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# Do some number combinations have better odds?

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P.S.S. You may not think Innumeracy is important when playing games.  However, failure to overcome this malady has its  Down Sides.

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How are we coming along with our filtering by decades?

The last draw I think only had 40's and 50's.

What are the odds of that?

"How are we coming along with our filtering by decades?"

Decades can be used as filters but I didn't know we were filtering something. Exactly what are we filtering?

"The last draw I think only had 40's and 50's."

And a group of 28 number has lots of room for numbers in the 40s and 50s and matching all five numbers.

"What are the odds of that?"

Better than 98,280 imaginary QP players all playing \$1 tickets.

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Stack47,

"I guess it's just more intellectually sound to say 'each number has an equal chance of being drawn..........'

That's right.

People around the world discovered long ago that "You can't get blood out of a turnip."  In an analogous way, this is what many of you are trying do while selecting your lottery numbers.  This is not a symptom of stupidity, or lunacy, it is  Innumeracy.  But this, I'm sure, won't deter you from your quest.

Search on!

--Jimmy4164

P.S. Happy New Year!

I guess it's just more intellectually sound to say "each number has an equal chance of being drawn" knowing 51 numbers won't be drawn.

Maybe you can explain how the 15 numbers that weren't drawn in the last 15 drawings had "an equal chance". And what were the odds against matching five numbers for all the QP players that had one of those numbers on their ticket in all 15 drawings?

But I guess it's just more intellectually sound to ignore the usual results of any 15 drawing range or the unlucky QP players that had one of the five numbers not drawn in the last 30 drawings.

And Happy New Year to you too!

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P.S.S. You may not think Innumeracy is important when playing games.  However, failure to overcome this malady has its  Down Sides.

Avoid the lottery insanity. Buy a lottery ticket someday.

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Set of 18 for MM. Tue. Jan. 1, 2013.

01 02 03 06 07 10 11 13 18 28 29 32 33 34 40 41 48 56

bonus ball 10

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Set of 28 for MM. Tue. Jan. 1, 2013.

01 02 03 06 07 10 11 13 18 19 22 24 28 29 31 32 33 34 39 40 41 43 44 48 51 52 54 56

bonus ball 10

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Set of 28 for MM. Tue. Jan. 1, 2013.

01 02 03 06 07 10 11 13 18 19 22 24 28 29 31 32 33 34 39 40 41 43 44 48 51 52 54 56

bonus ball 10

Set of 38 for MM. Tue. Jan. 1, 2013.

01 02 03 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 18 19 22 24 26 28 29 31 32 33 34 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 47 48 49 51 52 54 56

bonus ball 10

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I guess it's just more intellectually sound to say "each number has an equal chance of being drawn" knowing 51 numbers won't be drawn.

Maybe you can explain how the 15 numbers that weren't drawn in the last 15 drawings had "an equal chance". And what were the odds against matching five numbers for all the QP players that had one of those numbers on their ticket in all 15 drawings?

But I guess it's just more intellectually sound to ignore the usual results of any 15 drawing range or the unlucky QP players that had one of the five numbers not drawn in the last 30 drawings.

And Happy New Year to you too!

They had an equal chance, they weren't guaranteed to show up.

That's what equal means...  The other balls could have been one of those 15, but weren't because they had an equal chance and were randomly selected.

You can't determine odds based on results..... that's not how it works.  If I flip a coin there's a 50/50 chance.  I can't wait till it comes up heads and then claim tails had a 0% chance.

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Set of 12 eliminations for MM. Tue. Jan. 1, 2013.

07 18 22 27 35 37 40 41 46 48 52 56

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They had an equal chance, they weren't guaranteed to show up.

That's what equal means...  The other balls could have been one of those 15, but weren't because they had an equal chance and were randomly selected.

You can't determine odds based on results..... that's not how it works.  If I flip a coin there's a 50/50 chance.  I can't wait till it comes up heads and then claim tails had a 0% chance.

Who said anything about  "guaranteed" Boney?

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They had an equal chance, they weren't guaranteed to show up.

That's what equal means...  The other balls could have been one of those 15, but weren't because they had an equal chance and were randomly selected.

You can't determine odds based on results..... that's not how it works.  If I flip a coin there's a 50/50 chance.  I can't wait till it comes up heads and then claim tails had a 0% chance.

What are the probabilities of any of my 12 elimination numbers showing up in the drawing tonight?

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Making use of probabilities is only one way to create BETTER ODDS.............

When my 12 eliminations succeed I will have a 1 in 1,086,008 of hitting 5 of 5..........

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They had an equal chance, they weren't guaranteed to show up.

That's what equal means...  The other balls could have been one of those 15, but weren't because they had an equal chance and were randomly selected.

You can't determine odds based on results..... that's not how it works.  If I flip a coin there's a 50/50 chance.  I can't wait till it comes up heads and then claim tails had a 0% chance.

You can't determine odds based on results..... that's not how it works.  If I flip a coin there's a 50/50 chance.  I can't wait till it comes up heads and then claim tails had a 0% chance.

That's why we post our predictions in advance of the drawing...........

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They had an equal chance, they weren't guaranteed to show up.

That's what equal means...  The other balls could have been one of those 15, but weren't because they had an equal chance and were randomly selected.

You can't determine odds based on results..... that's not how it works.  If I flip a coin there's a 50/50 chance.  I can't wait till it comes up heads and then claim tails had a 0% chance.

Avoid the lottery insanity. Buy a lottery ticket someday.

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