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PowerBall odds for 100 tickets?

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Posted: December 2, 2005, 1:38 am - IP Logged

The PowerBall odds are about 1 in 146,000,000 I believe. So what would the odds be if you bought 100 tickets for 100 shots? Would that be 146,000,000 divided by 100 for a 1 in 1,460,000 odds? I may try this, plus some filtering that could reduce the odds by millions more.

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    Well, buying 100 would technically lower your odds considerably. But you also need to make sure you cover all the numbers you filter plenty of times and make sure each number gets the same amount of coverage (or something close). If have 22s and 39s on every line, you will become too dependant upon those numbers, which will increase your odds.

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      Posted: December 2, 2005, 4:40 am - IP Logged

      The PowerBall odds are about 1 in 146,000,000 I believe. So what would the odds be if you bought 100 tickets for 100 shots? Would that be 146,000,000 divided by 100 for a 1 in 1,460,000 odds? I may try this, plus some filtering that could reduce the odds by millions more.

      Yes, those are the odds. If you're trying to use all numbers you'll be picking each number in the main draw about 9 times each, unless eliminating them by filters.

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        Posted: December 2, 2005, 4:47 am - IP Logged

        your odds of winning with 100 tickets would be 100 in 146,000,000

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          Posted: December 2, 2005, 12:24 pm - IP Logged

          your odds of winning with 100 tickets would be 100 in 146,000,000

          100/146,000,000.  As with any proportion this can be reduced.  Divide both values by 100.

          1/1,460,000

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            Posted: December 2, 2005, 1:35 pm - IP Logged

            I think the odds are still too big even if you buy 100 tickets. There have been a few people on LP who have spent a hundered dollars on tickets and won nothing. But if you have a hundred to spare and it won't effect you if you do lose it, I say go for it. But use a filtering or wheeling system to choose the numbers and don't do quick picks. Good luck sirbrad. =)

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              Posted: December 2, 2005, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

              Would it be possible to buy 146 million Powerball tickets and cover all of the statistical set of numbers if the Jackpot reached a new record of say $365M?  It would only make sense to do something like this if it was a staggering amount. 

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                Posted: December 2, 2005, 2:49 pm - IP Logged

                The PowerBall odds are about 1 in 146,000,000 I believe. So what would the odds be if you bought 100 tickets for 100 shots? Would that be 146,000,000 divided by 100 for a 1 in 1,460,000 odds? I may try this, plus some filtering that could reduce the odds by millions more.

                well if you want aother way to look at it $100 covers only 0.00006849315 percent of the possible combinations.  That means that there is a 99.99993160785 percent chance that you didn't pick the right combination.  However people win with a dollar bet so if you feel lucky, have at it. 

                Good luck!

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                  Posted: December 2, 2005, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

                  Would it be possible to buy 146 million Powerball tickets and cover all of the statistical set of numbers if the Jackpot reached a new record of say $365M?  It would only make sense to do something like this if it was a staggering amount. 

                  No, that would not be possible. It would be, to say the least, a logistical nightmare.

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                    Posted: December 2, 2005, 5:22 pm - IP Logged

                    Well being it is the holidays, and I already bought a Millionaire raffle ticket for $20, I will not be able to get 100 this time. But I will be getting at least 60 or so. Hoping the new moon, and Jupiter brings me the "luck and money" that I need. I have not had much luck with systems, so I am going to give QPs a shot and compare this time. $40 in tickets did it for the Wests, so it should be more than enough.

                    But as you also said, people have won with one ticket. I know the average spent is about $5-10, and many have also won with that. I have also been working tirelessly  on visualization, and positive imaging for the past month. I am talking 24 hours a day visualizing the kind of life that I wish to live, and already believing that the money is there waiting for me. So we'll just have to see how it goes.

                    I am sure it would make a great world wide story, and be a little more justified that an LP member won, or one that actually "expected" to win, and uses systems frequently, as opposed to the last minute "give me a QP, never played the lottery in my life" type of person. Although I will be using QPs, it is still system. I have had this planned for about 2 months while saving up the money, and figuring out which stores, what times, and how many tickets to get from each.

                    So in a sense it is still all systemized. It is a lot more fun that way.Big Grin Angel  I hope something wonderful comes out of all of it. Although as I said it would make a fantastic story, I would prefer to be as anonymous as possible. Although through my visualization, and imaging, I found that it would be extremely difficult to keep quiet. That is just human nature. But I also know the risks involved of relaying too much information. But I would like everyone to know that at least finally a dedicated lottery player has won, one who has invested countless hours day in and day out studying the numbers.

                    Which would also provide even more hope and assurance for those who also do the same here. It would be bitter sweet indeed! Plus as I mentioned in the past, I Am not really a believer in the so called 'odds' analogy, as there is too many contradictions that has happened to prove them wrong. I don't think anyone can actually know the true odds of matching all the number, we can only theorize and speculate. Nonetheless, wish me luck! Lep I believe and have faith I will hit it.

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                      Posted: December 2, 2005, 6:40 pm - IP Logged

                      The PowerBall odds are about 1 in 146,000,000 I believe. So what would the odds be if you bought 100 tickets for 100 shots? Would that be 146,000,000 divided by 100 for a 1 in 1,460,000 odds? I may try this, plus some filtering that could reduce the odds by millions more.

                      Seems to me, it would reduce your odds only infintesimally.  The odds are based upon each combination. And each combination has the same 1 in 146 million chance to win. I know the arithmetic makes it look like y ou have dropped your odds to 1 in 4.6 million, but numbers can lie. IOW, a hundred combinations, and each has a 1 in 146 milllion chance.

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                        Posted: December 2, 2005, 6:56 pm - IP Logged

                        Sirbrad- a synonym for visualization in the medical field: delusional. Not meant to hamper your technique, but when I read that method, its the first thing that came to my mind. To dream is one thing and quite necessary to aspire. I agree that the "odds" don't deter those with aspirations, in fact it fuels them! Stick with what the budget can handle.  Good luck to you this holiday season! (PS- I got a side bet that you'll hit on that raffle!)

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                          Sirbrad- a synonym for visualization in the medical field: delusional. Not meant to hamper your technique, but when I read that method, its the first thing that came to my mind. To dream is one thing and quite necessary to aspire. I agree that the "odds" don't deter those with aspirations, in fact it fuels them! Stick with what the budget can handle.  Good luck to you this holiday season! (PS- I got a side bet that you'll hit on that raffle!)

                          In the medical field you may be correct although there are studies which say that prayer which is a type of positive visualization has worked miracles which is not delusional.

                          In the realm of metaphysics creative visualization and positive thoughts work to assist bringing about whatever a person is seeking.  It depends on a person's belief as to whether it works, their diligence and ability to focus.

                          Left brain logic works for many whereas right brain creativity and thinking outside the box works for many also. 

                          If you haven't had results with visualization then you're excluding the many of us who have had it work on many occasions in real time.

                          Good luck to everyone!

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                            Posted: December 2, 2005, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

                            Thank you Konane for the additional information.

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                              Posted: December 2, 2005, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

                              Thank you Konane for the additional information.

                              Happy to add to your knowledge base and field of reference any time!!!!  Clown  Jack-in-the-Box      Stooges

                              Good luck to everyone!