Entertainment Anybody here playing Powerball? $675M on Sat Updated

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  1. Robert Higgins

    Robert Higgins Well-Known Member VIP

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    The jackpot for Wednesday is going to be about $400 million (no winners this past weekend when it was $340MM).

    The odds of winning the jackpot are about 292,000,000:1.

    I know it's a waste of money but I do buy 2 or 3 tickets when the jackpots get really large.

    Hey, it's worth 4 bucks, right?

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  2. fixer

    fixer I'm Retarded you Jerk. On the Power.

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    I got 2 tickets on Saturday and will buy two tickets on Wednesday.
     
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    suckemnuckledus Well-Known Member

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    Yup!
     
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    LonghornJ VIP Extreme Gold

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    In... I'll throw a twenty spot at it.

    10 chances for glory.
     
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  5. LaserT

    LaserT You have to have fun. Gold

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    Beth already hit it....

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    Now it's my turn...


    :evil:
     
  6. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    i will win and buy a kidney from schnoopy
    i don't need a kidney but my dogs will enjoy their new chew toy
     
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  7. wife is a whore

    wife is a whore Stripped of POTY for butthurting staff VIP

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    Hell yeah. Some asshole is gonna win it, why not me?
     
  8. LonghornJ

    LonghornJ VIP Extreme Gold

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    Hell, with all you assholes throwing your pennies in the pot the total might be a cool half billion by the time I cash in the winning ticket.
     
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  9. Rod-Stroker

    Rod-Stroker Streptococcus Gingivitis Halllllllllllllitosis

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    There are 5 pink marbles, 2 blue marbles, and 8 purple marbles. What are the odds in favor of picking a blue marble?





































































    Answer: The odds in favour of a blue marble are 2:13. One can equivalently say, that the odds are 13:2 against. There are 2 out of 15 chances in favour of blue, 13 out of 15 against blue.
     
  10. Rod-Stroker

    Rod-Stroker Streptococcus Gingivitis Halllllllllllllitosis

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    Lifetime chance of dying in a car accident is 1 in 77.4
     
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  11. Rod-Stroker

    Rod-Stroker Streptococcus Gingivitis Halllllllllllllitosis

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    The odds of getting struck by lightning during your lifetime are about 1 in 12,000.
     
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  12. Rod-Stroker

    Rod-Stroker Streptococcus Gingivitis Halllllllllllllitosis

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    What are the chances of me dying?

    Odds of dying in a given year from choking on food are one in 370,035. Multiple that by 365 and I have a roughly one in 135 million chance of dying today from choking on food. But, again, I'm kind of dumb that way and have a history of choking, so let's bump it up to one in 100 million

    Yeah I'm gonna win the lottery
     
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  13. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Yes, because usually I can't be bothered to pick up a ticket if the jackpot is only $50M or so.
     
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    Rod-Stroker Streptococcus Gingivitis Halllllllllllllitosis

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    Some more fun odds

    Odds of bowling a 300 game: 11,500 to 1

    Odds of getting a hole in one: 5,000 to 1

    Odds of getting canonized: 20,000,000 to 1

    Odds of being an astronaut: 13,200,000 to 1

    Odds of winning an Olympic medal: 662,000 to 1

    Odds of an American speaking Cherokee: 15,000 to 1

    Odds that a person between the age of 18 and 29 does NOT read a newspaper regularly: 3 to 1

    Odds that an American adult does not want to live to age 120 under any circumstances: 3 to 2

    Odds of injury from fireworks: 19,556 to 1

    Odds of injury from shaving: 6,585 to 1

    Odds of injury from using a chain saw: 4,464 to 1

    Odds of injury from mowing the lawn: 3,623 to 1

    Odds of fatally slipping in bath or shower: 2,232 to 1

    Odds of drowning in a bathtub: 685,000 to 1

    Odds of being killed on a 5-mile bus trip: 500,000,000 to 1

    Odds of being killed sometime in the next year in any sort of transportation accident: 77 to 1

    Odds of being killed in any sort of non-transportation accident: 69 to 1

    Odds of being struck by lightning: 576,000 to 1

    Odds of being killed by lightning: 2,320,000 to 1

    Odds of being murdered: 18,000 to 1

    Odds of getting away with murder: 2 to 1
     
  15. johnfreeman1

    johnfreeman1 Well-Known Member

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    Lotto: Idiot tax

    40 million doe
     
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  16. HigherPrimate

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    Mega Millions cost a dollar less. Plus if your odds are so out of control of winning, buying multiple tickets doesn't make much sense.
    Now you have 5 in 860,327,998 odds vs 1 in those same odds?

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  17. Shithead

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    I really don't get why you wouldn't play when it was smaller and the odds a lot better?
     
  18. Free Food

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    The odds are the same regardless of the size of the jackpot. It doesn't matter how many other dummies are buying tickets.
     
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    Shithead Well-Known Member

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    reno VIP Extreme Gold

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    In!
     
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