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What's the best of way of picking numbers?

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What's the best of way of picking numbers?

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Luminus's avatar - ouskuu

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If I could do that, I'd be off spending $$$ wads of cash.  LOL 

There are QP generators on the internet that are free, will do what you're saying, and will also allow you to define 'rejections' (cold numbers).

All I'm doing is looking at past results.  All JP games follow the same order of randomness.  Spit out past results (say 100 draws) for ANY JP game and you'll see the same applies to ALL of them. 

You can even see trends across different JP games.  Example: Many times the same numbers (sometimes more than one) come up between MB, PB and CA's SLP (this includes MB/PB matches).

Maybe I'm missing something here, but why haven't you used one of those generators to do it?  In fact, I'll do you one better.  Give me some set of white balls right now for the MEGA (5 white, one Mega; 1-75 numbers), and then I'll randomize the balance with my program.  I'll post the lines here and we can watch what happens.  You're using that set as Power Numbers, correct?  So if the set is 7, 10, 13, every line will begin with those numbers.

    travelintrucker's avatar - morph
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    Posted: December 5, 2015, 7:55 am - IP Logged

    Lottery extreme.com has an RNG (multiple lotteries). It allows you to add or ignore certain numbers in the picks. You could try that.

    May the balls bounce in your favor!

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      Posted: December 5, 2015, 1:31 pm - IP Logged

      Maybe I'm missing something here, but why haven't you used one of those generators to do it?  In fact, I'll do you one better.  Give me some set of white balls right now for the MEGA (5 white, one Mega; 1-75 numbers), and then I'll randomize the balance with my program.  I'll post the lines here and we can watch what happens.  You're using that set as Power Numbers, correct?  So if the set is 7, 10, 13, every line will begin with those numbers.

      Sounds like you're asking why I haven't hit a JP yet, which is a very good question.  I've left no stone unturned in selecting numbers.

      I don't really follow what you're saying.  Even if you lock in a set of numbers, the balance of randomly generated numbers could be lower (or in between) so the lines don't necessarily have to all start the same.

      I've hit 3/5 a bunch of times.  Usually have at least 1 number on a ticket if I play 5 lines/ea.  If I play 30 lines per draw, I'll hit the occasional 1+1 or 2+1.  The trick is to try to pool those hits together to form a 5+1.  At this point, I'd be content with a 5+0, so the PB/MB selection is more of an afterthought, but can't be ignored completely.

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        Posted: December 5, 2015, 1:39 pm - IP Logged

        It's very hard to win. I don't really play that much.

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          Posted: December 5, 2015, 4:00 pm - IP Logged

          It's very hard to win. I don't really play that much.

          Are you really surprised it's hard to win when you don't play? Wink

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: December 5, 2015, 10:43 pm - IP Logged

            My bank account is smiling because of self picks. People always tell me that quick pick is the way to go. Every time I hear that, I take a peek at my bank account and I giggle like a little kid thinking, this is so sweet.  Wink

            Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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              Posted: December 6, 2015, 1:54 am - IP Logged

              My bank account is smiling because of self picks. People always tell me that quick pick is the way to go. Every time I hear that, I take a peek at my bank account and I giggle like a little kid thinking, this is so sweet.  Wink

              I don't see you on the predictions board.

                Luminus's avatar - ouskuu

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                Posted: December 6, 2015, 1:56 am - IP Logged

                Sounds like you're asking why I haven't hit a JP yet, which is a very good question.  I've left no stone unturned in selecting numbers.

                I don't really follow what you're saying.  Even if you lock in a set of numbers, the balance of randomly generated numbers could be lower (or in between) so the lines don't necessarily have to all start the same.

                I've hit 3/5 a bunch of times.  Usually have at least 1 number on a ticket if I play 5 lines/ea.  If I play 30 lines per draw, I'll hit the occasional 1+1 or 2+1.  The trick is to try to pool those hits together to form a 5+1.  At this point, I'd be content with a 5+0, so the PB/MB selection is more of an afterthought, but can't be ignored completely.

                I've hit 4/5 over 44 times, and I still can't lock down a jackpot.  That's what you're up against.

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                  Posted: December 6, 2015, 6:07 am - IP Logged

                  I don't see you on the predictions board.

                  As a PLATINUM member, there are a lot of goodies available for me on this site to use. Predictions board is not one of them yet.

                  Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1

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                    Posted: December 6, 2015, 7:28 am - IP Logged

                    I've tried it on all 3 JP games in CA and the slips get rejected.  Don't let on to your lottery or they might get wiser.  LOL

                    I think it's a great way to narrow the odds and wish CA Lottery allowed it.  You still have to have a crap load of luck to guess the repeats, but its definitely better than playing completely random QPs.  Out of curiosity, I wonder if the remaining numbers they QP'ed for you were 'cold'.

                    Out of curiosity, I wonder if the remaining numbers they QP'ed for you were 'cold'.

                    I don't know what cold numbers are.

                     

                    I picked 9 and 51 (white balls) qp

                    ticket gave me 9-29-51-53-55 MB 9

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                      Luminus's avatar - ouskuu

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                      Posted: December 6, 2015, 10:52 am - IP Logged

                      As a PLATINUM member, there are a lot of goodies available for me on this site to use. Predictions board is not one of them yet.

                      A demonstration, please.  The Take 5, tonight.

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                        Posted: December 6, 2015, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

                        Whats the best way of picking numbers?  LOL!  I'll tell you when I win.

                        Never give up.  Banana

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                          Posted: December 6, 2015, 7:06 pm - IP Logged

                          Are you really surprised it's hard to win when you don't play? Wink

                          So because I sleep, I have nothing to offer.  Meanwhile you are wide awake, and this is the best you can offer?

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                            Posted: December 6, 2015, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

                            As a PLATINUM member, there are a lot of goodies available for me on this site to use. Predictions board is not one of them yet.

                            The only prediction board I know about, I was able to use right from the beginning as a new, regular status forum user. Is there another one?

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                              Posted: December 7, 2015, 9:05 pm - IP Logged

                              Out of curiosity, I wonder if the remaining numbers they QP'ed for you were 'cold'.

                              I don't know what cold numbers are.

                               

                              I picked 9 and 51 (white balls) qp

                              ticket gave me 9-29-51-53-55 MB 9

                              "I don't know what cold numbers are."

                               

                              Cold number for 5/75 MB (or 5/69 PB) would be a number that hasn't been drawn in 60 draws.

                              For 5/47 SLP, a cold number would be one that hasn't dropped in 40 draws.

                               

                              Incidentally, the sequence of 51-53-56 came up a few draws agos (10/30).  Not saying it couldn't happen that closely again, but sort of a good argument for not using QPs.  A close grouping like that could happen again, but would move elsewhere in the matrix.