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Powerball Rollover This Saturday? ( Voting )

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Powerball Rollover This Saturday or No?

Yes, we will have a historic jackpot! [ 22 ]  [32.84%]
No, someone is going to win! [ 45 ]  [67.16%]
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Posted: May 17, 2013, 10:19 am - IP Logged

I want to see it roll to a Billion...

I Agree! Let the good times roll.

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    Posted: May 17, 2013, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

    No, two people will win it.  I will be one of the two.

    You are correct, I will be the other. LOL

    Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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      Posted: May 17, 2013, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

      I want to see it roll to a Billion...

      How will they advertise that. Write it on cardboard?

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        Posted: May 17, 2013, 1:53 pm - IP Logged

        Im sure someone will WIN it. I was shocked that noone won it last drawing.

        "You are a wealthy man now. One must learn to be rich. To be poor, anyone can manage. " -- Gus Fring from Breaking Bad

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          Posted: May 17, 2013, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

          I am playing a system on the mm, 190 mil would be 50 mil after all is said and done.  Be just fine with me.  God bless and good luck.  dld

          (Also at least one and possibly three winners for PB)

          Ditto, if I win MM tonight then I'll try the same thing with PB tomorrow.  I'm not greedy, I just like winning.

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: May 17, 2013, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

            Does anyone know what percent of possible combinations have been sold already?

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              Posted: May 17, 2013, 6:11 pm - IP Logged

              Does anyone know what percent of possible combinations have been sold already?

              No, not even MUSL knows that until all the combinations have been checked for winners.  I remember someone once mentioning 25-35% of combinations sold are duplicates.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: May 17, 2013, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

                No, not even MUSL knows that until all the combinations have been checked for winners.  I remember someone once mentioning 25-35% of combinations sold are duplicates.

                How many are winners has nothing to do with it. Its a simple functon of the percentage  of tickets using random combinations, the percentage using combinations that are specifically picked, and how many tickets are sold.

                Picking combinations randomly maximizes the number of combinations that are used, because when people pick specific combinations they pick them from a subset of the possible combinations.  There are only a few combinations based on obvious playslip patterns, multiples of 5, and consecutive numbers. People who play birthday numbers using only numbers up to 31 have to choose from only 3% of the possible combinations.

                For the combinations that are chosen randomly, probability offers an accurate estimate of how many combinations will be used for any given number of tickets. Reaching an even $600 million jackpot requires sales of about  230 million tickets. Selling 230 million tickets with randomly chosen combinations would use about 74% of the combinations. Since a lot of people don't use random combinations it's a very safe bet that  somewhat less than 74% of combinations will be used, assuming sales don't go significantly past 230 million.

                MUSL probably has a very accurate idea of how many non-random combinations are used and how may excessive duplicates result. That gives them the ability to accurately predict how many combinations will be in play as soon as they have an accurate prediction of sales.

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                  Posted: May 18, 2013, 12:22 am - IP Logged

                  I think their is going to be at least two winners but maybe more than that.  Like one from cali and one from texas and one from new york and one from florida just to round it out.  The states that sell the most tickets probably will have the winners.  I will be surprised if oregon hits the jackpot because when oregon won the $340 million powerball jackpot in 2005 I was happy but very surprised since we don't sell a lot of tickets.-weshar75

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                    Posted: May 18, 2013, 8:20 am - IP Logged

                    Nope, New Jersey's got this, I'm calling it right now.  Three winners from that state.

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                      Posted: May 18, 2013, 8:23 am - IP Logged

                      I think their is going to be at least two winners but maybe more than that.  Like one from cali and one from texas and one from new york and one from florida just to round it out.  The states that sell the most tickets probably will have the winners.  I will be surprised if oregon hits the jackpot because when oregon won the $340 million powerball jackpot in 2005 I was happy but very surprised since we don't sell a lot of tickets.-weshar75

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                      You are correct about the one from Florida, me. The only way someone will split with me is, they got lucky and qp. I will give you one of the numbers, 19. LOL

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                        Posted: May 18, 2013, 8:28 am - IP Logged

                        Nope, New Jersey's got this, I'm calling it right now.  Three winners from that state.

                        Well, all right.     Thanks for the support.

                                                                     

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                          Posted: May 18, 2013, 8:29 am - IP Logged

                          Thank you!

                          Good luck to you too!  Lep

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                            Posted: May 18, 2013, 8:32 am - IP Logged

                            Nope, New Jersey's got this, I'm calling it right now.  Three winners from that state.

                            they just won the mega now if they win the pb to there be something we don't know in jersey Eek

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                              Posted: May 18, 2013, 9:43 am - IP Logged

                              We will finally see our first 1 billion dollar jackpot let the madness begin!Sulk Off