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$305 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot in rare territory

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Posted: August 13, 2012, 8:11 am - IP Logged

I'd like to win just enough to retire, while away my days in the garden.

No more racing around, no more watching the clock, just the simple life. I'm tired.

I'm right there with you sully. I'm so tired of the grind. Saturday was brutal.

It was uplifting to watch the Rangers take the Tigers.... LOL. Sorry.

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    Posted: August 13, 2012, 8:58 am - IP Logged

    I AM THINKING SMALL.

    I bought a $10 Powerball ticket and received a free $2 Powerball ticket with it.

    I will not mind winning at least $10k.

    Good luck everybody.

    Good  luck to your thinking small THRIFTY!   Lep   Speaking for myself, I'm thinking much BIGGER!!!

     

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      Posted: August 13, 2012, 9:44 am - IP Logged

      I'm right there with you sully. I'm so tired of the grind. Saturday was brutal.

      It was uplifting to watch the Rangers take the Tigers.... LOL. Sorry.

       LOL, Another thing I miss, not enough time for baseball.

      Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

      For a lead role in a cage?

       

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        Posted: August 13, 2012, 10:04 am - IP Logged

        It is time for some very serious retirement! Dance

        dpoly1 - Playing the lottery to save the jobs of those that build, transport, sell & maintain luxury items! -

         

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          Posted: August 13, 2012, 10:47 am - IP Logged

          Okay, you statistics experts.  What's the probability of a roll this time?  The probability of one, two or three winners?

          The increase requires selling about 54 million tickets. If all combinations were chosen randomly that would use about 52 million combinations. There would be about a 69% chance of a rollover, a 29% chance of a single winner and a 1% chance of multiple winners.

          Since not all selections are random there's a higher chance of a rollover. About 16 million of those tickets will be self picks, and a lot of them will use birthday numbers or patterns. As a very wild guess I'll figure that there are at perhaps 5 million more duplicates than if it was all random, but those duplicates will be from a relatively small set of combinations. That would mean that somewhere around 48 million combinations are in play.

          It may have been pure luck, but mcginnin's figure of 73% is pretty close to the mark.

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            Posted: August 13, 2012, 11:19 am - IP Logged

            Everyone back off; that $305 million lottery prize is MINE.  When I win, I'm going to party like a rock star, because no lottery winner ever loses their lottery prize...

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            "Sure, we're going to buy things.  But, I want to make this money last" - Dave Edwards

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            "It's easier to live off 87 pounds a week than 1 million" - Michael Carroll

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              Posted: August 13, 2012, 11:40 am - IP Logged

              It is time for some very serious retirement! Dance

              I Agree!

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                Posted: August 13, 2012, 11:57 am - IP Logged

                The increase requires selling about 54 million tickets. If all combinations were chosen randomly that would use about 52 million combinations. There would be about a 69% chance of a rollover, a 29% chance of a single winner and a 1% chance of multiple winners.

                Since not all selections are random there's a higher chance of a rollover. About 16 million of those tickets will be self picks, and a lot of them will use birthday numbers or patterns. As a very wild guess I'll figure that there are at perhaps 5 million more duplicates than if it was all random, but those duplicates will be from a relatively small set of combinations. That would mean that somewhere around 48 million combinations are in play.

                It may have been pure luck, but mcginnin's figure of 73% is pretty close to the mark.

                No luck, nor coincidence KY.  Just 100% pure American born and bred, Brain Power!  Conehead   Patriot

                Than you for confirming my figures however. Coming from a fellow cerebral such as yourself, is quite the honor indeed!  Yes Nod

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                  Posted: August 13, 2012, 1:07 pm - IP Logged

                  Good  luck to your thinking small THRIFTY!   Lep   Speaking for myself, I'm thinking much BIGGER!!!

                   

                  Is that a Perdue or Tyson chicken?


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                    Posted: August 13, 2012, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

                    Neither Stang. Only USDA Prime, Dry, Aged Beef Will do! This jackpot demands only the best. Chicken is for 2nd tier prize wannabee's.

                     

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                      Posted: August 13, 2012, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

                      Our truest lives are when we are in our dreams awake. Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

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                        Posted: August 13, 2012, 2:21 pm - IP Logged

                        To be certain, the MegaMillions is at a sweet enough pot for me. I could think of nothing finer than to hit the jackpot tomorrow night, then have one of my neighbors hit the PowerBall Wednesday and take all the media attention for me.

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                          Posted: August 13, 2012, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

                          Not that I'll not be unhappy to win Wednesday night.

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                            Posted: August 13, 2012, 2:31 pm - IP Logged

                            To be certain, the MegaMillions is at a sweet enough pot for me. I could think of nothing finer than to hit the jackpot tomorrow night, then have one of my neighbors hit the PowerBall Wednesday and take all the media attention for me.

                            I was thinking along the same lines.Let me win the Mega Millions & I'll wait until somebody snags the Powerball before claiming my win.The Powerball winner can have the media camping on their lawn while I fade away into obscurity.

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                              Posted: August 13, 2012, 3:16 pm - IP Logged

                              The increase requires selling about 54 million tickets. If all combinations were chosen randomly that would use about 52 million combinations. There would be about a 69% chance of a rollover, a 29% chance of a single winner and a 1% chance of multiple winners.

                              Since not all selections are random there's a higher chance of a rollover. About 16 million of those tickets will be self picks, and a lot of them will use birthday numbers or patterns. As a very wild guess I'll figure that there are at perhaps 5 million more duplicates than if it was all random, but those duplicates will be from a relatively small set of combinations. That would mean that somewhere around 48 million combinations are in play.

                              It may have been pure luck, but mcginnin's figure of 73% is pretty close to the mark.

                              Thanks. (And thanks to mcginnin, too.)  Oh, I'm glad to see that the chance of a rollover is so great.  Not that I'd particularly care in the unlikely event that I should capture the jackpot - a much smaller sum would suit me just fine.  But I have to admit I enjoy the craziness of the huge jackpots!

                                 
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