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I can't believe it. So Close to 5 numbers on tonights Powerball

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Posted: April 21, 2010, 11:13 pm - IP Logged

I've been picking my own numbers lately.  However with the jackpot up to this level I decided to buy a few QP's.   On my QP ticket my numbers for tonights draw were 11 33 40 48 54  PB 5 ....   I was within 1 number!!! I think I may go back to this place if the jackpot rolls.......And buy close combinations.....  I'm gettting closer folks!!  Maybe next time....  How did you do tonight???

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    Posted: April 21, 2010, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

    i got 11 and 55. that's it from my $5 ticket. Unhappy

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      Posted: April 21, 2010, 11:29 pm - IP Logged

      being within one number means absolutely nothing...absolutely nothing...you are fooling yourself...it is the outcome of an event that your are trying to predict...imagine for example all the balls being painted 59 distinct and unique colors...then you had to pick five of them....this way you would not think of the colors being strung in any order or even-odd or anthing like you think of numbers....it is the very specific outcome of a random event that you want to guess correctly....they happen to use numbers on the balls because it is the most convenient system.....humans know numbers and computers use numbers....you either get ALL the predictions to match the random event or you lose...there is no close..being close is your own interpretation because you think of the numbering system and not the probability of the guessing the exact outcome of the event...which in itself has nothing to do with numbers....think about it....

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        Posted: April 21, 2010, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

        I've been picking my own numbers lately.  However with the jackpot up to this level I decided to buy a few QP's.   On my QP ticket my numbers for tonights draw were 11 33 40 48 54  PB 5 ....   I was within 1 number!!! I think I may go back to this place if the jackpot rolls.......And buy close combinations.....  I'm gettting closer folks!!  Maybe next time....  How did you do tonight???

        I am confused--Did you win a partial jackpot by missing one number; we don't play Powerball here in Calif; Anyway your turn is coming soon--WinkGOOD LUCK!!

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          Posted: April 21, 2010, 11:38 pm - IP Logged

          what were the numbers ????!!!


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            Posted: April 21, 2010, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

            Those are teasers!

            You will get closer..

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              Posted: April 21, 2010, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

              I am confused--Did you win a partial jackpot by missing one number; we don't play Powerball here in Calif; Anyway your turn is coming soon--WinkGOOD LUCK!!

              No I won absolutely nothing.   I just have never gotten that many numbers on one line of my ticket so close to the winning numbers.    I have purchased tickets before and then on a hunch gotten numbers one above or below my selected numbers and have manages to his 3/6 White Balls and a Powerball  one time doing that..... Now if I had just done that with my tickets this time.... I might have gotten 5/6 white balls and have a nice little prize of $200,000. 

               

              My numbers  11 33 40 48 54 PB 5

              Winning #'s  11 34 41 49 55 PB 20       

               

              So some say not close...But I chose to think this is very close as it was a QP and I usually chose my own numbers, also I have one before buying tickets with numbers close to my own but off by 1 number.    Just made me think...If only I had thought to do this when I purchased this ticket......Maybe next time..

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                Posted: April 21, 2010, 11:47 pm - IP Logged

                I've been picking my own numbers lately.  However with the jackpot up to this level I decided to buy a few QP's.   On my QP ticket my numbers for tonights draw were 11 33 40 48 54  PB 5 ....   I was within 1 number!!! I think I may go back to this place if the jackpot rolls.......And buy close combinations.....  I'm gettting closer folks!!  Maybe next time....  How did you do tonight???

                The winning numbers I saw where 11-34-41-49-55 PB 20 so it looks like only matched one number. Granted you certainly have a unique ticket where 4 of the numbers are numerically one number higher, but close ones only count in horseshoes and hand grenades.

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                  Posted: April 21, 2010, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

                  No I won absolutely nothing.   I just have never gotten that many numbers on one line of my ticket so close to the winning numbers.    I have purchased tickets before and then on a hunch gotten numbers one above or below my selected numbers and have manages to his 3/6 White Balls and a Powerball  one time doing that..... Now if I had just done that with my tickets this time.... I might have gotten 5/6 white balls and have a nice little prize of $200,000. 

                   

                  My numbers  11 33 40 48 54 PB 5

                  Winning #'s  11 34 41 49 55 PB 20       

                   

                  So some say not close...But I chose to think this is very close as it was a QP and I usually chose my own numbers, also I have one before buying tickets with numbers close to my own but off by 1 number.    Just made me think...If only I had thought to do this when I purchased this ticket......Maybe next time..

                  I am with you my friend -- that is Effing CLOSE! I mean one number off in 4/5 and 1 number ON!?! I would be soooo mad if in your shoes-- I've always figured something like this would happen to me.

                  Well I hope you end of with something good from this place soon. Good luck!

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                    Posted: April 21, 2010, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

                    The winning numbers I saw where 11-34-41-49-55 PB 20 so it looks like only matched one number. Granted you certainly have a unique ticket where 4 of the numbers are numerically one number higher, but close ones only count in horseshoes and hand grenades.

                    Yeah that's what I meant.  I worded my sentence badly...Sorry.  You're correct my ticket has 4 numbers numerically one number higher.  Yeah close doesn't count....BUT....It does encourage die hard fans like myself!! LOL  Big Smile....  HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL!  One of these days......

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                      Posted: April 22, 2010, 12:02 am - IP Logged

                      No I won absolutely nothing.   I just have never gotten that many numbers on one line of my ticket so close to the winning numbers.    I have purchased tickets before and then on a hunch gotten numbers one above or below my selected numbers and have manages to his 3/6 White Balls and a Powerball  one time doing that..... Now if I had just done that with my tickets this time.... I might have gotten 5/6 white balls and have a nice little prize of $200,000. 

                       

                      My numbers  11 33 40 48 54 PB 5

                      Winning #'s  11 34 41 49 55 PB 20       

                       

                      So some say not close...But I chose to think this is very close as it was a QP and I usually chose my own numbers, also I have one before buying tickets with numbers close to my own but off by 1 number.    Just made me think...If only I had thought to do this when I purchased this ticket......Maybe next time..

                      that is soo friggin WEIRD how most of yr #'s were "off my one" lol - so strange

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                        Posted: April 22, 2010, 12:33 am - IP Logged

                        No I won absolutely nothing.   I just have never gotten that many numbers on one line of my ticket so close to the winning numbers.    I have purchased tickets before and then on a hunch gotten numbers one above or below my selected numbers and have manages to his 3/6 White Balls and a Powerball  one time doing that..... Now if I had just done that with my tickets this time.... I might have gotten 5/6 white balls and have a nice little prize of $200,000. 

                         

                        My numbers  11 33 40 48 54 PB 5

                        Winning #'s  11 34 41 49 55 PB 20       

                         

                        So some say not close...But I chose to think this is very close as it was a QP and I usually chose my own numbers, also I have one before buying tickets with numbers close to my own but off by 1 number.    Just made me think...If only I had thought to do this when I purchased this ticket......Maybe next time..

                        I understood what you meant by being close. I had a set of numbers like that with Powerball before. But I had two numbers correct and the rest were one off by one. I just yelled at myself asking why couldn't they just all line up! LOL

                        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                          Posted: April 22, 2010, 12:35 am - IP Logged

                          from now on im getting my qp early and play one up and one down.  maybe i'll come up with the winner.  never know? just might work.

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                            Posted: April 22, 2010, 3:50 am - IP Logged

                            Your concept of "close" is flawed.  If you bet on car #34 in a Nascar race and car #33 won would you be saying you came close to winning when car #34 finished last? The numbers are only labels, whether they're on stock cars or lottery balls. If the balls with your numbers  almost popped up but were barely edged out by the balls with the winning numbers I'd agree that you came close. All you really did was bet on the car that was next to the winner inthe starting line up.

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                              Posted: April 22, 2010, 4:52 am - IP Logged

                              I rather not get the 5 numbers. Getting 5 numbers is lucky enough but to get all 6 after having previously gotten 5 numbers you would have to be extremely lucky.