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$253 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls again

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Posted: August 12, 2012, 12:35 am - IP Logged

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

Maybe in 4 more draws.

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    Posted: August 12, 2012, 4:02 am - 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.

    think how many total tickets were sold an nobody matched 5+1 thats probably 30 million tickets or more so even if you buy 100 tickets its not really increasing your chances that much.

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      Posted: August 12, 2012, 5:02 am - IP Logged

      Maybe in 4 more draws.

      No, itwill be hit by a ticket purchased in Northern Illinois. I am coming home to claim the wonderful retirement fund you all have generated for me. $142,000,000 is quite dandy, though a round $200 million would be nicer. So perhaps I could settle for one or two more rollovers before my single ticket matches the annuitized &420 million jackpot (I will take CV of course). I guess that is what paying my fair share looks like! Guess who won't get a red cent of my winnings and who can expect a huge donation! Singing and hoops abilities are irrelevant!

      Get MONEY!!! Winning a JACKPOT lottery is all the HOPE and CHANGE I desire!!!  NOW give me MONEY!US Flag

      The guy who won the presidency in 2008 really won the lottery...he is now millions richer, travels in first class style, and even has a staff that would be the envy of the richest Powerball winner (she has a staff of 2). Every night he goes to sleep, he probably plays the close of Dave Chappelle's Show: I'm rich beyatch!


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        Posted: August 12, 2012, 5:21 am - IP Logged

        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.

        As a previous poster wisely pointed out: "Every event is not dependent on the outcome of previous events"


        Maybe if you flip that coin a few billion times more, you'll begin to get a better sense of the overall odds and probability.

        But if you think that flipping your coin just 5 times will help prove your point, and maybe win Wednesdays Powerball, best of luck to you!  Lep

         

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          Posted: August 12, 2012, 5:50 am - IP Logged

          I may stop playing PB, I hardly win anything... all I play is one line with my numbers and the powerplay.  I could use that extra three bucks for two additional MM tickets.  The only reason I play just just one PB ticket is just in case my numbers come up, I don't want to miss out.


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            Posted: August 12, 2012, 6:05 am - IP Logged

            I may stop playing PB, I hardly win anything... all I play is one line with my numbers and the powerplay.  I could use that extra three bucks for two additional MM tickets.  The only reason I play just just one PB ticket is just in case my numbers come up, I don't want to miss out.

            Without doubt, hundreds of previous jackpot winners had long losing streaks. There have been recordings of players who finally hit after

            fifteen, twenty or more years of continuous playing. When your thinking about giving up on a game; that might well be your time!   Wink

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              Posted: August 12, 2012, 7:06 am - IP Logged

              Without doubt, hundreds of previous jackpot winners had long losing streaks. There have been recordings of players who finally hit after

              fifteen, twenty or more years of continuous playing. When your thinking about giving up on a game; that might well be your time!   Wink

              Yeah, you're right... its prob worth the $6 a week to keep playing

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                Posted: August 12, 2012, 7:26 am - IP Logged

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

                That's awesomeThumbs Up and it came from your personal logic.Our pool at work had 50 qp tickets with nothing..2,  (1+0's)  and nothing even close to the powerball number...sad really.

                "No matter how bad things may get, I'd like to thank my middle finger

                for always sticking up for me.."

                 



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                  Posted: August 12, 2012, 7:58 am - IP Logged

                  Yeah, you're right... its prob worth the $6 a week to keep playing

                  That's the spirit tiger! Now get right back in the game, and don't let those "Poor Old Me" pig attitudes bring you down.  Thumbs Up

                   

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                    Posted: August 12, 2012, 8:01 am - IP Logged

                    And now folks ................

                    a wire transfer of $152,475,000 is looming for a very lucky winner in Pennsylvania ................ after the Powerball has rolled again!

                    Wednesday will be interesting! Maybe even interestinger!

                    Disney we will be going to Disneyland, of course ............

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                      Posted: August 12, 2012, 8:07 am - IP Logged

                      And now folks ................

                      a wire transfer of $152,475,000 is looming for a very lucky winner in Pennsylvania ................ after the Powerball has rolled again!

                      Wednesday will be interesting! Maybe even interestinger!

                      Disney we will be going to Disneyland, of course ............

                      Might as well just buy Disneyland DP. This way no lines, no waiting!

                       

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                        Posted: August 12, 2012, 8:28 am - IP Logged

                        That's awesomeThumbs Up and it came from your personal logic.Our pool at work had 50 qp tickets with nothing..2,  (1+0's)  and nothing even close to the powerball number...sad really.

                        50 lines and not one with the PB, that's sad but the law of averages is on your side.  Good luck Wednesday.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: August 12, 2012, 9:56 am - 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.

                          tvboris,

                          There are many who don't trust lotteries now. If the drawings were held at 4:00 - 5:00 a.m. there'd be a whole lot more than didn't trust them.

                          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, 11:32 am - IP Logged

                            Brought 55 tickets

                            Where did you bring them?

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                              Posted: August 12, 2012, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

                              if a coin tossed 100 heads in a row, id want to look at the coin.

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