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# Turn a Lottery Post loser into a Powerball Winner

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 Posted: January 25, 2011, 3:06 pm - IP Logged

Alright, this may seem off the wall but I've got a thought on how to turn at least one Lottery Post member into a Powerball winner.

If you're like me, the one thing you can guarantee each powerball drawing is that you're going to lose - the odds are 1 in 195 million against a win.  So why not turn that skill of picking crappy numbers to an advantage.

So here's my thought - Lottery Post has 105,138 members.  If everyone were to pick 10 combinations that they felt would lose that would give you 1,051,138 bad combinations (of course there'd be matching combos, and not everyone would participate -  but I'm just sketching the broad strokes here).

Now deleting one million out of the 195 million plus combinations isn't much.  So you'd have to target a specific kind of drawing.

So I would say most draws don't have more than 2 sets (if that) of adjacent numbers (ex. 34,35) and seldom three in a row (18,19,20).  So you count out any combinations remaining that have too many adjacent sets or three in a row.  But that still leaves you with a lot of combinations so everyone agrees to play one Key number (something 1-9) and now you've really dropped your odds.

If my math is correct:

(59*58*56*52*1)/120 * 39 powerballs  = 3,238,580 combinations

Take those remaining 3 million plus combinations and divide them by the 105,138 members and everyone gets 3 distinct combos.  Provided everyone has initially chosen 10 losing combinations, the key number comes in and the adjacent number rule is followed - there's a good chance someone at Lottery Post cashes in a winning ticket.

Of course you'd also need a big excel program to factor out all the bad combos and combinations that didn't comply to the rules.  And you'd also need a way of getting the different good combinations divided up among the group. But hey, I'm a big picture type of guy... someone else can figure that out.

Anyway, this was just a thought I had.  I realize how logistically hard it would be to accomplish.  I also know how my math could be off.  So please don't start referring to me as AC-Pumpi.  Just thought I'd toss this out there for conversations.

Of course if anyone follows through on this and someone does win, please don't forget to take care of the mastermind! LOL

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 Posted: January 25, 2011, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

Alright, this may seem off the wall but I've got a thought on how to turn at least one Lottery Post member into a Powerball winner.  Of course you'd also need a big excel program....But hey, I'm a big picture type of guy... someone else can figure that out.....Of course if anyone follows through on this and someone does win, please don't forget to take care of the mastermind! LOL

Such a clear and well defined strategy for winning a PB jackpot, aren't you afraid some one will use it and not compensate you? LOL

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

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 Posted: January 25, 2011, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

u can put me down for 1 2 3 4 5 6  - 10 11 12 13 14 15

" Still swinging, still missing "
2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = ?  TOT =  -3596: JAN= -

keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 = ? TOT = - 3318: JAN= -39

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 Posted: January 30, 2011, 3:12 am - IP Logged

Why don't you just save yourself some aggravation and just eliminate entire lots of numbers?

Seems most of the time a number from 1 to 10 is not picked, other times it's 50 thru 59, sometimes 40 thru 49, just take a shot in the dark and ignore certain number pools.

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 Posted: January 30, 2011, 3:13 am - IP Logged

RJ: I see nothing has changed much here.... LOL

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 Posted: January 30, 2011, 1:23 pm - IP Logged

I don't feel anyone really got the meaning of this post - obviously by eliminating numbers or groups of numbers - you narrow down your pool - increasing your odds of trapping the right number when it falls within the restraints. While at the same time assuring you won't hit when it fails to fall within the restraints.

But the real point was to examine how it's possible to decrease the number playable combinations, while also increasing the odds someone from a "group" would hit the right number.

It was just a concept that I thought someone else might brainstorm off of and take someplace different.  Perhaps come up with a playable philosophy for a group.

I don't mean to sound pissy, but someone posts a three digit number - all states for the next 7 days - and then it comes out once - boxed in Alaska and the poster is considered miraculous.

I post something that requires a bit of thought and my responses are puzzling at best - particularly the what reads as a smug "seems like things don't change."  If I've interpreted that wrong than I apologize, but it certainly doesn't read well.

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"I don't mean to sound pissy, but someone posts a three digit number -all states for the next 7 days - and then it comes out once - boxed inAlaska and the poster is considered miraculous. "

LOL

I agree with you on that statement right there. I still dont get why people post in the pick3 threads with like 50 picks and they get a box and think they did a "great job" picking #'s? Still puzzle sme to this day.

Seriously, the odds on a box on a 3way is 1 in 333...If someone plays 50 picks that = 333/50 = 1 in 6.66 chance of hitting. When they say (for example) "good for 5 states" that means 6.66/5 basically a gauranteed hit....

I think the real congrats goes to people who post a few #s and get a hit. Not when they post up 50+ #'s and think they are special.

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 Posted: February 4, 2011, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

RJ: I see nothing has changed much here.... LOL

Just some of the names, a few new ones and some old ones gave up and stopped posting.

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 Posted: February 4, 2011, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

I don't feel anyone really got the meaning of this post - obviously by eliminating numbers or groups of numbers - you narrow down your pool - increasing your odds of trapping the right number when it falls within the restraints. While at the same time assuring you won't hit when it fails to fall within the restraints.

But the real point was to examine how it's possible to decrease the number playable combinations, while also increasing the odds someone from a "group" would hit the right number.

It was just a concept that I thought someone else might brainstorm off of and take someplace different.  Perhaps come up with a playable philosophy for a group.

I don't mean to sound pissy, but someone posts a three digit number - all states for the next 7 days - and then it comes out once - boxed in Alaska and the poster is considered miraculous.

I post something that requires a bit of thought and my responses are puzzling at best - particularly the what reads as a smug "seems like things don't change."  If I've interpreted that wrong than I apologize, but it certainly doesn't read well.

I don't feel anyone really got the meaning of this post

What did you expect?  Nobody is any smarter after reading it than they were before reading it.

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

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 Posted: February 5, 2011, 8:52 am - IP Logged

hey i volunteered some numbers i would seriously not play and if i got as a quick pick id demand a refund!

" Still swinging, still missing "
2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016  = -1171; 2017 = ?  TOT =  -3596: JAN= -

keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= -424; 2017 = ? TOT = - 3318: JAN= -39

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 Posted: February 6, 2011, 3:41 pm - IP Logged

Well now we have something to agree on.

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 Posted: February 8, 2011, 3:20 pm - IP Logged

How did this happen?

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I don't feel anyone really got the meaning of this post - obviously by eliminating numbers or groups of numbers - you narrow down your pool - increasing your odds of trapping the right number when it falls within the restraints. While at the same time assuring you won't hit when it fails to fall within the restraints.

But the real point was to examine how it's possible to decrease the number playable combinations, while also increasing the odds someone from a "group" would hit the right number.

It was just a concept that I thought someone else might brainstorm off of and take someplace different.  Perhaps come up with a playable philosophy for a group.

I don't mean to sound pissy, but someone posts a three digit number - all states for the next 7 days - and then it comes out once - boxed in Alaska and the poster is considered miraculous.

I post something that requires a bit of thought and my responses are puzzling at best - particularly the what reads as a smug "seems like things don't change."  If I've interpreted that wrong than I apologize, but it certainly doesn't read well.

[S]omeone posts a three digit number - all states for the next 7 days - and then it comes out once - boxed in Alaska and the poster is considered miraculous.

JP and P5 players are a tougher crowd to please than P3ers.

Many JP & P5 gamers have long experience starting out with hundreds of thousands or millions of combos and easily eliminating 95% or more of the losing combos. Getting that last 5% down to something affordable to play while still trapping the big prize is a whole. other. level. of challenge.

Unless an idea might carve down that last 5% of combos, you're not gonna get much "attaboy" for your thoughts.

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I'm pretty sure any straight combo wouldn't come up. Ex. 1-2-3-4-5-6 6-7-8-9-10-11, etc etc. but EVERYONE knows that. now if you could somehow take the data of all the powerball drawings in the past and also eliminate those combinations you'd be down to still a lot of combo's left but a slightly better chance at winning.

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[S]omeone posts a three digit number - all states for the next 7 days - and then it comes out once - boxed in Alaska and the poster is considered miraculous.

JP and P5 players are a tougher crowd to please than P3ers.

Many JP & P5 gamers have long experience starting out with hundreds of thousands or millions of combos and easily eliminating 95% or more of the losing combos. Getting that last 5% down to something affordable to play while still trapping the big prize is a whole. other. level. of challenge.

Unless an idea might carve down that last 5% of combos, you're not gonna get much "attaboy" for your thoughts.

Well I'm happy to hear I'm not the only one unimpressed with the miraculous P3 predictions - but honestly I wasn't looking for an "attaboy" - just a response that showed someone connected with what I was putting out there.  Instead some of the responses just seemed negative or as if they didn't really read the initial post.

I don't think every post has to make you "smarter" - sometimes a diffrent view will lead to other views - and maybe the one that reduces those 5% of picks to something playable is the goal.

Not you time*treat, but I thought the tone of some of the replies bordered on ignorant.

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