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175 million-to-one Odds

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TEXAS (yeah!)Katy
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Posted: May 20, 2005, 5:55 pm - IP Logged

Has California entered Mega yet?  I haven't been keeping up with the time on that.  I just buy my 1 ticket...then check to see if I've won.  Below is copied from Dawn Nettles (lottoreport.com). Thought y'all might enjoy reading it.

 



I asked Professor Gerald Busald to ask his Statistics students

at San Antonio College to tell me - in layman terms - how I

could best explain what "175 million-to-one odds" means.

The "odds" is how many different combinations there

are in a game. His students did a remarkable job

answering my question. My sincere thanks go to

those young adults. Now here was their response.



175 million playslips stacked one on top of the other (flatways)

would make a stack over 11 miles high.



175 million seconds is over 5.5 years.



175 million dollar bills stretched end to end would stretch

over 17,000 miles, 2/3 the distance around the earth.



And finally, there are only 145 million ounces of gold in Fort Knox.



Signed ...

Statistics Class of 2005

San Antonio College



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    Posted: May 20, 2005, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

    If you spend $1 you can try to beat those odds. I'm willing..............

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      Posted: May 20, 2005, 8:36 pm - IP Logged

      i'm willing to try if everybody else is willing,we can beat this thing,lol

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        Posted: May 20, 2005, 8:43 pm - IP Logged

        If the jackpot is big enough, I'm willing to spend up to $25 trying to beat those odds.

        RJOh

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: May 20, 2005, 8:47 pm - IP Logged

          after all somebody does have to win.....

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            Posted: May 20, 2005, 9:21 pm - IP Logged

                          well, it could go all the way to 350 million and then the payslips would be 22 miles high,or we could stretch 1 1/3 way around the world. but , there would still be 145 million ounces of gold in fort knox. Now that would be worth a couple of bucks.

                                                                         

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                                                           "  When Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty "

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              Posted: May 20, 2005, 9:23 pm - IP Logged

                            well, it could go all the way to 350 million and then the payslips would be 22 miles high,or we could stretch 1 1/3 way around the world. but , there would still be 145 million ounces of gold in fort knox. Now that would be worth a couple of bucks.

                                                                           

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                                                             "  When Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty "