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# Powerball heats up with \$317 million jackpot

Topic closed. 66 replies. Last post 3 years ago by hsg2000.

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3rd Rock from Sun
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apparently you people still don't get it. "1in #####" is an ODDS CHART! not true numbers. i can prove it you another way. look at the bottom prize hitting only the power ball. The chart says the odds are 1in55 ok then why is that since there are only 35 power balls. its because you could JUST MAYBE win a higher prize by getting one or more white balls with that power ball. ENOUGH SAID!

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lol You are still wrong.

The total number of possible Powerball ticket combinations is

59 x 58 x 57 x 56 x 55
------------------------------ x 35 = 175,223,510
5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1

or

( (59*58*57*56*55)*35 )/ (5!) = ( (59*58*57*56*55)*35 )/ (5*4*3*2*1)  = equals 175,223,510 combinations.

Therefore, the odds AND number of combinations are 1 in 175,223,510

For every winning jackpot ticket, there are 34 other tickets that have the five white balls correct, but not the the powerball. Thus, the odds of winning the \$1,000,000 lottery prize are 34 out of 175,223,510, or 1 out of 5,153,633.

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3rd Rock from Sun
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As far as combinations are concerned when the drawing begins there are 59 balls in the machine so you have 59 possibilities of what comes out. Once the first ball is drawn then you have 58 left, 2nd ball drawn you have 57 left, 3rd Ball drawn you have 56 left, 4 ball drawn you have 55 left, so in that simple true look at the numbers you get my first result of 59*58*57*56*55=600,766,320 then you have to add the 35 power combo's to that number and get the 21+billion. I know the odds chart says 175+million but thats not based on real number of combinations. gambling institutions (lottery included) use this method to make things look better than they really are for the player. try looking up the odd chart formula in wikipedia then maybe you would understand it better.

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

3rd Rock from Sun
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 Posted: February 3, 2015, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

lol You are still wrong.

The total number of possible Powerball ticket combinations is

59 x 58 x 57 x 56 x 55
------------------------------ x 35 = 175,223,510
5 x 4 x 3 x 2 x 1

or

( (59*58*57*56*55)*35 )/ (5!) = ( (59*58*57*56*55)*35 )/ (5*4*3*2*1)  = equals 175,223,510 combinations.

Therefore, the odds AND number of combinations are 1 in 175,223,510

For every winning jackpot ticket, there are 34 other tickets that have the five white balls correct, but not the the powerball. Thus, the odds of winning the \$1,000,000 lottery prize are 34 out of 175,223,510, or 1 out of 5,153,633.

i know what you are doing and it's call doing the odds chart calculations using #/1 method which is how odds charts are made.

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

mid-Ohio
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apparently you people still don't get it. "1in #####" is an ODDS CHART! not true numbers. i can prove it you another way. look at the bottom prize hitting only the power ball. The chart says the odds are 1in55 ok then why is that since there are only 35 power balls. its because you could JUST MAYBE win a higher prize by getting one or more white balls with that power ball. ENOUGH SAID!

Everybody already know their odds of losing, you aren't telling anyone anything they don't already.  Your information is totally worthless.

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

PA
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Ima Got My Tickets!

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PA
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Everybody already know their odds of losing, you aren't telling anyone anything they don't already.  Your information is totally worthless.

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

Eschew Poverty ........... Vote Conservative!

Grove City,Ohio
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Hoping it rolls over too, \$420,000,000.00 Then send me the money,,,,

NY
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apparently you people still don't get it. "1in #####" is an ODDS CHART! not true numbers. i can prove it you another way. look at the bottom prize hitting only the power ball. The chart says the odds are 1in55 ok then why is that since there are only 35 power balls. its because you could JUST MAYBE win a higher prize by getting one or more white balls with that power ball. ENOUGH SAID!

We get it. You're a clueless idiot.

Aside from not knowing what a combination is, you're not even bright enough to figure out that having a handful of winners every year means that 21 billion combinations couldn't possibly be right.

On the positive side, maybe you could get a modeling job as the poster child for the "lottery is for people who don't understand math" campaign.

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i hope somebody (me) lol wins the lottery this weds or saturday msyb even next weds but thats it cus thats enough money for one person. i dont it to go high 400ish or more its too much money!! lol. i like playing when its 100 to 300 something milliion

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Hoping it rolls over too, \$420,000,000.00 Then send me the money,,,,

If the sales are about the same as for the last \$317 million jackpot (about 50 million tickets) and about a 29% chance of being won.

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Republic of Texas
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Ima Got My Tickets!

I gots mine too!!  Some for me!! Some for the office pool to share!!

But I'll take tonight's Megamillions as a consolation prize.

singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner

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We get it. You're a clueless idiot.

Aside from not knowing what a combination is, you're not even bright enough to figure out that having a handful of winners every year means that 21 billion combinations couldn't possibly be right.

On the positive side, maybe you could get a modeling job as the poster child for the "lottery is for people who don't understand math" campaign.

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im so excited that the drawing is today!!! good luck everyonne. i hope it rolls over until saturday if i dont win today(:

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