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Posted: May 3, 2004, 1:56 am - IP Logged

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.

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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.

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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.

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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