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# My pick5, pick6 and bonus ball system

Topic closed. 8 replies. Last post 13 years ago by cotti47.

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mid-Ohio
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With my system I use data from previous lottery drawings to pick my numbers.  I play all the possible numbers in the core combinations(the basic 5 or 6 number combination) so in a 649 game I would play at least 9-10 lines to cover all 49 numbers, however if the combinations included a bonus number, I would be a little more selective for that one number.  I have never won a jackpot with this system, but I did match 5 of 6 in Ohio649P last year.  That is the best I have done so far, and overall I'm in the red, but I don't think QP's(quick picks) would have given me a better selection.  I usually play 20-40 lines of numbers when the jackpot is a decent size or more if I'm pooling with other players.

While it is true that previous random dvents have no  effects  on future random dvents and no one can predict a random dvent, these random dvents do have their limits or perameters, for example in the Powerball lottery exactly 5 balls are picked from a group of 53 and a bonus ball picked from a different group of 42, so if you were to pick all six balls from a group of 95 balls instead, you would be be dealing with 869,107,785 possible combinations rather than 120,526,770 combinations.  Every lottery have parameters, I reduce them to limit my selections even more.  In all lotteries I have noticed that in the short run certain smaller combinations appear more than others and larger combinations seldom appear more than once, I use this information when picking perameters to limit my combinations selection.  I also look at sums (the total of all numbers), gaps(the difference between two adjacent numbers in a sorted order), ranges(the difference between the lowest and highest numbers), number of hits and number positions once the combinaions are sorted.  I'm trying to pick combinations with similar profiles of previous winners.

As of 05/03/03 the Powerball had 60 drawings since changing to a 6/53 +1/42 format.  I checked the history of those drawings and these are the perameters I come up with:

Sums = 32-199 *(87-162)  ave. = 133
Gaps = 1-39 *(1-24)  ave. = 9
Range = 8-52 *(27-48)  ave. = 36
Column 1 = 1-32 *(1-18)
Column 2 = 4-45 *(5-28)
Column 3 = 6-46 *(16-40)
Column 4 = 9-50 *(21-49)
Column 5 = 10-53 *(39-53)
Bonus = 1-42 *(33) only the ones that has hitted at least one time
* these are my perferred numbers since I'm only playing 10-20 lines because they cover 75% of the occurances.  I would use the wider range if I was playing more lines and play all the bonus numbers if I played more than 42 lines.
matched 0 = 29-43
matched 1 = 11-27
matched 2 = 0-7
matched 3 = 0-1 *(0)
matched 4 = 0
I never play a combination of five that has hitted

Now that I have the perameters that I want to use I will pick 20 combinations randomly which will include all 52 numbers in the core combinations and 20 different bonus numbers.  These would be my picks for 05/07/03 if I was playing.

1. 06 20 34 39 50  +17
2. 09 11 26 33 44  +02
3. 04 08 28 32 48  +06
4. 03 21 24 25 45  +41
5. 13 14 36 42 52  +10
6. 10 12 16 37 43  +28
7. 05 15 19 38 41  +32
8. 17 23 29 30 49  +05
9. 07 18 22 27 47  +21
10. 01 15 31 40 46  +42
11. 13 19 35 39 51  +20
12. 02 06 24 29 48  +11
13. 05 23 28 41 53  +34
14. 14 16 17 30 45  +40
15. 03 09 21 40 49  +31
16. 08 22 27 31 50  +13
17. 07 26 35 43 47  +25
18. 12 20 36 37 44  +07
19. 01 25 32 34 42  +08
20. 04 11 33 38 51  +01

Playing 20 combinations should improve my odds accordinly.

MATCH                GAME  ODDS                  PLAYING ODDS
5 / 5 +B                1 : 120526770                      1 : 6026338
5 / 5                    1 : 2939677                          1 : 146983
4 / 5 +B                1 : 502195                            1 : 25109
4 / 5                    1 : 12249                              1 : 612
3 / 5 +B                1 : 10685                              1 : 534
3 / 5                    1 : 261                                  1 : 13
2 / 5 +B                1 : 697                                1 : 34
1 / 5 +B                1 : 124                                1 : 6
0 / 5 +B                1 : 70                                  1 : 3
OVERALL            1 : 36                                  1 : 2

This is my system, it hasn't won a jackpot, but it keep me thinking and making playing the lottery more fun for me.

RJOh
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Thanks for sharing RJOh - very nice and informative...

Good Luck

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 Posted: May 7, 2003, 9:11 pm - IP Logged

RJOh

What do you mean by "smaller combinations", are you referring to a "tighter range"?

"In all lotteries I have noticed that in the short run certain smaller combinations appear more than others and larger combinations seldom appear more than once, I use this information when picking perameters to limit my combinations selection."

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 Posted: May 7, 2003, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

There was one winning ticket from South Carolina
Winning numbers for 05/07/03 were 13 18 34 35 51 +28
No. 6 had the powerball for \$3
No. 10 matched 3  for \$7
Sum = 151
Gaps = 1-16
Range = 38
All numbers were within predicted positions.
matched 0 = 39
matched 1 = 16
matched 2 = 5
matched 3 = 0
matched 4 = 0
Tonight everything was in predicted perameters and non of the elimated combinations won.

To cotti47
When I mention smaller combinations I was speaking of combinations of 2's and 3's, but you will notice that while my summary showed combinations of 3's had happen , I chose to go with none because they didn't occur 75% of the time.  I limited my perameters to what happened most of the time so as to eliminate combinations that weren't likey to win, but remember any combination can win.  As the data cover more drawings, combinations of 3's are more likely to repeat and smaller combinations will repeat more often, it all depends on the length of history you are using.  I try to stay within perameters that cover what happens 60% to 75% of the time.  This system can be refined even more with additional perameters.

Good luck to you
RJOh

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 Posted: May 11, 2003, 2:47 pm - IP Logged

Thanks so much for sharing with all of us. Very good informative.

GOOD LUCK.

__________
Berley

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RJOh

Great post, played nice  too !

Do you use Lottery software & a spread sheet to do all that ?

Congratulations on 5/6 win !

Still waiting for mine, actually waiting for a 4/5 since I play pick5.

Thanks for sharing !

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To cotti47

I use programs I wrote years ago using GWBasic before such programs were commercially availabe and have modified them over the years.  I also use Lotto Pro because its files can be read by a text editor and easily modified to be read by my programs.  Lotto Pro shows some of the same data with graphs, but I can manipulate the outputs of my programs to make them more useful to me.  I'm sure there are other ways to get the same information, but this works for me and I can modify my programs to get additional information.

RJOh

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As of 06/06/03 Megamillions lottery had 111 drawings and all the winning numbers were within the following parameters.

Ave.Sum = 134 (58-212)
Ave. Range = 36 (13-50)
Ave. Gap = 9 (1-41)
Pos 1 = 1 to 31
Pos 2 = 2 to 42
Pos 3 = 4 to 49
Pos 4 = 5 to 50
Pos 5 = 22 to 52
Bonus Numbers 1 to 52

To generate picks, these parameters can be reduced a great amount and still cover 80% of the occurences.  For example when looking at the  file, the first postion numbers ranged from 1 to 31, but the top 15 numbers which appeared in that position three or more times were there 86% of the times and the different(gap) between adjacent numbers ranged from 1 to 41, but 1 to 14 covers 82% of the occurances.  Generating numbers within these reduced parameters limits my picks to a more affordable amount.

When I checked the file using these reduced parameters, I found that 30% of all the combinations were within these parameters and other combinations within these parameters would have matched three or more with the rest of the file.

For the 6/10 Megamillions drawings, I will be using reduced parameters to pick my numbers.

Good luck lottery players
RJOh

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 Posted: June 8, 2003, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

RJOh

Sounds like you'll be heading to the border soon, given the Huge Jackpot.

Looking forward to viewing your picks.

Good Luck, if you make the trip, you can cash previous winnings before expiration.

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