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Posted: August 5, 2008, 8:54 pm - IP Logged

Kage here, it seems to me that all or most of the winners of the power ball are from the  middle  of the US  like kansas  iowa and so on wonder if your location has a factor on the winning

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    Posted: August 5, 2008, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

    Kage here, it seems to me that all or most of the winners of the power ball are from the  middle  of the US  like kansas  iowa and so on wonder if your location has a factor on the winning

    HOW COME THE ONLY JACKPOT WINNERS ARE FROM THE [EAST - WEST - NORTH - SOUTH - CITIES - RURAL AREAS]?
    HOW COME ONLY [WHITE, BLACK, TALL, SKINNY, YOUNG, OLD] PEOPLE WIN?

    Powerball is a random game that knows nothing about who buys a ticketor where the ticket was purchased. There really is nowhite/black/old/young/rich/poor, etc.] button on the machine. If onedraws a box around some group of players (eg., state border, haircolor, shoe size), then that group of players will win in proportion totheir play. If the defined group buys 10% of the tickets, then theywill win 10% of the prizes - on average and over a reasonable period oftime. The Law of Large numbers explains how random expectations becometruer as the number of occurrences increases. So, if players in aparticular group buy 8.6754% of the tickets, then we will find, if thenumber of occurrences (prizes awarded) are large enough, that thoseplayers win 8.6754% of the prizes. This is definitely true for thelow-tier prizes where there are large numbers of winners. With 12 to 15jackpot winners in a year, we would expect that these percentages canget out of sync with sales from time to time, but as the number ofjackpot winners continues to increase, we will find that the percentagenumbers move closer and closer to being the same number. Try thisexperiment. Flip a coin four times. You might get 75% heads - or even100%. But then flip it 1,000 times (no cheating). You will come muchcloser to the statistical expectation of 50% heads. It really does NOTmake any difference where you buy your ticket.

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      Posted: August 6, 2008, 12:36 am - IP Logged

      Kage here, it seems to me that all or most of the winners of the power ball are from the  middle  of the US  like kansas  iowa and so on wonder if your location has a factor on the winning

      I think part of it depends on the amount of people buying tickets. If one state has more sales then another, I figure that there is probably a better chance for someone to win in the state that sells more tickets. (Of course this isn't always the case, it's just an example.)

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        Posted: August 6, 2008, 12:58 pm - IP Logged

        I think part of it depends on the amount of people buying tickets. If one state has more sales then another, I figure that there is probably a better chance for someone to win in the state that sells more tickets. (Of course this isn't always the case, it's just an example.)

        It rolls, you can see it shift from one area to another at times, it's also called 'random'.

        See for yourself: (must have Microsoft 'Word')

        http://www.powerball.com/powerball/pblist.doc

        If you do not have 'Word', you can download a free Word 'viewer' from microsoft.com that lets you view all .DOC files.

        You would think a lot more winners would come from PA as opposed to ID or WY, percentage-wise, population-wise, but that doesn't seem to be the way it is.

        Random.

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          Posted: August 6, 2008, 2:01 pm - IP Logged

          Kage here, it seems to me that all or most of the winners of the power ball are from the  middle  of the US  like kansas  iowa and so on wonder if your location has a factor on the winning

          .......it seems to me that all or most of the winners of the power ball are from the  middle  of the US like kansas  iowa 

          When ever I see the words "it seems" and "all or most" I know the persons talking aren't talking facts but  about how they feel.  There hasn't been a PB jackpot won in Kansas or Iowa since 09/23/06 and several have been won in your state of Kentucky since then.  There are more than 30 states participating in the PB games so it's not likely you're going to see a bunch of winners in one or two states like MegaMillions which only have 12 states.   

          PowerBall jackpots and states
          08/02/08  $83.6M     PA.
          07/02/08  $84.9M     OK.
          05/31/08  $31.1M     LA.
          05/17/08  $35.3M     SC.
          05/03/08 $182.1M     MN.
          03/15/08 $276.3M     WV.
          01/16/08  $97.0M     LA.
          12/12/07  $34.0M     KY.
          11/28/07 $152.0M     RI.
          10/10/07  $20.0M     CO.
          10/03/07  $15.0M     CT.
          09/29/07  $15.0M     LA.
          09/26/07  $61.5M     KY.
          09/05/07  $29.0M     WI.
          08/05/07 $314.0M     IN.   

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: August 8, 2008, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

            Kage here , i posted the winning states on the us map  most are  on the eastern states  i dont think ill go to louisana  or rhode island to buy a ticket. Ill just buy here in kentucky  having said that  i heard one time that a computer will  post  a number or set of numbers based on the past postings .. I need to read more  and study ... i do thank you folks for replying  to my post and i respect your answers ..