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Posted: May 29, 2015, 1:44 pm - IP Logged

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Saw this picture in a news article about this weekend MM and PB drawings and thought I might play those numbers until I checked and found they already won back in 03/06/2007 in another MM drawing.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    Posted: May 29, 2015, 2:08 pm - IP Logged

    That was 8 years ago--its only $1. Smile  good luck to us all.

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      Posted: May 29, 2015, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

      They might pop up again. What was the Mega Ball number?

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        Posted: May 29, 2015, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

        Play the numbers above  24 25 37 51 55

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          Posted: May 29, 2015, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

          Lightning sometimes strikes twice.

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            Posted: May 29, 2015, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

            They might pop up again. What was the Mega Ball number?

            Lucky 20!

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              Posted: May 29, 2015, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

              Lightning sometimes strikes twice.

              Those numbers were probably staged for that picture, I've never seen all five numbers roll out of a drawing machine in numerical order.

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                Posted: May 29, 2015, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

                Play the numbers above  24 25 37 51 55

                I was thinking the same thing.

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                  Posted: May 29, 2015, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

                  Any numbers can bring it all home, we just need the right combination. Folks love to play birthdays anniversaries etc etc hoping that it will all fall into place..It's just a chance,  nothing more nothing less. 

                  * On a side note, Speaker Hastert is being investigated for withdrawing $50,000 in 6 weeks- What if you won the MM tonight, as a multi millionaire would one be restricted from withdrawing that sum, that chump change? 

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                    Posted: May 30, 2015, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

                    Those numbers were probably staged for that picture, I've never seen all five numbers roll out of a drawing machine in numerical order.

                    The odds that it will happen in a particular drawing depend on the actual numbers drawn, but it has to happen once in a while. In this case the numbers are a shown in reverse order. Unless one of the first two numbers is very low or very high there's always a chance that the last 3 balls will continue the numerical order of the first two balls.

                    If the first 2 balls are 6 and 70 it's unlikely that the next 3 balls will all be less than 6 or more than 70 (depending on which order the first two were drawn). OTOH, if the first two are 10 and 20 there's a 60 to 75% chance that the 3rd will continue the order. If the chances for each succeeding ball are 30%, 15% and 7% there's about a 3% chance, which is 1 in 33 drawings. Overall I'd expect that it  might happen a couple of times per year for any particular game.

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                      Posted: May 30, 2015, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

                      Lightning sometimes strikes twice.

                      It would be funny if we all played those numbers and it hit. We'd have formed an LP lottery pool accidentally.

                      I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

                      The odds are about the same.

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                        Posted: May 30, 2015, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

                        The odds that it will happen in a particular drawing depend on the actual numbers drawn, but it has to happen once in a while. In this case the numbers are a shown in reverse order. Unless one of the first two numbers is very low or very high there's always a chance that the last 3 balls will continue the numerical order of the first two balls.

                        If the first 2 balls are 6 and 70 it's unlikely that the next 3 balls will all be less than 6 or more than 70 (depending on which order the first two were drawn). OTOH, if the first two are 10 and 20 there's a 60 to 75% chance that the 3rd will continue the order. If the chances for each succeeding ball are 30%, 15% and 7% there's about a 3% chance, which is 1 in 33 drawings. Overall I'd expect that it  might happen a couple of times per year for any particular game.

                        If you look at it from a different angle, it's a lot simpler. For any given set of five balls, there are 120 possible orders for them to come out in. One of those orders is strictly increasing, one is strictly decreasing (like this picture), and the other 118 are mixed.

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                          Posted: May 31, 2015, 10:21 am - IP Logged

                          It would be funny if we all played those numbers and it hit. We'd have formed an LP lottery pool accidentally.

                          It would really be funny if any of the numbers posted at LP before a drawings ever hit a jackpot. Wink  Even if nobody won a prize, someone would have some big bragging rights.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: June 1, 2015, 1:48 am - IP Logged

                            If you look at it from a different angle, it's a lot simpler. For any given set of five balls, there are 120 possible orders for them to come out in. One of those orders is strictly increasing, one is strictly decreasing (like this picture), and the other 118 are mixed.

                            Which means a combinations is more likely to appear several times before  it ever roll out of a drawing machine in numerical order.  What are the odds of seeing the a combination roll out more than once?

                             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                               
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                              Posted: June 1, 2015, 11:19 am - IP Logged

                              Any numbers can bring it all home, we just need the right combination. Folks love to play birthdays anniversaries etc etc hoping that it will all fall into place..It's just a chance,  nothing more nothing less. 

                              * On a side note, Speaker Hastert is being investigated for withdrawing $50,000 in 6 weeks- What if you won the MM tonight, as a multi millionaire would one be restricted from withdrawing that sum, that chump change? 

                              I think its crazy that banks have to report you taking money out of your own account.   Of course, I think you can still take out large sums (which will be reported to government), from what I understand it is only illegal to take out amounts in order to avoid or deceive the reporting aspect of withdrawing large amounts, and of course illegal to lie to FBI about why you are taking out large sums of money.   

                              Sorry if I answered and you already knew this.   I just took the question that you didn't.   Big Smile