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# New member, breaking ice!

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Pittsburgh, PA
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Hey forum members!  I'm new here and just wanted to get my feet wet and say hello to everybody.  I'm a math hobbyist, computer geek and in school for programming.  I've been working on designing a "lottery picker" tool for some time now and hope to finish at least a few different prototype methodologies in the near future.  Believe it or not, I didn't really know a site like this existed.  Silly me.  Of course it does!  :)  I look forward to reading about other people's methodoliges and ideas about successful prediction of lottery numbers.  Of course the mathematics of probability regarding independant events says it is impossible to predict with accuracy any future occurence based on preceding events (because of the inherent nature of the definition of - "independent" events), but I like the idea of tracking order in chaos.  And of course if successful, the potential windfall.  lol.  :)  I actually also had a question and instead of creating a-whole-nother thread for a simple question (a rookie one I'm going to assume at that) I'll just ask it now.  So I live in PA but I'm sure many states have similar pay tables based on the mathematics inherent of the system and projected odds.  So if someone plays a daily number to hit on a 50/50 bet (straight OR box) on the same ticket, and the number hits straight..... then what is the payout?  Is it the .50 cent straight PLUS the .50 cent box payout?  Or is it only the greater of the two (the straight hit)?  For instance a .50 cent straight hit in PA pays \$250 (for pick 3), and the box hit is \$80, is a 50/50 ticket that hits straight worth \$330 or \$250?  Thanks in advance for any help.  Glad to be here and I'm going to go nosing around now and see what kind of cool stuff everyone else is working on!

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\$330 Is it the .50 cent straight PLUS the .50 cent box payout?

Pittsburgh, PA
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Thanx :)  Appreciate the info!

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Welcome to LP!

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Welcome to LP AlgorithmGuru! Good luck with your "lottery picker" tool.  Lots of good resources here to help you along the way.

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Welcome to the board, I'm kinda new myself... just joined last month

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Hey forum members!  I'm new here and just wanted to get my feet wet and say hello to everybody.  I'm a math hobbyist, computer geek and in school for programming.  I've been working on designing a "lottery picker" tool for some time now and hope to finish at least a few different prototype methodologies in the near future.  Believe it or not, I didn't really know a site like this existed.  Silly me.  Of course it does!  :)  I look forward to reading about other people's methodoliges and ideas about successful prediction of lottery numbers.  Of course the mathematics of probability regarding independant events says it is impossible to predict with accuracy any future occurence based on preceding events (because of the inherent nature of the definition of - "independent" events), but I like the idea of tracking order in chaos.  And of course if successful, the potential windfall.  lol.  :)  I actually also had a question and instead of creating a-whole-nother thread for a simple question (a rookie one I'm going to assume at that) I'll just ask it now.  So I live in PA but I'm sure many states have similar pay tables based on the mathematics inherent of the system and projected odds.  So if someone plays a daily number to hit on a 50/50 bet (straight OR box) on the same ticket, and the number hits straight..... then what is the payout?  Is it the .50 cent straight PLUS the .50 cent box payout?  Or is it only the greater of the two (the straight hit)?  For instance a .50 cent straight hit in PA pays \$250 (for pick 3), and the box hit is \$80, is a 50/50 ticket that hits straight worth \$330 or \$250?  Thanks in advance for any help.  Glad to be here and I'm going to go nosing around now and see what kind of cool stuff everyone else is working on!

Welcome  AlgorithmGuru, glad to have another programmer around. Especially one with a lottery picker. I hope your lottery picker is better than the last programmer with a lottery picker, because his lottery picker never picked anything "better" than 4+1 playing 175,000 lines per draw. It was more like a "how to lose clinic" lottery picker. Just sayin, I how hope your lottery picker is "better" than his lottery picker. Lets see what you got. We are all waiting with great anticipation.

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Welcome  AlgorithmGuru, glad to have another programmer around. Especially one with a lottery picker. I hope your lottery picker is better than the last programmer with a lottery picker, because his lottery picker never picked anything "better" than 4+1 playing 175,000 lines per draw. It was more like a "how to lose clinic" lottery picker. Just sayin, I how hope your lottery picker is "better" than his lottery picker. Lets see what you got. We are all waiting with great anticipation.

Easy now Ronnie, don't put to much pressure on the new programmer, he's only been with us a couple of hours. Give him to at least 11:00 AM

to pull off a flawless 5+0 like you did a couple of times.

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Easy now Ronnie, don't put to much pressure on the new programmer, he's only been with us a couple of hours. Give him to at least 11:00 AM

to pull off a flawless 5+0 like you did a couple of times.

But all I used was a "picker" I found layin around the house.

Lavender Rocket

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 Posted: July 20, 2012, 11:13 am - IP Logged

welcome to Lottery Post AlgorighmGuru.

Way back up in them dadgum hills, son!
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Welcome to Lottery Post AlgorithmGuru and best of luck to you.

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Easy now Ronnie, don't put to much pressure on the new programmer, he's only been with us a couple of hours. Give him to at least 11:00 AM

to pull off a flawless 5+0 like you did a couple of times.

Perhaps Al could give us a Worst Case Complexity scenario as an example??

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Welcome  AlgorithmGuru, glad to have another programmer around. Especially one with a lottery picker. I hope your lottery picker is better than the last programmer with a lottery picker, because his lottery picker never picked anything "better" than 4+1 playing 175,000 lines per draw. It was more like a "how to lose clinic" lottery picker. Just sayin, I how hope your lottery picker is "better" than his lottery picker. Lets see what you got. We are all waiting with great anticipation.

Really?  You're still whining about me?  (And twisting the truth, by the way.)  Get over this sick obsession you have with me.  It's incredibly pathetic.

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Perhaps Al could give us a Worst Case Complexity scenario as an example??

That would a helpful presentation from Al. It's been almost half a day now, I'm sure he's fired up and ready to rip up all the record books.

Winning makes me smile.
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 Posted: July 20, 2012, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

Hey forum members!  I'm new here and just wanted to get my feet wet and say hello to everybody.  I'm a math hobbyist, computer geek and in school for programming.  I've been working on designing a "lottery picker" tool for some time now and hope to finish at least a few different prototype methodologies in the near future.  Believe it or not, I didn't really know a site like this existed.  Silly me.  Of course it does!  :)  I look forward to reading about other people's methodoliges and ideas about successful prediction of lottery numbers.  Of course the mathematics of probability regarding independant events says it is impossible to predict with accuracy any future occurence based on preceding events (because of the inherent nature of the definition of - "independent" events), but I like the idea of tracking order in chaos.  And of course if successful, the potential windfall.  lol.  :)  I actually also had a question and instead of creating a-whole-nother thread for a simple question (a rookie one I'm going to assume at that) I'll just ask it now.  So I live in PA but I'm sure many states have similar pay tables based on the mathematics inherent of the system and projected odds.  So if someone plays a daily number to hit on a 50/50 bet (straight OR box) on the same ticket, and the number hits straight..... then what is the payout?  Is it the .50 cent straight PLUS the .50 cent box payout?  Or is it only the greater of the two (the straight hit)?  For instance a .50 cent straight hit in PA pays \$250 (for pick 3), and the box hit is \$80, is a 50/50 ticket that hits straight worth \$330 or \$250?  Thanks in advance for any help.  Glad to be here and I'm going to go nosing around now and see what kind of cool stuff everyone else is working on!

AG,

Welcome to the LP.  Anything you need or want to know about the draws is easy to find. Go to the quick links on the left, click on lottery results , the state, then payouts. You can also use results in the blue bar on top.  Or do a search, or just ask us!

We'll help ya!!!  Good Luck!!!

"You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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