Sybarite: Stay away from 7 and 11? How about back door Little Joe?
SurfaceTension: Who actually plays the lottery with a strategy to win? If you're doing that then you've got bigger issues than which numbers to play. Just do it for fun, to let yourself dream a little. That's what I'm paying for when I buy a ticket.
Pocket Ninja: What a lot of people don't understand about winning the lottery....
PreMortem: Or simply don't play at all. Then you DEFINATELY won't have to share.Common sense isn't so common.
brap: Never play six hundred and threescore and six, you'll have to share the winnngs with millions of Vincent Price and Iron Maiden fans.
Mugato: Sybarite: Stay away from 7 and 11? How about back door Little Joe?Just remember to pick up the cash flow.
Makh: I'm no expert in picking random numbers but I'm pretty sure, 'stay away from picking numbers' is a pretty fail strategy.
doczoidberg: I plan to buy a ticket with the numbers 1,2,3,4,5,6, Powerball 7.Are my odds of winning the same?
ChipNASA: If I win FREE TF FOR EVERYONE FOREVER!/anyone here work for the lottery commission???
SurfaceTension: Who actually plays the lottery with a strategy to win?
Pocket Ninja: What a lot of people don't understand about winning the lottery is that it really isn't all that hard as long as you understand one key element of the entire equation: it's math, not luck, that matters. Specifically, it's the extrapolatables.
cartooned: The article also says"However, the more people buy tickets, the worse a person's chances get."Ummm...Also, Pocket Ninja, I'm not a math whiz but it doesn't work that way. Your odds of matching the numbers are 1 in 175,000,000 EVERY TIME YOU PLAY, whether you play once or 100,000 times. The only way to bring that statistic down is to play different numbers for the same drawing. play 2 different numbers on 2 tickets in one drawing and your odds are halfed 2 in 175,000. Play 2 different numbers on 2 tickets in 2 different drawings and the odds are still 1 in 175,000,000 each time.
lewismarktwo: It makes perfect sense. People use those numbers more, meaning that if those numbers DO win, you'll have a greater chance of having to share. It doesn't have anything to do with the probability of winning at all.
cartooned: Okay math people help me, is 2 in 175,000,000 odds the same as 1 in 87,500,000?
Billy Bathsalt: I tried to play my lucky numbers 7,7,7,7,7 and powerball 7, but the evil lottery lady refused to sell me the ticket. Fascists.
Pocket Ninja: extrapolatables
dervish16108: Give me a million and I can change my life with that. Heck, even a fraction would suffice.What a weird mentality they demonstrated in this publication.
zipdog: Tip #7: Don't play unless you can afford to pay the millions of dollars in taxes that will be levied against you.
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