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      03-29-2012, 10:31 PM   #1
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Talking Who Wants To Pool For Half A Billion Lotto Jackpot

what is going on with the lotto? has it ever been this high at $540,000,000.00? i put on the news and constant story about this. the draw is tomorow 3/30. so who wants to get a pool going on here .

each card is $5 (5 plays). if there is interest i can get this going.... seriously; so who's in .

hey, you never know .
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A mathematician on NPR today said you have better chance catching and dying from flesh-eating bacteria.

Current odds of lottery - 1:176,000,000
Odds of being struck by lightning - 1:500,000
Odds of dating a super model - 1:88,000
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I dropped five already lol
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A mathematician on NPR today said you have better chance catching and dying from flesh-eating bacteria.

Current odds of lottery - 1:176,000,000
Odds of being struck by lightning - 1:500,000
Odds of dating a super model - 1:88,000


thats crazy tho, but im still playing! i never played before lol
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Although the chance of winning is obviously miniscule, entering a pool with strangers on an Internet forum without a written and signed agreement sounds like a bad idea
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Im in but can you spot me the five...I'll pay you back when we win....
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i won the powerball once. with like 4 other people it sucked.
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You have equal chance of dying in a car crash driving .4 miles as you do winning.

And I dropped $20. (this is in no way an entry into this "pool")
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A mathematician on NPR today said you have better chance catching and dying from flesh-eating bacteria.

Current odds of lottery - 1:176,000,000
Odds of being struck by lightning - 1:500,000
Odds of dating a super model - 1:88,000
Aren't the odds lower than that? I'd imagine if you were rich already, and the jackpot is higher than the odds of winning, you could just buy $176,000,000 worth of tickets and double your money.

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My firm spent way too much lol
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I'm in 6 different pools and spent around $150 so far.
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      03-30-2012, 10:47 AM   #13
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Aren't the odds lower than that? I'd imagine if you were rich already, and the jackpot is higher than the odds of winning, you could just buy $176,000,000 worth of tickets and double your money.

(when I think retarded thoughts out loud)
Theoretically, it's possible. You have to take into account the sheer volume of tickets you'd have to buy, and the people who buy the tickets would have to fill out the 5-sheet thing for each 5 numbers you buy. That's 35,200,000 $5 purchases. Since you have to pay in cash, where are all these 5 dollar bills coming from? Plus there's no guarantee someone else won't also win, and there goes your "investment".
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Aren't the odds lower than that? I'd imagine if you were rich already, and the jackpot is higher than the odds of winning, you could just buy $176,000,000 worth of tickets and double your money.

(when I think retarded thoughts out loud)
probability does not work like that. Every ticket you buy has the same exact chance of winning the lottery as the next and every other ticket you buy. However with every additional ticket you buy, you may increase your overall chance of winning.

1/176,000,000 = Your chance of winning
[1-(1-chance of winning)^number of entrys]=Your odds
I think it's like 64% chance or something.

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Wasn't there a giant thread in here somewhere talking about lottery odds and the statistical analysis of them? I seem to remember that thread got heated.... Math makes people rage apparently.
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A mathematician on NPR today said you have better chance catching and dying from flesh-eating bacteria.
hmmmm...since I had a patient actually die from necrotizing fasciitis, problably not the best analogy I have heard
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$640 million now. OMFG.
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A mathematician on NPR today said you have better chance catching and dying from flesh-eating bacteria.

Current odds of lottery - 1:176,000,000
Odds of being struck by lightning - 1:500,000
Odds of dating a super model - 1:88,000
Odds of Hl0m4n ever posting pics of Chelsea - 1:177,000,000

I'm buying a ticket after the market closes
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hmmmm...since I had a patient actually die from necrotizing fasciitis, problably not the best analogy I have heard
Maybe they should have bought a lottery ticket.

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itll be 1 Bln by tonight, watch
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Nah, doubt that. But by Tuesday it will be, if no one wins tonight.
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A mathematician on NPR today said you have better chance catching and dying from flesh-eating bacteria.

Current odds of lottery - 1:176,000,000
Odds of being struck by lightning - 1:500,000
Odds of dating a super model - 1:88,000
Odds of Hl0m4n ever posting pics of Chelsea - 1:177,000,000

I'm buying a ticket after the market closes
LOL so true. That thread went on forever.
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