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Topic: Rostami on PENGUIN LIVE (PowerBall 60 Presets???)......
Message: Posted by: Salby (Mar 20, 2013 09:18AM)
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I purchased this from Penguin and the "PowerBall 60" effect utilizing iForce is 1 in a million!!!

Greg explains that he saved 9 iForce presets for it and that he was going to show what those presets will be later in the show. That was never shown however.

Where can I get the 9 Presets?... 1 for "How many AND which lottery tickets were picked" and 8 for the actual "Number" the spectator selected.

Anyone can help? Perhaps Greg.

Thanks.
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Message: Posted by: Greg Rostami (Mar 20, 2013 04:50PM)
Hi Sal,

I just PMed you this response. I wanted anyone else that was curious about these presets to have them as well.

Here are the 9 presets you should make for Powerball 6000:

PB 1st 3 1st 2nd 1,2 3rd 1,3 2,3 ALL 0

PB 0 8 16 24 32 40 48 56 *
PB 1 9 17 25 33 41 49 57 1
PB 2 10 18 26 34 42 50 58 2
PB 3 11 19 27 35 43 51 59 3
PB 4 12 20 28 36 44 52 60 4
PB 5 13 21 29 37 45 53 * 5
PB 6 14 22 30 38 46 54 * 6
PB 7 15 23 31 39 47 55 * 7

For the first 3 cards, you'll use preset "PB 1st 3". You are only going to do the math for 3 cards (which is a number between 0-7).
0 (zero) is the only weird number . . . for that you flip over an 8 (since an 8 looks like two 0's on top of each other).

Also, for the first 3 cards, you will write a prediction of odd or even in each drawing. So, for all odd numbers (1,3,5,7) you write odd, and for even (0,2,4,6) you write even.

Once you've done the first 3 cards, that sum will tell you which preset to select next. So, if you had gotten a 3 from the first 3 cards, you'll select preset "PB 3".
The last 3 cards are going to be the same as the first. You'll only do the math for 3 cards (0-7).
That number determines which direction you'll flip over the phone for the final reveal.

If you watch this video you'll understand the performance.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJaqjD3GEc4

all the best,
Greg Rostami
Message: Posted by: shomemagic (Apr 21, 2013 06:53PM)
I have had Iforce for a little while but Im a little lost on this Powerball 6000...what are the numbers on each ticket for the spectator to say if their number is on there? Are these actual lottery tickets or businces or index cards with numbers on them
I hope somoene can clear this up for me as I can see what a powerful trick this can be...
Message: Posted by: Salby (Apr 21, 2013 08:05PM)
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Without exposing the secret, it is a very old principle that is just applied to the Lottery Ticket theme... Which absolutely floors people and even many magicians.

There are 6 preprinted Lottery Tickets that look truly authentic, from actually scratching off the gray shavings the way you want (leaving some gray remaining or not) to the perforated edges of each ticket. Even the back of each ticket is gimmicked with some nice subtleties.

I keep these tickets in my wallet and they are worn down from the years of sitting on it and using them.... This just adds to the wonderful realness of the old tickets.

I cannot reccommend this effect enough whether you use it with PowerBall 6000 or the original Non-Smart Phone Bonus.

It is a hit in so many ways... TRUST ME!!!!
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Message: Posted by: Salby (Apr 21, 2013 08:18PM)
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The Presets can be a bit confusing still and if you are familiar with and own PowerBall 60 as well as iForce, then you will understand my more detailed explanation below.

Watch the following video with the instructions below and you will understand exactly how to set it up.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJaqjD3GEc4
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Here's my condensed instructions:



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PowerBall (PB) 6000 (iForce Pre-sets)

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***** PB "A" (First 3 Tickets) *****

1 - Your odd # is on 1st Ticket only
2 - Your even # is on 2nd Ticket only
3 - Your odd # is on 1st & 2nd Tickets
4 - Your even # is on 3rd Ticket only
5 - Your odd # is on 1st & 3rd Tickets
6 - Your even # is on 2nd & 3rd Tickets
7 - Your odd # is on ALL 3 Tickets
8 - Your even # is on NO tickets

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****** PB "B" (8 Pre-sets) *****

PB 0 - 08/16/24/32/40/48/56/**
PB 1 - 09/17/25/33/41/49/57/01
PB 2 - 10/18/26/34/42/50/58/02
PB 3 - 11/19/27/35/43/51/59/03
PB 4 - 12/20/28/36/44/52/60/04
PB 5 - 13/21/29/37/45/53/**/05
PB 6 - 14/22/30/38/46/54/**/06
PB 7 - 15/23/31/39/47/55/**/07

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1) Do Math for 1st 3 cards (1, 2, 4) - "X"
2) "X" is used for PB "A"
3) "X" is also used for which PB "B" to use
4) Do Math for Last 3 Cards (8, 16, 32), but Add as 1, 2, 4 like Step 1 - "Y"

NOTES:
1) Pre-sets for "8" is when "X" or "Y" = Zero (0)
2) "**" Means to leave Blank (NO Drawing)

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Message: Posted by: Ihop (Nov 24, 2013 09:23PM)
I just found this thread today. I have both PB60 & IForce and was very curious to see how this worked.
Between the Youtube video and Salby's instructions, I finally figured it out but it took me a while.
I have to say, I was proud of myself.
It's interesting to try to understand how Rostami's mind works to think of this. Brilliant.

Salby - Good job on the instructions.