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Want to play 15 lines of MM should I use all the numbers?

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 Posted: November 15, 2015, 8:18 am - IP Logged

Can you make a mix - 1/3 favorites - 1/3 least used - 1/3 wheeled?

That sound like a good way to do it but I don't know how to wheel numbers.

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 Posted: November 15, 2015, 8:22 am - IP Logged

I tried this with cash 5 in NC.....was not a good bet....you're better off with numbers repeating across tickets...I like to use the draw statistics for my  picks (Some all cold, some all hot) and randomly throw in QPs in between to pick up #s on both....

You might be right about repeating numbers on those 15 tickets. The only good thing about using all of the 75 numbers is getting at least a 1 to 1 for 8 dollars if just a 2x hits but would still be down 22 dollars since I always spend the extra dollar for the multiplier and total costs of those 15 tix would be 30 dollars.

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 Posted: November 16, 2015, 2:45 am - IP Logged

Not that I think you'll make a rational decision about it, of course, but the most likely result, by a significant margin, of playing all 15 mega balls is that you'll lose much more than if you buy just 1 or 2 tickets. That means that doing it would be really stupid unless you've got more money than you need.

The lottery keeps 50% off the top and almost 38% goes to the top 2 prizes, paying out only 12 cents of every dollar for prizes with odd better than 1 in 750,000. Unless you spend well over 100 grand you'll be very lucky to win back more than 12% of what you spend. The flip side is that you will almost certainly lose at least 88%.  Spend \$104 playing every drawing in a year and you should expect to lose \$91. Spend \$1040 and you should expect to lose \$910. Spend \$1040, win 7 times as much as probability suggests, and you'll still lose almost twice as much money as if you had just spent \$104.

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