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Gap Strategy - A new way to play Powerball

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Posted: September 11, 2008, 3:59 pm - IP Logged

Here's the PB history for pairs.

 

 

PAIRS                             
4814ABACADAEAFBCBDBEBFCDCECFDEDFEF
HITS3893804114238444744147211842644593439124122
MED SKIP221.5241123215233
MAX SKIP252219283421171731192130192845
AVG12.3812.6711.7111.3857.3110.7710.9210.2040.8011.3010.8251.7610.9738.8239.46
CUR.SKIP387775330610202
PREVSKIP5330311128451020
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    CARBOB

    You are counting all pairs in all winning combinations.
    This is not the 15 pairs I've been referring to.

    If a winning combination can be reduced to two letters, then you have a 2 point structure. There are only 15 possible pairs and there have
    been only 8 winning combinations that can be reduced to 2 letters.

    The pairs you are using would be useful in constructing whole combinations for play.

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      Posted: September 11, 2008, 4:17 pm - IP Logged

      CARBOB

      You are counting all pairs in all winning combinations.
      This is not the 15 pairs I've been referring to.

      If a winning combination can be reduced to two letters, then you have a 2 point structure. There are only 15 possible pairs and there have
      been only 8 winning combinations that can be reduced to 2 letters.

      The pairs you are using would be useful in constructing whole combinations for play.

      Post an example!!

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        Posted: September 11, 2008, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

        Post an example!!

        Better yet post the date of the draw.

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          Example:  The last 2.pt structure was BD. This was on 031208 when the winning combination was 12.19.30.34.36+8. The alphabetical sequence is BBDDD. The structure is BD. There are 2 Bs, 12 and 19, and 3 Ds, 30.34.36.

          On 10/17/2007 the winning combination was 14.15.19.42.46. The alpha sequence is BBBEE. The 2 pt structure is BE.

          09/19/2007, 20.25.26.45.46 = CCCEE. The 2 pt structure is CE.

          There are 5 more, but, I think I'd made my point.

           

           

          The last Mega Millions drawing, the winning combination was a 3 pt structure, CEF. which was hit in Maryland.

          The MM winning combination won in Georgia on 0829 was a 2 point structure, CF

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            Posted: September 11, 2008, 5:04 pm - IP Logged

            Thanks Bobby, I have the picture, I think.

            ABCDE=5 Pt

            AABCD=4 Pt

            AAACD=3 Pt

            AAAAD=2 pT

            AAAAA= 1 pT

            Are these correct?

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              Not exactly.

              In Powerball, there are six 5 pt structures:

              ABCDE, ABCDF, ABCEF, ABDEF, ACDEF, BCDEF

              The 4 pt structures are:

              ABCD, ABCE, ABCF, ABDE, ABDF, ABEF, ACDE, ACDF, ACEF, ADEF, BCDE, BCDF, BCEF, BDEF, CDEF

              The 3 pt structures are:

              ABC, ABD,ABE, ABF, ACD, ACE, ACF, ADE, ADF, AEF, BCD, BCE, BCF, BDE, BDF, BEF, CDE, CDF, CEF, DEF.

              We have discussed the 2 pt structures.

              The 1 pt structures are:  A , B, C, D, E and F

              If you decided to play a 4 pt structure, you have to double up one of the letters. For example, if you picked
              ABDE and wanted to play 5 sets, you would have:

              AABDE, ABBDE, ABDDE, ABDEE and another set using perhaps one with a repeat double that is due according to your stats - maybe AABDE.
              Ex:   1.2.10.30.40, 2.11.12.31.41, 3.13.32.33.42. 4.14.34. 43.44, 5.6.15.35.45.

              In the last Powerball, I played ABDE and wheeled 12 numbers to obtain 10 combinations for play. Of course, there were several partial repeats but that's what I wanted to play.

              I could have wheeled 18 numbers to obtain 20 combinations.

              All depends on how deep your pockets are.

              I think I'm going to play four 3 pts in the next MegaMillions. I'll wheel 12 numbers for 5 combinations for each 3pt structure.

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                Posted: September 14, 2008, 11:00 am - IP Logged

                Review of 0913 results and comments

                One hit and two close calls!

                0910  14.15.28.37.53+18  BBCDF+B   BCDF  4 pt.
                0913  07.17.29.43.51+38  ABCEF+D  ABCEF 5 pt.

                Played 4 pt structure - ABDE
                Wheeled 12 numbers - 10 combinations (replay from 0910. Gap and lottery number streams not updated)

                Hit A B & E, #7.

                Here are the frustrating parts.

                B
                1A 10 L1   7 9 11 1
                2A 10 F2 15 1   9 0
                3A 13 F1 10 3   8 0

                I played 3A, which yielded lottery number 14.
                2A, which has a higher PID total, would have yielded lottery number 17.

                E
                7C   7 F2 10  6 10 0
                8C   9 F5 10  9   7 2
                9C 10 F3  7 10   9 2

                I selected 9C, which yielded lottery number 44.
                7C would have yielded lottery number 43.

                Changing 16 to 17 and 44 to 43 in the sets played produces one 3 of 5 winner.

                Mising by one is the most frustrating part of playing the lotteries!!

                No jackpot winner.

                I'm going to reply ABDE on 0917, but with updated stats.

                Thanks for your interest.

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                         BBCEE      or mabey   BBDEE

                  let's see how far off I am for tonight

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                    Any system complex enough to handle jackpot games is going to take some background reading to get a handle on. Folks who want to begin at the beginning...

                    by bobby623
                    Workout for Pick 5, 5+ and 6 games
                    http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/142512

                    Update to Pick 5, Pick 5+ and Pick 6 lotteries
                    http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/162413

                    Giving this a closer look, that 4 point area is the sweet spot. Here, you have the option of using this as a 50/50 filter. Half the results are 4-point type. Half the results are not 4-point type. (If the combination is not a 4-point type, then the next likely type is 3-points. )

                    If 4-point types show up 3-5 times nearly every month (roughly half the time and also without long dry spells), then it's safe to pick a 4-point based 'hunting method'. If you have two filters 'ABC' and 'XYZ' and backtesting shows filter ABC works every other week and filter XYZ works '3 months good - 3 months bad', they both work 50%, but ABC is better. It is smoother.

                    This gap method looks like it may have great filter potential if the 4-point hit ratio is "smooth" enough.

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                          07/30/08  -  A  C  E  F  F + B
                          08/02/08  -  A  A  C  D  F + D
                          08/06/08  -  A  C  D  D  F + B
                          08/09/08  -  D  E  E  E  F + C
                          08/13/08  -  A  B  B  C  D + C
                          08/16/08  -  A  D  E  E  F + C
                          08/20/08  -  B  B  C  D  E + C
                          08/23/08  -  B  C  D  E  E + C
                          08/27/08  -  B  D  D  E  E + B
                          08/30/08  -  A  B  B  D  E + D
                          09/03/08  -  D  E  E  E  F + D
                          09/06/08  -  B  C  C  E  F + B
                          09/10/08  -  B  B  C  D  F + B
                          09/13/08  -  A  B  C  E  F + D
                          09/17/08  -  B  C  C  D  E + C
                          09/20/08  -  A  C  D  E  E + C
                          09/24/08  -  A  B  C  D  D + D
                          09/27/08  -  B  C  C  E  F + C
                          10/01/08  -  A  A  D  E  F + C
                          10/04/08  -  A  A  C  D  D + B
                          10/08/08  -  A  B  B  E  F + A
                          10/11/08  -  A  A  B  D  E + A
                          10/15/08  -  A  B  D  D  E + B
                          10/18/08  -  B  B  C  E  E + B

                      Has anyone tested this GAP strategy lately?  Or has this strategy been abandoned as a variable way of winning the PowerBall lottery?

                       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                         
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                        Posted: October 22, 2008, 7:01 am - IP Logged

                        Not exactly.

                        In Powerball, there are six 5 pt structures:

                        ABCDE, ABCDF, ABCEF, ABDEF, ACDEF, BCDEF

                        The 4 pt structures are:

                        ABCD, ABCE, ABCF, ABDE, ABDF, ABEF, ACDE, ACDF, ACEF, ADEF, BCDE, BCDF, BCEF, BDEF, CDEF

                        The 3 pt structures are:

                        ABC, ABD,ABE, ABF, ACD, ACE, ACF, ADE, ADF, AEF, BCD, BCE, BCF, BDE, BDF, BEF, CDE, CDF, CEF, DEF.

                        We have discussed the 2 pt structures.

                        The 1 pt structures are:  A , B, C, D, E and F

                        If you decided to play a 4 pt structure, you have to double up one of the letters. For example, if you picked
                        ABDE and wanted to play 5 sets, you would have:

                        AABDE, ABBDE, ABDDE, ABDEE and another set using perhaps one with a repeat double that is due according to your stats - maybe AABDE.
                        Ex:   1.2.10.30.40, 2.11.12.31.41, 3.13.32.33.42. 4.14.34. 43.44, 5.6.15.35.45.

                        In the last Powerball, I played ABDE and wheeled 12 numbers to obtain 10 combinations for play. Of course, there were several partial repeats but that's what I wanted to play.

                        I could have wheeled 18 numbers to obtain 20 combinations.

                        All depends on how deep your pockets are.

                        I think I'm going to play four 3 pts in the next MegaMillions. I'll wheel 12 numbers for 5 combinations for each 3pt structure.

                        I hope to get a response on this. I'm trying to understand the Pt idea. If anyone besides Bobby623 knows the answer, please respond. Do I have the Pt's correct?

                         

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                        10/21/0851122827AABEE3
                        10/20/0814430933CAEBF5
                        10/19/08633141828AFCCE4
                        10/18/08114181733ACCCF3
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                          I hope to get a response on this. I'm trying to understand the Pt idea. If anyone besides Bobby623 knows the answer, please respond. Do I have the Pt's correct?

                           

                                        Pt
                          10/21/0851122827AABEE3
                          10/20/0814430933CAEBF5
                          10/19/08633141828AFCCE4
                          10/18/08114181733ACCCF3

                          Who's better to explain it than Bobby623 who started this thread?  There are several strategies out there that other LP members have mentioned in a thread and just forgotten about, so it's unlikely anyone else is going to be more interested in the workings of this strategy than Bobby623. 

                          I would like to see how combinations picked using this strategy have done in recent drawings.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                             "I would like to see how combinations picked using this strategy have done in recent drawings."

                            For financial reasons, I don't play MegaMillions often.

                            I'm having more luck with Pick 3!

                            However, I did play 5 sets in MM drawing last night. My numbers were based on 4-point structure - ABDF.
                            I had the Mega Ball for $2.

                            I don't have much on the family agenda for the next couple of months. Therefore, I think I'm going to do some
                            trials making predictions using 3-point structures. I won't actually play them all.

                            Including the 'nitty gritty' details along with the combinations would require a lot of work. Think I'll just post
                            the combinations, and provide the details should there be a significant win.

                            The winning numbers last night: 16.19.39.42.44+38 = BBDEE = BDE=3-points.

                            3 points means only 3 of the 6 number groups are in the winning combinations.

                            Seems winning combinations having 3 points have won several MM and PB jackpots recently.

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                                            Pt
                              10/21/0851122827AABEE3
                              10/20/0814430933CAEBF5
                              10/19/08633141828AFCCE4
                              10/18/08114181733ACCCF3

                               

                              CARBOB

                              These are winning combinations for Florida Fan5

                              I play 5 sets every Saturday, using Gap Strategy to generate my numbers.

                              I'm not really sure, but it seems you are working with numbers in order drawn, instead of numbers in numerical order.

                              Here is how my worksheets look for the 4 drawings above.

                              101808 01.14.17.18.33  ABBBD  ABD  3pt
                              101908 06.14.18.28.33  ABBCD  ABCD 4pt
                              102008 04.09.14.30.33  AABDD  ABD 3 pt
                              102108 01.05.12.27.28  AABCC  ABC 3 pt

                              The key is A=1to9, B=10to19, C=20to29, D=30to36.

                              Points is the number of different letters in an alphabetical sequence, which is generated from the winning number combination using the key.

                              You seem to be using a different key.

                              In 1018, there are 3 Bs. Two of these are dropped when the point structure is generated. 1 B is dropped on 1019, 1 A and 1 D are dropped on 1020. 1 A and 1 C are dropped on 1021.

                              Long term logging of the point structures, in order of occurrence, provides some hints on what number groups will be in the next winning combination.

                              Last Saturday, I won 3 quick picks!