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Unusually high winning numbers for California SuperLotto

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lottoville
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Posted: October 1, 2010, 9:19 am - IP Logged

Draw Date: 09-29-2010

WB

27           33           35           45           46

Mega Ball

26

 

No one got all 5 WB and the mega ball but someone did buy a ticket with all the WB.

I'm thinking that ticket must have been a quick pick. Who picks numbers that are so high on one ticket?

Funny thing is, if I ever bought a QP ticket with numbers this high, I'd probably think I got ripped off by the lotto machine.

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
    mid-Ohio
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    March 24, 2001
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    Posted: October 1, 2010, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

    A similar thing happened with PowerBall the same day and no one had all 5 WB even though 21,909,458 tickets were sold in the 42 states where it's played.  Selling that amount of tickets, one would expect four 5+0 winners.

    Draw Date :09/29/2010 - 13 44 51 52 55 +30

     combination size             5
     basic pool size              59
     (B) Bonus pool size          39
     smallest match no (B) number 3
     largest match with bonus     5
     smallest match with bonus    0
     tickets or chances per draw  21909458
     possible combos of 5/59 + 1/39 numbers = 195249054
      MATCH   ODDS               WINNING COMBOS    PROBABLE WINNERS
      5/5+B  1 : 195249054                               0.1
      5/5+0  1 : 5138133          38                        4.3
      4/5+B  1 : 723145           270                      30.3
      4/5+0  1 : 19030            10260                  1151.3
      3/5+B  1 : 13644            14310                  1605.8
      3/5+0  1 : 359              543780                61019.1
      2/5+B  1 : 787              248040                 27833.3
      1/5+B  1 : 123              1581255              177437.2
      0/5+B  1 : 62               3162510              354874.3
     ____________________________________________________________________
     overall odds are 1 : 35.1          623955.6 total probable winners
      5560464 winning combos = 2.84 % of possible combos

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
                 Evil Looking       

      bobby623's avatar - abstract
      San Angelo, Texas
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      Posted: October 2, 2010, 1:21 pm - IP Logged

      A similar thing happened with PowerBall the same day and no one had all 5 WB even though 21,909,458 tickets were sold in the 42 states where it's played.  Selling that amount of tickets, one would expect four 5+0 winners.

      Draw Date :09/29/2010 - 13 44 51 52 55 +30

       combination size             5
       basic pool size              59
       (B) Bonus pool size          39
       smallest match no (B) number 3
       largest match with bonus     5
       smallest match with bonus    0
       tickets or chances per draw  21909458
       possible combos of 5/59 + 1/39 numbers = 195249054
        MATCH   ODDS               WINNING COMBOS    PROBABLE WINNERS
        5/5+B  1 : 195249054                               0.1
        5/5+0  1 : 5138133          38                        4.3
        4/5+B  1 : 723145           270                      30.3
        4/5+0  1 : 19030            10260                  1151.3
        3/5+B  1 : 13644            14310                  1605.8
        3/5+0  1 : 359              543780                61019.1
        2/5+B  1 : 787              248040                 27833.3
        1/5+B  1 : 123              1581255              177437.2
        0/5+B  1 : 62               3162510              354874.3
       ____________________________________________________________________
       overall odds are 1 : 35.1          623955.6 total probable winners
        5560464 winning combos = 2.84 % of possible combos

      POWERBALL
      Winners
      Power Play
      Total
      Jackpot (Match 5 + PB)
      0
       
      0
      Match 5
      5
      1
      6
      Match 4 + Powerball
      6
      6
      12
      Match 4
      741
      157
      898
      Match 3 + Powerball
      917
      209
      1,126
      Match 3
      39,801
      9,007
      48,808
      Match 2 + Powerball
      18,115
      4,217
      22,332
      Match 1 + Powerball
      122,618
      28,537
      151,155
      Match Powerball Only
      272,289
      66,385
      338,674
      Total Winning Tickets
      454,492
      108,519
      563,011

       

      How do you account for the differences between actual and probable?

        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
        mid-Ohio
        United States
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        March 24, 2001
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        Posted: October 2, 2010, 1:39 pm - IP Logged
        POWERBALL
        Winners
        Power Play
        Total
        Jackpot (Match 5 + PB)
        0
         
        0
        Match 5
        5
        1
        6
        Match 4 + Powerball
        6
        6
        12
        Match 4
        741
        157
        898
        Match 3 + Powerball
        917
        209
        1,126
        Match 3
        39,801
        9,007
        48,808
        Match 2 + Powerball
        18,115
        4,217
        22,332
        Match 1 + Powerball
        122,618
        28,537
        151,155
        Match Powerball Only
        272,289
        66,385
        338,674
        Total Winning Tickets
        454,492
        108,519
        563,011

         

        How do you account for the differences between actual and probable?

        How do you account for the differences between actual and probable?

        Drawings are random and anything can happen like the time there were 110 5+0 PB winners who got their numbers from fortune cookies.  Probability only works over time with a lot of tickets.  Lotteries aren't concerned when the number of winners come up short, just when there are too many.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
                     Evil Looking