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What are some ways to Increase my odds of winning the Powerball?

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Posted: December 27, 2014, 10:48 am - IP Logged

Hi everyone, I am wondering if there are any strategies or ways to increase my odds of winning the Powerball

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    Posted: December 27, 2014, 10:59 am - IP Logged

    See Ya! Welcome Kurtis to Lottery Post.  I just won five dollars playing quick pick. The odds are the same for each ball in the tub. I played five quick picks and five of my own numbers. Quick picks have the lead in the total number of wins compared with self picks for the jackpot. Good Luck and happy hunting ! Hurray!  music*

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      Posted: December 27, 2014, 11:38 am - IP Logged

      Hi everyone, I am wondering if there are any strategies or ways to increase my odds of winning the Powerball

      Buy more tickets. Seriously! That is the only way.

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        Posted: December 27, 2014, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

        See Ya! Welcome Kurtis to Lottery Post.  I just won five dollars playing quick pick. The odds are the same for each ball in the tub. I played five quick picks and five of my own numbers. Quick picks have the lead in the total number of wins compared with self picks for the jackpot. Good Luck and happy hunting ! Hurray!  music*

        I'm trying to figure how you won $5 after purchasing $20 worth of PB tickets because there is no $25 prize or a $5 prize?

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          Posted: December 27, 2014, 1:07 pm - IP Logged

          I'm trying to figure how you won $5 after purchasing $20 worth of PB tickets because there is no $25 prize or a $5 prize?

          California payouts for lower tier prizes are also para-mutuel. On an aside, that can lead to some lopsided payouts, such as a winner matching 5 (2nd place) getting well under $1 million or, conversely, as happened back on Aug-9th, one lucky winner getting over $7 million for matching 5 on a $2 ticket; CA has no Powerplay option.

          With all that said, I'm not sure how the other poster won $5, since that was not a prize amount, and no combination of payouts would add up to that. But anyways, winning $5 on $20 (25% of the wager) is actually pretty good considering how lousy the odds are for the game.

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            Posted: December 27, 2014, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

             Hi Ron5995 & Stack47, I bet twenty dollars and won four dollars by matching the Mega number. Sorry about that error.   I did win last night's Mega ball by getting the Mega # and two other numbers for five dollars.  thank you for correcting me because when I big I will be more accurate with the results.  Good Luck hunting ! music*

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              Posted: December 27, 2014, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

              If you buy 35 lines, each with a different powerball, you're guaranteed to win at least $4 but you'll be out $66. A 94.285% loss.

              That money's gone fo ever


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                Posted: December 27, 2014, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

                Hi everyone, I am wondering if there are any strategies or ways to increase my odds of winning the Powerball

                Purchase 50 million tickets.

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                  Posted: December 27, 2014, 10:59 pm - IP Logged

                  if you buy 1 ticket, there is  1 in X chance, if you buy 2, there is 2 in X. thereby doubling your chances. the best increase you will get. over the initial one. which takes it from 0 on X to 1 in X. being an infinite increase.

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                    Posted: December 27, 2014, 11:39 pm - IP Logged

                    Hi everyone, I am wondering if there are any strategies or ways to increase my odds of winning the Powerball

                    Honestly, nothing but luck will help you win Powerball. There are what... 175,223,510 combinations. There is really nothing you can do to increase your odds unless you can buy a whole lot of tickets. Just buy a ticket or two and hope for the best.

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

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                      Posted: December 28, 2014, 11:05 am - IP Logged

                      Hi everyone, I am wondering if there are any strategies or ways to increase my odds of winning the Powerball

                      You cannot increase your odds of winning the Powerball as it is a mathematical formula base on the number of balls used in any given game , but you can increase your chances of winning as there are Combinations and Patterns in every Jackpot game.

                      Here is just one example in the Powerball Game.  Here you have the Combinations of numbers 03 11 15 16 28.  I have over the years of tracking the various Jackpot games found that combinations  that come in together will eventually over time will hit with all the numbers in a Straight Line.

                       Note: Just look at the numbers highlighted in either Blue or Gray.  (Yellow highlights are there for another purpose).

                      *************           PB
                      2009-04-2231118222833
                      2010-01-20111215162811
                      2011-02-053711152812
                      2014-05-24151628495518
                      *************           

                      Here is another example of what I mean. Here you have the combinations of 08 24 30 38 39.

                      *************           PB
                      2011-06-2932124383924
                      2012-11-2181824303926
                      2013-04-206830394820
                      2013-07-318243949595
                      2014-07-26242830383916
                      *************           

                      Here, you have all the numbers in the Pattern coming in together all in a Straight Line 13 30 42 49 53.

                      *************           PB
                      2011-05-1871213424916
                      2011-08-2491347495339
                      2014-07-30133042495329
                      2014-11-29132430424827
                      *************           

                      Hope this gives you some insight in what I do. 

                      Good Luck & Best Wishes To You.

                      Note: The Powerball game changes on 04/15/15 & all my work goes out the window.  Which means; I will have to start over from scratch.  Not to worry, I will find Combinations & Patterns in the New Powerball Game after it has been played for awhile.  This you can count on......................................

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                        Posted: December 28, 2014, 11:47 am - IP Logged

                        If you buy 35 lines, each with a different powerball, you're guaranteed to win at least $4 but you'll be out $66. A 94.285% loss.

                        This. That's the most reliable way to improve one's odds of winning something. But at a high cost of entry. If doing this, consider adding Power Play for $1 more per ticket - adds $35 more, raising cost to $105, but improves the payback percentage somewhat.

                        Another strategy is to buy multiple tickets and choose diverse numbers on them - have few, if any repeating numbers across tickets. That way, it's highly likely at least one ticket will win something. However, regardless of strategy for Powerball, the overall payout percentage remains the same...

                        The overall payback percentage for Powerball is 50%, but depending on how one plays and one's objectives, the overall payback percentage could be less or more...

                        The simplest way to get improved overall backback, as in well over 50%, on Powerball is to mainly play and/or buy more tickets only when the jackpot is very large, but that comes with an important caveat - it assumes one will hit the jackpot. Not likely, but it could happen. Otherwise, the effective overall payback percentage is far lower. The mathematical payback percentage ~50% (including hitting jackpot) and effective payback percentage (probably under 40% excluding jackpot prize) can be very different.  On an aside, some casinos offer 99%, or even 100%+ payback slots, and yet still make money, because the top tier prize(s) are so difficult to hit that most players give up long before then, and shift their play to lower payback games.

                        In my view, if one seeks to win anything meaningful from the lottery, they do better with pick 3, pick 4, and various pick 5 games, such as PA Quinto (5 separate digits), PA Treasure Hunt (5/30), and PA Cash 5 (5/43) games. The top prizes are, relatively speaking, for those games within reach. For example, if one plays one PA Cash 5 ticket everyday for 5 years (~$1825), the overall odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 527.

                        If one seeks to improve their overall odds of winning anything, choose games with better payout percentages, such as Cash4Life (55%), and some other select numbers games with better than 50% overall payout. Instant tickets tend to be in the 65%-75% range, though some vary from low as high 50s (worse than 1 in 5 odds) to in excess of 80% (better than 1 in 3 odds) - it's no wonder instant tickets are now far more popular than numbers games.

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                          Posted: December 28, 2014, 12:11 pm - IP Logged

                          Hi everyone, I am wondering if there are any strategies or ways to increase my odds of winning the Powerball

                          Here is my Excel spreadsheet for my Combos & Patters found in the Powerball Game.

                          To view/download my file - Go To - https://app.box.com/s/1y4p62z39nm82qpcj5hb 

                          Good Luck & Best Wishes To All this coming year.

                          I Give you 138 Groups of Combinations & Patterns.  I also give you the Top Powerballs Frequency.

                          What you do with this info is up to you.........   I am just trying to have you make better decisions on playing this game.

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                            Pray really hard ?