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Arizona man claims other half of record Powerball jackpot

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    OOPS! Article rating should be 5 stars. StarStarStarStarStar

    lol. lol. Too late....... What you rated, you rated.

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      lol. lol. Too late....... What you rated, you rated.

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        mcginnin56   has a cat like that.............


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            Nightline did a story that said only 60% of all combos were sold.

            Sounds like a story that wasn't updated after sales went higher than what the original advertised jackot was based on.

            There were nearly 270 million tickets sold for the drawing. If all combinations were chosen randomly that would result in roughly 80% of combinations being played at least once. Of course a lot of combinations aren't picked randomly, so the percentage of combinations that do get played will always be less than what's suggested by a purely random distribution, but I think it's a very safe bet that as sales volume goes up a higher percentage of tickets are QP's, which reduces th epercentage of tickets that aren't random.

            Still, even if only 70% of the tickets (the low end of what MUSL lists for the perecentage of tickets that are QP's)  were QP's, that's still about 189 million tickets with combinations chosen randomly. A purely random distribution of 189 million tickets would still use close to 70% of the possible combinations. If all of the remaining 80 million tickets were chosen from calendar numbers they would be limited to about 5 million combinations. That would mean those combinations were played an average of 16 times each, with 70% of them also having been used a 17th time by one of the QP tickets.

            Those 5.2 million non-random combinations make up about 3% of the total combinations, so figuring that the vast majority of them would have been played at least once we can figre that as an absolute minimum about 73% of the possible combinations were in play.

            It would be nice if Chuck S would pop in and give us actual numbers, which I'm sure he has available. Absent that I'll guess that with all of the new and infrequent players buying tickets that QP's accounted for 85 to 90% of sales, and at least 80% of the combinations were in play. Of course that still means that at that level there's still a 10 to 20% chance of a rollover that could take the PB jackpot to the $800 million range or beyond.

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              Guess u missed when they said the jackpot would be 900 mil if it rolled again...

              And that black guy at the gas station didn't win <snip>.  If he won 10 grand, the people interviewed wouldnt have said he won the jackpot.  The news guy said if he was the AZ winner he was now a "multi multi millionaire".  So, that rules out 10 grand and a mil...and we know he didnt win the jackpot, so......

              Anyway, why lie if they knew eventually the truth would come out.  How does that benefit that news channel at all?

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                The media still managed to disclose the Arizona Powerball winners name.He wanted to remain anoymous but the AP filed a freedom of information act and revealed the winner to be Mark Good, 37 of Fountain Hills.

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                  The media still managed to disclose the Arizona Powerball winners name.He wanted to remain anoymous but the AP filed a freedom of information act and revealed the winner to be Mark Good, 37 of Fountain Hills.

                  Blue Angel Saints be praised. Two MARKS won either half of the record Jackpot! Blue Angel

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                    The media still managed to disclose the Arizona Powerball winners name.He wanted to remain anoymous but the AP filed a freedom of information act and revealed the winner to be Mark Good, 37 of Fountain Hills.

                    Everyone knew it was Mark anyway.... No biggy.....


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                      Blue Angel Saints be praised. Two MARKS won either half of the record Jackpot! Blue Angel

                      They were right on the "Mark"


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                        Rich people need to get a big win every once in a while just to keep the playing field even.


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                          I love it when the rich get richer..... Its the way it was meant to be..........

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                            The media still managed to disclose the Arizona Powerball winners name.He wanted to remain anoymous but the AP filed a freedom of information act and revealed the winner to be Mark Good, 37 of Fountain Hills.

                            Sorry, the winner was Matthew Good not Mark.

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                              Sorry, the winner was Matthew Good not Mark.

                              Congratulations Matthew Good for the jackpot win. I hope you end up living the good life.

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