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Do some number combinations have better odds?

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rdgrnr's avatar - walt
Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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Posted: March 26, 2013, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

He actually won 220.3 million.

He said he invested a lot of it, wonder what he's worth now?  Roll Eyes

Wonder if he still plays Powerball. What?

And you're an @sshole too, McDoofus.

Just for the record.

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    Posted: March 26, 2013, 11:15 pm - IP Logged

    Wasn't he on that TV show, the lottery changed my life.

    i like that show hope they make some new ones sometime Smiley

    Let it Snow Snowman


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      You have to know what you are suggesting is a waste of time for testing any strategy other than buying a single quick pick.

      The PB simulation you mentioned is simply picking one of 175 millions possible PB combinations to represent the player's numbers and another one to represent the drawing.  The only thing it comes close to simulating is  buying one PB quick pick for a single drawing.

      Brad Duke strategy sounds dynamic, that is it changed after each drawing based on previous drawings and included 300 combinations.  In order to come close to testing his strategy or any other strategy other than buying a single quick pick, the simulator would has to be capably of picking a group of combinations using parameters entered by the player and going back and using previous drawings results for comparisons.

      RJOh,

      You missed the point of my post, which is getting to be par for the course here.  You're correct that the simulator won't let you single step or run multiple lines against the random draws it generates.  However, you CAN uncheck the "Quick Pick" box and manually set your single line of numbers to whatever you want, for a minimum of 104 random draws.  If you could be convinced that what happened in past draws is having NO impact on what happens today, or tomorrow, you might find the simulator of some value to do things like observe the effect on your ROI of choosing Powerplay.  But for some people, giving up this belief must be harder than giving up cigarettes or alcohol.

      What you are asking for is a Backtester, not a Simulator, and just a few days ago you demoed yours and backtested 2 sets of 45 lines for MM.  Remember?  I'm sure your program can deal with 300 lines of input as well as 45.  The problem with servicing Stack47's "m IF n of y" sets is that he has now informed us that you must enter your "y" numbers in different orders.  You'd better give your program to him, as the PERMUTATIONS of 39, 28, or even 15 numbers presents you with quite a time consuming task.  And that doesn't even begin to help you decide WHICH input order is the winning one [for the NEXT draw.] Smile

      BTW, you must have forgotten that JADELottery demonstrated a long time ago, quite convincingly, that the results of playing one line for many draws is the same as playing many lines for one draw. (And his "many" was very large!)  This can also be observed while running the simulator at JustWebWare by turning QuickPick on and off. 

      --Jimmy4164

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        And you're an @sshole too, McDoofus.

        Just for the record.

        More proof that there is still a forest-full of squirrelsLOL

        Let it Snow Snowman

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          The politically correct term is bunghole.

          Green laugh

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            And you're an @sshole too, McDoofus.

            Just for the record.

            Same lame, un-original windbag.   Blush    Thumbs Up

            Different day.


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              Posted: March 27, 2013, 7:27 am - IP Logged

              More proof that there is still a forest-full of squirrelsLOL

              Coming from the queen of squirrels herself.  Beaver   Green laugh


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                Posted: March 27, 2013, 7:32 am - IP Logged

                Thnx for answering my question lol ... Too much BS

                Anytime Fox, the BStends to fly heavier during the evening hours.

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                  Anytime Fox, the BStends to fly heavier during the evening hours.

                  ROFL

                  I can see .. I'm laughing

                   


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                    Posted: March 27, 2013, 11:06 am - IP Logged

                    Set of 28 for MM. Tue. Mar. 26, 2013.

                    01 02 03 05 06 07 08 09 12 13 15 17 19 21 22 24 30 32 35 37 38 42 43 46 49 50 51 55

                    bonus ball 03

                    3 of 5 on this draw.

                    Tuesday, March 26, 2013        20 · 33 · 46 · 49 · 51    46        4$26 Million


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                      Boney hit 2 of 5 on this draw.


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                        Set of 35 for MM. Tue. Mar. 26, 2013.

                        01 03 04 06 07 08 09 11 12 13 14 15 17 19 20 21 22 24 25 27 30 32 34 35 37 38 39 41 42 43 44 46 49 51 56 

                        Elimination numbers, 25 32 35 38

                        Last 35 drawn numbers hit 4 of 5.

                        Tuesday, March 26, 2013           20 · 33 · 46 · 49 · 51    46        4$26 Million

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                          RJOh,

                          You missed the point of my post, which is getting to be par for the course here.  You're correct that the simulator won't let you single step or run multiple lines against the random draws it generates.  However, you CAN uncheck the "Quick Pick" box and manually set your single line of numbers to whatever you want, for a minimum of 104 random draws.  If you could be convinced that what happened in past draws is having NO impact on what happens today, or tomorrow, you might find the simulator of some value to do things like observe the effect on your ROI of choosing Powerplay.  But for some people, giving up this belief must be harder than giving up cigarettes or alcohol.

                          What you are asking for is a Backtester, not a Simulator, and just a few days ago you demoed yours and backtested 2 sets of 45 lines for MM.  Remember?  I'm sure your program can deal with 300 lines of input as well as 45.  The problem with servicing Stack47's "m IF n of y" sets is that he has now informed us that you must enter your "y" numbers in different orders.  You'd better give your program to him, as the PERMUTATIONS of 39, 28, or even 15 numbers presents you with quite a time consuming task.  And that doesn't even begin to help you decide WHICH input order is the winning one [for the NEXT draw.] Smile

                          BTW, you must have forgotten that JADELottery demonstrated a long time ago, quite convincingly, that the results of playing one line for many draws is the same as playing many lines for one draw. (And his "many" was very large!)  This can also be observed while running the simulator at JustWebWare by turning QuickPick on and off. 

                          --Jimmy4164

                          I didn't miss your point, I just didn't agree with it. I don't think you can test a strategy by picking a line and comparing it with previous drawings or by using a simulator to see the chances of it winning something.

                          When I compared the 2 sets of 45 lines for MM, that wasn't back testing but simply checking to see if any of those combinations had won anything in past drawings. Since combinations of 4 and 5 almost never repeat, that could be part of a strategy for picking combinations to play.

                          As you suggested, a back testing program is not a simulator and since I don't have one I usually enter the winning numbers into the program I use for picking combinations after each drawing to get an idea of what I should look for to pick a winner so I'm actually forward testing. I believe that helped me match 5of6 in OCL last month.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: March 27, 2013, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

                            Same lame, un-original windbag.   Blush    Thumbs Up

                            Different day.

                            How original do you want me to get, McDoofus?

                            Is posting strings of emoticons like you do all day original enough? Because we all stand in awe of your never-ending original emoticon displays. We never get tired of that! They're absolutely fascinating! So fresh and original! Like this ------> CoffeeLurkingGroup Hug <----- How's that? Original enough? Hilarious, ain't it?

                            Or should I post a picture of some 20 year old guy one week and say it's me and then the following week post a full-page picture of some scrawny, gay-lookin' 60 year old guy with some beastly lookin' old hag and say that's me too with my girlfriend?  LOL

                            Let me know, ok McDoofus?

                              rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                              Posted: March 27, 2013, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

                              ROFL

                              I can see .. I'm laughing

                              I'm laughin' too, foxy boy.

                              At a puerile, one-handed, slack-jawed, drooling meatslapper.

                              Back to the men's room with you now, boy.

                              McDoofus wants a break.

                                 
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