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Which Play is the Best Bet?

Powerball [ 9 ]  [24.32%]
Powerball with Powerplay [ 4 ]  [10.81%]
Megamillions [ 12 ]  [32.43%]
Megamillions with Megaplier [ 12 ]  [32.43%]
Total Valid Votes [ 37 ]  
Discarded Votes [ 7 ]  
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Jimbo

All that's needed is to dim a few variables, which I don't think you can figure out. This code

is very simple and took less than 1o minutes.  None of the interface code is included just the

important stuff, rng's and scores.   Get some help jimbo.  I will make a video and provide a link

for anyone who is stupid enough to believe the ramblings of this idiot.

'LPM = LOWEST PRIZE MATCH

LPM=2

NSET=39

PICKT=5


randomize timer
NCR = Factorial(NSET) / (Factorial(PICKT) * Factorial(NSET-PICKT)):
NCR$ = LTRIM$(STR$(NCR))
DP1=0
IF INSTR(NCR$, ".") > 0 THEN DP1=CINT(VAL(MID$(NCR$,INSTR(NCR$, "."), 10)))
IF INSTR(NCR$, ".") > 0 THEN NCR$=MID$(NCR$,1,(INSTR(NCR$, ".")-1))
NCR=VAL(NCR$) + DP1
LNCR=LEN(NCR$)

NEXTRAND:
'RIGHT SIDE RNG'S
QP1$=""
LEX1 = INT(RND*(NCR-1))+1
SET1$="": L1=NSET: LEXHI=(NCR-LEX1):PICK1 = PICKT
NEXTQP1:
NC1 = Factorial(L1) / (Factorial(PICK1) * Factorial(L1 - PICK1)):
NC1$ = LTRIM$(STR$(NC1))
DP1=0
IF INSTR(NC1$, ".") > 0 THEN DP1=CINT(VAL(MID$(NC1$,INSTR(NC1$, "."), 10)))
IF INSTR(NC1$, ".") > 0 THEN NC1$=MID$(NC1$,1,(INSTR(NC1$, ".")-1))
NC1=VAL(NC1$) + DP1
DO UNTIL NC1 <= LEXHI
L1 = L1 - 1: IF L1 <= (PICK1-1) THEN EXIT DO
NC1 = Factorial(L1) / (Factorial(PICK1) * Factorial(L1 - PICK1)):
NC1$ = LTRIM$(STR$(NC1))
DP1=0
IF INSTR(NC1$, ".") > 0 THEN DP1=CINT(VAL(MID$(NC1$,INSTR(NC1$, "."), 10)))
IF INSTR(NC1$, ".") > 0 THEN NC1$=MID$(NC1$,1,(INSTR(NC1$, ".")-1))
NC1=VAL(NC1$) + DP1
LOOP
IF (NSET - L1) < 10 THEN SET1$ = SET1$ + "0" + LTRIM$(STR$(NSET - L1)) + " "
IF (NSET - L1) > 9 THEN SET1$ = SET1$ + LTRIM$(STR$(NSET - L1)) + " "
LEXHI = LEXHI - NC1: PICK1 = PICK1 - 1
IF PICK1 > 0 THEN GOTO NEXTQP1
QP1$=SET1$

RANQP2:
QP2$=""
DO WHILE LEN(QP2$) < (PICKT*3)
L1 = RAND(1,NSET)
IF L1 < 10 THEN L1$ = "0" + LTRIM$(RTRIM$(STR$(L1))) ELSE L1$ = LTRIM$(RTRIM$(STR$(L1)))
IF INSTR(QP2$, L1$) < 1 THEN QP2$=QP2$+L1$+" "
LOOP

'LEFT SIDE RNG'S
QP3$=""
LEX1 = INT(RND*(NCR-1))+1
SET1$="": L1=NSET: LEXHI=(NCR-LEX1):PICK1 = PICKT
NEXTQP2:
NC1 = Factorial(L1) / (Factorial(PICK1) * Factorial(L1 - PICK1)):
NC1$ = LTRIM$(STR$(NC1))
DP1=0
IF INSTR(NC1$, ".") > 0 THEN DP1=CINT(VAL(MID$(NC1$,INSTR(NC1$, "."), 10)))
IF INSTR(NC1$, ".") > 0 THEN NC1$=MID$(NC1$,1,(INSTR(NC1$, ".")-1))
NC1=VAL(NC1$) + DP1
DO UNTIL NC1 <= LEXHI
L1 = L1 - 1: IF L1 <= (PICK1-1) THEN EXIT DO
NC1 = Factorial(L1) / (Factorial(PICK1) * Factorial(L1 - PICK1)):
NC1$ = LTRIM$(STR$(NC1))
DP1=0
IF INSTR(NC1$, ".") > 0 THEN DP1=CINT(VAL(MID$(NC1$,INSTR(NC1$, "."), 10)))
IF INSTR(NC1$, ".") > 0 THEN NC1$=MID$(NC1$,1,(INSTR(NC1$, ".")-1))
NC1=VAL(NC1$) + DP1
LOOP
IF (NSET - L1) < 10 THEN SET1$ = SET1$ + "0" + LTRIM$(STR$(NSET - L1)) + " "
IF (NSET - L1) > 9 THEN SET1$ = SET1$ + LTRIM$(STR$(NSET - L1)) + " "
LEXHI = LEXHI - NC1: PICK1 = PICK1 - 1
IF PICK1 > 0 THEN GOTO NEXTQP2
QP3$=SET1$
FLTQP2:

QP4$=""
DO WHILE LEN(QP4$) < (PICKT*3)
L1 = RAND(1,NSET)
IF L1 < 10 THEN L1$ = "0" + LTRIM$(RTRIM$(STR$(L1))) ELSE L1$ = LTRIM$(RTRIM$(STR$(L1)))
IF INSTR(QP4$, L1$) < 1 THEN QP4$=QP4$+L1$+" "
LOOP


IF PICKT >= 1 THEN N1$=MID$(QP1$, 1, 2)
IF PICKT >= 2 THEN N2$=MID$(QP1$, 4, 2)
IF PICKT >= 3 THEN N3$=MID$(QP1$, 7, 2)
IF PICKT >= 4 THEN N4$=MID$(QP1$,10, 2)
IF PICKT >= 5 THEN N5$=MID$(QP1$,13, 2)
IF PICKT >= 6 THEN N6$=MID$(QP1$,16, 2)
H0=0
IF PICKT >= 1 AND INSTR(QP2$, N1$) >0 THEN H0=H0+1
IF PICKT >= 2 AND INSTR(QP2$, N2$) >0 THEN H0=H0+1
IF PICKT >= 3 AND INSTR(QP2$, N3$) >0 THEN H0=H0+1
IF PICKT >= 4 AND INSTR(QP2$, N4$) >0 THEN H0=H0+1
IF PICKT >= 5 AND INSTR(QP2$, N5$) >0 THEN H0=H0+1
IF PICKT >= 6 AND INSTR(QP2$, N6$) >0 THEN H0=H0+1
IF H0=0 THEN M0=M0+1
IF H0=1 THEN M1=M1+1
IF H0=2 THEN M2=M2+1
IF H0=3 THEN M3=M3+1
IF H0=4 THEN M4=M4+1
IF H0=5 THEN M5=M5+1
IF H0=6 THEN M6=M6+1
IF PICKT = 4 THEN _printstring(144, 163), MID$(QP2$, 1, 2)
IF PICKT = 4 THEN _printstring(184, 163), MID$(QP2$, 4, 2)
IF PICKT = 4 THEN _printstring(224, 163), MID$(QP2$, 7, 2)
IF PICKT = 4 THEN _printstring(264, 163), MID$(QP2$,10, 2)
IF PICKT = 5 THEN _printstring(124, 163), MID$(QP2$, 1, 2)
IF PICKT = 5 THEN _printstring(164, 163), MID$(QP2$, 4, 2)
IF PICKT = 5 THEN _printstring(204, 163), MID$(QP2$, 7, 2)
IF PICKT = 5 THEN _printstring(244, 163), MID$(QP2$,10, 2)
IF PICKT = 5 THEN _printstring(284, 163), MID$(QP2$,13, 2)
IF PICKT = 6 THEN _printstring(104, 163), MID$(QP2$, 1, 2)
IF PICKT = 6 THEN _printstring(144, 163), MID$(QP2$, 4, 2)
IF PICKT = 6 THEN _printstring(184, 163), MID$(QP2$, 7, 2)
IF PICKT = 6 THEN _printstring(224, 163), MID$(QP2$,10, 2)
IF PICKT = 6 THEN _printstring(264, 163), MID$(QP2$,13, 2)
IF PICKT = 6 THEN _printstring(304, 163), MID$(QP2$,16, 2)
IF PICKT >= 0 THEN _PRINTSTRING (284, 229),LTRIM$(STR$(M0))
IF PICKT >= 1 THEN _PRINTSTRING (284, 249),LTRIM$(STR$(M1))
IF PICKT >= 2 THEN _PRINTSTRING (284, 269),LTRIM$(STR$(M2))
IF PICKT >= 3 THEN _PRINTSTRING (284, 289),LTRIM$(STR$(M3))
IF PICKT >= 4 THEN _PRINTSTRING (284, 309),LTRIM$(STR$(M4))
IF PICKT >= 5 THEN _PRINTSTRING (284, 329),LTRIM$(STR$(M5))
IF PICKT >= 6 THEN _PRINTSTRING (284, 349),LTRIM$(STR$(M6))
IF H0 >= LPM THEN HIT1=HIT1+1
COUNT1=COUNT1+1
_PRINTSTRING (42 ,389), LTRIM$(RTRIM$(STR$(COUNT1)))
_PRINTSTRING (283,389), LTRIM$(RTRIM$(STR$(HIT1)))


'SIMULATOR #2
IF PICKT >= 1 THEN N1$=MID$(QP3$, 1, 2)
IF PICKT >= 2 THEN N2$=MID$(QP3$, 4, 2)
IF PICKT >= 3 THEN N3$=MID$(QP3$, 7, 2)
IF PICKT >= 4 THEN N4$=MID$(QP3$,10, 2)
IF PICKT >= 5 THEN N5$=MID$(QP3$,13, 2)
IF PICKT >= 6 THEN N6$=MID$(QP3$,16, 2)
H0=0
IF PICKT >= 1 AND INSTR(QP4$, N1$) >0 THEN H0=H0+1
IF PICKT >= 2 AND INSTR(QP4$, N2$) >0 THEN H0=H0+1
IF PICKT >= 3 AND INSTR(QP4$, N3$) >0 THEN H0=H0+1
IF PICKT >= 4 AND INSTR(QP4$, N4$) >0 THEN H0=H0+1
IF PICKT >= 5 AND INSTR(QP4$, N5$) >0 THEN H0=H0+1
IF PICKT >= 6 AND INSTR(QP4$, N6$) >0 THEN H0=H0+1
IF H0=0 THEN Z0=Z0+1
IF H0=1 THEN Z1=Z1+1
IF H0=2 THEN Z2=Z2+1
IF H0=3 THEN Z3=Z3+1
IF H0=4 THEN Z4=Z4+1
IF H0=5 THEN Z5=Z5+1
IF H0=6 THEN Z6=Z6+1
IF PICKT >= 0 THEN _PRINTSTRING (650, 229),LTRIM$(STR$(Z0))
IF PICKT >= 1 THEN _PRINTSTRING (650, 249),LTRIM$(STR$(Z1))
IF PICKT >= 2 THEN _PRINTSTRING (650, 269),LTRIM$(STR$(Z2))
IF PICKT >= 3 THEN _PRINTSTRING (650, 289),LTRIM$(STR$(Z3))
IF PICKT >= 4 THEN _PRINTSTRING (650, 309),LTRIM$(STR$(Z4))
IF PICKT >= 5 THEN _PRINTSTRING (650, 329),LTRIM$(STR$(Z5))
IF PICKT >= 6 THEN _PRINTSTRING (650, 349),LTRIM$(STR$(Z6))
IF H0 >= LPM THEN HIT2=HIT2+1
COUNT2=COUNT2+1
_PRINTSTRING (406,389), LTRIM$(RTRIM$(STR$(COUNT2)))
_PRINTSTRING (649,389), LTRIM$(RTRIM$(STR$(HIT2)))
GOTO NEXTRAND

FUNCTION Factorial# (n AS DOUBLE)
CONST maxNToCache = 99
STATIC resultCache() AS DOUBLE
STATIC FIRSTCALL AS INTEGER
IF firstCall = 0 THEN
firstCall = -1
REDIM resultCache(maxNToCache) AS DOUBLE
resultCache(0) = 1
resultCache(1) = 1
resultCache(2) = 2
END IF
IF n <= maxNToCache THEN
IF resultCache(n) <> 0 THEN
Factorial = resultCache(n)
EXIT FUNCTION
END IF
END IF
resultCache(n) = INT(n) * Factorial(INT(n) - 1)
Factorial = resultCache(n)
END FUNCTION

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I will consider the opinion that my winnings are a product of chance if you are willing to consider

they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

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    Program in action video download link. You will have to copy and paste it to your address bar.

     

    https://app.box.com/s/2ptiyxr2ayn0b4ifg668

    Working on my Ph.D.  "University of hard Knocks"

    I will consider the opinion that my winnings are a product of chance if you are willing to consider

    they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

    USAF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Base_Engineer_Emergency_Force

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      Jimbo

      I hear laughing but only after I read you post.

      You wrote

      "Does it seem a little odd to you that [2,8,15,24,32] wins Jackpots way beyond expected in multiple runs while the small variations in the lower tier prizes clearly indicate [there was an attempt to make it appear] there were different RNG seeds?" 

      Same seeds moron, take a look at the code. If you do a little math you will see that My horse hit perty close to what would be expected while yours, well not so good.  Lower tier prizes are not affected at all, how stupid can you get.

      Another quote

      "If you believe him, you should be out buying all the tickets you can afford with these numbers on them!  These screen shots are like evidence that’s been tampered with at a murder scene, where the tip-off is the attempt to make it appear the victim was fully clothed is botched by putting their shoes on the wrong feet!"

      Another Out-right lie by jimbo.

       

      Every notice that that when jimbo's ego is on the line there is no level to which he won't stoop.  Based on jimbo's

      own remarks he was enlightened a few years back when he found out that he was doing it all wrong.  He somehow

      now feels the need, or rather is forced to feed his ego daily by putting someone down.  He is a trash talking fraud.

       

      Here is my personal analysis based on his postings.

      Education level = average

      Interest  =  philosophy

      Vocabulary = limited, adds a new word every now and then, then uses it extensively.

      Math skills =  average, limited to very narrow subject matter.

      Programming skills = None

      Friends = None

      Age= over the hill

      All of this screams -------> Egomaniac

      RL

      Working on my Ph.D.  "University of hard Knocks"

      I will consider the opinion that my winnings are a product of chance if you are willing to consider

      they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

      USAF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Base_Engineer_Emergency_Force

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        Let's take a look at some of bozo's claims, latest run.

        sim6

        Here we have the last simulation I ran, I also made a video of the entire simulation if anyone is interested.

        We see that my horse hit 4x more than bozo's horse.  Bozo claims that I am tinkering with the evidence

        and his proof is the lower level prizes.  He also claims that anyone who believes this simulation should go

        out and but thousands of tickets with these numbers.  Let's address the latter first.  In the 5,761, 941 my

        set hit 28 times so to get the average we divide the total simulations by the number of match 5 prizes.

        5,761,941/28=205,783.6.  Lets say that by thousands he means at least 2,000 so he thinks that buying

        2000 tickets * 205783.6 games spending $411,567,200 is a good deal.  Let's check the math.  The average

        SM-5 JP is around $142,000 so when we hit we will have 2000 tickets worth $71.00 ea,  $142,000/2000 = 71.   

        If everyone reading this played those same numbers then you might win a few cents.

         

        Now back to first claim that my numbers hit way beyond the expected, not so.  We see by the above figures

        that my horse hits on average of about once every 206,000 games.  There are only 575,575 lines in the entire

        matrix so for a set to hit 2 or maybe 3 times within 575757 games is well within the expected.  I have seen it

        happen in lesser drawings but many times within the simulation there was close to a million between hits. 

         

        Maybe, just maybe what I have been saying all along has something to do with it.  Remember the sets with

        less than 5 or more than 6 digits only make up 25% of the matrix.  And the 5/6 digit sets make up 75%, bozo has

        also agreed that the drawings follow the population and distribution of the matrix so in a simulation the

        sets should also do the same.  The reason that I ran over five million simulations is because only a small advantage

        is gained within a single drawing but in 5 million plus it becomes clear.   In the video I made bozo's horse took a early

        of 3 to 1 but I was not concerned because I knew my horse would win the race by around 3 to 1.   Bpzo can quote all

        the works of others he wants to but I doubt that they have done their research either. 

         

        Both RNG's used have the exact same chances of matching the static sets in play, no bias whatsoever and are perfect

        for what I have shown here. 

         

        RL

        Working on my Ph.D.  "University of hard Knocks"

        I will consider the opinion that my winnings are a product of chance if you are willing to consider

        they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

        USAF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Base_Engineer_Emergency_Force

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          RL-RANDOMLOGIC,

          Your String Manipulation Program above is a Joke, right?

          Unfortunately, the majority of those who can see what this "program" is, and is not, are not wasting their time at this web site like I am, so I can't expect any support from them.  To say that your program is NOT "transparent" is a huge understatement.  How do you debug code written in this way?

          Your last post (immediately above) contains more true statements than your last 10 combined, but none of them prove that sets containing 6 digits are more likely to be drawn than sets containing only 2.  The Randomness of the Draw can account for everything you've posted, no matter how EXTREMELY UNLIKELY it might be.  However, since it is so unlikely, I think it is better explained in my next paragraph...

          At best, you're running this monstrosity who knows how many times until you get the outliers that fit your agenda, OR, at worst, the multitude of conditional statements therein, which I refuse to trace, are producing your desired results.  It's true that lottery simulations are simple programs.  I'm afraid your programming style, such as it may be,  makes it appear otherwise.  You wrote it in 10 minutes?  Did you know that in BASIC, random numbers from 1 to 39 are more efficiently compared and moved around as Integers, rather than using INSTR?

          Who are you trying to kid?

          No, I won't be downloading files created on your computer to any of mine.  I'm not stupid, as you would like to believe.  You really should go to college and major in Actuarial Mathematics; perhaps your spiteful anti-intellectualism could be scaled down with the exposure you would receive.

          ---------------------------------------

          Those Who Want to know the TRUTH,

          The Pick-3 game has 10 possible draws where each contains 1 unique digit, 270 containing 2 digits, and 720 with 3.  RL-RANDOMLOGIC's theory is that since the lottery will draw more numbers containing 3 digits, you should bet on them.

          Go to:

          http://www.palottery.state.pa.us/Games/Has-My-Number-Ever-Won.aspx?id=2

          Be sure to UNcheck the Box Hits option, this exercise applies to Straight bets only.  Then type in numbers from the 3 groups above and see if there is any significant difference in how often they've hit over 35 years.  When you're convinced it doesn't matter which group you select your Straight bets from, ask yourself, "Why would Jimmy's 'Horse,' [1,2,11,12,21] perform so poorly in RL's 'simulation' when compared to his [2,8,15,24,32] ?"  If he's right that it's because his favorite contains 6 digits and mine only contains 2, why then doesn't the 35 years of data at the PA Lottery support his theory?

          --Jimmy4164
          P.S.  I'm about ready to give this up as a lost cause.  A little feedback from the many viewers here would be helpful.

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            Which monstrosity are you talking about.

            #1   LEX1 = INT(RND*(NCR-1))+1

            or 

            #2  L1 = RAND(1,NSET)

             

            These two lines repersent the RNG's in the code above, as I thought you don't know your ass

            from a hole in the ground.   You never even asked about the rand function that is not even shown.

            What a idiot.

            RL

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            I will consider the opinion that my winnings are a product of chance if you are willing to consider

            they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

            USAF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Base_Engineer_Emergency_Force

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              Bozo jim

              Which monstrosity are you referring to. 

              #1  LEX1 = INT(RND*(NCR-1))+1

              or

              #2  L1 = RAND(1,NSET)

              You did not even mention the missing RAND function for the second RNG.  You just told me

              everything I wanted to know.  You don't know beans about programming do you?  As for the

              form, it was not my intention to make it easy for you.  Your comments above are so far off that

              it's laughable.

              RL

              Working on my Ph.D.  "University of hard Knocks"

              I will consider the opinion that my winnings are a product of chance if you are willing to consider

              they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

              USAF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Base_Engineer_Emergency_Force

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                Ever notice how jimbo runs back to pick-3 to prove his point even though no one but him has

                mentioned pick-3.  The reason is that he knows that each position in a pick-3 or pick-4 single

                digit game has a equal number of digits that can show in each position.  The JP  games are a little 

                different.  The data below is for the digit 3 in my 5-39.

                digit calculator

                We can see by the above calculator that digit 3 is best played as either the right-hand digit in position 1 or

                as the decade digit in the fifth position.  I am not talking rocket science here but it's good to know where to

                place digits and how often they are likely to show.

                Also bozo would like you to believe that I said that by playing digits you are sure to win.  I don't know where

                he comes up with some of his claims, oh wait, I do know, he pulls them out of the air.  I post my stuff and bozo

                post the works of others, hmmmmm.  I have said many times that we can play smarter but his response would

                be "No you can't"   Now he seems to be begging for someone other than me to ask some question so he can

                show you the error of your ways.  To answer the topic of this thread, I would say that I play whichever game I

                want to play.  Who cares anyway?

                RL

                Working on my Ph.D.  "University of hard Knocks"

                I will consider the opinion that my winnings are a product of chance if you are willing to consider

                they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

                USAF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Base_Engineer_Emergency_Force

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                  RL-RANDOMLOGIC,

                  “We can see by the above calculator that digit 3 is best played as either the right-hand digit in position 1 or as the decade digit in the fifth position. I am not talking rocket science here but it's good to know where to place digits and how often they are likely to show…”

                  Uh-Huh...

                  In one of my very first posts here I said that you can control the "distribution" of your winnings by choosing certain betting patterns.  You always conveniently forget that post, probably because I also pointed out that you can't increase your long term winnings.  Have you come up with $2100 yet to guarantee your Jackpot win as you claimed earlier in this thread?  I think this is another statement you wish you hadn't made.  As for your remarks about my programming abilities and experience, of which you have no knowledge, other than what you are erroneously concluding from my remarks on your convoluted code, all you manage to do is make yourself look more foolish.

                  I hope you wear something to protect your head.

                  --Jimmy4164

                  "Betting systems votaries are spiritually akin to the proponents of perpetual motion
                  machines, butting their heads against the Second Law of Thermodynamics."
                  The Theory of Gambling and Statistical Logic by Richard Arnold Epstein

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                    "To answer the topic of this thread, I would say that I play whichever game I

                    want to play.  Who cares anyway?" RL

                    Righto! I play any game I want, whenever I want! Jim bozo and his ilk have no right to tell me how the odds are astronomical or how I will never win the jackpot blah blah blah...Jim bozo you need to stop raining on our parade dude! Your 15 minutes of fame is over! RL, don't waste your time explaining anything to this psycho, I am sure he will disappear into whatever hole he'd crawled out of! This guy is the worst ignoramus and hipocrite there is. He likes to use big words and talk nonsense like Dr san and Dr miracle! Half the time the stuff they write is so boring and unintellegible, I fall asleep before I finish reading the first sentence. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

                     

                    I will bet you if this dude knew even a fraction of the codes you write for your software, he will probably act like he owns lottery post and lord over us! I say ignore !@#$$#@!, he will go away! Geez! 

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                      Powerballs..

                      http://www.lotterypost.com/thread/233413    Sun Smiley Popular numbers

                      12345

                      67890

                      Use Mirror #'s Use prs. with your  Key* numbers the most Vivid thing in your dream go up or down on #'s.  Flip  6=9 `9=6  Bullseyes  0 or 1 for Pick 4 and the P. 5  Play the other part of doubles.  Do the Whole nine yards for a P. 4* P. 5*  or 0 thur 9  for P. 4  P. 5 from my dreams or hunches good Luck.. Write your Dreams down Play for 3 days.  Good Luck All.

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                        Posted: April 11, 2014, 7:18 am - IP Logged

                        bozo says

                        "I think this is another statement you wish you hadn't made."

                        Nope, it's right on track with what  I have been saying this all along.

                         

                        And again

                        As for your remarks about my programming abilities and experience.

                        My comments are dead on.

                         

                        clear variable
                        QP1$="" 

                        'Loop until 5 different numbers are generated
                        DO WHILE LEN(QP1$) < (PICKT*3)   

                        'RNG code randomly select a number from 1 to 39
                        L1 = RAND(1,NSET)   

                        Pad single digit numbers with (0)
                        IF L1 < 10 THEN L1$ = "0" + LTRIM$(RTRIM$(STR$(L1))) ELSE L1$ = LTRIM$(RTRIM$(STR$(L1)))

                        'Check for duplicates before adding it to the string
                        IF INSTR(QP1$, L1$) < 1 THEN QP1$=QP1$+L1$+" "

                        'Next loop
                        LOOP

                        Your comment about Using integers instead of a string and the the instr
                        command is NUTS!!! 

                        Show me how you would check for for duplicate numbers using integers.
                        You keep speaking of convoluted code, Let's see your version of a lexi
                        to set converter that can convert a 13 digit lexie. 9,999,999,999,999

                        The code was compacted before posting and I also added a -1 in the first
                        and third RNG that you never mentioned. LEX1 = INT(RND*(NCR-1))+1,
                        The Correct code is --> LEX1=INT(RND*NCR)+1
                             
                        Is this better?????????????????????????????

                        QP1$="" 
                        DO WHILE LEN(QP1$) < (PICKT*3)
                        L1 = RAND(1,NSET)   
                                 IF L1 < 10 THEN L1$ = "0" + LTRIM$(RTRIM$(STR$(L1))) ELSE L1$ = LTRIM$(RTRIM$(STR$(L1)))
                                 IF INSTR(QP1$, L1$) < 1 THEN QP1$=QP1$+L1$+" "
                        LOOP

                        RL

                        Working on my Ph.D.  "University of hard Knocks"

                        I will consider the opinion that my winnings are a product of chance if you are willing to consider

                        they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

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                          Posted: April 11, 2014, 7:53 am - IP Logged

                          P.S.

                          This convoluted code can generate 3,000 combinations per second on a single core machine.

                          If I don't print to screen every cycle then this number goes up to maybe 6 to 10 thousand.

                           

                          RL

                          Working on my Ph.D.  "University of hard Knocks"

                          I will consider the opinion that my winnings are a product of chance if you are willing to consider

                          they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

                          USAF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Base_Engineer_Emergency_Force

                            US Flag Trump / 2016 & 2020  

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                            Posted: April 11, 2014, 7:58 am - IP Logged

                            marcie

                            I been reading the post you linked to for awhile now, Interesting.

                            RL

                            Working on my Ph.D.  "University of hard Knocks"

                            I will consider the opinion that my winnings are a product of chance if you are willing to consider

                            they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

                            USAF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Base_Engineer_Emergency_Force

                              US Flag Trump / 2016 & 2020  

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                              Posted: April 11, 2014, 8:21 am - IP Logged

                              adulane62

                              Good to hear from you, why bozo feels the need to educate us is beyond me. 

                              Ego trip I guess, must be an addiction he can't break.  I know the math, I have

                              ran the numbers but jimbo just can't get it through his thick skull that I will use

                              whatever I want to use when playing the lottery.  Jimbo want's to save everyone

                              here from my stupidity and ban the playing of digits.  Maybe some day someone will

                              choke or even die from digit selections but until then I will consider them safe.

                              RL

                              Working on my Ph.D.  "University of hard Knocks"

                              I will consider the opinion that my winnings are a product of chance if you are willing to consider

                              they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

                              USAF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Base_Engineer_Emergency_Force

                                US Flag Trump / 2016 & 2020  

                                 
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