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Strange phenomena of back to back numbers in PB & MM

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Posted: February 18, 2015, 7:39 am - IP Logged

Has anyone went back and looked at previous drawings and looked at the number of times back to back pairs have been drawn?  For example 49,50 and 10,11 etc.  It seems like number pairs are the norm rather than the exception.  It just seems fishy for that to be happening just about all the time.  What do you statistics people think here?

Think of who's hosting the game.    And think about this: if the thing about back to back pairs or whatever was true, or had
any relevant significance, then would the state's fear of losing so much money on this or that drawing be considered?

For that reason alone, I say that if the ping-pong balls weigh the same, and measure to the exact diameter of each other,
and the imprinted numbers on the balls have, cause no significance on the air drag, while they're tumbling in the chute, then I say
it's all "perfectly" random.

We're dealing with (or should be dealing with) a "perfect" sphere (the ping-pong ball), doing it's thing.  We're not dealing with six side dice cubes, where we know that "right" craps players lose when a 7 is rolled, after the c/o.

How to verify the ping-pong ball quality has long been the real concern, imho.

So, for those reasons, and, in answer to your question, my answer is: no I haven't.

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    Posted: March 4, 2015, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

    It is interesting. 

    The easy picks should also be doing it then, shouldn't they?

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      Posted: March 8, 2015, 5:29 pm - IP Logged

      No back to back numbers in last month's Powerball jackpot winning draw:

      11-13-25-39-54, PB 19

      Scratchers ~ Cash 5 ~ Powerball ~ Mega Millions

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        Posted: March 18, 2015, 10:53 am - IP Logged

        It happened again. 

        PB   03/14/2015     08-14-39-46-47  MB 03

        MM 03/17/2015     11-27-44-45-58   PB 18

        That money's gone fo ever

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          Posted: March 24, 2015, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

          Nothing strange about it. Assuming a truly random drawing, consecutive numbers will appear in Mega Millions about 25% of the time, and in Powerball about 30% of the time.

          As usual with lottery calculations, the key is to figure out how likely it is that it doesn't happen.

          In a MM drawing, what's the probability that the second number drawn will not be next to the first? About 72/74. (I'm ignoring the possibility that the first ball is 1 or 75. I'm just going for an approximate answer here, not exact.)

          What's the probability that the third is not next to the first or the second? About 69/73. (Again ignoring 1 and 75, as well as the possibility that the first and second are separated by exactly one.)

          Fourth? 66/72. Fifth? 63/71. This gives an overall probability of about 0.75 that no two will be consecutive, or 0.25 that at least two will be.

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            Posted: March 29, 2015, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

            Back in 2010, Israel pulled the exact same numbers -- 13,14,26,32,33 --twice within a month. 

            Here is a link to the article Todd posted on it: http://www.lotterypost.com/news/222134

            Today's winning 3-ball is going to be a number between 000 and 999.

            In a lot of states, lotteries benefit education. That makes the REAL winners the only people who can't play!

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              Posted: April 5, 2015, 11:06 am - IP Logged

              04/04/15 

              33-39-40-41-54 PB 28.

              That money's gone fo ever

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                Posted: April 11, 2015, 9:54 am - IP Logged

                04/08/2015

                01-19-45-46-58 PB 29

                That money's gone fo ever