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Do some number combinations have better odds?

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Posted: February 8, 2013, 9:34 pm - IP Logged

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    Posted: February 8, 2013, 10:36 pm - IP Logged

    I agree with your point, but in general it does shed some light on the fact that the public (mostly QP) needed to play almost half the total combinations to match 5 of 5 seven times, and 5+1 once.

    Actually, all it takes is one Draw, one Player, and one Winning Ticket!

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      Why do you object to calling it "beating the odds"?

      Because one of the possibilities is winning.  And with enough tickets bought, it's more likey to be won than not.  And because over a few draws, it's very likely to be won by someone.

       

      And because if you flipped a coin and guessed it right you wouldn't call it beating the odds.  Extrapolate the logic out, and you'd have to realize that getting lucky doesn't mean you beat the odds - only that you got the best possible result possibel within the existing odds.

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        Im not sure what you mean, "Instead of responding to any claims made,"

        Oh really?

         

        So when I posted this...

         

        "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."

         

         

        But you replied to "I'm not going to call you stupid - but your last statement was a dumb thing to say."

         

        You didn't realize that you were ignoring a claim I made?  I made the claim that You are acting childish, and said that I don't see how you conclude that Mediabrat is childish or derogatory.  I suspect you realized how dumb the statements you're making are, and chose to ignore any posts which show that you're being childish.


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          Actually, all it takes is one Draw, one Player, and one Winning Ticket!

          Your evasive replies are getting so old Jimmy.


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            Oh really?

             

            So when I posted this...

             

            "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."

             

             

            But you replied to "I'm not going to call you stupid - but your last statement was a dumb thing to say."

             

            You didn't realize that you were ignoring a claim I made?  I made the claim that You are acting childish, and said that I don't see how you conclude that Mediabrat is childish or derogatory.  I suspect you realized how dumb the statements you're making are, and chose to ignore any posts which show that you're being childish.

            Ok boney, I didn't realize that you are still talking about medbrat.....

            In the first place boney, if I say something that is really stupid and you point it out and talk about it.......... Guess what....... I don't feel the least bit intimidated, or embarrassed, or otherwise regretful in any way, as YOU might suppose. So your wasting your time with all the finger pointing and fault finding.

            (Are you also a henpecked husband? Just wondering.)


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              Posted: February 9, 2013, 10:06 am - IP Logged

              Secondly boney, Im fully aware that your objective is to sidetrack the discussion topic which is no different than medbrats objective. And how are these actions NOT childish?


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                Because one of the possibilities is winning.  And with enough tickets bought, it's more likey to be won than not.  And because over a few draws, it's very likely to be won by someone.

                 

                And because if you flipped a coin and guessed it right you wouldn't call it beating the odds.  Extrapolate the logic out, and you'd have to realize that getting lucky doesn't mean you beat the odds - only that you got the best possible result possibel within the existing odds.

                Ok boney, but again you miss the point completely.

                "Beating the odds" is part of the human condition. People in all walks of life strive to "beat the odds" and do.


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                  Posted: February 9, 2013, 10:15 am - IP Logged

                  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 

                  2 of 5 on this draw.

                  Friday, February 08, 2013        06 ·15 · 20 · 39 · 50    05        4$12 Million


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                    Boney hit 3 of 5 on this draw.

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                      I have been working on 15 sets of numbers for Powerball.  I have come up with the following 4 sets for MegaMillions for February only.  If one of them hits then it will match the short-term trends I am seeing for Powerball.

                      03-04-34-36-38-39-40-42-44-45-46-47-48-52-55
                      02-03-05-32-33-36-38-40-41-42-43-44-48-49-53
                      04-06-08-32-36-38-39-40-41-44-46-47-50-51-56
                      03-05-08-32-34-36-37-39-40-41-42-46-48-49-55

                      I hoping the one I highlited in red hits then I know I am on the right track when I generate new sets for March.  This strategy emphasizes 1 low number with 4 high numbers.

                      The hard part is no wheel really captures the winning combination.  If I was to form a combination from row 3 the one I highlited I would choose the following:

                      1 number from (04, 06, 08) if you know DMP speak then 1 number from LT (Lower Third).
                      1 number from (32, 36, 38) if you know DMP then a number not in LT or UT (Upper Third).
                      3 numbers from (39, 40, 41, 44, 46, 47, 50, 51, 56) the consecutives are especially in play.  Again if you know DMP then 3 numbers from UT.

                      Combos 06-32-41-44-46 or 08-32-39-40-41 would be examples.

                      So if the strategy pans out  I might have to create a custom wheel.  Lets see what happens for February.

                      Jimmy

                      I hit 3 of 5 with my red highlited set that contained 15 numbers or 3003 combinations.

                      04-06-08-32-36-38-39-40-41-44-46-47-50-51-56

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                        Why do you object to calling it "beating the odds"?

                        Probably because he doesn't like anyone applying odds conditionally or maybe because he wants to nit-pic the difference between saying 1 chance in 6 chances and 1 way to win and 5 ways to lose.

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                          Because one of the possibilities is winning.  And with enough tickets bought, it's more likey to be won than not.  And because over a few draws, it's very likely to be won by someone.

                           

                          And because if you flipped a coin and guessed it right you wouldn't call it beating the odds.  Extrapolate the logic out, and you'd have to realize that getting lucky doesn't mean you beat the odds - only that you got the best possible result possibel within the existing odds.

                          "And with enough tickets bought, it's more likey to be won than not."

                          For the $207 million jackpot, at the most only 20% of all the possible outcomes were sold. How many tickets are enough to make a jackpot winner likely?

                          Ignore the fact the percentages favored the jackpot not being won by 5 to 1, the one winning ticket was still only one out of over 32 million tickets sold. Nobody beat the odds, they just won, right?


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                            "And with enough tickets bought, it's more likey to be won than not."

                            For the $207 million jackpot, at the most only 20% of all the possible outcomes were sold. How many tickets are enough to make a jackpot winner likely?

                            Ignore the fact the percentages favored the jackpot not being won by 5 to 1, the one winning ticket was still only one out of over 32 million tickets sold. Nobody beat the odds, they just won, right?

                            Ignore the fact the percentages favored the jackpot not being won by 5 to 1, the one winning ticket was still only one out of over 32 million tickets sold. Nobody beat the odds, they just won, right?

                            No they did not beat the odds.  They were victims of innumeracy.

                            (now wealthy victims i might add)

                            And I dont think it was a quick pick.  It was a "partial quick pick"


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                              I hit 3 of 5 with my red highlited set that contained 15 numbers or 3003 combinations.

                              04-06-08-32-36-38-39-40-41-44-46-47-50-51-56

                              Jimmy

                              You could have won seven dollars using this LP wheel

                              Abbrev 3 if 3 of 15153 if 357Highly balanced (Each number appears 19 times)
                                 
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