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Author Topic: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?  (Read 37033 times)

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #75 on: January 11, 2016, 08:17:11 AM »
Just keep following your cheshbon.. what  would the odds be if you buy 100? 1000?
his math is correct 100 = 1/2.9m 1000 = 1/290k 10000 = 1/29k 100k= 1/2.9k 1m = 1/290 10m= 1/29 100m = 1/2.9;

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #76 on: January 11, 2016, 08:26:23 AM »
his math is correct 100 = 1/2.9m 1000 = 1/290k 10000 = 1/29k 100k= 1/2.9k 1m = 1/290 10m= 1/29 100m = 1/2.9;
Sounds wrong.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #77 on: January 11, 2016, 08:34:50 AM »
I'm in. Can someone please add me to the wiki
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #78 on: January 11, 2016, 09:02:24 AM »
Sounds wrong.

Well guess what happens if he buys all 290m tickets?

This isn't dice rolling, he knows his tickets will not be repeated.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #79 on: January 11, 2016, 09:36:03 AM »
Well guess what happens if he buys all 290m tickets?

This isn't dice rolling, he knows his tickets will not be repeated.
Still sounds wrong. 10 tickets is 10 more chances to win. That's all. Not multiplied.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #80 on: January 11, 2016, 09:39:28 AM »
Still sounds wrong. 10 tickets is 10 more chances to win. That's all. Not multiplied.
you dont know how odds work then. His math is 100% correct. when you have 1 ticket it means you have 1 out of the 190 million possible combinations. When you have ten you have 10 of the 290M possibilities which means he has 1/29M of all the combinations.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #81 on: January 11, 2016, 09:43:37 AM »
you dont know how odds work then. His math is 100% correct. when you have 1 ticket it means you have 1 out of the 190 million possible combinations. When you have ten you have 10 of the 290M possibilities which means he has 1/29M of all the combinations.
Your 6 line argument will do little to sway the other side, there are entire books written on this exact subject

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #82 on: January 11, 2016, 09:44:41 AM »
please add me in
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #83 on: January 11, 2016, 09:46:03 AM »
Your 6 line argument will do little to sway the other side, there are entire books written on this exact subject
what are you talking about. Its straight math what possible arguments could there be?

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #85 on: January 11, 2016, 09:47:04 AM »
The math is fine, but 1/29M and 1/290M are both statistically insignificant.
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 #86 on: January 11, 2016, 09:47:42 AM »
The math is fine, but 1/29M and 1/290M are both statistically insignificant.
no argument here on that

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #87 on: January 11, 2016, 09:50:10 AM »
what are you talking about. Its straight math what possible arguments could there be?
I'll try to link to something on this topic later when I'm by a computer and have time to check

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #88 on: January 11, 2016, 09:50:17 AM »
Your 6 line argument will do little to sway the other side, there are entire books written on this exact subject

Well lets make it simpler to understand.

Lets say the lottery has 10 different possibilities 0-9.

If you buy 1 ticket, what are your odds?  1/10
If you buy 2 tickets, what are your odds? 2/10
If you buy 3 tickets, what are your odds? 3/10
If you buy 4 tickets, what are your odds?  4/10
If you buy 5 tickets, what are your odds?  5/10

I can keep going and going until my post is as long as the book you'd like to read, but I think you're confused here.

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