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# The Power of Substitution

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San Angelo, Texas
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 Posted: February 5, 2013, 9:10 pm - IP Logged

Power of Substitution

A jackpot game workout strategy for poor folks.

I can't afford to play MegaMillions regularly. But when I do, I like to 'choose' my own combinations (self picks) using a variety of data I've collected and organized into a paper/pencil workout that I call "A Substitution Lottery System with Gap Strategy"

Being what is called a 'low income' person, there is one  important question:
How many dollars can I afford to lose?

A second question is what specific base structure will I use to guide my lottery number choices?

In other words, which of 62 partial decade  structures will I choose.

My evaluation of structure  tracking charts suggest the next winning combination will have

Evaluation of other tracking charts suggest the structure will have at least one B,  C,  E and  F. One

Given (from tracking charts)

P1P2             P3P4            P4P5
CE 14             ..  14          D. 19
AE 12            EF 66          DF34
DE 7             CF  12          DE 54
BC  91          D.  30           EF 74
AC  82         CD  36          F. 67
CD  42          C.  5             E. 58
BD  47          DE  43          .. 30
AB  216        F. 48            xxxx
xxxx            CE 19           xxxx
xxxx              E. 49          xxxx

(May not be 100% accurate!)

Based on workout experience, intuition, and other factors (see chart), I choose "BC" for P1P2.
If correct, then P3P4 has to begin with 'D, E, F or .'

I choose "EF"

Therefore, I'm betting that the decade structure for the next winning combination
will be "BCEF," also known as a '4-point structure.'

The method I use to choose specific lottery numbers follows the guidelines I've posted in the LP Systems Forum.
Too much data to repeat it  here.
I've decided to choose 2 digits for each decade.

B - 16 18
C - 25 26
E - 45 49
F - 50 52.

I can play these numbers according to decade structures or via an 8-digit wheel.

Structures (hand picked and balanced)

BCEFF - 16.25.45.50.52
BCEEF - 18.26.45.49.50
BCCEF - 16.25.26.45.52
BBCEF - 16.18.26.49.50
QP

Wheel (5 of 56 possible combinations)

16.18.25.26.45
16.18.26.45.50
16.25.26.45.52
18.26.45.49.50
16.45.49.50.52

It's said that about 70 percent of the jackpot winners won with a Quick Pick.
I have a dollar for one.

I may risk \$10, but chances are that I'll use the structure combinations.

Mega Balls

I have a workout whereby the 46 Mega Ball are divided into 3 groups containing 12 numbers
each, and one group with 10 numbers.
The specific numbers in each group are subject to  change after each drawing.

Based on my analysis, intuition, and other considerations, I've decided that the next Mega Ball will be in Group B - 9.3.15.42.38 .........
I'll used the first 4 for the structure combinations, and add 38 for the wheeled combinations.

There's a saying that applies to lottery play - 'know thyself'

I've never been particularly lucky, so I'm not too keyed up on winning the jackpot.
I'm more interested in the 5of5 for \$250,000, which my kids and grand kids will enjoy spending!

I'm not into odds, but, given my past record, there's a good chance I'll strike out.
But, it's always fun to try.

Good luck!

San Angelo, Texas
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 Posted: February 6, 2013, 10:14 am - IP Logged

Power of Substitution - Part 2.

Here are results of 020513 MegaMillions drawing, which was won in Michigan.

02.05.10.26.44 + 46 = AABCE+E = ABCE.

Only had one number - 26.

The MegaBall, 46, is the 10th of 12 numbers in my 'B' group. I chose the top 5.

An aside.

Had I been a member of a 6-member 'WORKING' pool, a 4-point structure
beginning with 'AB' might have been in the mix. There are six possibilities.
However, there is no way of knowing if the pool member responsible for Decade A
would have chosen lottery numbers 2 and 5.

I, as the one and only 'working' member of my pool, obviously misread the 'clues' and chose the wrong numbers for Decades B and E.

Will have to try and do better next time!!

What is a working pool?

This is a group of six dedicated lottery players who have individual responsibilities, such as being the Prime contributor for a specific Decade.

Using my workout, these members would evaluate the trends and clues and use their 'intuition' to choose numbers to play.

There would be a controller who would receive member inputs, form combinations and then
give each member five combinations to buy.

Six members, 30 combinations, \$5 each, \$30 total investment.

There is more to it, of course.

Texans have been playing the lottery since 1992.

There are no doubt numerous pools who members rely on Quick Picks.
I've tried to organize a 'working pool' in my town, without success.
I've considered a newspaper ad, but I couldn't handle the chaos!!

Folks here apparently have too much invested in what they are doing to consider a change.
Besides, actually doing some work is not a popular activity. It's best to contribute a dollar
and let someone else take care of business!

Good luck with the next drawing!

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 Posted: February 11, 2013, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

Power of Substitution - Part 2.

Here are results of 020513 MegaMillions drawing, which was won in Michigan.

02.05.10.26.44 + 46 = AABCE+E = ABCE.

Only had one number - 26.

The MegaBall, 46, is the 10th of 12 numbers in my 'B' group. I chose the top 5.

An aside.

Had I been a member of a 6-member 'WORKING' pool, a 4-point structure
beginning with 'AB' might have been in the mix. There are six possibilities.
However, there is no way of knowing if the pool member responsible for Decade A
would have chosen lottery numbers 2 and 5.

I, as the one and only 'working' member of my pool, obviously misread the 'clues' and chose the wrong numbers for Decades B and E.

Will have to try and do better next time!!

What is a working pool?

This is a group of six dedicated lottery players who have individual responsibilities, such as being the Prime contributor for a specific Decade.

Using my workout, these members would evaluate the trends and clues and use their 'intuition' to choose numbers to play.

There would be a controller who would receive member inputs, form combinations and then
give each member five combinations to buy.

Six members, 30 combinations, \$5 each, \$30 total investment.

There is more to it, of course.

Texans have been playing the lottery since 1992.

There are no doubt numerous pools who members rely on Quick Picks.
I've tried to organize a 'working pool' in my town, without success.
I've considered a newspaper ad, but I couldn't handle the chaos!!

Folks here apparently have too much invested in what they are doing to consider a change.
Besides, actually doing some work is not a popular activity. It's best to contribute a dollar
and let someone else take care of business!

Good luck with the next drawing!

"I've tried to organize a 'working pool' in my town, without success."

Once you win a jackpot, you won't have a problem organizing a 'working pool'.  Right now such efforts are likely seen as just a way for you to gamble with someone elses money.  Good luck with the next drawing.

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

San Angelo, Texas
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 Posted: February 13, 2013, 1:26 pm - IP Logged

"I've tried to organize a 'working pool' in my town, without success."

Once you win a jackpot, you won't have a problem organizing a 'working pool'.  Right now such efforts are likely seen as just a way for you to gamble with someone elses money.  Good luck with the next drawing.

RJOH

Sorry you think pool organizers are engaged in some kind of theft.

Folks who organize and participate in on-going pools usually share the expenses and the rewards.

I think I read one of your posts where you said you 'ran an office pool' but gave it up because it was too much work.

The 'dollar' crowds are the ones who are taking advantage. They are usually the first in line with their hands out when the
pool has a large enough win to pay dividends.

In my world, working pools are using whatever tools are available to construct sensible educated 'self picks.'
They wilingly share the cost and enjoyment that comes from winning via personal effort, not handouts.

I don't play that often. Thanks for your 'good luck' wishes.

Bobby

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RJOH

Sorry you think pool organizers are engaged in some kind of theft.

Folks who organize and participate in on-going pools usually share the expenses and the rewards.

I think I read one of your posts where you said you 'ran an office pool' but gave it up because it was too much work.

The 'dollar' crowds are the ones who are taking advantage. They are usually the first in line with their hands out when the
pool has a large enough win to pay dividends.

In my world, working pools are using whatever tools are available to construct sensible educated 'self picks.'
They wilingly share the cost and enjoyment that comes from winning via personal effort, not handouts.

I don't play that often. Thanks for your 'good luck' wishes.

Bobby

No I was in a few office pools before I retired and allowed one to use my software to pick the numbers.  I was asked to run one but I didn't want members of the pool dictating how I played on my own and confusing pool picks with my personal picks and so I turned down the request.

I enjoyed my experience in them but I always avoided any situations that could produce a lot of drama.

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

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No I was in a few office pools before I retired and allowed one to use my software to pick the numbers.  I was asked to run one but I didn't want members of the pool dictating how I played on my own and confusing pool picks with my personal picks and so I turned down the request.

I enjoyed my experience in them but I always avoided any situations that could produce a lot of drama.

Oph!  I once picked 500 lines for me and nine other co-workers to play but that was a one time deal and I didn't consider that to be like running a pool since I never did it again.

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

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RJOH

Sorry you think pool organizers are engaged in some kind of theft.

Folks who organize and participate in on-going pools usually share the expenses and the rewards.

I think I read one of your posts where you said you 'ran an office pool' but gave it up because it was too much work.

The 'dollar' crowds are the ones who are taking advantage. They are usually the first in line with their hands out when the
pool has a large enough win to pay dividends.

In my world, working pools are using whatever tools are available to construct sensible educated 'self picks.'
They wilingly share the cost and enjoyment that comes from winning via personal effort, not handouts.

I don't play that often. Thanks for your 'good luck' wishes.

Bobby

It's usually 'too much work' because you get laggards that you have to chase down to play, and then they decide to skip a game, or two, or three, and that throws off your working chart of games to pick.

On top of that, *IF* you win you will be sued by these laggards, guaranteed.

I would rather just know I have a static number of games to play every drawing, be it 2, or 5, or 8, more than that is a waste.

You learn quick who is ALWAYS in, and even if it is just 3-4 people, just do it with those 3-4 people and keep it quiet.

If someone else wants to start a pool, let them, there are thousands of pools, there are about ten different pools that I know of in my company, and the pool *I* run is the only one that wins money back a fair percentage of time. In four years I have won \$100  14 times for us. Yeah, it's still in the red, but who cares?

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I once created a deal that said pro rata payout, crumbs for me. Crumbs were the cents, payouts were integers only. I had a lot of work with it, finally I printed on the playslips. In the end it was too annoying, to get the cash I had to run from here to there, plus doing the games, the payouts ... .I found out that some people find that they are smart gamblers, and in fact they aren't at all. (...) Best put down the money for a year in advance. No running, no worrying, no rant, no whining ... no comments.

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I once created a deal that said pro rata payout, crumbs for me. Crumbs were the cents, payouts were integers only. I had a lot of work with it, finally I printed on the playslips. In the end it was too annoying, to get the cash I had to run from here to there, plus doing the games, the payouts ... .I found out that some people find that they are smart gamblers, and in fact they aren't at all. (...) Best put down the money for a year in advance. No running, no worrying, no rant, no whining ... no comments.

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