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Do some number combinations have better odds?

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I Agree! 

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      Do some number combinations have better odds?

      No, but that is of no consequence to the team that watches over the threads here.

      Truth is not a goal here.

      I avoided the temptation to post here for over a year, with fairly good success.  But more recently, I thought I'd give it another go.  Based on the paucity of participation in this thread from anyone other than the same cast of characters who crusaded against my efforts in 2010-11, I think my decision was ill advised.

      Anonymity on the Internet can awaken the best, and worst qualities in individuals.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of the latter posting here.  Personally, I try to post here truthfully.  Thus, when I state that I stayed in three different Four Seasons hotels, or worked with early computers in the military, it's because I did.  I will, and HAVE challenged claims that I believe defy the laws of probability, but when other members make claims about something in their lives which I have no way of verifying, it never occurs to me to challenge or rebuke them.  People who do this willfully, under the cloak of anonymity, in my opinion, do not deserve applause, and definitely, not respect.  But they get applause, even when they use ugly, crude, and abusive language.  It's hard to know for sure how many unique humans are behind the many active personas here, the ones acting as Minders, or House Keepers, so to speak.  So it's hard to know how big of a group to expect if one were to stumble upon their annual summer Picnic In The Pine Barrens some day.

      In the meantime, I hope a few of the quiet readers here have the curiosity necessary to learn more about how the world of probability works by taking the recommendation here.

      http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/218174 

      --Jimmy4164

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          A Real Bad Guy " Ed Gains " .. A lot of movies was based losely on his CRIMES !!!


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            A Real Bad Guy " Ed Gains " .. A lot of movies was based losely on his CRIMES !!!

          This is what boney looks like after trying to figure out the kelly criterion and standard deviation.  Thats why he never does it.

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            Odds against are calculated by a ratio of losing chances to winning chances. Roulette has 38 numbers so by betting on five numbers, you reduce the losing changes by 5; 38 - 5 = 33. Since there is only one winning number, the odds  against are 33 to 1.

            "I should have clarified that you never proved that you can change your odds PER TICKET."

            The conversation has always been about combinations of numbers and specifically 28 numbers. If someone even thought one ticket has better odds than another ticket, it takes a minimum six lines to use 28 numbers.

            "I really didn't think I needed to clarify that."

            If someone is unsure of which ticket out of two has a better chance, buy both tickets. If they can't afford to spend the extra dollar, they shouldn't be playing lottery games.

            "Odds against are calculated by a ratio of losing chances to winning chances. Roulette has 38 numbers so by betting on five numbers, you reduce the losing changes by 5; 38 - 5 = 33. Since there is only one winning number, the odds  against are 33 to 1."

             

            The odds are actually 33:5, because you have 5 winning numbers.

             

            You really think that 5 numbers on a roulette wheel is a 33 to 1 chance?  LMAO.  Dude it's 33:5, you are SO far off.....


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              "Odds against are calculated by a ratio of losing chances to winning chances. Roulette has 38 numbers so by betting on five numbers, you reduce the losing changes by 5; 38 - 5 = 33. Since there is only one winning number, the odds  against are 33 to 1."

               

              The odds are actually 33:5, because you have 5 winning numbers.

               

              You really think that 5 numbers on a roulette wheel is a 33 to 1 chance?  LMAO.  Dude it's 33:5, you are SO far off.....

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                "Odds against are calculated by a ratio of losing chances to winning chances. Roulette has 38 numbers so by betting on five numbers, you reduce the losing changes by 5; 38 - 5 = 33. Since there is only one winning number, the odds  against are 33 to 1."

                 

                The odds are actually 33:5, because you have 5 winning numbers.

                 

                You really think that 5 numbers on a roulette wheel is a 33 to 1 chance?  LMAO.  Dude it's 33:5, you are SO far off.....

                You don't even understand the game. How can the odds be 33 to 5 when there is only one winning number?

                Common sense should tell you four of the bets can't win.

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                  Have a math question.

                  If you get five QPs and each ticket has a different set of numbers, on many of them can you have a five number match?

                  Boney believes you'll have a five number match on every ticket.

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                    If you bet on 5 numbers, then you can win on any of those 5.

                     

                    The odds of you winning are 5/38 or 33 to lose and 5 to win.

                     

                    For example, betting individually on the numbers 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 is 32 to 6 and pays out 5 to 1 (which is the same as 30 to 6.)  This gives an edge of 5.26%.  The math is simple, and sound.  There is no difference between placing 1 dollar on each of these individually or betting on the 6 by placing your bet on the outer edge of the field of numbers.  That should be common sense.

                     

                    I didn't use 5 numbers for the example because the 5 number bet on a roulette wheel gets shortpaid due to rounding.  The principle is the same.  Sure, only one of your bets can win, but you've placed five.  So the correct way to calculate the odds are 33 lose and 5 win for you.  So 33:5 against you winning, which will be paid at 31:5 if you win.

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