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Why is the Ohio Classic Lotto so difficult to win?

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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: April 24, 2014, 8:37 am - IP Logged

Winning combination 35-39-40-41-44-47 was completely out of the box and was only the third time that a winning combination didn't have any birthday numbers(1-31),  that's the reason Ohio Classic Lotto is so difficult to win.

If you want to win then play combinations completely out of the box.  Now the secret of winning OCL is out of the box too.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Unless you were lucky to win the current OCL jackpot of $68 million and netting about $19 million after ALL taxes are deducted, forget about living off the interest of a smaller OCL jackpot as it starts as a $1 million annuity which would offer a cash option of about $300k after taxes.

    Interest on the $19 million at today's rate would bring you about $80k per year. Interest on the starting jackpot cash option of $300k would support your lifestyle with about $120 in interest per month...not exactly enough to retire on.

    The cash option on the curent JP is 34 mill, I didn't know they even take more taxs after that. Yea, a million aint worth nothing nowadays. I thought you would make more intrest on that much money. Though I suppose its how you invest it, you could possibly earn up to 100k or more if you get a good intrest rate. Though in todays market I doubt getting anything above 1.5 would be easy. I could live on 80k easy, I live with way less than that now lolJester

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      Posted: April 24, 2014, 8:40 am - IP Logged

      Thats what I've been doing lol but it keeps throwing curve balls. 1-2-3-4-5-6 might as well come out.

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        Posted: April 24, 2014, 8:50 am - IP Logged

        Thats what I've been doing lol but it keeps throwing curve balls. 1-2-3-4-5-6 might as well come out.

        That could happen but that being the most popular combination played in six digit games you probably would be sharing the jackpot with fifty other winners if it ever came up.  When you compare how it has done in past drawings it has matched three 19 times and matched four once which is as well as most combinations that haven't won yet.

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          Posted: April 24, 2014, 8:56 am - IP Logged

          The cash option on the curent JP is 34 mill, I didn't know they even take more taxs after that. Yea, a million aint worth nothing nowadays. I thought you would make more intrest on that much money. Though I suppose its how you invest it, you could possibly earn up to 100k or more if you get a good intrest rate. Though in todays market I doubt getting anything above 1.5 would be easy. I could live on 80k easy, I live with way less than that now lolJester

          The cash option is the real value of the prize before taxes.  The advertised jackpot is the amount that a 30 year annuity would payout if that cash was invested in one.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: April 24, 2014, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

            Winning combination 35-39-40-41-44-47 was completely out of the box and was only the third time that a winning combination didn't have any birthday numbers(1-31),  that's the reason Ohio Classic Lotto is so difficult to win.

            If you want to win then play combinations completely out of the box.  Now the secret of winning OCL is out of the box too.

            "...only the third time that a winning combination didn't have any birthday numbers..."

             

            Exactly.

            As we can clearly see now, everything is coming into alignment.

            Expect more anomalies.

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              Posted: April 24, 2014, 12:25 pm - IP Logged

              "...only the third time that a winning combination didn't have any birthday numbers..."

               

              Exactly.

              As we can clearly see now, everything is coming into alignment.

              Expect more anomalies.

              Random is random. It takes 1 combination to win it all, but you can always buy more than 1.

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                Posted: April 24, 2014, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

                Winning combination 35-39-40-41-44-47 was completely out of the box and was only the third time that a winning combination didn't have any birthday numbers(1-31),  that's the reason Ohio Classic Lotto is so difficult to win.

                If you want to win then play combinations completely out of the box.  Now the secret of winning OCL is out of the box too.

                They added another $300,000 to the jackpot so the ticket sales weren't much more than that. Considering the sales, it's less than a 50% chance someone would purchase the correct birthday numbers even if every OCL player only played numbers under 32.

                Maybe one of these drawings Ohio players will buy enough tickets where there is a reasonable chance of a winning ticket.

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                  Posted: April 24, 2014, 6:00 pm - IP Logged

                  They added another $300,000 to the jackpot so the ticket sales weren't much more than that. Considering the sales, it's less than a 50% chance someone would purchase the correct birthday numbers even if every OCL player only played numbers under 32.

                  Maybe one of these drawings Ohio players will buy enough tickets where there is a reasonable chance of a winning ticket.

                  There's always a reasonable chance of a winning ticket, someone just has to play the right combination.  I'll be doing my share toward that goal this Saturday by doubling the number of lines I play to 20. 

                  I'll be picking combinations I wouldn't normally play trying to stay out side the box.  Combinations I've rejected in previous drawings usually have never done better than a match 3 however there was a match 5 on my reject list a couple of months ago.

                   * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                     
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                    They added another $300,000 to the jackpot so the ticket sales weren't much more than that. Considering the sales, it's less than a 50% chance someone would purchase the correct birthday numbers even if every OCL player only played numbers under 32.

                    Maybe one of these drawings Ohio players will buy enough tickets where there is a reasonable chance of a winning ticket.

                    Is winning the lottery a numbers game?

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                      Posted: April 24, 2014, 6:03 pm - IP Logged

                      There's always a reasonable chance of a winning ticket, someone just has to play the right combination.  I'll be doing my share toward that goal this Saturday by doubling the number of lines I play to 20. 

                      I'll be picking combinations I wouldn't normally play trying to stay out side the box.  Combinations I've rejected in previous drawings usually have never done better than a match 3 however there was a match 5 on my reject list a couple of months ago.

                      Play previous drawings winning combinations.LOL

                      Seriously. Buy partial quick picks.

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                        Posted: April 24, 2014, 6:05 pm - IP Logged

                        Thats what I've been doing lol but it keeps throwing curve balls. 1-2-3-4-5-6 might as well come out.

                        You are a true lottery player. You believe in randomness by playing 1-2-3-4-5 and 6.

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                          Posted: April 24, 2014, 7:04 pm - IP Logged

                          Play previous drawings winning combinations.LOL

                          Seriously. Buy partial quick picks.

                          No winning OCL combination has ever repeated so previous winning combinations should be avoided, you'll be a day late and a dollar short.

                          Buying quick picks is fine if you have no strategy to pick particular numbers or to avoid repeating smaller combinations.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: April 24, 2014, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

                            No winning OCL combination has ever repeated so previous winning combinations should be avoided, you'll be a day late and a dollar short.

                            Buying quick picks is fine if you have no strategy to pick particular numbers or to avoid repeating smaller combinations.

                            What about partial Quick Picks? Combining QPS and SPS.

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                              What about partial Quick Picks? Combining QPS and SPS.

                              I'll be playing 3 of each for my next 10 draws. I only played QP's in my previous draws and have had (2) 3 out of 6 winners.

                                 
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