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Do some number combinations have better odds?

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this thread is enjoyable to read. Which game is easier to win. Mega millions or powerball.....

Sad Cheers    I think u have better odds with balls that are old raggedy and worn out..

than the fresh not drawn to often clean cut balls....  I just like balls.  It's something about them that make me feel good

Glad to hear your are in touch with the more simple pleasures in life. I personally prefer clean balls.


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    Set of 28 for MM. Fri, Feb. 8, 2013.

    01 02 05 06 07 09 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 24 25 26 29 30 31 32 39 40 41 42 44 48 49 54

    bonus ball 08 


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      Set of 15 for live play MM. Fri. Feb. 8, 2013.

      Wheel:  Pick 5 Abbreviated 2 if 2 of 15

      Tickets:  15

      Description:  Minimum 2-number match, if 2 numbers drawn fall within your set of 15 numbers.

      Notes:  Contributed by Lucky

      Input:  1, 2, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 26, 30, 31, 32, 40, 41, 44, 48


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        Posted: February 8, 2013, 8:43 am - IP Logged

        Interesting Stack, last nights winning 4 KY Cash Ball numbers were contained in the last 9 drawn numbers.

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          Go right ahead and jump to meds defense boney, but it is you who is siding with someone just because they disagree with me. If that's the only basis you need to be in agreement with someone than go for it.

          I saw nothing childish or derogatory about his most current posts.  I have not gone back and checked all of his posts, so I may be mistaken, but I don't recall mediabrat ever saying anything derogatory or childish.

           

          Unless you count the word hogwash as derogatory.


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            What about Thrifty's favorite people in the whole wide world, the three asset managers from Connecticut who won $254 million on a single quick pick?

            • Were they playing with the best odds ever, far "BETTER" than you could ever dream of acheiving?
            • Did they simply "beat the odds", which appears to be your latest mantra?  If so, why on earth should we listen to some egotistical jerk prattle on about spending over $98,000 per drawing to "beat the odds" when it can be done with a single quick pick?
            • Or did they just get lucky?  By the way, choosing this option makes you a massive hypocrite, as you have consistently poo-pooed the idea that luck has anything to do with it.

            Wow med, you really outdid yourself with this post. Easy to understand bullet points, and all. Glad to hear your staying up to date on all my latest prattle. Keep up the great work.


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              I saw nothing childish or derogatory about his most current posts.  I have not gone back and checked all of his posts, so I may be mistaken, but I don't recall mediabrat ever saying anything derogatory or childish.

               

              Unless you count the word hogwash as derogatory.

              Ok boney.... lol. Anytime I see the words "massive" and "poo-pooed" in the same sentence and BOTH are referring to me personally...... I think its safe to jump to the conclusion that the author is being derogatory.


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                Unless of course, you think I'm just plain stupid..............

                Is that what you think boney, that I'm stupid, and your smart?


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                  Whats the matter boney? Nothing to say all of the sudden?


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                    I don't think the 3 Stooges could hijack a Greyhound bus..... Much less a LP forum thread.


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                      Posted: February 8, 2013, 11:08 am - IP Logged

                      You will also be a loser.

                       

                      Do you really think that 45.12% and 53.99% are that far apart?  And did you consider that if Jimmy did more JP games and you did more Pick 3 and 4 games, that you were more likely to be closer to 50% while Jimmy was more likely to be behind?

                       

                      And how canyou really be proud of the fact that you're a losing predictor as well?  I mean honestly, the only stat in here where you did significanly better was this month.  Everything else is close with you "winning" in some stats, while he's "winning" in others.

                      Thanks Boney526,

                      I wasn't going to bring this up until a few more months of stats accumulated.  If you look at my predictions, you'll likely see what my goal is.  Eventually, it should generate some Cognitive Dissonance! Smile

                      Cajunwin4,

                      If you really want to go head to head with me on the Prediction Boards, it would be better if you were only predicting Pick-3 and Pick4 across all states, as I am.  That way, both of our methods will normalize over fairly short periods of time, probably a month or so, since the Variance of the Prize Ratios in these games is low compared to the big prize games.

                      --Jimmy4164

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                        Posted: February 8, 2013, 11:52 am - IP Logged

                        I'm sorry.  When I prefaced my math comment above I used Font Size 3.

                        "In Casino Talk your statement may be understood."

                        Maybe you need to see it in Font Size 5.

                        "In Casino Talk your statement may be understood."

                        And I'm sure your cat will remind you that before you try to use your "odds against" of 5 to 1 in a mathematical probability calculation involving the probability of rolling a 5, you must first convert it to 1/6, or 0.1666666. 

                        What does your cat think of your subset selection ideas?

                        --Jimmy4164

                        Gambling odds are figured by chances of losing vs chances of winning and the last time my cat looked, buying a lottery ticket  is gambling.

                        My subsets are doing find and averaging over 20% hits for the year.

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                          Ok boney.... lol. Anytime I see the words "massive" and "poo-pooed" in the same sentence and BOTH are referring to me personally...... I think its safe to jump to the conclusion that the author is being derogatory.

                          That's a pretty big assumption.  Context matters.  BTW a comma can indicate that a sentence is being split up into two seperate ideas.  So just because two words are in the same sentence doens't mean that one modifies another.  Like if I said that I like poker, but that some players are annoying - it's like concluding that I said that poker is annoying.

                           

                          "poo-pooed" is relatively polite slang for ignored, or "shooed away."  The word massive wasn't even used in reference to the term "poo-pooed."

                           

                          I'm sure if you ever wrote two paragraphs I could find two words, which, when used together may form an insult.  But I don't like to butcher someone else's words until I twist their meanings around.  Because that would be rather lame and childish.

                           

                          And there's only 2 childish people on this topic.  (That would be you - and lottoboner.)  Despite the fact that Stack disagrees with me, and I've called him ignorant, he's a pretty polite guy.  Not childish, not derogtory. 

                           

                          You on the other hand, have been quite childish - twisting people's words so that you don't have to respond to valid points.

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                            Whats the matter boney? Nothing to say all of the sudden?

                            Sorry bro I don't check LP every 10 minutes because I have other more important things happening in my life.  LOL.

                             

                            I can't believe you really said that after waiting like 20 minutes for a response.  Get over yourself bro.

                             

                            And if you respond to this instead of  the post before this you're just proving my point that you are childish and that you will purposefully ignore meaningful and valid points so that you can keep pushing your ego skyward.

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                              Gambling odds are figured by chances of losing vs chances of winning and the last time my cat looked, buying a lottery ticket  is gambling.

                              My subsets are doing find and averaging over 20% hits for the year.

                              You are totally right, and I don't know why (didn't read the context) but Jimmy is referring to how probability is expressed outside of gambling in the field of statistics.

                               

                              Though for some reason, the state lotteries tend not to follow the casino models for expressing odds.

                               

                              (EG: If a casino had a Pick 3 game that paid out fair odds - theoretically, they never would - they'd express the odds as 999:1, where as the lottery expresses it as 1:1000.  It's the same thing, just that different industries express the same value differently.  It doesn't make a difference except for normalizing discussion.)

                               

                              Jimmy is right that to do the math involved you would have to convert 5:1 to 1/6 or .166666667.  If you'r not doing math, it's all semantics, if you are, it's necessary.

                                 
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