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NYCTwister
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1.5 BILLION!

Drum roll please.
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I've bought 5 tickets ... quite an extravagant splurge for me!
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We splurged on 10 tickets. I bought one with numbers 1,2,3,4,5 and powerball 6. Told my wife all the number are I dependent variables and that combination is just as likely as any other...
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Any mentalist in here able to predict the numbers?
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If they did have that ability, I don't think they'd be wasting their time posting over here!
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On Jan 13, 2016, imgic wrote:
We splurged on 10 tickets. I bought one with numbers 1,2,3,4,5 and powerball 6. Told my wife all the number are I dependent variables and that combination is just as likely as any other...

Many people tend to bet birthdays and easy combinations to remember, resulting in more smaller numbers being chosen. If you'd like to keep that prize for yourself, bet the higher numbers.
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I keep hearing about how high the odds are.
Since you are always trying to hit 7 numbers from the same fixed amount of numbers aren't the odds always the same. It has nothing to do with how many people are playing.

BTW Like Arthur, I bought 5 tickets which is a rarity for me.
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Three different variables:

probability of winning
amount of jackpot
number of people who may share the winning prize
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I'd happily share the prize with a HUNDRED other winners. Smile
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Sounds like the hoary story of the mathematician who always smuggled a gun in his carry-on luggage. He figured that there was a one in a million chance of there being a gun smuggled on board, but only a one in a trillion chance of there being two.


A hoary story. Smile I like that. I like the story too.
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I've bought 5 tickets ... quite an extravagant splurge for me!


I too bought 5 tickets.
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Good luck, everybody!
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I just threw my ten tickets into the trash and poured myself a nice stiff Jack Daniels. Cheers!
What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about? Smile

My neighbor rang my doorbell at 2:30 a.m. this morning, can you believe that, 2:30 a.m.!? Lucky for him I was still up playing my drums.
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I can predict the winning numbers of every lottery ever drawn unfortunately I cannot predict which day each is picked on. Curse this psychic gift so close yet so far away!
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Oh well back to work....after my two month vacation that is. Smile
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I guess one could set up one’s own lottery with $1.3 Billion and win it every day.
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Two of my five tickets had the number 34. Which doesn't win anything.

Oh well, that's $10 down the drain. I won't do it again.
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I heard one of the three winners is my aunt's uncle's cousin twice removed...I only hope he takes may call so I can talk to him about investing in my Emu Farm...
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Oh well, life goes back to normal.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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On Jan 12, 2016, S2000magician wrote:
My wife bought a ticket yesterday.

I drove the getaway car.


A mathematician? A lottery ticket? Do you dare to show your face in public again?

One of the most successful lottery winners (in terms of winning multiple big prizes) was a math professor with a PhD from Stanford. These articles investigate her success:

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation......ffs.html

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/lotter......ons.html

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/nation......ize.html
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