|Posted: December 1, 2009, 3:34 pm - IP Logged|
That simply means there are 177,100 possible combinations and by playing a full 10 number wheel, you would have 210 of those combinations. Odds can be calculated by dividing the possible combos by the number of combos you play and those odds are 210:177,100 or 1:843.3. While it looks like you have greatly increased your odds of winning, you're actually playing only .1185% of all the combos.
(Ut oh, I feel another cut-the-odds-in-half discussion coming on!)
Here's the flaw in this kind of calculation. It sounds good on paper, it sounds great!
But there's only one set of winning numbers, not 210.
If this approach worked, with a big enough bankroll you could cut the odds literally down to nothing. If it worked.
Buy, each of those 210 lines of numbers is individually up against the same exact odds of 177,099 to 1 (one has to be drawn).
The only way the odds would be 1:843.3 would be if there were 210 sets of winning numbers drawn for the same drawing. There's not, there's only one set.
As stacks47 said at the end of his post,
"you're actually playing only .1185% of all the combos."
Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.
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.