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Posted: May 27, 2010, 10:11 am - IP Logged

Wednesday May 26 PB drawing Winning numbers: 01-06-10-13-20 32

My numbers drawn from a QP earlier this week:     01-05-09-16-20 02

So near that $10k prize I could desperately use right now.

FML.

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    Posted: May 27, 2010, 10:17 am - IP Logged

    CORRECTION:

    This would have been a $40,000 prize had the 5 numbers hit. Or even 400 if four of them had hit -- I had the Power play option on it.

     

    I NEVER play power play, except for right now when the potential is up to 10x.

     

    Ugh.

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      Posted: May 27, 2010, 2:24 pm - IP Logged

      They don't actually draw numbers, they draw balls, so you're either right or wrong. Using numbers as labels to identify the balls simply creates an illusion that drawing a particular ball was "close" to drawing a completely different ball.  You only got 2+0 right, and that's about  36,000 times more likely than getting 4+1. That's not even close to being close to close.

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        Posted: May 27, 2010, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

        They don't actually draw numbers, they draw balls, so you're either right or wrong. Using numbers as labels to identify the balls simply creates an illusion that drawing a particular ball was "close" to drawing a completely different ball.  You only got 2+0 right, and that's about  36,000 times more likely than getting 4+1. That's not even close to being close to close.

        Actually he got closer to winning something then if he hadn't brought a ticket which isn't saying much when you consider that only 5,516,721 or 3.06% of the possible combinations could have won anything.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: May 27, 2010, 4:29 pm - IP Logged

          Actually he got closer to winning something then if he hadn't brought a ticket which isn't saying much when you consider that only 5,516,721 or 3.06% of the possible combinations could have won anything.

          Yes, this is more like how I look at it.

          also, sequentially, it was close... one number below on 2 and 3 numbers below on the 4th.

          As for being close to the balls drawn, no, it probably wasnt.

          Bottom line is, it sucks but thats why it is called gambling...

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            Posted: May 27, 2010, 9:22 pm - IP Logged

            Yes, this is more like how I look at it.

            also, sequentially, it was close... one number below on 2 and 3 numbers below on the 4th.

            As for being close to the balls drawn, no, it probably wasnt.

            Bottom line is, it sucks but thats why it is called gambling...

            I Agree! Once reality sets in: You realize that if the Number Labels on the Balls Drawn match the Numbers Printed on your Lottery Ticket: You Won! If they don't: You didn't Win! And Close: Doesn't Count!

            From one Lottery Player to Another: Good Luck in Winning that elusive Jackpot! Thumbs Up

            A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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              Posted: May 31, 2010, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

              Wednesday May 26 PB drawing Winning numbers: 01-06-10-13-20 32

              My numbers drawn from a QP earlier this week:     01-05-09-16-20 02

              So near that $10k prize I could desperately use right now.

              FML.

              Wow! Shifty

              I live in Canada, and my boyfriend once got 5 out of 6 (6/49 Lotto) and missed the last number by one digit!  What a bummer. Smash  So he got just a bit over a thousand, missing several millions by one digit! Angry

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                Posted: June 2, 2010, 11:07 pm - IP Logged

                Wow! Shifty

                I live in Canada, and my boyfriend once got 5 out of 6 (6/49 Lotto) and missed the last number by one digit!  What a bummer. Smash  So he got just a bit over a thousand, missing several millions by one digit! Angry

                Ouch, very painful I know!

                Some argue it is close or not close, but I figure if I am going to lose, I would rather the number be on the opposite end of the spectrum from the losing number, instead of right next to it, sequentially. This comforts the blow somewhat.

                So if my winning number is 05, I feel 'better' losing to 38 as opposed to 06 or 04.