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RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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Posted: July 29, 2016, 2:48 pm - IP Logged
I looked at the last 85 PowerBall drawings since its last matrix change to 5/69 + 1/26 and decided if I played my best chance of having a winner this Saturday based on the numbers behavior during those drawings would be to pick numbers of 2-9 for the first position, numbers of 8-32 for the second position, numbers of 13-53 for the third position, numbers of 16-62 for the forth position and numbers of 40-67 for the fifth position with the ten most popular bonus numbers that have not follower bonus number 24.
I did some more figuring and if I'm correct my odds of winning this PB jackpot would be reduced from 1:292,201,338 to 1:28,929,000 which only includes 9.9% of the possible combinations.  Everything is reduced, even the number pools so I would pick ten such lines.  I've always belived reducing the number pools without eliminating the winning numbers increases the odds of winning.
I seldom play PB because of its $2 per line price but when its jackpots get close to a half billion dollars or more I like to dream about winning it but I can't dream if I don't play and $20 for such a dream is within my budget.  Picking my own lines make playing even more enjoyable.

 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
   
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    LiveInGreenBay's avatar - driver
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    Posted: July 29, 2016, 3:31 pm - IP Logged

    Thanks for sharing your strategy.  Let us know if you hit any numbers.

    Never give up.  Banana

      TheMeatman2005's avatar - lightening
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      Posted: July 29, 2016, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

      Most of the time, I buy quick-pick, but when I do pick my own numbers, I scan the numbers until one pops out at me. Usually I try not to have a lot of numbers on the same line or a lot of numbers with the same last digit.

      The Meatman

      “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in half and put it in your back pocket.” Will Rogers

      Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

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        Posted: July 29, 2016, 4:27 pm - IP Logged

        All my tickets ended so today I bought one quick pick for each of the games I play.

        If I'm going to win, I will and if I don't it's just another small donation to education.

        Good luck.

        Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up.-Rocky Balboa

        “Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.” – Zig Ziglar

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          Posted: July 29, 2016, 5:03 pm - IP Logged
          I looked at the last 85 PowerBall drawings since its last matrix change to 5/69 + 1/26 and decided if I played my best chance of having a winner this Saturday based on the numbers behavior during those drawings would be to pick numbers of 2-9 for the first position, numbers of 8-32 for the second position, numbers of 13-53 for the third position, numbers of 16-62 for the forth position and numbers of 40-67 for the fifth position with the ten most popular bonus numbers that have not follower bonus number 24.
          I did some more figuring and if I'm correct my odds of winning this PB jackpot would be reduced from 1:292,201,338 to 1:28,929,000 which only includes 9.9% of the possible combinations.  Everything is reduced, even the number pools so I would pick ten such lines.  I've always belived reducing the number pools without eliminating the winning numbers increases the odds of winning.
          I seldom play PB because of its $2 per line price but when its jackpots get close to a half billion dollars or more I like to dream about winning it but I can't dream if I don't play and $20 for such a dream is within my budget.  Picking my own lines make playing even more enjoyable.

          2 dollars is a high price for a chance. They know how to get to your money. They create big jackpots.

            Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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            Posted: July 29, 2016, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

            I'm going to use your format strategy and combine that with numbers that haven't been picked in the last 6 draws.

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              Posted: July 29, 2016, 5:47 pm - IP Logged

              RJOh, I hope you win a nice prize for your efforts. Gl!

                RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                Posted: July 29, 2016, 7:42 pm - IP Logged

                2 dollars is a high price for a chance. They know how to get to your money. They create big jackpots.

                I would agree if the jackpot was less than $100M with  those odds because there are other games with better odds for that amount that cost less to play.  But for a half billion dollars those odds and that price is to be expected or it would have been won already. Wink

                 * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                   
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                  Posted: July 29, 2016, 7:57 pm - IP Logged

                  Nice to see you back RJ. I hadn't seen you post and was wondering about you.

                  CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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                    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                    Posted: July 30, 2016, 5:13 pm - IP Logged

                    Thanks for sharing your strategy.  Let us know if you hit any numbers.

                    I usually post my picks on the prediction board, if you're really interested just check tonight's predictions results.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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                      Posted: July 31, 2016, 9:13 am - IP Logged

                      I'm going to use your format strategy and combine that with numbers that haven't been picked in the last 6 draws.

                      With all the low birthday numbers that came out, all my self picks got hung out to dry. Vacation break from playing the lottery since PB was won last night as it will most likely be October before any of the jackpot prizes look attractive again.

                      Good luck to those who religiously play every draw.

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                        Posted: July 31, 2016, 11:41 am - IP Logged

                        With all the low birthday numbers that came out, all my self picks got hung out to dry. Vacation break from playing the lottery since PB was won last night as it will most likely be October before any of the jackpot prizes look attractive again.

                        Good luck to those who religiously play every draw.

                        Got to be in it, to win it D.

                        I will have my 1 ticket for MM and PB for the next drawings. It may not be $487 mil, but it will certainly be more millions than I have now!

                        As for religiously.... yes, I buy a ticket for every draw and then say a prayer...

                        Please G-D, let me win the lottery! Scared

                        The Meatman

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                        Winning happens in a flash, Like A Bolt Of Lightning!  Patriot

                          Drenick1's avatar - villiarna
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                          Posted: July 31, 2016, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

                          Doesn't make any sense to play at starting levels in either PB or MM. I will probably play in state games like cash for life during my travels to neighboring states. NC only offer lucky for life and while the tickets are $2 as well the odds are much worse so I avoid that game.

                          Perhaps one day God will finally answer your prayers, good luck to you.

                            Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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                            Posted: July 31, 2016, 1:48 pm - IP Logged

                            With all the low birthday numbers that came out, all my self picks got hung out to dry. Vacation break from playing the lottery since PB was won last night as it will most likely be October before any of the jackpot prizes look attractive again.

                            Good luck to those who religiously play every draw.

                            I Agree!

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                              Posted: July 31, 2016, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

                              Got to be in it, to win it D.

                              I will have my 1 ticket for MM and PB for the next drawings. It may not be $487 mil, but it will certainly be more millions than I have now!

                              As for religiously.... yes, I buy a ticket for every draw and then say a prayer...

                              Please G-D, let me win the lottery! Scared

                              When you ask God to let you win the lottery you are asking him to make everyone else lose.

                              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.