This contest started just after Memorial Day...let's have it end (with me winning ;) ) just before Labor day :laughing:
Good luck everyone. 
Week #22
13, 25, 44 Mega 13 18, 33, 51 Mega 13 1, 6, 12 Mega 13 37, 41, 43 Mega 13 
7, 19, 23 mb21
24,48,65 mb18 8,43, 55 mb17 2,26, 59 mb14 
Thanks again, ScubaDetector, for this contest. I get excited about it every week!
Week 22: 8, 12, 13 MB 13 40, 67, 69 MB 13 4, 18, 36 MB 13 11, 22, 63 MB 13 
Week 21:
1, 3, 14 MB 12 1, 2, 15 MB 13 1, 4, 32 MB 14 2, 3, 45 MB 16 
Week 21
12 21 60 mb 13 10 24 52 mb 13 27 44 60 mb 13 15 22 29 mb 13 
Week 22
53664 MB 13 92449 MB 13 41636 MB 13 72537 MB 13 Thanks Scuba! 
7 11 23 mega ball 13
18 62 66 mega ball 13 17 30 62 mega ball 13 5 7 53 mega ball 13 
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Week 23
13 47 69 m13 26 34 43 m13 17 42 64 m13 2 15 67 m13 Bounty hunter  treasure hunter  cabelas Best find to date  15g platinum ring 
Looks like no winner again...I took a quick look at all of the guess for the week, and I don’t think anyone even hit the right combination if you combined the numbers across all four guesses! I know you can’t argue with math, but I’m beginning to think the 1 in 606 chance is even more difficult than it seems.
In fact, the more I think about it, the odds are longer than that...the 1 in 606 odds of matching 3 numbers is based on selecting 5 numbers like you would if you bought a lotto ticket. Since we’re only selecting 3 numbers, our odds of matching 3 numbers are drastically reduced. I’m no statistician, so I have no idea how to calculate the actual odds. And, of course, i’m discounting the Megaball in all this based on the assumption that someone makes enough posts to make the megaball irrelevant...otherwise the odds increase even more drastically! We’ve only got 30 or so guys participating each week...assuming 4 unique guesses each, we’re only covering about 120 combinations each week. We’re in for a long haul!! :shock: 
Honestly I doubt anyone will ever win this
Bounty hunter  treasure hunter  cabelas Best find to date  15g platinum ring 
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It would still be 1:606, since it doesn't matter WHICH of the five numbers picked match... In my case, this week I was only three numbers off :) I think that I only matched two numbers one week (but I'd have to check that to make sure) 
Week Twentythree
162139 13 133147 12 093651 13 193553 12 
week 23
25 16 8 mb 15 12 36 23 mb 15 46 10 28 mb 10 35 6 52 mb 10 
Week 23:
1 21 56 MB 13 2 29 67 MB 12 4 33 61 MB 12 7 42 53 MB 13 
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I will work out the odds for is.
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I did one better...had a friend of mine (the author of a book on statistics, and a brilliant engineer) work them out for me. here's what he said How many ways can you draw three numbers from 70? N = 70! / (703)!/3! = 54,740 How many valid three number combinations can a set of five numbers contain? M = 5! / (53)! / 3! = 10 (If the five numbers were 12345, valid combinations would be: 543, 542, 541, 532, 531, 521, 432, 431, 421, 321) So the odds of drawing one of the 10 sets of valid triplets from 54,740 is: 1:5,474. So yeah...we may be in this a LONG time :) He'll verify the numbers when he gets home from a bear hunt, but I think he's right. this week I was only 3 numbers off LOL 
I'll trust your friends math. Don't forget that we get 4 guesses. Divide that by 4 and we're at 1300 to 1. Still a ways to go.
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