Powerball Making History Again!!?

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Is Powerball going to make history again with it’s whopping $400 million dollar jackpot?  We will see in tonight’s lottery pull!  Get your powerball slips ready and pick your numbers at www.simplypowerball.com

Simplypowerball shows past winning number activity from the past ten games for Powerball, Lucky for Life and Mega Millions.  I have noticed that about 2-3 numbers for Powerball does repeat within the past ten games and will highlight the winners in the most recent game but, not include them in the group of past ten games (Otherwise that past game will always be highlighted).   This nifty piece of information is on the main page will get updated at least once per week if not, every time one of the three lotteries changes.

 Simplypowerball has other great tools to help lessen those daunting odds.  This is only if you like analyzing numbers and trends.  Each game has a statistics page that displays the following:

  • Stats page – Shows number games missed since it last hit (GMO).
  • Which numbers are considered LOW or HIGH for that game.
  • Which numbers are ODD or EVEN at a glance.
  • Average number of skips for the white ball number.  So if the Games out is close to Average Skips (A.Skips) then play it!
  • The last date the number hit.
  • Total White ball Hits
  • Total Bonus ball hits
  • Total hits per play day (days vary by game)
  • Total hits in the last 8,12 and 20 games

All column headers are sort-able if you need to view them in a desired order.   Alot of the statistics are only limited to the White ball (this is free, so the kitchen sink is not in there).

This is a great tool to help you play responsibly and not break the bank on an astronomical chance.  Lottery is still random and there is no magical algorithm to get all of those numbers on the same line but you can get smaller prizes and lots of them.

A Word on Quick Picks
Quick picks are available for each lottery game as well.  The picks are based on the rules of the game and displays statistics from the database for the picks before you play them.  This is a great way to see if the combination has a good balance of numbers (Low/High and Odd/Even numbers)  and the total white ball sum.  In addition, the results will display how many times that combination won and the money value based on current payout scales.

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Powerball Update

Looks like Powerball on steriods is gaining momentum!  Since 2007, two winners this from Rhode Island in the first 3 months!  This is good news for Little Rhody.  

Keep up the good work PB’ers, the more millionaire the better (hmmmm, I think).  Once again…

Play responsively and do not more than you can afford to lose!

POWERBALL Did What ?!!

Yes it’s true, Powerball went and done it again and changed their numbers and their price per ticket.

Powerball has now increased their jackpots and decreased the bonus number pool from 1/39 to 1/35, but… it’s now $2.00 per ticket. If you want to include the Powerplay to increase your winnings, then your ticket will now be $3.00 per ticket. I wonder how this will pan out, when Mega Millions is still $1.00 per play. The main advantage with Mega Millions (in my opinion) is the better odds in the main pool of numbers 1 to 56 versus Powerball’s 1 to 59. This will truly be interesting.

As for the Smart Luck Software users; there should not be huge changes since the ball change is occurring in the bonus ball pool. The main pool data (white balls) will not have to be modified and your stats will unscathed, until they decide to take or add another number to the main pool and again this will change the odds. Of course, this will mean you will have to start fresh and wait months to compile your data with the new scenario for it to be some worth (as lottery systems go). The best way to deal with this is to just exclude the bonus ball from your menus when analyzing/compiling data (which I hope you are doing that anyway). This would be the main advantage since the Bonus Ball is extracted from seperate bin.

So, in the end and with this change in the number of bonus balls; a pplayer can literally play 35 tickets with bonus numbers from 1 to 35 and win all the time. Just sayin!

Good Luck Powerball players!!

Adventures in Lottery Land with Wild Money

Nice to be back blogging and about “Wild Money” to say the least. Wild Money is a Rhode Island state lottery Game and once again (usually around this time) the jackpot ha grown to a substantial amount – a whopping $180,718 !! As small as Little Rhody is, it’s nice to know that some one or family won that nice (most needed in this economy) bit of change.

Wild Money is a great game to play because the odds are in favor of the player. Pick five out of thirty-five (5/35) numbers you can’t beat it. Actually, it’s five out of twenty-nine numbers if you determine there will NOT be any repeaters from the previous game. I say twenty-nine because Wild Money does have a bonus number that is selected from the remaining numbers from the same bin. Unlike Powerball and Mega Millions, the bonus ball is selected from a different bin.

The one caveat is – the player can’t select the bonus number on the betting slip. The machine picks a number and what that means to the player is more winning alternatives to the jackpot. If you get the bonus number and two or more winning numbers, then you will win one of the alternative money prizes.

At this point I thought I knew everything I could about this lottery… NO, not quite. Much to my dismay, my number-filtering-lottery-mind started off into space again and decided to call Rhode Island Lottery (RILOT) about the frequency of ball changes. I was totally astonished that a person did answer; however, could not answer my question and then connected me to a voice mail of someone who could.

At this point, I knew that I would not get a return call to answer my (what I thought) ground-breaking question, but I left a message anyway. Then I received a call ten minutes later and was not expecting Mr. Lottery (yes, I am changing his name) with a call so soon AND to answer my diabolical question. I thought he was one of the nicest people working for RILOT, until he answered my question.

The question was “How often are there ball changes?” Simple enough, right? It really can’t be that many. Well, his answer was not what I was expecting. The answer was… There are different ball sets for each game of the week and all balls are weighted the same. So of course my mind went into denial. For some reason I thought that the balls would stay put until the next game (or pull). At this point the realization, is that the balls are changed every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday, with probably test runs in between. In addition to that knowledge I was also corrected about the type of balls used (from an email, brain was still ticking). The type of balls used are not ping pong balls but, hard rubber balls! Who knew!

I really could not be mad at Mr. Lottery for dropping that bomb (well maybe a little). It was no matter now that I was totally crushed and crumpled like a used lottery ticket. Having only to THINK I figured out something new to give me an edge to only be thrown back to the beginning.

This lottery game, like so many others are truly random. Yes, there are trend forming numbers like Gail Howard explains in her books, but trending numbers in pools of thirty and sixty numbers are to difficult to track and bring together for a breathtaking win. This will always be a game that is truly random. There are no tools amazing enough to pick the winning numbers, but there are software tools that can give you an edge like Gail Howard’s “The Lottery Master Guide” and so many other viable tools. Another good place to get tips is from your community at Lottery Post.

Now that I have re-assembled myself from this blow, I will focus on Powerball and Mega Millions and try to discover their secrets! And maybe wear protective eye goggles too.

Smart Luck Software

SmartLuck by Gail Howard is a great tool for a more calculated lottery pick. However, there is alot to learn about her processes and understanding what all the charts mean. After reading her books, I still have to return for a refresher.

So after I noticed the difference in the frequency of my wins, I decided to search the internet for blogs where people are charing their experiences with using the software and/or techniques they use and low and behold there was none. I’m not sure it this is the best kept secret, but I think sharing tips would not be such a big deal. So know I am here meandering around the blogging world to share and maybe gain new some new insights on using SmartLuck.

If you find this of any interest to you. post your findings here. Lottery systems can be fun when you are winning more than you are losing. For those who do not have any of the SmartLuck products; you may be able to pick up some pointers in the interum.

Powerball picks for Wednesday 1/5/2010

Here are the most probable (I feel) powerball numbers I have selected for Wednesday’s ping-pong pull. This table will display the number, play day where totals are highest and Why it was selected. There are more numbers that were good but those stood out as the most probable.

White Ball # Day Comment
12 Wed Been out 6 games w/a double hit and possible double bottom for hit #7.
32 Wed hot number- hit 5 time in last 20 games
5 Wed Stable hitting number due for a hit
13 Wed/Sat Hit 4 times in last 12 games and could be the tie breaker for Wed/Sat hits

Here are the other notable mentions: 12, 51, 16, 37, 21, 47, 23, 53

The number are running more on the high side lately and the ODD numbers are reigning.

Good luck until my next post.