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Posted: November 29, 2008, 9:30 pm - IP Logged

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKXRtT8V-kw&feature=related     What you guys think about this?

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    Posted: November 29, 2008, 9:39 pm - IP Logged

    I've heard this before but I also heard that it doesn't matter how many tickets you pick because the odds are the same.  I always play a consecutive number because with most lottery numbers if you go back and look at them do have one.  This video actually gives good advice I feel.

    K.

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      Posted: November 29, 2008, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

      For jackpot games, millions of numbers (Lines) are bought and very often nobody wins the jackpot prize, so it is not so much how many numbers are bought, but the number that is drawn and who if anybody picked that number (Line), as the odds of winning are so bad, most often the jackpot winner wins by chance.

      As for smaller prizes, most often he who picks the numbers by skill has the best chance of winning and in that case the more numbers (Lines) picked the better the chance of winning.

      People have won jackpots by skill before, but very few people.

      In most cases for jackpot prizes it matters little how many numbers a particular person buys, unless he or she buys most or all of the possible combinations, it has been done before.

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        Posted: November 29, 2008, 10:46 pm - IP Logged

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKXRtT8V-kw&feature=related     What you guys think about this?

        Very standard advice that you would find in every single book or article ever written on the subject of picking lotto numbers. 

        The minute and a half video boils down to just 2 tips:

        • Avoid too many birthday numbers
        • Pick at least one adjacent number

        It's always good to get reminders of this stuff though, and it's nice to see a video like that without blatant advertising.  (I admit you got me nervous when I started seeing the glitzy production.)

        A few more tips not included in the video, aimed at protecting yourself:

        • Avoid anything called "e-lottery" system
        • Avoid anything offering to play in a "syndicate" over the Internet
        • If you're going to play with other people:
          • Only do it in person with people you know, not over the Internet ("online") with people you don't know
          • Give photocopies of the tickets to everyone playing
          • Write up a short agreement stating the complete list of people playing in that drawing, and the exact number of tickets that are being played
          • Make sure the number of tickets in the agreement matches the number of tickets photocopied
          • Write and distribute a new agreement every time the people or number of tickets changes in any way, and include a note indicating what the changes from the previous agreement are
          • If someone previously on the list is not playing in the next drawing for any reason (like they didn't contribute this week), tell them

         

        Check the State Lottery Report Card
        What grade did your lottery earn?

         

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          Posted: November 30, 2008, 2:59 am - IP Logged

          In a standard 6/49 lottery you can expect to have NO adjacent or consecutive numbers 50.5% of the time or 50-51 times in 100 draws.

          You can expect to have TWO adjacent or consecutive numbers 38.8% of the time or 38-39 times in 100 draws.

          You can expect to have TWO and TWO adjacent or consecutive numbers 5.8% of the time or 5-6 times in 100 draws.

          You can expect to have THREE adjacent or consecutive numbers 3.9% of the time or 3-4 times in 100 draws.

          When the game is larger like the Florida 6/53 the odds of NO adjacent numbers improves.  If the game is smaller the number of NO adjacent numbers decreases.

          In the 6/49 game the odds are better playing NO adjacent numbers and you don't have to select the kinds of adjacent pairs you hope will appear. 

          Those of you who have Win Your Lottery you can verify this on the statistics page.

          BobP

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            Posted: November 30, 2008, 8:32 am - IP Logged

            In a standard 6/49 lottery you can expect to have NO adjacent or consecutive numbers 50.5% of the time or 50-51 times in 100 draws.

            You can expect to have TWO adjacent or consecutive numbers 38.8% of the time or 38-39 times in 100 draws.

            You can expect to have TWO and TWO adjacent or consecutive numbers 5.8% of the time or 5-6 times in 100 draws.

            You can expect to have THREE adjacent or consecutive numbers 3.9% of the time or 3-4 times in 100 draws.

            When the game is larger like the Florida 6/53 the odds of NO adjacent numbers improves.  If the game is smaller the number of NO adjacent numbers decreases.

            In the 6/49 game the odds are better playing NO adjacent numbers and you don't have to select the kinds of adjacent pairs you hope will appear. 

            Those of you who have Win Your Lottery you can verify this on the statistics page.

            BobP

            Right, but the advice in the video is just like what we see so many times:  if you win, pick numbers that increase your chances of being the only winner.  I'm surprised the video did not say "pick #13".

             

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