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# Do some number combinations have better odds?

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It would have taken a small fortune to get a 5+0 that way.  I'm working on cheaper and less time consuming ways to do the same thing.

One way might be picking numbers from the most popular 28 positions in number strings for the previous 30 or so drawings and playing them in the positions they have followed the last winning numbers in previous drawings.

All roads lead to a JP   RJOh, Im all for any ideas you want to try..........

My whole idea from the beginning was to start with a pool that holds the winning numbers.

Example: if it takes 10 draws to hit with a pool of 28 numbers, the odd of winning with ANY of the lines are 4 times BETTER ODDS because a pool of 28 has 40 times less combinations than a 56 number pool

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As another example, I'm using my list of 39 PB numbers to QP a few lines for tonight's draw. On the days that my set of 39 holds the 5 winning numbers, I have 40 times BETTER ODDS of hitting 5 of 5.

This will stand true for each and every line I play no matter if 20 or 100, and the overall odds of hitting 5 of 5 will be 1 in 575,000 instead of 1 in 5 million............

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Set of 39 for PB Sat. Oct. 20, 2012.

01 03 06 07 08 09 11 13 14 15 16 17 19 22 23 24 25 27 29 30 31 32 33 35 37 38 39 43 45 47 48 49 50 52 53 54 55 56 57

bonus ball   03

I used a RNG to produce some lines for live play.........

01 32 49 50 54

09 11 37 38 53

01 27 29 33 45

08 11 16 35 53

07 23 24 31 33

09 19 24 37 38

06 16 33 35 48

07 33 37 52 57

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If my set of 39 numbers holds the 5 winning numbers in tonight's drawing, I should hit a 3 of 5 on one of these 8 lines because they have the same odds as buying 320 QP lines from a Lottery terminal.

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 Posted: October 20, 2012, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

mcginnin56 hits 5+0 for the third time

RJOh  gets a 5+0 win

5+0 Aug. 7, 2012   5+0 Aug. 21, 2012    5+0 Oct. 19, 2012

5, 7, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 42, 44, 46, 47, 48, 50, 53, 54

4+1 Aug. 10, 2012    5+0 Oct. 19, 2012

2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27, 29, 31, 34, 36, 38, 43, 48, 50, 51, 53

Wow! I'm actually beating RJ, an elite member with years of lottery prediction experience.

Sorry RJ, it wasn't intentional.

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Wow! I'm actually beating RJ, an elite member with years of lottery prediction experience.

Sorry RJ, it wasn't intentional.

Don't worry about it, picking one set of numbers and sticking with all their possible combinations with a single bonus number isn't my style of playing.  I like to be more flexible with a smaller group of combinations, checking the flow and making adjustments after each drawing, kinda go with flow type of player. changing my numbers/combinations after every drawing.

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

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UHHgH!  Gave it another test whirl and did 30 numbers for experimenting with wheels. Only 2 of the numbers showed up. The 04 21 28 must have been out smoking when roll call was being done. lol. lol! lol?

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Don't worry about it, picking one set of numbers and sticking with all their possible combinations with a single bonus number isn't my style of playing.  I like to be more flexible with a smaller group of combinations, checking the flow and making adjustments after each drawing, kinda go with flow type of player. changing my numbers/combinations after every drawing.

Yeah I always thought you were a go with the flow type of player.

May the flow always be with you.

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Yeah I always thought you were a go with the flow type of player.

May the flow always be with you.

 RJOh Multi-State Powerball 1 + 1 19-21-27-47-51, Powerball: 10 04-21-28-31-44, Powerball: 10 \$4

I try but can't as last night with 10 lines of PowerBall on the prediction board.  I played 29 numbers from the most popular positions in the strings of numbers for the previous 48 drawings and the 10 top PB repeating positions and had a  chance to match 3+1 and the best I could do was 1+1.

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

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 RJOh Multi-State Powerball 1 + 1 19-21-27-47-51, Powerball: 10 04-21-28-31-44, Powerball: 10 \$4

I try but can't as last night with 10 lines of PowerBall on the prediction board.  I played 29 numbers from the most popular positions in the strings of numbers for the previous 48 drawings and the 10 top PB repeating positions and had a  chance to match 3+1 and the best I could do was 1+1.

Still an excellent accomplishment! Better than perhaps 98% of most who play, and get nothing in return.

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Still an excellent accomplishment! Better than perhaps 98% of most who play, and get nothing in return.

That's so sad if true,  98% of the tickets should win nothing because lotteries are designed that way but not 98% of the players since they usually buy more than one ticket.

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

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That's so sad if true,  98% of the tickets should win nothing because lotteries are designed that way but not 98% of the players since they usually buy more than one ticket.

It depends on how you define "win".......... If I buy 100 QPs and get back \$2. on 0+1, I had a "win"

Overall odds of winning are approximately 1 in 40. on MM.

That means 40% of all players are "winnners"

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This looks like a happy, healthy, well rounded, and well adjusted 4 if 5 of 12 wheel.........

These numbers seem to get along so well with each other........

08 09 16 19 20 21 24 26 33 48 51 54

Wheel:  Pick 5 Abbreviated 4 if 5 of 12

Tickets:  35

Description:  Minimum 4-number match, if 5 numbers drawn fall within your set of 12 numbers.

Input:  8, 21, 33, 20, 9, 24, 19, 51, 54, 26, 48, 16

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 Posted: October 21, 2012, 3:15 pm - IP Logged

It depends on how you define "win".......... If I buy 100 QPs and get back \$2. on 0+1, I had a "win"

Overall odds of winning are approximately 1 in 40. on MM.

That means 40% of all players are "winnners"

I define a "win" the same way lotteries define it. If after the drawing you have matched enough of the numbers drawn on a single line that your ticket is worth something then you have a "win".

Out of MegaMillions possible 175,711,536 combinations, one is drawn which can win the jackpot. It  matches all 5 white ball numbers and the red ball number. However 4,405,085 of the other combinations will match 1 to 5 of those 6 winning numbers also and qualify for a smaller prize which makes the overall odds of winning a prize 4405086/175711536 or 1:39.8. That means that 2.5% of the tickets sold are likely winners not 40% of the players who brought them, only 1/8 or 12.5% of the players who bought 5 lines are likely to have a "win".  When you consider most players buy less than 5 lines, the percent of winners are likely to be even lower.

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

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