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Posted: April 20, 2012, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

Ronnie316,

    Here is a very small lottery game. Do you think you have more of a chance by selecting one of the "lines" listed under "10" then a line selected under "3" or "17"?

   Do you think the lines listed under "10" have a better chance of winning than any other line?

   The "10" corresponds to the "143" in the MM game. 

 

 

Here is a "sums chart" for a drop ball Lottery Game using 9 balls. 2/9 odds 1:36. The sums chart list all 36 combinations.

Choose 2 different numbers from 1 through 9

 

                                                          SUMS CHART for 2/9 lottery

      3           4           5           6           7           8           9          10          11          12          13

    1-2         1-3       1-4        1-5        1-6        1-7        1-8       1-9         2-9         3-9        4-9

                              2-3        2-4        2-5        2-6        2-7       2-8         3-8         4-8        5-8

                                                        3-4        3-5        3-6       3-7         4-7         5-7        6-7

                                                                                  4-5       4-6         5-6

 

     14          15          16          17

    5-9         6-9         7-9         8-9

    6-8         7-8

Yes, I would play the 4 combinations under the 10 sum.


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    Posted: April 20, 2012, 11:34 pm - IP Logged

    Ronnie,just go and buy 500.00 dollars worth of scratch off's.

    I think this idea is the best one yet. Im goin to check the lottery web site and see which game has the most unclaimed high dollar prizes and buy $500 whorth of those, or maybe 50 of the $10 ones would be the high probability ones because they cost more?


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      My state has a new $5 Jokers Wild scratcher that is a quick check. This means no need for scratchig, just run them under the scanner to see the results. 3 $50,000 winning tickets still outstanding. Im thinkin I will buy 100 of those on Monday with my extra cash.

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        Ronnie316,

        Good Luck. Don't know anything about scratch-offs. You may want to check out the "Instant (Scratch-Off) Games" Forum.

        Drum

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          Ronnie316,

          Good Luck. Don't know anything about scratch-offs. You may want to check out the "Instant (Scratch-Off) Games" Forum.

          Drum

          BD

          Okay Blue dog, can you show me the drawing results distribution from this 2/9 game?

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            Posted: April 21, 2012, 10:39 am - IP Logged

            Okay Blue dog, can you show me the drawing results distribution from this 2/9 game?

            Poke 

            ahhhhhh' ...... that's ah' BlueDuck not blue dog.

            Have a nice day.

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              Posted: April 21, 2012, 10:53 am - IP Logged

              You can track the Mega ball.  I usually win the money for hitting mega ball.  Right now 15, 16, 17, 20, 21 or 23 WILL hit in the next few drawings on PB.


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                Poke 

                ahhhhhh' ...... that's ah' BlueDuck not blue dog.

                Have a nice day.

                Blue frog, Blue smog, Blue dog, Blue clog, you seem to know about lotto draws so Im asking if you have the results distribution for the 2/9 game. You gave me the combination distribution, but not the results distribution.

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                  Posted: April 21, 2012, 11:09 am - IP Logged

                  Okay Blue dog, can you show me the drawing results distribution from this 2/9 game?

                  Ronnie316,

                     You may doubt my results, so suggest giving the experiment a try. Take 9 balls or pennies, mark them, make your best 100 random lottery drawings, and note the results. I'll do the same.

                  Good Luck,

                  BlueDuck


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                    Ronnie316,

                       You may doubt my results, so suggest giving the experiment a try. Take 9 balls or pennies, mark them, make your best 100 random lottery drawings, and note the results. I'll do the same.

                    Good Luck,

                    BlueDuck

                    Im talking about analyzing actual draw results. The MM has had almost 1000 draws since 2002.


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                      Posted: April 21, 2012, 11:32 am - IP Logged

                      Ronnie316,

                         You may doubt my results, so suggest giving the experiment a try. Take 9 balls or pennies, mark them, make your best 100 random lottery drawings, and note the results. I'll do the same.

                      Good Luck,

                      BlueDuck

                      Maybe you would like to try challenging me in Spider Solitaire? I have won over 100 games in a row on the difficult level and now its just boring easy. All games CAN be won in the 2 deck game, that is a fact.


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                        Posted: April 21, 2012, 4:13 pm - IP Logged

                        You can track the Mega ball.  I usually win the money for hitting mega ball.  Right now 15, 16, 17, 20, 21 or 23 WILL hit in the next few drawings on PB.

                        I believe you, I will be playing 16, 20, 21, 23 until it hits.

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                          Posted: April 22, 2012, 11:10 am - IP Logged

                          Not everyone has an obsession to "match the winning numbers exactly" on one single ticket or has a "stop limit" of 5 tickets. Some of us can see that certain number combinations are FEWER and therefore are LESS LIKELY to be drawn.

                          For example: one and only one line adds up to 16. There are 1.8 million lines that add up to 166.

                          I suppose if you had 40,000 years to play the game, "Every combination has exactly the same chance of being drawn" and if you were betting on that one lone line you may have to wait for the cycle 2-3 times before it actually is drawn, so you could be waiting 120,000 years for that one lone line while the MORE LIKELY lines are repeating themselves.

                          In reality it would take 10,000 years for higher probability lines to start repeating, but they change the game every few years just to be on the safe side.

                          Its ok though, just keep taking your medication and you will be fine.

                          And in what world does it cost the same amount of money to buy the lines that add up to 16, and the 1.8 million that add up to 166?  The odds of each individual combination within those sets in the same.

                          What you're saying is like calling ocean water more watery than lake water because there's more of it.  You'd be wrong, because it's all H2O.

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                            Posted: April 22, 2012, 11:37 am - IP Logged

                            You can track the Mega ball.  I usually win the money for hitting mega ball.  Right now 15, 16, 17, 20, 21 or 23 WILL hit in the next few drawings on PB.

                            I like your style, beachygirl.

                            You're my new favorite prognosticator. Thumbs Up


                                                                         
                                                 
                                                                     

                             

                             

                             

                             

                                                                                                                               

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                              Posted: April 22, 2012, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

                              Im talking about analyzing actual draw results. The MM has had almost 1000 draws since 2002.

                              Yes, but it has had only 713 with its present martrix of 5/56+1/46 which started 06/24/2005.

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