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# Strategy for playing the Florida Fantasy 5 smarter

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Jupiter, FL
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Here is some information I hope will help you to "pick"(not quick pick) your numbers smarter. The table is first then the explanation is next so please scroll down.

This Table outlines what numbers are likely to play in 1 of 5 positions in the Fantasy 5. For position 1, it is more likely that numbers from 1-13 will play, for position 2, it is more likely that numbers from 2-22 will play, for position 3, it is more likely that numbers from 8-29 will play, for position 4, it is more likely that numbers from 15-34 will play and for position 5, it is more likely that numbers from 24-36 will play. Using this rule you will end up picking numbers that win approximately 85 percent of the time the Florida Fantasy 5 plays.

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Had  to delete my last post...duh, I didn't take the time to really read and re-read it, ha.

So the 834 means that between 7-15-2001 and 7-27-2016, a number between 1-13 showed in the first position 834 times.

This is priceless information. Thank You so much !

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Kinda close but this is the correct explanation...

What the 834 is, it means that for all the drawings since July 15th 2001 to the ost current drawing July 27th 2016 The number one has played 834 times in position 1(number only plays in position one). It gets interesting as you go down the table. For the number two, for the same period it has played 672 times in position 1 and only 103 times in position 2. This means that the number two is most likely to be played in position 1. So if I am buying the number 2, I would buy it mostly in position 1.

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Kinda close but this is the correct explanation...

What the 834 is, it means that for all the drawings since July 15th 2001 to the ost current drawing July 27th 2016 The number one has played 834 times in position 1(number only plays in position one). It gets interesting as you go down the table. For the number two, for the same period it has played 672 times in position 1 and only 103 times in position 2. This means that the number two is most likely to be played in position 1. So if I am buying the number 2, I would buy it mostly in position 1.

Although I'm in New York, I'll offer a tip of my cap to you!  Great info!

I would think that the total for each number would be similar (but larger) for New York's 5/39 game, Take5.  It began in January of 1991, so it has ten more years of history than Fantasy Five.  That's why I say the totals would be larger.

I'm curious as to what method you used to calculate the total for each position.  I'm sure you must have used software of some kind.  Thanks.  G5

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Thanks guys, am glad you both find the information useful.

You are so right, I would think the total draws for the New York 5/39 game would be in similar proportions(but higher like you say). Wish I had the time to create it.

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<Moved to Pick 5 forum>

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

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I used to have charts like this for MM, Texas Lotto, and Texas 2 Step a few years ago. It was good info. The problem with it is that the most frequently drawn numbers for each position weren't necessarily drawn together.

I have a chart like this for Texas Cash 5 that I just put together just to watch. I don't play that game very often.

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I used to have charts like this for MM, Texas Lotto, and Texas 2 Step a few years ago. It was good info. The problem with it is that the most frequently drawn numbers for each position weren't necessarily drawn together.

I have a chart like this for Texas Cash 5 that I just put together just to watch. I don't play that game very often.

That is true also, I use it as just one strategy to incorporate with other strategies. For the most part to help with that I mostly focus on the 1st and last positions.

Also what is important to note is that for example numbers from 14 and up are still likely to play in position, its just that i will buy less of those.

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Why does it matter which position Fantasy Five numbers are drawn in ???  Pick 5 numbers can be drawn in any position, it doesn't matter, b/c you're not wagering by position or order drawn. When you're deciding which numbers to wheel, your mind  automatically puts the numbers in Ascending Order, and it doesn't matter if the number [1] is drawn first or last, as long as it is represented in the wheel.

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I think you are missing the key concept of the table, and even being on this site. What we are trying to do here is maximizing our chances of winning anything while playing the lottery. Now based on the table it is evident that all the numbers are more popular in certain positions, meaning they are most likely to play in that position. For example the number 3 is most likely to play in position 1. If I am picking the number 3 I would buy it mostly in position 1, I wouldn't buy a lot of iit in position 3, it is less likely to play there.

And also pick 5 number cant be drawn in any position.

I think you are are alluding to things not mentioned or implied in the original post.

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A lot of people are thinking/or looking for a system to predict the lottery, there quite wont be a system like that.

Instead I started changing my mindset to playing tickets that are most likely to play, if I play the lottery regular, the tickets "I pick" are most likely to win.

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A lot of people are thinking/or looking for a system to predict the lottery, there quite wont be a system like that.

Instead I started changing my mindset to playing tickets that are most likely to play, if I play the lottery regular, the tickets "I pick" are most likely to win.

This strategy can be particularly useful when looking for the best "high" start digit that happens every X number of games!  Meaning focusing on #s 10-19 to appear in Pos 1.  X will be different of course for FL's Fan5 vs NY's Take-5 or CA's Fan 5.  But definitely worth looking at since lines with mostly or all higher numbers tend to have better payouts ...

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I think you are missing the key concept of the table, and even being on this site. What we are trying to do here is maximizing our chances of winning anything while playing the lottery. Now based on the table it is evident that all the numbers are more popular in certain positions, meaning they are most likely to play in that position. For example the number 3 is most likely to play in position 1. If I am picking the number 3 I would buy it mostly in position 1, I wouldn't buy a lot of iit in position 3, it is less likely to play there.

And also pick 5 number cant be drawn in any position.

I think you are are alluding to things not mentioned or implied in the original post.

I still don't understand your point about positional play in the Florida Fantasy 5

If you play the following numbers on your playslip: 36, 11, 30, 22, 1 in this exact order, and the numbers are drawn in this exact order: 11, 22, 1, 36, 30, then you still win the Florida Pick 5 JackpotCorrect ??

It doesn't matter what order [position] you fill out your playslip, or what order the winning numbers are drawn in.  If you have all of the winning numbers on the same line, in any order, you STILL WIN !!! Correct ???

Positional play only matters in Pick 3/4Positional play does not matter in Pick 5, Pick 6, PB/MM, or Lucky for Life.  Correct ??!

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OK I see, you dont yet understand the idea I am bringing across.

First let me agree with you, 36, 11, 30, 22, 1 and 11, 22, 1, 36, 30, are the same thing, but thats not what we are talking about here.

After the drawing of 11, 22, 1, 36 and 30 is done, rearrange the numbers in numerical order, you will get 1, 11, 22, 30 and 36, where the number 1 is in position 1 per my table, 11 in position 2 and so on. Now note, the number 1 only plays in position 1, the number 36 only plays in position 36, but the number 11, (and am glad you picked this ticket), the number 11 is most popular in position 2. Now I will see if you understand this strategy, tell me what positions the numbers 22 and 30 are most popular in?

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OK I see, you dont yet understand the idea I am bringing across.

First let me agree with you, 36, 11, 30, 22, 1 and 11, 22, 1, 36, 30, are the same thing, but thats not what we are talking about here.

After the drawing of 11, 22, 1, 36 and 30 is done, rearrange the numbers in numerical order, you will get 1, 11, 22, 30 and 36, where the number 1 is in position 1 per my table, 11 in position 2 and so on. Now note, the number 1 only plays in position 1, the number 36 only plays in position 36, but the number 11, (and am glad you picked this ticket), the number 11 is most popular in position 2. Now I will see if you understand this strategy, tell me what positions the numbers 22 and 30 are most popular in?