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• Ontario
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When I play a lottery game, I include all the numbers in the draw. Example, when playing 6/49 , I select 8 lines of six numbers per line with no repeat of numbers to the successive line. 8 lines x six numbers = 48. All numbers are played except one.

Example :  04 11 23 28 45 47       13 18 25 27 34 48          02 was not included.

01 08 20 31 38 46

06 17 19 22 37 41

05 07 16 29 36 39

09 10 14 42 44 49

03 15 21 30 35 40

12 24 26 32 33 43

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Quote: Originally posted by MRLOTTO69 on Aug 29, 2024

When I play a lottery game, I include all the numbers in the draw. Example, when playing 6/49 , I select 8 lines of six numbers per line with no repeat of numbers to the successive line. 8 lines x six numbers = 48. All numbers are played except one.

Example :  04 11 23 28 45 47       13 18 25 27 34 48          02 was not included.

01 08 20 31 38 46

06 17 19 22 37 41

05 07 16 29 36 39

09 10 14 42 44 49

03 15 21 30 35 40

12 24 26 32 33 43

What has been the effect of that in terms of winnings??

I believe winning is the bottom line, so how has it been so far?

I always play one QP line. I am yet to win the JP.

I believe winning the lottery jackpot is a 💯 % factor of luck.

May Fortuna, goddess of chance or lot vindicate me.

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I've been playing Lotto Texas the same. 54 numbers on 9 lines. I only play that much on Saturday, and generally buy a single QP for the Wednesday draw, and skip Monday's draw. Guaranteed to have all 6 numbers on 6 lines which increases your chances of one of the lower prizes as well as the jackpot. Still pretty hard to win though.

Good luck!

CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

A DOLLAR AND A DREAM (OR \$2)

JUST LOOK AT THE ODDS OF ANY JACKPOT GAME, THAT WILL TELL YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

• 700 light yrs West of Milky Way Galaxy's Center
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Quote: Originally posted by MRLOTTO69 on Aug 29, 2024

When I play a lottery game, I include all the numbers in the draw. Example, when playing 6/49 , I select 8 lines of six numbers per line with no repeat of numbers to the successive line. 8 lines x six numbers = 48. All numbers are played except one.

Example :  04 11 23 28 45 47       13 18 25 27 34 48          02 was not included.

01 08 20 31 38 46

06 17 19 22 37 41

05 07 16 29 36 39

09 10 14 42 44 49

03 15 21 30 35 40

12 24 26 32 33 43

"All numbers are played except one"

Your Lottery will select THAT 1 numba you left out to keep ya from winning...I've prooven it time & time again..!!!

Texez 2 Stepper will tell ya" it'z a mere coincidence"..while the Math sayzz uthawize..

• United States
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I'm a pretty heavy player...\$15 a day...all draw games. 12#/\$12 wheel for Cash 5 (Texas) and a line or two for whatever big game is that night.  Win a few free quick picks every night for matching 2 numbers, and usually win \$15 3-4 times a week for matching 3. Will hit \$350 a couple times a year, but have never gotten the \$25k jackpot. Have used SLAG now for about 12 years.

• Dump Water Florida
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Quote: Originally posted by MRLOTTO69 on Aug 29, 2024

When I play a lottery game, I include all the numbers in the draw. Example, when playing 6/49 , I select 8 lines of six numbers per line with no repeat of numbers to the successive line. 8 lines x six numbers = 48. All numbers are played except one.

Example :  04 11 23 28 45 47       13 18 25 27 34 48          02 was not included.

01 08 20 31 38 46

06 17 19 22 37 41

05 07 16 29 36 39

09 10 14 42 44 49

03 15 21 30 35 40

12 24 26 32 33 43

What you're doing looks fine to me, within sum ranges, only thing is all 2/4 4/2 odd/even so 3/3 the most common is ruled out as are the 1/5 5/1 10% chance.  Good if the strategy for that draw is 2/4 4/2 expected, otherwise 3/3 for a jackpot is impossible.  It's only 8 lines out of millions, so it's still a super long shot.  It does take the risk of picking the wrong numbers out of the wheeling problem.  Wonder if there is a lottery software that can build sets like this with most aspects taken into account.  The one left out number is fixed by playing 2 sets.

BobP

• Ontario
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Hi,Bobp

My reason for playing all the numbers in a lottery system is that all numbers in a system have an equal chance of being selected. If you play only one line of six numbers and not the other 43 numbers, you are gambling twice. First gamble is that of the 49 numbers only six will be chosen at the draw and the second gamble is that the other 43 will not be chosen. This method gives you a near 100% chance that the six winning numbers will be included in the eight lines. If number 2 is selected, then five selected numbers will be in the set of eight lines.

• United States
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For the makeup problem, I cross reference SLAG with Winslips. It has a function that prevents all odd/evens or all high/low. It also prevents unlikely sets using combinatorics. Doesn't guarantee anything, but between the two programs, at least my plays avoid low probability.

• Zagreb
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There is an old program Lottery Cracker World, no longer updated. The website is down for years now, the author decided to make available for free this program but as he says most functions work, some don't, indeed you can get an internal error out of the blue for no apparent reason, again it can work with no problems, no guarantees…it has this feature to Cover every ball in the lottery in just a few lines at minimum cost, under Menu Play --à Full Selection, and it has some O/E and L/H filters

https://web.archive.org/web/20160111204604/http://www.rawcomputing.co.uk/crackerw.html

BR

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• Baton Rouge, LA
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Quote: Originally posted by JustMaybe on Aug 29, 2024

What has been the effect of that in terms of winnings??

I believe winning is the bottom line, so how has it been so far?

I always play one QP line. I am yet to win the JP.

I've tried this method with Louisiana Lotto(6/42) and didn't have much luck. I did match all the numbers, but on different lines. I had to get 3 minimum on a line to win a prize and didn't. I would put all 42 numbers into a random number generator and scramble them on to 7 lines.

The way I normally play that game is I buy one line, sometimes a quickpick, sometimes I use another method to pick the numbers myself. If prize gets above \$1million, I buy an extra ticket. If it were to hit \$2million, I'd probably get one more ticket in addition.

For Powerball and MegaMillions, I buy 1 ticket for every \$100million of lump sum prize money. When the MegaMillions was at \$402million cash, I bought 4 tickets but someone else won. Even so, I keep trying.

Prisoner Six

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• 700 light yrs West of Milky Way Galaxy's Center
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Quote: Originally posted by springb on Sep 5, 2024

For the makeup problem, I cross reference SLAG with Winslips. It has a function that prevents all odd/evens or all high/low. It also prevents unlikely sets using combinatorics. Doesn't guarantee anything, but between the two programs, at least my plays avoid low probability.

"I cross reference SLAG with Winslips"

Well naah, That'z the 1st sensible thang I seen ya say So far...So there iz hope fa YOU afta all..

It'z good to see that Ole Stat\$'z  influencez are catchin oon ,for Terminology & Strategy on diz Server..!!

I cain't announce too much openly, dem dadgone LOz go their earzz to their screenz.

But fa show  they don't want you uzin  Probability Math..!! so encrypt yo Lottery Tool Folderz..Trust Me..or az Brock Lee sayzz, rename all ya Lottery folderz " DookeyStickjoello Puddin"

-Stat\$talker

• Sao Paulo
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Quote: Originally posted by PrisonerSix on Sep 14, 2024

I've tried this method with Louisiana Lotto(6/42) and didn't have much luck. I did match all the numbers, but on different lines. I had to get 3 minimum on a line to win a prize and didn't. I would put all 42 numbers into a random number generator and scramble them on to 7 lines.

The way I normally play that game is I buy one line, sometimes a quickpick, sometimes I use another method to pick the numbers myself. If prize gets above \$1million, I buy an extra ticket. If it were to hit \$2million, I'd probably get one more ticket in addition.

For Powerball and MegaMillions, I buy 1 ticket for every \$100million of lump sum prize money. When the MegaMillions was at \$402million cash, I bought 4 tickets but someone else won. Even so, I keep trying.

109 combinations

42,6,3,6 = 109

1 2 3 24 32 41
1 2 3 33 38 42
1 2 24 33 37 40
1 2 25 35 37 42
1 2 28 31 34 36
1 3 25 34 38 42
1 4 23 30 33 39
1 4 26 34 36 39
1 4 27 29 30 31
1 23 25 27 28 33
1 23 29 33 34 36
1 24 25 34 37 40
1 25 32 34 35 41
1 25 32 38 39 40
1 26 27 29 33 39
1 26 28 30 33 34
1 28 31 33 36 39
2 3 24 25 33 41
2 3 24 34 39 41
2 4 23 25 30 34
2 4 25 26 33 36
2 4 25 27 31 39
2 23 25 29 36 39
2 23 26 27 28 29
2 25 26 27 29 34
2 25 26 28 30 39
2 25 29 30 31 33
2 32 33 34 38 40
2 32 33 35 39 41
3 4 24 26 36 37
3 4 27 31 32 37
3 4 28 29 35 40
3 23 24 27 28 38
3 23 26 31 35 40
3 23 29 32 36 37
3 24 35 37 38 39
3 24 35 39 40 42
3 26 28 30 32 37
3 27 30 35 36 40
3 29 30 31 32 38
4 23 27 28 34 39
4 23 27 31 33 34
4 23 30 40 41 42
4 24 27 31 35 38
4 24 28 29 32 42
4 26 32 35 36 38
4 28 29 37 38 41
5 6 7 8 9 10
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5 6 7 14 15 16
5 6 7 17 18 19
5 6 7 20 21 22
5 8 11 14 17 20
5 8 12 15 19 22
5 8 13 16 18 21
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5 10 12 14 18 22
5 10 12 16 17 21
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6 8 11 16 19 21
6 8 12 16 17 22
6 8 13 14 18 22
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6 10 11 15 17 22
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7 8 11 15 18 22
7 8 12 14 19 21
7 8 12 16 18 20
7 8 13 15 17 21
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7 10 13 16 19 22
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23 24 26 31 32 42
23 24 29 35 36 38
23 26 31 37 38 41
23 27 28 32 35 37
24 26 28 30 35 38
24 27 30 32 36 42
24 29 30 31 35 37
25 26 28 30 31 36
25 33 34 35 37 42
26 27 29 40 41 42
27 30 36 37 38 41
28 31 36 40 41 42
29 30 31 32 34 39
37 38 39 40 41 42

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