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Posted: May 7, 2013, 5:34 pm - IP Logged

I saw what it gave me..

I'm trying to buy happiness, and it's not working.

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    Posted: May 7, 2013, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

    It could happen...


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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      Posted: May 7, 2013, 7:10 pm - IP Logged

      It could happen...

      Yeah you never know.

      I remember making a comment about this drawing last year when it happened.

      http://www.usamega.com/mega-millions-drawing.asp?d=3/23/2012 

      I said that if I had gotten those numbers from a QP, I would have been pissed. Pissed right up until after the drawing where I would have been celebrating my 200+ million win. I mean look at those numbers lol.

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        Posted: May 7, 2013, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

        Yep, when you think about it, the numbers don't really matter. I call this, "the balls do not care" theory:

        The balls do not care,
        about which numbers are painted on them.

        The balls do not care,
        if they're adjacent or in sequence,
        that they're a product or sum, or occur with such frequence.

        The balls do not care,
        if they're one number off from you,
        that they're odd or even, high or low, or just way overdue.

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          Posted: May 7, 2013, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

          I understand. But to my knowledge all 5 drawn numbers have never been from the same group, correct? I'm not saying it can't happen. Just, that its unlikely.

          I'm trying to buy happiness, and it's not working.

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            Posted: May 7, 2013, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

            I understand. But to my knowledge all 5 drawn numbers have never been from the same group, correct? I'm not saying it can't happen. Just, that its unlikely.

            Same decade?

            I can't rightly say.

            Cuz I don't rightly know.


                                                         
                                 
                                                     

             

             

             

             

                                                                                                               

            "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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              Posted: May 7, 2013, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

              when it comes to jackpot games random is good

              Thegee

              hush!!!! money is speaking White Bounce

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                Posted: May 7, 2013, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

                I understand. But to my knowledge all 5 drawn numbers have never been from the same group, correct? I'm not saying it can't happen. Just, that its unlikely.

                Maybe not MM, but Powerball has:

                http://www.usamega.com/powerball-drawing.asp?d=1/19/2008

                But a "group" is just an artificial construct, caused by arabic numerals and a decimal number system. Take the same 59 balls and play the game in China with chinese characters instead, and the "group" goes away. Same with any lines drawn on playslips, grids, etc. The balls do not care.

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                  Posted: May 7, 2013, 11:34 pm - IP Logged

                  Maybe not MM, but Powerball has:

                  http://www.usamega.com/powerball-drawing.asp?d=1/19/2008

                  But a "group" is just an artificial construct, caused by arabic numerals and a decimal number system. Take the same 59 balls and play the game in China with chinese characters instead, and the "group" goes away. Same with any lines drawn on playslips, grids, etc. The balls do not care.

                  That's interesting. I guess I would never pick 5 numbers from the same decade.

                  I'm trying to buy happiness, and it's not working.

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                    Posted: May 7, 2013, 11:51 pm - IP Logged

                    I understand. But to my knowledge all 5 drawn numbers have never been from the same group, correct? I'm not saying it can't happen. Just, that its unlikely.

                    I agree.  Even though the odds of that set winning are just as likely as any other ... it just seems less likely that such a well grouped or even a sequential set would win.

                    Even at casinos, when I'm playing a game that requires "picking numbers", I never pick well-organized sets.

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                      Posted: May 8, 2013, 3:56 am - IP Logged

                      Somebody will play it.

                      I Love Pink & Green 1908

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                        Posted: May 8, 2013, 10:56 am - IP Logged

                        That's interesting. I guess I would never pick 5 numbers from the same decade.

                        Yeah, most people wouldn't. It's just food for thought, something fun to think about.

                        The numbers on the balls are just a way to identify them. You could just as easily put the faces of top celebrities or athletes on them and bouncing ball game would be the same, only that the perceived associations would change from numbers to people.

                        Would you pick: Woods, McIlroy, Scott, Rose, Donald. No those are the top 5 golfers in sequence, that would never come up, right?

                        Or: LeBron, D-Wade, Bosh, Chalmers, Haslem. That's unlikely the starters from one NBA team would all be chosen, right?

                        Hmmm...

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                          Posted: May 8, 2013, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

                          I saw what it gave me..

                          Mega Millions results  5/7;                                                                                             1-6-13-20-51  + 31

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                            Posted: May 8, 2013, 11:15 pm - IP Logged

                            Tonight's winning numbers:

                             

                            21-22-26-30-57  + 27

                            Across the complete set, there are 4 20's.

                            "Everything works  ONCE!"

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                              Posted: May 8, 2013, 11:28 pm - IP Logged

                              When the Texas Lottery first started, some guy got several QP on a ticket and two of the lines were identical.  There was an article about it w/ an interview of a college math professor who said the odds against that were the same as winning the lottery.  He went on to say that 1-2-3-4-5-6 had the same chances of winning as any other number.  My mind understands but my intuition prevents me from playing numbers in a row.  I don't even like it when one of the five numbers is the same as the multiplier ball, but I won a few bucks like that a few months back.