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Powerball Won Again... Already?

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Posted: March 22, 2012, 1:58 am - IP Logged

Ok is it Me But does it seem like The Powerball Jp is being won Alot Quicker than expected??

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    Posted: March 22, 2012, 2:20 am - IP Logged

    After that first drawing it seems to not go past $70M now..

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      Posted: March 22, 2012, 3:01 am - IP Logged

      Give it time and the JP will grow. Having not passed 70M does not mean it is easy to win. Just luck visited some prior visitng everyone else. haha

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        Posted: March 22, 2012, 3:14 am - IP Logged

        Give it time and the JP will grow. Having not passed 70M does not mean it is easy to win. Just luck visited some prior visitng everyone else. haha

        I don't disagree it's kind of odd thought that it got hit at the $70M mark what 3 times in a row now?

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          Posted: March 22, 2012, 3:16 am - IP Logged

          Ok is it Me But does it seem like The Powerball Jp is being won Alot Quicker than expected??

          It depends.  What did you expect?   Wink

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            Posted: March 22, 2012, 3:26 am - IP Logged

            Give it time and the JP will grow. Having not passed 70M does not mean it is easy to win. Just luck visited some prior visitng everyone else. haha

            @COw Pi3

            I agree diamondpalace, after that big $336million win, give it some time to build up

            past $70million mark. And $70million is not a bad amount to win either!! :)

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              Posted: March 22, 2012, 7:36 am - IP Logged

              This happened to Powerball seven years ago around this time too.  The jackpot was won seven times over just a three month span, and the pot (which started at $10 million at the time), never got over $41 million.

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                This happened to Powerball seven years ago around this time too.  The jackpot was won seven times over just a three month span, and the pot (which started at $10 million at the time), never got over $41 million.

                What goes around comes around.  Yes Nod

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                  Posted: March 22, 2012, 8:17 am - IP Logged

                  what does it matter if someone wins the jackpot early?  personally I am very happy that a lot of people are winning powerball at a faster rate. Isn't that a good thing? Lol wait please don't tell me you think that PB is rigged.

                  Working hard, waiting for that one lucky ticket so I could retire and have a better life with my family!,

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                    Posted: March 22, 2012, 8:26 am - IP Logged

                    what does it matter if someone wins the jackpot early?  personally I am very happy that a lot of people are winning powerball at a faster rate. Isn't that a good thing? Lol wait please don't tell me you think that PB is rigged.

                    Rigging is as rigging does.   LOL

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                      Posted: March 22, 2012, 8:39 am - IP Logged

                      Ok is it Me But does it seem like The Powerball Jp is being won Alot Quicker than expected??

                      The Powerball is not coming out of the minimum jackpot range.  It is a matter of time before they go back to $1. They are losing money by having the jackpot won before it gets to $100M annuity.  The powerball executives have to be mad as hell.

                      The Mega millions jackpot is $290M, Powerball can't be selling enough combinations to be won so early when the MM is so high.

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                        Posted: March 22, 2012, 10:53 am - IP Logged

                        The $2 per play has eliminated the dumb players and left only the smarter serious ones who make higher quality picks which is causing the jackpots to be won more often.

                         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                           
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                          Posted: March 22, 2012, 11:00 am - IP Logged

                          The $2 per play has eliminated the dumb players and left only the smarter serious ones who make higher quality picks which is causing the jackpots to be won more often.

                          WHICH HAS THE BETTER CHANCE OF WINNING: COMPUTER PICKS OR PLAYER PICKS?
                          About 70% to 80% of purchases are computer picks. About 70% to 80% of winners are computer picks. Perhaps just one of those weird coincidences?

                          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 ticket or where a ticket is purchased. There really is no white/black/old/young/rich/poor, etc.] button on the machine. If one draws a box around some group of players (eg., state border, hair color, shoe size), then that group of players will win in proportion to their play. If the defined group buys 10% of the tickets, then they will win 10% of the prizes - on average and over a reasonable period of time. But that does NOT mean that you have a better chance of winning in a bigger box - you then just have more folks to play against. The Law of Large numbers explains how random expectations become truer as the number of occurrences increases. So, if players in a particular group buy 8.6754% of the tickets, then we will find, if the number of occurrences (prizes awarded) are large enough, that those players win 8.6754% of the prizes. This is definitely true for the low-tier prizes where there are large numbers of winners. With 12 to 15 jackpot winners in a year, we would expect that these percentages can get out of sync with sales from time to time, but as the number of jackpot winners continues to increase, we will find that the percentage numbers move closer and closer to being the same number. Try this experiment. Flip a coin four times. You might get 75% heads - or even 100%. You would not expect to get excited about that. With only ten flips, it can happen. But then flip it 1,000 times (no cheating). You will come much closer to the statistical expectation of 50% heads. If you hit 75% heads after 1,000 flips, then something is wrong. It really does NOT make any difference where you buy your ticket. It is you a against the draw machine.


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                            Posted: March 22, 2012, 11:07 am - IP Logged

                            The $2 per play has eliminated the dumb players and left only the smarter serious ones who make higher quality picks which is causing the jackpots to be won more often.

                            Excellent observation!   Idea

                             

                            You have also just complimented me as well, as I continue to play the $2 Powerball.    Lep

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                              Posted: March 22, 2012, 11:13 am - IP Logged

                              Give it time and the JP will grow. Having not passed 70M does not mean it is easy to win. Just luck visited some prior visitng everyone else. haha

                              I Agree!