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Re: Mega millions $1.6BB
« Reply #330 on: October 25, 2018, 08:27:17 AM »
wow thatís amazing: I bought my ticket at 10:44:48!! One of the last ones to buy :D
(Id love to show a pic of it but the darn attachment is too karge >:(-seems to happen a lot with my phone for some reason)
This would only be amazing if u won.

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Re: Mega millions $1.6BB
« Reply #331 on: October 25, 2018, 09:42:44 AM »
https://www.nytimes.com/1992/02/25/us/group-invests-5-million-to-hedge-bets-in-lottery.html

I heard about this today on a podcast. They interviewed the head of the fund who said he bought all 7.1 million numbers. Apparently the math worked out then to do it.

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Re: Mega millions $1.6BB
« Reply #332 on: October 25, 2018, 10:00:24 AM »
wow thatís amazing: I bought my ticket at 10:44:48!! One of the last ones to buy :D
(Id love to show a pic of it but the darn attachment is too karge >:(-seems to happen a lot with my phone for some reason)
You cant attach it with an existing post from Tapa, try a new post.
 Or try imgurupload.com
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Re: Mega millions $1.6BB
« Reply #333 on: October 25, 2018, 10:04:51 AM »
https://www.nytimes.com/1992/02/25/us/group-invests-5-million-to-hedge-bets-in-lottery.html

I heard about this today on a podcast. They interviewed the head of the fund who said he bought all 7.1 million numbers. Apparently the math worked out then to do it.
Unless theres a program which would computer generate every possible combination, otherwise there is no time to pick each and every combo.
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Re: Mega millions $1.6BB
« Reply #334 on: October 25, 2018, 10:11:45 AM »
https://www.nytimes.com/1992/02/25/us/group-invests-5-million-to-hedge-bets-in-lottery.html

I heard about this today on a podcast. They interviewed the head of the fund who said he bought all 7.1 million numbers. Apparently the math worked out then to do it.

it's only a guaranteed win if you buy all 302 million combinations. (Costs $604 million.)
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Re: Mega millions $1.6BB
« Reply #335 on: October 25, 2018, 10:52:50 AM »
Unless theres a program which would computer generate every possible combination, otherwise there is no time to pick each and every combo.

There were only 7.1 Mill. They had a computer fill out the forms weeks before and bought when they thought the jackpot had peaked.

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Re: Mega millions $1.6BB
« Reply #336 on: October 25, 2018, 10:53:34 AM »
it's only a guaranteed win if you buy all 302 million combinations. (Costs $604 million.)

Only 7.1MM combos when they did it. Couldn't be done with mega or powerball, but if a state had a smaller scale lotto, could be done.

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Re: Mega millions $1.6BB
« Reply #337 on: October 25, 2018, 11:43:51 AM »
it's only a guaranteed win if you buy all 302 million combinations. (Costs $604 million.)
Could they write that $600m off as an expense?

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Re: Mega millions $1.6BB
« Reply #338 on: October 25, 2018, 11:45:15 AM »
Could they write that $600m off as an expense?
Against winnings.
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Re: Mega millions $1.6BB
« Reply #340 on: October 28, 2018, 01:13:02 AM »
it's only a guaranteed win if you buy all 302 million combinations. (Costs $604 million.)
its still not a  Guarantee  bc youíll buy 302.5 million lotto tickets and some other guy will also win with you and now you have to split it-maybe even more than one way.. so whys it worth to spend that? :o
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Re: Mega millions $1.6BB
« Reply #341 on: October 28, 2018, 02:35:11 PM »
Did anyone win the powerball yet?

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Re: Mega millions $1.6BB
« Reply #342 on: October 28, 2018, 02:37:14 PM »
Did anyone win the powerball yet?
Yes, 2 people.

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Re: Mega millions $1.6BB
« Reply #343 on: October 28, 2018, 03:17:10 PM »
One was in New York

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Re: Mega millions $1.6BB
« Reply #344 on: October 28, 2018, 07:53:00 PM »
its still not a  Guarantee  bc youíll buy 302.5 million lotto tickets and some other guy will also win with you and now you have to split it-maybe even more than one way.. so whys it worth to spend that? :o

correct. it is only a guaranteed win, ....however it is definitely not worth the payout if there is even a chance at another 1-2 winners.... 
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