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Say it ain't so Todd...Power Play is looking SKEWED !!

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Posted: November 20, 2016, 5:47 am - IP Logged

I was looking over the history of Powerball over this past year's drawings and the Power Play number appears to be stuck on 2 and 3 much more by far than 4 or 5.

See for yourself:

http://www.txlottery.org/export/sites/lottery/Games/Powerball/Winning_Numbers/

Since we do not have the benefit of the LIVE Power Play "wheel-of-fortune" anymore; Perhaps you could contact MUSL and shine the bright light of investigative journalism into what appears to be at the very least, an anomaly. 

This coincidence should make for another strong argument to eliminate the Random Number Generator and bring back the LIVE wheel.

What do you and the readership make of all this ?

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    Posted: November 20, 2016, 8:52 am - IP Logged

     Power play odds are posted- Looks like they use 43 balls. Below are the power play odds and the number of balls for each number 2 through 5 - and 10 when the jackpot is less than $150,000,000.  This  may explain why you see more 2's & 3's

     

    X 2- 1:1.79  (24 Balls)

    X3= 1:3.31  (13 Balls)

    X4= 1:14.33 (3 Balls)

    X5= 1:21.50 (2 Balls)

    X10= 1:43    (1 Ball)

    "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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      Posted: November 20, 2016, 9:20 am - IP Logged

      I Agree!   ^^^ This is the answer.

       

      Check the State Lottery Report Card
      What grade did your lottery earn?

       

      Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
      Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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        Posted: November 20, 2016, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

         Power play odds are posted- Looks like they use 43 balls. Below are the power play odds and the number of balls for each number 2 through 5 - and 10 when the jackpot is less than $150,000,000.  This  may explain why you see more 2's & 3's

         

        X 2- 1:1.79  (24 Balls)

        X3= 1:3.31  (13 Balls)

        X4= 1:14.33 (3 Balls)

        X5= 1:21.50 (2 Balls)

        X10= 1:43    (1 Ball)

        makes sense.

        "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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          Posted: November 21, 2016, 12:26 am - IP Logged

          fja,

          Good info, thanks. 

          Can we take it that the Mega ball number is a little more balanced? On the link in the OP they all seem to have hit just about equally.

          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.

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            Posted: November 21, 2016, 6:36 am - IP Logged

            The megaplier has better odds of hitting the number 5,  However the 2nd prize of 1 million has only been hit 129  times vs 280  times in Powerball  this year.  Also note that the max payout with a 5 megaplier when you hit a 4+1 in mega millions is $25,000 , where as, a max payout with a 5 powerplay is $500,000 with a 1:43 chance of $5,000,000 if the jackpost is less than $150,000,000. 

             

            2X=1:7.5            (1 Ball)

            3X=1:3.752        (1 Ball) 

            4X=1:5               (1 Ball)

            5X=1:2.5            (2 Balls)

            "Everybody has to believe in something...I believe I'll have another beer!"   = W.C.Fields                      

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              Posted: November 21, 2016, 9:11 am - IP Logged

              I was looking over the history of Powerball over this past year's drawings and the Power Play number appears to be stuck on 2 and 3 much more by far than 4 or 5.

              See for yourself:

              http://www.txlottery.org/export/sites/lottery/Games/Powerball/Winning_Numbers/

              Since we do not have the benefit of the LIVE Power Play "wheel-of-fortune" anymore; Perhaps you could contact MUSL and shine the bright light of investigative journalism into what appears to be at the very least, an anomaly. 

              This coincidence should make for another strong argument to eliminate the Random Number Generator and bring back the LIVE wheel.

              What do you and the readership make of all this ?

              The Powerball lottery should have never changed the power play.  Second I haven't seen or heard and especially this site that the 10x has come out for a powerplay. 

               

              Are they just using that as a market ploy to get more people to buy?

               

              Sure hope someone on here hits it.  I would love to figure out 5 numbers.

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                Posted: November 21, 2016, 10:46 am - IP Logged

                I was looking over the history of Powerball over this past year's drawings and the Power Play number appears to be stuck on 2 and 3 much more by far than 4 or 5.

                See for yourself:

                http://www.txlottery.org/export/sites/lottery/Games/Powerball/Winning_Numbers/

                Since we do not have the benefit of the LIVE Power Play "wheel-of-fortune" anymore; Perhaps you could contact MUSL and shine the bright light of investigative journalism into what appears to be at the very least, an anomaly. 

                This coincidence should make for another strong argument to eliminate the Random Number Generator and bring back the LIVE wheel.

                What do you and the readership make of all this ?

                I just noticed that too.  Weird coincidence.  Now if they have a winner(s) you think it will then trigger a 4 or 5 powerplay.  I don't have any intentions of playing powerplay not great odds at all.  I also like the 21 and 50 in one of these drawings.

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                  Posted: November 23, 2016, 12:15 pm - IP Logged

                  I was looking over the history of Powerball over this past year's drawings and the Power Play number appears to be stuck on 2 and 3 much more by far than 4 or 5.

                  See for yourself:

                  http://www.txlottery.org/export/sites/lottery/Games/Powerball/Winning_Numbers/

                  Since we do not have the benefit of the LIVE Power Play "wheel-of-fortune" anymore; Perhaps you could contact MUSL and shine the bright light of investigative journalism into what appears to be at the very least, an anomaly. 

                  This coincidence should make for another strong argument to eliminate the Random Number Generator and bring back the LIVE wheel.

                  What do you and the readership make of all this ?

                  Either the powerplay which I don't play will do another 2 or 3 or they will have someone hit and it does 4 or 5.

                   

                  What is up with the 10x not ever being drawn?  I don't get it.