Powerball Jackpot: Crazy Lotto Lovers Go Bananas Again!!!!

April 2, 2009

On Thursday, June 5 2008 the Powerball jackpot reached over \$5o million, making it the biggest prize ever offered in any Australian lottery game at the time. Needless to say, many were interested.  Scientist Tilly Boleyn gave her winning tips on ninemsn the night before the draw. Too her credit she stressed there are no lucky numbers as the game is random and that the best way toincrease your chances of winning are by – D’Oh! – buying more tickets.

Nevertheless, ninesmsn included this information on their website.

‘The most-drawn Powerball numbers are 26, 22, 5, 39, 24 and 34. The least drawn numbers are 41, 32, 10, 43, 35 and 20.’

This information is worthless. These facts imply that the balls know whose turn it is (Nos. 41, 32, 10,43, 35 and 20)  And then can organise themselves so that those balls drop down the shoot. As if! The draw is random. Any number is possible. The size of the draw attracted more attention or \$8.7 million worth.

The winning numbers, in drawn order, were: 5, 21, 11, 38 and 2, with the Powerball 33, with the total prize of \$58,737,207.41

Poor old 41, 32, 10,43, 35 and 20 will have to wait for another turn!!!!!!!

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http://today.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=574145

1. But the stats are not completely useless – since there are enough idiots out there, you can count on them picking the lucky numbers, so if you pick the “unlucky” ones, although you won’t be more likely to win, if you do you’re likely to be sharing with less people.

• Too true. But, I figure, the prize pool doubles because the number of lottery tickets sold has also doubled. If your ‘unlucky numbers’ are picked you may be sharing the winnings with twice as many ticket holders than in a standard draw. Should you buy two tickets? Mathspig

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• Thanks. Next post will be about gambling. Watch out for it. Cheers mathspig.

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