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Greg Rostami
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Hello friends,

I've been recently having TONS of fun blowing minds with this new twist on PowerBall 60.

Bring out the first 3 Lottery tickets from PowerBall 60.

"Think of a number from 1 to 60".

"I bought these 3 lottery tickets today. If you see your number on any one of these cards put it in your pocket , if not leave it face down on the table . . . I'll stand far away so I can't see any part of the tickets."

After the spec does as you instructed, as you're walking back towards them . . .

"I don't have pen-n-paper on me . . . let me write down my prediction on my iPhone . . ." (iForce BABY!!)

I've created 8 presets on iForce they are labeled "PowerBall 0", "PowerBall 1" . . . "PowerBall 7"

Each preset has 8 numbers drawn in them . . .

For preset "0" the numbers are 0, 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56
For preset "1" the numbers are 1, 9, 17, 25, 33, 41, 49, 57
For preset "2" the numbers are 2, 10, 18, 26, 34, 42, 50, 58
For preset "3" the numbers are 3, 11, 19, 27, 35, 43, 51, 59
For preset "4" the numbers are 4, 12, 20, 28, 36, 44, 52, 60
For preset "5" the numbers are 5, 13, 21, 29, 37, 45, 53, NOTHING
For preset "6" the numbers are 6, 14, 22, 30, 38, 46, 54, NOTHING
For preset "7" the numbers are 7, 15, 23, 31, 39, 47, 55, NOTHING

I use the original PowerBall method, but instead of adding up to 60, you only add up to 7!!! (Since you're only using 3 cards)

As I pretend to write down the prediction, I choose the correct preset (0-7) to perform, pretend to write something on the screen, and leave it face down on the table.

"I've already written down my prediction. I can't change my mind. For the first time can you hold up with your fingers which number you were thinking of."

They show the 2 digits of their number with there fingers . . . I flip over the iPhone and wait for the gasps.

Here are the pros:
You're only using 3 LOTTERY TICKETS!!!
The REALLY smart specs will realize there are only 7 or 8 possibilities with 3 tickets . . . so where does he get 60 from ?! ;-)

And the cons:
You're using an extra tech prop (iPhone)
They must reveal their number BEFORE you flip over the iPhone.

I would love to hear what you think,
Greg Rostami
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That's a nice presentation....I think you can milk it a bit more than just having them give the number and reveal it.
The idea of combining PB60 with another effect, to create the "impossible" will definitely take this to another level.
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I don't understand exactly how this works but seems like great idea, I don't like the idea of having so many tickets and counting up to their number.I know some people that would love to learn this. I'll probably pass this idea around to some other people.
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Too bad I haven't got the iPhone for this to work Smile
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Is Powerball 60 available as an app now? I did not find it with a google search and have never heard of it as such but was curious as to why it was listed on the App Section here?

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Powerball 60 is a magic trick using lottery tickets, not an iPhone app. Greg is just showing how to use this trick with his iForce app.
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Ahhh, that makes more sense now. Thanks!
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Greg, I had nearly the same idea immediately after downloading iForce! Mine is a tad different...

I explain the powerball premise, have the spectator mentally select a number, and present the first three tickets, in 4-2-1 order. Using a preset that works exactly like the Three Coin preset, I reveal that I accurately predicted which tickets would be winners.
I offer to repeat the demonstration with new tickets. I now make a new "prediction", actually using one of a number of presets, as you have done above. After the second set of tickets are presented, in 32-16-8 order, I again use the binary formula to reveal my prediction, saying "This time I made a different sort of prediction..."

Instead of predicting the winning tickets, the spectator sees that I have written their very secret number, which they have *never* said aloud or written down at any time!
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On 2010-07-22 21:57, CRshelton wrote:
Greg, I had nearly the same idea immediately after downloading iForce! Mine is a tad different...

I explain the powerball premise, have the spectator mentally select a number, and present the first three tickets, in 4-2-1 order. Using a preset that works exactly like the Three Coin preset, I reveal that I accurately predicted which tickets would be winners.
I offer to repeat the demonstration with new tickets. I now make a new "prediction", actually using one of a number of presets, as you have done above. After the second set of tickets are presented, in 32-16-8 order, I again use the binary formula to reveal my prediction, saying "This time I made a different sort of prediction..."

Instead of predicting the winning tickets, the spectator sees that I have written their very secret number, which they have *never* said aloud or written down at any time!
OMG . . .

Absolutely BRILLIANT !!!

I really love that routine. It's got everything that great magic should have . . . build up and a surprise ending.

WOW!
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HI CRshelton,

I have to say, EVERYTHING about your presentation is SO MUCH better then mine.

The way you use the last 3 cards as a way of knowing how to flip over the iPhone. Man . . . that is just too good.

You put a BIG smile on my face.

Thank you,
Greg Rostami
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Hey Greg! I'm so glad you liked it! Any smiles I can give are small repayment for the huge grin I've had on my face since downloading iForce.
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Here's the video version of CRshelton's effect:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJaqjD3GEc4

cheers,
Rostami
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That totally rocked! iForce is the bomb!
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I am considering purchasing either iForce or Inject.
If anyone knows, can the above be performed exactly like this in Inject or would the presentation have to be modified?
If modified would the modifications be minor (eg. instead of writing with finger,you type) or major which would change the presentation?
Thank you for your help. Feel free to PM me.
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