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What are the chances that a person be at the right place at the right time to win a jackpot?

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Posted: June 18, 2013, 8:29 pm - IP Logged

LOL.....just like the Game Show Jeopardy......

 

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    Posted: June 18, 2013, 8:29 pm - IP Logged

    helpmewin, coin et al

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      Posted: June 18, 2013, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

      Hi everyone,

      This morning I was hearing on the radio about the raffle my state lottery is doing in July. I haven't played that because only one person will win and you only win 50 percent of the raffle prize. A few years ago around Christmas we  had a good raffle but not anymore. The reason I mentioned this is because it got me thinking of how truly hard it is to be at the right place at the right time to win a jackpot.  One of the reasons I've been playing less these many months (other than being able to save money) is due to the fact that it truly seems to be impossible to be able to be at the right time and place to win a jackpot.  When it comes to scratchers there are so many retailers in each state selling these tickets and when you look at a 5 dollar scratch ticket that prints out 25 million tickets and only 6 people will win 1 million dollars it seems almost unatainable to win a jackpot. You could be in a store and the person in front or behind you could get the winning ticket there is no way to know. On draw games sometimes it can seem like a milisecond when someone somewhere in the US might win and with odds of 1 out of 175 million that just seems so hard. When I play MM and PB I always play in hopes of just being able to win a lower tiered prize (most I ever won was 20 dollars).  Lastly with Mass Cash in my state the odds are supposed to be better getting 5 numbers out of a total of 35 numbers and odds are something like 1 to 325,000 to win top prize of 100K. I have only once gotten 3 numbers and won 10 dollars and that's it.  It seems like one could play for the rest of their lives and never win a decent amount in the lottery. I know it's my choice to play but it would be nice if the odds were not so stacked against us. For instance why can't the lottery be more fairer to their players and give out more prizes to more people?  Do others think as I do about this?

      Hey "cool breeze" you do realize that a lottery is not an atm for when you need money.  Most have to lose so a few can win. geez ROFL

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        Posted: June 19, 2013, 1:14 am - IP Logged

        Right place, right time could also mean getting run over by a Ice Cream truck right after you bought your tickets. I like to see winning as good Karma.

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          Posted: June 19, 2013, 1:45 am - IP Logged

          Total sales for that run from 4/3/13 to 5/18/13 were $1,237,330,368. Give 18% for 2nd-thru-9th prizes, and Gloria got the remaining $371M.(minus reserve)

          Takes millions of losers to make one (after tax) 1/4 billionaire. No way around it if we're gonna have enormous jackpots.

          WOW!

          Over 600 million tickets were sold during that run and only one jackpot winner.

          Maybe one of our mathematical lecturers can explain what happened to the 175 million to 1 odds.

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            Posted: June 19, 2013, 2:44 am - IP Logged

            The odds when you flip a coin are 1 in 2 for heads and 1 in 2 for tails. If you flip a coin once, do you expect to get half of a heads and half of a tails?

            Odds are the chances of a particular outcome happening. The actual result can be any of the possible outcomes.

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              Posted: June 19, 2013, 9:35 am - IP Logged

              Hey "cool breeze" you do realize that a lottery is not an atm for when you need money.  Most have to lose so a few can win. geez ROFL

              I Agree! I'm not sure everyone understands the concept of gambling. It's not supposed to be a sure thing.

              I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

              The odds are about the same.

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                Posted: June 19, 2013, 5:13 pm - IP Logged

                It's not a matter of being at the right place and time . It's a matter of buying the ticket that matches the Winning Numbers !!!

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                  Posted: June 19, 2013, 5:24 pm - IP Logged

                  Slim to none...!

                                                               

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                    Posted: June 19, 2013, 5:28 pm - IP Logged

                    WOW!

                    Over 600 million tickets were sold during that run and only one jackpot winner.

                    Maybe one of our mathematical lecturers can explain what happened to the 175 million to 1 odds.

                    They ain't talkin, they been scattered to the wind.


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                      Posted: June 19, 2013, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

                      The odds when you flip a coin are 1 in 2 for heads and 1 in 2 for tails. If you flip a coin once, do you expect to get half of a heads and half of a tails?

                      Odds are the chances of a particular outcome happening. The actual result can be any of the possible outcomes.

                      Once in a while the coin lands on its side without falling over, so YES I except half a head and half a tail.

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                        Once in a while the coin lands on its side without falling over, so YES I except half a head and half a tail.

                        When that happens you can hear people's thoughts,

                        at least according to Rod Serling you can.

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                          Posted: June 21, 2013, 12:47 am - IP Logged

                          When that happens you can hear people's thoughts,

                          at least according to Rod Serling you can.

                          Good recall haymaker

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                            Posted: June 21, 2013, 7:45 am - IP Logged

                            for the people that win the chance  is/was %100

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                            keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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                              Posted: June 21, 2013, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

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