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# Powerball

Topic closed. 6 replies. Last post 11 years ago by RJOh.

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LOUISVILLE
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 Posted: October 11, 2007, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

can we talk powerball in this link?you have powerball post all over the place.can they have a home here?

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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LOUISVILLE
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 Posted: October 11, 2007, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

5 white balls 1-55

1red ball 1-42

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, 6:16 am - IP Logged

ok i'm confused on what to talk about but i guess it's wierd the powerball has been hit 3 times so closely

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LOUISVILLE
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 Posted: October 12, 2007, 10:29 am - IP Logged

The game sold \$2,821,073,017 in FY06 (July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006).

The game sold \$2,503,651,244 in FY07.

I could create a report for the monthly sales, but it is pretty much worthless since sales depend on the jackpot amount.  You might as well divide by 12.

the poplulation of the united states 299,398,484

we know not everyone bought one ticket.

so people that bought bought many.

im going to buy 42 because it increases my chances of winning by 100 million or so.

the game isnt easy,many play,trust me they dont like winners,they have better sales when the pool is larger...

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, 6:26 pm - IP Logged

kosmic's been out of the loop for a bit, working 7 days a week  like from 7 in the morning 'till 8 at night

....but,     here's a quicky jr. three  for Saturday

40    11    45

mabey one will hit,  are codmander, and luckylilly, and  guesser,  and the rest of the gang still around,

.... and spy?

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 Posted: October 12, 2007, 6:29 pm - IP Logged

I think I'll sneak and add one more....

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 Posted: October 14, 2007, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

The game sold \$2,821,073,017 in FY06 (July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006).

The game sold \$2,503,651,244 in FY07.

I could create a report for the monthly sales, but it is pretty much worthless since sales depend on the jackpot amount.  You might as well divide by 12.

the poplulation of the united states 299,398,484

we know not everyone bought one ticket.

so people that bought bought many.

im going to buy 42 because it increases my chances of winning by 100 million or so.

the game isnt easy,many play,trust me they dont like winners,they have better sales when the pool is larger...

POWERBALLPOOL,

How did you do your calculations?  The overall odds of one ticket winning something are 1:37 so buying 42 tickets with all 42 PB numbers only guarantees that one ticket will have the winning PB number which is at least 37 time better than buying only one ticket but that's a long way from improving your chances by 100 millions or so.

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

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