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# When is 55 going to be in a MM winning combination?

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mid-Ohio
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MegaMillions has had 91 drawings since its new matrix of 5/75 + 1/15 begin and all the other numbers has been drawn at least twice and 44 of them six or more times.  It's like 55 is not in the number pool. That's like reducing the possible combinations by 17,259,390.  Until 55 comes up I'm going to start playing like the number pool only has 74 numbers.

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I'm not sure that matters.

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Friday, no promises though.

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I'm sure it will pop up soon. Keep playying it.

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Chi-square test gives p-value of 0.8845, which is far from significant. Would probably have to go another 100 draws before it meant anything.

You and everyone else will be playing 55

If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

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MegaMillions has had 91 drawings since its new matrix of 5/75 + 1/15 begin and all the other numbers has been drawn at least twice and 44 of them six or more times.  It's like 55 is not in the number pool. That's like reducing the possible combinations by 17,259,390.  Until 55 comes up I'm going to start playing like the number pool only has 74 numbers.

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I'm sure it will pop up soon. Keep playying it.

I'm sure some players were thinking that back as long as 113 drawings even before the latest matrix change.

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Thank You RJOh for the tip.  I will soon be playing only numbers above 31. I really do not want to share with players who are using birthdays, 19's, 20's, etc..

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Thank You RJOh for the tip.  I will soon be playing only numbers above 31. I really do not want to share with players who are using birthdays, 19's, 20's, etc..

I'm more concerned about winning than sharing, it's unlikely I will ever do either.

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I'm more concerned about winning than sharing, it's unlikely I will ever do either.

Well you never know RJOh.

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I'm more concerned about winning than sharing, it's unlikely I will ever do either.

I was intrigued by your sig, "you just need the right ticket".

I'm always struggling with whether I should buy 10 or 20 tickets instead of just one as I usually do. Theoretically the more tics you buy the better your chances, but the odds on all these games (state games too) are so high, I'm not sure buying a bunch of tics makes that much of a difference in the chances of winning the jackpot.

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I agree with buying more tickets if you can afford it.  I buy more scratch-offs tickets now, but when I do buy MM and PB tickets, I buy more than one ticket.

I'm still torn on buying all on one ticket or separate tickets to boost my luck.

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I was intrigued by your sig, "you just need the right ticket".

I'm always struggling with whether I should buy 10 or 20 tickets instead of just one as I usually do. Theoretically the more tics you buy the better your chances, but the odds on all these games (state games too) are so high, I'm not sure buying a bunch of tics makes that much of a difference in the chances of winning the jackpot.

There's a big difference between buying one ticket and buying twenty.  It all depends on your strategy, if you're wheeling numbers then you have to play enough lines to get the cover you want or if you just want to be in the game then one line is enough.  I usually like to play all the lines I post on the prediction board 'cause I would hate to predict a winner and not play it.  It doesn't happen often but last year I was one number off from predicting a jackpot winning for our local Classic Lotto game.

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MegaMillions has had 91 drawings since its new matrix of 5/75 + 1/15 begin and all the other numbers has been drawn at least twice and 44 of them six or more times.  It's like 55 is not in the number pool. That's like reducing the possible combinations by 17,259,390.  Until 55 comes up I'm going to start playing like the number pool only has 74 numbers.

It could be years or decades before 55 pops up!

I have fantasy 5 numbers that have been played since the start over 10 years ago here in Michigan that have yet to come for more than\$10 and I have 6/xx numbers that have been played for  30 years that have yet to come for more than \$5.

Cue the Sammy Haggar "I can't play 55"  music here.

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I'm sure some players were thinking that back as long as 113 drawings even before the latest matrix change.

Every number has 1 in 15 chance in the next drawing, has the same chance in the next 15 drawings, just like they had that same chance in the last 113 drawings. All the numbers including 55 will eventually be drawn, but until we're positive 55's vacation is over, it's not a bad idea to not use it. Just going back 75 drawings, the numbers drawn 2 or less times all missed the last 4 drawings. The number 44 was drawn twice, the last on April 11 which was last time the number 57 last drawn even though it shows 5 other hits before that.

When we discussed playing half the numbers, 28 when MM had 56, the odds of any group of 28 numbers is 1 in 39, but also saw where after every drawing there was a group of 28 numbers that matched all five numbers in at least 5 consecutive drawings. In the last 15 drawings 24 numbers weren't drawn so the number 55 had lots of company. And just like the group of 28 numbers, half of the 75 numbers were drawn in the last ten consecutive drawings.

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