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# Do some number combinations have better odds?

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I often wonder if those who enter Maddogs Powerball Challenge 9/15 play their numbers live in case they come in?? A 2 if 2 of 12 is only 9 lines.

Input:  44, 25, 48, 33, 56, 24, 54, 28, 36, 26, 42, 49

1. 25-33-44-48-56
2. 28-33-36-44-54
3. 24-26-42-44-49
4. 25-26-33-54-56
5. 24-25-26-28-56
6. 25-36-42-49-56
7. 24-26-36-48-54
8. 28-42-48-49-54
9. 24-28-33-42-49

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That does answer my question. Playing a 20 number full wheel is 6.3 times less favorable than playing a 28 number full wheel. That means a 20 number group should hit 1 in 245 tries.

I wonder if I can get BETTER ODDS??

Proportionally, getting one five number match every 15 drawings using 28 numbers would be the same as one in 102 drawings using 20 numbers.

Probability is based on the total combinations in a group of 20 or 28 numbers, but if you take the numbers off the balls, statistically a group of around 20 numbers from the previous five drawings might have a high percentage of three numbers matches. Couple that with a group of 8 with a high percentage of two number matches, the probability of those 28 numbers matching five is proportionate to the percentages. The odds against any 28 number group is still 1 in 39, but statistically, your group might have a 100% chance in the percentage of the drawings when they match three and two numbers.

So yeah, you can get much better odds.

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I often wonder if those who enter Maddogs Powerball Challenge 9/15 play their numbers live in case they come in?? A 2 if 2 of 12 is only 9 lines.

Input:  44, 25, 48, 33, 56, 24, 54, 28, 36, 26, 42, 49

1. 25-33-44-48-56
2. 28-33-36-44-54
3. 24-26-42-44-49
4. 25-26-33-54-56
5. 24-25-26-28-56
6. 25-36-42-49-56
7. 24-26-36-48-54
8. 28-42-48-49-54
9. 24-28-33-42-49

Or how about a 12 combo 3 if 4 wheel using each of your bonus numbers 3 times?

24-25-26-36-42 + 8
24-25-33-36-42 + 9
24-25-36-42-48 + 10
24-25-36-42-56 + 11
24-28-44-49-54 + 8
25-28-44-49-54 + 9
26-28-33-48-56 + 10
26-33-44-48-56 + 11
26-33-48-49-56 + 8
26-33-48-54-56 + 9
28-36-44-49-54 + 10
28-42-44-49-54 + 11

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Proportionally, getting one five number match every 15 drawings using 28 numbers would be the same as one in 102 drawings using 20 numbers.

Probability is based on the total combinations in a group of 20 or 28 numbers, but if you take the numbers off the balls, statistically a group of around 20 numbers from the previous five drawings might have a high percentage of three numbers matches. Couple that with a group of 8 with a high percentage of two number matches, the probability of those 28 numbers matching five is proportionate to the percentages. The odds against any 28 number group is still 1 in 39, but statistically, your group might have a 100% chance in the percentage of the drawings when they match three and two numbers.

So yeah, you can get much better odds.

Proportionally, getting one five number match every 15 drawings using 28 numbers would be the same as one in 102 drawings using 20 numbers.

Are you saying there's s system a player/group of players can realistically expect to generate a five number match every 15 drawings or are you just speculating and dreaming?

* you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket *

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I often wonder if those who enter Maddogs Powerball Challenge 9/15 play their numbers live in case they come in?? A 2 if 2 of 12 is only 9 lines.

Input:  44, 25, 48, 33, 56, 24, 54, 28, 36, 26, 42, 49

1. 25-33-44-48-56
2. 28-33-36-44-54
3. 24-26-42-44-49
4. 25-26-33-54-56
5. 24-25-26-28-56
6. 25-36-42-49-56
7. 24-26-36-48-54
8. 28-42-48-49-54
9. 24-28-33-42-49

Matching three in that challenge is a rarity and that's assuming all possible combinations were played.

* you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket *

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Proportionally, getting one five number match every 15 drawings using 28 numbers would be the same as one in 102 drawings using 20 numbers.

Are you saying there's s system a player/group of players can realistically expect to generate a five number match every 15 drawings or are you just speculating and dreaming?

Not sure if you have been paying attention  RJOh, but Im a player who has generated a 5 number match every 5 draws over the past 25 draws using 28 numbers.

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Ronnie316 – 5+0 June 15, 2012---- 5+0 July 17, 2012 ---5+1 Aug. 10, 2012

5+0 Aug. 21, 2012   5+0 Sept. 7, 2012

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Not sure if you have been paying attention  RJOh, but Im a player who has generated a 5 number match every 5 draws over the past 25 draws using 28 numbers.

Yes I've been paying attention, you described how you could have matched 5 if you had made up 20,000 play slips and spent \$98,000 playing them every drawing but you didn't actually do any of that.  It's a great plan but talking 'n planning ain't doing.

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Yes I've been paying attention, you described how you could have matched 5 if you had made up 20,000 play slips and spent \$98,000 playing them every drawing but you didn't actually do any of that.  It's a great plan but talking 'n planning ain't doing.

Are you saying there's s system a player/group of players can realistically expect to generate a five number match every 15 drawings or are you just speculating and dreaming?

All those facts are clearly understood, but they have nothing to do with the question you asked.

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Are you saying there's s system a player/group of players can realistically expect to generate a five number match every 15 drawings or are you just speculating and dreaming?

All those facts are clearly understood, but they have nothing to do with the question you asked.

I assumed he was talking about at least breaking even, surely he wouldn't  expect some one or group to fill out 20,000 play slips and spend \$98,000 fifteen times to get a prize of \$250,000.

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My group of 20 PB numbers in play for Sat. Sept. 15, 2012.

01 04 06 08 11 19 20 21 24 25 26 28 33 36 42 44 48 49 54 56

bonus ball  8

Ronnie hits 3+0 playing 20 numbers

 Saturday, September 15, 2012 03 · 20 · 26 · 43 · 48    + 01 \$125 Million Wednesday, September 12, 2012 24 · 33 · 36 · 48 · 56    + 06 \$110 Million Saturday, September 08, 2012 06 · 20 · 34 · 44 · 48    + 29 \$100 Million Wednesday, September 05, 2012 04 · 19 · 26 · 42 · 51    + 29 \$90 Million Saturday, September 01, 2012 08 · 11 · 21 · 44 · 49    + 22 \$80 Million Wednesday, August 29, 2012 25 · 28 · 49 · 54 · 56    + 28 \$70 Million Saturday, August 25, 2012 01 · 06 · 07 · 20 · 49    + 23 \$60 Million Wednesday, August 22, 2012 22 · 29 · 31 · 47 · 55    + 19 \$50 Million Saturday, August 18, 2012 14 · 26 · 41 · 55 · 59    + 01 \$40 Million Wednesday, August 15, 2012 06 · 27 · 46 · 51 · 56    + 21 \$337 Million Saturday, August 11, 2012 04 · 13 · 39 · 46 · 51    + 01 \$253 Million Wednesday, August 08, 2012 03 · 07 · 11 · 15 · 28    + 12

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I assumed he was talking about at least breaking even, surely he wouldn't  expect some one or group to fill out 20,000 play slips and spend \$98,000 fifteen times to get a prize of \$250,000.

He maybe talkin about playing the 4 if 4 of 28 wheel which he says is 4931 lines. That's an expense of \$62k for 15 draws and has a 1 in 4 chance of hitting 5 of 5 so playing 60 draws would be \$248k and break even.

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I played the 10 lines I posted on the prediction board and got a 1+1 for \$4.  Too bad they didn't double the pay out for that too when they doubled the ticket prices.  I'll be playing another 10 lines on Wednesday.

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I played the 10 lines I posted on the prediction board and got a 1+1 for \$4.  Too bad they didn't double the pay out for that too when they doubled the ticket prices.  I'll be playing another 10 lines on Wednesday.

WTG RJ!

I hit one number on 2 lines. Too bad they couldn't double the payout for that. Wait a minute.... 2 x 0 =0. So I guess it wouldn't help me there.

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I played the 10 lines I posted on the prediction board and got a 1+1 for \$4.  Too bad they didn't double the pay out for that too when they doubled the ticket prices.  I'll be playing another 10 lines on Wednesday.

Sorry  RJOh, I am still "speculating and dreaming" about having proven that break even play (or BETTER) is posible in 60 draws or less.

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