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January 8th, 2016 at 5:15:33 PM permalink
I bought one. I'll do the pushups. The hype and the entertainment value are worth $2 to me at this point. We've had conversations on how we'd manage and spend the money. Now, as for value, I've gotten much more entertainment out of some $1 and $2 apps. Of course, there is zero chance that I'll win any money at all from those apps.
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January 8th, 2016 at 5:15:41 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Estimated jackpot up to 800M...


I reported this hours ago lol
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January 8th, 2016 at 5:30:23 PM permalink
And I'm also in for $ 2. There was no line.....
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January 8th, 2016 at 5:33:05 PM permalink
Quote: Deucekies

Very well. I'll be sure to get one $10 ticket instead of five $2 tickets. Gotta increase my edge where I can.



Wait, I misspoke, it is 5 push-ups per play. However, I'll let you alone off easy with 5 per ticket.
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January 8th, 2016 at 5:42:13 PM permalink
Has anyone heard of the birthday thesis? The thesis that most people pick some derivative of a birthday and therefore the probability of multiple winners is higher for numbers under 32. My question is - does this strategy (picking only >32 for the white balls) change the odds of winning?
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January 8th, 2016 at 5:49:30 PM permalink
Quote: vegaspete

Has anyone heard of the birthday thesis? The thesis that most people pick some derivative of a birthday and therefore the probability of multiple winners is higher for numbers under 32. My question is - does this strategy (picking only >32 for the white balls) change the odds of winning?



I believe that thesis. I'd still be very interested to see a distribution of how often each number is picked in any lottery.

Any given number has the same chance of being drawn. However, if you pick lots of birthday numbers, you will likely have to share the jackpot with more people if you win.
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January 8th, 2016 at 5:50:36 PM permalink
Quote: vegaspete

Has anyone heard of the birthday thesis? The thesis that most people pick some derivative of a birthday and therefore the probability of multiple winners is higher for numbers under 32. My question is - does this strategy (picking only >32 for the white balls) change the odds of winning?


I am a believer of the "ages-and-birthdays" theory - a significant number of tickets are bought by someone with a spouse and child, and the numbers played are their ages and birthdays.

Assuming you meant "change the odds of being the only winner" instead "change the odds of winning," I would say, "Yes, but not by any noticeable amount." I am also under the impression that, especially with a large jackpot, the vast majority of plays will be Quick Picks. That being said, stay away from any noticeable patterns. There are probably a number of Trekkies out there who play 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, and Powerball 13, because they saw Captain Picard tap out that sequence of numbers (as an attempt to show intelligence) in an episode once.
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January 8th, 2016 at 5:52:35 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Estimated jackpot up to 800M. That increases my estimate of at least one winner to 90% and the expected number of winners to 2.3.



Would you by chance have a standard deviation to add to that?
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January 8th, 2016 at 6:00:24 PM permalink
I like the idea of getting at least two numbers >31, and two pairs of consecutive numbers. Perhaps have a powerball that matches one of the five white balls for good measure.

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Wait, I misspoke, it is 5 push-ups per play. However, I'll let you alone off easy with 5 per ticket.



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January 8th, 2016 at 6:32:32 PM permalink
So if I understand correctly - using only numbers >31 does not alter the odds of winning, it only alters the odds of sharing a win (a tiny bit). I guess, intuitively, I understand this, each ticket has an equal chance of winning, but it also seemed suspect that excluding half of the potential outcomes would maintain that same chance of winning.
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January 8th, 2016 at 6:49:37 PM permalink
Quote: ahiromu

Would you by chance have a standard deviation to add to that?



The variance is the same as the mean with the Poisson distribution, so the standard deviation is 1.517.
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January 8th, 2016 at 7:31:21 PM permalink
Here is a link to a payment schedule if one were to win the PB in WA which does not tax lottery jackpots.
https://www.usamega.com/powerball-jackpot-annuity.asp?state=WA&d=

Why do the payments get progressively larger? are they hoping someone older wins and dies before they collect the winnings and by loading the back end they benefit even more?

I would appreciate any enlightenment.
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January 8th, 2016 at 7:42:28 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I believe that thesis. I'd still be very interested to see a distribution of how often each number is picked in any lottery.

Any given number has the same chance of being drawn. However, if you pick lots of birthday numbers, you will likely have to share the jackpot with more people if you win.



Better to share the pot and win, than to lose alone.
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January 8th, 2016 at 7:47:38 PM permalink
Quote: rainman

Here is a link to a payment schedule if one were to win the PB in WA which does not tax lottery jackpots.
https://www.usamega.com/powerball-jackpot-annuity.asp?state=WA&d=

Why do the payments get progressively larger? are they hoping someone older wins and dies before they collect the winnings and by loading the back end they benefit even more?


I know that in California, if a winner dies, the annuity goes to the estate, so I am assuming Washington works the same way. The increase each year is probably just to make a few extra dollars worth of interest over the years, or to get away with a smaller starting value (so the lump sum option would be lower).

Notice that each payment is 5% higher than the previous one. This is similar to how the NCAA spreads out the CBS basketball tournament contract money; the pool goes up 8% a year (at least, that's how it used to work; it may have changed with the new contract).
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January 8th, 2016 at 8:28:36 PM permalink
Quote: Asswhoopermcdaddy

Better to share the pot and win, than to lose alone.



What is your point? That birthday numbers have a better chance of winning?
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January 8th, 2016 at 8:29:09 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

I know that in California, if a winner dies, the annuity goes to the estate,



Can you provide a source?
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January 8th, 2016 at 8:59:43 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

Can you provide a source?

I'm fairly confident there is some very fine print on the payout of Powerball jackpots as an annuity that are part of the game itself. Best guess is you could hire three different very competent legal counselors and get at least 4 different rational sounding interpretations about what that fine print actually means. That would be before you run into various state regulations that limit and/or amend or otherwise alter the original intent even if you could, or anyone could, come to some consensus of what the original intent was intended to define.

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January 8th, 2016 at 9:08:34 PM permalink
It doesn't pass the smell test with me that an annuity winner couldn't leave it to an heir. Sounds like a Big Brother conspiracy theory that the government would seize it. Then again, I've been wrong before. Please, anybody, prove me wrong if you think I am.
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January 8th, 2016 at 9:52:47 PM permalink
Quote: rainman

Why do the payments get progressively larger?

As a hedge against inflation?

After all, in 20 years, you're gonna say, "$800mil ain't what it used to be..."
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January 8th, 2016 at 9:55:49 PM permalink
I like the theory of smaller payments early in order to hold the cash and earn more interest better.

What catches my eye in that article is the 25% tax. Is that the standard for lottery wins or annuities? I thought the highest tax bracket, which $12m would certainly put you in, was 35%.
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January 8th, 2016 at 10:15:41 PM permalink
Quote: Deucekies

I like the theory of smaller payments early in order to hold the cash and earn more interest better.

What catches my eye in that article is the 25% tax. Is that the standard for lottery wins or annuities? I thought the highest tax bracket, which $12m would certainly put you in, was 35%.



The top federal income tax bracket is 39.6%. Just because they withhold only 25%, doesn't mean you don't owe the difference next April, plus additional taxes on dividend and capital gains income on the winnings you invested.
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January 8th, 2016 at 10:33:02 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

It doesn't pass the smell test with me that an annuity winner couldn't leave it to an heir. Sounds like a Big Brother conspiracy theory that the government would seize it. Then again, I've been wrong before. Please, anybody, prove me wrong if you think I am.



This article says it goes to the estate/heirs and also provides a link to the lottery website where they obtained the info.
http://www.wxyz.com/news/national/what-happens-to-your-powerball-winnings-if-you-die-while-receiving-annual-pay
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January 8th, 2016 at 10:41:19 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

As a hedge against inflation?

After all, in 20 years, you're gonna say, "$800mil ain't what it used to be..."



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January 8th, 2016 at 10:49:53 PM permalink
Quote: rainman

This article says it goes to the estate/heirs and also provides a link to the lottery website where they obtained the info.
http://www.wxyz.com/news/national/what-happens-to-your-powerball-winnings-if-you-die-while-receiving-annual-pay



So if the lottery winner dies....well, that might certainly give some family members motive to off the winner. People have been killed for much smaller insurance proceeds, much less half a billion dollars.
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January 9th, 2016 at 3:13:13 AM permalink
Quote: rainman

This article says it goes to the estate/heirs and also provides a link to the lottery website where they obtained the info.
http://www.wxyz.com/news/national/what-happens-to-your-powerball-winnings-if-you-die-while-receiving-annual-pay



This backs up what I wrote -- that it is a conspiracy theory that the money goes back to the state.
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January 9th, 2016 at 4:55:33 AM permalink
Would gambling loses be able to offset some of lottery winnings?
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January 9th, 2016 at 7:09:59 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

What is your point? That birthday numbers have a better chance of winning?



Don't be afraid to play birthday numbers because of the higher probability and lower EV, as you state, of sharing the pot.
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January 9th, 2016 at 7:25:21 AM permalink
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Don't be afraid to play birthday numbers because of the higher probability and lower EV, as you state, of sharing the pot.



They don't have a higher probability, just a lower EV. I would want the whole 800 million for myself -- to hell with sharing.
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January 9th, 2016 at 7:25:45 AM permalink
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Would gambling loses be able to offset some of lottery winnings?



Yes.
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January 9th, 2016 at 7:31:20 AM permalink
This article

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ronald-l-wasserstein/chances-of-winning-powerball-lottery_b_3288129.html

is almost three years old and I don't remember when I first bookmarked it, but I do remember bookmarking it because I enjoyed it. I too, thought "you have a better chance of being hit by lightning" (than winning the Powerball lottery) was a very bad analogy.

I enjoyed the author's way to visualize how rare an event of 1 in 175 million really is. (Note: This article was written when the odds of winning were 1 in 175 million, and not 1 in 292,201,338 as they are now. With the new odds, I believe you now have enough dollar bills to lay them end-to-end three and a half times around the country!)

I'd be interested in hearing about other neat ways to visualize 1 in 292.2 million. Getting bit by a shark and getting hit by lightning don't do it for me.
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January 9th, 2016 at 7:42:21 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

The variance is the same as the mean with the Poisson distribution, so the standard deviation is 1.517.



Thanks!
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January 9th, 2016 at 9:04:45 AM permalink
Quote: EdCollins

This article

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ronald-l-wasserstein/chances-of-winning-powerball-lottery_b_3288129.html

I enjoyed the author's way to visualize how rare an event of 1 in 175 million really is.

Agreed, good article, very good visualization of the odds. If you could run this circuit of bills as fast as Hussain Bolt, I wonder how long it would take to make it. Once around.
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January 9th, 2016 at 9:04:45 AM permalink
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Can you provide a source?


The California Lottery FAQs for MegaMillions and the California-only Lotto game say this, although it's not on the Powerball FAQs page for some reason.
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January 9th, 2016 at 10:39:22 AM permalink
Damn, I missed out on a FREE ticket. Greektown gave away 1000 of them this morning. I missed out.

P.S. I have no problem with a "free" shot at losing the Powerball :-)
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January 9th, 2016 at 11:11:02 AM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Damn, I missed out on a FREE ticket. Greektown gave away 1000 of them this morning. I missed out.

P.S. I have no problem with a "free" shot at losing the Powerball :-)



Missed out on a free shot at... $900,000,000!



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January 9th, 2016 at 11:24:43 AM permalink
Yup, VA lottery is advertising $900m. I doubt we make it to a billion, but could we see 1.5b if it doesn't hit tonight?
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January 9th, 2016 at 11:29:22 AM permalink
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yrIvEgqAuo found this earlier and had a laugh.
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January 9th, 2016 at 11:52:02 AM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

The California Lottery FAQs for MegaMillions and the California-only Lotto game say this, although it's not on the Powerball FAQs page for some reason.



For the benefit of others:

Quote: MEGA Millions

If a winner dies before receiving all annual payments, MEGA Millions will continue to pay the annual payments, as scheduled, to the winner's designated beneficiary or to the winner's estate.



Quote: SuperLotto

If a winner dies before receiving all annual payments, SuperLotto Plus will continue to pay the annual payments, as scheduled, to the winner's designated beneficiary or to the winner's estate.



I continue to maintain it is a myth that the state/lottery will pocket all unpaid payments if the winner dies.

In the spirit of awful reporting on the Powerball, a so-called expert on the Today show today perpetuated this myth.

In other news, the estimated jackpot is up to 900 million. This causes me to update my estimates to 4.0 winners and a probability of at least one of 98.2%.
Last edited by: Wizard on Jan 9, 2016
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January 9th, 2016 at 12:20:34 PM permalink
Quote: Wizard

This causes me to update my estimates to 4.0 winners and a probability of at least one of 1.8%.



I'm assuming you mean 98.2%
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January 9th, 2016 at 12:30:31 PM permalink
Quote: JohnnyQ

Agreed, good article, very good visualization of the odds. If you could run this circuit of bills as fast as Hussain Bolt, I wonder how long it would take to make it. Once around.



Given an average of 23mph, which is reported for Usain Bolt, I get 738.27 running hours to run the length of 175,223,510 dollar bills.

Since you said one trip around that loop, it would be half that.
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January 9th, 2016 at 12:33:09 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

I'm assuming you mean 98.2%



Ooops. Yes.
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January 9th, 2016 at 12:34:23 PM permalink
if i won the lottery, i would

Get a lifetime haircut pass at supercuts
Buy a $500 million visa gift card
Throw dice at craps max bet until i throw 18 yos
Buy cars, houses and property in my momma name
Be hood rich
Hire rob singer as my vp, and life coach
Pay wizard $3 million to permaban rs
Start grinding out 8/5 ddb $100 with the rob singer system
Season tickets for seahawks
Pay square enix people tons of overtime so they can put out the best ffvii remake of all time
$5 ten play ux just because
Set aside 100 years of wsop main event buyins
Learn to fly
Pay mike tyson to teach me how to box
Buy an authentic lightsaber used in the movie, preferably the red one darth vader used
Go to disneyland
Get a new phone
Play blackjack with aos
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January 9th, 2016 at 6:22:06 PM permalink
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January 9th, 2016 at 7:42:00 PM permalink
Is the drawing at 11 EST?

I hope there is a winning ticket so the hoopla dies down. I'm getting tired of people telling me how many tickets they bought. And I'm sure they're getting tired of me telling them they are not going to win.
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January 9th, 2016 at 7:51:26 PM permalink
Yes 11pm. Up to 900 mil now. No way there isn't a winner at this point.

Feds gotta be loving this.
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January 9th, 2016 at 8:01:38 PM permalink
$949 million

16, 19, 32, 34, 57, PB 13
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January 9th, 2016 at 8:15:15 PM permalink
Looks like I'm headed into work on Monday.
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January 9th, 2016 at 8:28:37 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

if i won the lottery, i would



If I win, I'm going to take the lump sum, get all the cash in heavy metal box and self-record a video of me burying it in some non-descript location, then post the video on the Internet. Think I'll wear some Joker makeup and laugh hysterically during the whole thing.

Why? I don't know. Why not. It'd get me a Wikipedia page!
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January 9th, 2016 at 9:32:24 PM permalink
I had two numbers and the powerball

In keeping with the Alan 18yo Mendelssohn thread
I wonder what the probability is of getting the same quick pick numbers all six - twice on the same ticket
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January 9th, 2016 at 10:37:41 PM permalink
As of 10:30pm PT, news outlets are reporting that there was no winner in today's drawing. Expected Wednesday jackpot: $1.3 billion.
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