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What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?

 
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What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
What are the chances that I might hit the powerball tonite?
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
What are the chances that I might hit the powerball tonite?
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you have a better chance of getting hit by a bus..
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
1 in a 175 million
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
1 in a 175 million
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so if i am in that cycle, the game is mine! there are 300 million people in the US. in theory only one person can hit it and another come close to hitting it.
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
What are the chances that I might hit the powerball tonite?
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About as good as you waking tomorrow with any intelligence!

It's on the fucking web site, dumbass!
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
1 in a 175 million
 Quoting: JUST.HERE


so if i am in that cycle, the game is mine! there are 300 million people in the US. in theory only one person can hit it and another come close to hitting it.
 Quoting: BZB


You are fucking stupid. If my numbers are the same as your numbers and they pick our numbers, who wins? The first person to show up?
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
What are the chances that I might hit the powerball tonite?
 Quoting: BZB


you have a better chance of getting hit by a bus..
 Quoting: gebahie


If you win, choosing the cash option would take home more than $327 million before taxes.
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11/28/2012 09:06 AM
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
the odds are the same if you play this one as if you play any other time. 1 in about 175 million per ticket. And they do NOT change if someone else picks the same numbers. In theory 1 could win or 50 or 400 could all win and share the jackpot. Yes, there are about 300 million in the country but not all of them will play.

IMO the lottery is a tax on those that don't understand statistics.

Last Edited by LHP598 on 11/28/2012 09:08 AM
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
The prize is split evenly amongst winning tickets. Odds of being struck by lightning in a one-year period are just under 1 in a million.
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11/28/2012 09:07 AM
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
The odds remain the same as any other lottery.

But the odds of splitting the prize between multiple winners increases.
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
About 50/50.

You're either gonna win or you're gonna lose. It's really a coin flip.
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
Powerball Odds Are 1 In 175 Million: Here Are 15 Things That Are More Likely To Happen
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From the Harvard School of Public Health:

-- Dying from a bee sting: 1 in 6.1 million.

-- Dying from being struck by lightning: 1 in 3 million.

From the University of Maryland Medical Center:

From U.S. Hole in One, which insures golf prizes for holes in one:

-- An amateur golfer making a hole in one on a par-3 hole: 1 in 12,500.

-- A golfer hitting a hole in one on consecutive par-3 holes: 1 in about 156 million.

From a 2011 State Farm study on collisions between vehicles and deer:

-- Hitting a deer with a vehicle in Hawaii, the state where State Farm says deer-vehicle collisions are least likely: 1 in 6,267.

From the National Weather Service:

-- Being struck by lightning over an 80-year lifetime: 1 in 10,000.

From the Florida Museum of Natural History, based on U.S. beach injury statistics:

-- Drowning and other beach-related fatalities: 1 in 2 million.

-- Being attacked by a shark: 1 in 11.5 million.
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
Let's put it this way..
There were 2 drawings held last week- nobody won it
There were 2 drawings the previous week - nobody won it.

So, that means if you had purchased every single ticket sold in 26 states for the last 4 drawings- you would still lose.


So I'm not wasting my cash
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
for sure, if you don't play you can't win. Take that to the bank!
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11/28/2012 09:15 AM
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
What are the chances that I might hit the powerball tonite?
 Quoting: BZB


The same as being hit by a bus, an asteroid, eaten by a shark, struck by lightning 8 times, and giving birth to a 22 pound baby ALL AT ONCE.

So, rush right out there and participate in the voluntary tax.

Meanwhile, there's a fucking Communist in the White House because you're a tard.
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11/28/2012 09:17 AM
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
I have $600 total in tickets. This week's paycheck. lol. Go heavy hitting or go home.
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11/28/2012 09:17 AM
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
With all those dollar bills you could run for president.
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I have $600 total in tickets. This week's paycheck. lol. Go heavy hitting or go home.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 22653515


I hope you win.

No really. Go hard or go home!
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
1 in a 175 million
 Quoting: JUST.HERE


so if i am in that cycle, the game is mine! there are 300 million people in the US. in theory only one person can hit it and another come close to hitting it.
 Quoting: BZB


You are fucking stupid. If my numbers are the same as your numbers and they pick our numbers, who wins? The first person to show up?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28581989


what is your fucking problem?
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
Powerball Odds Are 1 In 175 Million: Here Are 15 Things That Are More Likely To Happen
[link to www.huffingtonpost.com]

From the Harvard School of Public Health:

-- Dying from a bee sting: 1 in 6.1 million.

-- Dying from being struck by lightning: 1 in 3 million.

From the University of Maryland Medical Center:

From U.S. Hole in One, which insures golf prizes for holes in one:

-- An amateur golfer making a hole in one on a par-3 hole: 1 in 12,500.

-- A golfer hitting a hole in one on consecutive par-3 holes: 1 in about 156 million.

From a 2011 State Farm study on collisions between vehicles and deer:

-- Hitting a deer with a vehicle in Hawaii, the state where State Farm says deer-vehicle collisions are least likely: 1 in 6,267.

From the National Weather Service:

-- Being struck by lightning over an 80-year lifetime: 1 in 10,000.

From the Florida Museum of Natural History, based on U.S. beach injury statistics:

-- Drowning and other beach-related fatalities: 1 in 2 million.

-- Being attacked by a shark: 1 in 11.5 million.
 Quoting: Justpassing


lol. Now that's perspective!
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
What are the chances that I might hit the powerball tonite?
 Quoting: BZB


To put it in perspective

(LESS LIKELIEST)
Jackpot
1 in 175,223,510.00

ODDS of dying in a plane crash
1 in 90,000,000 (3 times more likely than winning Jackpot)

$1,000,000
1 in 5,153,632.65
+
$10,000
1 in 648,975.96

ODDs of death from being struck by lightning
1 in 134,000

ODDS of suffering death from a Tsunami (Coastal Dwellers)
1 in 50,000

ODDS of dying in cataclysmic storm
1 in 29,000

$100
1 in 19,087.53
+
$100
1 in 12,244.83


ODDS of being Struck by Lighting in your lifetime
1 in 10,000


$7
1 in 706.43
+

ODDS of Death from a fall
1 in 368

$4
1 in 110.81

$4
1 in 55.41



ODDS of being killed in a car accident
1 in 50 (WHO stats)

ODDS of dying from cancer
1 in 7

ODDS of dying from Heart disease
1 in 6

(MOST LIKELIEST)
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
The odds will be much better if you play these numbers!

Thread: Winning Powerball numbers: (3)(17)(18)(33)(38) PB (5)...
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
1 in a 175 million
 Quoting: JUST.HERE


so if i am in that cycle, the game is mine! there are 300 million people in the US. in theory only one person can hit it and another come close to hitting it.
 Quoting: BZB


You are fucking stupid. If my numbers are the same as your numbers and they pick our numbers, who wins? The first person to show up?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28581989


chances are the winning numbers will be had by more than
one person/group so the prize is shared evenly.
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
What are the chances that I might hit the powerball tonite?
 Quoting: BZB


MUCH higher than not getting banned here for telling anything even slightly resembling the truth.
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Re: What are the odds of hitting the powerball? Any statisticians here?
The same as flipping a nickel and having it land on heads 27 times in a row.

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