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# Statistics professor wins the lottery

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 LottoMetroHappylandUnited StatesMember #146338September 1, 20131175 PostsOffline November 14, 2016, 7:57 pm⮟All of my stat professors in college played the lottery for this very reason....to use it as an example.I'm sure Nicholas will remark on all the times he didn't win when telling his class all about it.Of course, now that he has won, those other times don't really matter. But for the rest of us they do If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does. If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?P&L % = Total Win(\$)/Total Wager(\$) - 1
 KY FloydNYUnited StatesMember #23834October 16, 20054579 PostsOffline November 15, 2016, 1:18 am"What are the chances that a statistics professor would end up winning the lottery?"Even if he never played the lottery the professor could probably tell us that it would depend on how many lottery tickets are bought by statistics professors. Just like the chances that a guy named Englebert would win the lottery.Perhaps the most significant thing in the story is that a guy who's a statistics professor bought a QP instead of spending time choosing numbers that weren't randomly generated.
 Soledad100New York, NYUnited StatesMember #140628March 23, 201311708 PostsOffline November 15, 2016, 12:19 pm"But now he doesn't only know the math solution.."That's funny. What is it? I'm sure it will change with the next drawing..lol...funny"What are the chances..."I'd say very high...But Congrats, because it is not easy especially with the major jackpot games. I couldn't even begin to imagine a "solution" to tackle those.
 gocart1ONEONTA,NEW YORKUnited StatesMember #30515January 17, 2006447 PostsOffline November 15, 2016, 12:30 pmQuote: Originally posted by wander73 on November 14, 2016This professor needs to be a member on this site .   Then show some of us what he does and how he did it.  Yet it was \$100k so probably about \$70 - \$85 k.  Not bad............
 Raven6225New JerseyUnited StatesMember #17842June 28, 2005158863 PostsOffline November 15, 2016, 1:10 pmQuote: Originally posted by Long Odds on November 14, 2016Story mentions Powerball. Presumably had 4 of 5 plus the powerball number while playing the power play- if power play was 2x, \$50,000 prize doubles to 100K.Odds of Matching 4 +1: 1 in 913,129.18A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions! Catch-22: A dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions. Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges: When the republic is at its most corrupt the laws are most numerous. The best way to learn is to never stop being a student!
 SunglassesBelgiumMember #173925March 26, 20161396 PostsOffline November 15, 2016, 1:29 pmQuote: Originally posted by LottoMetro on November 14, 2016All of my stat professors in college played the lottery for this very reason....to use it as an example.I'm sure Nicholas will remark on all the times he didn't win when telling his class all about it.Of course, now that he has won, those other times don't really matter. But for the rest of us they do How many mathematics professors are there in the USA playing lottery games? If every professor buys a ticket one or more times a week, how many professors win how much? Put costs and wins in a table by game.What are people expecting to read when they see an article starting with, a professor won in the lottery? I'd say, people want to know how he did it to copy him.
 psykomoUnited StatesMember #4877May 30, 20045289 PostsOffline November 15, 2016, 2:20 pmALL you Nauti Buoys and Gulls:Nicholas said he teaches students about winning the Powerball, now that his quick-pick ticket won he is going to try to incorporate the Psykomo Theory of LUCKOMO in his core studies of winning the lottery!
 Stack47KentuckyUnited StatesMember #32651February 14, 20069677 PostsOffline November 15, 2016, 2:24 pmQuote: Originally posted by psykomo on November 15, 2016ALL you Nauti Buoys and Gulls:Nicholas said he teaches students about winning the Powerball, now that his quick-pick ticket won he is going to try to incorporate the Psykomo Theory of LUCKOMO in his core studies of winning the lottery!
 ThinkMarquette, MIUnited StatesMember #20540August 20, 20051024 PostsOffline November 15, 2016, 3:03 pmIf he knows Tipton I would say his chances are really really good.
 LottoAceN.C.United StatesMember #56003October 28, 2007877 PostsOffline November 15, 2016, 3:59 pmQuote: Originally posted by wander73 on November 14, 2016This professor needs to be a member on this site .   Then show some of us what he does and how he did it.  Yet it was \$100k so probably about \$70 - \$85 k.  Not bad.yeah, wouldn't it be wild if he joined this site, and posted his work?"know your limitations, but excede your expectations"
 LottoAceN.C.United StatesMember #56003October 28, 2007877 PostsOffline November 15, 2016, 4:00 pmCongrats to the professor. maybe next time he will hit it big and end up on an island with Mary Anne!"know your limitations, but excede your expectations"
 mypiemasterLOOK WHO IS LAUGHING NOW.EUPHORIA.United StatesMember #141028April 2, 20131488 PostsOffline November 15, 2016, 5:53 pmQuote: Originally posted by psykomo on November 15, 2016ALL you Nauti Buoys and Gulls:Nicholas said he teaches students about winning the Powerball, now that his quick-pick ticket won he is going to try to incorporate the Psykomo Theory of LUCKOMO in his core studies of winning the lottery!                                                             Once you buy your ticket, it's all about luck and nothing else.Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1Having Money Solves Problems That Not Having Money Creates  ****John Carlton****
 mypiemasterLOOK WHO IS LAUGHING NOW.EUPHORIA.United StatesMember #141028April 2, 20131488 PostsOffline November 15, 2016, 6:16 pmWhy is a Statistics Professor who should be developing and using fancy systems buying quick pick tickets? Inquiring minds want to know. This is completely counter intuitive and probably represents some kind of a paradigm shift.  Ahhhhh forget it. The guy just bought a ticket and won. Let's not overthink this.Seek and ye shall find -Matt. 7:7 ...Ask and ye shall receive -John 16:24 ...Give and it shall be given unto you -Luke 6:38 ...Be careful what you ask for!!! -Mypiemaster 1:1Having Money Solves Problems That Not Having Money Creates  ****John Carlton****
 Coin TossZeta Reticuli Star SystemUnited StatesMember #30469January 17, 200611676 PostsOffline November 15, 2016, 6:58 pmFrom the OP;He said he teaches students about winning the Powerball, so now that his quick-pick ticket won he's going to try to incorporate that into his lesson plans.Statistics professor + QP = \$100,000 win. He that has ears let him hear.Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any. So many systems, so many theories, so few jackpot winners. There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.
 psykomoUnited StatesMember #4877May 30, 20045289 PostsOffline November 15, 2016, 7:28 pmQuote: Originally posted by mypiemaster on November 15, 2016Why is a Statistics Professor who should be developing and using fancy systems buying quick pick tickets? Inquiring minds want to know. This is completely counter intuitive and probably represents some kind of a paradigm shift.  Ahhhhh forget it. The guy just bought a ticket and won. Let's not overthink this.MPM:My aunt use to say a long time ago...."It ant easy to win lottery"!!!!!!!!!cause, it......takes "LUCKOMO"                                                      ..............................................

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