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Topic closed. 1 reply. Last post 13 years ago by prob987.

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United States
Member #1984
August 4, 2003
70 Posts
Posted: April 27, 2004, 8:10 pm - IP Logged

So they sell 25 million PB tickets, and no one hits? This is not random; they made it happen. I guess thay want to raise the jackpot to levels worthy of CNN coverage again. I do buy tickets but I KNOW it's fixed.

    New Jersey
    United States
    Member #3457
    January 22, 2004
    248 Posts
    Posted: April 27, 2004, 10:55 pm - IP Logged

    Um, the odds are 1 in 120,526,770.  This means that at maximum 20% of the available combinations could be covered.  Actually statistics show that the amount of uncovered slots on a drawing with 25 million tickets sold is 81%.  The probability of the jackpot rolling over doesn't fall even to 50% until the number of tickets sold reaches 83,542,791. This would occur where the jackpot jumps by about $53,000,000.   I cover the probabilities of rollovers after each drawing on the "Probability of a rollover in MM and PB" thread, usually updated in the early morning after each drawing.