottom have much higher percentage unlike MM, which appears to have a higher percentage of middle-ranked numbers.  I'll be doing some further analysis before Saturday for sure.

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        Scratch my picks for Friday that I posted yesterday.  That was a little preemptive.  I modified the software so choosing ranges won't be manual now.  The software takes the pool size of your choice (using 300), and loops through the back check making note of where all numbers were ranked that hit.  Then we choose the top 36 ranking spots, and pick numbers from those ranks for the next drawing.  We are using this method for Powerball (back checking shows very positive results), and we'll go with the following picks for Mega Millions this Friday.  We are still choosing the top 20 MB numbers ranked by 'due', with a pool size of 338.

        WB: 29,49,10,53,26,54,44,41,22,12,3,5,28,31,40,2,8,17,42,43,50,35,15,23,47,6,1,33,11,9,7,21,14,45,52,39
        MB: 41,4,15,29,9,5,14,36,19,35,11,12,24,25,21,18,7,10,22,31

        1. 01-02-08-10-52 +41
        2. 01-07-17-26-40 +4
        3. 01-31-43-44-45 +15
        4. 02-33-45-49-50 +29
        5. 02-39-43-47-54 +9
        6. 03-06-10-17-29 +5
        7. 03-07-15-31-41 +14
        8. 03-08-12-21-41 +36
        9. 05-09-23-26-43 +19
        10. 05-10-21-35-53 +35
        11. 05-11-15-42-54 +11
        12. 06-14-31-42-49 +12
        13. 06-22-29-35-49 +24
        14. 08-28-33-39-50 +25
        15. 09-17-28-35-54 +21
        16. 11-23-28-29-44 +18
        17. 11-40-41-47-53 +7
        18. 12-15-44-50-53 +10
        19. 12-22-42-47-52 +22
        20. 14-22-23-33-40 +31

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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.

          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.

          Picking 3 numbers won't do when playing MegaMillion or PowerBall a player needs 5 numbers plus a bonus number.

          I have a good system I have developed over the past 3 years.....if I had a program like the one I asked rjoh for I could improve my system more.
           

          If you can pick  1-3 numbers with your system and get 1-2 of them correct every time, I doubt if there much anyone else could do to improve it.

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

          Sounds like one line is all you need with your system, good luck to you.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            For this Friday I will be pick 20 lines from the following *pools of numbers:

            WB:02 07 08 12 16 22 26 27 32 36 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 49 50 54 55 03 04 05 10 17 19 20 30 31 33 37 45 47 48 53 56

            MB:01 02 04 05 07 10 11 12 15 21 22 30 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 44 33 17 28


            Good luck to anyone who plays.

            *I probably won't use all the numbers just the ones in the first 20 lines.

            Getting started earlier this time gave me a chance to run my RNG several times and change how the parameters were used.  For example, the first runs required that all numbers picked had hit in their position before and later runs only required the numbers be in the range of numbers hit in that position before.  Since I used the same seed number (419/my birth date) for every run, the first 5 combinations in all the runs were the same but changed as more lines were created.  I opted to use the last run since it included all the numbers in the pool.  I saved all the runs and will check them after tonight's drawing.

            02 10 30 39 44 +41
            07 16 19 33 55 +36
            08 20 40 49 56 +33
            04 26 41 42 53 +15
            12 17 27 31 54 +35
            03 22 32 45 46 +01
            10 20 22 26 43 +17
            05 12 16 41 47 +40
            02 17 36 43 45 +11
            05 27 32 44 49 +28
            04 19 40 46 50 +12
            08 17 33 39 46 +07
            03 27 33 36 42 +05
            07 26 30 36 49 +37
            12 20 32 39 50 +38
            10 16 40 45 54 +04
            07 22 47 54 56 +21
            08 26 41 43 55 +42
            03 12 30 31 49 +39
            05 27 42 48 55 +10
            02 19 33 50 53 +30
            10 19 39 53 56 +02
            07 16 37 42 45 +44

            Good luck if you're playing MM tonight.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: September 19, 2008, 11:21 pm - IP Logged

              Tonight's winning numbers were: 02 09 41 48 51 +37 

              02 10 30 39 44 +41
              07 16 19 33 55 +36
              08 20 40 49 56 +33
              04 26 41 42 53 +15
              12 17 27 31 54 +35
              03 22 32 45 46 +01
              10 20 22 26 43 +17
              05 12 16 41 47 +40
              02 17 36 43 45 +11
              05 27 32 44 49 +28
              04 19 40 46 50 +12
              08 17 33 39 46 +07
              03 27 33 36 42 +05
              07 26 30 36 49 +37
              12 20 32 39 50 +38
              10 16 40 45 54 +04
              07 22 47 54 56 +21
              08 26 41 43 55 +42
              03 12 30 31 49 +39
              05 27 42 48 55 +10
              02 19 33 50 53 +30
              10 19 39 53 56 +02
              07 16 37 42 45 +44

              0+1 for $2 was the best I could do.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Not bad RJ.

                From the result: 02 09 41 48 51 +37, I would have picked up:

                1. 01-02-08-10-52 +41
                2. 01-07-17-26-40 +4
                3. 01-31-43-44-45 +15
                4. 02-33-45-49-50 +29
                5. 02-39-43-47-54 +9
                6. 03-06-10-17-29 +5
                7. 03-07-15-31-41 +14
                8. 03-08-12-21-41 +36
                9. 05-09-23-26-43 +19
                10. 05-10-21-35-53 +35
                11. 05-11-15-42-54 +11
                12. 06-14-31-42-49 +12
                13. 06-22-29-35-49 +24
                14. 08-28-33-39-50 +25
                15. 09-17-28-35-54 +21
                16. 11-23-28-29-44 +18
                17. 11-40-41-47-53 +7
                18. 12-15-44-50-53 +10
                19. 12-22-42-47-52 +22
                20. 14-22-23-33-40 +31

                3 of the 5 were in the 36 number selection, but not the MB.

                This method worked well for our PB pool saturday, picked up all 5 WB's in the top 32, and over 63 tickets we matched 3+0 three times, but did not get the PB in our 21 number selection.

                ..I really need to work on my PB/MB bonus ball picking strategy..

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                  Stew,

                  Sounds like your PowerBall strategy is working.  21 numbers should give you a pretty good chance at hitting the PB.

                  Picking the top 15-20 megaball numbers and adding the megaball numbers that are in the top 10 repeating positions seem to be working for me as long as I'm playing 20 lines. 

                  I need to work on getting 5 of the regular numbers in a smaller group even if some of those numbers aren't in the group every time. For example when I've looked at the previous 25 drawings of each MM drawing since the matrix change and picked the numbers that hit 1-2 times I got a pool of 25-36 numbers that had 3 or more of the 5 winning numbers 51.6% of the time.  I'll be looking for a definition that defines a group that have an even higher percent of the winning numbers.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Intersesting ideas there RJ.  What do you use to decide when you say "Picking the top 15-20 megaball numbers"?

                    I assume you mean by "top 10 repeating positions" you are talking about what you mentioned a while ago, where 11 draws between repeats is the most common?  Then take the top 10 most common amounts of draws between repeats, and play balls that would be due under that theory..

                    I started to work an idea like your last one into my PB stratgy, but never completed that portion of the app.  I have it setup for reporting at least now.. 

                    Here is how it looks for PB and MM for recent draws, looking back 25 draws from the current one being evaluated.  The numbers in the 5 right colums are a sum of how many times that ball (in respective order in the results column) has hit in the past 25, but in this chart it includes the current drawing so a value of 2 here means it has hit 1 other time in the past 25.  A 3 means this is the 3rd time that ball hit in the past 25, etc.

                    Powerball:

                     

                    9/20/20086,28,30,40,4724145
                    9/17/200812,23,26,32,4433342
                    9/13/20087,17,29,43,5132234
                    9/10/200814,15,28,37,5354325
                    9/6/200817,25,26,49,5413252
                    9/3/200838,40,46,49,5013354
                    8/30/20082,14,15,32,4734334
                    8/27/200813,31,36,48,4926254
                    8/23/200818,24,33,47,4834334
                    8/20/200815,16,24,35,4721322
                    8/16/20085,34,40,43,5264426
                    8/13/20085,10,19,23,3152125
                    8/9/200832,40,43,49,5323234
                    8/6/20085,24,36,37,5142124
                    8/2/20082,5,28,33,5423341
                    7/30/20083,25,45,51,5534433
                    7/26/200812,13,21,51,5551622
                    7/23/200811,14,35,41,5225135
                    7/19/20086,28,46,53,5514431
                    7/16/20083,15,23,29,4222124
                    7/12/20082,12,20,22,5025433
                    7/9/20085,7,31,49,5326422
                    7/5/20081,24,34,47,4822314
                    7/2/20084,33,46,48,5214435

                     

                    Mega Millions:

                     

                    9/19/20082,9,41,48,5144315
                    9/16/200813,24,39,51,5243344
                    9/12/20081,12,14,25,3553432
                    9/9/200822,23,28,49,5255223
                    9/5/20081,6,15,27,4642211
                    9/2/200814,23,43,44,5454321
                    8/29/200821,25,26,50,5123244
                    8/26/20086,16,24,34,3614325
                    8/22/200812,13,15,41,4223223
                    8/19/20089,18,19,26,4052513
                    8/15/20088,23,29,30,5353434
                    8/12/20082,7,23,38,4041232
                    8/8/200811,17,28,32,5054153
                    8/5/20089,21,36,38,5541423
                    8/1/20089,13,17,18,5632312
                    7/29/200811,13,20,30,4241422
                    7/25/20082,16,19,35,5234412
                    7/22/20082,16,23,29,3223134
                    7/18/200817,29,36,53,5522353
                    7/15/200819,24,34,45,5155134
                    7/11/20085,14,16,39,5136243
                    7/8/20081,20,22,29,4133612
                    7/4/20081,3,12,19,2023242
                    7/1/20081,22,33,43,5215142

                     

                    Here are the current charts for how many times each ball has hit in the past 25 drawings.

                    Powerball:

                     

                    Ball: 495
                    Ball: 475
                    Ball: 55
                    Ball: 514
                    Ball: 154
                    Ball: 244
                    Ball: 484
                    Ball: 534
                    Ball: 404
                    Ball: 284
                    Ball: 23
                    Ball: 433
                    Ball: 123
                    Ball: 463
                    Ball: 523
                    Ball: 553
                    Ball: 233
                    Ball: 323
                    Ball: 313
                    Ball: 333
                    Ball: 143
                    Ball: 62
                    Ball: 72
                    Ball: 172
                    Ball: 252
                    Ball: 132
                    Ball: 32
                    Ball: 262
                    Ball: 292
                    Ball: 502
                    Ball: 372
                    Ball: 342
                    Ball: 352
                    Ball: 362
                    Ball: 542
                    Ball: 221
                    Ball: 211
                    Ball: 301
                    Ball: 191
                    Ball: 181
                    Ball: 201
                    Ball: 381
                    Ball: 421
                    Ball: 111
                    Ball: 101
                    Ball: 161
                    Ball: 41
                    Ball: 441
                    Ball: 11
                    Ball: 451
                    Ball: 411
                    Ball: 390
                    Ball: 80
                    Ball: 90
                    Ball: 270

                     

                    Mega Millions:

                     

                    Ball: 235
                    Ball: 515
                    Ball: 15
                    Ball: 524
                    Ball: 94
                    Ball: 134
                    Ball: 194
                    Ball: 24
                    Ball: 164
                    Ball: 294
                    Ball: 143
                    Ball: 123
                    Ball: 203
                    Ball: 173
                    Ball: 223
                    Ball: 243
                    Ball: 363
                    Ball: 413
                    Ball: 182
                    Ball: 282
                    Ball: 152
                    Ball: 62
                    Ball: 382
                    Ball: 322
                    Ball: 252
                    Ball: 262
                    Ball: 212
                    Ball: 112
                    Ball: 532
                    Ball: 302
                    Ball: 502
                    Ball: 422
                    Ball: 392
                    Ball: 342
                    Ball: 352
                    Ball: 432
                    Ball: 402
                    Ball: 552
                    Ball: 451
                    Ball: 461
                    Ball: 441
                    Ball: 491
                    Ball: 331
                    Ball: 541
                    Ball: 271
                    Ball: 51
                    Ball: 81
                    Ball: 71
                    Ball: 31
                    Ball: 481
                    Ball: 40
                    Ball: 310
                    Ball: 470
                    Ball: 100
                    Ball: 370

                     

                    Going to have to look into this further.  RJ, keep me posted if you see anything out of the ordinary, and I'll do the same.  I am also trying to get our 5 number selection out of a smaller group (20-25 would be nice for now).  We would still play roughly the same amount of tickets, but have a much better chance at getting big hits assuming we can nail those groups correctly.

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                      And for tomorrow's drawing, I would select these for Mega Millions:

                      WB: Top 36 most common due ranks hit calculated with pool sizes of 300 since the Matrix change

                      MB: Middle 20 due powerballs, calculated with a pool size of 200 draws.

                      1. 01-10-14-37-47 +15
                      2. 01-16-17-18-39 +8
                      3. 01-27-29-51-56 +14
                      4. 02-05-25-29-50 +26
                      5. 02-06-40-52-53 +7
                      6. 02-24-50-53-56 +36
                      7. 03-05-17-20-43 +17
                      8. 03-06-18-38-51 +10
                      9. 03-36-37-40-55 +22
                      10. 05-14-23-36-52 +29
                      11. 06-15-19-24-47 +38
                      12. 10-15-16-23-29 +2
                      13. 10-33-43-48-53 +19
                      14. 14-19-27-38-52 +21
                      15. 15-17-31-48-55 +44
                      16. 16-24-31-33-40 +32
                      17. 18-20-28-50-54 +3
                      18. 23-27-43-47-54 +31
                      19. 25-28-37-48-56 +1
                      20. 28-33-38-39-54 +39

                      The distribution I use is basically random where most balls are seen 3 times, and a few are only seen twice (no reason there except that it fits all 36 in 20 tickets).  MB numbers are just laid out straight down the picks.

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                        Stew,

                        When you checked the the previous 25 drawings for 09/19/08 you showed 48 had hit once during those drawings and my program showed 0 and the other numbers were one less than you showed.  When 48 hit on 09/19/08, that was the first time it hit since 04/22/08 which was 43 drawings earlier.You must have counted the actually drawings in your tally.

                        I'll be using the following charts to pick my numbers for the MB

                        Number of times MB numbers have hit since last matrix change

                                        06/24/05 TO 09/19/08   339 RECORDS

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

                        Number of times MB repeated by position since matrix change

                           0: 0     10: 2   5420: 5     30: 3   8 40: 2     50: 0
                        00 1: 8    211: 14    21: 5     31: 4     41: 4     51: 4
                           2: 7   3 12: 9     22: 6   7 32: 5     42: 0     52: 1
                           3: 5     13: 5     23: 5     33: 4     43: 2     53: 2
                        1  4: 4     14: 6     24: 3     34: 2     44: 4     54: 1
                           5: 2   4315: 5   6 25: 4     35: 3     45: 5     55: 3
                         1 6: 6     16: 6     26: 0     36: 4     46: 4     56: 2
                           7: 6     17: 4     27: 3    637: 2   9747: 4     57: 0
                           8: 7     18: 5    528: 5     38: 3     48: 1     58: 3
                        2  9: 6     19: 5     29: 1     39: 2     49: 1   0 59: 3
                                                                           +60: 65

                        *The above sorted by amount.

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

                        *doesn't include the 65 occurances of 60 or greater

                        11,12 and 1 are the most repeated positions.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: September 22, 2008, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

                          My calculations in the lower portion should be *including* the 9/19 drawing, but I will double check all those numbers.

                          The calculations in the upper part of my post [should] show the current number of hits, i.e. if 48 hit it would show a 1, meaning that was the first time it hit. A number showing a 2 means that is the 2nd time it hit in the previous 25, etc.  I might change that printout...

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                            Posted: September 22, 2008, 10:50 pm - IP Logged

                            Your figures are right if you were saying when 48 hit on 9/19, it was the first time in at least 25 drawings that it hit.  I was thinking the numbers of times it had hit in the last 25 drawings before 9/19.  We were working with different definitions. 

                            That happens quite often, for example one time I was talking about gaps I was saying if a combination had two numbers adjacent to each other like 48 and 49 there was a gap of 1 between them and someone else said there were no gap between 48 and 49 because they were next to each other.  Then someone else said a gap is the numbers of drawings between when a number hits, like 48 in the 9/19 drawing would have a gap of 43 since it last hit on 4/22.

                            I guess before discussing systems, one needs to make sure everyone is using similar definitions.

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                              Posted: September 23, 2008, 1:33 am - IP Logged

                              @RJOh: for this thread, are you looking for new ideas or are you giving us a view over your shoulder as you showcase your own ideas?

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