Sometimes Doc, a thread gets buried, when new threads start up, plus being a long weekend and all. My response was short, cause I got in late, and my thinking was a longer response will come when I have more time,
Yes this subject has been talked about before, but it would'nt hurt to hear thoughts on it again, particularily, since their are many new members.
I myself include the bonus number in all my stats.
You could say to yourself, well its only good, if you have the other 5 numbers.
But I look at it this way, you don't know , which of the 49 numbers will be the bonus ball, and if creating a set to play you would want to make sure of its inclusion.
For statistical purposes, my point in the above post was this:
The lotto draws a bonus ball, it is part of the draw, so therefore it must be included.
I can draw this comparison, if a hockey player scores a goal in OVERTIME, should that goal be included in his personal stats.
The answer should be yes, just because he did not score in the regular game, his goal was still part of the game.