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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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Tialuvslotto's avatar - Jailin
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Posted: December 8, 2015, 7:24 am - IP Logged

"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.

I don't think you need to be so arbitrary with your definitions of "hot" and "cold".  Just count up how many times each number has hit over some number of draws.  I could be 20, 30, 50, 100, etc.

You will notice that some of the numbers have hit a whole bunch of times, and some have hit only once or twice or even zero times.  The first bunch are "hot" or "hot and hitting" as the late, great Gail Howard used to say.  The ones at the bottom are "cold".  Some people go farther and define the in-between group as "warm". 

I would want to have a few of the "hot" group in my combos along with some of the "warm" numbers.  Most of the time I just ignore the "cold" ones.

"There is no such thing as luck; only adequate or inadequate preparation to cope with a statistical universe."

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    Posted: December 16, 2015, 4:51 pm - IP Logged

    Hello travelintrucker,

    I think the best way of picking numbers is the one that resonates with you the best. All the ways that one can pick numbers are all valid. One can use stats, birthdays, physics, intuition, high math, dreams, rocket science, astrology, alphabetical substitution, RNG's, the bible, the cracks under my shoe, simple arithmetic and etcetera. They all can work to varying degrees, for I believe they all share some basic foundational principles. Some of these ways may seem harder than others, because each has its own unique logic, "language", or way of communicating. Learning that "language" inside and out can be a huge learning curve, but I believe it can be done. Once the "language" is learned, a set of rules can then be developed into an organized and reliable system that can be as simple or as complex as your mind directs you to make it be.

    I think it's best to practice prediction with the smaller games. As one improves, the lessons learned can then be applied to the larger games, especially if one believes that all these games share some common principles.


    Good luck!

    Our 2nd class in Pick 3 Lore was Space-Timing The Next Draw and we found the Lottery LoreKeeper, Tatiana, staring through her telescope, while we covertly giggled about what does Planet X have to do with what my next draw is? The sleuthy sage quietly intoned, "It is known that when the light(information) from such a distant object reaches our eyes, we are seeing the object as it was in the past & not as it appears Now in the present. Isn't this true for all things, especially numbers, that were drawn years, months, weeks or even just a day in the past? To accurately find the next draw, use the Law of Now(Tatiana's Pillar)". We never giggled again.

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      Posted: December 16, 2015, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

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

      You are right, it is obviously very hard to win, else most of us here on LP would have already won.  There is one thing I am curious about, and there could be many logical answers, but why does someone who doesn't "play that much" visit a lottery forums board?  Again, just curious.

        I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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        Posted: December 16, 2015, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

        You are right, it is obviously very hard to win, else most of us here on LP would have already won.  There is one thing I am curious about, and there could be many logical answers, but why does someone who doesn't "play that much" visit a lottery forums board?  Again, just curious.

        Good question Jim,

        Perhaps players desperately trying to solve the ancient riddle of the Golden Fleece (of lottery)....only to be Fleeced themselves.Wink

         

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          Posted: December 18, 2015, 1:17 pm - IP Logged

          This is an old lottery post method.

          Paint the numbers on ping pong balls and put them in a spin chamber with a drop out tube.

          Oo'Ka

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            Posted: December 18, 2015, 1:46 pm - IP Logged

            You are right, it is obviously very hard to win, else most of us here on LP would have already won.  There is one thing I am curious about, and there could be many logical answers, but why does someone who doesn't "play that much" visit a lottery forums board?  Again, just curious.

            "why does someone who doesn't "play that much" visit a lottery forums board?"

            Players who only play occasionally probably want to know as much about winning lotteries as those who play more often.

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: December 18, 2015, 9:14 pm - IP Logged

              "why does someone who doesn't "play that much" visit a lottery forums board?"

              Players who only play occasionally probably want to know as much about winning lotteries as those who play more often.

              I bought my first wheeling book to play Ohio Lotto 6/44 that paid nothing for matching 3 numbers so I used "4 if" abbreviated wheels. A full 10 number wheel had 210 lines and a 4 if 6 of 13 number wheel has 10 lines. Not playing "that much" might mean a small amount wagered on every drawing or they don't play very often.

              "Players who only play occasionally probably want to know as much about winning lotteries as those who play more often. "

              The "rookie" starting this thread believes there is a "best way of picking numbers" and asks what it is maybe causing players that don't play very often to think there is a "best way".  Considering there are 4 large national jackpots drawings each week with a minimum wager of $6, players can only include 10 of 75 numbers in either game. Maybe they should be asking what is the best way to pick numbers on a limited budget.

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                I bought my first wheeling book to play Ohio Lotto 6/44 that paid nothing for matching 3 numbers so I used "4 if" abbreviated wheels. A full 10 number wheel had 210 lines and a 4 if 6 of 13 number wheel has 10 lines. Not playing "that much" might mean a small amount wagered on every drawing or they don't play very often.

                "Players who only play occasionally probably want to know as much about winning lotteries as those who play more often. "

                The "rookie" starting this thread believes there is a "best way of picking numbers" and asks what it is maybe causing players that don't play very often to think there is a "best way".  Considering there are 4 large national jackpots drawings each week with a minimum wager of $6, players can only include 10 of 75 numbers in either game. Maybe they should be asking what is the best way to pick numbers on a limited budget.

                "I bought my first wheeling book to play Ohio Lotto 6/44 that paid nothing for matching 3 numbers"

                I never remember Ohio lotteries having that bad of a payout but that was when you could play two boards for a dollar. That's a big difference from the payouts of their latest game "Lucky for Life" which cost $2 per board.

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: December 19, 2015, 12:00 am - IP Logged

                  Here's another way:

                  https://www.lotterypost.com/thread/186103

                  Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                  Lep

                  There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                    Posted: December 19, 2015, 6:36 am - IP Logged

                    Not playing that much could also mean playing within your means...

                    Take Risks: If you win, you'll be happy.  If you lose, you will be wiser...

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                      Posted: December 19, 2015, 8:19 am - IP Logged

                      I've got pennies that I numbered several years ago, but I haven't used them for quite a while. Just been buying QP's. So, For MM, PB, and Lotto, I decided to try them again. Played 25 numbers on 5 lines for MM last night, and didn't have a single number that was drawn except for the megaball, which I picked from the top ten.

                      LOL. I know 25 numbers is only a third of the matrix, but dang.

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                        I've got pennies that I numbered several years ago, but I haven't used them for quite a while. Just been buying QP's. So, For MM, PB, and Lotto, I decided to try them again. Played 25 numbers on 5 lines for MM last night, and didn't have a single number that was drawn except for the megaball, which I picked from the top ten.

                        LOL. I know 25 numbers is only a third of the matrix, but dang.

                        Your odds of matching one was 1:4. Wink

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: December 19, 2015, 8:37 pm - IP Logged

                          I Agree!

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                            May yours come true too Edessa_Knight.

                            Lep

                            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                            Lep

                            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                              You could use a Tarot deck for the big lotteries --78 Cards, plus cool art work on many decks! Hippy

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