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Hit 4 of 5 numbers, what would you do?

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amber123's avatar - OpIFNim

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Posted: September 26, 2016, 9:09 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.

BobP

You never really know someone until you read their fake profile.

True, but how often does a person beat odds of 1 in 6,109? 

Once they do, (unlikely), they still have a 1 in 41 chance. It looks good, but once you break it down like I have, it's a two part picture in which both unlikely parts come together as one at the right time.

Sorry, not impressed. Just like Vtracs in the smaller games. Sure it's easier to follow a smaller group of numbers, but each of those Vtracs represent a group of numbers, meaning cost does not change. Just like Delta numbers, sure it's easier to only track 15 numbers instead upwards of 36 to 60 numbers, but each of those Delta numbers, when reversed back to real numbers are much larger, and again, no cost change.

    GiveFive's avatar - Lottery-026.jpg
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    Posted: September 27, 2016, 8:05 am - 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.

    BobP

    You never really know someone until you read their fake profile.

    Right you are Bob.

    Interesting fact for you... In NY's Take5 (a 5/39 matrix) there have been 44 duplicate sets of 5 numbers drawn since January of 1992 when the game began. (7,000+ drawings) Another way of saying it is there have been 44 times over the life of Take5, where the same set of five numbers has been drawn twice.

    Same type of thing has also happened in other states 5/39 games.  (Georgia, and California are just two that come to mind)  G5

    About playing the lottery --  You will lose more than you win. Until you hit a jackpot.  Then everything changes!