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110 $100,00 WINNERS !!??

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mrmst's avatar - disney14
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Posted: March 31, 2005, 8:07 am - IP Logged

What happened?  How can there be 110 2nd tier winners on a low jackpot?  Something is very strange.  If they were self-picks, what did those 110 people know? (Actually 111 since there was a jackpot winner as well).  And if they were computer generated quick picks - that is very unlikely as well.  I don't recall ever seeing that many winners even on a record breaking jackpot.  I'm baffled.

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    Posted: March 31, 2005, 8:35 am - IP Logged

    I was struck by the number of match-5's as well. Not even frequently drawn numbers or numbers likely chosen from "dates".  Statistical aberration.

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        It's the Powerball apocalypse!  First the jackpot keeps getting hit every fourth drawing on average, now a drawing occurs when there are 30.1 times as many $100,000 winners as statistically expected!  The Powerball game is doomed!  Doomed!

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        that's the way the balls bounces


         


         

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          It makes me wonder if the quick pick isn't so random after all.  Could it be programmed to pick certain numbers more frequently, thereby leaving more numbers unplayed to increase the chances of a jackpot rolling over?  Their little scheme didn't work this time.  They need to have computer experts take a look at their random number generator. 

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            Posted: March 31, 2005, 11:06 am - IP Logged
            Quote: Originally posted by tg636 on March 31, 2005


            It makes me wonder if the quick pick isn't so random after all.  Could it be programmed to pick certain numbers more frequently, thereby leaving more numbers unplayed to increase the chances of a jackpot rolling over?  Their little scheme didn't work this time.  They need to have computer experts take a look at their random number generator. 


            Yes!  That's the point so many of us have been making about computerized drawings - computers do NOT produce good random numbers!  That's why ALL computerized drawings should be eliminated.  However, I have no problem with Quick Picks by computer, because in that case the PLAYER has chosen to leave their selections up to the computer.

             

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              Posted: March 31, 2005, 11:10 am - IP Logged

                I'm pretty sure most of those $100,000 winners weren't quick picks.

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                Posted: March 31, 2005, 12:55 pm - IP Logged

                I guess we shall see.  It would be nice for Mr. Strutt to lets use know the breakdown.

                 

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                  Posted: March 31, 2005, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

                  One thing is for sure.  Powerball will definitely lower their odds!

                  Smart lottery winners form trust to claim their winnings.  They send an attorney to the lottery headquarters to claim the prize in trust, so that ONLY the name of the trust is revealed.  And they tell NO ONE, especially relatives.

                  If you ever win a lottery and you are single, the only person you should ever marry is someone who was truly in love with you BEFORE you won the jackpot!

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                    I'll point this out one more time.  Here in Western Missouri the lottery commissionhas been running radio ads with the message that a $10 mil jackpot is huge and those players who wait for the prize to hit $50 mil are making a big mistake.  So what happens?  First, a lot of winners of low jackpots, which is pretty much of a rarity.  Next, we have an unbelieveable number of $100 thou winners in Wednesday's drawing.  This would seem to be an effort to convince players that there are a lot of big payoffs waiting to be paid during each drawing.  My reaction?  I'm not like all these sports announcers who yell out 'unbelieveable' after every play.  I believe that unbelieveable means DON'T BELIEVE IT!  And I don't.  Something is amiss here.  Has anyone else noticed similar ads elsewhere?

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                      Posted: March 31, 2005, 4:46 pm - IP Logged

                      pigskin - interesting take, never thought of it that way.  I travel out of state for Powerball tickets so I don't get to hear any marketing ads.  I would be curious to see if anyone else reports what you have seen.

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                        Posted: March 31, 2005, 6:55 pm - IP Logged

                        Checking the stats on the Powerball site, it seems like something was in the water in AZ and IN. PA, which typically gets the most of everything, should have almost doubled the match-5 count above AZ, using the total wins as a measure. It just barely beat it. Other states with similar overall win figures didn't come that close to the AZ count. I sent a message to the AZ lottery asking if they can reveal if the winners were Quick Pick or self-pick for those tickets. I'll post any reply if I get one.

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                          Posted: March 31, 2005, 7:34 pm - IP Logged

                          PowerBall having a matrix of 5/53 that paid $100K and a jackpot of $25M, had 110 players hit all 5 winning numbers.  Now one would think that MegaMillions with a matrix of 5/52 that pays $175 and a jackpot of $75M could do even better because the odds and the payout are better.

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                            The winners from TN were Richie and Bobbi Hubbard, who own an auto parts store, where they actually sold the winning ticket to themselves. They did the quick-pick method and haven't decided whether to take the winnings in a lump sum or over 30 years.



                            Doug Orr, marketing director with the West Des Moines-based Multi-State Lottery Association, which operates Powerball, said that as the winners come forward - several winners so far in a half-dozen states - they were revealing that they got the winning number from a fortune cookie.

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                              Posted: March 31, 2005, 7:44 pm - IP Logged

                              fortune cookie numbers come through,cool!!!