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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #140 on: January 12, 2016, 10:13:49 AM »
This is why I said perhaps picking the powerball number only.  but the flip side is not much better because by spreading out the powerball you are limiting yourself to only a few possible winners.
It's called hedging. Though I supposed you could argue that you're going high risk/high reward with the whole ticket anyway, so might as well pick one powerball number and go with it.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #141 on: January 12, 2016, 10:19:11 AM »
It's called hedging. Though I supposed you could argue that you're going high risk/high reward with the whole ticket anyway, so might as well pick one powerball number and go with it.

Quick picking would be high risk reward.  How high risk can we go!??  lol

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #142 on: January 12, 2016, 11:08:20 AM »
Enough with all the math.

Playing the lotto is not about math or odds. It's all about philosophy.

When I say that your chances doubled dosnt sound right its because its ridiculous. When dealing with such a large number of decimal points, doubling your chances is not considered quantifiable.

It's compared to what we call in halacha speak a "rov beteva" . in other words, for eg. of course mathematicians and statisticians   could quantify all the animals in the world and tell you the odds of the animal not being a treifa.
But the numbers are irrelevant. You're not winning. Period. Finished. It doesn't matter if you buy 1 or 5 tickets. It is neged hatevah to win. Impossible.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #143 on: January 12, 2016, 11:26:01 AM »
Enough with all the math.

Playing the lotto is not about math or odds. It's all about philosophy.

When I say that your chances doubled dosnt sound right its because its ridiculous. When dealing with such a large number of decimal points, doubling your chances is not considered quantifiable.

It's compared to what we call in halacha speak a "rov beteva" . in other words, for eg. of course mathematicians and statisticians   could quantify all the animals in the world and tell you the odds of the animal not being a treifa.
But the numbers are irrelevant. You're not winning. Period. Finished. It doesn't matter if you buy 1 or 5 tickets. It is neged hatevah to win. Impossible.
Lol. Except that you made several posts speaking specifically about the math.
Sounds wrong.
Still sounds wrong. 10 tickets is 10 more chances to win. That's all. Not multiplied.

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
I have no problem with people making philosophical arguments, just leave the math out of it, or do the math correctly. :D

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #144 on: January 12, 2016, 12:01:27 PM »
I would assume the odds of getting the same numbers on a second ticket are the same as winning the lotto
Not double? Since it doesn't matter which one you started with?
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #145 on: January 12, 2016, 12:02:03 PM »
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #146 on: January 12, 2016, 12:23:28 PM »


Enough with all the math.

Playing the lotto is not about math or odds. It's all about philosophy.
When you lose on the math side, say you're really a philosopher. I was gonna get a PhD in mathematics, but instead I went for philosophy and liberal arts.
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 #147 on: January 12, 2016, 12:43:55 PM »
When you lose on the math side, say you're really a philosopher. I was gonna get a PhD in mathematics, but instead I went for philosophy and liberal arts.
Actually, that's not as far fetched as it sounds. One of the fields within philosophy is logic, which is obviously a critical component in many mathematical fields.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #148 on: January 12, 2016, 12:52:39 PM »
Actually, that's not as far fetched as it sounds. One of the fields within philosophy is logic, which is obviously a critical component in many mathematical fields.
My argument is very logical.
In mathematics is there no room for rounding up or down/ clearly trivial etc?

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #149 on: January 12, 2016, 12:57:11 PM »
My argument is very logical.
In mathematics is there no room for rounding up or down/ clearly trivial etc?
I'm not arguing with that part. As Dan and other mentioned earlier, your chances of winning are what we would call statistically insignificant with 1 ticket or with 10 tickets. I'm talking about the discussion of doubling your odds with a second ticket, etc.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #150 on: January 12, 2016, 01:03:16 PM »
If no-one wins tomorrow, I propose that for the next one we find 200 ddfers to put in one penny each.
Would be funny if that ticket won 2nd or third prize, as it would net only $50k/$250

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #151 on: January 12, 2016, 01:10:45 PM »
If no-one wins tomorrow, I propose that for the next one we find 200 ddfers to put in one penny each.
Would be funny if that ticket won 2nd or third prize, as it would net only $50k/$250
It's still good return on your penny :)
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #152 on: January 12, 2016, 01:40:55 PM »
If no-one wins tomorrow, I propose that for the next one we find 200 ddfers to put in one penny each.
Would be funny if that ticket won 2nd or third prize, as it would net only $50k/$250

If that actually comes about, count me in :) i'll double my chances so long as i can add my $0.02  ;D
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #153 on: January 12, 2016, 03:33:52 PM »
I'm in

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #154 on: January 12, 2016, 03:56:07 PM »
well this seems fun, any more spots? If so, then I'm in.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #155 on: January 12, 2016, 03:57:49 PM »
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #158 on: January 12, 2016, 04:19:20 PM »
Enough with all the math.

Playing the lotto is not about math or odds. It's all about philosophy.

When I say that your chances doubled dosnt sound right its because its ridiculous. When dealing with such a large number of decimal points, doubling your chances is not considered quantifiable.

It's compared to what we call in halacha speak a "rov beteva" . in other words, for eg. of course mathematicians and statisticians   could quantify all the animals in the world and tell you the odds of the animal not being a treifa.
But the numbers are irrelevant. You're not winning. Period. Finished. It doesn't matter if you buy 1 or 5 tickets. It is neged hatevah to win. Impossible.
It does double your odds, period.
Odds can be smaller then u have ever learned in school. Broaden your mind a little.
Next, it's not kneged teva to win. Somebody got to win so that can't be neged teva. If it's called neged teva in halacha that's different from what it's normally used for.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #159 on: January 12, 2016, 04:41:21 PM »


It does double your odds, period.
Odds can be smaller then u have ever learned in school. Broaden your mind a little.
Next, it's not kneged teva to win. Somebody got to win so that can't be neged teva. If it's called neged teva in halacha that's different from what it's normally used for.

Um, first of all, noone won the last few tries.
Second, its neged teva for YOU to win. That's the whole point here.


It is most definitely unatural to win the lottery. I'm so sorry to shatter your dreams.