lilredrooster
lilredrooster
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March 3rd, 2018 at 12:37:35 PM permalink
due to this:

"What intrigued Jerry was the gameís unusual gimmick, known as a roll-down: If nobody won the jackpot for a while, and the jackpot climbed above $5 million, there was a roll-down, which meant that on the next drawing, as long as there was no six-number winner, the jackpot cash flowed to the lesser tiers of winners, like water spilling over from the highest basin in a fountain to lower basins."


http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/lotto-winners/
"𝘣𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘧 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳"______Edgar Allan Poe
100xOdds
100xOdds
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March 3rd, 2018 at 2:47:09 PM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

due to this:

"What intrigued Jerry was the gameís unusual gimmick, known as a roll-down: If nobody won the jackpot for a while, and the jackpot climbed above $5 million, there was a roll-down, which meant that on the next drawing, as long as there was no six-number winner, the jackpot cash flowed to the lesser tiers of winners, like water spilling over from the highest basin in a fountain to lower basins."


http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/lotto-winners/

article waaaaaaaaaaaaay too long for me.
cliffs?
Craps is paradise (Pair of dice). Lets hear it for the SpeedCount Mathletes :)
prozema
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March 3rd, 2018 at 3:21:49 PM permalink
This showed up yesterday on my google feed. Good read... I can't imagine buying and lugging that many tickets.
IndyJeffrey
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March 5th, 2018 at 5:30:19 PM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

article waaaaaaaaaaaaay too long for me.
cliffs?



I just finished reading. It's worth the read. They were advantage players. A nice story.
prozema
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March 5th, 2018 at 6:15:30 PM permalink
Here is another interesting-ish article related to lotteries.... Turns out some people don't like variance in their income. How about that...

http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/05/news/companies/united-airlines-lottery/index.html
PokerGrinder
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March 5th, 2018 at 7:13:30 PM permalink
This was an excellent read, very enjoyable.
You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once. ó Amarillo Slim Preston
kmumf
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March 6th, 2018 at 8:14:55 AM permalink
Quote: prozema

Here is another interesting-ish article related to lotteries.... Turns out some people don't like variance in their income. How about that...

http://money.cnn.com/2018/03/05/news/companies/united-airlines-lottery/index.html



WTF! Is management that out of touch with people. This might be OK if it was on top of your normal bonus but no one in the right mind would be like yeah ill just give my bonus for a long shot of a bigger one.
MaxPen
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March 6th, 2018 at 9:47:08 AM permalink
Would you like to buy a sweepstakes entry for $1500.00?.......lol

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