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Half a billion dollars up for grabs in Powerball......

Discussion in 'The OT' started by cj9788, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member

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    And whose fault is that? The idiot had no self-control.
     
  2. yosoyellobo

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    1-2-3-4-5-6 has the same chance as coming as any of the other 175 million numbers. If I knew for a fact that it was coming out tomorrow I would sure play even if I have to share it with 10,000 others.
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Ya might wanna stay away from the bathtub tonight... :D
     
  4. dpeters11

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    I'd think the odds would be harder for combinations like all consecutive, all even/odd etc.
     
  5. dpeters11

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    Well, I did make a profit tonight, won $7.
     
  6. Lord Vader

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    I'l check when I get home, but I'd be shocked if no one won for one main reason--the winning numbers and powerball are all under 31, and because many people play birthdays/months, etc., those have to be under 31, raising the likelihood that someone ended up choosing them.
     
  7. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Last week's winning numbers have the same chance of winning, don't they? At least physically. But the odds of having the same winning numbers two weeks in a row are slim.

    I wonder if any set of numbers has ever repeated? Perhaps that would be a way of eliminating losing numbers. ;)
     
  8. Lord Vader

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    I was right. I knew those numbers would win. Winning tickets sold in Arizona & Missouri.
     
  9. hdtvfan0001

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    Back to work everyone...nothing to see... :D
     
  10. Carl Spock

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    No winning numbers. By that I mean, I had none of the winning one or two digit numbers on my whole card.

    This is a rip off!
     
  11. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Heh. The odds of the same winning numbers two weeks in a row would be close to, if not the same as, the odds of picking a winner in any spin. I.e., monstrous!
     
  12. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Indeed. I bet someone with some time on his hands could figure out the odds of that happening. I am guessing that no matches at all happens several times more than some matches.
     
  13. Nick

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    Congrats!!! :balloons:

    You're (not your) RICH now -- can I 'borrow' $1.50? :D
     
  14. Cholly

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    I didn't win anything. :(

    Oh - wait a minute. I didn't buy a ticket! :rolling:
     
  15. fluffybear

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    Didn't win a thing out of 10 tickets. Can not complain though as part of that $20 goes toward the Georgia Pre-K program and I've already won with that (having 2 kids gone through the program and 1 just waiting until that magical age of 4).
     
  16. Nick

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    Me neither, but I figure I'm ahead by at least $5k. The Georgia Lottery kicked off June 30, 1993 -- I bought one ticket then to memorialize the event, and haven't played since.

    I like to think of the money I've saved, not spent, not to mention the well over $10k I've saved on cigarettes since I quit smoking in '04.

    A penny saved is a penny earned, tax free! :sure:
     
  17. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    And all the money you've saved by not buying a new Rolls Royce every six months! Me too! We're rich!!!!
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    Yup!

    Shucks...and I was going to get you something "really special" with all the winnings I didn't get. :D
     
  19. dpeters11

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    So apparently the numbers correspond to Kansas City Royals players that are in the Hall of Fame, and the Royals train in Arizona. Interesting coincidence.
     
  20. Lord Vader

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    Ah ha! It's rigged! I knew it!

    Who knew what and when???
     

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