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Posted: October 11, 2007, 7:41 pm - IP Logged

what percent are your chances better of winning 200,000 in powerball than winning the grand prize?

The odds of winning the grand prize in powerball are 1 in 146,107,962.00The game sold $2,821,073,017 in FY06 (July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006).The game sold $2,503,651,244 in FY07The odds of winning the grand prize if you covor all 42 numbers each week are greatly Increased on that one winning ticket.  To  1 in 3,563,608.83(same as the odds for matching 5 of 5.)Ever notice how its pools that often win?Is this the reason?your chances are 4,100%better of winning in a pool that covors all POWERBALL numbers than playing      100$   worth of quick picks at 100 in 146,107,962.00 odds.

 

 

 

 

 

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    Posted: October 12, 2007, 4:26 am - IP Logged

    what percent are your chances better of winning 200,000 in powerball than winning the grand prize?

    $200,000 is won by matching 5 numbers but not the Powerball. The jackpot is won by matching all 5 numbers and the Powerball. Since there are 42 choices for the Powerball there are 41 chances of winning $200,000 and 1 chance of winning the jackpot.

    1::42 - 2.381%
    41::42 - 97.619%

    Odds?

    Hitting 5 - 1::3,563,608.83
    Hitting 5+1 - 1::146,107,962.00

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      Posted: October 12, 2007, 11:48 am - IP Logged

      what i mean is am i 400% more likely to match 5 than win the grand prize?

      The odds of winning the grand prize in powerball are 1 in 146,107,962.00The game sold $2,821,073,017 in FY06 (July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006).The game sold $2,503,651,244 in FY07The odds of winning the grand prize if you covor all 42 numbers each week are greatly Increased on that one winning ticket.  To  1 in 3,563,608.83(same as the odds for matching 5 of 5.)Ever notice how its pools that often win?Is this the reason?your chances are 4,100%better of winning in a pool that covors all POWERBALL numbers than playing      100$   worth of quick picks at 100 in 146,107,962.00 odds.

       

       

       

       

       

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        Posted: October 12, 2007, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

        You're 41 times as likely to match 5+0 as to match 5+1. Therefore you're 4100% as likely to win 5+0 or 4000% more likely. Is there a reason you think the percentage is a useful number?

        What kind of powerball link do you want? Something like this? http://www.powerball.com 

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          Posted: October 12, 2007, 1:24 pm - IP Logged

          what percent are your chances better of winning 200,000 in powerball than winning the grand prize?

          click the link on the left side of this page that says USA MEGA when the page opens look at the top of it where it says Powerball and click that. There is all the info you seek.

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            Posted: October 12, 2007, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

            As he said, you would be 41 X more likely to win the $200,000 than the jackpot, due to the 42 powerballs, I guess.

            But what makes you thing that you have any chance at all? You can of course dream, same as everybody else.

            Good luck! 

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              Posted: November 3, 2007, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

              As he said, you would be 41 X more likely to win the $200,000 than the jackpot, due to the 42 powerballs, I guess.

              But what makes you thing that you have any chance at all? You can of course dream, same as everybody else.

              Good luck! 

              Maybe he knows something the rest of us have yet to learn.Wink He wouldn't the first to match 5+0. 

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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