|Posted: January 20, 2013, 12:09 pm - IP Logged|
I think butch2030 was trying to explain odds and chances aren't the same things. For example in 6 of 49 game your odds of matching 3 are 1:57 but your overall chances of matching 3 or better are 1:54, so your chances of matching 3 are better than your odds of matching 3.
You can test this by comparing the winning drawing with the previous 54 drawings of any 6/49 games for 10 drawings or more and you will average a match 3 or better the same number of times or more.
Another example is the Win 4 Life game. Odds of matching 4 of 6 = 1 : 555.11
This is a 6/42 game with a Free Ball. I do not take into the account the Free Ball, just the basic 6 numbers.
Number of drawings from 03/01/06 thru 01/16/13 is 720 drawings.
Number of drawings matching 4 of 6 of the same numbers, hitting more than once is 545 or 75.69% of the 720 total drawings. I was able to put these 545 drawings into 171 Groups of related combinations.
My contention is that history has a way of repeating. Based on past history, I have a 75% chance in this game that the next drawing will contain 4 out of 6 numbers that are in one of my 171 Groups. If this is true, then you have a 25% chance of matching 4 our of 6 numbers of the remaining combinations that are not in one of my Groups.
Basically, what I am giving you is the best 4 of 6 numbers combinations, which have come in the most often together, in this game. The pattern that I find, is that, if you have all six numbers in a given group; they will eventually all come together in a single drawing if they haven't already.
Bottom Line is that, each player can either take it or leave. The choice is theirs.
You can view all the combinations & patterns for this game at - - - https://www.box.com/shared/ftokpyyvft
Good Luck & Best Wishes To ALL....................................................