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Should I change things up and buy more than one ticket at a time for draws on games?

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Posted: March 12, 2013, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

Yeah, if doubling your tickets improved your odds by 50% I'd be a very wealthy redneck. 

1 ticket =  1 in 176 million

2 tickets = 1 in 88 million

4 tickets = 1 in 44 million

8 tickets = 1 in 22 million

16 tickets = 1 in 11 million

32 tickets = 1 in 5.5 million

64 tickets = 1 in 2.75 million

128 tickets = 1 in 1.375 million

256 tickets = 1 in 0.6875 million

512 tickets = 1 in 0.34375 million

1024 tickets = 1 in 0.17135 million

2048 tickets = 1 in 0.0859375 million

And all like that there, you get the picture.

Great math, I wish It really worked that way Id be rich as hell too!

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    Posted: March 12, 2013, 10:47 pm - IP Logged

    2048 tickets = 1 in 0.0859375 million

    1 in 0.0859375 million is still 1 in 85,938. It's still a pretty long odd.

    Here's a calculation using the exact odd of Mega Millions 1 in 175,711,536 for 1 ticket. Doubling the ticket every time.

    ------------# of tickets-------Odds (1 in ...)
    01                       2             87,855,768.00
    02                       4             43,927,884.00
    03                       8             21,963,942.00
    04                     16             10,981,971.00
    05                     32               5,490,985.50
    06                     64               2,745,492.75
    07                   128               1,372,746.38
    08                   256                  686,373.19
    09                   512                  343,186.59
    10                1,024                  171,593.30
    11                2,048                    85,796.65
    12                4,096                    42,898.32
    13                8,192                    21,449.16
    14              16,384                    10,724.58
    15              32,768                      5,362.29
    16              65,536                      2,681.15
    17            131,072                      1,340.57
    18            262,144                         670.29
    19            524,288                         335.14
    20         1,048,576                         167.57
    21         2,097,152                           83.79
    22         4,194,304                           41.89
    23         8,388,608                           20.95
    24       16,777,216                           10.47
    25       33,554,432                             5.24
    26       67,108,864                             2.62
    27     134,217,728                             1.31
    28     268,435,456                             0.65

    A very similar question has been posted at a math forum

    So yeah, every time you double the number of tickets, you increase your chances of winning by 50% but it's just not as good as you first imagined.

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      Posted: March 12, 2013, 10:56 pm - IP Logged

      I suck at math

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        Posted: March 12, 2013, 11:04 pm - IP Logged

        I suck at math

        So do I.

        I should have extrapolated further.


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

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          Posted: March 13, 2013, 1:34 am - IP Logged

          Hi everyone,

          Just wondered people's thoughts on buying more than one ticket per draw for games. My usual thing is to buy one ticket for games like Mass Cash, Powerball and Megamillions. On PB and MM I always purchase the Multiplier and Powerplay so I'm already spending an extra dollar on my one ticket. Have consistently had no luck buying one ticket and wondered if it really makes much of a difference buying like 2 or more tickets (especially 5 at once). Since the odds for PB and MM are so astronomical I'm wondering if it would even be worth it to throw away more money in the hopes of winning.  How successfull have people been by buying more than one ticket per game? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!

          Stay with what your doing if you can't afford too. Posted this last year. Got 3+1 for $150 on a single QP. I play two lines only because their important numbers.  GL

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            Stay with what your doing if you can't afford too. Posted this last year. Got 3+1 for $150 on a single QP. I play two lines only because their important numbers.  GL

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              Posted: March 13, 2013, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

              Thank goodness we have lottery cops on this site, to enforce the inaccurate naysayers.   Dunk

              lol....not a lottery copy but also don't want someone (anyone) to think buying a few more tickets increases their odds exponentially.

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                lol....not a lottery copy but also don't want someone (anyone) to think buying a few more tickets increases their odds exponentially.

                You must be one of those good lottery cops!  Dance  Blue Angel

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                  Posted: March 13, 2013, 6:54 pm - IP Logged

                  hey all ,,dig the site!!!!!

                  I hear that its waste of the extra buck for the powerplay ,or multiplier. but HEY YA NEVER KNOW!!

                  and again u can just buy another ticket when u dont get the PP,or Multiplier... and increase your odds with more tickets(not getting into that odds thing,,,,LOL )

                  GOOD LUCK TO ALL ON TONIGHTS DRAWING OF POWERBALL....got my tickets and i am feeling LUCKY!!! Banana


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                    Posted: March 13, 2013, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

                    hey all ,,dig the site!!!!!

                    I hear that its waste of the extra buck for the powerplay ,or multiplier. but HEY YA NEVER KNOW!!

                    and again u can just buy another ticket when u dont get the PP,or Multiplier... and increase your odds with more tickets(not getting into that odds thing,,,,LOL )

                    GOOD LUCK TO ALL ON TONIGHTS DRAWING OF POWERBALL....got my tickets and i am feeling LUCKY!!! Banana

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                      You must be one of those good lottery cops!  Dance  Blue Angel

                      Is there a number we can call when we need a good lottery cop?


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                        Posted: March 13, 2013, 7:30 pm - IP Logged

                        What?


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                          Posted: March 13, 2013, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

                          So do I.

                          I should have extrapolated further.

                          No worry, a little extrapolation goes a long way.

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                            Posted: March 13, 2013, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

                            hey all ,,dig the site!!!!!

                            I hear that its waste of the extra buck for the powerplay ,or multiplier. but HEY YA NEVER KNOW!!

                            and again u can just buy another ticket when u dont get the PP,or Multiplier... and increase your odds with more tickets(not getting into that odds thing,,,,LOL )

                            GOOD LUCK TO ALL ON TONIGHTS DRAWING OF POWERBALL....got my tickets and i am feeling LUCKY!!! Banana

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                              Is there a number we can call when we need a good lottery cop?

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