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1. Don't cash the ticket.  Instead, frame it with one of the numbers obscured, and hang it in your office. 
2. Give it to someone you can trust, like me to cash in.

Author Topic: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?  (Read 37060 times)

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #105 on: January 11, 2016, 01:53:07 PM »

Not convinced.
Each individual ticket has 1 in 290 mm possibility of winning. Buying two tickets dosnt split the 290 in half.

(It's more like rubah deleisa kamon, not more chances. Just more options.)

All jmho
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   1                     2
-------      =      -------
 29m               290m

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #106 on: January 11, 2016, 01:59:08 PM »
   1                     2
-------      =      -------
 29m               290m

Rounded to 2dp, yes. Unrounded, no.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #107 on: January 11, 2016, 02:28:41 PM »
http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1369659/if-i-buy-2-lottery-tickets-do-i-double-my-chance-of-winning

So I guess you're retracting?
Every answer says that this type of lottery you double your chances by buying 2 different tickets.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #108 on: January 11, 2016, 02:30:40 PM »
So I guess you're retracting?
Every answer says that this type of lottery you double your chances by buying 2 different tickets.
Correct

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #109 on: January 11, 2016, 02:43:18 PM »
One things a fact.
Buying two tickets doubles your chance of loosing

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #110 on: January 11, 2016, 02:44:07 PM »
One things a fact.
Buying two tickets doubles your chance of loosing
And 290M ?

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #111 on: January 11, 2016, 02:44:40 PM »
   1                     2
-------      =      -------
 145m             290m
FTFY
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #112 on: January 11, 2016, 03:07:01 PM »
FTFY
Right. My bad. So isn't that an indication that the cbc is right?

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #113 on: January 11, 2016, 03:23:08 PM »
Right. My bad. So isn't that an indication that the cbc is right?
Not at all. It actually explains why he's wrong. I dont really have the patience to explain it though. Sorry

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #114 on: January 11, 2016, 03:31:50 PM »
All mathematical calculations aside, I think that buying 2 tickets doesn't make sense. Your chances are still so low, and the change in likelihood so insignificant, that it doesn't make sense to spend more money. The first ticket purchased I understand, that you want to have a ticket in the biggest lottery in history. I'm not sure what the second tickets adds.
My $.02.
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #115 on: January 11, 2016, 03:37:13 PM »
When you win....

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #116 on: January 11, 2016, 03:37:51 PM »
All mathematical calculations aside, I think that buying 2 tickets doesn't make sense. Your chances are still so low, and the change in likelihood so insignificant, that it doesn't make sense to spend more money. The first ticket purchased I understand, that you want to have a ticket in the biggest lottery in history. I'm not sure what the second tickets adds.
My $.02.

2nd ticket hurts as I explained earlier ;)
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #117 on: January 11, 2016, 03:39:33 PM »
2nd ticket hurts as I explained earlier ;)
You mean this?
20 cents each. Buying more than 1=katnus emunah ;)
Anyway, there are 57 other lottery threads, dunno why you picked this one for a pool.
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #118 on: January 11, 2016, 11:26:20 PM »
didnt get email address yet
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #119 on: January 11, 2016, 11:30:16 PM »
didnt get email address yet

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