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$253 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls again

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Posted: August 11, 2012, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

I wish they were drawing it really at night, like 4-5 am.  So, you wake up, refreshed and millionare. Somehow it feel that chances to win get higher, when you can't care less about it (sleeping)

But then, chances are I won't be sleeping until 4-5 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

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    Posted: August 11, 2012, 8:50 pm - IP Logged

    Yup, same chances. Despite the angry mobs, the numbers don't pay that much attention to what people think anyways!   Jester Laugh

    You could play the winning number for this evenings PB, and you would still have the same odds and equal chance, of that number being drawn

    again on Wednesday. That's just  mathematics and probability at work. And they work 24/7, even while we  Bed.

    so if I flipped a coin 5 times and it came out heads 5 times in a row, I'd still have a 50 percent chance of getting heads again on the 6th coin toss? After all, the coin doesn't pay attention to what people think. I would say the chances of getting heads again would decrease and the chances of getting tails would increase after every flip where I got heads consecutively.

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      Posted: August 11, 2012, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

      From the probability stand point, every event is not dependant on outcome of the previous events. 

      From psychology stand point, it certainly does.

       

      People on LP are trying to predict next numbers based on the previous drawings. Well, it has nothing to do with statistics, just human psychology.

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        Posted: August 11, 2012, 9:25 pm - IP Logged

        Here's our work pool hoping we hit 2night. GL every1.

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          Posted: August 11, 2012, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

          Here's our work pool hoping we hit 2night. GL every1.

          I hope your pool wins so you can all quit. That job looks dangerous.

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            Posted: August 11, 2012, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

            Brought 55 tickets

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              Posted: August 11, 2012, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

              Brought 55 tickets

              don't ask me how many tickets I bought when the Mega Millions jackpot was 656 million last April. All I will admit is, a lot.

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                Posted: August 11, 2012, 9:44 pm - IP Logged

                I wish they were drawing it really at night, like 4-5 am.  So, you wake up, refreshed and millionare. Somehow it feel that chances to win get higher, when you can't care less about it (sleeping)

                But then, chances are I won't be sleeping until 4-5 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

                It is like that for me, can't stay up late enough for the drawing @ 2258 hours

                 and in the A.M. I don't think about it til. later in the day.

                 

                would be fun, wake up, go to work, even though you don't want to,

                then around lunchtime you find out you're worth millions,

                 

                see ya'

                Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                  Posted: August 11, 2012, 10:07 pm - IP Logged

                  I wish they were drawing it really at night, like 4-5 am.  So, you wake up, refreshed and millionare. Somehow it feel that chances to win get higher, when you can't care less about it (sleeping)

                  But then, chances are I won't be sleeping until 4-5 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

                  This is why some lottery winners don't look excited at the press conference. They find out they have the winning ticket at around 11 PM eastern time and now they can't get any sleep until the money has been collected. By the time the press conference comes around, they're almost comatose.

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                    Posted: August 11, 2012, 10:09 pm - IP Logged

                    Your chances of winning is equal as anyone else's, no matter what numbers you select. 1:175,223,510  Good luck!  Lep

                    That's what players who buy quick picks and don't track draw history like to think.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: August 11, 2012, 10:11 pm - IP Logged

                      don't ask me how many tickets I bought when the Mega Millions jackpot was 656 million last April. All I will admit is, a lot.

                      would that be a lot of difference for you, if you win 25 or 656 millions?  Non-different for me, either ammount is more then I foresee earning just by going to work. So, I play even when MM is just 12 mil. 

                      Though, I have to admit, I have to be spending less on lotteries, otherwise I will go broke soon.

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                        Posted: August 11, 2012, 10:21 pm - IP Logged

                        would that be a lot of difference for you, if you win 25 or 656 millions?  Non-different for me, either ammount is more then I foresee earning just by going to work. So, I play even when MM is just 12 mil. 

                        Though, I have to admit, I have to be spending less on lotteries, otherwise I will go broke soon.

                        There would be little difference to me, I'd be ecstatic either way but at the same time I'd be lying if I said the prospect of winning 656 million is not more exciting to me than the prospect of winning 25 million.

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                          Posted: August 11, 2012, 11:30 pm - IP Logged

                          OK I see where I was confused. I post only all states, which does require you to post by noon. But since your posting for just your state, that

                           deadline wouldn't apply. I stand corrected. Thanks for the lesson!  Cheers

                           

                          Look forward to your numbers being posted!

                          I posted the ten lines I played on the prediction board but they only matched a 3+0 and a 1+1 for $11.

                           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                             
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                            Posted: August 11, 2012, 11:59 pm - IP Logged

                            whiteballz,

                            "so if I flipped a coin 5 times and it came out heads 5 times in a row, I'd still have a 50 percent chance of getting heads again on the 6th coin toss? After all, the coin doesn't pay attention to what people think."

                            Exactly!

                            Couldn't resist, coin toss and all!

                            Scared

                            Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                            Lep

                            There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                              Posted: August 12, 2012, 12:18 am - IP Logged

                              the powerball jackpot rolled to 305 million. Is it hammer time yet?