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Posted: April 9, 2004, 5:23 pm - IP Logged

What I MeantT Was, If I But One Quick Pick #(01,02,03,04,05:33) To Last 26 Straight Drawings(4-10-04, 4-14-04, ETC.) Or Three Quick Pick # To Last 10 Draws(4-10-04, 4-14-04, ETC.) Which Has The Best Overall Odds? Also Would I Be Better Off Getting My Quick Picks Though The Store Or Off A Lotto Program(Lotto Hat, Lotto Pro)?

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    Posted: April 10, 2004, 4:44 am - IP Logged

    That is the same question as before and therefore the same answer applies. 30 tickets is better than 26 tickets.

    If you meant to ask: 3 quick picks over 10 draws or 1 quick pick for 30 draws. Then my answer is 1 ticket for 30 draws is better by a very, very small margin.

    Good luck,
    Jake

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      Posted: April 10, 2004, 1:26 pm - IP Logged

      Also, buying one ticket for 30 games rather than buying three tickets for 10 games gives you a better feeling because you are in the chase a lot longer (you can't win unless you play).  It's not just about winning, if you're just spending $1 per game, it's about dreaming and hoping that you'll get lucky and that feels good, the longer the better.

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        Posted: April 10, 2004, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

        each ticket is good for only one dvent...

        The 10 draw scenario, your odds are 3:120,526,770.00 for 10 draw dvents... cost $30 ($60 with power play)

        The 26 draw scenario, your odds are 1:120,526,770.00 for 26 draw dvents... cost $26 ($52 with power play)

        I would take the one QP over 26 draws because then the dvent you are trying to match has 26 times to happen rather than 10... as you can see, there is no significant odds reduction playing 1 ticket vs. 3 (odds not meant to be a reduceable fraction)

        There is one and only one way to reduce odds in powerball, and that is to play 42 tickets, each one having a separate powerball from 1-42, this will genuinely reduce your odds from 42:120,526,770.00 down to 42:2,939,677.32... that's the basis for a wheel I'm working on now, but it's a long development road before the whole thing will be ready for prime-time...

        Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.

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          Posted: April 10, 2004, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

          Actually when you play Powerball, you are playing 2 lotteries, one is 1:42 and the other is 1:2,869,685.  Playing all 42 powerballs gives you 42:42 or 1:1 odds of picking the  the right power ball and 42:2,869,685 of picking the right combination of five, but the odds of picking both the right powerball and the right combination of five together is 42:120,526,770 or 1:2,869,685.

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            Posted: April 12, 2004, 4:32 am - IP Logged

            Maybe not two lotteries from another aspect of view

            You add the powerball to 5 balls and its like a pick6 lottery.When you work out the result of pick6,Just select 2 balls from 6 as powerball DEPENDING ON a effective method or analysis.When 6 balls have one  powerball and 4 balls ,This way can guarantee a 4+1 of 5000$ FAR more than 4+0 of 100$ the way you figure out the result separating the powerball apart from other 5 .Besides,it could take the advantage of multiplier to turn 5000$ to 25,000$ and 100$ to 500$ at most.,you could have won more  20,000$.

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              Posted: April 12, 2004, 7:37 am - IP Logged

              hot lotto,

              Do you actually play any U.S. lotteries?

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                Posted: April 12, 2004, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

                Hot Lotto... in 12 of 158 drawings, the powerball matched a number in the white balls... thereby making analysis as a pick 6 invalid because pick 6 lotto numbers cannot ever repeat in the same drawing... even though it's only 7.6% so far, it still can happen.

                Playing more than one ticket per game is betting against yourself.


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                  Posted: April 12, 2004, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

                  Everyone could play four U.S.Lotteries at biggamelottery.com online and when polls are set up,it would work more effective.

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                    Posted: April 12, 2004, 8:11 pm - IP Logged
                    Quote: Originally posted by Jake649 on April 10, 2004



                    That is the same question as before and therefore the same answer applies. 30 tickets is better than 26 tickets.

                    If you meant to ask: 3 quick picks over 10 draws or 1 quick pick for 30 draws. Then my answer is 1 ticket for 30 draws is better by a very, very small margin.

                    Good luck,
                    Jake




                    I concur.
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                      Posted: April 12, 2004, 8:26 pm - IP Logged

                      hot lotto,

                      You are confusing the word poll with the word pool,  you must not be from the U.S.  You also need to read the rules of the games if you think the powerball is a pick6 game.

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                        No,I am not confusing the two.,My Lottery poll with  the prediction could be voted and the predcition could be brought by the people if they want to.The poll is set up to know better of how the lottery pool runs.The pool is just to be done thru a poll way for free.And I collected worldwide lotteies and the rule how to play all of them.Just check my post.

                        Where I come from is least important and I would not be willing to let people know who I am and where I am from.

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                          Posted: April 14, 2004, 7:13 am - IP Logged
                          Quote: Originally posted by hot lotto on April 13, 2004



                          Where I come from is least important and I would not be willing to let people know who I am and where I am from.






                          Your foolish talk will always tell people who your are.  It's like a finger print.

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                            Posted: April 14, 2004, 7:25 am - IP Logged
                            Quote: Originally posted by hypersoniq on April 10, 2004



                            There is one and only one way to reduce odds in powerball, and that is to play 42 tickets, each one having a separate powerball from 1-42, this will genuinely reduce your odds from 42:120,526,770.00 down to 42:2,939,677.32... that's the basis for a wheel I'm working on now, but it's a long development road before the whole thing will be ready for prime-time...




                            OR you could play 42 combinations,  each having the same red powerball, and if you match the red powerball, that's 42 chances at  1 in 2,939,677.32 (Am I explaining it right???).  It's a big risk, but that's what playing the lottery is all about:  big risks and big rewards.

                            Smart lottery winners form trust to claim their winnings.  They send an attorney to the lottery headquarters to claim the prize in trust, so that ONLY the name of the trust is revealed.  And they tell NO ONE, especially relatives.

                            If you ever win a lottery and you are single, the only person you should ever marry is someone who was truly in love with you BEFORE you won the jackpot!