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# Do some number combinations have better odds?

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the color is even

but the number on the ball from the last digit 1-6 are more adds

so more adds number are more change to be draw

that make sense

Half the balls in the machine have odd numbers, and half the balls in the machine have even numbers.

I'm not the first person to ask this question.

What are the odds of getting all odd or all even numbers in a draw?

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any way

if you keep play from last digit 1-6

you hit more often then any other digit

that is it

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They test the machines before launching the games. They perfectly know which number(s) come(s) up most. They can change the ball sets and rules. Did you say random?

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They test the machines before launching the games. They perfectly know which number(s) come(s) up most. They can change the ball sets and rules. Did you say random?

Gee........ no wonder they make so much money.

Odds favor a mixture around 95% of the time.

When I play a large block of lines it is to my advantage to eliminate all even/all odd lines.

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You understand the difference between individual combinations and groups of combinations, right? If you draw a single card from a standard deck you're more likely to draw a club than a 3 because there are thirteen clubs but only four 3's. That doesn't mean you're more likely to draw the 3 of clubs than the 3 of spades. There's only one of each, so your odds of drawing either of them is 1 in 52.

Mixed combinations and all odd/all even lottery combinations work exactly the same way. There are more combinations consisting of a mixture of odd and even numbers than those consisting of all even or all odd numbers, but prizes are won by individual combinations, based on how many specific numbers match the single combination that is drawn.  The lottery isn't horse shoes, and you don't win squat for having 3 odd numbers and 3 even numbers just because that's the same pattern as the winning combination. You only win if you match the actual numbers that are drawn.

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Half the balls in the machine have odd numbers, and half the balls in the machine have even numbers.

I'm not the first person to ask this question.

What are the odds of getting all odd or all even numbers in a draw?

There are five even and five odd digits in each digit position so multiply 5 X 5 X 5 and you get 125 all even and 125 all odd combos. The odds against having all three digits even or all three odd are 875 to 125 or 7 to 1.

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All combinations have the same odds. The balls don't know they're numbered. The mixing machine doesn't know the balls are numbered. The air blowing through the mixing machine doesn't know the balls are numbered. Don't get confused just because you know the balls are numbered.

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You understand the difference between individual combinations and groups of combinations, right? If you draw a single card from a standard deck you're more likely to draw a club than a 3 because there are thirteen clubs but only four 3's. That doesn't mean you're more likely to draw the 3 of clubs than the 3 of spades. There's only one of each, so your odds of drawing either of them is 1 in 52.

Mixed combinations and all odd/all even lottery combinations work exactly the same way. There are more combinations consisting of a mixture of odd and even numbers than those consisting of all even or all odd numbers, but prizes are won by individual combinations, based on how many specific numbers match the single combination that is drawn.  The lottery isn't horse shoes, and you don't win squat for having 3 odd numbers and 3 even numbers just because that's the same pattern as the winning combination. You only win if you match the actual numbers that are drawn.

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Gee........ no wonder they make so much money.

Odds favor a mixture around 95% of the time.

When I play a large block of lines it is to my advantage to eliminate all even/all odd lines.

You're correct in that the odds favor one or two even or one or two odd digits, but your percentage is off. There are 750 mostly even or mostly odd combs so the percentage is 75%. The are 270 combos (doubles) with the same digit twice or 27%; do you eliminate them too when you play a large block of lines?

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You understand the difference between individual combinations and groups of combinations, right? If you draw a single card from a standard deck you're more likely to draw a club than a 3 because there are thirteen clubs but only four 3's. That doesn't mean you're more likely to draw the 3 of clubs than the 3 of spades. There's only one of each, so your odds of drawing either of them is 1 in 52.

Mixed combinations and all odd/all even lottery combinations work exactly the same way. There are more combinations consisting of a mixture of odd and even numbers than those consisting of all even or all odd numbers, but prizes are won by individual combinations, based on how many specific numbers match the single combination that is drawn.  The lottery isn't horse shoes, and you don't win squat for having 3 odd numbers and 3 even numbers just because that's the same pattern as the winning combination. You only win if you match the actual numbers that are drawn.

There are more combinations consisting of a mixture of odd and even numbers

How many all even/all odd combinations are there in a 5/59 game?

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You're correct in that the odds favor one or two even or one or two odd digits, but your percentage is off. There are 750 mostly even or mostly odd combs so the percentage is 75%. The are 270 combos (doubles) with the same digit twice or 27%; do you eliminate them too when you play a large block of lines?

but your percentage is off. There are 750 mostly even or mostly odd combs so the percentage is 75%

Ok Stack, so your saying that all even/all odd combinations are drawn 25% of the time??

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There are more combinations consisting of a mixture of odd and even numbers

How many all even/all odd combinations are there in a 5/59 game?

261,261 combos or about 5.2% (118,755 all even and 142,506 all odd).

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Is there a point to any of this?  Will it help anyone win anything or is Ronnie just looking for another argument?

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No, the odds are plainly and simply what they are.

Ronnie, your arguement doesn't hold muster if you apply math.

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but your percentage is off. There are 750 mostly even or mostly odd combs so the percentage is 75%

Ok Stack, so your saying that all even/all odd combinations are drawn 25% of the time??

In the Arizona Pick-3, 21% of the drawings were all even or odd in the last year. High and low which has the same odds, 28.8% of the drawings were all high or low last year. The 25% is the probability because 250 combos are all odd or even (and all high or low), but based over time. Over the last 1000 drawings it's 23.8%, and 24.6% over the last 2000. High or low is 24.8% over the same time. The probabilities are what we should expect over time, but usually not the exact percentage.

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261,261 combos or about 5.2% (118,755 all even and 142,506 all odd).

Ok, well there you have it, that explains why all even/all odd combinations hits about 5.2% of the time.

I didn't do the math and that's why I asked the question......

Now I see that 5/30 equals 142,506 combinations.

So maybe I am just arguing the point, but it still doesn't make sense that a person would spend money on number combinations that only come up as winners 5% of the time.

If a person was going to play one draw, and one draw only, and could play up to 50% of the possible combinations, would it be wise to play those 261,261 combinations that only appear as winners in only 5.2% of the draws??

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