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Developing a winning MegaMillions System

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: September 23, 2008, 2:30 am - IP Logged

time*treat,

I'm showing off some ideas that I've tried that seem to have some merits, that's the reason I post the combinations I'm playing and how I picked them before the drawings and review them afterward.  If someone has an ideas that they've tried and had better than average results then I would like to read about it.  I'm interested in a collection of proven ideas that could be part of a winning system or strategy.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: September 23, 2008, 11:37 am - IP Logged

    Ok, I edited my numbers so they do not include the current draw.  now we should be on the same page.  This is what the MM stats look like now for the past few:

     

    9/19/20082,9,41,48,5133204
    9/16/200813,24,39,51,5232233
    9/12/20081,12,14,25,3542431
    9/9/200822,23,28,49,5244112
    9/5/20081,6,15,27,4631200
    9/2/200814,23,43,44,5443321
    8/29/200821,25,26,50,5112133
    8/26/20086,16,24,34,3603214
    8/22/200812,13,15,41,4212112
    8/19/20089,18,19,26,4041402
    8/15/20088,23,29,30,5342323
    8/12/20082,7,23,38,4030121
    8/8/200811,17,28,32,5043042
    8/5/20089,21,36,38,5530312
    8/1/20089,13,17,18,5621201
    7/29/200811,13,20,30,4230311
    7/25/20082,16,19,35,5223411
    7/22/20082,16,23,29,3212024
    7/18/200817,29,36,53,5511242
    7/15/200819,24,34,45,5145023
    7/11/20085,14,16,39,5125132
    7/8/20081,20,22,29,4122501
    7/4/20081,3,12,19,2012131
    7/1/20081,22,33,43,5204031

     

    Numbers that hit with these amounts of draws in the previous 25:

    0 - 10.22%
    1 - 24.41%
    2 - 27.92%
    3 - 21.98%
    4 - 11.18%
    5 - 03.07%
    6 - 00.89%
    7 - 00.19%
    8 - 00.13%
    9+- 00.00%

    Do we look to be on the same page now RJ?

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      Posted: September 23, 2008, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

      To my way of thinking, if there is no difference between 48 and 49 when they show up side-by-side in a data stream,  then they must be the same, which they are not.

      Whether the difference is called '1', or 'A' or whatever, there has to be, in the larger context of lottery analysis, some hard, unchanging designation
      to show that although the numbers are adjacent they and the positions they occupy are different.

      Therefore, if one is going to count the 'spaces' between exact same data, the process has to begin somewhere.
      I think most folks, myself included, begin the count with '1'.

      Some folks may start the count with '0', but this just complicates what is generally a straight forword procedure.

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        Posted: September 23, 2008, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

        It just depends on semantics.  Saying adjacent numbers have 0 spaces between them or saying adjacent numbers are 1 space apart, is the same as long as you remain consistent within your own calculations.  The only difference comes when you are comparing with someone else's calculations, then a quick comment about your methods can clear up any confusion.

        If you were to tell a programmer to start his count at 1 (not 0), that would complicate his normal straight forward thinking.

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          Posted: September 23, 2008, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

          For my bonus numbers pool I picked the top 21 MB from the occurrences list and added the top 11 MB positions.  (9 of the numbers were on both lists)

          MB:01 02 03 04 05 07 10 11 12 13 15 21 22 30 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 44

          For the other numbers I pick 35 numbers based their hits during the previous drawings.

          WB:01 02 06 08 09 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 32 36 38 39 40 41 42 43 50 51 52 53

          I used most of the numbers above to come up with these 20 combinations for tonight's drawing.

            1. 11 12 20 28 51 +41
            2. 06 13 26 40 42 +15
            3. 14 15 21 38 50 +11
            4. 01 17 30 36 41 +13
            5. 15 16 36 42 52 +40
            6. 08 26 38 41 43 +03
            7. 02 21 25 28 53 +05
            8. 11 25 29 30 50 +01
            9. 12 16 17 29 39 +04
           10. 02 15 30 32 40 +30
           11. 09 17 40 50 52 +35
           12. 13 20 21 29 43 +22
           13. 06 28 38 39 53 +07
           14. 11 12 32 41 52 +39
           15. 09 20 23 26 42 +42
           16. 01 13 19 40 50 +36
           17. 06 17 22 25 41 +12
           18. 02 26 28 42 53 +21
           19. 08 13 21 30 38 +38
           20. 12 15 23 29 39 +44

          Good luck if you played.

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            Posted: September 23, 2008, 11:21 pm - IP Logged

            The winning numbers were 09 32 34 43 52 +04.  Again the best I could do a 0+1 for $2. I did have four of the 5 winning numbers in my pool of 35.

            11 12 20 28 51 +41
            06 13 26 40 42 +15
            14 15 21 38 50 +11
            01 17 30 36 41 +13
            15 16 36 42 52 +40
            08 26 38 41 43 +03
            02 21 25 28 53 +05
            11 25 29 30 50 +01
            12 16 17 29 39 +04
            02 15 30 32 40 +30
            09 17 40 5052 +35
            13 20 21 29 43 +22
            06 28 38 39 53 +07
            11 12 32 41 52 +39
            09 20 23 26 42 +42
            01 13 19 40 50 +36
            06 17 22 25 41 +12
            02 26 28 42 53 +21
            08 13 21 30 38 +38
            12 15 23 29 39 +44

            Back to the drawing board.

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              Posted: September 24, 2008, 9:51 am - IP Logged

              Hey nice work RJ.  You managed to get all 5 in your selection pool, as well as the MB number.  Now you just have to work on getting them on the same ticket! ;)

              RESULT: 9-32-34-43-54 +4

              My picks:

              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

              Well my best here was a 2+0.  Going to be doing some more research on MM!

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                Posted: September 25, 2008, 9:57 am - IP Logged

                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.

                RJ,  when you say 'Picking the top 15-20 megaball numbers', do you mean the top 15-20 most frequent?

                We've been struggling with hitting the powerball number.  In 11 draws we've only hit it twice where we've picked 33%-50% of the numbers for each drawing.  I'm going to be looking into powerball number repeat positions and see how that does.  Last night our pool matched 4 of 5 in our 32 number WB pool (so not bad there), but they were spread out over 63 tickets so the best we managed was nine 2+0's for $0...

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                  Posted: September 25, 2008, 11:26 am - IP Logged

                  RJ,  when you say 'Picking the top 15-20 megaball numbers', do you mean the top 15-20 most frequent?

                  We've been struggling with hitting the powerball number.  In 11 draws we've only hit it twice where we've picked 33%-50% of the numbers for each drawing.  I'm going to be looking into powerball number repeat positions and see how that does.  Last night our pool matched 4 of 5 in our 32 number WB pool (so not bad there), but they were spread out over 63 tickets so the best we managed was nine 2+0's for $0...

                  As you saw in my post I picked 23 MB numbers using the charts I posted.

                  MB:01 02 03 04 05 07 10 11 12 13 15 21 22 30 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 44

                  I picked the top twenty-one numbers from the MB frequency chart:
                  22 02 07 10 36 42 04 15 21 35 37 38 44 05 12 30 01 11 39 40 41

                  and combined them with the MB numbers in the top repeated positions:
                  11 - 07
                  12 - 40
                   1 - 37
                   2 - 44
                   8 - 30
                   6 - 39
                   7 - 22
                   9 - 38
                  14 - 13
                  16 - 03
                  22 - 35
                  All but 03 and 13 was in the group of 21 so when I combined the two groups I had 23 bonus numbers.  You would think a pool of 50% of the bonus numbers would have 50% of the hits but forming a pool of 50% of the numbers this way usually cover about 85% of the MB hits.  PowerBall might act differently, I haven't spent any time checking it.

                  Even if I had only used the top 13 MB, I would included 04.

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                    Posted: September 25, 2008, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

                    Gotcha, great info RJ.  Picking 50% of number with an 85% hit ratio is exactly what we're trying to do here, that is excellent.

                    Unfortunately it doesn't look like PB has been behaving as beneficial with the same tactics..  Taking the top 21 most frequent numbers (over the past 200 drawings) and combining with the top 11 hit positions has only attributed to 1 extra PB hit in 77 draws since 2008 began.  We would be better off there playing simply the most frequent numbers and not having to include an extra ball or two for the ones that are not in both sets..  Both typically provide 24-27(ish)  numbers (from what I've checked), which is 57.1-64.3% of the possible 42.  The results show hits roughly 59.7% of the time, not too much of an advantage there. 

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                      Posted: September 25, 2008, 2:09 pm - IP Logged

                      Just looking at your numbers compared to mine..  You have 38 listed in the 9 repeat spot, but wasn't 37 the repeat in the 9th spot (8/22/08).

                      If i were taking the top 11 repeat potisions I would choose:

                      1.  11 - 7
                      2.  12 - 40
                      3.  1  - 37
                      4.  2  - 44
                      5.  8  - 30
                      6.  6  - 39
                      7.  7  - 22
                      8.  9  - 37 (#37 already Already included)
                      9.  14 - 13
                      10. 16 - 3
                      11. 22 - 35
                      12. 3  - 38

                      We end up with the same numbers in the long run, not sure if your system just substitutes the next highest repeat after the top 11 in the duplicate slot.

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                        Posted: September 25, 2008, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

                        You're right. I made a mistake while reconstructing my routine but you get the idea.

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                          Posted: September 25, 2008, 2:39 pm - IP Logged

                          Just wanted to check!  Crazy

                          Well, before I give up on the top ranking due spots for my WB selections for MM, we'll try it for another drawing or two..  Also, taking your MB suggestions for use in PB, we are playing the top 24 repeating positions with out pool for Saturday.  Therefor, I'll use that strategy for my MM predictions for Friday 9/26.  Good idea RJ!

                          WB: DUE/TR-300 (36 picks)
                          MB: TOP REPEATS (20 picks)

                          WB: 44,21,27,45,34,29,38,50,24,56,15,13,48,10,33,37,36,19,16,26,30,35,9,1,2,28,32,3,41,47,31,8,55,40,25,12
                          MB: 38,7,4,37,22,39,30,33,2,34,44,40,13,17,46,26,35,27,9,3

                          ORDERED:
                          WB: 1,2,3,8,9,10,12,13,15,16,19,21,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,40,41,44,45,47,48,50,55,56
                          MB: 2,3,4,7,9,13,17,22,26,27,30,33,34,35,37,38,39,40,44,46

                          1. 01-03-24-33-55 +38
                          2. 01-13-26-34-47 +7
                          3. 01-38-41-44-48 +4
                          4. 02-12-26-29-37 +37
                          5. 02-16-24-25-56 +22
                          6. 02-33-41-45-50 +39
                          7. 03-12-30-36-48 +30
                          8. 03-21-30-37-40 +33
                          9. 08-13-27-35-45 +2
                          10. 08-15-36-50-56 +34
                          11. 09-10-15-31-50 +44
                          12. 09-13-16-29-41 +40
                          13. 09-30-38-45-56 +13
                          14. 10-16-21-28-55 +17
                          15. 10-26-32-38-40 +46
                          16. 15-19-27-28-44 +26
                          17. 19-29-35-47-48 +35
                          18. 19-31-32-33-34 +27
                          19. 21-24-28-35-44 +9
                          20. 25-27-32-36-37 +3

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                            Posted: September 26, 2008, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

                            I haven't picked my 20 lines for tonight's MM drawings yet but I do know I will be picking my megaball from this pool:

                            MB:01 02 04 05 07 10 11 12 13 15 21 22 27 30 33 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 44

                            I'm still trying to define a group of 25-35 numbers that have all 5 WB 85% of the time.   

                               I'm starting to think Homer Simpson has a point.

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                              Posted: September 26, 2008, 7:48 pm - IP Logged

                              35 WB's are 62.5% of the possible numbers, so if you can find a 25-35 number pool that has 5 hits 85% of the time, you would be on to something!  Good luck tonight RJ!

                                 
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