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So Close, yet so far...

Topic closed. 2 replies. Last post 2 years ago by thebizdude.

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United States
Member #42106
June 27, 2006
59 Posts
Posted: December 7, 2015, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

So, I haven't "messed around" with the jackpot games in a while.  But here recently, I got to dabbling in a couple of analytical approaches to see how they work out.


So, I came up with the following number to be played for the Powerball this past Saturday.  It should be noted that I did not get to a convenience store in time to get tickets (stuck in line to a drive through light show at a park).


So I had come up with the following three tickets to play:


Drawn number for Saturday:

13 - 27 - 33 - 47 - 68 - 13


Looks like my numbers were a little off due to rounding on the last three numbers.  Had a feeling that the first number and the PB number would be the same.  Clearly, I was right in one sense, but wrong on the number.


So close, yet so far.

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    Member #133462
    September 30, 2012
    5946 Posts
    Posted: December 7, 2015, 8:01 pm - IP Logged

    Close? You didn't predict one digit accurately. 

    Close = 5+0 or 4+1 in my mind at least.

    "Everything works  ONCE!"


      United States
      Member #169365
      October 13, 2015
      135 Posts
      Posted: December 7, 2015, 9:59 pm - IP Logged

      I don't think you did that badly.  You got the distribution in the ball park and PB matching one of the white balls in each line. 

      I sometimes take a set I like - and shift numbers on the playslip 1 or 2 spots (in random directions).  I think its important to analyze the draw result with a marked-up playslip of those winning numbers to see how close you came.  Just remember to mark through the barcode on the slip so you don't accidentally play it.  This also gives you a chance to hone your gut-feeling when marking up future playslips.