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Here in Florida, the Lotto game is about 23 million to 1.

Take a grain of sand and paint it red. Set aside.

A cup of sand holds about 3 million grains of sand. Put about 7.5  cups of sand in a clear plastic bag. (7.5 X 3 million = 22.5 million grains of sand)

  Now take that one grain of sand you painted red and throw it in the bag. Shake the bag well for a few seconds.

All you have to do now is blindfold yourself and pick the red grain of sand.

The PB is about 195 million to 1.

For this experiment you'll need a bag with 65 cups of sand.

 

(Off topic...of interest...below....)

 http://www.lotterypost.com/blogentry/37146

 

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    lol...very funny..

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      lol...very funny..

      More factual than funny, pumpi. What joker17 described is what system sellers are paranoid that their potenetial buyers will realize.

      Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

      Lep

      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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        That certainly gives me a visual of how awful the odds are. I don't think that 1 grain of red sand will even be visible among the other millions of grains.


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          Yes Coin Toss, that was one of the reasons for posting this, but the main reason was to show how incredibly hard it is to pick the winning combo short of a miracle, especially with the PB.

           

          I'm not trying to burst people's bubbles or stymie their hopes and dreams of hitting the big one. Anything is possible. I just thought it'd be interesting to know the whole story so to speak. A few years ago I heard a news reporter showing another perspective of the immense odds of the Florida Lotto with 26 coins. Quarters were used by throwing them up in the air and if all of the quarters landed either heads or tails, that would equate to winning the JP. The reporter added that someone should try this with just 7 or 8 coins and see how difficult it is.

          So this is why I think the p-3 is the best possible way to try to beat the system. If one can overcome a straight hit in the p-3 on a regular basis, they can multiply their bets for better returns, and over time using the house money, one can become wealthy from the exponential growth of the winnings.

          I have enough of a hard time hitting a game like the p-3 on a regular basis with only one thousand grains of sand....lol

           

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            Posted: January 26, 2010, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

            That certainly gives me a visual of how awful the odds are. I don't think that 1 grain of red sand will even be visible among the other millions of grains.

            I don't think that 1 grain of red sand will even be visible among the other millions of grains.

            Green laugh

            OMG......lol

            Hee hee...you made my day...Ha Ha...

            But remember, you can't look while you pick that grain or that'll be cheating. Especially if you have a magnifying glass.....ROFL

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              I don't think that 1 grain of red sand will even be visible among the other millions of grains.

              Green laugh

              OMG......lol

              Hee hee...you made my day...Ha Ha...

              But remember, you can't look while you pick that grain or that'll be cheating. Especially if you have a magnifying glass.....ROFL

              Even if you can look but can't touch and spread the sand out it would be incrediblly hard.

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                Posted: January 26, 2010, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

                That is why I stick with the Pick 3!!!

                Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

                In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

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                  Posted: January 26, 2010, 7:38 pm - IP Logged

                  joker17,

                  And isn't it smazing how many people think that by picking two grains of sand oinstead of just one they will, in essence, have eliminated half of all the remaining grains of sand?

                  Wink

                  Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                  Lep

                  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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                    joker17,

                    And isn't it smazing how many people think that by picking two grains of sand oinstead of just one they will, in essence, have eliminated half of all the remaining grains of sand?

                    Wink

                    OK...I hope you know that I'm pacattack05, and that we had that discussion with many folks here in the past. And it drains my energy everytime I think about it. >>>>>>lol

                    I think it's the math lingo that throws them off...I don't know...all I know is that they are smart folks, yet somehow just don't, or don't want to get it.

                    It boggles the mind.

                    If I buy a million QPs in a 23 million to 1 game, there are still 22 million possiblities that have the potential of coming out.

                     

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                      Yes Coin Toss, that was one of the reasons for posting this, but the main reason was to show how incredibly hard it is to pick the winning combo short of a miracle, especially with the PB.

                       

                      I'm not trying to burst people's bubbles or stymie their hopes and dreams of hitting the big one. Anything is possible. I just thought it'd be interesting to know the whole story so to speak. A few years ago I heard a news reporter showing another perspective of the immense odds of the Florida Lotto with 26 coins. Quarters were used by throwing them up in the air and if all of the quarters landed either heads or tails, that would equate to winning the JP. The reporter added that someone should try this with just 7 or 8 coins and see how difficult it is.

                      So this is why I think the p-3 is the best possible way to try to beat the system. If one can overcome a straight hit in the p-3 on a regular basis, they can multiply their bets for better returns, and over time using the house money, one can become wealthy from the exponential growth of the winnings.

                      I have enough of a hard time hitting a game like the p-3 on a regular basis with only one thousand grains of sand....lol

                       

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                        What if all those grains of sand had a 3D (X,Y,Z)  coordinate assigned to each grain of sand?  Now what if you take each of those "grain of sand" coordinates and add 1000 to each (x+1000,y+1000,z+1000).  Would it be easier to see the red grain of sand?  Of course it would be easier to see,  because you spread the grains of sand apart equally and it gives you a better  3-dimensional view.

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                          What if all those grains of sand had a 3D (X,Y,Z)  coordinate assigned to each grain of sand?  Now what if you take each of those "grain of sand" coordinates and add 1000 to each (x+1000,y+1000,z+1000).  Would it be easier to see the red grain of sand?  Of course it would be easier to see,  because you spread the grains of sand apart equally and it gives you a better  3-dimensional view.

                          Pac you have got to stop Packing sand...................... "you gotta keep 'em separated"1.

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                          jarasan,

                          Until someone who tells us about it being easier to spot the red grain of sand being easier this way popls a jackpot or two, I'll continue not to believe it.

                          Every combination played eliminates the combinations let unplayed (the other grains of sand) by one, and that's as good as it gets.

                          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                          Lep

                          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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                            That's quite true and is my view these days.  If I buy 2 tickets in the national lottery which starts with 14,000,000 to 1 odds then most sources state that the odds are 7,000,000 to 1.  But really there are 13,999,998 combinations that I haven't played.

                            Depressing stuff though ey.  Think I'm beginning to prefer scratch cards, at least with the older ones with outstanding high prizes, the chances are much better.  Purely because so many have already been purchased so the odds those times do come down.

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                              I wanna be that little red grain of sand.

                              Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                              For a lead role in a cage?

                               

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