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DOEX ANYONE KNOW how many tickets were sold in powerball

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Posted: January 14, 2016, 4:56 am - IP Logged

Where you at HarvestMoon..you seem to know where to find all the good Info...

 

I am just wondering how many tickets were sold by powerball because I am sorry...1.5 billion dollars with the amount of sales they were talking about..like people standing in line for 3-4 hours...there should have been more than 3 winners as for as I am concerned.....

 

Also how many winners of 5 white balls but missed the powerball...

"Attention all Mathematicians: Check your degree at the door because when it comes to whole numbers you are the Amateur"

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    Posted: January 14, 2016, 6:02 am - IP Logged

    if you go here https://www.usamega.com/ they  say there where 81 winners of 2nd prize, ie all white balls no powerballs

    2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

    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: January 14, 2016, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

      Where you at HarvestMoon..you seem to know where to find all the good Info...

       

      I am just wondering how many tickets were sold by powerball because I am sorry...1.5 billion dollars with the amount of sales they were talking about..like people standing in line for 3-4 hours...there should have been more than 3 winners as for as I am concerned.....

       

      Also how many winners of 5 white balls but missed the powerball...

      Most of the time lotteries hide the amount of tickets sold, like a shop keeper is not publishing for how much he sold.

      If they publish losers and winners, we can calculate but they prefer to keep us dumb. You might find out that you actually pay dearly for a tiny chance.

      In the USA, your uncle Sam takes a big part of the cash, other parties are the lotteries, shops ... or IT's selling tickets. You name it.

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        Posted: January 14, 2016, 1:16 pm - IP Logged

        Lottoreport shows sales of $1,270,206,274, which would be 635,103,137 tickets. A single winner was almost as likely as the most probable result of 2 winners. The actual result of 3 winners was only a bit less likely than 1 or 2 winners. Although it didn't happen, there was a 1 in 9 chance that we'd be reading about a $2 billion advertised jackpot right now.

        Here's the theoretical probability, based on all tickets having random combinations:

        Rollover1 winner2 winners3 winners4 winners5 winners6winners
        11.38%24.73%26.88%19.47%10.58%4.60%1.67%

        Since the winning numbers were mostly calendar numbers the actual probability distribution was likely skewed towards more winners. The corollary is that another non-birthday number or two may well have resulted in a single winner or a rollover.

        The real winner is the states that sell the tickets. As of mid-January, PB sales for 2016 already stand at $2,611,393,082. That's a hair over 2/3 of the total sales for 2015, and nearly 3/4 of 2014 sales.