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Posted: April 4, 2006, 12:33 am - IP Logged

Couldn't do it, people would be hiring bloodhounds and sniffer dogs to pick their tickets out!

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    Posted: April 8, 2006, 5:18 pm - IP Logged

    Not specifically related to pools, but how about the new truth in advertising mottos?

    You have to be in it to lose it!

    _________ The game with millions of losers, twice a week! 

    This can be considerd legal notice that I hold the copyright and trademark, but I'll grant non-exclusive use, for free, to any lottery that wants to use them. 

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      Posted: April 9, 2006, 3:00 pm - IP Logged

      Floyd you absolutely nailed that one! 

      Recently I have been charting Powerball's reported sales per draw versus the reported number of winners per draw.  The results stunned even a hardened cynic like me.  Only a little more than 2% of the people who play Powerball actually win anything at all.  Last draw approx 2.28% of the people who played won money.  The draw before it was almost exactly 2.3% of the players who won a prize. 

      In other words approx 97.7% of the people who buy Powerball tickets lose money on every single draw!

      Powerball...you can't beat our odds!

      Jim


      Money frees you from doing things you dislike.  Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.  - Groucho Marx

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        Posted: April 9, 2006, 8:39 pm - IP Logged

        Actually I need to amend what I said...(I was in a hurry as I was on my way to work)...97.7% of the tickets sold are losers.  Oops!

        Jim 


        Money frees you from doing things you dislike.  Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.  - Groucho Marx

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          Jim - I like your slogan much better than either of mine. I have a bit of a pet peeve when people say a winner beat the odds. A few people who know what they're doing can use the odds to their advantage in blackjack (until the casinos recognize them, anyway), but nobody beats the odds in games that are determined strictly by chance. The winners are simply the very small minority of the very large number of peole who played and had exactly the results that probability suggested: 97.7% losers, 2.6999998% modest winners, and 0.0000002% big winners.

          As far as what percentage of PB tickets are winners, your numbers are pretty close to what should be expected in any given draw. The overall odds of winning any PB prize are 1 in 36.61, which is 2.73 in 100. In any single drawing the might be an unusually large or small number of winners, but over the long term the number of winners is going to be a very close match with what's suggested by probability.

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            Posted: April 10, 2006, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

            Screw the Motto's, I play the Lotto's To Win!!!  ( is that to rude?)  LMAO that is what came to my head Embarassed

            Hopin To Be The Lucky Ones!!

            COME ON MEGA! MEGA-ME-RICH!

             

            Please feel free to visit my sisters memorial page that I have now completed

            www.freewebs.com/wendyinmyheartforever

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              Posted: April 11, 2006, 6:53 pm - IP Logged

              those are some good mottos...

              mine is.......I PLAY WITH MYSELF.

              That's what she said.

              I've redone my website.  Go to www.dr-ew.com.  I kept a lot of the old stuff, and I've added some new stuff.  Look for more new stuff in the coming weeks.

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                She said.........get on the ball psykomo....."No foreplay, NO......WINssssssss"

                I.....said .........Yes,  Ms MEGA,  (but) it's tuesday and I can't think of anything

                except your   JACKPOT $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


                LOL

                PSYKOMO 

                 

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                  Posted: April 11, 2006, 8:53 pm - IP Logged

                  How about-If your wallet is bare the lottery doesn't care!


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                    Posted: April 12, 2006, 4:06 pm - IP Logged

                    "Have a heart, it's really for education!"

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                      Posted: April 12, 2006, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

                      Last year when Powerball changed the matrix I called MUSL and complained.  The person I spoke to on the phone told me they had to make changes to the game because it was (and I quote); "...too easy to win Powerball."  She then went on a bit and made this statement (which I'll never forget)...(and again)...I quote; "Winners are bad for the game."

                      With that in mind I suggest that Powerball adopt the slogan:

                      Play Powerball.  Because winners are bad for the game!

                      Jim 


                      Money frees you from doing things you dislike.  Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.  - Groucho Marx

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                        don't be like jack
                        don't keep your money in a sack
                        from your jackpot win
                        just live in sin

                        wake up each day
                        ready to play
                        study those numbers
                        to get me out of my slumber

                        play pick 3
                        its easy as tea
                        play pick 4
                        its never a bore

                        i love to play the game
                        never any shame
                        i play for keeps
                        check my numbers before i sleep

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                          Jim - The person you spoke to almost got it right. It was never easy to win Powerball, but MUSL did decide that it was too easy to get a winner. I'm not sure that there was a direct connection, but the change was made after a string of jackpots that were won within the first couple of rolls. As near as I can tell, Powerball officials don't actually understand probability.

                          Of course winners aren't bad for Powerball. Winners who win in the first few rolls are bad for Powerball, because all of the people who don't play until it reaches 50, 100, or 200 don't donate their money for all of those draws with jackpots of 15 to 25 million. 

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                          And as long as we're going to write poetry... 

                          A poor man who lived on Nantucket
                          Used to throw pocket change in a bucket
                          But he spent it one day
                          And he chose powerplay
                          Now he's still a poor guy from Nantucket

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                            Developers Turning Lunatic Asylums Into Luxury Condos


                            DANVERS, Mass. (April 11) - In real estate, not even spooky trumps location.

                               


                            Construction work is ongoing at the former Danvers State Hospital, in Danvers, Mass. Once described as "the scariest building in the world," the site will soon feature luxury apartments and condominiums.



                               

                            Across the nation, former state hospitals for the mentally ill - with dated names like "lunatic asylum " - are being converted into homes.

                            Even the ominous Danvers State Hospital, once described as "the scariest building in the world" and a favorite destination of ghost-hunting thrill-seekers, soon will be home to laptop-toting latte drinkers.

                            "There's obviously a lot of notoriety associated with the site," said Scott Dale, a vice president at AvalonBay Communities Inc., which is constructing 497 luxury apartments and condominiums. "We think at the end of the day, that will be helpful."

                            No units are on the market yet, but Dale expressed confidence that occupancy won't by hurt by the property's jaded past, including a cemetery with some unmarked graves - one reminder of the sad history of treatment of the mentally ill.

                            The formula has been successful elsewhere.

                            Six hundred would-be buyers signed up for the first 60 homes built at the site of the former Dammasch State Hospital, a $500 million project in Wilsonville, Ore., 20 miles south of Portland, city officials said.

                            In Traverse City, Mich., developers of a former asylum overlooking Lake Michigan have down payments in hand from buyers looking for condos, and a waiting list should those buyers bow out.

                            Rents at the 500-unit Octagon, the former New York City Lunatic Asylum on Manhattan's Roosevelt Island, are 10 percent higher than expected, developer Bruce Becker said. Studio apartments in the $170 million development start at $1,700.

                            "It certainly still has a slight mystery to it, but I wouldn't say scary or haunted," said Rebecca Shaw, who is moving with her boyfriend into a one-bedroom unit at the Octagon next month.

                            Built in 1841, the asylum later became a hospital, which closed in 1955. Trailblazing journalist Nellie Bly spent time undercover at the asylum and wrote in 1887 that it was a "human rat trap."

                            Shaw, who grew up on Roosevelt Island, recalled bicycling and roller-skating on the grounds.

                            "At that time it was weeds and bushes, overgrown plant life, which made it really cool," the 30-year-old social worker said. "For kids, that was part of the appeal, it was scary and spooky. When you get older you decipher what's real and what isn't."

                            What's real: parking space, short commute.

                            "For my work, I need to be close to the city. And the price is right for this point in my life," Shaw said.

                            The housing boom led developers to former mills, old schoolhouses, and now state hospitals. The mentally ill in the past were thought to benefit from bucolic settings. The Danvers facility, opened in 1878 as the State Lunatic Hospital, is atop a large hill overlooking the North Shore, and its 75 acres featured paths and working farms.

                            Eventually, many facilities closed and were left vacant as treatment moved away from overcrowded institutions in favor of smaller group homes.

                            Dale, the developer at Danvers, said AvalonBay is creating a "campus-like environment" with a swimming pool, WiFi cafe and fitness center. Rents will start around $1,400 for a one-bedroom, and about half-a-million dollars for a condo.

                            AvalonBay, since buying the property for $18 million late last year, has taken over security. In the past five years, Massachusetts State Police charged 150 people and issued warnings to an additional 450 people for trespassing, said spokesman Trooper Thomas R. Ryan.

                            Today, there's not much left for thrill-seekers. The main building is being renovated into 61 condos, but dozens of other structures are being bulldozed - over the objection of local preservationists.

                            "This is probably the worst preservation catastrophe that's ever happened in the town," said Richard Trask, Danvers' town archivist since the Nixon administration.

                            Trask - who calls the "Disneyfication" of the original complex unappealing - was among four activists and a local preservation group which unsuccessfully sued to stop AvalonBay.

                            Toby Fisher, executive director of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness said he's glad to see Danvers go.

                            "The buildings are a little on the dreary side to say the least," he said. "Thank goodness there are better forms of treatment."

                            Still, developers can be sensitive. Web sites for the projects in New York, Oregon and Michigan make little or no mention of their properties' past use as asylums.

                            The Oregon project, named The Villebois to emulate the feel of European villages, will have townhouses starting at around $250,000. And just as a dose of precaution, developers called in help before work started.

                            "They had a psychic friend of theirs go through it and bless the spirits they thought were still hanging around," said Wilsonville Mayor Charlotte Lehan.


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                              Floyd...you are correct and I think that is what she was trying to say.  But that attitude is an insult to all of us who play Powerball and especially those of us who play for every draw regardless of the size of the jackpot.  WE are the ones who fund Powerball on a reguar basis.  WE are the ones that make it possible for them to have a minimum jackpot.  To make statements like "The players are beating the game" and "It's too easy to win Powerball" is an absolute insult to the regular players...most of whom will never see a significant win let alone win a jackpot.

                              Jim


                              Money frees you from doing things you dislike.  Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.  - Groucho Marx