Powerball lottery prize soars to $400 million

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Speednet wrote:

Unfortunately, the article is wrong. The article states, “Chances of winning the big prize, regardless of how many tickets a typical player buys, are one in 175 million”.

That is blatantly wrong. The odds are still bad if you buy multiple tickets, but they do not stay 1 in 175 million as you purchase additional tickets. For example, if you purchase 100 tickets, your odds of winning become 1 in 1.75 million. That’s still awful, but mathematically true.

Think about it: if you purchase half the available numbers (87,500,000 tickets), then your odds are 1 in 2 of winning. The odds are not 1 in 175 million at that point.

Certain lottery players are very opposed to pointing out this mathematical truth, for whatever reason. I guess they just want to make clear that it’s very hard to win. Or maybe they are upset that somebody else’s odds are better than theirs because they spent more money. Whatever the case, the odds are simple mathematics, not an emotional statement.

Feb 16, 2014 8:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
joshua97 wrote:

why is it that no one in the state of tennesse through out its tenure as a client state why does Tennessee law maker do not disallow it to be sold in the state of tennessee

Feb 19, 2014 10:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
joshua97 wrote:

why is it that no one in the state of tennesse through out its tenure as a client state why does Tennessee law maker do not disallow it to be sold in the state of tennessee

Feb 19, 2014 10:49pm EST  --  Report as abuse
joshua97 wrote:

it is a shame Tennessee populas isn’t truy give equal opputunity to win any large lottery stakes I believ corrupt activities are in place with the power ball cmmities and mega millions cmmities there should be a state and federal investigation for the population of Tennessee and other states that sale the tickets for these organization yes legal mob organization with syndicate ties

Feb 19, 2014 10:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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