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Another high second prize payout for PB!!

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Posted: June 19, 2005, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

The only people that are getting upset about these multi-wins are the losers.  When the outcome is truly random, anything can happen.

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    Posted: June 19, 2005, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

    If it is a fortune cookie than it's a good example of why not to use the numbers. There would be a big difference between winning the jackpot yourself or sharing it with 85 or more people.

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      Posted: June 19, 2005, 2:06 pm - IP Logged

        Yep, that's why I always play quick picks.  On my ticket for last night's drawing I had 20-36-40-44-47 and 34 as powerball.  Had those numbers been drawn, it would have been highly unlikely I would have ended up sharing the jackpot.

        Had the prizes been pari-mutuel instead of fixed, each second place winner would have received only $6,011 ($30,055 with Power Play?).

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        Posted: June 19, 2005, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

        Imagine all 86 people hitting the JP.  That would be like $500,000 a person (and that's annuity)

        How are you going to win if you don't play?


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          Posted: June 19, 2005, 3:36 pm - IP Logged

          If half the people who play powerball track the numbers, it is well suited that many people won the second prize especially since all high numbers have be over drawn. It is no surprise that the numbers are low. The numbers drawn are hot. The number seems very familiar to me but I can't recall why. I guess if it is no fortune cookie, it will be one of those lottery software.

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            Posted: June 19, 2005, 10:30 pm - IP Logged

            If it is a fortune cookie than it's a good example of why not to use the numbers. There would be a big difference between winning the jackpot yourself or sharing it with 85 or more people.

            That's the same argument put forward against playing birthday numbers, not that you won't win a jackpot but if you do, you might has to share it with other winners.  Myself, never having won a lottery jackpot feel it is better to have won a lottery jackpot and shared it then to have never won a lottery jackpot at all.

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              Posted: June 19, 2005, 11:03 pm - IP Logged

              True, especially for higher prize levels but if its a 5 million state pot an one of 80 would be a big split. Better than nothing but you aren't going to be retiring on it. If I ever hit any jackpot it would be my goal to retire.

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                Posted: June 19, 2005, 11:17 pm - IP Logged

                I'm already retired, I couldn't wait until I won the lottery.

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                  Posted: June 20, 2005, 8:02 pm - IP Logged

                  yes,but how do we really know there were 2d prize winners,any proof,i don't think so,never see the actual winners names of 2d place prizes!

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                    Posted: June 20, 2005, 10:13 pm - IP Logged

                    yes,but how do we really know there were 2d prize winners,any proof,i don't think so,never see the actual winners names of 2d place prizes!

                    I'm not sure what you mean, because the lotteries release 2nd place winner names all the time.  I even post some of the new stories here at LP!

                     

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                      Posted: June 21, 2005, 12:40 am - IP Logged

                        Yeah, you can usually find those names on the individual state lottery websites.

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                        Posted: June 21, 2005, 2:06 am - IP Logged

                        The TN lottery has most of their $100,000+ winners on the winners section if they choose to have their pic taken.

                        How are you going to win if you don't play?


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                          Posted: June 21, 2005, 10:40 am - IP Logged

                          ok thanks.