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California lottery ticket wins $425 million Powerball jackpot

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For all you 'crazy just cant be happy for the winners' people out there who are suffering from some sort or Lotto winners location confirmation bias...here are all the States that won in 2013: From last to first: Now please stop the nonsense about only some States always win. You sound quite silly. As it is with most things in life, we seem to see only that which we chooe to see and ignore FACTS! Come on now, stop all the crazy talk..

 

Missouri  :   December 25, 2013

 

Nebraska / Massachussetts  :   December 11, 2013

 

New York  :   November 16, 2013

 

California :    October 23, 2013

 

South Carolina :   September 18, 2013

 

Minnesota / New Jersey (2) :  August 7, 2013

 

Pennsylvania  :  June 22, 2013

 

Texas  :  May 29, 2013

 

Delaware / Florida / LouisianaMay 25, 2013

 

FloridaMay 18, 2013....the huge jackpot won by the little old lady : )

 

Illinois    :  March 30, 2013

 

New JerseyMarch 23, 2013

 

Virginia  :  February 6, 2013

"It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy." - George Lorimer

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    And for more details about past winners and where they are from, see the link below. Wish the winners well, and pray/wait for your turn. No need to hate on the winners people, they were just like you the day before they hit.

     

    http://www.powerball.com/powerball/pb_stories.asp

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      Posted: February 20, 2014, 7:22 pm - IP Logged

      That $40M looks good from here. I will buy one ticket.

      Right on Maringoman...I was beginning to think i was the only one that found the $40MIL prize just as beautiful.

      I just had a crazy idea....imagine if all lotteries had something like a progressive increase of odds: that is, with each draw the odds reduced/increased. So at $40MIL the odds would be something like 1:70,000,000. and by the time it got to $500MIL its like 1:350,000,000. hahahhaa, that would be some funny stuff. I wonder if it could work? Of course to make things work that way, what they would have to do is keep the play slip the same with maybe 99 different numbers, but for each draw they'd throw more numbers in the machine. LOL!!!

      What'd you guys think? Viable option/possibility?

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        Posted: February 20, 2014, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

        The ticket was a quick pick ?

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          Posted: February 20, 2014, 7:52 pm - IP Logged

          For all you 'crazy just cant be happy for the winners' people out there who are suffering from some sort or Lotto winners location confirmation bias...here are all the States that won in 2013: From last to first: Now please stop the nonsense about only some States always win. You sound quite silly. As it is with most things in life, we seem to see only that which we chooe to see and ignore FACTS! Come on now, stop all the crazy talk..

           

          Missouri  :   December 25, 2013

           

          Nebraska / Massachussetts  :   December 11, 2013

           

          New York  :   November 16, 2013

           

          California :    October 23, 2013

           

          South Carolina :   September 18, 2013

           

          Minnesota / New Jersey (2) :  August 7, 2013

           

          Pennsylvania  :  June 22, 2013

           

          Texas  :  May 29, 2013

           

          Delaware / Florida / LouisianaMay 25, 2013

           

          FloridaMay 18, 2013....the huge jackpot won by the little old lady : )

           

          Illinois    :  March 30, 2013

           

          New JerseyMarch 23, 2013

           

          Virginia  :  February 6, 2013

          You forgot mega millions.  Nice try though. 
           

          I would recommend looking on the powerball and megamillions websites.  Oh and don't forget as soon as california joined powerball,  they won the jackpot pretty fast.   Something is very biased,  It seems to be mostly an east coast west coast thing.

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            You forgot mega millions.  Nice try though. 
             

            I would recommend looking on the powerball and megamillions websites.  Oh and don't forget as soon as california joined powerball,  they won the jackpot pretty fast.   Something is very biased,  It seems to be mostly an east coast west coast thing.

            HUH??? A few things: We were discussing the POWERBALL from last night right??? Not sure what you are talking about in regards to me looking at the PB website when the info i provided was directly lifted from THAT very website....I included a link in the subsequent post taken directly from the PB website, did you bother to look at it or again chose to ignore FACTS??

            There are so many factual points i could highlight to refute your persistent gripe but why bother, its clear your mind is made up to believe that which you want to believe. Stop the whinning. Cali, Florida, NY, Texas are the most populous States in the nation and they are not even the States with the most Powerball JACKPOT winners. That title goes to INDIANA!!! And if we choose to add a bit of common sense in the mix, we'd be able to conclude with no great surpise for those with a brain, that the States with greater population size = greater number tickets sold = greater number of overall winners (not necessarily Jackpot winners).

            Good luck to you!

            "It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy." - George Lorimer

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              You forgot mega millions.  Nice try though. 
               

              I would recommend looking on the powerball and megamillions websites.  Oh and don't forget as soon as california joined powerball,  they won the jackpot pretty fast.   Something is very biased,  It seems to be mostly an east coast west coast thing.

              California started selling PB tickets in April of last year. There were 10 different people who either won a jackpot or shared a jackpot before Calif had there first winner on Oct.23. California sells roughly 10% or sometimes even a little higher % of all tckets sold for each drawing so they did not actually hit it rather quick after joining but hit it about when they would have been due going by the amount of tickets they sell. Last nights total sells were reported to be A little over 183 million dollars. A little over 74 million which would be a bit over 40% came from these 5 states. Calif New York Texas Flordia and Pennsylvania. So in the long run that means those 5 states should produce 4 out of every 10 winners. Add New Jersey and Illinois to it and it comes up to over 92 million which means those 7 states sold over 50% of the total tickets sold.

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                California started selling PB tickets in April of last year. There were 10 different people who either won a jackpot or shared a jackpot before Calif had there first winner on Oct.23. California sells roughly 10% or sometimes even a little higher % of all tckets sold for each drawing so they did not actually hit it rather quick after joining but hit it about when they would have been due going by the amount of tickets they sell. Last nights total sells were reported to be A little over 183 million dollars. A little over 74 million which would be a bit over 40% came from these 5 states. Calif New York Texas Flordia and Pennsylvania. So in the long run that means those 5 states should produce 4 out of every 10 winners. Add New Jersey and Illinois to it and it comes up to over 92 million which means those 7 states sold over 50% of the total tickets sold.

                Another voice of reason emerges. Thank you Alexnt. Not only for your post but for providing the statistical info/analysis.

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                  That $40M looks good from here. I will buy one ticket.

                  I Agree!

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                    Considering the odds are 1 in 175,000,000 and there are 317,569,814 people in the US as of this second (according to the US Census Population Clock)...I guess you then have to try to imagine it's you against almost half the country during any Powerball draw. Maybe now you can understand why you aren't winning.

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                      You forgot mega millions.  Nice try though. 
                       

                      I would recommend looking on the powerball and megamillions websites.  Oh and don't forget as soon as california joined powerball,  they won the jackpot pretty fast.   Something is very biased,  It seems to be mostly an east coast west coast thing.

                      You're right, it is biased. The winning tickets are heavily biased towards the states that sell the most tickets. It's almost as if it's based on simple probability.


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                        Posted: February 21, 2014, 1:57 am - IP Logged

                        Another big California PB win!  Keep the streak going Cali

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                          I am so happy for the winner. I don't take other people opinion to heart. I don't think anybody on here is seriously angry or bitter because they didn't win or the state of California yields yet another msul winner. I have my own opinion and I would be a disgrace to humanity if I insult someone else because they expressed an opinion that I disagree with. 

                          I live in Florida. We have the Florida Lottery, Mega Money, and Fantasy 5 Jackpot games and most of the winners come from south florida usually a quick pick. I was very curious about why this was, well it happens. I talked to a professional lottery player so to speak and he said because there are more people in South Florida and they buy the most tickets. So if there is a state that is winning more than others could it just be the population/tickets sold or just plain old chance?! I use to think some stores sold better numbers than others, like there is some dude working for the lottery saleing certain stores certain numbers that have better oddsGreen laugh...I am happy for the winner. The first thing that had come to my mind was I hope he or she get all of their money because California is a state that don't match the jackpot they go off of tickets sold or something..I'm not sure...Alright people...let's win!!!

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                            You're right, it is biased. The winning tickets are heavily biased towards the states that sell the most tickets. It's almost as if it's based on simple probability.

                            States that have the highest populations sell more ticekets and thus have more winners....

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                              Posted: February 21, 2014, 7:17 am - IP Logged

                              Can we stop using facts and common sense? You're just confusing everybody.

                               

                              Congrats to the winner in Cali.