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Author Topic: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?  (Read 42533 times)

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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.
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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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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #90 on: January 11, 2016, 11:02:01 AM »
The more important issue is not remaining anonymous but buying a ticket in a state that's tax beneficial for the winner hmmm..... what difference does it make if I'm anonymous and that state has high tax rates.if I'm wrong please explain how so.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #91 on: January 11, 2016, 11:14:45 AM »
The more important issue is not remaining anonymous but buying a ticket in a state that's tax beneficial for the winner hmmm..... what difference does it make if I'm anonymous and that state has high tax rates.if I'm wrong please explain how so.
you pay taxes both where you reside and where you win. Yes one may credit towards the other but it wont help you get out of paying the high rates of where you have residency.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #92 on: January 11, 2016, 11:32:56 AM »
does the purchaser 'gift' the $ to everyone in the pool? Or are they all equal winners?
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #93 on: January 11, 2016, 11:37:02 AM »
does the purchaser 'gift' the $ to everyone in the pool? Or are they all equal winners?

It's claimed all together

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #94 on: January 11, 2016, 11:44:08 AM »
we will have to make a shabbaton.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #95 on: January 11, 2016, 12:03:47 PM »
we will have to make a shabbaton.
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #96 on: January 11, 2016, 12:24:33 PM »


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.

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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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #97 on: January 11, 2016, 12:34:30 PM »
What I do't get is if you guys win, it gets split up into 20. That's 65m each. Do y'all play every time it hits 65m? Unless you're just playing for your much better odds... :)

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #98 on: January 11, 2016, 12:38:34 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
sorry to be mean but your opinion is wrong. Its straight math.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #99 on: January 11, 2016, 12:54:21 PM »
What I do't get is if you guys win, it gets split up into 20. That's 65m each. Do y'all play every time it hits 65m? Unless you're just playing for your much better odds... :)
Many play it for less than $65M