|Posted: September 28, 2004, 6:28 am - IP Logged|
I have a system I've developed that I call Powerball Poker. It's a lot of FUN to play! Take a deck of playing cards with four suits (spades, diamonds, clubs and hearts). I let ball numbers 1-13 be Ace thru King of spades. Then ball numbers 14-26 are Ace thru King of diamonds. Ball numbers 27-39 are Ace thru King of clubs. 40 thru 52 are Ace thru King of hearts. Ball 53 is the joker!
Next, I mix up the cards. Draw 6 cards. Translate them back to your assigned numbers. Viola! You have now randomly selected your first set of Powerball numbers. This is more fun than a computerized random number generator! Repeat as needed. Of course, if you're a card shark and can manipulate the cards really well, then you kill the randomness factor. But most people aren't card sharks.
I haven't tried to translate past winning Powerball numbers to Poker suits, but I guess it could be done. Doing that doesn't sound like very much fun, though. Let me know if you like this strategy, I got a couple more I can share when things get boring.