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Florida finally had a PB winner

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Posted: October 5, 2009, 9:31 am - IP Logged

Statistically, it takes some time before a jackpot is won in a state that just joined.

why? a number is a number...

 

But it is interesting the winner is from Orlando...Isn't that where they draw the numbers?

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    Posted: October 5, 2009, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

    why? a number is a number...

     

    But it is interesting the winner is from Orlando...Isn't that where they draw the numbers?

    Yes, and ironically the winning ticket was bought very close (1-2 miles or less) to Universal Studios where the drawings take place.  Eek

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      Posted: October 5, 2009, 5:12 pm - IP Logged

      so they should join with the intention of NOT winning??? Crazy

      With the intention to be patient.

      When we joined (TN) We got a winner right away, with a year. 2-3 years later, we are lucky we smell a 5+0.

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        Posted: October 6, 2009, 6:39 am - IP Logged


         
        32 Power States  Pop    Estimated      5+1        power          5+0
        nameRank


        Population  Hits  play  Hits
        Florida 4  18,251,243  1  13  61
        Pennsylvania6  12,432,792  0.5  7  44
        Arizona16  6,338,755      2  22
        Wisconsin20  5,601,640      3  21
        Tennessee17  6,156,719      4  19
        Missouri18  5,878,415          18
        Louisiana25  4,293,204      4  18
        Indiana15  6,345,289  1  4  18
        Connecticut30  3,502,309  1  7  17
        N. Carolina10  9,061,032  1  7  14
        Kentucky25  4,041,769      3  14
        Minnesota21  5,197,621          12
        Colorado22  4,861,515      3  10
        Nebraska38  1,774,571      3  8
        Iowa30  2,988,046      3  8
        S. Carolina26  4,012,012  1  4  7
        Oregon27  3,747,455      2  7
        S Dakota46  796,214  1      6
        West Virginia37  1,812,035      1  6
        Rhode Island43  1,057,832      1  6
        Oklahoma27  3,450,654      2  6
        New Hampshire41  1,315,828          5
        Kansas 33  2,775,997          5
        Montana44  957,861      2  4
        Washington DC51  588,292  1      4
        New Mexico36  1,969,915          4
        Delaware45  864,764  0.5      4
        Idaho39  1,499,402          3
        N Dakota48  639,715          2
        Vermont49  608,827      1  2
        Maine40  1,317,207          1
        US Virgin Island-  108,448         

         


        totals 2009    124,247,378  8  76  376










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          Posted: October 6, 2009, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

          my wife says anything involving a computer can be fixed,but i say the larger states win more because of the larger turnover of quickpicks.

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            Posted: October 6, 2009, 4:38 pm - IP Logged

            Statistically, it takes some time before a jackpot is won in a state that just joined.

            Maybe, but Florida has the largest population of all Powerball states and has consistently had the highest number of sales, often breaking records.   Then there are the millions who visit Orlando every year.  The ticket was sold in Orlando, so it's possible a tourist visiting Disney World or Universal Studios.  We'll find out soon enough.

            I just noticed fja posted the state populations.  Looking at the list, you can see that Florida has nearly 50% more people than #2 Pennsylvania.

            Anyway, as I already wrote, this is supposed to be random.  It wouldn't make sense to say "Well, we've already had a winner in PA so now everyone who buys a ticket has to wait a year or 2."   Who would bother buying tickets in that case?

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              Posted: October 6, 2009, 6:35 pm - IP Logged

              There are also a lot of people that drive to Florida to buy tickets--Georgia, Alabama and Missisippi are non PB states .  I would venture a guess of thousands of tickets are sold to non residents when the JP is really high.