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Powerball is taking a serious beating in December!

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Posted: December 28, 2012, 9:31 am - IP Logged

I believe PB has a inside informer and this matter needs to be investigated.


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    Posted: December 28, 2012, 9:40 am - IP Logged

    I believe PB has a inside informer and this matter needs to be investigated.

    I Agree!

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      Posted: December 28, 2012, 9:43 am - IP Logged

      Noel Is Lottery Worker2 the new Santa Claus? Noel

       

      I am PMing him as we speak with a thousand apologies for all of my snide remarks in the past.

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        Posted: December 28, 2012, 9:45 am - IP Logged

        Noel Is Lottery Worker2 the new Santa Claus? Noel

         

        I am PMing him as we speak with a thousand apologies for all of my snide remarks in the past.

        Good idea. You would want to sully your chances of receiving gifts this Holiday Season.


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          Posted: December 28, 2012, 9:46 am - IP Logged

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            Posted: December 28, 2012, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

            Underfunded by $59 million? Oh, the horror ...  Over a 4 day period in late November they made a profit of about $280 million, so they're not hurting at all.

            I'm sure PB states ares doing better than breaking even over the long haul but that was never their goal.  They want to show a nice profit after each drawing,

             * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
               
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              Posted: December 28, 2012, 12:56 pm - IP Logged

              with last drawing of the month on 29th being 40m for pb

              it makes whole month never gone above 50M mark

               

              who here put a voodoo/whatever curse on powerball

               first we get  November being like best month for powerbal ending with the november 28th drawing at a record 587,500,000

              and now december gone to hell,

               

              its a curse, powerball spent all it last rolling luck in november,and now just giving jackpots out 

              once it hits 50m, it blows its brains out. 

               

              may  know on the January 2nd if it even get past 50m

              if it gets hit 1 more time, we should just call it the 50m curse, as 4 times in a roll is wow what bad luck

              , 5 its a curse.

               

              also MM not doing so well this month ether , they never been above 35 for MM

              http://www.usamega.com/mega-millions-history.asp

               

              its like this month everyone and there dog been winning,

               

              thro if your a everyday type of player,

              can't say we  don't win a lot , we get our share too, not only the people who only come out wood work for major ones.

              this month been a winner for people who play no matter the amount is rofl

               

              am hoping When CA joins PB much  later into 2013  we have some more luck going by then.

              I don't know...perhaps I'm missing something here, but can someone please explain to me when people hitting the lottery on a regular basis started being considered a curse? I'm really scratching my head here because this guy along with one other guy I've noticed seem to be complaining?  Could these folks be complaining because they only play when the jackpot reaches 100 million or more? I seriously don't get their concept...Heck, I'm happy with the winners...These winners have not made your chances on winning a jackpot any less (or more) than what they already were. The only thing that is "hurt" is the size of the jackpot, and I can't see why or how anyone could complain about winning 50 million dollars......Am I the only one that doesn't understand their complaints?

              "If you can DREAM it, you can DO it!"- Walt Disney

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                Posted: December 28, 2012, 1:01 pm - IP Logged

                Right, so applying EV to lotteries is a device of people who don't want to share......... 

                Sounds kinda stingy to me........

                Not neccesarrily.  Applying EV isn't a thing.  Calculating it is.  (EG A coinflip for a dollar between friends has an EV of 1 dollar, or 100%.  If the coin flip was a dollar against 2 dollars, the one dollar bettor has an EV of 2 dollar, or 200%.  The first bet is fair, while the second has an advantage for the 1 dollar bettor.  Obviously real examples liket he lottery are more complex to calculate.)

                 

                And yeah, call it stingy, greedy, whatever you want.  I think it's preferable to not share a jackpot than to share it if I win.

                 

                But I don't quite understand your point.  You profile signature says you love greedy rich people.  So what's the problem with me preferring to play a method whose goal is to eliminate that chance, and make me more likely to gain more wealth if I win?

                 

                Logically, you can see how that's inconsistent.  If you love human ingenuity, if you love capitalism, markets, and becoming rich (all things you've either said or implied you like) then you should have no critiscism of my hypothesis, even if you somehow disagree with my conclusion.

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                  Posted: December 28, 2012, 1:27 pm - IP Logged

                  CinCin,

                  There are many posts on this board that may look like something else, such as "How come it's always NY / CAL / FL....", that are in essence saying, "How come it wasn't ME."

                  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: December 28, 2012, 2:15 pm - IP Logged

                    I believe PB has a inside informer and this matter needs to be investigated.

                    You can be sure someone is looking at these PB wins with the same concern they had when all those players won using fortune cookies numbers.

                     * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                       
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                      Posted: December 28, 2012, 4:15 pm - IP Logged

                      I'll take it, even @ 40 mils. usa. mega says I'll clear $16 mil plus, I think thats enough.

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                        Posted: December 29, 2012, 1:09 am - IP Logged

                        I wonder when the MUSL is going to admit the new Powerball is a mistake.  Sales clearly do not support a $40 million opening jackpot and $10 million minimum rollovers.

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                          Posted: December 29, 2012, 7:18 am - IP Logged

                          Yeah, waaaaaaaay too easy.

                          I'm tired of winning all the time.

                          Me too.....White Bounce

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                            Posted: December 29, 2012, 11:19 am - IP Logged

                            I wonder when the MUSL is going to admit the new Powerball is a mistake.  Sales clearly do not support a $40 million opening jackpot and $10 million minimum rollovers.

                            If they did make a mistake....we don't care

                            I like the $40million start an the $10million increase. You know it gets bigger faster!

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                              Posted: December 29, 2012, 12:38 pm - IP Logged

                              Not neccesarrily.  Applying EV isn't a thing.  Calculating it is.  (EG A coinflip for a dollar between friends has an EV of 1 dollar, or 100%.  If the coin flip was a dollar against 2 dollars, the one dollar bettor has an EV of 2 dollar, or 200%.  The first bet is fair, while the second has an advantage for the 1 dollar bettor.  Obviously real examples liket he lottery are more complex to calculate.)

                               

                              And yeah, call it stingy, greedy, whatever you want.  I think it's preferable to not share a jackpot than to share it if I win.

                               

                              But I don't quite understand your point.  You profile signature says you love greedy rich people.  So what's the problem with me preferring to play a method whose goal is to eliminate that chance, and make me more likely to gain more wealth if I win?

                               

                              Logically, you can see how that's inconsistent.  If you love human ingenuity, if you love capitalism, markets, and becoming rich (all things you've either said or implied you like) then you should have no critiscism of my hypothesis, even if you somehow disagree with my conclusion.

                              "If the coin flip was a dollar against 2 dollars, the one dollar bettor has an EV of 2 dollar, or 200%."

                              Don't want to nit-pick but one of those dollars came out of the dollar bettors pocket so he can only win $1. The the profit is 100%, even money. If the lotteries ran a coin flip game like they run their other games and a player bet a dollar and won, they would pay them $1.

                              You win nothing if you win $2 on a $2 scratch-off ticket. Winning a free ticket in some of the pick-5 games is only slightly different. You're still out the dollar but you won another chance to win something. 

                              Kentucky pays $600 for a $1 pick-3 straight ticket and when I moved here, I wondered if it was taxed. It's not because the winnings are $599 and under the IRS limit.