|Posted: July 4, 2013, 3:57 pm - IP Logged|
It is all about the odds... what's crazy it that 2,3,4,5,19 have the same odds as any other number combination to hit again tonight.
I struggle to wrap my mind around that probability.
Has anyone ever played the exact same winning numbers from the previous drawing the night/day before for the next upcoming drawing?
Does anybody know if that's ever happened for larger number sets (pick 5, 6, MM and PB)? I would imagine that it's more likely with Pick 3 and 4..
Yes, the odds of 2,3,4,5,19 being drawn tonight are the same as any other combination, 1 in 575,757.
But the odds of a sequential repeat depends on your gambling perspective. Let's say that an arbitrary pick 5 game has odds of around 1 in a million. If you choose one combo or the current combo, what are the odds that it will repeat on the next draw? About 1 in a trillion! But if you keep doing this over and over again on every draw, then the odds of hitting seeing a repeat come back down to 1 in million.
You can see this on pick 3 more easily. You will see a sequential repeat about once every 1000 draws. But if you select only one number or only one draw, the odds of a sequential repeat of that number you selected will be about 1 in a million.