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1-2-3-4-5 PB 6 If these numbers were drawn. How would you react?

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Posted: June 22, 2014, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

My reaction would be to think that the jackpot would be split a lot of ways.

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

Lep

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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    Posted: June 25, 2014, 8:57 am - IP Logged

    Sometimes I play 12,23,34,45,56 (7) just to see what would happen. Nothing happens of course since I'm still here liking for ideas and inspiration

    That money's gone fo ever

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      Posted: June 25, 2014, 9:09 am - IP Logged

      Whiteballz, because it's not what people want to hear.

      Why would we NOT want to hear that??  It is a logical question I think it could be happen and I don't think there is anything fishy about it.  Speak for yourself not for others.  ie;  "it is not what I want to hear".

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        Posted: June 25, 2014, 5:38 pm - IP Logged

        My reaction would be to think that the jackpot would be split a lot of ways.

        Yep. I would also think that there would be a lot of people who would be jumping for joy until they learned that a hundred other people played those same numbers. Yes Nod

        "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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          Posted: June 25, 2014, 6:22 pm - IP Logged

          It would be worse for the lottery game if 500 people got the 5 white balls correct instead of 500 getting all 6 numbers correct. They'd have to dip into their reserves to payout the capped winning value for 500 one million dollar winners, each of whom would get less than 100% of a million, while the jackpot amount would just be split 500 ways.

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            Posted: June 26, 2014, 6:04 am - IP Logged

            Not long after the Texas Lotto kicked off, one of the Amarillo TV stations had a segment about that very thing on the news and interviewed a mathematics professor at WTA&M in Canyon who said that combination had the exact same chance of winning as any other set of numbers...except that the Texas pick six lottery doesn't have a multiplier ball.   It wasn't but a few weeks after the lottery started that a man down state got several QPs on a single ticket and two of the lines were identical.  The station brought back the same professor who said the odds of that happening were same as for winning the lottery.

            All I am sure of about odds in the lottery is that they are something like 1 in 175 million, but exactly zero if you don't play.

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              Posted: July 9, 2014, 2:18 am - IP Logged

              The Connecticut Cash 5 almost pulled it off yesterday. 

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                Posted: July 9, 2014, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

                The Connecticut Cash 5 almost pulled it off yesterday. 

                And to prove just how many people play that combination, here's the payout:

                 

                TicketsMatchPrize
                05 of 5$100,000
                2464 of 5$300
                1,4213 of 5$10
                54 + Kicker$4,350
                633 + Kicker$65
                5512 + Kicker$5
                1,9921 + Kicker$2
                Winning tickets sold: 4,278

                Going by a quick perusal of their recent drawings page, it appears that the number of Match 4 winners is usually in the 20s or 30s and that there are rarely over 1,000 Match 3 winners.  The number of total winners isn't much more than normal, though, as that tends to be in the 3,000s, sometimes breaking 4,000.


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                  Posted: July 9, 2014, 2:30 pm - IP Logged

                  (1- 2- 3- 4- 5 PB 6), has the same probability of hitting as last draws numbers for 07/05/14 (24- 34 -36- 57- 58 PB 11). Nothing changes. By the way I'm amazed how many people play these types of numbers, don't they realize this will not benefit them. The payouts would be very slim. You'll have thousands of players splitting jackpot. Even matching (5+0) which payouts out a $1 million, would be fixed amount. Far less than the advertised $1 million. You'll be lucky if you get $10,000 for matching (5+0). Here in New York and in other states players play quads crazy, why would it be different with Powerball.

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                    Posted: July 9, 2014, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

                    "The lottery sux man, I won $17."
                    -Bruce almighty

                    Scene where Jim Carey, filling in for God, answered everybody's prayers to win a jackpot

                    Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                    Lep

                    There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                      Posted: July 9, 2014, 6:57 pm - IP Logged

                      And to prove just how many people play that combination, here's the payout:

                       

                      TicketsMatchPrize
                      05 of 5$100,000
                      2464 of 5$300
                      1,4213 of 5$10
                      54 + Kicker$4,350
                      633 + Kicker$65
                      5512 + Kicker$5
                      1,9921 + Kicker$2
                      Winning tickets sold: 4,278

                      Going by a quick perusal of their recent drawings page, it appears that the number of Match 4 winners is usually in the 20s or 30s and that there are rarely over 1,000 Match 3 winners.  The number of total winners isn't much more than normal, though, as that tends to be in the 3,000s, sometimes breaking 4,000.

                      On the LP predictions board there was one member, worldwide-play, who matched the Cash 5 numbers for 7/8/2014  3 times. Too bad he didn't play actual tickets.

                      That money's gone fo ever

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                        Posted: July 14, 2014, 10:06 am - IP Logged

                        The games are rigged.   Just like the Trade Centers, Building 7, Moon Landing, CIA/JFK conspiracies, some things are never to be spoken of or brought into light. 

                         

                        I firmly and truly believe these "pick 5/36, 6/49" lotteries are controlled by a supreme super computer that controls all numbers and terminals.   Of course, when all possible combinations are sold - a winner naturally (and randomly) has to be picked.   There is no other logic, especially with Florida Lucky Four and Fantasy 5 lotteries.    You can't convince me otherwise - they are tightly controlled, monitored and tickets are printed within split-second super computer speed with the winning numbers already pre-determined...the terminals simply spits out a random set of numbers (because the winning numbers are already shelved).

                         

                        My .02

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                          The games are rigged.   Just like the Trade Centers, Building 7, Moon Landing, CIA/JFK conspiracies, some things are never to be spoken of or brought into light. 

                           

                          I firmly and truly believe these "pick 5/36, 6/49" lotteries are controlled by a supreme super computer that controls all numbers and terminals.   Of course, when all possible combinations are sold - a winner naturally (and randomly) has to be picked.   There is no other logic, especially with Florida Lucky Four and Fantasy 5 lotteries.    You can't convince me otherwise - they are tightly controlled, monitored and tickets are printed within split-second super computer speed with the winning numbers already pre-determined...the terminals simply spits out a random set of numbers (because the winning numbers are already shelved).

                           

                          My .02

                          Play Mega Millions and Powerball once a year. It will cost you $3, if you do not win.LOL