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I have a question I would be interested in hearing feedback from others on.  I play regular number 13-22-34-49-57--30 for Powerball, I got this number from the cypher sent to Thomas Jefferson over 200 years ago that was solved in the past few years.  I absolutely believe this number will appear eventually and I can see it appearing.  At the same time, though, I sometimes wonder if a number like this COULD appear because all of the numbers are so close to adding up without actually adding up.  Therefore, it doesn't LOOK like the other numbers that win and instead LOOKS more structured.  In your opinions, should it matter that this number doesn't look like other numbers?  COULD a number like this still appear?

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    Of course, I realize I'll probably never win the lottery with any of these numbers anyway, but I am just curious.  In a related vien, I play the regular number 4-26-39-41-44--37.  When you enter that number, there are 15 matches of 3/5 numbers, averaging out to more than one match every year since 1997.  If a number has that many matches but has never appeared, does that make it more or less likely that there will eventually be another "winning" match with that number?  Is it possible for a number to be "dead" even though it has never won because it has already had too many matches?

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      It's ping pong balls..Good luck...

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        sure, the minute you stop playing them , they'll fall.

        Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

        For a lead role in a cage?

         

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          When you have found the answers to those questions you will have reached the final plateau.

          Please look down kindly upon us then.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

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            It looks okay to me..

            but I would put it in the 'less likely to be drawn' category

            the reason is that if you look at the past draw results, it's very rare to have one number from teens, one from twenties, one from thirties and so on..

            so this is a combination that in my opinion would be less likely to be drawn. But you'd never know! It just might pop up!

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              When you have found the answers to those questions you will have reached the final plateau.

              Please look down kindly upon us then.

              tiggs will do this...

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                The truth is, RollChris, that technically, those numbers have the same chance of coming in as any other numbers.

                Which is about as likely as the US Army sending in a Tank Retriever to pull down that statue of the murderer Pancho Villa you have in downtown Tucson, like they did with Saddam Hussein's statue in Baghdad.


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

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                  1-2-3-4-5-6 has the same chance of showing as any other combo, but it's illusion of consecutives makes it appear as a rare possibility. It's simply an illusion. So the moral of the story is that structured combinations are just illusions.

                   


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                    1-2-3-4-5-6 has the same chance of showing as any other combo, but it's illusion of consecutives makes it appear as a rare possibility. It's simply an illusion. So the moral of the story is that structured combinations are just illusions.

                     

                    In the Florida lotto there have been around 2,288 draws since 1988. (22 years)

                    The total combinations in the Florida lottery is about 23,000,000......

                    It would take 968 years to draw 1,000,000 combinations.

                    In about 22,264 years, all the combinations will be drawn.

                    1-2-3-4-5-6......just like the other 22,997,712 combinations that haven't shown yet, will someday show......

                     

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                      Picking your own numbers has its advantages if you look at what is happening overall. Naturally this leads back to the question of "don't more quick picks win than handpicked numbers." Mathematically speaking if 70% of the tickets sold are quick picks, then there should be no surprise if quick picks win more often.

                      This data is just a speck of the data from WV Cash625 game. Using 9 digits sets through 3158 draws, the first test resulted in 12 megs of data which led to implementing a filter for sets that hit more than 2 times. That still led to over 13400 sets (700K of data), all hitting 3 or more times. A person playing these sets would have hit multiple times. And as you see all these are low number sets. The program was halted at 1,2,3,9,14,16,17,24,25 when it became apparent more filtering was necessary. 

                      SETS                                 0          1          2          3         4        5      6 Matches
                      1,2,3,6,11,14,20,22,23     148       692    1158      853     264     33    10
                      1,2,3,9,12,13,20,22,25     131       698    1168      831     287     34     9
                      1,2,3,4,5,6,10,20,21         139       707    1180      820     265     39     8
                      1,2,3,4,5,13,23,24,25       130       712    1209      817     244     38     8
                      1,2,3,4,8,9,20,21,23         155       681    1196      805     285     28     8
                      1,2,3,6,7,9,11,15,20         130       697    1177      843     268     35     8
                      1,2,3,6,7,9,15,19,20         132       691    1154      853     286     34     8
                      1,2,3,6,7,11,12,14,20       144       678    1171      847     268     42     8
                      1,2,3,6,11,12,14,20,22     151       689    1159      823     289     39     8
                      1,2,3,9,10,12,14,18,21     149       651    1183      877     258     32     8
                      1,2,3,9,10,12,18,20,21     129       669    1164      879     271     38     8
                      1,2,3,4,5,8,11,21,22         155       730    1166      815     262     23     7
                      1,2,3,4,5,8,11,21,23         157       738    1150      815     259     32     7
                      1,2,3,4,5,13,14,24,25       145       676    1234      817     243     36     7
                      1,2,3,4,5,15,17,18,21       135       740    1187      790     266     33     7

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                        Thank you everyone for your candid, informative and often hilarious responses and feedack.

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                          Thank you everyone for your candid, informative and often hilarious responses and feedack.

                          By the way , Welcome to lottery post RollChris76, hope you have some big wins.Cheers

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                            1-2-3-4-5-6 has the same chance of showing as any other combo, but it's illusion of consecutives makes it appear as a rare possibility. It's simply an illusion. So the moral of the story is that structured combinations are just illusions.

                             

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                              You're getting smarter and smarter every day Joker17!

                              This is a good thing.  Smiley

                              I had a feeling someone was going to take my post the wrong way and twist it around. In fact, I was amazed it took this long for somebody to reply with a smirky comment.

                              My comment in no way discounts the fact that a method to increase the chances of hitting a higher tier prize does not exist. A trained eye can either remove or add numbers in combos tailored to have a better chance to hit for a specified period of time, like one or two draws, but nevertheless, they all still have an equal chance of showing BEFORE the observance is made. There's a BIG difference. I think it was my fault for not clarifying this.

                              Example: I may feel, based on my workout, that 3-17-33-44-51-53 may have a better chance to hit tonight because certain numbers may be overdue, or whatever. But the above combo still has the same chance of showing BEFORE the workout was done. In other words, unless you can see the biases that may benefit you after the fact, it's just another combination.

                              It's all about relativity and the observer within the Quantum world.

                              But the point I was making to the OP is that he is basing his combo to have an advantage soley because on some supposed mysterious backround behind those numbers, not because he was looking for patterns which may increase his chance in a given night's draw. It has more to do with a mystical sense than a systematical approach.....Example: It's like If I said I think 999 has a real good chance of winning in the P-3 game most of the time because when you multiply 9x9x9, it will always add up to 9........ 9x9=81...8+1=9............9x9x9=729.......7+2+9=18.....1+8=9......oooohhhhhhhh.....the mysterious number 9....ooooooooohhhhh.......But we all know triples are rare.....