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The odds of both neither, just one.

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Posted: April 11, 2006, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

The odds of both PB and MM rolling are roughly 61%.

The odds of PB being won while MM rolls are roughly 16%

The odds of MM being won while PB rolls are roughly 18%

The odds of both being won are roughly 5%

Personally I would like it if one of them was won.  I live in a border area and like the jackpots to be a little out of phase.

I would, of course, especially like to be a winner myself. 

 

 

 

 

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    Posted: April 11, 2006, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

    The odds of both PB and MM rolling are roughly 61%.

    The odds of PB being won while MM rolls are roughly 16%

    The odds of MM being won while PB rolls are roughly 18%

    The odds of both being won are roughly 5%

    Personally I would like it if one of them was won.  I live in a border area and like the jackpots to be a little out of phase.

    I would, of course, especially like to be a winner myself. 

     

     

     

     

    I would like to be a Powerball winner too!-weshar75

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      Posted: April 11, 2006, 9:18 pm - IP Logged

      The odds of both PB and MM rolling are roughly 61%.

      The odds of PB being won while MM rolls are roughly 16%

      The odds of MM being won while PB rolls are roughly 18%

      The odds of both being won are roughly 5%

      Personally I would like it if one of them was won.  I live in a border area and like the jackpots to be a little out of phase.

      I would, of course, especially like to be a winner myself. 

       

       

       

       

      I seem to have reversed the probabilities for one rolls and not the other.  PB is more likely to be won.

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        Posted: May 2, 2006, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

        Before tonight's MM drawing, I thought I'd update this thread for 5/2/06 for the how probable it is for either, both or neither MM or PB to roll.

        Here's the probabilities:

         

        Both Roll81.47%
        Powerball Rolls, MM won8.58%
        MM Rolls, Powerball won.8.99%
        Both won.0.95%

         

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                                                                        Probability
          Powerball Rolls.89.44%
          Megamillions Rolls89.09%
          Both Roll79.68%
          Powerball Rolls, MM won9.76%
          MM Rolls, Powerball won.9.40%
          Both won.1.15%
          Either, but not both, won19.16%

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            Posted: May 5, 2006, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

            Wow, that's great probability of one jackpot odds of winning.

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              Type of Outcome                                                         

              Probability
              Powerball Rolls.89.08%
              Megamillions Rolls88.48%
              Both Roll78.82%
              Powerball Rolls, MM won10.26%
              MM Rolls, Powerball won.9.66%
              Both won.1.26%
              Either, but not both, won19.92%
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                Posted: May 7, 2006, 5:26 pm - IP Logged

                I would like to add that the odds are just over 50% that one, but not both, will produce a winner in the next three draws.

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                  Posted: May 11, 2006, 7:05 am - IP Logged

                   5/11/05

                  Type of Outcome

                  Probability
                  Powerball Rolls.87.99%
                  Megamillions Rolls87.58%
                  Both Roll77.06%
                  Powerball Rolls, MM won10.93%
                  MM Rolls, Powerball won.10.52%
                  Both won.1.49%
                  Either, but not both, won21.45%
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                    Posted: May 16, 2006, 4:47 pm - IP Logged

                    5/16/05

                    Type of OutcomeProbability
                    Powerball Rolls.87.39%
                    Megamillions Rolls86.05%
                    Both Roll75.20%
                    Powerball Rolls, MM won12.19%
                    MM Rolls, Powerball won.10.85%
                    Both won.1.76%
                    Either, but not both, won23.04%
                      


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                      Posted: May 16, 2006, 11:11 pm - IP Logged

                      Prob988, since PB sets a new roll record in last draw, I hope it continues to roll and possibly set new records. If MM rolls, it will be 113 million for 5/19. It won't have a new roll record if MM rolls.

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                        Posted: May 17, 2006, 1:04 am - IP Logged

                        Well it looks like the odds of both rolling are pretty bad. Mega failed to break 300 yet again. Probably won't for this year. Since NC is live July 1 it would be more ironic if it hit another record right before anyone in NC could play for it without making a long drive or playing on the internet.

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                          Posted: May 17, 2006, 12:40 pm - IP Logged

                          I think Mega Millions being won under $100 million is a sign that it will break $400 million before the year is over.


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                            Posted: May 17, 2006, 12:54 pm - IP Logged

                            If PB continues to roll, it's possible that it can reach $300+ million. Congratulations to Texas winning a MM Jackpot ($94 million) under $100 million for 1st time in 2006.


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                              Posted: May 17, 2006, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

                              Well it looks like the odds of both rolling are pretty bad. Mega failed to break 300 yet again. Probably won't for this year. Since NC is live July 1 it would be more ironic if it hit another record right before anyone in NC could play for it without making a long drive or playing on the internet.

                              North Carolina joins PB May 30, not July 1.

                                 
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