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The lottery machine is more random than the ball drawing...

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Posted: April 9, 2009, 10:30 am - IP Logged

I doubt the ball drawing machine got these drawings.  I bought a Mega Millions today and I got this

 

45-49-50-51-52 (46)

 

I WANT MY MONEY BACK. ..... or I'll just buy another ticket.

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    Posted: April 9, 2009, 10:59 am - IP Logged

    Been a while but numbers like that do win something sometimes.

     04/05/05   04 19 45 51 52    22
     03/16/04   03 28 45 49 51    52
     06/28/02   18 31 49 50 51    04

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: April 9, 2009, 4:37 pm - IP Logged

      Perhaps I should be an optimist lol

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        Posted: April 9, 2009, 5:45 pm - IP Logged

        I doubt the ball drawing machine got these drawings.  I bought a Mega Millions today and I got this

         

        45-49-50-51-52 (46)

         

        I WANT MY MONEY BACK. ..... or I'll just buy another ticket.

        2 weeks ago a friend asked me to buy him a QP for MEGA at a particular gas station. All 5 numbers were odd, the only even number being the mega ball.  Good luck with your ticket...you never know!

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          Posted: April 9, 2009, 6:09 pm - IP Logged

          2 weeks ago a friend asked me to buy him a QP for MEGA at a particular gas station. All 5 numbers were odd, the only even number being the mega ball.  Good luck with your ticket...you never know!

          All odd numbers have their days too.

           02/17/09   01 09 23 27 33    24
           06/10/08   03 05 15 43 51    11
           09/21/07   05 21 23 33 45    43
           09/29/06   03 25 43 45 55    40

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: April 9, 2009, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

            Another thing I have noticed is when purchasing multiple quick-picks.

             I usually get repeats or simliar trends.

             

            For example if I were to purchase 5 quick-picks these would be the computer-generated:

            23-30-32-36-52

            24-30-32-40-56

            18-23-36-44-52

            31-32-36-41-49

            20-23-36-52-56

             

            Pretty much no "low" numbers. And notable repeats in the same area.  Kinda interesting.

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              Posted: April 10, 2009, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

              It highly depends on how the numbers are actually drawn! Remember the "green machine" is entirely an RNG, which is based in Math. Even/Odd and "bunched" numbers are in play. But in a ball machine it will depend on the machinery. I never like bunched numbers on a ball machine, and I don't play based on even/odd but if my prg. gives all even or odd then I play that. I think bunched #s are better with Powerball than Mega, and bunched or odd/even systems are OK on computerized games like HOT Lotto or PA Treasure Hunt.

              Generally the bunched or all-odd-even combinations don't draw as often because there are less AVAILABLE #s in that range. If you have 55 #s and list every combination MOST of them are spread but that doesn't mean those are better plays; there are just more of them so more are drawn like that! If you play all even and not one # matches then might as well be all odd! Just like "most big winners played QP" is only because vastly more people PLAY QP (and lose), especially non-regular players.

              The reason for some "patterns" on your QP is the source of the random "noise" is not fast enough to pick much different #'s. Some Computerized games actually have a HUMAN to push a BUTTON that determines exactly when the RNG randomly picks the next "ball", since a HUMAN is slower than a computer.

              PS - do your own quick pick, even with bits of paper, or a laptop. Most or maybe all places you can NOT cancel Mega tickets.

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                Posted: April 10, 2009, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

                All odd numbers have their days too.

                 02/17/09   01 09 23 27 33    24
                 06/10/08   03 05 15 43 51    11
                 09/21/07   05 21 23 33 45    43
                 09/29/06   03 25 43 45 55    40

                LOL this is true and if I had to choose between all odd numbers or all high numbers I would take all odd numbers........but unless I specifically chose all odd or all high numbers I would prefer a ticket with a mix.

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                  Posted: April 10, 2009, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

                  Another thing I have noticed is when purchasing multiple quick-picks.

                   I usually get repeats or simliar trends.

                   

                  For example if I were to purchase 5 quick-picks these would be the computer-generated:

                  23-30-32-36-52

                  24-30-32-40-56

                  18-23-36-44-52

                  31-32-36-41-49

                  20-23-36-52-56

                   

                  Pretty much no "low" numbers. And notable repeats in the same area.  Kinda interesting.

                  I've noticed this too. It's almost like the machine picked a set of numbers and wheeled them for you.

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                    Posted: April 10, 2009, 6:10 pm - IP Logged

                    I wouldn't care if the numbers were all odd or all even, all 'pointy' or all round, or even all happyCheers or all sadSad Cheers.

                    *All* I want is for all of their drawn to match all of mine played.Jester

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                      Posted: April 10, 2009, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

                      I wouldn't care if the numbers were all odd or all even, all 'pointy' or all round, or even all happyCheers or all sadSad Cheers.

                      *All* I want is for all of their drawn to match all of mine played.Jester

                      LOL time*treat ya don't ask for much! HEHE I hope ya get it "ALL"!!!!!!!Sun Smiley

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                        I wouldn't care if the numbers were all odd or all even, all 'pointy' or all round, or even all happyCheers or all sadSad Cheers.

                        *All* I want is for all of their drawn to match all of mine played.Jester

                        LOL I agree time*treat!

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                          Posted: April 11, 2009, 8:58 pm - IP Logged

                          I doubt the ball drawing machine got these drawings.  I bought a Mega Millions today and I got this

                           

                          45-49-50-51-52 (46)

                           

                          I WANT MY MONEY BACK. ..... or I'll just buy another ticket.

                          "I WANT MY MONEY BACK."

                          When we ask for one QP, we are asking the lottery terminal to randomly generate just 1 of the over 175 million combinations and "45-49-50-51-52 (46)" happens to be one of them. From where I'm sitting it looks like you got exactly what you asked for.

                          If you know what the winning combination should look like before the drawing, put them on a play slip instead of asking the clerk for to generate a large number of QPs until you find the one you like.

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                            Posted: April 11, 2009, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

                            Years ago when I learned how "randum" or how the computer picks Randum numbers, we fiddled around with simple schemes and finally someone in class figured out how to beat the scheme.

                            We also noted the number of picks that were simliar in nature and how often that happend. That in itself was amazing. I  believe anything generated by a Computer can be duplicated eventually.

                            I'd much rather we keep the Ping Pong Balls. Nobody is going to beat them!

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                              Posted: April 13, 2009, 4:53 am - IP Logged

                              "I WANT MY MONEY BACK."

                              When we ask for one QP, we are asking the lottery terminal to randomly generate just 1 of the over 175 million combinations and "45-49-50-51-52 (46)" happens to be one of them. From where I'm sitting it looks like you got exactly what you asked for.

                              If you know what the winning combination should look like before the drawing, put them on a play slip instead of asking the clerk for to generate a large number of QPs until you find the one you like.

                              That "I want my Money Back" wasn't a serious comment....