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Author Topic: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?  (Read 41710 times)

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #120 on: January 12, 2016, 12:37:05 AM »
I can't believe there was an argument about basic statistics taught in ninth grade math
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #121 on: January 12, 2016, 02:47:40 AM »
I can't believe there was an argument about basic statistics taught in ninth grade math
Stranger things have happened

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #122 on: January 12, 2016, 05:54:07 AM »
I can't believe there was an argument about basic statistics taught in ninth grade math
Math in ninth grade??

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #123 on: January 12, 2016, 07:20:05 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;
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #124 on: January 12, 2016, 07:51:26 AM »
Are we getting all quick picks? Or maybe we should choose some numbers? Perhaps a different powerball number on each game. Or something else if anyone has some insight. 

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #125 on: January 12, 2016, 08:40:09 AM »
Quick pick is OK for when you buy just one ticket, but as soon as you buy more than one its a waste of money because the machine could randomly pick the same numbers on multiple tickets. Then you'd win multiple times and have to split the prize with yourself.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #126 on: January 12, 2016, 08:55:44 AM »
Quick pick is OK for when you buy just one ticket, but as soon as you buy more than one its a waste of money because the machine could randomly pick the same numbers on multiple tickets. Then you'd win multiple times and have to split the prize with yourself.
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #127 on: January 12, 2016, 09:01:49 AM »
Quick pick is OK for when you buy just one ticket, but as soon as you buy more than one its a waste of money because the machine could randomly pick the same numbers on multiple tickets. Then you'd win multiple times and have to split the prize with yourself.

I would assume the odds of getting the same numbers on a second ticket are the same as winning the lotto

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #128 on: January 12, 2016, 09:02:41 AM »
I would assume the odds of getting the same numbers on a second ticket are the same as winning the lotto
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #129 on: January 12, 2016, 09:09:42 AM »
They say not to pick your own tickets like using birthdays and anneversaries and ect. Because  those numbers add up to 1-32 and the numbers range 1-69 and even though u might use numbers 32-69 by your year you were born, you would only use a big number once or twice saying its annerversary  or birthday .so the other 3 numbers your leaving out the chance for it to be 1-69 .
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #130 on: January 12, 2016, 09:33:15 AM »
I would assume the odds of getting the same numbers on a second ticket are the same as winning the lotto
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #131 on: January 12, 2016, 09:37:17 AM »
Stranger things have happened
Who started this?
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 #133 on: January 12, 2016, 09:43:01 AM »
Me
Should I ask if you were cutting class in ninth grade?
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 #134 on: January 12, 2016, 09:48:36 AM »
Should I ask if you were cutting class in ninth grade?
That's personal   . I realized it's a shallow bunch over here so i let this one slide
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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #135 on: January 12, 2016, 10:03:24 AM »
That's personnel.
No comment on sixth grade spelling class.
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 #136 on: January 12, 2016, 10:03:56 AM »
Quick pick is OK for when you buy just one ticket, but as soon as you buy more than one its a waste of money because the machine could randomly pick the same numbers on multiple tickets. Then you'd win multiple times and have to split the prize with yourself.
I would assume the odds of getting the same numbers on a second ticket are the same as winning the lotto
Not a good answer. You'e playing on the long shot that you'll hit miniscule odds in your favor, but you're ignoring miniscule odds against your favor?

I'll give you a better answer, which is what happened to my office pool (which I didn't participate in). They collected $10 each from 40-50 people. They wanted to maximize their median return from the non-jackpot prizes. The way to do that would be to spread out your selection of the red powerball numbers as evenly as possible. They got lazy though, and ended up quick picking most of them, leaving a very lumpy distribution of the 26 red powerball combinations. Natrually, they only ended up having 2 tickets with the correct red number, and got a total of $8 in secondary prizes (on $400-500 of tickets).

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #137 on: January 12, 2016, 10:08:12 AM »
No comment on sixth grade spelling class.
A lifetime of education means nothing once autocorrect starts screwing with your life

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #138 on: January 12, 2016, 10:11:03 AM »
Not a good answer. You'e playing on the long shot that you'll hit miniscule odds in your favor, but you're ignoring miniscule odds against your favor?

I'll give you a better answer, which is what happened to my office pool (which I didn't participate in). They collected $10 each from 40-50 people. They wanted to maximize their median return from the non-jackpot prizes. The way to do that would be to spread out your selection of the red powerball numbers as evenly as possible. They got lazy though, and ended up quick picking most of them, leaving a very lumpy distribution of the 26 red powerball combinations. Natrually, they only ended up having 2 tickets with the correct red number, and got a total of $8 in secondary prizes (on $400-500 of tickets).

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.

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Re: Want to remain anonymous, when you win the powerball?
« Reply #139 on: January 12, 2016, 10:11:28 AM »
A lifetime of education means nothing once autocorrect starts screwing with your life
Smartphones, stupid (looking) people.
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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