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Stiffwrists 01-04-2019 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by pryan67 (Post 3051532)
But we're not picking 3 numbers from 70...

we're picking 3 numbers from the 5 picked from 70.


How many ways can you draw three numbers from 70?

N = 70! / (70-3)!/3! = 54,740

How many valid three number combinations can a set of five numbers contain?

M = 5! / (5-3)! / 3! = 10

(If the five numbers were 1-2-3-4-5, valid combinations would be: 5-4-3, 5-4-2, 5-4-1, 5-3-2, 5-3-1, 5-2-1, 4-3-2, 4-3-1, 4-2-1, 3-2-1)

So the odds of drawing one of the 10 sets of valid triplets from 54,740 is:

1:5,474.




Math isn't mine...it's a friend of mine's math.

I won't even pretend to understand that. Lol. I havent figured factorials for a LONG time. :laughing:

I just pulled the information from Mega Millions website.

Matching 3 + 0 (because the Megaball is out of play, if you make enough posts) = 1 in 606

Who knows?? :D

pryan67 01-04-2019 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Stiffwrists (Post 3051580)
I won't even pretend to understand that. Lol. I havent figured factorials for a LONG time. :laughing:

I just pulled the information from Mega Millions website.

Matching 3 + 0 (because the Megaball is out of play, if you make enough posts) = 1 in 606

Who knows?? :D



yep...but that's picking 3 numbers out of a pool of 70...we're not doing that here...

Stiffwrists 01-04-2019 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by pryan67 (Post 3051582)
yep...but that's picking 3 numbers out of a pool of 70...we're not doing that here...

No. That's hitting 3 of 5 numbers. You have to pick 5 numbers and a megaball to play Mega Millions. Exactly what we're doing in this contest. Am I thinking that through right?

Rigoler012 01-04-2019 08:52 PM

Let's win this!

17 35 61 M11
13 29 61 M14
2 10 41 M13
9 21 56 M12
28 34 49 M13
7 11 29 M13
21 32 39 M13
17 19 34 M13

Stiffwrists 01-04-2019 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Stiffwrists (Post 3051589)
No. That's hitting 3 of 5 numbers. You have to pick 5 numbers and a megaball to play Mega Millions. Exactly what we're doing in this contest. Am I thinking that through right?

Quoting myself here. Lol

It's not the same. I was wrong. It would be the same IF we were PICKING sets of 5 numbers and having to match just 3 of them.

What we are doing is PICKING 3 numbers to match 3 of the 5 drawn numbers. Pyran is right. That's much harder than 1 in 605.

I'm still picking numbers each week! Thanks for the contest, Scuba!

Stiffwrists 01-04-2019 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by pryan67 (Post 3051582)
yep...but that's picking 3 numbers out of a pool of 70...we're not doing that here...

What we are doing is PICKING 3 numbers to match 3 of the 5 drawn numbers. Pyran is right. That's much harder than 1 in 605.!

pryan67 01-04-2019 09:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Stiffwrists (Post 3051615)
What we are doing is PICKING 3 numbers to match 3 of the 5 drawn numbers. Pyran is right. That's much harder than 1 in 605.!

If you were my wife I'd have to apologize for being right :)

Good luck in the contest

Stiffwrists 01-04-2019 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by pryan67 (Post 3051645)
If you were my wife I'd have to apologize for being right :)

Good luck in the contest

Lol. Now you know how MY wife feels. I'm always assuming I'm right and not listening to what she's trying to explain. I looked closer at what you were saying and the equations. It eventually became clear.

Good Luck everyone.

Thanks Scuba for a great contest and conversation piece!

GroundSweeper 01-04-2019 10:10 PM

22 23 26 Mega ball 13
9 18 25 Mega ball 13
2 11 38 Mega ball 13
3 18 30 Mega ball 13

No time to pick four more, on the road!

Thanks Scuba!

ugadigger 01-04-2019 11:14 PM

Bring On Summer!
 
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I did a quick scan and I know I didnít win check your numbers to be sure!!!

Foragist 01-05-2019 12:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Slimpickuns (Post 3051128)
Week 40

65-70-1 MB 13
61-6-24 MB 13
6-31-35 MB 13
55-16-69 MB 13
46-69-17 MB 13
50-29-54 MB 13
57-69-52 MB 13
3-45-47 MB 13

Thanks Scuba! Good luck all!

You had a close one! Better luck next week.

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Originally Posted by RayK (Post 3051338)
16 24 33 MB 14
8 13 29 MB 14
12 36 41 MB 18
22 39 57 MB 18
7 19 66 MB 20
6 14 27 MB20
9 24 48 MB12
17 22 55 MB12

Now with this many guess I should finally get more than just one number. Everybody better beware:laughing:

Ray

Nope. Just one :laughing:

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Originally Posted by Foragist (Post 3049017)
Good luck playas!
01 27 63 MB12
02 16 65 MB12
07 25 55 MB12
18 41 70 MB12
09 29 44 MB12
21 23 54 MB12
14 15 68 MB12
11 32 42 MB12

Two out of three again. Do I at least win my money back? :lol:

NCtoad 01-05-2019 07:22 AM

Week 41 Back to 4 guesses?
9 21 56 MB 12
4 33 61 MB 13
2 29 67 MB 12
7 42 53 MB 13

brncofan 01-05-2019 08:20 AM

week 41
25 16 08 mb 15
12 36 47 mb 15
15 10 28 mb 10
35 06 62 mb 10 back to 4 guesses ?

jack&jill 01-05-2019 10:03 AM

Week 41

16-21-39 13

09-36-51 12

22-34-56 13

17-37-55 12

jack&jill 01-05-2019 10:09 AM

Week 40

16-21-39 13

13-31-47 12

09-36-51 13

19-35-53 12

04-12-26 13

11-29-54 12

22-34-56 13

17-37-55 12

Also came within one, like you said Blaise 2 out of 3 ain't bad. Trapper

Foragist 01-05-2019 11:06 AM

11-29-54 12

Also came within one, like you said Blaise 2 out of 3 ain't bad. Trapper[/SIZE][/B][/QUOTE]

Missed that one. That happens when I'm scanning rows of numbers past my bedtime. :lol: Oh well...3 out of 3 is only one better. Shouldn't be too hard. :lol:

Stiffwrists 01-05-2019 12:06 PM

Here are my week #41 numbers:

6, 13, 23 Mega 13
17, 20, 32 Mega 13
1, 70, 60 Mega 13
50, 40, 2 Mega 13

Thanks Scuba! Good luck to everyone.

L0S3R 01-05-2019 02:32 PM

Are we doing 4 or 8 guesses this week?


Bounty hunter - treasure hunter - cabelas
Best find to date - 15g platinum ring and 1876 love token

GKL 01-05-2019 02:36 PM

Week 41

5 19 35 Mega ball 10
4 26 57 Mega ball 5
6 20 36 Mega ball 10
5 27 58 Mega ball 5

georgeinsc 01-05-2019 03:01 PM

WEEK 41

07 22 36 ball14
29 09 17 ball14

14 38 49 ball14
53 55 44 ball14


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