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Topic # 240676 19-Sep-2018 21:34
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Right now the Lotto site is showing that 40 people won Division 1 tonight and got $25,000 each.

That can’t be right.

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2093501 19-Sep-2018 21:41
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Nothing weird.

 

In the other thread - 40 geekzoners worked out how to beat the odds and scored $25k each.




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  Reply # 2093503 19-Sep-2018 21:43
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Fred99:

Nothing weird.


In the other thread - 40 geekzoners worked out how to beat the odds and scored $25k each.



That did cross my mind - but I’ve given up on the particular weirdness of that thread.



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  Reply # 2093504 19-Sep-2018 21:45
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Linux: Why is that weird?

John


You don’t think it’s a strange result?

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  Reply # 2093505 19-Sep-2018 21:46
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Look at numbers drawn

3 5 7 9 11 13

2nd division winners won more lol

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  Reply # 2093506 19-Sep-2018 21:48
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This did happen some years ago, a psychic predicted the numbers ( womens weekly or some such mag )

 

The numbers came in and there were lots of winners ( thirty odd if I recall )

 

John

 

 





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  Reply # 2093510 19-Sep-2018 21:55
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Linux: Look at numbers drawn

3 5 7 9 11 13

2nd division winners won more lol

John

 

 

 

Birthdates etc... 

 

 

 

Low numbers always have more winners.




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  Reply # 2093511 19-Sep-2018 22:00
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Well if it is right, if I was one of the 40, I’d be happy to win $25k but sorta pissed to share $1m in a probably unprecedented carve-up.

 

 

 

Edit: ... and it is correct:

 

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12128242

 

 


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  Reply # 2093514 19-Sep-2018 22:11
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There have been wins with four consecutive numbers before,

 

there is exactily the same chance that 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 will be the winning numbers as any other combination.

 

In case you did not know there are 3,838,380 possible combinations of winning lotto numbers.

 

With Powerball 38,383,800 possible combinations.

 

This is also why they have a cap on winnings on lotto and powerball otherwise it is economical for someone to take every combination, this is also why the lotto no longer takes computer generated or computer filled lotto cards.

 

There have been syndicates that have done this overseas and it takes them weeks to fill out the cards, they also have to do more cards as they often have 45 - 50 numbers.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 2093515 19-Sep-2018 22:11
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Linux: Look at numbers drawn

3 5 7 9 11 13

 

If that was an IQ test, I'd have said the bonus ball would have been 15.

 

That would have been wrong of course, 'cause the series was three consecutive primes, then the last prime +2, so it would have been 17, then 19 and my head exploded with realisation of why I got expelled from school at 12 and I'll never be a lotto gazillionaire and didn't share my wisdom on the other lotto thread.


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  Reply # 2093517 19-Sep-2018 22:18
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mostly primes, people like to pick patterns


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  Reply # 2093522 19-Sep-2018 22:30
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Man that would suck in some ways. I mean who would not love to win 25k but there would always be that niggle in the back of your mind saying thats just friken typical.





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  Reply # 2093555 20-Sep-2018 05:04
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5 of the div 1 winners will collect over $52k because they get div 2, 3, etc as well. And had the right bonus number.

But still, yippee, won $million! Oh....




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  Reply # 2093559 20-Sep-2018 06:12
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The prize in division 6 was also more than 6, which was a bit weird.

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  Reply # 2093560 20-Sep-2018 06:32
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Phew - just checked and I didn't winlaughing. I'd be so pissed if I did.





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  Reply # 2093563 20-Sep-2018 07:03
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eracode:

Right now the Lotto site is showing that 40 people won Division 1 tonight and got $25,000 each.



Eventually the Lotto site will list the stores that sold winning tickets. It may be multiple entries covering other options rather than 40 individuals.

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