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# Do Some Number Combinations Have Better Odds? No All Combinations Have The Same Chances Of Winning.

Topic closed. 54 replies. Last post 4 years ago by LottoBoner.

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"How are going to get the 16 in three games with a gazillion possible combinations?"

Individual numbers and combinations are two different things.  Why don't you tell us that the actual odds of having the same number in 3 of 5 lines are?

Sorry KY,

I leave the odds calculations for more mathematicaly inclined people,

ie.  Stack, RJOh, SergeM.

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MC, LottoBoner is saying that the lady chose numbers 16 and 45 on the ticket. I know that it can be done, but it was not a partial quick pick man. It was a complete quick pick ticket from the machine.

I know that it can be done, but it was not a partial quick pick man.

How do you know?  Did the all seeing eye tell you?

You are stating this as if it is a proven fact.  It is not.

You are making an assumption.

Until Mcginnin picks up the phone to congratulate and to interview the winners, then we will never know for sure.

Until that day, I will stick to my biased opinion, as strongly as you will (and have now for a long time) stuck to yours.

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Sorry KY,

I leave the odds calculations for more mathematicaly inclined people,

ie.  Stack, RJOh, SergeM.

I can't speak for Stack and SergeM, but I'm no more mathematically inclined than the average high school student.

The problem is some folks are wasting time trying to make sense of BS written by those who have no basic understanding of math at all. Such threads are entertaining but not very educational.

If they are serious lottery players then the best thing they can do is just move on and not engage the writers of such crap. (some advice I'm guilty of not always following myself.)

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

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And the 5 and the 26.

There is no way a RNG calculated this.

This player choose some numbers and then let the computer do the rest.

But the 16 is key.

How are going to get the 16 in three games with a gazillion possible combinations???

how many smileys is there

Let it Snow

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468 (upside down) smileys up there, babe. Yeah, I like counting and paying close attention, especially when it makes money.

L.L.

Small games, frequent wins, and regular payouts 'cause.....

There are seven days in the week...'Someday' isn't one of them.

#lotto-4-a-living

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how many smileys is there

I counted 468 smileys

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468 (upside down) smileys up there, babe. Yeah, I like counting and paying close attention, especially when it makes money.

L.L.

Haha, we posted at the same time!

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Haha, we posted at the same time!

L.L.

Small games, frequent wins, and regular payouts 'cause.....

There are seven days in the week...'Someday' isn't one of them.

#lotto-4-a-living

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L.L.

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Take FL Cash 3 for example...

How often individual numbers come up (across 2860 draws):

 num 0 num 1 num 2 num 3 num 4 num 5 num 6 num 7 num 8 num 9 845 882 834 886 877 855 817 852 846 886

How often doubles occur (across 2860 draws):

 Double 0 Double 1 Double 2 Double 3 Double 4 Double 5 Double 6 Double 7 Double 8 Double 9 79 95 88 99 79 87 80 90 88 82

*Add it up and that's only 867 occurrences out of 2860 draws; 30%.

How often a number pairs with another (across 2860 draws):

 Num 0 Num 1 Num 2 Num 3 Num 4 Num 5 Num 6 Num 7 Num 8 Num 9 8 176 9 184 4 172 7 181 6 201 9 184 4 195 3 186 9 171 5 192 7 168 3 179 8 168 1 180 2 183 6 176 5 173 4 168 2 168 3 182 1 167 4 163 7 167 9 178 7 172 1 165 0 161 2 168 4 168 1 181 6 162 0 163 9 164 6 159 9 171 4 164 1 160 0 166 0 165 8 175 3 159 5 161 0 161 8 157 8 169 7 159 3 156 9 159 3 163 4 169 2 159 6 160 1 152 0 156 1 165 3 157 8 142 1 155 1 155 2 166 5 158 8 156 3 141 5 156 5 164 8 150 9 138 5 146 5 153 7 159 9 155 7 155 5 141 4 156 3 156 0 148 7 138 8 140 7 141 0 157 4 140 2 146 6 132 2 140 0 136 2 140 2 131 6 137 6 138 6 139

Sum range occurrences (across 2860 draws):

 0-2 3-5 6-8 9-11 12-14 15-17 18-20 21-30 24-27 32 122 306 535 661 575 400 172 57

The one I find most interesting is the sum range. Pair a few of those data sets and you get better odds playing 3-4-5 vs 0-0-0, in theory.

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how many smileys is there

I think maybe about a gazillion?

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I can't speak for Stack and SergeM, but I'm no more mathematically inclined than the average high school student.

The problem is some folks are wasting time trying to make sense of BS written by those who have no basic understanding of math at all. Such threads are entertaining but not very educational.

If they are serious lottery players then the best thing they can do is just move on and not engage the writers of such crap. (some advice I'm guilty of not always following myself.)

I can't speak for Stack and SergeM, but I'm no more mathematically inclined than the average high school student.

You are too modest RJ!

The problem is some folks are wasting time trying to make sense of BS written by those who have no basic understanding of math at all. Such threads are entertaining but not very educational.

If they are serious lottery players then the best thing they can do is just move on and not engage the writers of such crap. (some advice I'm guilty of not always following myself.)

You are absolutely correct RJoH.  Less Crap andMore Crunch!

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Eggs act Li

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I can't speak for Stack and SergeM, but I'm no more mathematically inclined than the average high school student.

The problem is some folks are wasting time trying to make sense of BS written by those who have no basic understanding of math at all. Such threads are entertaining but not very educational.

If they are serious lottery players then the best thing they can do is just move on and not engage the writers of such crap. (some advice I'm guilty of not always following myself.)

I WILL PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY TO AVOID THE LOTTERY INSANITY. IT IS OKAY TO DREAM.

PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY-IT IS OKAY TO DREAM!

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Sorry KY,

I leave the odds calculations for more mathematicaly inclined people,

ie.  Stack, RJOh, SergeM.

If you've got no idea what the odds of having the 16 repeat in 3 lines how can you possibly make a claim about whether or not it could happen randomly?

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