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have their ever been a repeat of the same numbers for mm or pb?

Topic closed. 5 replies. Last post 5 years ago by four4me.

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kyokushin187's avatar - evildead2
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Posted: December 5, 2011, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

I have always wondered if a set of numbers have came out twice or more for pb or mm or state lottery. Not including pick 3 or 4.

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    Zeta Reticuli Star System
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    Posted: December 5, 2011, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

    I'm guessing probably not, and don't forget the matrixes have expanded so that makes such a thing happening even less likely.

    Mega Millions replaced The Big Game, which definitely had a different matrix.

    This is from a post from 10 years ago:


    Compare that to the current Mega Millions odds.

    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.


    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.

      RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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      Posted: December 5, 2011, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

      If you really want to know just compare all the numbers in your data file with each other.

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
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        Posted: December 7, 2011, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

        prolly once in every 300 Million Years or somewhere around there or not Thud

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          Posted: December 10, 2011, 1:35 am - IP Logged

          I think RJ has posted some lists of duplicate combinations for some of the state lotteries in the past.

          For lotteries with relatively low odds repeats become a virtual certainty after a while. I think one of th egames RJ may have listed if WV's cash 25, which currently has odds of "only" 1 in 177,100 and is played daily.  If the game is 5 years old they'd have 1825 results covering more than 1% of the possible combinations. We could then expect that 1 out of every 100 future drawings would match  one of the combinations that has already been drawn.

            four4me's avatar - gate1
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            Posted: December 10, 2011, 1:46 am - IP Logged

            I have always wondered if a set of numbers have came out twice or more for pb or mm or state lottery. Not including pick 3 or 4.

            as far as i know powerball nor mega millions have never had all the numbers repeat on the same line.

            other games like pick 5 games in many other states have had repeated lines but they were years apart in most of them

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