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 2012-03-29, 10:44 #1 schickel     "Frank <^>" Dec 2004 CDP Janesville 2·1,049 Posts And now a PSA Authorities have warned people in the US to be on the look out for MegaMillions (sm)(tm)(r) Mania. Sufferers from this syndrome will be afflicted with grandiose dreams and yearings for the vast wealth afforded by the March 30 drawing. (Let me know if you have a set of numbers that you think is lucky....I might play them!) Attached Thumbnails
2012-03-29, 11:00   #2
retina
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"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair

5,879 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by schickel (Let me know if you have a set of numbers that you think is lucky....I might play them!)
In no particular order: π, e, φ, G, i, 0

2012-03-29, 14:35   #3
bcp19

Oct 2011

7×97 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by schickel Authorities have warned people in the US to be on the look out for MegaMillions (sm)(tm)(r) Mania. Sufferers from this syndrome will be afflicted with grandiose dreams and yearings for the vast wealth afforded by the March 30 drawing. (Let me know if you have a set of numbers that you think is lucky....I might play them!)
I already bought my winning numbers, now I just have to wait and see if they match the lottery's winning numbers.

2012-03-29, 14:54   #4
petrw1
1976 Toyota Corona years forever!

"Wayne"
Nov 2006

446510 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by schickel Authorities have warned people in the US to be on the look out for MegaMillions (sm)(tm)(r) Mania. Sufferers from this syndrome will be afflicted with grandiose dreams and yearings for the vast wealth afforded by the March 30 drawing. (Let me know if you have a set of numbers that you think is lucky....I might play them!)
5; 7; 13; 17; 19; 31

2012-03-29, 15:35   #5

Oct 2011
Maryland

2×5×29 Posts

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 Originally Posted by petrw1 5; 7; 13; 17; 19; 31
What about 2 and 3! They also hold a special place in the project's heart!

2012-03-29, 15:42   #6
petrw1
1976 Toyota Corona years forever!

"Wayne"
Nov 2006

5·19·47 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by KyleAskine What about 2 and 3! They also hold a special place in the project's heart!
I was only allowed to pick 6 and had to make a heart wrenching choice.

 2012-03-29, 17:23 #7 bcp19     Oct 2011 2A716 Posts I wonder how many lottery drawings have consisted of all primes.
2012-03-29, 17:41   #8
bsquared

"Ben"
Feb 2007

1101000011012 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by bcp19 I wonder how many lottery drawings have consisted of all primes.
((16 choose 5) * 14) / ((56 choose 5) * 46) * 2 drawings/week * 52 weeks/year * 17 years ~= 0.6153081263827778 chance of it happening since the game began.

2012-03-29, 17:56   #9
petrw1
1976 Toyota Corona years forever!

"Wayne"
Nov 2006

5·19·47 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by bcp19 I wonder how many lottery drawings have consisted of all primes.
Our local lottery company published ALL winning #s since inception (20+ years ago)...unfortunately it is in a secured PDF document that I cannot load into excel for example to analyze.

 2012-03-29, 18:46 #10 schickel     "Frank <^>" Dec 2004 CDP Janesville 1000001100102 Posts Interesting.... Sales have been brisker than expected! Last drawing, they revised the jackpot estimate up from $356M on Saturday to$363M on Monday. Check it out now. Interesting psychology at play here: the odds are the same now as they are when the jackpot starts at $12M, in fact it would be better to play when the jackpot is smaller, since there will be (potentially) less winners, but people get into the crowd mentality..... Attached Thumbnails 2012-03-29, 18:54 #11 schickel "Frank <^>" Dec 2004 CDP Janesville 209810 Posts Quote:  Originally Posted by petrw1 5; 7; 13; 17; 19; 31 Quote:  Originally Posted by bcp19 I wonder how many lottery drawings have consisted of all primes. Quote:  Originally Posted by petrw1 Our local lottery company published ALL winning #s since inception (20+ years ago)...unfortunately it is in a secured PDF document that I cannot load into excel for example to analyze. The thing I dislike about the current structure is having the numbers picked as "5 numbers plus a Mega (tm) number". That means that to play your numbers fully you would have to play more combinations.....however, just going in order, these are the top picks in the MM drawings. (In the last drawing, 2 + Mega got$10, 3 got $7, and 1 + Mega was$3....)

California lets you download all the past winning numbers in text form from here.
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