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The listed odds of this game are 435,897:1.  Has anyone been able to reduce these odds?  I could've sworn I read a posting a while back where someone said they got it down to about 100,000:1.  Is that accurate?  Can anyone confirm this?  I'm just wondering what the real odds are that I'm up against.  Thanks.

Todd

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Quote: Originally posted by Platinum298 on May 03, 2004

The listed odds of this game are 435,897:1.  Has anyone been able to reduce these odds?  I could've sworn I read a posting a while back where someone said they got it down to about 100,000:1.  Is that accurate?  Can anyone confirm this?  I'm just wondering what the real odds are that I'm up against.  Thanks.

Todd

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The odds of winning the jackpot in any 5/37 game is 1 in 435,897. The only guaranteed way to reduce the odds to one in 100,000 give or take a few thousand would be to buy more tickets, 4 or 5 with all numbers different among them should do it.

Another way would be to successfully eliminate 9 numbers from those you pick your numbers from.  Even for playing a single ticket, the elimination of 9 numbers from the selection process makes it a 5/28 game with odds of 1 in 98 thousand.

The remaining method is to chip away at various factors with filters, generally requiring multiple correct choices.  BobP

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 Posted: May 3, 2004, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

Platinum298,

I posted 20 lines for today's Buckeye5 in the pick5 section that have a 20:435,897  or 1:21,794 chance of winning the first prize, but they are more likely to win the minimum 1:8 of \$2-\$3.

RJOh

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 Posted: May 3, 2004, 7:45 pm - IP Logged

The list matched 2 x4 times for \$4, \$1 more than the minimum expected and that stills a loss of \$16.

RJOh

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 Posted: May 3, 2004, 8:37 pm - IP Logged
Quote: Originally posted by Platinum298 on May 03, 2004

The listed odds of this game are 435,897:1.  Has anyone been able to reduce these odds?  I could've sworn I read a posting a while back where someone said they got it down to about 100,000:1.  Is that accurate?  Can anyone confirm this?  I'm just wondering what the real odds are that I'm up against.  Thanks.

Platinum, those odds can be reduced to 1 in 108,974.

But the reduction will cost you. Agree to pay 75% of what you win and I give you the guaranteed odds reduction as stated.

Good luck,
Jake

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 Posted: May 3, 2004, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

The odds of one ticket winning first prize in a 5/37 game is 1:435,897, buy four tickets with four different combinations and it changes to 4:435,897 =1:108,974.

Buy 435,897 different combinations and the odd changes to 437,897:435,897 =1:1 or 100% of a match.

Having bought all the possible combinations in a Buckeye5 game you would win a total of \$215,200.

RJOh

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 Posted: May 4, 2004, 3:18 am - IP Logged

Always remember RJOh there is no guarantee you'll take home the jackpot all by yourself just because you bought all the possible combinations. Its a parimutuel game. Total number of winning tickets divided by the jackpot.

Chas

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 Posted: May 4, 2004, 12:05 pm - IP Logged

keystonechas,

Buckeye5 pays \$100,000 for each first prize winner up to \$1M, the other payouts are fixed.  If there are more than ten winners, then the \$1M is divided equally among the winners.

RJOh

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 Posted: May 4, 2004, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

Your correct RJOh the Buckeye 5 payouts are setup a little differently than most.

Just so people realize that most pick 5 and pick 6 games are parimutuel.

Chas

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