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Quick Picks on either Power Ball or Mega Million

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Dawn32's avatar - DawnMarch2012
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Posted: November 6, 2010, 1:37 pm - IP Logged

Whenever I get a lottery pool together I usually use a wheel since I believe it's gives me better odds of winning.  Now the other day my husband ran and just got quick picks for the Power Ball since him and the guys got a small pool together. 

So I was looking at the tickets and I couldn't believe how the machine spit out the numbers.  There were many duplicates of numbers, and even the Power Ball number had a bunch of duplicates.  Does anyone know why or how that happens?  It almost feels like we got cheated although we didn't.  The numbers were all horrible.  I mean at least 6 lines came out with the same Power Ball number!

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    rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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    Posted: November 6, 2010, 1:43 pm - IP Logged

    Whenever I get a lottery pool together I usually use a wheel since I believe it's gives me better odds of winning.  Now the other day my husband ran and just got quick picks for the Power Ball since him and the guys got a small pool together. 

    So I was looking at the tickets and I couldn't believe how the machine spit out the numbers.  There were many duplicates of numbers, and even the Power Ball number had a bunch of duplicates.  Does anyone know why or how that happens?  It almost feels like we got cheated although we didn't.  The numbers were all horrible.  I mean at least 6 lines came out with the same Power Ball number!

    I noticed that years ago when I first started playing.

    Computers seem to like repeating very close to what the first couple lines are.

    Not all the time but it seems more often than not sometimes.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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      Dawn32's avatar - DawnMarch2012
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      Posted: November 6, 2010, 2:04 pm - IP Logged

      Yeah I just don't understand this.  It just seems suspicious to me.

      "Bless me Lord, so that I may be a blessing to others."

        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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        Posted: November 6, 2010, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

        Yeah I just don't understand this.  It just seems suspicious to me.

        I don't know about WV but a lot of stuff is suspicious with the TN lottery.

        And they've been caught cheating inflagrante delicto before.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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          RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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          Posted: November 6, 2010, 2:34 pm - IP Logged

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           10 21 23 41 55    +09
           02 07 17 29 47    +40
           06 39 45 46 48    +36
           05 33 34 47 52    +18
           16 19 39 42 44    +38
           07 15 27 28 31    +35
           14 35 41 42 51    +23
           14 15 43 46 48    +21
           02 25 35 38 42    +34
           13 28 32 41 52    +16
           09 30 35 39 49    +36
           06 13 14 31 36    +36
           09 32 34 43 52    +04
           02 09 41 48 51    +37
           13 24 39 51 52    +44

          Does the above list of MegaMillion picks look suspicious or like bad numbers? The bonus number 36 appears 3 times and the numbers 14, 39, 41 and 52 are repeated in the core combinations four times.  These were the MM combinations drawn for 09/16/2008 to 11/07/2008.  Some times even the actual winning combinations look like a bunch of bad quick picks.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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            Posted: November 6, 2010, 2:45 pm - IP Logged

             14 24 32 43 44    +21
             10 21 23 41 55    +09
             02 07 17 29 47    +40
             06 39 45 46 48    +36
             05 33 34 47 52    +18
             16 19 39 42 44    +38
             07 15 27 28 31    +35
             14 35 41 42 51    +23
             14 15 43 46 48    +21
             02 25 35 38 42    +34
             13 28 32 41 52    +16
             09 30 35 39 49    +36
             06 13 14 31 36    +36
             09 32 34 43 52    +04
             02 09 41 48 51    +37
             13 24 39 51 52    +44

            Does the above list of MegaMillion picks look suspicious or like bad numbers? The bonus number 36 appears 3 times and the numbers 14, 39, 41 and 52 are repeated in the core combinations four times.  These were the MM combinations drawn for 09/16/2008 to 11/07/2008.  Some times even the actual winning combinations look like a bunch of bad quick picks.

            No, those don't look suspicious to me.

            The ones that looks suspicious to me are the the $5 or $10 Quick Pick tickets that seem to follow a pattern of matches or very close numbers after the first one or two lines.


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

            "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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              Posted: November 6, 2010, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

              Whenever I get a lottery pool together I usually use a wheel since I believe it's gives me better odds of winning.  Now the other day my husband ran and just got quick picks for the Power Ball since him and the guys got a small pool together. 

              So I was looking at the tickets and I couldn't believe how the machine spit out the numbers.  There were many duplicates of numbers, and even the Power Ball number had a bunch of duplicates.  Does anyone know why or how that happens?  It almost feels like we got cheated although we didn't.  The numbers were all horrible.  I mean at least 6 lines came out with the same Power Ball number!

              The odds against matching the PB bonus number is 62 to 1 so on average you'll need to buy 62 QPs to get each of the bonus numbers. Because there are 39 bonus numbers, you'll see several duplicates. It's not that unreasonable to except to see two or more duplicate bonus numbers when just buying 5 QPs.

              While I agree that it does seem to be suspicious when we buy 20 or 30 tickets in groups of 10 there are so many duplicates, as long as no two lines have all the same numbers, we are getting what we asked for; 30 chances to hit the jackpot.

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                Posted: November 6, 2010, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

                 14 24 32 43 44    +21
                 10 21 23 41 55    +09
                 02 07 17 29 47    +40
                 06 39 45 46 48    +36
                 05 33 34 47 52    +18
                 16 19 39 42 44    +38
                 07 15 27 28 31    +35
                 14 35 41 42 51    +23
                 14 15 43 46 48    +21
                 02 25 35 38 42    +34
                 13 28 32 41 52    +16
                 09 30 35 39 49    +36
                 06 13 14 31 36    +36
                 09 32 34 43 52    +04
                 02 09 41 48 51    +37
                 13 24 39 51 52    +44

                Does the above list of MegaMillion picks look suspicious or like bad numbers? The bonus number 36 appears 3 times and the numbers 14, 39, 41 and 52 are repeated in the core combinations four times.  These were the MM combinations drawn for 09/16/2008 to 11/07/2008.  Some times even the actual winning combinations look like a bunch of bad quick picks.

                Those last 5 lines look like a typical QP to me. Either duplicate bonus balls, multiple duplicate regular numbers (9, 52, 39) or very similar lines... I've seen the same type of thing on a few QPs. It may look weird but you never know what the drawing will be so I'm never worried about it.

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                  Posted: November 6, 2010, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

                  Whenever I get a lottery pool together I usually use a wheel since I believe it's gives me better odds of winning.  Now the other day my husband ran and just got quick picks for the Power Ball since him and the guys got a small pool together. 

                  So I was looking at the tickets and I couldn't believe how the machine spit out the numbers.  There were many duplicates of numbers, and even the Power Ball number had a bunch of duplicates.  Does anyone know why or how that happens?  It almost feels like we got cheated although we didn't.  The numbers were all horrible.  I mean at least 6 lines came out with the same Power Ball number!

                  The numbers are always horrible ... unless they match the drawing. Wink

                  And when that repeating-beyond-all-reason powerball number ... is the one that drops ... Party

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                    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                    Posted: November 7, 2010, 12:11 am - IP Logged

                    And you know this how?

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: November 7, 2010, 12:23 am - IP Logged

                      you could try buy 5 or 10 $1 quick picks see if they repeat as much as 1 str8 $10 qp

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                        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                        Posted: November 7, 2010, 12:52 am - IP Logged

                        And you know this how?

                        I wish you would translate what he's saying if you understand it RJOh.

                        Take the numbers out, put em back in etc., I got no idea what he's talking about.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

                        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                          Posted: November 7, 2010, 12:54 am - IP Logged

                          you could try buy 5 or 10 $1 quick picks see if they repeat as much as 1 str8 $10 qp

                          Yeah, that works.


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

                          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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                            Posted: November 7, 2010, 2:31 am - IP Logged

                            If you're going to play multiple lines of QPs throw in one set of numbers you pick to psyche out the machine.

                            Kind of lie a sacrifice bunt.

                            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.

                              Dawn32's avatar - DawnMarch2012
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                              Posted: November 7, 2010, 9:50 am - IP Logged

                              I don't understand this at all!

                              "Bless me Lord, so that I may be a blessing to others."