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Posted: February 24, 2006, 7:14 pm - IP Logged


Why stop at $5 Chewbaca ? You contribution to the EXPONENTIAL rollover is always appreciated.

Like they say in Chicago:   Vote early...Vote often !!!

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    Posted: February 24, 2006, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

    ROFL

    One silly thread after another!

    The only thing that matters is whether or not YOU (I hope it's ME) have the
    WINNING TICKET!


    Who ever wins won't care what the ODDS were of WINNING!
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      Posted: February 24, 2006, 7:15 pm - IP Logged

       

      What you FAIL to grasp is the fact that the odds against YOU are NOT affected by what others do.  You are NOT pulling UNIQUE rabbits out of a hat.

      In the real world of MM; ANYONE (and you) can (and sometimes do) choose identical (a.k.a. DUPLICATE) selections...
      Hence, MULTIPLE winners EACH facing identical odds.

      Now, wash your hands...and try to GRASP that.

      We are not talking about duplicate numbers. 

       

      Yes, exactly Califdude. This is about the odds against any one person when they buy one combination or two combinations, etc. It has nothing to do with whether other people may have the same combination. Other people are irrelevant in this scenario.  All the math tricks in the world don't change that, because you are only facing the odds against you when you buy a ticket(s).

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      How can you tell if a politician is lying?

      Answer: His lips are moving.

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        Posted: February 24, 2006, 7:18 pm - IP Logged


        Hey Raven,

        The way I figure it, I already HAVE the winner.   It's just up to those dumb balls to match ME!!!

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          Posted: February 24, 2006, 7:22 pm - IP Logged


          Hey Raven,

          The way I figure it, I already HAVE the winner.   It's just up to those dumb balls to match ME!!!

          You'll be the WINNER until 23:00 (11:00PM), at which Time You'll find out:

          OTHERWISE! ROFL

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            Posted: February 24, 2006, 11:00 pm - IP Logged

            One more attempt at this 175,000,000 and the second ticket. Let's use CalifDude's store example, but this is a real unique store, it's where the lotto is drawn.

            All the combinations, all 175,000,000 (round number for discussion) are laid out in lines of 5 numbers + 1 number, as many lines as it takes for 175,000,000 combinations to show.

            Someone walks in and nuys a ticket for a dollar, and the guy in the store says, "Ok, you get to life the numbers in your ticket off the floor. Under one of those lines of numbers it says jackpot." So you lift your numbers and don;t hit anything or see any part of 'jackpot.'

            You then say, "I'd like to go another dollar."

            So some folks here are saying that at this point, the guy in the store would have to remove 87,000,000 losing combinations, leaving you the rest to draw from, because of that second ticket.

            Man that is one powerful ticket and one powerful second dollar. Too bad it's "once upon a time."

             

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              Posted: February 24, 2006, 11:06 pm - IP Logged

               

              What you FAIL to grasp is the fact that the odds against YOU are NOT affected by what others do.  You are NOT pulling UNIQUE rabbits out of a hat.

              In the real world of MM; ANYONE (and you) can (and sometimes do) choose identical (a.k.a. DUPLICATE) selections...
              Hence, MULTIPLE winners EACH facing identical odds.

              Now, wash your hands...and try to GRASP that.

              We are not talking about duplicate numbers. 

               

              Yes, exactly Califdude. This is about the odds against any one person when they buy one combination or two combinations, etc. It has nothing to do with whether other people may have the same combination. Other people are irrelevant in this scenario.  All the math tricks in the world don't change that, because you are only facing the odds against you when you buy a ticket(s).

              CD

              That is correct. What they do is irrelevant. YOUR overall odds of winning are 1:87+ million since you hold 2 tickets. Not the WHOLE overall odds. The whole overall odds for the next person coming in would be (if all combinations were sold before dups) would be whatever total odds minus your 2 tickets:1.

              The North Carolina Education Lottery - so much a joke that here are their mascots:

              Stooges

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                Posted: February 24, 2006, 11:10 pm - IP Logged

                 I give up.

                [/talking to brick walls] 

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                  Posted: February 24, 2006, 11:35 pm - IP Logged

                  There are odds for everything that can happen in the game, hence we have filters, etc.  The purchase of two tickets cuts the odds in half.  It doesn't split the field in half, it just means each ticket faces off against half, but the halves aren't specific. 

                  In the same sense.  When I play the NSW lottery at only .50 cents per ticket my odds per dollar are cut in half.  BobP

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                    Posted: February 24, 2006, 11:58 pm - IP Logged

                    There are odds for everything that can happen in the game, hence we have filters, etc.  The purchase of two tickets cuts the odds in half.  It doesn't split the field in half, it just means each ticket faces off against half, but the halves aren't specific. 

                    In the same sense.  When I play the NSW lottery at only .50 cents per ticket my odds per dollar are cut in half.  BobP

                    Well said Bob.

                    The North Carolina Education Lottery - so much a joke that here are their mascots:

                    Stooges

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                      Posted: February 25, 2006, 1:29 pm - IP Logged


                      Raven it's simple:

                      gimmie the money...OTHERWISE!... rollover until you do !!!


                      By now you know:

                      OTHERWISE!
                      ROFL

                      ROLL-IT-OVER...

                      DO-IT-AGAIN!


                      PS: Good Luck!