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Hit 4 of 5 numbers, what would you do?

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Posted: September 25, 2016, 2:41 pm - IP Logged

Hi,

I always play the same numbers.  Last night I hit 4 of 5 numbers. 

When Illinois added the midday for Lucky Day Lotto, I was aggravated because of the extra cost per week, but I continued to play both draws because I was fearful my numbers would hit.  It wasn't an economic hardship, but still aggravating.

Now that 4 of 5 of my numbers have hit, I am wondering what the likelihood is that all five numbers will hit. 

Would you stop playing?

Thanks in advance!

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    Posted: September 25, 2016, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

    First, congrats on your hit! Second, I would not stop playing them.

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      Posted: September 25, 2016, 3:50 pm - IP Logged

      Hi,

      I always play the same numbers.  Last night I hit 4 of 5 numbers. 

      When Illinois added the midday for Lucky Day Lotto, I was aggravated because of the extra cost per week, but I continued to play both draws because I was fearful my numbers would hit.  It wasn't an economic hardship, but still aggravating.

      Now that 4 of 5 of my numbers have hit, I am wondering what the likelihood is that all five numbers will hit. 

      Would you stop playing?

      Thanks in advance!

      It can be said that you have more chance of never getting all five numbers than of getting them.

      But as all numbers have the very same chance to come out ALL of the time, it can also be said that you have an equal chance of either winning or not winning the jackpot (same as everybody else who plays).

      It is also true that if you don't play then you don't have a chance at all.

      But to answer your question:

      All numbers are EXACTLY equal, no matter how many numbers the game has, so based just on that, either you have a chance of 1 on 1,221,759 or a chance of 1 on 2 that is the very same chance of winning as of not winning the jackpot, flip a coin, it will either be heads or tails.

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        Posted: September 25, 2016, 3:55 pm - IP Logged

        Hi,

        I always play the same numbers.  Last night I hit 4 of 5 numbers. 

        When Illinois added the midday for Lucky Day Lotto, I was aggravated because of the extra cost per week, but I continued to play both draws because I was fearful my numbers would hit.  It wasn't an economic hardship, but still aggravating.

        Now that 4 of 5 of my numbers have hit, I am wondering what the likelihood is that all five numbers will hit. 

        Would you stop playing?

        Thanks in advance!

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          Posted: September 25, 2016, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

          It's your choice, but I say keep playing

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            Posted: September 25, 2016, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

            Congrats on the win, but not as close as it appears. Odds of getting all 5 balls verses 4 balls is 1 in ~200.

            5/5 Jackpot 1:1,221,759
            4/5 $200 1:6,109
            3/5 $15 1:157
            2/5 $1 1:12
            Overall odds 1:11

            The game is only $1 per play / $2 per day. If it were me, I'd keep playing, regardless. You never know.

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              Posted: September 26, 2016, 11:57 am - IP Logged

              Congrats.  Keep playing.  Good luck.

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                Posted: September 26, 2016, 3:56 pm - IP Logged

                Hi,

                I always play the same numbers.  Last night I hit 4 of 5 numbers. 

                When Illinois added the midday for Lucky Day Lotto, I was aggravated because of the extra cost per week, but I continued to play both draws because I was fearful my numbers would hit.  It wasn't an economic hardship, but still aggravating.

                Now that 4 of 5 of my numbers have hit, I am wondering what the likelihood is that all five numbers will hit. 

                Would you stop playing?

                Thanks in advance!

                4/5 is only 1 in 6,109. 

                 

                It's an illusion when people win 4 out of 5, without knowing the reality of the odds, and think If they only had the last number for a JP. But to get the last number, you have to make a huge leap from 1 in 6,109, to 1 in 1,221,759.

                Good luck !  Green laugh

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                  Posted: September 26, 2016, 4:35 pm - IP Logged

                  4/5 is only 1 in 6,109. 

                   

                  It's an illusion when people win 4 out of 5, without knowing the reality of the odds, and think If they only had the last number for a JP. But to get the last number, you have to make a huge leap from 1 in 6,109, to 1 in 1,221,759.

                  Good luck !  Green laugh

                  After overcoming the shock of agreeing with Amber, LOL if I'm going to beat a 1 in 6109 chance, I want to collect a lot more than $200.

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                    Posted: September 26, 2016, 4:57 pm - IP Logged

                    Hi,

                    I always play the same numbers.  Last night I hit 4 of 5 numbers. 

                    When Illinois added the midday for Lucky Day Lotto, I was aggravated because of the extra cost per week, but I continued to play both draws because I was fearful my numbers would hit.  It wasn't an economic hardship, but still aggravating.

                    Now that 4 of 5 of my numbers have hit, I am wondering what the likelihood is that all five numbers will hit. 

                    Would you stop playing?

                    Thanks in advance!

                    I posted a bigger set of combinations for Fantasy 5 California. I scored several 4/5 in a month.

                    One combination hit twice 4/5.

                    You can find the combinations in the pick 5 forum where I posted them.

                    Maybe this hint is helping you to think.

                    I made the combinations using my own self written program.

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                      Do your combos stay the same faor a long time, or do you change them up once in a while... I want to start playing your numbers. Any tips on how to choose...so many to pck from...thank you. Lep

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                        Posted: September 26, 2016, 6:38 pm - IP Logged

                        Me..i never pay attention to odds, they dont exist for me..but if it were me i would then come up with another set of numbers for a while an d maybe go back to the originals..lucky you. I also had my regular numbers come up and would have gotten four but i did not play them for some reason..it hurt my soul..lol

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                          Posted: September 26, 2016, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                          Hi,

                          I always play the same numbers.  Last night I hit 4 of 5 numbers. 

                          When Illinois added the midday for Lucky Day Lotto, I was aggravated because of the extra cost per week, but I continued to play both draws because I was fearful my numbers would hit.  It wasn't an economic hardship, but still aggravating.

                          Now that 4 of 5 of my numbers have hit, I am wondering what the likelihood is that all five numbers will hit. 

                          Would you stop playing?

                          Thanks in advance!

                          I have studied odds. and odds don't tell the whole story. if that were the case then
                          pic three players would only hit on average of once every 1000 predictions.

                          to my knowlege (a study done) no lottery with a 6 number draw has ever repeated!
                          with that being said, 4 numbers have, three numbers happen more often than you might think. there called
                          triads.

                          I would first off enjoy the win. go take in a movie, dinner whatever with a smile.
                          I would change my numbers up and run em.
                          in the meantime I would keep those numbers.research when the last time the triad hit?
                          hold on to them for a cycle and start playing them again.

                          Good Luck
                          and
                          Congrats!!

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                            Posted: September 26, 2016, 8:18 pm - IP Logged

                            The beauty of hitting your # is getting paid out and starting over fresh if so the number ever comes back to you then play it..

                            Creativity..

                            " What's more likely to happen will happen.. "

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                              Posted: September 26, 2016, 8:26 pm - IP Logged

                              It's a 5/45 game.  While the odds against a 5 number win may be huge, once you have 4 numbers correct the real odds are 1 in 41 of getting the fifth number. 

                              In five number games,  the same four numbers often are drawn again, the the larger the game the less often.

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