The Powerball Lottery
I had that premonition that the next powerball winner would
come from Florida, or at least, the next winning ticket would be sold in Florida.
So there was a big scamper for me to make a software for choosing, or rather,
eliminating the losing numbers for this lottery and send my results to some
relative of mine in Florida.
I was a little late in finishing the software, though, as I realized this
lottery has a different twist on it. This is no ordinary 649 lottery as my
programs are applied to. Rather the powerball lottery is a combination of two
lotteries; to wit, one 5-number combibnation lottery consisting of 59-numbers
and a single ball lottery consisting of 39 numbers.. The odds of winning the jackpot would be :
59x58x57x56x55 divided by 1x2x3x4x5 and the result multiplied by 39; or about 175 million to one. In a sx number combination which is favored by Canada, the odds of winning the jackpot would simply be 49x48x47x46x45x44 divided by 1x2x3x4x5x6 or about 13 million to one only.
It appears that Canadawould prefer to dole out to 60 $10-million winners to giving out $600 million to only one winner. This is so because the jackpot prize in 649’s never accumulate to something like $60 million for a jackpot. The jackpot prize inCanada are easier to win than that of the Powerball’s, although the latter offers more in the minor prizes.
The powerball lottery system is more difficult in the selection of numbers, there being 59 numbers to choose from, but it would be easier to get a win because the choice will be for only five-number combinations. This system would be better for people who plays the odds and not to win the jackpot. The powerball number when hit wins a $4 prize when it is the single hit in a combination. The 649 does not offer a prize for a single bonus number hit. In fact, the bonus number comes into the winning circle only if it hits Together with another two numbers hit. Tough luck for me because I almost always choose a number that hit on the bonus side.
But the trick in playing the powerball should be to disregard aiming for the powerball jackpot hit. Instead, play the lottery by aiming for the 5-number
combination hit. It gives a million dollars, anyway.
Now there are lottery programs and tips in the market today and what they recommend is coming from carefully studied trends of each particular lottery. The authors do have valid points in what they say, and more often than not, their tips are based on logic and data.
They cannot, however, tell you exactly what numbers will come out on the next draw.
Or can they?