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Posted: August 6, 2011, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

Hey everyone, was wondering if anyone ever tried a strategy like this:

Pick 10 numbers in a row to use for the Red ball, i.e. 30-39, while also utitlizing the PowerPlay and then picking the hot numbers for the regular white balls. This way you have a 1 in 4 chance of at least matching one of the red balls and you may get luck and get a 4x multiplier. Then of course the white balls come in to play and could help boost your winnings even greater.

Wish me luck I'm trying it today for red ball numbers 30 and up. I'm wondering if I should switch them up each week or just go with it for a few weeks and see how it goes?

I also had to pick 6 and 8 today. 6 because it's my day!!

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    Posted: August 6, 2011, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

    You may as well pick each powerball there is and opt for powerplay, so you know you will at least win $6.00 but you're gonna spend $78. Sometimes I play powerballs 1-10 and play them 5 times each with powerplay, QP the white balls and then if 1-10 hits I get the the PB 5 times with PP and 5 chances to win more with the white balls falling with the PB.

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      Posted: August 6, 2011, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

      Is there a reason why you selected PB between 30-39?

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        Posted: August 6, 2011, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

        Well, to me it seems that the red PB's usually fall in the 30's. Has anyone done a chart or percentage on the winning PB#s this year? I'm a hot number player so I like to go with the hot numbers. If it looks like the lower numbers are falling I would change my strategy and maybe go with 10-19...

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          Posted: August 7, 2011, 7:34 pm - IP Logged

          Well, I had the winning red PB number 6 because I played it for my birthday. I also had the multiplier so I won $9, no matching white balls. But I think all in total I spent $25 on PB tickets so I came out a loser. Still trying to define my strategy for this coming Wed. I am going to try to do a list of the percentage of drawn Red Powerball Numbers this past year and post under a new topic.

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            Posted: August 7, 2011, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

            Ask and you shall receive, the USA Mega website that was referred to in one of the LottoPost articles that was posted has a great search that shows the Powerball Statistics for the past few years! Wow, thank you to USA Mega for doing this! This is what I have been looking for. Here are the most picked red numbers since Jan. 27, 2009:

            Powerball
            Sorted by Times Drawn

            #Times
            Drawn
            % of
            Drawings
            Last
            Drawn
            23145.18%5/25/2011
            15124.44%5/7/2011
            30124.44%7/23/2011
            21114.07%6/4/2011
            27114.07%4/20/2011
            06103.7%8/6/2011
            11103.7%8/3/2011
            0593.33%4/27/2011
            0893.33%7/13/2011
            2993.33%6/15/2011
            3793.33%3/30/2011
            0482.96%11/24/2010
            0982.96%3/23/2011
            2082.96%9/8/2010
            2482.96%5/4/2011
            2582.96%7/16/2011
            1272.59%6/25/2011
            1972.59%7/30/2011
            3172.59%6/1/2011
            3372.59%7/27/2011
            3672.59%5/21/2011
            3972.59%4/13/2011
            0262.22%1/29/2011
            0762.22%4/16/2011
            1062.22%2/26/2011
            1762.22%7/20/2011
            1651.85%5/18/2011
            2251.85%12/4/2010
            2651.85%6/29/2011
            3451.85%10/23/2010
            0141.48%11/20/2010
            0341.48%4/30/2011
            1441.48%12/18/2010
            1841.48%6/18/2011
            3241.48%7/2/2011
            3841.48%9/4/2010
            1331.11%9/18/2010
            3510.37%10/9/2010
            2800%-

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              Posted: August 7, 2011, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

              Ok, here are some of the thoughts I have based on the results I culled from the last 50 Powerball drawings from the USA Mega website:

              I wanted to see how many red Powerball numbers were picked by group. I split the numbers into 4 groups (1-9, 10-19, 20-29, and 30-39). Lets call them Group 1 (1-9), Group 2 (10-19) and so on. The number below next to the group is the amount of times numbers in each group were drawn since this last February. How am I going to use this when buying tickets? I will buy 20 numbers from the top two groups of numbers. These are only for the red balls. I would go with the hot numbers for the white balls too and some quick picks mixed in for good measure:

              Group 1 (Red balls 1-9): Drawn 9 times
              Group 2 (Red balls 10-19): Drawn 13 times
              Group 3 (Red balls 20-29): Drawn 13 times
              Group 4 (Red balls 30-39): Drawn 9 times

              Very interesting results, it seems like the best bet is to go with the middle groups and sprinkle in some of the more popular numbers that come up from the first and last group like 6, 8, 31, and 36.

              I like playing with the PowerPlay but can't afford PowerPlay if I buy every single Red ball so I have to break it down a little by percentages...-

              What do you guys think?

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                Posted: August 8, 2011, 1:06 am - IP Logged

                It seems the practical way to go in its implementation.

                except it would be difficult to maintain a solid (fixed) control group with a reasonable cost and a regular payout. 

                Which still leaves much of it to chance...

                So it's a bit limited in its premise ... the potential for its use is more likely to be effective with smaller wins than outright approaching the jackpot.

                If we fit the odds then three (three white or two white and one red) seems the even bet though still perhaps not enough to justify the pay in to the pay out.

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                  Posted: August 9, 2011, 1:41 pm - IP Logged

                  What do you guys think?

                  All I can say is try it and if it doesn't work then you'll know to try something else.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    Posted: August 9, 2011, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

                    What do you guys think?

                    All I can say is try it and if it doesn't work then you'll know to try something else.

                    "I have not failed I have just found 10,000 ways that do not work!!!"-Thomas Edison

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                      Posted: August 10, 2011, 2:24 am - IP Logged

                      "I have not failed I have just found 10,000 ways that do not work!!!"-Thomas Edison

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                        Posted: August 10, 2011, 3:51 am - IP Logged

                        For PB, you can eliminate the previous 10 PB draws they don't show up that much. So you have reduced to 29 PB left to select from.

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                          Posted: August 10, 2011, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

                          For PB, you can eliminate the previous 10 PB draws they don't show up that much. So you have reduced to 29 PB left to select from.

                          Where did you get your information? 

                          When I checked the last 270 drawings since the most recent matrix changed to 5/59+1/39, PB from the previous drawing hit 11 times, PB from 2 drawings back had hit 8 times, PB from 3 and 10 drawings back hit 7 times each, PB from 4 and 9 drawings back hit six times each, PB from 2, 5 and 8 drawings back hit 5 times each and PB from 6 drawings back hit 4 times.  That's 64 of 270 or 24% of PB that repeated within 10 drawings.

                          I doubt if you can find another group of 10 or less numbers that will have the winning PB number 24% of the time.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: August 10, 2011, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

                            Thanks for the replies guys. Well, I decided to go with a majority of the numbers in the middle groups, but also took a few from Group 1 and Group 2 too. Here are the red balls that I decided to bet on and if they are listed twice that means I bought two lines for each of those red balls! Hopefully my strategy pays off, I am going with the hot numbers, and especially for the white balls I used a lot of the balls that came up multiple times in the past couple of months. I'm a hot numbers guy so we'll see if this works:

                            Red Balls for Wed. Aug. 10:
                            -01 03 06 06 08 08 09 10 11 11 12 16 17 18 19 19 21 21 23 23 24 24 25 26 27 27 29 29 30 31 36

                            All the numbers that are listed twice I bought a Power Play, any number listed once no PP. Also interesting, I decided to only do 1 Quick Pick for the Red Ball and it came up 01 which I didn't pick specifically because it hasn't come up once in the past 50 drawings...

                            Good luck everyone!

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                              Posted: August 10, 2011, 11:24 pm - IP Logged

                              Wow, didn't match any Powerball Red #, unbelievable! Ch. 9 WGN in Chicago didn't even have the drawing on. It was 10:00 p.m. and the Cubs game just ended, they could have showed it, but decided to tape delay til it later, thanks WGN!

                              38 winning red ball...

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