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Posted: August 27, 2011, 10:19 am - IP Logged
$100,000
1 in: 4,233,600.00
$200,000
1 in: 5,292,000.00
$300,000
1 in: 4,233,600.00

 

If the odds of winning is listed as above. Does that mean

There would be 5,292,000/4,233,600; $100,000, 1.25 tickets

There would be $200,000, 1 ticket

There would be 4,233,600/5,292,000; $300,000, 0.8 tickets.

In other words, among 5,292,000 tickets there would be total of 3.05 tickets offering prizes worth of $600,000

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    Posted: August 27, 2011, 12:51 pm - IP Logged

    In Powerball the odds are 1 in 195,249,054 to win the Jackpot.

    With one ticket (one line), you have one chance to win the Jackpot and 195,249,053 chances that you won't.


                                                 
                         
                                             

     

     

     

     

                                                                                                       

    "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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      Posted: August 27, 2011, 1:00 pm - IP Logged
      $100,000
      1 in: 4,233,600.00
      $200,000
      1 in: 5,292,000.00
      $300,000
      1 in: 4,233,600.00

       

      If the odds of winning is listed as above. Does that mean

      There would be 5,292,000/4,233,600; $100,000, 1.25 tickets

      There would be $200,000, 1 ticket

      There would be 4,233,600/5,292,000; $300,000, 0.8 tickets.

      In other words, among 5,292,000 tickets there would be total of 3.05 tickets offering prizes worth of $600,000

      It means you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning while standing at the North pole....

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        Posted: August 27, 2011, 5:56 pm - IP Logged

        It means you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning while standing at the North pole....

        Joker you are being joker. Dance

        How is that a reply to my query?

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          Posted: August 27, 2011, 7:11 pm - IP Logged

          jaggudada,

          Joker didn't tell you the whole story.

          He had the $100,000 right, with

          It means you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning while standing at the North pole....

          for $200,000 it's struck by lightning while standing at the North Pole and a NFL team from the original AFL is in the AFC and has the lead over an NFC team that went from artifical turf to natural grass at its home stadium.

          for $300,000 the above also applies but only if the game is being played on an odd-numbered Sunday.

          Seriously though, what lottery game are you talking about?

          Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

          Lep

          There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.


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            Posted: August 27, 2011, 7:12 pm - IP Logged

            Joker you are being joker. Dance

            How is that a reply to my query?

            I didn't reply to your sexuality. I don't care if your qeury or straight. That has nothing to do with the subject. To each their own..

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              Posted: August 27, 2011, 7:49 pm - IP Logged
              $100,000
              1 in: 4,233,600.00
              $200,000
              1 in: 5,292,000.00
              $300,000
              1 in: 4,233,600.00

               

              If the odds of winning is listed as above. Does that mean

              There would be 5,292,000/4,233,600; $100,000, 1.25 tickets

              There would be $200,000, 1 ticket

              There would be 4,233,600/5,292,000; $300,000, 0.8 tickets.

              In other words, among 5,292,000 tickets there would be total of 3.05 tickets offering prizes worth of $600,000

              The way you posted the above odds are confusing. Need  more details, such as what game is this? Is this for a scratcher? What state?

              Need moar details or Im gonna give an off-kilter answer like the rest =)

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                Posted: August 27, 2011, 7:51 pm - IP Logged

                All the original AFL teams are still in the AFC.

                "You can observe a lot just by watching." Yogi Berra, Hall of Fame baseball player.

                The numbers will tell you what numbers to play. Pay attention to the numbers.

                Don't just think outside the box, crush it.

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                  Posted: August 27, 2011, 7:59 pm - IP Logged

                  The way you posted the above odds are confusing. Need  more details, such as what game is this? Is this for a scratcher? What state?

                  Need moar details or Im gonna give an off-kilter answer like the rest =)

                  My answer wasn't off kilter.

                  I had me kilt on at the time.

                  And I was eatin' me haggis I was.


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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                    Posted: August 27, 2011, 8:19 pm - IP Logged

                    The way you posted the above odds are confusing. Need  more details, such as what game is this? Is this for a scratcher? What state?

                    Need moar details or Im gonna give an off-kilter answer like the rest =)

                    I can see the confusion but for most people it is out of their reach.

                     

                    Anyway,  it is for NY double tripple cashword scratcher and 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize odds are listed as above.

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                      Posted: August 27, 2011, 8:31 pm - IP Logged
                      $100,000
                      1 in: 4,233,600.00
                      $200,000
                      1 in: 5,292,000.00
                      $300,000
                      1 in: 4,233,600.00

                       

                      If the odds of winning is listed as above. Does that mean

                      There would be 5,292,000/4,233,600; $100,000, 1.25 tickets

                      There would be $200,000, 1 ticket

                      There would be 4,233,600/5,292,000; $300,000, 0.8 tickets.

                      In other words, among 5,292,000 tickets there would be total of 3.05 tickets offering prizes worth of $600,000

                      Scratch-Offs have the Odds Info Printed on the back of the Ticket: In addition a Summary Sheet that explains the Games Odds should be available where you buy your Tickets. Have you reviewed the NY Lottery Website for the Game you are Playing?

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                        B$Rizzle's avatar - a4leds
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                        Posted: August 27, 2011, 8:42 pm - IP Logged

                        I can see the confusion but for most people it is out of their reach.

                         

                        Anyway,  it is for NY double tripple cashword scratcher and 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize odds are listed as above.

                        I checked NY lottery website and see where it shows how many Top Prizes & 2nd prizes have been claimed on that game.However I don't see anywhere on the site where it shows how many were available when the game started.


                        Basically if the odds are what you listed:
                        $100,000 1 in: 4,233,600.00
                        $200,000 1 in: 5,292,000.00
                        $300,000 1 in: 4,233,600.00


                        That means for every 4,233,600 tickets, one of those will be a winner of $100,000
                        That means for every 5,292,600 tickets, one of those will be a winner of $200,000
                        That means for every 4,233,600 tickets, one of those will be a winner of $300,000.


                        If you know how many Top prizes were available when the game started, you just multiply that # x the odds. For example, if there were 10 Top Prizes of $300,000, then you Multiply 10 x 4,233,600 = 42,336,000 tickets printed for that game total.??

                        *In this case, it looks like in every 4,233,600 tickets printed, there will be a winner of $100,000 & also a prize of $300,000.

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                          Posted: August 27, 2011, 8:48 pm - IP Logged

                          I checked NY lottery website and see where it shows how many Top Prizes & 2nd prizes have been claimed on that game.However I don't see anywhere on the site where it shows how many were available when the game started.


                          Basically if the odds are what you listed:
                          $100,000 1 in: 4,233,600.00
                          $200,000 1 in: 5,292,000.00
                          $300,000 1 in: 4,233,600.00


                          That means for every 4,233,600 tickets, one of those will be a winner of $100,000
                          That means for every 5,292,600 tickets, one of those will be a winner of $200,000
                          That means for every 4,233,600 tickets, one of those will be a winner of $300,000.


                          If you know how many Top prizes were available when the game started, you just multiply that # x the odds. For example, if there were 10 Top Prizes of $300,000, then you Multiply 10 x 4,233,600 = 42,336,000 tickets printed for that game total.??

                          *In this case, it looks like in every 4,233,600 tickets printed, there will be a winner of $100,000 & also a prize of $300,000.

                          No need to worry about odds .... Jusr if you bought a winning ticket matters the most !!!!

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                            Posted: August 27, 2011, 9:09 pm - IP Logged

                            No need to worry about odds .... Jusr if you bought a winning ticket matters the most !!!!

                            To each his own, but odds definitely matter in my book ;)

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                              Posted: August 27, 2011, 9:15 pm - IP Logged

                              I can see the confusion but for most people it is out of their reach.

                               

                              Anyway,  it is for NY double tripple cashword scratcher and 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize odds are listed as above.

                              FYI: Their would have been less confusion if the question was asked in the Instant Games (Scratch-Offs) Forum. Thud

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