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Is the powerball number generated totally random?

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Posted: January 27, 2016, 10:27 pm - IP Logged

Is the powerball number generated totally random?

Will different number takes different chance to get picked?


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    Posted: January 27, 2016, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

    I tend to believe that the numbers are generated randomly, but not with an even chance.

    Some ball does take a better chance to be picked. Maybe caused by the procedure to do the lottery. And since they use the same procedure to generate the numbers, some number may get a really bad chance to show.


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      Posted: January 27, 2016, 10:35 pm - IP Logged

      And here I get an awesome app to generate the numbers from historic data. It give each ball a weighted chance to pick according to their history performance.

      Since no link here, I won't post its link, but per my test, I get a better chance, like 50% more to hit more numbers than usually.

      With a random ticket, in general, I get 3~4 numbers with 10 tickets, with the app, I get ~6 numbers.

       

      Just search "Weighted Powerball Generator" on google play store.

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        Posted: January 27, 2016, 11:34 pm - IP Logged

        Is the powerball number generated totally random?

        Will different number takes different chance to get picked?

        With 292 million possible outcomes, it's next to impossible to know. Only a few drawings sold enough tickets where every combo could be drawn.

        Would it be more random if some combos are printed multiple times or each combo only once?


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          Posted: January 28, 2016, 12:20 am - IP Logged

          Given the case that some balls get a better rates, yes, some combo get a better rates too, compare to combo which contains rare numbers.

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            Posted: January 28, 2016, 12:28 am - IP Logged

            Winning the Powerball is by chance and luck. All these people claim they have a solution...well if their system works so well then why haven't they won yet?

            You never hear of people winning Powerball 2 or 3 times in there lifetime. Just plain luck.

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              Posted: January 28, 2016, 12:34 am - IP Logged

              Well, powerball is gamble. Chance to win is too low and it's not economic.

              But some people still want to try, no one have a solution to win the powerball, but the solution to improve your chance per dollar does exist.

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                Posted: January 28, 2016, 12:45 am - IP Logged

                I buy a Powerball ticket for every single drawing twice a week. I don't wait till it gets really high before I buy. I would be happy with the starting point. What is it like 25 Million...nothing wrong with that amount.

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                  Posted: January 28, 2016, 1:17 am - IP Logged

                  Its mostly random, thats for sure.  We are talking about the ping pong balls blowing around in that box right?  Maybe if a few of the balls weighed a bit more or were a slightly different size it could make a difference.  I'm sure the Powerball folks have taken steps to ensure its as random as humanly possible though.

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                    Posted: January 28, 2016, 6:10 am - IP Logged

                    Winning the Powerball is by chance and luck. All these people claim they have a solution...well if their system works so well then why haven't they won yet?

                    You never hear of people winning Powerball 2 or 3 times in there lifetime. Just plain luck.

                    I Agree! well said

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                      Posted: January 28, 2016, 9:11 am - IP Logged

                      Is the powerball number generated totally random?

                      Will different number takes different chance to get picked?

                      Yes, totally random.  Odds of getting the first powerball number right are 1:75, the next ball 1:74, and so on.  There is no advantage to any number being picked whatsoever.

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                        Posted: January 28, 2016, 9:40 am - IP Logged

                        I heard they change out the balls and also weigh them pretty often. I don't think it is rigged.Pure Luck!!

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                          Posted: January 31, 2016, 7:46 pm - IP Logged

                          Yes or at least it's suppose to be random.

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                            Posted: February 1, 2016, 8:33 am - IP Logged

                            <Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

                            Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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                              Posted: February 1, 2016, 3:45 pm - IP Logged

                              Winning the Powerball is by chance and luck. All these people claim they have a solution...well if their system works so well then why haven't they won yet?

                              You never hear of people winning Powerball 2 or 3 times in there lifetime. Just plain luck.

                              Your chance and luck go up substantially depending on where you live.

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