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# Whats the odds probability?

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md
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I have, for the first time purchased Mega Million tickets in 3 places (Md/N.J./Ga) Oh, \$40 in each state for a total spent of \$120.  I just happened to be in all three locations being Saturday morning and tonight.

For the mathmaticians, what are my chances of winning the Jack Pot tomorrow night?

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 Posted: March 24, 2008, 9:03 pm - IP Logged

I have, for the first time purchased Mega Million tickets in 3 places (Md/N.J./Ga) Oh, \$40 in each state for a total spent of \$120.  I just happened to be in all three locations being Saturday morning and tonight.

For the mathmaticians, what are my chances of winning the Jack Pot tomorrow night?

1 in 1,464,262.

Gonna win.

mid-Ohio
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 Posted: March 24, 2008, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

I have, for the first time purchased Mega Million tickets in 3 places (Md/N.J./Ga) Oh, \$40 in each state for a total spent of \$120.  I just happened to be in all three locations being Saturday morning and tonight.

For the mathmaticians, what are my chances of winning the Jack Pot tomorrow night?

Assuming none of the tickets have the same combinations, your odds of winning the jackpot are the same as they would be if you bought all your tickets in the same place (120:175,711,536).  Since the overall odds of winning something are 1:39.8, you can expect to win three smaller prizes.

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

md
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 Posted: March 24, 2008, 9:08 pm - IP Logged

Assuming none of the tickets have the same combinations, your odds of winning the jackpot are the same as they would be if you bought all your tickets in the same place (120:175,711,536).  Since the overall odds of winning something are 1:39.8, you can expect to win three smaller prizes.

Thank you very much!

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 Posted: March 25, 2008, 10:44 am - IP Logged

Guess im heading out to get my ticket to see if i can defy the odss of 1 in a billion...lol

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 Posted: March 25, 2008, 3:34 pm - IP Logged

Guess im heading out to get my ticket to see if i can defy the odss of 1 in a billion...lol

Which game are you playing?  I thought MegaMillions with odds of 1:176M were the highest.

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

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Which game are you playing?  I thought MegaMillions with odds of 1:176M were the highest.

I think he was being sarcastic.

"No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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 Posted: March 27, 2008, 3:31 am - IP Logged

I have, for the first time purchased Mega Million tickets in 3 places (Md/N.J./Ga) Oh, \$40 in each state for a total spent of \$120.  I just happened to be in all three locations being Saturday morning and tonight.

For the mathmaticians, what are my chances of winning the Jack Pot tomorrow night?

Same as anybody else's - RARE.

If you are looking for that silver bullet that whittles your chances from 1 in 171 mill down to 1 in 2, you ain't found it.

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