|Posted: January 26, 2012, 8:09 am - IP Logged|
Reaching out to the smartest people I can find.
I play theses games all the time with no luck. Take 5 is #'s 1-39.....Sweet millions is #'s 1-40.
I really could use some strategies on either one if you've had any luck
Please pass on your thoughts.
I play these games all the time too, and I aint had any luck. But I do have some basic strategies to play Take5. You're no different than most people when it comes to luck... but you are different in that you want to play smartly. Look, everybody knows the lottery is a sucker bet, and you're basically throwing money down the drain. So if you're gonna play, why not play as smartly as you can?
For Take5, I think it's best to play a single digit number (1,2,3,4 etc) in the first position, and a number in the thirties in the fifth postion. If you look at the history of T5, you'll see that happens a very large percentage of the time. I once looked at one year's worth of T5 history, and I saw 75% of those 365 drawings had a single digit number in the first position, while 82% of that same set of 365 drawings had a number in the thirties in the last position.
Also, out of a total of 575,757 possible five number combinations, there are 194,940 that have 3 odd numbers and two even. Three even/two odd has 184,110 possible combo's, so playing 3 odd/2even or 2/3 is a good idea.
The sum of your set of five numbers should be in a range of 75 to 125. That happens alot too.
As for SM, I think playing a single digit number in the first position isnt a bad idea. That seems to happen a lot, while playing a number in the range of 30 to 40 in the sixth position seems to happen quite a bit. The sum of the 6 numbers should be 125.
Now it's time for me to get on my soap box about Sweet Million. I'm sure you've seen that there have not been a lot of $1,000,000 winners over the life of the game. That's because not enough lines are sold to "cover" the 3,838,380 possible combinations. I once asked the NY Lottery how many lines were sold for a drawing held in August of 2011. They supplied me with the number, and it was approximately 10% of the total possible number of combo's. (That means 90% of the total possible combos (lines) went unsold. If you think of this in terms of a pie graph, you'll easily see why there arent many JP winners. Which slice of the pie do you think the winning set of numbers came from?
The above is just the "basics". I'm sure there are other more complex things that people look at and do when it comes to these games. I've never bought any commercially available software , and I doubt I will. Good luck to you and welcome to The Lottery Post.
About playing the lottery -- You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot. Then everything changes!