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To: steerpike100

Not only that, but, PowerBall is drawn 2 times a week. If you started buying tickets, say, immediately after the last drawing, there would not be enough TIME to purchase 15 billion tickets. Further, there is no guarantee that you would win UNLESS you submitted 175 million tickets, covering every combination possibility. And, there probably isn’t even enough TIME to do THAT...


23 posted on 12/05/2012 2:15:58 PM PST by Paisan
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To: Paisan

Not only that, but, PowerBall is drawn 2 times a week. If you started buying tickets, say, immediately after the last drawing, there would not be enough TIME to purchase 15 billion tickets
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Back when the ‘lottos’ were basically 1 state per (I mean no multi state) some ‘genius’ (as is normal in a free society) figured he could hire enough people to buy the required # of tickets to cover every #...at that time there was only 1 drawing a week and multiple jackpots were very common.
‘They’ tweaked the system, went to 2 draws per week and it was virtually impossible to run all the numbers.
Since it was tweaked, the dual winners are rare where it was once common.


24 posted on 12/05/2012 2:25:12 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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