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Powerball selling 100,000 tickets per minute

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Posted: November 27, 2012, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

I am checking out apartments on Zillow to buy in Paris near the Eiffel Tower.

Who knew $2 could buy you a ticket to 1st class? Lol!

 

I would get a nice classic french stlye hoome in Southern France as well. Lots of landscape and beautiful architecture at reasonable rates. Keep in mind reasonable is relative as France holds the most expensive real estate.

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    Posted: November 27, 2012, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

    Agreed but it will probably double the current rate in the last few hours to draw time.

    Well, you're right, 25+ hrs. to go, could pull the average up.

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      That's what I'm not getting....there has to be some software bias they are able to send to terminals nationally.

      I just can't conceive all the combos not being covered...even by time the thing hits 100-200 million

      Pseudo random combinations are generated at the local terminals.

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        Who knew $2 could buy you a ticket to 1st class? Lol!

         

        I would get a nice classic french stlye hoome in Southern France as well. Lots of landscape and beautiful architecture at reasonable rates. Keep in mind reasonable is relative as France holds the most expensive real estate.

        $3.   I always get powerplay.  Check out this place. http://www.justfrancesales.com/property.aspx?id=468  I want to be in the best district of course....7th.

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          Posted: November 27, 2012, 8:11 pm - IP Logged

          I bought $5.00 worth of Megamillions ticket for tonight. That way if I win I can hurry and claim it without too much media attention.


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            Posted: November 27, 2012, 8:14 pm - IP Logged

            I bought $5.00 worth of Megamillions ticket for tonight. That way if I win I can hurry and claim it without too much media attention.

            Good idea, I got some extras for tonight too......


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              Posted: November 27, 2012, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

              $3.   I always get powerplay.  Check out this place. http://www.justfrancesales.com/property.aspx?id=468  I want to be in the best district of course....7th.

              Im going for the JP so powerplay would not help me....

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                Posted: November 27, 2012, 8:16 pm - IP Logged

                $3.   I always get powerplay.  Check out this place. http://www.justfrancesales.com/property.aspx?id=468  I want to be in the best district of course....7th.

                Powerplay won't get you in a French dark alley - lol.

                 

                You have refined tastes so we have to make sure you get a share of the big pot.

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                  Posted: November 27, 2012, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

                  Powerplay won't get you in a French dark alley - lol.

                   

                  You have refined tastes so we have to make sure you get a share of the big pot.

                  Thanks!  I guess we can share the jackpot.  I plan to spend my days there reading Voltaire and Hugo and eating crepes every day.

                  Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars,

                  because it is his natural characteristic,

                  so the artist works.

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                    Posted: November 27, 2012, 8:29 pm - IP Logged

                    Thanks!  I guess we can share the jackpot.  I plan to spend my days there reading Voltaire and Hugo and eating crepes every day.

                    Crepes?

                     

                    Let me put it this way....I will hire a liver donor in advance - lol!

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                      Posted: November 27, 2012, 8:31 pm - IP Logged

                      Crepes?

                       

                      Let me put it this way....I will hire a liver donor in advance - lol!

                      lol lol    Not a drinker....one has to be alert to manage that jackpot money.

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                        Posted: November 27, 2012, 8:35 pm - IP Logged

                        lol lol    Not a drinker....one has to be alert to manage that jackpot money.

                        Not a drinker myself. The closest I get to alcohol is communion wine but in France, who knows?

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                          Posted: November 27, 2012, 8:42 pm - IP Logged

                          Hi LP members have an idea to come up with a winning Power ball number post the last digit or two digits of your member number on your post.Every 7 post will be a number to play, My number is 30 never can tell we may come up with the winning numbers.                                                                                                                                                      Good luck to all on the Power Ball !               #30 

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                            Posted: November 27, 2012, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

                            That's what I'm not getting....there has to be some software bias they are able to send to terminals nationally.

                            I just can't conceive all the combos not being covered...even by time the thing hits 100-200 million

                            Here's a simplified version if how it works when all combinations are chosen randomly. After selling about 17.5 million tickets 10% of the combinations have been covered. That means that 10% of the next few million tickets can be expected to repeat combinations that have already been sold. After 20% of the combinations have been sold we should expect that 20% of the next few million will be duplicates. And so on. If sales are high enough that 90% of combinations have been sold  we should expect that only 10% of the next few million tickets will be unplayed combinations. When 95% are sold only 1 in 20 will use a new combination. That means that selling the last 5% of combinations would require selling 175 million tickets.

                            Since a lot of combinations aren't chosen randomly, it takes even more sales to cover a given percentage of the combinations. People play favorite numbers that are often calendar numbers, and they play patterns on the betslips. As a very rough guess I'd bet that a typical drawing that sells 15 million tickets uses no more than 12 or 13 million combinations.

                            If the jackpot gets bumped up again to 600 million it will mean that MUSL is expecting to sell about 275 million tickets. That should use about 85% of the combinations, giving us about a 1 in 6 chance of a rollover. If it does roll we can probably expect sales to use 90% or more of the combinations, but even if it jumps $500 million there will be plenty of combinations that don't get used, and a slight chance of yet another rollover.

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                              Posted: November 27, 2012, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

                              $3.   I always get powerplay.  Check out this place. http://www.justfrancesales.com/property.aspx?id=468  I want to be in the best district of course....7th.

                              There are a few nice districts in Paris, 8.4 million Euro works out to roughly 11 million U.S.  I would personally rather spend that kind of money for an apartment in NY instead because you will be looking at 75% income taxes should you relocate to France.