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# Record Powerball jackpot won by 1 ticket

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 Posted: May 19, 2013, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

I'm not speaking of the lottery being rigged in the same way as was done in Pennsylvania.  It's certainly not rigged each and every week for one specific person to win.  It is however rigged so that the prize money is distributed evenly in all regions.  It is rigged to make sure that any one single person does not win multiples of the same prize level from the same drawing.

You may have won multiple prizes over a period of time by correctly matching 4 of 6 numbers.  Have you ever won multiples of prizes by matching 4 of 6 numbers from the same drawing.  That would imply that you had a level of certainty about playing those numbers.  Which is something "they" will go to great pains to keep from happening.

As far as my example of demographics is concerned, you are right, that would be a conspiracy, and it is.  Of course nobody will speak up about it, because nobody wants the lottery to be shut down.  The average person does not care whether or not the numbers are drawn randomly.  As long as they have the chance to pay a dollar every day or week for the chance of being one of the lucky people in the right place at the right time.

Let's talk about odds for a minute.  Isn't it odd that every week a combination of numbers that nobody in the pool of players would ever think of picking is drawn.  Why is it that a combination that many people have played is never drawn?  The odds are the same that any combination could be picked, thus making the odds the same that few people would pick the winning numbers as the odds that many people would.  Why is it always that few people do?  Not because the odds are against it.  The odds are the same.

The real odds we speak of are the odds dictated by those running the lottery.  Sure we can review a history of the drawings.  But I'm asserting that we're reviewing a history of drawings that are not random.

Draw six cards from a deck.  Have 1 million people guess at what 6 numbers were drawn.  Is it probable that only a handful of people were even close to being correct?   It's just as probable that many many people were very close.  Is it very probable that only 1 person in 3 million guessed the exact combination? It's just as probable that 500 people guessed the exact combination.   In a random drawing there are no probabilities.  Every thing  and anything has exactly the same odds of happening.  So how is it that each and every week, after a so called random lottery drawing, the same thing happens.  Few people win anything.  Why is it that many people never win something, when the odds of that happening are exactly the same?

It's been said to me by someone the the MUSL(Powerball) that they have 40 accounting firms on hand to review each and every drawing making certain there is no foul play.  He also said "I know it's hard to prove the drawings are random, but they are." Yet there is one simple easy way to ensure the drawings are random.  Take the handling of the drawing out of the the hands of those running the lottery.  Put it in the hands of people not associated as organizers or players of the lottery.  Hire an independent firm to not just analyze and oversee, but to control the drawings.  A firm that has no access to the lotteries computer information of what combinations have been played where, and how often.

Just let them turn the machine on and pick some balls. I guarantee you'll see a significant increase and just as probable decrease in the payout and distribution of prizes. Do I just sound like a disgruntled player that is mad because I never win?  Well I've picked 4 of 6 in a 6/48, 3 times in the last 7 years, and 4 of 5/36 in the last 2 months.  I spend about \$10 dollars a week on the lottery.  I'm not mad that I don't win.  I'm mad that the chances of me winning are not a matter of randomness, but a matter of controlled distribution to random people in designated areas.

Perhaps it cannot be guaranteed who exactly will have the right numbers, but it is guaranteed that it will be someone in an area that the lottery people decide.

It's so sad when people don't understand probability and statistics, and are so stubborn about it.

What you're suggesting to do is absolutely impossible. They don't know WHO bought the ticket. They only know where it's bought. So how can they stop

people from winning "multiples of the same prize level"? How is it physically possible? \

The reason people don't match 4/6 in the same drawing is because the chances of that are very small, that's all. If you spend 4 bucks, buy 2 lines and none

of the numbers are the same, you automatically forced yourself into a situation where you can't win the 4/6 prize 2 times that drawing. The lottery offcials

did nothing.

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 Posted: May 19, 2013, 6:49 pm - IP Logged

As you had mentioned in a previous post, buying dirt and getting 1000 times your original investment is certainly worth while. Not having to worry about expenses such as developing the land, zoning, installing roadways and utilities makes it quite pleasant.

Only the uninformed would hire project managers and contractors since that would be a waste of money. An intelligent individual such as yourself could easily handle all the workload without the need for any so-called expert.

No doubt as a financial consultant you are very skilled at over complicating simple things. (and getting paid to do so) In my example I was talking about buying and holding land. NOT developing it.

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 Posted: May 19, 2013, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

Can't wait to see the new winners,

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 Posted: May 19, 2013, 8:06 pm - IP Logged

not yet, soon enough, soon enough

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 Posted: May 19, 2013, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

Congrats to the winner.

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 Posted: May 19, 2013, 9:37 pm - IP Logged

It seems that the interest for this particular PB record jackpot was much lower than MM record jackpot a year ago, at least in the state of CA.

There are 769,585 winning tickets from PB and 3,009,642 winning tickets from MM in the state. The odds of winning anything with PB is actually better so if given the same enthusiasm, the number of winning tickets from PB should be higher.

I think the \$2 ticket price discourages people to buy more tickets if at all.

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 Posted: May 19, 2013, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

^^^I didn't buy any tickets. I'm still boycotting...

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 Posted: May 19, 2013, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

^^^I didn't buy any tickets. I'm still boycotting...

Your boycott must not be working, I read MM will be changing its format later this year to be more competitive with PB.

I thought MM was doing fine but the powers that  be must think having more losers per dollar spent will make them more competitive.

* you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket *

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 Posted: May 19, 2013, 10:26 pm - IP Logged

I'm not speaking of the lottery being rigged in the same way as was done in Pennsylvania.  It's certainly not rigged each and every week for one specific person to win.  It is however rigged so that the prize money is distributed evenly in all regions.  It is rigged to make sure that any one single person does not win multiples of the same prize level from the same drawing.

You may have won multiple prizes over a period of time by correctly matching 4 of 6 numbers.  Have you ever won multiples of prizes by matching 4 of 6 numbers from the same drawing.  That would imply that you had a level of certainty about playing those numbers.  Which is something "they" will go to great pains to keep from happening.

As far as my example of demographics is concerned, you are right, that would be a conspiracy, and it is.  Of course nobody will speak up about it, because nobody wants the lottery to be shut down.  The average person does not care whether or not the numbers are drawn randomly.  As long as they have the chance to pay a dollar every day or week for the chance of being one of the lucky people in the right place at the right time.

Let's talk about odds for a minute.  Isn't it odd that every week a combination of numbers that nobody in the pool of players would ever think of picking is drawn.  Why is it that a combination that many people have played is never drawn?  The odds are the same that any combination could be picked, thus making the odds the same that few people would pick the winning numbers as the odds that many people would.  Why is it always that few people do?  Not because the odds are against it.  The odds are the same.

The real odds we speak of are the odds dictated by those running the lottery.  Sure we can review a history of the drawings.  But I'm asserting that we're reviewing a history of drawings that are not random.

Draw six cards from a deck.  Have 1 million people guess at what 6 numbers were drawn.  Is it probable that only a handful of people were even close to being correct?   It's just as probable that many many people were very close.  Is it very probable that only 1 person in 3 million guessed the exact combination? It's just as probable that 500 people guessed the exact combination.   In a random drawing there are no probabilities.  Every thing  and anything has exactly the same odds of happening.  So how is it that each and every week, after a so called random lottery drawing, the same thing happens.  Few people win anything.  Why is it that many people never win something, when the odds of that happening are exactly the same?

It's been said to me by someone the the MUSL(Powerball) that they have 40 accounting firms on hand to review each and every drawing making certain there is no foul play.  He also said "I know it's hard to prove the drawings are random, but they are." Yet there is one simple easy way to ensure the drawings are random.  Take the handling of the drawing out of the the hands of those running the lottery.  Put it in the hands of people not associated as organizers or players of the lottery.  Hire an independent firm to not just analyze and oversee, but to control the drawings.  A firm that has no access to the lotteries computer information of what combinations have been played where, and how often.

Just let them turn the machine on and pick some balls. I guarantee you'll see a significant increase and just as probable decrease in the payout and distribution of prizes. Do I just sound like a disgruntled player that is mad because I never win?  Well I've picked 4 of 6 in a 6/48, 3 times in the last 7 years, and 4 of 5/36 in the last 2 months.  I spend about \$10 dollars a week on the lottery.  I'm not mad that I don't win.  I'm mad that the chances of me winning are not a matter of randomness, but a matter of controlled distribution to random people in designated areas.

Perhaps it cannot be guaranteed who exactly will have the right numbers, but it is guaranteed that it will be someone in an area that the lottery people decide.

It is rigged to make sure that any one single person does not win multiples of the same prize level from the same drawing.

There was a case a few years ago when an individual bought 5 lines with the same 5 white balls but different mega balls. All 5 balls match but he missed the red ball. He collected 5 millions I think.

I remember that the news was posted in the lottery post archive.

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 Posted: May 19, 2013, 10:47 pm - IP Logged

I've already seen Facebooks and Instagrams of the *lottery winner*...Hmmmm... I doubt it's real though.

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 Posted: May 20, 2013, 12:38 am - IP Logged

Sadly, Florida winners are not allowed to remain anonymous. I hope that rule is amended soon.

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 Posted: May 20, 2013, 12:41 am - IP Logged

The big Powerball winner was a Quick Pick ... talk about the right place at the right time!

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The big Powerball winner was a Quick Pick ... talk about the right place at the right time!

Wow, that's a very lucky QP especially if he or she only bought ONE ticket.

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 Posted: May 20, 2013, 12:48 am - IP Logged

Wow, that's a very lucky QP especially if he or she only bought ONE ticket.

The latest Florida Lottery press release said it was a Quick Pick but it didn't say if it was just one on the ticket. If it was ONE ticket, that should become the poster child for the saying "it only takes one ticket to win".

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The big Powerball winner was a Quick Pick ... talk about the right place at the right time!

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