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175,711,536 possible MM combination

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Dream's avatar - dragon1

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There are 175,711,536 possible MM combination. Two drawing per week. Fifty two weeks. 104 drawings per year. One hundred four combinations. Now you do the math how long it will take to cover all possibilities that is if the combinations do not repeat. I wish I was immortal. But even if I was, after 1,689,534 years there would not be lottery or humans. 

    RJOh's avatar - chipmunk
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    There are 175,711,536 possible MegaMillions combinations and according the lottery websites of California and New York 32¢ of every ticket sale goes into the jackpot.  That means every time the MM jackpot cash value increases by $56,227,691.52, another 175,711,536 tickets have been sold.  The estimated cash value of the $122M jackpot is $74,526,628.00, you do the math.

    RJOh

    P.S. Most lotteries matrix change before they had a chance to to draw more than 5% of their possible combinations and the ones that don't start repeating a winning combinations  once in a while at about that point.

     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
       
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      Posted: July 15, 2005, 3:06 am - IP Logged

      I but remember, it's not 0 in 175,711536. It's 1 in 175,711,536. It's unlikely, but you could get that 1 combination.

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        Posted: July 15, 2005, 3:17 am - IP Logged

        anything is possible.what would be really insane is if a person had some numbers pop in their head like say 11-18-25-32-40---8  and they walked in the store and played those and then they hit.

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          Posted: July 15, 2005, 5:05 am - IP Logged

          If they had played those numbers in the old PowerBall back on 08/27/94, they would have come close to winning the jackpot.Banana

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            Posted: July 15, 2005, 5:12 am - IP Logged

            now that i think about it wouldn't it be wierd if a person thought up some numbers and then they actually did hit like six months before but the person never realized it.

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              Posted: July 15, 2005, 10:46 am - IP Logged

              I but remember, it's not 0 in 175,711536. It's 1 in 175,711,536. It's unlikely, but you could get that 1 combination.

                Yeah, someone has to win the jackpot eventually.

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                When the old Maybelle website was active, there was a member by the name of Lucky Duck who had a standard list of 25 pick3 numbers that he posted everyday and said they would hit some where every day and every day he would post a list of 5-8 states where he had gotten a box or straight hit in the mid-day of evening drawings the day before.  Point was that almost any combination would win something if the time and place were right, he just never knew the time or place until after the drawing.

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                  Posted: July 15, 2005, 11:09 am - IP Logged

                  There are 175,711,536 possible MegaMillions combinations and according the lottery websites of California and New York 32¢ of every ticket sale goes into the jackpot.  That means every time the MM jackpot cash value increases by $56,227,691.52, another 175,711,536 tickets have been sold.  The estimated cash value of the $122M jackpot is $74,526,628.00, you do the math.

                  RJOh

                  P.S. Most lotteries matrix change before they had a chance to to draw more than 5% of their possible combinations and the ones that don't start repeating a winning combinations  once in a while at about that point.

                  Yes, u right, but u can not even cover the cost of less then 1% of all combinations. But to go through all the possibilities it will take 1,689,534 years one combination per drawing per one  player. All the possible combinations could be sold at one drawing, but that does not mean u will have the ONE . The ONE could take many many years to hit. It could be today for you, or the last possible combination in 1,689,534 years. Playing 1-2-3-4-5 and 6 could come up in 1,689,534 years or tonight

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                    Posted: July 15, 2005, 11:19 am - IP Logged

                     01 02 04 05 46  +08 came up 09/20/02, so anything possible.

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                      Posted: July 15, 2005, 11:23 am - IP Logged

                      or by the same token you didn't want to wait that long and decided to buy all the winning combinations for say a 250 million dollar jackpot. ( they woln't let you do that) (but for tickles and grins) say you could. There is a strong possibility that someone might get a winning quick pick. Thereby causing you to have to split the jackpot.

                       

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                        Posted: July 15, 2005, 11:41 am - IP Logged
                           

                        or by the same token you didn't want to wait that long and decided to buy all the winning combinations for say a 250 million dollar jackpot. ( they woln't let you do that) (but for tickles and grins) say you could. There is a strong possibility that someone might get a winning quick pick. Thereby causing you to have to split the jackpot.

                        What is their reason behind not letting you buy all the winning combinations? Is it because if someone actually wins that way, by spending $150 million dollars, to win for example a cash value of $250 million which would lead to about $155 million after tax (in a no state tax on lottery winnings state) you could actually use the other almost $150 million loosing lottery tickets for tax break? That would give a profit of almost $5 million dollars.


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                          Posted: July 15, 2005, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

                          I think the odds of 175,711,536 combinations to get 1 winning ticket, someone has to win soon. However, most people would get 2+0, 1+0, and 0+0, so MM profits. How many combinations does it take to get 0+0, 1+0, and 2+0, assuming if it's a 5/56+1/46?

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                            Posted: July 15, 2005, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

                            There are 175,711,536 possible MM combination. Two drawing per week. Fifty two weeks. 104 drawings per year. One hundred four combinations. Now you do the math how long it will take to cover all possibilities that is if the combinations do not repeat. I wish I was immortal. But even if I was, after 1,689,534 years there would not be lottery or humans. 

                            I'm amazed all this time I thought it was 176 Million to 1. It's only 175 Million to one I guess now I have an even better chance of winning then before!

                             

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                              or by the same token you didn't want to wait that long and decided to buy all the winning combinations for say a 250 million dollar jackpot. ( they woln't let you do that) (but for tickles and grins) say you could. There is a strong possibility that someone might get a winning quick pick. Thereby causing you to have to split the jackpot.

                              What is their reason behind not letting you buy all the winning combinations? Is it because if someone actually wins that way, by spending $150 million dollars, to win for example a cash value of $250 million which would lead to about $155 million after tax (in a no state tax on lottery winnings state) you could actually use the other almost $150 million loosing lottery tickets for tax break? That would give a profit of almost $5 million dollars.

                                I don't think four4me is saying that there's a specific rule against it, he's just saying it's not possible with the way you're required to purchase tickets.  In order for one to purchase all the combinations, one would need 35,142,308 play slips.  There's just simply not enough time for anyone to process all those slips between drawings.  Not to mention they must be marked manually and that would take forever.