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# It would be fun if an uberball lottery was created.

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 Posted: April 16, 2011, 10:34 am - IP Logged

When I say uberball, I'm talking about a very hard to win game with huge jackpots.

I think a game where you have to choose 9 numbers between 1 and 999, and a bonus ball between 1 and 750 could be tough.

I'm not very good with math, so I'm not sure what the odds would be.  I wonder if people would possibly win the jackpot often.  If any of you are math geniuses, maybe you could calculate those odds.

This would be a good game to start the jackpot out at \$100,000,000, and increase it by \$20,000,000 each draw until someone wins.

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I suppose after having won several PB and MM jackpots of only \$200M, you now find those games too easy to win and boring, you now want a real challenge with big money, no?

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I suppose after having won several PB and MM jackpots of only \$200M, you now find those games too easy to win and boring, you now want a real challenge with big money, no?

Haha, yeah I wish.

It would be a fun new game I think.  Imagine the # of tickets that would be sold if the jackpot ever got up to \$1,000,000,000!

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A 9/99+1/99 would be really hard, I can't imagine the odds for a 9/999+1/750 game.

possible combos of 9/99 + 1/99 numbers = 171372063618756
MATCHES   ODDS              WINNING COMBOS
9/9+B  1 : 171372063618756  1
9/9+0  1 : 1748694526722    98
8/9+B  1 : 211570448912     810
8/9+0  1 : 2158882132       79380
7/9+B  1 : 1188598028       144180
7/9+0  1 : 12128551         14129640
6/9+B  1 : 17365880         9868320
6/9+0  1 : 177203           967095360
5/9+B  1 : 532287           321953952
5/9+0  1 : 5432             31551485952
4/9+B  1 : 30947            5537607680
4/9+0  1 : 316              542685560832
3/9+B  1 : 3277             52299632640
3/9+0  1 : 33               5125363990528
2/9+B  1 : 637              268969508864
1/9+B  1 : 246              697639698432
0/9+B  1 : 243              706252505088

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 Posted: April 16, 2011, 11:57 am - IP Logged

When I say uberball, I'm talking about a very hard to win game with huge jackpots.

I think a game where you have to choose 9 numbers between 1 and 999, and a bonus ball between 1 and 750 could be tough.

I'm not very good with math, so I'm not sure what the odds would be.  I wonder if people would possibly win the jackpot often.  If any of you are math geniuses, maybe you could calculate those odds.

This would be a good game to start the jackpot out at \$100,000,000, and increase it by \$20,000,000 each draw until someone wins.

A Pick 9/999 + 1/750 would have extremely high odds:

1 in 1,975,571,703,464,776,596,243,000

Gonna win.

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 Posted: April 17, 2011, 7:35 am - IP Logged

But if you won the big one after a few weeks of rollover, you could buy Michigan.   And still have enough left to cushion the blow of the money you just lost.

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 Posted: April 17, 2011, 7:49 am - IP Logged

<Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

Please post in the appropriate forum ... thank you.

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 Posted: April 17, 2011, 8:35 am - IP Logged

but you could make the entry fee only 1c, and let people have massive combo's.

like a full wheel covering 10-15 numbers for about \$20.

another good thing, for the gov anyhow is game isnt likey to even win before the sun goes out, and they will never have to pay up.

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 Posted: April 17, 2011, 10:07 am - IP Logged

A Pick 9/999 + 1/750 would have extremely high odds:

1 in 1,975,571,703,464,776,596,243,000

I bet if New York were included in this new lottery, they'd have at least 3 or 4 winners per year.

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 Posted: April 17, 2011, 10:22 am - IP Logged

but you could make the entry fee only 1c, and let people have massive combo's.

like a full wheel covering 10-15 numbers for about \$20.

another good thing, for the gov anyhow is game isnt likey to even win before the sun goes out, and they will never have to pay up.

You seem to have forgotten that while governments run lotteries, the prizes are paid from the cost to play, if it only cost a penny to play then the prizes will be only worth pennies.  Players don't play in real lotteries for bragging rights.

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 Posted: April 17, 2011, 10:36 am - IP Logged

The odds on MM and PB are high enough, thank you. And the jackpots, even starting over are plenty high enough also. I do think eventually we will see MM and PB merge into one game. And with that, a change in the matrix, odds, and jackpot amounts.

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 Posted: April 17, 2011, 11:11 am - IP Logged

A Pick 9/999 + 1/750 would have extremely high odds:

1 in 1,975,571,703,464,776,596,243,000

possible combos of 9/999 + 1/750 numbers = 1.975571703464777D+24
MATCHES   ODDS
9/9+B  1 : 1.975571703464777D+24
9/9+0  1 : 2.637612421181277D+21
8/9+B  1 : 2.217252192440827D+20
8/9+0  1 : 2.960283300989088D+17
7/9+B  1 : 1.12095661902974D+17
7/9+0  1 : 149660424652406
6/9+B  1 : 145873467827051
6/9+0  1 : 194757628423
5/9+B  1 : 394119496456
5/9+0  1 : 526194258
4/9+B  1 : 1998577589
4/9+0  1 : 2668328
3/9+B  1 : 18261115
3/9+0  1 : 24381
2/9+B  1 : 303115
1/9+B  1 : 9867
0/9+B  1 : 814
______________________________________________________________________________
overall odds are 1 : 727.4              0.0 total expected winners
2.715870065554575D+21 winning combos = .13 % of possible combos

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The odds on MM and PB are high enough, thank you. And the jackpots, even starting over are plenty high enough also. I do think eventually we will see MM and PB merge into one game. And with that, a change in the matrix, odds, and jackpot amounts.

How do you figure that, people win MM & PB a lot, especially in NY & Indiana.  I bet if you were to ask any MM or PB jackpot winner if winning was easy I bet they'd say "Oh yeah, TOO easy."

I think my uberball game would actually be tough like a lottery is supposed to be since the odds are even far greater than 1 in 100 trillion.  Still, I think there would be people out there that would win it too easily.

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How do you figure that, people win MM & PB a lot, especially in NY & Indiana.  I bet if you were to ask any MM or PB jackpot winner if winning was easy I bet they'd say "Oh yeah, TOO easy."

I think my uberball game would actually be tough like a lottery is supposed to be since the odds are even far greater than 1 in 100 trillion.  Still, I think there would be people out there that would win it too easily.

I bet if you were to ask any MM or PB jackpot winner if winning was easy I bet they'd say "Oh yeah, TOO easy."

If winning is SO easy, why don't you ever see any repeat winners?  Once in a hundred lifetimes isn't hard enough?

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 Posted: April 26, 2011, 8:18 am - IP Logged

How do you figure that, people win MM & PB a lot, especially in NY & Indiana.  I bet if you were to ask any MM or PB jackpot winner if winning was easy I bet they'd say "Oh yeah, TOO easy."

I think my uberball game would actually be tough like a lottery is supposed to be since the odds are even far greater than 1 in 100 trillion.  Still, I think there would be people out there that would win it too easily.

Sooooo....

How many MM and PB jackpots have you won? And I don't mean second prize, I mean the big jackpot.

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