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Posted: June 28, 2003, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

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    Posted: June 28, 2003, 9:56 pm - IP Logged

    I think I may have to take

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      Posted: June 28, 2003, 10:25 pm - IP Logged

      Kristin,

      Statistica

       

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        RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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        Posted: June 28, 2003, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

        The Powerball have fewer bonus balls and the overall odds are better, so it can't be harder to hit than Megamillions.  I didn't make the trip to Indiana to buy tickets and I didn't even get in on Ohio 649P's $18M jackpot, but no one won either, so I can still get into both games next week.  I was programming some new features into my RNG and when I looked up it was too late to buy tickets.  I had plan to buy $20 worth, I checked the list and I would only have matched 3 for a free play.  Hopefully the added features in my RNG will improve my picks.  I'll be heading over to New Haven,IN later in the week to pick up some tickets for PB's $90M cash.

        Good luck to everyone
        RJOh

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          Posted: June 28, 2003, 10:44 pm - IP Logged

          Hey Todd,

           I was actually thinking about trying out that service for the Mega Millions and Powerball. I think it's a great idea, ty for bringing it up. Although, if you win, you don't have to split the money with who ever owns that site do you? I don't quite understand how that works out yet.

           

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            Posted: June 29, 2003, 5:15 am - IP Logged

            Nope, they don't keep anything.  I have $3 in my online account now (my big winnings from last night!), which I can either apply to a future order (gonna play Powerball again), or they will send it to me (nah!).

             

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              Posted: June 29, 2003, 7:20 pm - IP Logged

              Hey gang...

              Let's put our heads together and compare some #'s for the MM & PB for the next drawings OK?

               

              Ken

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                Posted: June 29, 2003, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

                As of 06/27/03 Megamillions lottery had 117 drawings and all the winning numbers were within the following parameters.
                          100%                      80% 
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                Ave.Sum = 134 (58-212)            85 to 195
                Ave. Range = 36 (13-50)            21 to 50
                Ave. Gap = 9 (1-41)                1 to 14
                _______________________________________________________________
                Pos 1 = 1 to 31                    1 to 15
                Pos 2 = 2 to 42                    2 to 39
                Pos 3 = 3 to 49                    9 to 45
                Pos 4 = 5 to 50                    22 to 50 
                Pos 5 = 22 to 52                  39 to 52
                Bonus Numbers 1 to 52              1 to 52

                To generate picks, these parameters can be reduced to 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 four or more times were there 86% of the times and the different(gap) between adjacent numbers ranged from 1 to 41, but 1 to 15 covers 82% of the occurances.  Generating numbers within these reduced parameters limits will cover better with less combinations.

                When I checked the file using these reduced parameters, I found that 16% of the combinations were totally within these parameters and the rest had characteristic within 85% of these reduced parameters.

                For the 07/02 PowerBall drawings, I will be using similar information.

                Good luck lottery players
                RJOh

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                  Posted: June 30, 2003, 5:32 am - IP Logged

                  RJOh,

                  Those are some great stats. Please keep them coming!

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                    Posted: June 30, 2003, 12:22 pm - IP Logged

                    I used all 53 white balls, most of them three times and came up with 26 combiantions using my RNG with setted perematers.

                    Sums = 88 to 172
                    Range = 23 to 48
                    Gaps = 1 to 18
                    ___________________________________________________________
                    Pos 1 = 1 to 19
                    Pos 2 = 5 to 26
                    Pos 3 = 16 to 38
                    Pos 4 = 21 to 48
                    Pos 5 = 33 to 53

                    These are the red balls I used:
                     
                    01 02 03 04 05 06 08 09 10 13 17 20 21 23 25 26 28 29 30 31 34 35 38 40 41 42

                    Good luck,
                    RJOh

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                      Posted: July 1, 2003, 10:47 am - IP Logged

                      I don't wheel numbers because too many lines are required to get a guarantee of a match 3 with even a small group of numbers.  If you don't have a guarantee of a match that pays if you have all the numbers, what is the value of wheeling?.  I use a RNG(random number generator) that generates lines and throw out the ones  not within the setted perameters.  If I use the 53 numbers one time, the most lines that can be generated in 10, if I add an additional 53 numbers then it may generate another 11 lines depending on the limits like matching 1 within the group no more than 5 times or matching 2 within the group 1 time and etc.  I recently revised my RNG so that I can change the perameters and change the amout of numbers as it runs, that way when it is not coming up with any lines because it can't find any with in the perameters, I can change them.  It's just like a magic box, you throw in a bunch of numbers and ask for a winner, you just have to tell it what a winner looks like.  I can continue up to 500 lines but I seldom use any number more than 5 times, so it stop generating lines after 50 lines or so.   Before I retired I once generated 300 lines for a lottery pool at work, the best we did was a match 4 in a local 6/47 game.  The RNG didn't have all the features that it now has, may it would had done better.

                      Good luck on your picks.
                      RJOh

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                        Posted: July 1, 2003, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

                        interesting... How do you generate your stats?

                        For Powerball, I'm coming up with...

                        Pos 1 = 1 to 32
                        Pos 2 = 2 to 45
                        Pos 3 = 6 to 48
                        Pos 4 = 9 to 50
                        Pos 5 = 10 to 53

                          kbcherokee's avatar - buffalo2
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                          Posted: July 1, 2003, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

                          RJOH:

                           

                          Thanks for the info. Is there any way you can tell on you program what #' are probable for hitting, say the next game? Does it tell you what #'s "hit" before or after certain #'s? Or the way the #'s are heading, say getting smaller or more higher #'s are hitting etc.?

                          My Chart tells me all that information which makes it very helpful in picking my #'s.

                          Ken

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                            Posted: July 1, 2003, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

                            my pix...

                            White... 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 29, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52, 53

                            Red... 5, 6, 13, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 29, 35, 38

                              RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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                              Posted: July 1, 2003, 1:15 pm - IP Logged

                              To hypersoning,

                              The acutal stats of the last 74 PowerBall drawings are:
                              Sum =32 to 199
                              Range = 8 to 52
                              Gaps = 1 to 39
                              __________________
                              Pos1 = 1 to 32
                              Pos2 = 2 to 45
                              Pos3 = 6 to 48
                              Pos4 = 9 to 50
                              Pos5 = 10 to 52
                              Matched 0 = 37 to 54
                              Matched 1 = 16 to 33
                              Matched 2 = 0 to 8
                              Matched 3 = 0 to 2
                              Matched 4 =0

                              I chose to use the stats that happen 80% of the time.  The stats posted above were the stats of the file I created using my RNG

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                              To kbcherokee,

                              No I don't have anything that tries to pick which numbers will hit next.  Years ago I use to graph each numbers with number of hits on the x-axis and the ave.drawings between hits on the y-axis.  I would calculated the slope of each graph and played those numbers that were within one drawing of a intersect with points from the y-axis. Over the years as I upgraded computers, I discarded that and other programs and now I just have the one that create and maintain my data files and the RNG that pick my numbers.

                              RJOh