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Beachgal's avatar - anglewings
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Posted: June 23, 2004, 6:05 am - IP Logged

I had a $1 winner on Tuesdays Colorado Cash 5 I had 2 numbers correct - 7 and 32 , but it didn't show on the winners list.

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    Posted: June 23, 2004, 7:02 am - IP Logged

    Cash 5 games do not post wins for 2 numbers matches on the Predictions forum.  only 3, 4, or 5 numbers matches.  That is to make all state predictions compatible with each other.  Otherwise a predictor just posting to Colorado could make a claim to a higher win percentage than someone posting to New Jersey, even though they posted the same numbers.  (One gets 2 number matches, the other doesn't.)

     

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      Posted: June 23, 2004, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

      It all evens out in the long run, for example in Ohio, Buckeye5(5/37) pays a dollar for a match 2 also, which is not recorded, but OhioSuperLotto(6/49) gives a free play for a match 3 and the board records it as a $5 win.  When comparing percentage of the different predictors, it's only fair to use the same standards regardless of which States they predict if the games are similar. 

      RJOh

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        Beachgal's avatar - anglewings
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        Posted: June 24, 2004, 7:02 pm - IP Logged

        I don't get it.  If you are tracking precentages thru the simulated purchases and wins, the $1 should go to the wins category,The 6 predictions I made =$6  was calculated into the simulated purchases, therefore your percentages that you post are not accurate.  I am not familiar with other states lotteries, but if they are giving free play then maybe that should be counted as a dollar value or new a category should be started.  Either way, I just do this for fun, so I really don't care that much  how you do it.  I do enjoy this website. Lets all get lucky some day!!

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          Posted: June 24, 2004, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

          Beachgal,

          I always recommend that you use the Search feature to find previous topics discussing the topic.  But to save you some time, check out this thread in which the topic is discussed.

           

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