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Has something changed with MegaMillions?

Topic closed. 4 replies. Last post 10 years ago by Todd.

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Posted: November 14, 2008, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

Up until August 15, 2008 more than half of every Mega Millions lottery drawing repeated a number drawn from the previous drawing. In the 25 drawings leading up to August 15, a number was repeated from the previous drawing 18 times. In the 25 drawings since August 15 a duplicate number has been drawn 3 times. I can look back over months of drawings and find that it generally averages out that half the time a winning number in this weeks drawing was a winning number in last weeks drawing. It seems really strange that we would have such a long stretch without very  many of those repeats. Is this just a fluke of mathematics or have the lottery peeps changed something?

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    Posted: November 14, 2008, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

    Good observation. The numbers change all the time within the given numbers 1 - 56 for WB and 1 - 46 for MB. The trend will be hot for a period of time, and when we realize this we need to consider it into our usual methods of filter and selecting numbers, or we will miss out of the jackpot. There are multiple trends happening at the same time, repeating numbers, high and low numbers, odd and even, and sum range.

    It's not a fluke, it is the way random numbers dance and right now they are dancing in repetition.

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      Posted: November 14, 2008, 3:52 pm - IP Logged

      It's like a coin toss,,if it keeps coming up heads then the chances of tails showing up improve.  I said the chances, not the odds, which will always be 50/50.....

      I'm looking for 1 to 2 repeat numbers and a set in sequence in this next draw.....(preferably the 55/56)

      "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields 

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        Posted: November 14, 2008, 5:41 pm - IP Logged


        Mayb things balance out because for a month or so the Mega number seemed to be stuck in the 30's.

        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. 


        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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          Posted: November 14, 2008, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

          <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

          Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.