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Colorado chalks up its first Powerball winner

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Posted: October 12, 2007, 3:15 pm - IP Logged

The more people play a game the more they win.you say add balls less people win,this makes you happy?you must work for msl

YES! It's more fun to play when the jackpots are large, period. Everyone knows this, and if they deny it, they are lying. Why do you think so many more people play a 300 million dollar jackpot than a 20 million dollar pot? I live in NY, my local lotto is typically around that, so if I want that kind of jackpot, I'll play the NY Lotto and get 2 picks for a dollar. I want the mega millions and powerball to be exciting, and that happens when the pots reachj at least 50 million. If the odds are slim anyway, what's the real difference? Do you really think you'll have less of a chance winning if a ball or two is added? Believe me, it wouldn't make a huge difference.

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    Posted: October 12, 2007, 11:46 pm - IP Logged

    It is more fun to play when the jackpot is huge,but I play Megamillions twice a week and Powerball twice a week no matter what the jackpot is.I'd hate to see either game add more balls,though.It's hard enough to win as it is.$300,000,000 would be great but I'd be happy with a $12,000,000 or $15,000,000 jackpot.

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      Posted: October 13, 2007, 10:28 am - IP Logged

      Powerball has been hit 4 of the last 5 draws!!! I thought this was statistically impossible?  Has someone found a flaw in the game?

      "Statistically impossible" is a bit of a cliche, but in reality nothing is statistically impossible and extremely unlikely things happen every day. The first of the 4 wins is meaningless, since it happened after the 5th roll.  If PB only sold about 5% of the possible combinations (sales suggest it was probably a bit higher than that) for each of the following 4 drawings, the chances of getting 3 winners in 4 drawings would be about 1 in 4100. That makes this winning streak almost 3 times more likely than you winning $100 with a $1 PB ticket.