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Has there ever been 2nd prize winners who went on to win it all?

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Posted: August 1, 2013, 11:51 am - IP Logged

I am speaking of either the PB/ MM jackpots.
If no: This could mean there is still hope for us yet. Consider this, if no 2nd prize winner has gone on to win the entire enchilada,  this could mean winning 2nd prize is a " stumbling block" to Everest.
My logic may be flawed, but it could bring some comfort to the masses, avoid 2nd prize at all cost.
Thoughts anyone?
Iol.

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    Posted: August 1, 2013, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

    sometimes second prize is not so bad. There was one Powerball ticket sold in LA that matched 5 without the PB for last night's draw (7-31-2013). The ticket is worth about $3.1 million. I could live a pretty comfortable lifestyle with $3.1 million. The only downside is with California's pay structure, I've seen 5 without the PB tickets only payout 150K. Frown

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      Posted: August 1, 2013, 12:25 pm - IP Logged

      sometimes second prize is not so bad. There was one Powerball ticket sold in LA that matched 5 without the PB for last night's draw (7-31-2013). The ticket is worth about $3.1 million. I could live a pretty comfortable lifestyle with $3.1 million. The only downside is with California's pay structure, I've seen 5 without the PB tickets only payout 150K. Frown

      Yep, no too shabby. Look at the list of Worldwide Jackpots on the left. This CA PB 2nd  prize $3M amount is higher than many state lotto 1st prize jackpots, currently would be #22 on the list. (and it's in cash, not annuity)

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        Posted: August 1, 2013, 3:17 pm - IP Logged

        I am speaking of either the PB/ MM jackpots.
        If no: This could mean there is still hope for us yet. Consider this, if no 2nd prize winner has gone on to win the entire enchilada,  this could mean winning 2nd prize is a " stumbling block" to Everest.
        My logic may be flawed, but it could bring some comfort to the masses, avoid 2nd prize at all cost.
        Thoughts anyone?
        Iol.

        "My logic may be flawed, but it could bring some comfort to the masses, avoid 2nd prize at all cost." 

        The only way to avoid any chance of winning second prize is not to play, but if you are so unlucky you just throw the winning ticket away and ignore it ever happened.  That might be a cost some aren't willing to pay.

         * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
           
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          Posted: August 1, 2013, 7:05 pm - IP Logged

          Yeah, I bet this poor schmuck is kicking himself for snagging the measly $2.3M CA PB 2nd prize:

          Actually, he's probably Set for Life! This "student" can now upgrade his college education from a college to a university, buy a car, a home, all paid cash in full, and still have $1,000,000 left over!

          The statistical probablity of someone winning a jackpot after getting a 2nd prize is just a meaningless after-the-fact observation by statisticians, but the bouncing balls do not care about that. You have an equal chance of winning a jackpot regardless of any previous 2nd prize win or not.

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            Posted: August 1, 2013, 8:52 pm - IP Logged

            Yeah, I bet this poor schmuck is kicking himself for snagging the measly $2.3M CA PB 2nd prize:

            Actually, he's probably Set for Life! This "student" can now upgrade his college education from a college to a university, buy a car, a home, all paid cash in full, and still have $1,000,000 left over!

            The statistical probablity of someone winning a jackpot after getting a 2nd prize is just a meaningless after-the-fact observation by statisticians, but the bouncing balls do not care about that. You have an equal chance of winning a jackpot regardless of any previous 2nd prize win or not.

            You do realize that my post was tongue in cheek- don't you Jon?

            After all how does one " avoid" not winning 2nd place if that is how the cards are dealt? Does one say " Sorry, don't want it, give it to charity- l will wait for the Big Win?"

            In a word: Its playful banter.