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Powerball heats up with $317 million jackpot

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Posted: February 2, 2015, 10:35 pm - IP Logged

good luck

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    Posted: February 2, 2015, 10:43 pm - IP Logged

    Does anyone know how many number combinations their is in the powerball?? Jus curious...lol

    Even a broke clock is right twice a day!

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      Posted: February 2, 2015, 11:05 pm - IP Logged

      Does anyone know how many number combinations their is in the powerball?? Jus curious...lol

      There are 175,223,510  possible combinations.

      "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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        Posted: February 2, 2015, 11:27 pm - IP Logged

        Good luck to everyone! This is my year to collect a huge Jackpot win.  Wednesday is fine with me.

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          Posted: February 3, 2015, 1:05 am - IP Logged

          I might be tempted to buy a ticket for this draw, anyone think it's going to roll again ?

          Probability thinks it will roll again. It looks like MUSL is expecting to sell something under 40 million tickets. That means that only about 20% of the combinations will be sold, so there's about an 80% chance it will roll over.

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            Posted: February 3, 2015, 2:01 am - IP Logged

            PartyAre there any syndication(s) set up to simply sells tickets, on lotteries which allow syndication? (all possible numbers are already set up ) using your favorite or chosen numbers shouldn't be applicable.

            It seems as though this would pretty much clinch winning something if enough tickets were sold. You could increase your percentage of the winnings by purchasing more tickets.

             

            If so- which would be recommended?

            Thanks for your input!! 

             

            Looking forward to winning!

             

            Yippee Skippee!!

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              Posted: February 3, 2015, 5:36 am - IP Logged

              I will get two QP's on Wednesday. No big expectations but hoping Lady Luck will one day bless me.

              I thought you were already blessed in some depts Wink

              as for me ..... I'm gonna toss in my $2 and see what happens

               

              Cheerss to one of us here at the LP campgrounds getting that lucky this Wednesday

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                Posted: February 3, 2015, 10:07 am - IP Logged

                There are 175,223,510  possible combinations.

                so if it rolls over again tonight we could theoretically buy everyone and make a profit. interesting, anyone got bill gates number i got a proposition for him...lol jk

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                  Posted: February 3, 2015, 10:35 am - IP Logged

                  Time to get a power ball ticket.

                  :)

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                    Posted: February 3, 2015, 10:50 am - IP Logged

                    There are 175,223,510  possible combinations.

                    Actually that number is the odds chart which includes fact you could win a lower prize. if you want the real number of combinations just use a calculator and you will see that with 59*58*57*56*55*35=21,026,821,200 which is 21+Billion combinations. It's not worth even trying to play every single possible combination. PEOPLE the odds chart are just that an odds chart which includes multiple ways to win a prize. simple math can always tell you what the real number of combinations are available for any game.

                    Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, Today is a gift that's why it's called the PRESENT! (c8

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                      Posted: February 3, 2015, 11:09 am - IP Logged

                      Actually that number is the odds chart which includes fact you could win a lower prize. if you want the real number of combinations just use a calculator and you will see that with 59*58*57*56*55*35=21,026,821,200 which is 21+Billion combinations. It's not worth even trying to play every single possible combination. PEOPLE the odds chart are just that an odds chart which includes multiple ways to win a prize. simple math can always tell you what the real number of combinations are available for any game.

                      Uhhhh, no.

                      There are 175,223,510 possible combinations. Not 21 billion.

                      That's what "1 in" refers to. One ticket out of 175,223,510 possible combinations.

                      CAN'T WIN IF YOU'RE NOT IN

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                        Posted: February 3, 2015, 11:36 am - IP Logged

                        so if it rolls over again tonight we could theoretically buy everyone and make a profit. interesting, anyone got bill gates number i got a proposition for him...lol jk

                        even if you had the cash, trying to buy all 175,223,510 possible combinations would be a nightmare. You would have to go to a lottery retailer and have them print you out all those tickets. The machine or machines would have to print out tickets non-stop for days. You'd also have to make sure you are getting different number combinations and not getting any repeat combinations so you'd have all possible combinations covered.

                        After all that, there is no guarantee you would be the only winner. If there is another winning ticket sold, you'd have to split the jackpot in half. 

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                          Posted: February 3, 2015, 11:40 am - IP Logged

                          Actually that number is the odds chart which includes fact you could win a lower prize. if you want the real number of combinations just use a calculator and you will see that with 59*58*57*56*55*35=21,026,821,200 which is 21+Billion combinations. It's not worth even trying to play every single possible combination. PEOPLE the odds chart are just that an odds chart which includes multiple ways to win a prize. simple math can always tell you what the real number of combinations are available for any game.

                          Sorry, but there are 175,223,510 combinations not 21 billion combinations. Your simple math is wrong.

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                            Posted: February 3, 2015, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

                            Actually that number is the odds chart which includes fact you could win a lower prize. if you want the real number of combinations just use a calculator and you will see that with 59*58*57*56*55*35=21,026,821,200 which is 21+Billion combinations. It's not worth even trying to play every single possible combination. PEOPLE the odds chart are just that an odds chart which includes multiple ways to win a prize. simple math can always tell you what the real number of combinations are available for any game.

                            With the current Powerball matrix, there are 59 white balls and 35 power balls. In order to win the jackpot you would need to match all 5 white balls drawn plus match the one red powerball that will be picked.

                            For the 5 white balls there are 5,006,386 combinations that can be drawn, then you have to multiply 5,006,386 by 35 based on the 35 possible powerballs that can be drawn which takes you to 175,223,510 possible combinations.

                            Trying to beat 1 in 175,223,510 possible combinations is bad but no where near as bad as trying to beat 1 in 21 BILLION. 

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                              Posted: February 3, 2015, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

                              I hope it rolls over just to see how high it will go...Best of "lady Luck" to all my LP friends...Be SafePartyUS FlagParty