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• Florida - West Coast
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Take5 (and the lottery in general)  sure has a way with messing with your head.

During the last 16 months, I've played a fair amount of Take5. (Well, what I consider to be a "fair amount". I'm sure others wouldn't think it was much at all.)  Lately I've wondered if I've ever bought a set of five numbers that had already won a jackpot.  I know I can check to see if the numbers I've picked ever won a JP (prior to me actually buying the ticket) but I never bother to do that.

So have I ever played a set of numbers that previously won a JP?  Probably not.  To date, there have been 3,954 Take5 drawings.  Assuming a duplicate set of five winning numbers has never been drawn, 3,954 sets of five winning numbers out of a possible 575,757 sets have been drawn. Therefore, 571,803 sets of five have never been drawn.

Worse yet, I've wondered if a set of five numbers I bought, won a JP on a date after I bought them.  I keep a record of all the sets of numbers I've played since I started playing. (it even includes all the FP's I won)  I've bought about a thousand dollars worth of Take5 since then.  I know a way that I can find out if any one of those "about a thousand" sets of five won a JP after I played them......... but I dunno.......... How bad would you want to know???  Would you do it????

Consider this too.  It's another reason not to buy QP's, but a player picking his own numbers can have it happen to them. Given all the millions of tickets sold, it's very possible that on multiple occasions, a duplicate set of a previous JP winner has been sold. It's doubtful that set of numbers could win a JP anytime soon.

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• Oneida, NY
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I have a habit of checking to see if the numbers that I'm going to be playing that night have ever won a jackpot. The only thing, is I only check in the last year. The normal sets of numbers that I play every night has never came in since take 5 started, but they are the only numbers that I researched back that far. Hope one set comes out soon.

• Florida - West Coast
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Allright gang, here they are!!!

2 9 17 28 30

4 7 16 25 34

16 30 33 35 36 (a partial QP, the 33 and 36 are mine)

I checked 'em all...no previous JP winners here!

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• Oneida, NY
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These are my picks for tonight. I should be playing them, but I am not. We will see how close I get.

02 03 06 11 32

02 06 24 26 35

02 14 18 24 29

02 14 18 26 35

03 06 14 29 35

03 11 18 24 32

03 11 26 29 32

06 11 14 24 35

06 11 29 32 35

06 14 18 24 26

• Florida - West Coast
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Does anybody track Take5 drawings using groups?

By groups I mean 1 thru 13, 14 thru 26 and 27 thru 39.

I've read that a "balanced" distribution of  numbers in each group is a smart way to play.

Last nights numbers (4 12 17 26 33) has a distribution of  2 - 2 -1  which I'm told is balanced.

A distribution of 0 - 0 - 5 would be unbalanced.

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• Florida - West Coast
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We all know that it's smart to play either 3 odd - 2 even,  or 3 even - 2 odd number combo's when playng Take5.

Here's why you want to do it.

There's a total of 575,757 different five number combinations that can be drawn.

194,940 of them are 3 odd - 2 even combo's. (there are 20 odd numbers in a set of 39)

184,110 are 3 even - 2 odd combo's.  (there are 19 even numbers in a set of 39)

That's a total of 379,050 combo's (66%) that are either 3 odd - 2 even or 3 even - 2 odd.

That leaves 196,707 combo's that are all odd, all even, 4 odd - 1 even, or 4 even - 1 odd combo's.

Last night drawing was #3,957....only 43 days until the 4,000th Take5 drawing....

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• Florida - West Coast
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Quote: Originally posted by Slayer on Aug 23, 2010

These are my picks for tonight. I should be playing them, but I am not. We will see how close I get.

02 03 06 11 32

02 06 24 26 35

02 14 18 24 29

02 14 18 26 35

03 06 14 29 35

03 11 18 24 32

03 11 26 29 32

06 11 14 24 35

06 11 29 32 35

06 14 18 24 26

Good thing you DIDN'T play Slayer!!!!

You had the 6 and that's it!!!

PS I didnt do any better.... I didnt have a number!  (That's cause I didnt play either!)

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With \$3 to spend, I like:

1-2-3-4-5 / 18-19-20-21-22  / 35-36-37-38-39

I like the symmetry - like a perfectly balanced see saw.

And because of Parimutuel Payoffs and people's beliefs being what they are,

you are more likely to be the sole winner of a jackpot!

• Florida - West Coast
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Quote: Originally posted by jimmy4164 on Aug 24, 2010

With \$3 to spend, I like:

1-2-3-4-5 / 18-19-20-21-22  / 35-36-37-38-39

I like the symmetry - like a perfectly balanced see saw.

And because of Parimutuel Payoffs and people's beliefs being what they are,

you are more likely to be the sole winner of a jackpot!

"More likely to be the sole winner of a jackpot" by playing 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5?   You're jokin, right??

Everybody plays that combo!!!  If you dont believe me, ask The NY Lottery via their website.

If it ever hits (dont hold your breath) the JP will be next to nuthin! But you'll hear about it if it does come in, as it'll be huge news.

I dont care if it's Take5 or Sweet Millions, many people do it for either/both games.

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Quote: Originally posted by GiveFive on Aug 24, 2010

"More likely to be the sole winner of a jackpot" by playing 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5?   You're jokin, right??

Everybody plays that combo!!!  If you dont believe me, ask The NY Lottery via their website.

If it ever hits (dont hold your breath) the JP will be next to nuthin! But you'll hear about it if it does come in, as it'll be huge news.

I dont care if it's Take5 or Sweet Millions, many people do it for either/both games.

Thanks for the tip.  I didn't know that.  I thought most people would avoid these straights, as evidenced by your "don't hold your breath" and "huge news" comments.  Of course, I'm sure you're aware they are just as likely to win as any other choice, right?

• Florida - West Coast
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Ya know, I'm beginnin tuh think I lost muh touch....

I aint won a crummy Free Play in over a week.  And dont nobody ask me when was the last time I won money either!!

Here they are for tonite!

8 14 23 30 34

7 11 25 32 39

2 10 21 28 36

What's not to like about those babies???

I got the odd/even mix right, sum's are good, group distribution is OK, I threw a few prime numbers, and played a few hots, colds and overdue's, the 28 is ten days out, I got some repeaters mixed in, and played some numbers that have hit in the last three drawings. I dun covered all the bases! Tell me these numbers aint a winner!

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• Oneida, NY
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Quote: Originally posted by GiveFive on Aug 24, 2010

Ya know, I'm beginnin tuh think I lost muh touch....

I aint won a crummy Free Play in over a week.  And dont nobody ask me when was the last time I won money either!!

Here they are for tonite!

8 14 23 30 34

7 11 25 32 39

2 10 21 28 36

What's not to like about those babies???

I got the odd/even mix right, sum's are good, group distribution is OK, I threw a few prime numbers, and played a few hots, colds and overdue's, the 28 is ten days out, I got some repeaters mixed in, and played some numbers that have hit in the last three drawings. I dun covered all the bases! Tell me these numbers aint a winner!

They look like winners to me, but what do I know.

Anyways, here's what I'm playing tonight:

03 05 09 11 34

03 09 22 27 35

03 14 18 22 29

03 14 18 27 35

05 09 14 29 35

05 11 18 22 34

05 11 27 29 34

09 11 14 22 35

09 11 29 34 35

09 14 18 22 27

02 04 10 13 33

02 10 20 23 37

02 17 19 20 28

02 17 19 23 37

04 11 17 28 37

04 13 19 20 33

04 13 23 28 33

10 13 17 20 37

10 13 28 33 37

10 17 19 20 23

Not sure if this is an omen, but when I had the cashier put these through, she leaned over and whispered, " bend over, because NY is going to shove it in your ass tonight".

• Oneida, NY
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And I also made a mistake today by buying my normal numbers early. I usually buy them on thursdays, but gave her the slip by mistake, so now I have 2 sets of the same numbers. Maybe that will be a good thing, I can win the jackpot a couple times and split it with myself.

• Florida - West Coast
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Quote: Originally posted by Slayer on Aug 24, 2010

They look like winners to me, but what do I know.

Anyways, here's what I'm playing tonight:

03 05 09 11 34

03 09 22 27 35

03 14 18 22 29

03 14 18 27 35

05 09 14 29 35

05 11 18 22 34

05 11 27 29 34

09 11 14 22 35

09 11 29 34 35

09 14 18 22 27

02 04 10 13 33

02 10 20 23 37

02 17 19 20 28

02 17 19 23 37

04 11 17 28 37

04 13 19 20 33

04 13 23 28 33

10 13 17 20 37

10 13 28 33 37

10 17 19 20 23

Not sure if this is an omen, but when I had the cashier put these through, she leaned over and whispered, " bend over, because NY is going to shove it in your ass tonight".

I wondered what the hell that was that I wuz feelin every nite around 11:20 PM......

Said to muh-sef "must be hemmorhoids or sumpin"....

Wuz that clerk good lookin?  If she wuz, you coulda said sumpin like "Well, if I do win, maybe we could get together and I could shove"..............

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• Long Island, NY
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I like to apply an appropriate strategy to match the particular cycle numbers seem to be going in.

For 8/24/10, we seem to be in a very pattern/follower cycle.  Literally, all the last couple of days numbers can be found within recent trends. It's there;  plain as day.   Thus "IF" the trend continues, I should have some degree of success below.  If it dosent, I'll wipe out miserably.  I accept each outcome.....because in general, I find a third or more of draws follow a trend/pattern cycle.

7-16-34-29-2

1-10-16-20-32

11-10-38-30-22

9-36-15-23-20

11-20-16-34-1

12-20-28-16-7

10-11-23-16-34

15-29-30-16-34

18-29-38-20-1

The fly in the ointment tonight is that a skip or repeat is due. Based on past history, it's unusual to have three or more draws with all fresh numbers. Thats where we are right now.

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