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Old 07-31-2018, 01:25 PM
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22 23 26 Mega ball 13
9 18 25 Mega ball 13
2 11 38 Mega ball 13
3 18 30 Mega ball 13

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Old 08-01-2018, 07:02 AM
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Week # 18
5.23.53 MB 6
14.35.63 MB 11
9.29.47 MB 12
27.39.43 MB 9
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Old 08-01-2018, 07:59 AM
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week 18

17 35 67 M11
13 29 64 M14
2 10 43 M13
9 27 56 M12

Thanks again for the contest

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Old 08-02-2018, 10:35 PM
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week 18

7 11 23 mega ball 13
46 62 66 mega ball 13
4 10 58 mega ball 13
5 7 53 mega ball 13
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Old 08-03-2018, 10:42 AM
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I feel a big prize coming on...

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4 37 52 MB 12
21 25 64 MB 13
19 33 39 MB 14
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Old 08-03-2018, 02:54 PM
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Week 18

13, 25, 44 Mega 13
18, 33, 51 Mega 13
1, 6, 12 Mega 13
37, 41, 43 Mega 13

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Old 08-03-2018, 03:59 PM
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Week 17

5-36-64 MB 13
9-24-30 MB 13
4-16-36 MB 13
7-25-37 MB 13

Thanks Scuba!
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Old 08-03-2018, 06:37 PM
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Here are my guesses for this week:

2 8 12 Mega ball 16
8 40 46 Mega ball 12
15 16 21 Mega ball 13
4 33 37 Megan ball 15

Now bring on summer!

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Old 08-03-2018, 09:42 PM
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Good luck everyone...in just a couple hours hopefully we'll have a winner (me I hope )

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Old 08-03-2018, 10:12 PM
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Week 18

17-5-61 MB 13
9-26-19 MB 13
59-36-57 MB 13
65-47-61 MB 13

Thanks Scuba, good luck to all!

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Old 08-03-2018, 10:57 PM
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week 15

10 20 23 Mega 3
14 32 41 Mega 18

7 12 37 Mega 12
5 16 40 Mega 21

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Old 08-04-2018, 12:57 AM
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Originally Posted by BufordCityDawg View post
Are you people checking your numbers??? Seriously we're way past due for a winner.

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I know, right?? Hereís a link to a Florida lottery page that calculates the odds for the various prize levels for the Mega Millions drawing:

http://www.flalottery.com/exptkt/megaMillions-Odds2.pdf

Essentially, weíre just trying to do the seventh prize level (match 3 numbers only), assuming a guy puts in enough posts to make the Mega ball irrelevant. At the bottom of page 4 on the link, the odds come out to about 1 in 307! One problem is, the odds jump pretty significantly if you donít match the mega ball...as high as 1 in 13,800 (prize level 5)...boy, it would suck to finally match 3 numbers, but miss out because of the mega ball/too few posts!!

The trouble comes from the number of folks entering each week...only about 30-40 peeps are making a valid entry each week. Amazing considering how many people visit this forum regularly! Iím not complaining though - thatís great news from the standpoint that once a set a numbers hits, there are pretty nice odds itíll be yours! But the first 16 weeks, we only had about 60 unique entries (30 guys or so, 2 sets of numbers each)...which means only about a 20% chance of hitting a winner each week. Not great odds, but that still makes us pretty far ďoverdueĒ from those first weeks. At the same time, itís an 80% chance of no one hitting a winner each week...so maybe not a surprise weíre over 4 months in, from that perspective!

Now with 4 entries each, assuming everyone has unique numbers, weíve got about a 40% chance at a winner each week - shouldnít be long before someone hits it!

Unfortunately, Iím one of the 60% this week

Edit: Apparently they do hinky math in Florida. All the other web sites Iíve gone to say the odds of matching 3 numbers (no mega ball) is only 1 in 606!!

http://www.megamillions.com/how-to-play

https://www.lotto.net/mega-millions/prizes

http://m.lotteryhub.com/mega%20milli...s-and-odds.php

If thatís the case, even with 4 entries, weíve only got about a 20% chance of a winner each week with current participation...history says we could very well have another 18 weeks ahead!

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Last edited by AirmetTango; 08-04-2018 at 01:33 AM. Reason: Dang new math!! Odds got worse...
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Old 08-04-2018, 01:09 AM
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Just did a quick look through...I donít think we have a winner. Closest was twizzlerlord, matching 2 numbers plus mega ball (assuming he posted enough).

But donít take my word for it...Check Your Own Numbers!

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Old 08-04-2018, 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted by AirmetTango View post
I know, right?? Hereís a link to a Florida lottery page that calculates the odds for the various prize levels for the Mega Millions drawing:

http://www.flalottery.com/exptkt/megaMillions-Odds2.pdf

Essentially, weíre just trying to do the seventh prize level (match 3 numbers only), assuming a guy puts in enough posts to make the Mega ball irrelevant. At the bottom of page 4 on the link, the odds come out to about 1 in 307! One problem is, the odds jump pretty significantly if you donít match the mega ball...as high as 1 in 13,800 (prize level 5)...boy, it would suck to finally match 3 numbers, but miss out because of the mega ball/too few posts!!

The trouble comes from the number of folks entering each week...only about 30-40 peeps are making a valid entry each week. Amazing considering how many people visit this forum regularly! Iím not complaining though - thatís great news from the standpoint that once a set a numbers hits, there are pretty nice odds itíll be yours! But the first 16 weeks, we only had about 60 unique entries (30 guys or so, 2 sets of numbers each)...which means only about a 20% chance of hitting a winner each week. Not great odds, but that still makes us pretty far ďoverdueĒ from those first weeks. At the same time, itís an 80% chance of no one hitting a winner each week...so maybe not a surprise weíre over 4 months in, from that perspective!

Now with 4 entries each, assuming everyone has unique numbers, weíve got about a 40% chance at a winner each week - shouldnít be long before someone hits it!

Unfortunately, Iím one of the 60% this week

Edit: Apparently they do hinky math in Florida. All the other web sites Iíve gone to say the odds of matching 3 numbers (no mega ball) is only 1 in 606!!

http://www.megamillions.com/how-to-play

https://www.lotto.net/mega-millions/prizes

http://m.lotteryhub.com/mega%20milli...s-and-odds.php

If thatís the case, even with 4 entries, weíve only got about a 20% chance of a winner each week with current participation...history says we could very well have another 18 weeks ahead!
Yes, this contest may very well go on for another two months, but I noticed that when I checked last week's numbers and guesses, that 3 or 4 people were only one number off. However, this week only one person was one number off. Whatever the case, it's a fun contest and for such an awesome prize you don't want the contest to be over too soon.

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Old 08-04-2018, 06:56 AM
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Honestly I think itís a great gesture of generosity no matter how long takes. So we press on ...


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Old 08-04-2018, 06:58 AM
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Week 19

1 21 56 MB 13
2 29 67 MB 12
4 33 61 MB 12
7 42 53 MB 13

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Old 08-04-2018, 06:59 AM
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Old 08-04-2018, 07:15 AM
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Old 08-04-2018, 07:15 AM
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Week 19's guesses:

02 07 12 MB: 14

17 22 27 MB: 13

32 37 42 MB: 12

47 52 57 MB: 11

Thanks

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Old 08-04-2018, 07:23 AM
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Week Nineteen

16-21-39 13

13-31-47 12

09-36-51 13

19-35-53 12

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