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Are there any Keno Players?
Quite a few from what I've seen. Take into account most Canadian provinces use a 20/70 matrix for their provincial games rather than the 20/80 matrix used for almost all games in the U.S. But why woul...
Wednesday, July 6, 2011, 4:22 am - johnph77 - Gaming forum

An easy way to get to "www.lotterypost.com"
My preference, and has been for years, is to have an LP icon on my desktop.
Sunday, June 26, 2011, 10:32 am - johnph77 - Lottery Discussion forum

Three largest online poker sites shut down by FBI
I'm not sure what the law is today, but, in my younger days, I was always perimtted to deduct my gambling losses from my gross income as long as I had proof on paper that I had actually lost the money...
Saturday, April 23, 2011, 4:05 am - johnph77 - Lottery News forum

why is the pick 3 odds at 1 in 1000?
000 is a valid combination in a Pick 3 draw.
Thursday, December 30, 2010, 4:16 am - johnph77 - Mathematics forum

Konane
wb konane
Monday, December 6, 2010, 11:42 pm - johnph77 - Lottery Discussion forum

Using math to develop winning strategies
Coin Toss - Probably untrue.According to the math I've done in the past, somewhere between the draw numbering that between 35 and 40 percent of the total number of possible combinations, the possibili...
Friday, November 26, 2010, 6:33 pm - johnph77 - Mathematics forum

Number of odd combinations in a 5/39 game
Thanks for pointing out my error and giving me the chance to correct it.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 7:37 pm - johnph77 - Mathematics forum

Number of odd combinations in a 5/39 game
Because I screwed up. When entering the formula, 8 shouldn't be included - there are only five numbers in the desired combination.The correct formula (and the one I used to obtain the actual number of...
Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 4:23 pm - johnph77 - Mathematics forum

Number of odd combinations in a 5/39 game
Each group you cite has 13 numbers. The formula for 5-number groupings from 13 possibilities would be: (13x12x11x10x9x8)/(1x2x3x4x5) - 1,287.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 12:07 pm - johnph77 - Mathematics forum

Can anyone here generate ALL of the Take Five lotto combinations?
Thursday, August 26, 2010, 4:01 am - johnph77 - Lottery Discussion forum

Number of odd combinations in a 5/39 game
You are correct. The number of combinations in 3/20 can be calculated with the formula (20x19x18)/1x2x3) = 1,140.The number of combinations in 2/19 can be calculated with the formula (19x18)/(1x2) = 1...
Monday, August 23, 2010, 7:34 pm - johnph77 - Mathematics forum

odds of winning
The reasoning behind this is, when one picks 5 numbers out of a pool, there are 120 different ways in which those 5 numbers can be picked, ranging from 1-2-3-4-5 to 5-4-3-2-1, hence the game odds are ...
Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 6:25 pm - johnph77 - Mathematics forum

Zener Cards
If it's cards you want to use, why not take a standard deck of cards, remove the aces (low) through tens (high) from three (for Pick 3 games) or four (for Pick 4 games) suits, shuffle up and deal? Why...
Tuesday, June 15, 2010, 2:00 am - johnph77 - Mystical forum

Texas Two Step Odds
Or is the original poster questioning the actual odds published by the Texas Lottery, as I would? The math:35x34x33x32 =1256640::1 - four specific numbers from 1 to 35 drawn in exact order.1256640/(1*...
Friday, May 14, 2010, 10:52 am - johnph77 - Jackpot Games forum

What are the odds?
Caveat emptor: Check the purchase and draw dates.....
Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 6:40 am - johnph77 - Lottery Discussion forum

Need some help with some math for Play 3 lottery!
Doing any type of math is for a Pick 3 game is fairly easy, since there are only 1,000 possible combinations. Sum charts have been previously published here in Lottery Post. 6 box possibilities exist ...
Monday, May 10, 2010, 2:41 pm - johnph77 - Mathematics forum

Lottery Urban Legends
JADELottery, amongst others, has posted a chart on Pick 3 sums for all possible combinations. For the latest, see this thread: https://www.lotterypost.com/thread/209210
Wednesday, May 5, 2010, 7:16 am - johnph77 - Lottery Discussion forum

Lottery Urban Legends
The most common sums in a Pick 3 drawing are 13 and 14. 12 and 15 are the second most common sums.
Saturday, May 1, 2010, 7:03 pm - johnph77 - Lottery Discussion forum

"Kamikaze Craps"... Beyond craps 101
:)
Monday, April 26, 2010, 12:21 pm - johnph77 - Gaming forum

Montana Lottery starts new Keno-style game today
Despite all the negative comments, the game payout percentage on Montana's game is higher than that of Ohio's, due to Montana's higher payouts for hitting 6 and 7. The Ohio game payout percentage is 5...
Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 12:21 am - johnph77 - Lottery News forum

50 cents on the dollar paid back in winnings
Pretty much so, except for the aforementioned jackpot games, which are less. Pick 3, Pick 4 and other fixed-amount games are generally geared for 50% payout percentages. Some jurisdictions up that to ...
Monday, January 25, 2010, 1:59 pm - johnph77 - Lottery Discussion forum

What Are The Odds?
Draw`5`+`Bonus`Hit``````````````Possibilities`Odds`-`1:: 28```````````````5`````````````````````1```98280.00 `````````````````4`+`Bonus`````````````5```19656.00 `````````````````4``````````````````...
Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 4:54 am - johnph77 - Jackpot Games forum

Dual multi-state lottery sales may keep jackpots lower
Reason being that if there are more tickets sold in a given time period it is more likely that there will be a winner, rather than have the jackpot roll over.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010, 4:31 am - johnph77 - Lottery News forum

How to Calculate how many different permutations of a sum
http://www.johnph77.com/math/ls.html#c5047No ads, nothing to sell, for informational purposes only.
Sunday, January 3, 2010, 1:30 am - johnph77 - Lottery Systems forum

Stats question
Raven62 - Nicely done!
Saturday, January 2, 2010, 5:26 am - johnph77 - Mathematics forum

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