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No PB Winner- but ONE winner out of millions for 2nd prize? Sucks bigtime.

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Posted: April 11, 2013, 1:11 am - IP Logged

l know its about the numbers but geez- only One winner? Quite an intro to Californians who probably went whole-hog on the PB.

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    Posted: April 11, 2013, 1:18 am - IP Logged

    l know its about the numbers but geez- only One winner? Quite an intro to Californians who probably went whole-hog on the PB.

    a $1 million winner from Indiana. No one from California got 5 numbers without the powerball but if they did it would have been worth only 785K.

    http://www.calottery.com/Play/Draw-Games/powerball

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      Posted: April 11, 2013, 1:25 am - IP Logged

      a $1 million winner from Indiana. No one from California got 5 numbers without the powerball but if they did it would have been worth only 785K.

      http://www.calottery.com/Play/Draw-Games/powerball

      l agree Whiteballz- but my point is with all the States playing the game, having only one winner feels more like a raffle than a lottery. its the 2nd prize lm thinking about, whether it was for $1 mil or not. The JP itself is kinda elusive to begin with given the odds.

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        Posted: April 11, 2013, 1:31 am - IP Logged

        l agree Whiteballz- but my point is with all the States playing the game, having only one winner feels more like a raffle than a lottery. its the 2nd prize lm thinking about, whether it was for $1 mil or not. The JP itself is kinda elusive to begin with given the odds.

        That is because the odds of matching only 5 balls with PB are far worse than the odds of matching only 5 balls with MM.

        MM odds (5 balls only): 1 in 3,904,701
        PB odds (5 balls only): 1 in 5,153,633

        It gets even worse. If you count the cost of PB ($2) vs the cost of MM($1), the odds of MM if you spend $2 are actually 1 in 1,952,350

        You are more 2.6x more likely to match 5 balls with MM given the same amount of money spent.

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          Posted: April 11, 2013, 2:00 am - IP Logged

          That is because the odds of matching only 5 balls with PB are far worse than the odds of matching only 5 balls with MM.

          MM odds (5 balls only): 1 in 3,904,701
          PB odds (5 balls only): 1 in 5,153,633

          It gets even worse. If you count the cost of PB ($2) vs the cost of MM($1), the odds of MM if you spend $2 are actually 1 in 1,952,350

          You are more 2.6x more likely to match 5 balls with MM given the same amount of money spent.

          Your odds don't change just your chances do. So it be 2 in 3,904,701 instead of 1.

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            Posted: April 11, 2013, 7:21 am - IP Logged

            a $1 million winner from Indiana. No one from California got 5 numbers without the powerball but if they did it would have been worth only 785K.

            http://www.calottery.com/Play/Draw-Games/powerball

            Well, the good news is that because of rollover, the next draw it will be greater than $1M.(unless split by pari-mutuel)

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              Posted: April 11, 2013, 8:00 am - IP Logged

              It's not surprising there was only one match 5+0 winner, given the odds of only 1 in 5,153,632.65 , and according to the TLC website, only 18,089,887 tickets were sold for last night's draw, so the lotteries expected to pay only a combined total of three $1,000,000 prizes.

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                Posted: April 11, 2013, 9:12 am - IP Logged

                " $1 million winner from Indiana" congratulation to the winner/sThumbs Up. I thought there would have been more.

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                  Posted: April 11, 2013, 9:24 am - IP Logged

                  It's not surprising there was only one match 5+0 winner, given the odds of only 1 in 5,153,632.65 , and according to the TLC website, only 18,089,887 tickets were sold for last night's draw, so the lotteries expected to pay only a combined total of three $1,000,000 prizes.

                  Wow only 18,089,887 tickets sold, given powerball cost at least two dollars is comes. To  over 36 million dollarsnot to mention the extra revenue from the power play option.so my questio is why does the jackpot only increase by 10 million .I smell a rat.

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                    Posted: April 11, 2013, 9:29 am - IP Logged

                    " $1 million winner from Indiana" congratulation to the winner/sThumbs Up. I thought there would have been more.

                    I think this reinforces what we already knew to be true. You can be the athlete who bought 10k worth of tickets and still not hit the jackpot or even come close.

                    The majority of tickets bought were Quick Picks and players are relying completely on luck. I guess Lady Luck fell asleep in Cali last night after the long build up to this inaugural drawing.

                    "Everything works  ONCE!"

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                      Posted: April 11, 2013, 10:01 am - IP Logged

                      I think this reinforces what we already knew to be true. You can be the athlete who bought 10k worth of tickets and still not hit the jackpot or even come close.

                      The majority of tickets bought were Quick Picks and players are relying completely on luck. I guess Lady Luck fell asleep in Cali last night after the long build up to this inaugural drawing.

                      Californians took a deep breath last night but not because they did not win the JP. Right now its relatively small but having only one ticket win 2nd place? seems a lil unfair, but we will be back, we have time.We not called the Golden State for nothing.

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                        Posted: April 11, 2013, 10:09 am - IP Logged

                        Californians took a deep breath last night but not because they did not win the JP. Right now its relatively small but having only one ticket win 2nd place? seems a lil unfair, but we will be back, we have time.We not called the Golden State for nothing.

                        Big Smile

                        This is good news to all who read. I'm actually hoping that players in Cali double what they've spent in the inaugural draw. Go big or go home - lol.

                         

                        Beyond the obvious, I am happy PB is getting all of this attention while the hare (MM) slowly wins this race. MM jackpot is building and I hope its finally ready to endure until it reaches record territory. Mid May should be just about right.

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                          Posted: April 11, 2013, 10:12 am - IP Logged

                          l know its about the numbers but geez- only One winner? Quite an intro to Californians who probably went whole-hog on the PB.

                          Welcome to PB CA.

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                            Posted: April 11, 2013, 10:27 am - IP Logged

                            This is good news to all who read. I'm actually hoping that players in Cali double what they've spent in the inaugural draw. Go big or go home - lol.

                             

                            Beyond the obvious, I am happy PB is getting all of this attention while the hare (MM) slowly wins this race. MM jackpot is building and I hope its finally ready to endure until it reaches record territory. Mid May should be just about right.

                            Just about right for California to win BOTH the MM & PB- now wouldn't that be something Sir Ronnie?

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                              Posted: April 11, 2013, 10:32 am - IP Logged

                              Just about right for California to win BOTH the MM & PB- now wouldn't that be something Sir Ronnie?

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                              Blasphemy!

                               

                              Is that allowed on LP?

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