|Posted: June 28, 2011, 7:53 am - IP Logged|
pick 5 numbers for one drawing or pick one number and use it for 5 consecutive drawings? Mathematically speaking, which one gives you a better odd of winning? The game is California Fantasy 5. I don't know if that's relevant.
Try thinking of it a different way. If there's a coon going after your chickens and you have a shotgun and a .22 loaded with 5 each .22 short hollow-points is it better to use the shotgun, which might blow a hole in something behind the coon, or gut-shoot him with one round of .22 short hollowpoint knowing he's going to lose interest in the chickens long enough to die, even if it takes a while and he drags himself off where you don't have to deal with the carcass.
I figure math-wise you'd probably be better gut-shooting him, one round, which is to say, buying tickets five days in a row. and letting the picks drag themselves off somewhere else to die.
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