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Do some number combinations have better odds?

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Posted: December 9, 2012, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

You got it.  If I knew you personally I'd even wager 90 against your 100.

 

How about this.  Let's do it "for fun."  If I win, you can decide to send me money if you wish.  I feel it's unneccessary, though, as I won't wager against someone I don't know in real life.  It would be unfair to take 500 dollars from you (if I win) with nothing at stake of my own. 

 

Just one question.  Are you going to use one set for 40 draws, or select new picks as you want?

This is a 5 of 5 or BETTER challenge on the MM game. We can start anytime your ready with a list of lines.


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    Posted: December 9, 2012, 3:21 pm - IP Logged

    I will select new numbers each draw, as will your QP list be new on each draw.

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      Posted: December 9, 2012, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

      This is a 5 of 5 or BETTER challenge on the MM game. We can start anytime your ready with a list of lines.

      Let get this clear.  You are saying only 5of5 or better will count so if you pick the winning megaball number without matching a 5of5 and in spite of all 98,280 tickets having a total payout greater than a 5+0, it will not count?  Is that right?

       * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
         
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        Posted: December 9, 2012, 5:05 pm - IP Logged

        Let get this clear.  You are saying only 5of5 or better will count so if you pick the winning megaball number without matching a 5of5 and in spite of all 98,280 tickets having a total payout greater than a 5+0, it will not count?  Is that right?

        Thats right, this is about self pick vs. QP and the bonus is not meant to be a factor unless a 5+1 hits.


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          Posted: December 9, 2012, 5:12 pm - IP Logged

          The whole point is the fact that hitting 5 of 5 using QPs is MUCH MUCH harder than it is with self picks, 

          because the human element of prediction and intuition is removed from the section process.


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            Posted: December 9, 2012, 5:16 pm - IP Logged

            As Todd pointed out, QPs are NOT a system.

            The player has zero choices except maybe the time of day the terminal is approached.


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              Posted: December 9, 2012, 5:20 pm - IP Logged

              Even if the RNG used is different or BETTER than the lottery terminal RNG it dosnt matter to me....

              as long as its RNG for both the regular numbers and the bonus number.


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                Posted: December 9, 2012, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

                My guess is that I will only need to hit 5 of 5 ONCE in 40 draws to beat the RNG..........

                If I wanted to make it easier for myself I would have made it a 20 draw competition as the "overall odds" of hitting 5 of 5 with 98,820 lines is 39 draws. I just wanted to give the RNG a small chance of hitting once...

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                  Posted: December 9, 2012, 11:50 pm - IP Logged

                  Here are the results from the random numbers I posted around 20 games back.  The PB pic has the last 2 numbers

                  chopped off so I high lighted them on the actual numbers

                   

                  Power ball 1ea 5 of 5 and 1ea 4 of 5

                  random pb

                   

                  Mega millions  2ea 4 of 5

                  random mm

                  I am tracking a randomly generated list of 28 numbers that I posted around the middle of Sep.  No bonus balls were included

                   

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                  they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

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                    Posted: December 9, 2012, 11:57 pm - IP Logged

                    Am I right in assuming that you will be picking 28 numbers based on your method?

                     

                    If that is the case, I will do the same, using an RNG - assuming you're OK with that.  I'll keep it plain and simple.

                     

                    1, 4, 8, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31, 35, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 46, 53, 54, 56

                     

                    Not sure if you wanted me to use a bonus ball.  RNG says 45.

                     

                    This was intended, on my end, for mega millions.  If you wanted to use Powerball, let me know, and I'll generate a new set of numbers with the RNG.


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                      Posted: December 10, 2012, 10:02 am - IP Logged

                      Are there any QP players that will compete with me using 98.280 lines per draw??

                      I will offer a $500. reward to anyone who can beat me over 40 draws..........

                      MMMMMM, I'm not sure that using my method of picking 28 numbers is the same as using QPs.........What?

                      Even if you use random numbers you are stll using my method of 28 numbers INSTEAD of QPs.............


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                        Posted: December 10, 2012, 10:11 am - IP Logged

                        What I'm looking for is a head to head competition between self picks and computer generated QPs.


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                          Posted: December 10, 2012, 10:15 am - IP Logged

                          A "pseudo" type software that is common to lottery terminals would be best, but a hybrid (like the LP QP generator would also be acceptable.... As long as they are actual QP lines using the entire 5/56 universe.


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                            Posted: December 10, 2012, 10:50 am - IP Logged

                            The cold harsh reality for QP players is the fact that they have no choice whatsoever in choosing lines.


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                              Posted: December 10, 2012, 10:54 am - IP Logged

                              The QP player is getting true 1 in 175,000,000 "overall odds" on every lined played.

                              No chance for improvement when playing QP...................

                                 
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