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Jackpots continue climbing for Mega Millions, Powerball and Classic Lotto games

With no one matching all the winning numbers in last night's Powerball and Classic Lotto drawings, the top prizes in those two drawings continue to increase.

Posted on 17 April 2014

Powerball Numbers: No Big Winner As Jackpot Reaches $128 Million

The Powerball numbers drawn Wednesday came up empty, as far as the top jackpot was concerned, for the eighth straight drawing. The jackpot in the $2 lottery game now shoots to an enticing $128 million for the next Powerball drawing, to be held Saturday. The next Powerball jackpot is only the second in the nine-figure

Posted on 17 April 2014

Powerball

The winning numbers drawn Wednesday night in Powerball are: 34-39-42-44-59 Powerball: 8 Estimated jackpot: $110 million Power Play: 3

Posted on 17 April 2014

Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

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Posted on 16 April 2014

Saturday's winning Powerball numbers

Saturday's Powerball drawing was carried out after press time.

Posted on 13 April 2014

No Big Winners, Lotto & Powerball Jackpots Roll Over

Florida Lotto and Powerball players are hoping they'll have better luck this Wednesday to win lots of cash as the jackpots for both games have rolled over.

Posted on 13 April 2014

Winning late lottery numbers for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The winning numbers for tonight's Powerball drawing are: 09-14-44-48-49 with a Powerball number of 29 and a Power play multiplier of 2. The estimated jackpot is $80 million with a cash option of $46 million. The New York Lotto numbers for...

Posted on 9 April 2014

Florida Lotto & Powerball Jackpots Roll Over

Florida Lotto and Powerball players are hoping they'll have better luck this Wednesday to win lots of cash as the jackpots for both games have rolled over.

Posted on 6 April 2014

Powerball numbers for April 2: One Michigan ticket holder wins $1 million, jackpot increases to $70 million

The winning Powerball numbers (for April 2): 08-13-19-22-53. The Powerball red Power number: 24. The Power Play number: 2. One player in Belleville, Michigan, won $1 million.

Posted on 3 April 2014

Powerball Jackpot Winners Don’t Always Come Out On Top

B. Raymond Buxton now holds the record for the largest Powerball Jackpot in California history, but there’s still no guarantee that he has an easy road ahead of him. If he has any doubts, he should just ask Jack Whittaker. Buxton bought the $425 million dollar winning ticket as an afterthought while making a lunch

Posted on 1 April 2014

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Let's say there's a daily lottery. Person A buys 365 tickets for one drawing on one day. Person B buys one ticket each day for a year. Do they have different chances of winning?

Let's pretend it's like Powerball - the drawing is a string of 5 numbers plus 1 other number.

My brain says Person A has a higher chance. But it seems like Person B has "more" chances. Help me, mathematicians!

EDIT: Absolutely fascinating range of responses! Thanks r/askscience! You did not disappoint.

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Posted on 6 March 2014

Do you have any predictions about an unlikely event that will happen sometime in the next 3 years?

Your comment will be timestamped so everyone in the future will know you predicted it before it happened. And if you're wrong we can mock you in the future.

-The winner of an election? -A major natural disaster? -Winning Powerball numbers? -A big company merger? -The winners of a major sporting event -A company going bankrupt? -A disease cured? -A celebrity marriage? -A new pope? -The value of bitcoin?

Try and be specific so people in the future can be sure if you were correct or not.

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Posted on 5 December 2013

Developer here, making a "lottery winning numbers statistics" app: is this legal?

So as the title says, i'm trying to make an app that analyzes the powerballs winning numbers history (available for free on powerball.com), and gives statistics based on the findings, such as, what number appears the most in all the winning number combinations. A. Am I allowed to used these numbers to do something like this? And B. If so, am I allowed to sell this to others? Thanks in advance!

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Posted on 13 November 2013

Can't get Objects to correctly print to file

So I'm working on my final project for Java, and I can't get past this bug.

I basically need to print 6 lottery TICKET objects (which has an array of 5 ints and a powerball int) to a file. The first three are randomly generated.

The fourth has 4 winning numbers and a random int for the array and then the winning powerball number.

The fifth has the 5 winning numbers and a random powerball.

And the sixth is the winning ticket.

I've been able to generate all of the tickets correctly in the code, but for some reason when I try to print them to a txt file, the first three tickets' arrays all mirror the 4th. The powerballs remain random, however.

For example: This is what the program will output

  • 59, 27, 36, 34, 42, powerball: 52
  • 29, 24, 54, 25, 7, powerball: 13
  • 8, 59, 22, 43, 20, powerball: 20
  • 12, 13, 6, 8, 33, powerball: 9
  • 12, 13, 6, 8, 25, powerball: 11
  • 12, 13, 6, 8, 25, powerball: 9

Done

and this is what will print to the txt:

  • 12, 13, 6, 8, 33, powerball: 52
  • 12, 13, 6, 8, 33, powerball: 13
  • 12, 13, 6, 8, 33, powerball: 20
  • 12, 13, 6, 8, 33, powerball: 9
  • 12, 13, 6, 8, 25, powerball: 11
  • 12, 13, 6, 8, 25, powerball: 9

Here is the spec if it helps: spec

This is my code:

main

Ticket Class

Any help would be great, thanks!

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Posted on 26 April 2013

[Contest] Powerball

Ok in honor of my cakeday, I want to gift you! My husband is an avid powerball player and always plays 5 strings of numbers. All you have to do is guess what the 5 power ball numbers on his most recent ticket are. Powerball numbers run 1-50, the person with the most correct numbers wins! To be clear, you have to pick 5 numbers 1-50 to enter the contest. Prize will be awarded 3/8/13 and will be around $20. You may only enter once, duplicate entries will void all entries. You also must have gifted at least 1 person. You can gift anyone up until the 8th, as long as you gifted someone. Price of the gift doesn't matter either, just the gifting itself.

Hints

  • The drawing for the ticket I have in front of me was 2/13/13, Montana powerball
  • This was a non-winning ticket so the powerball number on that day's drawing does NOT appear on the ticket.
  • Numbers may repeat

The Contest has ended and the winner has been gifted.

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Posted on 28 February 2013

Code review request for a beginner.

Here is my code:

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#!/usr/bin/python def list_of_tickets(): list_of_tickets = [] j = 0 print "How many ticket do you have?" number_of_tickets = int(raw_input(">")) while j < number_of_tickets: print "Enter ticket %s" %(j+1) list_of_tickets.append(number_input()) j = j+1 return list_of_tickets def number_input(): i = 1 ticket_list = [] while i < 6: print "Enter number %s" %i number = int(raw_input(">")) if number < 1 or number > 59 or number in ticket_list: print "Please input a unique number between 1 and 59" else: ticket_list.append(number) i = i+1 while len(ticket_list)<6: print "Enter the powerball:" powerball = int(raw_input(">")) if powerball < 1 or powerball > 35: print "Please input a unique number between 1 and 35" else: ticket_list.append(powerball) return ticket_list def winning_input(): print "Enter the winning numbers:" i = 1 ticket_list = [] while i < 6: print "Enter number %s" %i number = int(raw_input(">")) if number < 1 or number > 59 or number in ticket_list: print "Please input a unique number between 1 and 59" else: ticket_list.append(number) i = i+1 while len(ticket_list)<6: print "Enter the powerball:" powerball = int(raw_input(">")) if powerball < 1 or powerball > 35: print "Please input a unique number between 1 and 35" else: ticket_list.append(powerball) return ticket_list def power_play(): print "Did you select the power play? (Y/N)" power_play = raw_input(">") if power_play[0] == 'Y': power_play = True else: power_play = False return power_play def validator(list_of_tickets, winning_ticket): winlist = [] for i in list_of_tickets: win_count = 0 powerball = "" for j in i[:-1]: if j in winning_ticket[:-1]: win_count = win_count + 1 if i[-1] == winning_ticket[-1]: powerball = "p" if i[-1] != winning_ticket[-1]: powerball = "n" results = str(win_count)+powerball winlist.append(results) return winlist #todo: make the answers from validator match up to prizes def prize_calc(results, powerplay): prizes = {'0p':4, '1p':4, '2p':7, '3n':7, '3p':100, '4n':100, '4p':10000, '5n':1000000, } for i in results: if i in prizes: if powerplay == True: print prizes[i]*2 else: print prizes[i] elif i == '5p': print "YOU WON THE JACKPOT!!!" else: print "Sorry, this wasn't a winner" print "Powerball checker v.0.1" list_of_tickets = list_of_tickets() winning_ticket = winning_input() power_play = power_play() results = validator(list_of_tickets, winning_ticket) prize_calc(results,power_play) 

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I suspect that I could have done a better job with variable naming. I am specifically looking for any feedback as to structure. I know it makes sense to me, but was this an efficient way to structure my program? Is it readable? Does anyone have any suggestions for new features in the next iteration?

Thanks for your time, and any feedback! I appreciate it!

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Posted on 23 December 2012

Could someone theoretically buy enough lottery tickets to guarantee a win and a positive return on investment?

Right now, the PowerBall jackpot stands at $550 million, with an estimated cash value of $360.2 million. The odds of winning a full jackpot (hitting all six numbers) are stated on the Powerball website as being 1 in 175,223,510. Each entry costs $2, so the cost of buying 175,223,510 tickets is $350,447,020. If that gets you a guaranteed jackpot win, then you're still profiting nearly $10 million.

I realize that there are taxes and other things to consider, but is this wrong? Would buying 175,223,510 and somehow guaranteeing that you had no duplicate tickets guarantee you a jackpot win?

There is also an option to add a random multiplier between 2 and 5 to your prize by playing the "PowerPlay" option, which costs an additional dollar per ticket. Would that be a better way to guarantee ROI?

I know this is a ridiculous question, but I'm bored at work, and started thinking about it, so I thought I'd ask the internet.

EDIT: Forgot about other people winning simultaneously. You'd have to dedicate at least $1 million to sending people around the country and preventing other people from buying tickets through intimidation I guess.

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Posted on 28 November 2012

Powerball Jackpot is over US$500,000,000; odds of winning about 1:175,000. How much would I win if I played every number?

Edit - missed some zeroes in the title. Actual odds are 1:175,000,000.

Note the payout schedule below - you can win with a single number plus the powerball, and in a variety of other ways.

Assume, for the sake of argument, that no one else hits the winning number (and that I can find a licensed retailer who will sell me 175,000,000 tickets). Also assume that I ignore the "PowerPlay" because I want to keep my investment to $175M. Edit: Investment = $350M, because tickets are $2 each.

The PowerBall rules govern payouts like this: Matches Prize

Powerball only $4 1 number plus PB $4 2 numbers plus PB $7 3 numbers; no PB $7
3 numbers plus PB $100
4 numbers; no PB $100
4 numbers plus PB $10,000 5 numbers; no PB $1,000,000 5 numbers plus PB Jackpot

For those not familiar with the PowerBall lottery, you pick five numbers from 1-59, and a PowerBall from 1-35. For the non-power balls, you're drawing from one pot - a number cannot appear twice. The PowerBall machine contains a separate collection of balls, so a number can be a nonPowerBall and a PowerBall.

I'm not smart enough to write a simulation to figure it out ... can Reddit help?

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Posted on 27 November 2012

Math geniuses of Reddit: Powerball Lottery is at $245 million, and my coworkers are discussing probabilities. Settle this for us.

The discussion is around whether it's better to pick your own numbers or let the terminal randomly pick the numbers for you.

My argument: The chances are equal either way. The numbers come out randomly, and have no memory of the past (i.e if I roll a 4 on a dice five times, The chances of me getting a 4 the sixth time are just as equal as the first five times). So if you play 2-4-6-8-10-12 every week, or get a randomly new number every time, they both have an equal chance of winning.

Her argument: If I consistently play the "2-4-6-8-10-12" (just an example) combination every week, MY selection stays consistent. And if my numbers stay the same every week, they just have to match the winning numbers. BUT, If I let the machine pick my numbers, the universe has to match one set of random numbers (machine picked) to another set of random numbers (the winning ones), which makes it twice as hard to win.

So, statisticians and probabilities experts. What do you think? How do "chances of winning" apply to the above two situations?

PS - We already know how ridiculously slim the chances are of actually winning and how it's a "volunteer tax" and a complete waste of money. We're just discussing odds.

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Posted on 2 November 2011

What should I do? Do I turn my Dad in?

Just to set the situation: I'm working up the courage to leave. I love my parents and it's the only think keeping me from leaving at the moment. My Dad was the PO of the congregation up until they changed the title to COBE and now he's the congregation secretary, and my Mom is a regular pioneer and probably one of the biggest prudes you'll ever meet.

I'm not exactly sure how to approach this as I have proof my Dad has been looking at porn (at home and at work) as well as reading some pretty kinky fiction ( homo, adultery, pedo, incest, etc ). At first I thought it might have been a onetime lapse in judgement, but I've been checking his history pretty regularly and this has been happening for over a year.

The other thing is he seems to be buying lottery tickets. I've never seen the stubs, but when checking up on his history looking for evidence of porn, he has been checking the winning numbers for the Powerball lotto every week.

Last week, my Mom found a receipt that included line items for lotto tickets, and I had to listen to a boldfaced lie that that must have been part of the receipt from the customer before him. I'm not sure what she'll do if she finds out the truth.

I need an outside party giving me some advice here.

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Posted on 23 March 2011