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Posted: March 1, 2010, 3:39 am - IP Logged

For those of you who don't like QP's that  give you consecutive numbers or numbers with a narrow range, here are the results from Saturday 's NY lotto drawing:   3 - 4 - 5 - 30 - 40 - 43 and  BONUS NUMBER 1

Matching all 6 would have paid $18.5 million (annuity) and any 5 plus the bonus would have paid $253,000, but nobody won either prize level.

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    Posted: March 1, 2010, 6:06 am - IP Logged

    Hell. I'd take a Mega Million Ticket whose first number was in the 50's.   That would eliminate a lot of possible combinations....

    "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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      Posted: March 1, 2010, 10:56 am - IP Logged

      For those of you who don't like QP's that  give you consecutive numbers or numbers with a narrow range, here are the results from Saturday 's NY lotto drawing:   3 - 4 - 5 - 30 - 40 - 43 and  BONUS NUMBER 1

      Matching all 6 would have paid $18.5 million (annuity) and any 5 plus the bonus would have paid $253,000, but nobody won either prize level.

      I don't like QP's, but that is my own personal feeling.  As you stated above "nobody won either prize level"; therefore no one had a winning ticket QP or otherwise.  So what is your point, as it did not come in as a QP.  I play consecutive numbers at times, but I would never play all 5 or 6 numbers consecutively.  The odds would be against me.

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        I don't like QP's, but that is my own personal feeling.  As you stated above "nobody won either prize level"; therefore no one had a winning ticket QP or otherwise.  So what is your point, as it did not come in as a QP.  I play consecutive numbers at times, but I would never play all 5 or 6 numbers consecutively.  The odds would be against me.

        Sounds like a case is being made for picking your own numbers.  It's more likely a set of numbers like those would have been picked by someone using months and years of birth than being picked randomly by a terminal. 

        Ever noticed when someone wins with a personal pick, they are the only winners?  There are some winning numbers that even a terminal won't pick on its own.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: March 1, 2010, 11:40 am - IP Logged

          Sounds like a case is being made for picking your own numbers.  It's more likely a set of numbers like those would have been picked by someone using months and years of birth than being picked randomly by a terminal. 

          Ever noticed when someone wins with a personal pick, they are the only winners?  There are some winning numbers that even a terminal won't pick on its own.

          Well said.       I Agree!

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            RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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            Posted: March 1, 2010, 11:56 am - IP Logged

            Hell. I'd take a Mega Million Ticket whose first number was in the 50's.   That would eliminate a lot of possible combinations....

             5/7 + 1/46 = 966 possible combinations

            That would have limited you to 966 possible combinations and these wins.

             10/06/09 - 09 33 51 53 56    +39
             10/02/09 - 15 24 51 53 55    +11
             11/21/08 - 01 22 52 53 56    +45
             08/21/07 - 08 38 54 55 56    +02
             08/07/07 - 36 41 50 55 56    +09
             11/10/06 - 11 42 52 53 55    +28
             09/01/06 - 05 06 51 53 55    +12
             01/31/06 - 01 35 53 54 56    +44

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: March 2, 2010, 12:12 am - IP Logged

              I don't like QP's, but that is my own personal feeling.  As you stated above "nobody won either prize level"; therefore no one had a winning ticket QP or otherwise.  So what is your point, as it did not come in as a QP.  I play consecutive numbers at times, but I would never play all 5 or 6 numbers consecutively.  The odds would be against me.

              I hope I'm not bursting your bubble, but the odds are against you no matter what numbers you play. Which is related to my point. We see a lot of complaints about the numbers on QP's because people look at them and think it's a combination that's unlikely, weird, all even, all odd, all low, all high, too narrow a range, or whatever. If somebody here had bought a QP and gotten those numbers there's a good chance we would have seen a post about what a lousy set of numbers it was. The reality is that every combination has the same chance of being drawn, so your chances of winning are the same regardless of what combination you play.

              That said, there is one good reason for not playing all consecutive numbers, especially starting at 1 or ending with the highest number in a matrix. If you did happen to win playing those numbers you'd be sharing your prize with thousands of other people. 13,14,15,16,17,18 isn't as popular as 1,2,3,4,5,6, but I'd be surprised if it isn't played by hundreds of people.

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                Posted: March 2, 2010, 12:25 am - IP Logged

                Sounds like a case is being made for picking your own numbers.  It's more likely a set of numbers like those would have been picked by someone using months and years of birth than being picked randomly by a terminal. 

                Ever noticed when someone wins with a personal pick, they are the only winners?  There are some winning numbers that even a terminal won't pick on its own.

                ''There are some winning numbers that even a terminal won't pick on its own.''

                 

                I Agree!you couldnt have said it any better. right on point.....

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                  Posted: March 10, 2010, 4:26 am - IP Logged

                  What about last nights Mega....

                  14 16 18 19 29 Mega 16...

                  Money won is twice as good as money earned!

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                    Posted: March 12, 2010, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

                    What about last nights Mega....

                    14 16 18 19 29 Mega 16...

                    An of course I end up with these as a QP for tonights Mega 

                    5 15 25 30 53 - Mega 18

                    Money won is twice as good as money earned!

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                      Posted: March 13, 2010, 10:38 am - IP Logged

                      An of course I end up with these as a QP for tonights Mega 

                      5 15 25 30 53 - Mega 18

                      Looks like a hit to me!!

                      "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields