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Powerball: Is even harder....

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Honduras
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Posted: August 6, 2006, 4:52 pm - IP Logged

I just thought about something...This is how i think this work....If you notice, every lottery retailer gas station that sells lottery tickets have a RnG if i am not mistaken called quick pick...The computer selects combinations from 1 to 150 something million randomly, but it doesn't select the same combination twice, unless it has gone through all the 150 something million total combinations that Powerball has...Now if i am reading all this correct is not like having 1 store with the computer selecting quick pick for people from 1 to 150 million combinations, but instead is like having thousand of stores with it...And the computer has to count from 1 to 150 million combinations, in EACH STORE..That TIMES the number of total stores each states has that sells Powerball, Times the total amount of state where Powerball is played....And the thing is that in each store the computer doesn't go through the 150 million combinations because in 1 store the total amount of players for 3 days doesn't equal 150 million [All this assuming that the majority of players play quick picks]..I don't think it even totals 1 million for 1 store, [and remember for it to be 1 winner it has to go through all the 150 million combinations in that particular store]....So theoretically, if all the combinations are played every draw, the lottery corporation reaps/rakes 149 million except the 1 winning combinations TIMES the total amount of stores they have that play Powerball in the entire country....So if there are let's say 40,000 total stores in the country, you multiply it times 149 million....40,000 X 149 million = a big number... 

I don't know if some of you would understand the way i think i do....

and then you are talking about increasing the matrix of Powerball? my gosh...Those that win are really LUCKY...

What I am trying to say is that theoretically, the state has the potential to Rake more profit, astronomical profits...And if they want to make more money they don't have to increase the matrix, just attract more players....All this because the lottery computer machine doesn't go through all 150 million combinations.....

All that is different than having 1 store selling lottery and letting 150 million people play quick pick, which will guaranteed 1 winner but because there are thousand of stores and not all players go through all the combinations, but the state has the potential rake in millions in astronomical figures ...

Someone please tell me that that's not the way it works....

 

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    Honduras
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    Posted: August 6, 2006, 11:34 pm - IP Logged

    Let me elaborate a little bit more..I said: "And if they want to make more money they don't have to increase the matrix, just attract more players"

    If they want to increase the money been awarded, they can just go ahead and do it, they don't have to increase the matrix...they will still profit....But what i think the state does is that the money been awarded in the lottery is correspondent (proportional) to a certain percentage of total amount of odds the particular game offers...This is how i think they figure how how much money they are going to give out...

     

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