### Author Topic: Mega Millions jackpot breaks record!  (Read 8910 times)

#### punatic

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##### Re: Mega Millions jackpot breaks record!
« Reply #30 on: March 30, 2012, 09:13:20 pm »
Technically speaking the difference between 1 and 10 million and 0 in 10 million is .... uhm ..... one.

Keith was daydreaming about brewing when they covered probability in math class.

Hey Keith, how bout some poker?
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#### beersk

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##### Re: Mega Millions jackpot breaks record!
« Reply #31 on: March 30, 2012, 09:18:23 pm »
Supposedly it's up to at least \$675 million now.  That's almost 3/4 of a billion dollars.  Unbelievable.  They'll still tax the effin' sh*t out of it if you win though.
Mo' money, mo' problems.
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#### euge

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##### Re: Mega Millions jackpot breaks record!
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2012, 09:48:31 pm »
Well there goes my early retirement plans.
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#### majorvices

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##### Re: Mega Millions jackpot breaks record!
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2012, 10:35:29 pm »
Technically speaking the difference between 1 and 10 million and 0 in 10 million is .... uhm ..... one.

Keith was daydreaming about brewing when they covered probability in math class.

Hey Keith, how bout some poker?

Ha! Obviously my grasp of probability is sound. You fly my self out to Hawaii for some poker and I'll fly us all back state side with my winnings. Guaranteed.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2012, 11:05:33 pm by majorvices »

#### tschmidlin

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##### Re: Mega Millions jackpot breaks record!
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2012, 11:35:12 pm »
Well there goes my early retirement plans.
You too eh?  I got 4.  Meaning the number 4 was on my ticket, that's it.  It was fun while it lasted
Tom Schmidlin

#### punatic

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##### Re: Mega Millions jackpot breaks record!
« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2012, 01:12:09 am »
Technically speaking the difference between 1 and 10 million and 0 in 10 million is .... uhm ..... one.

Keith was daydreaming about brewing when they covered probability in math class.

Hey Keith, how bout some poker?

Ha! Obviously my grasp of probability is sound. You fly my self out to Hawaii for some poker and I'll fly us all back state side with my winnings. Guaranteed.

Looks like you were daydreaming about brewing in geography class too.  Hawaii is stateside.
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#### euge

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##### Re: Mega Millions jackpot breaks record!
« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2012, 01:48:01 am »
Ow man.

But easy slip to make.
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#### majorvices

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##### Re: Mega Millions jackpot breaks record!
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2012, 07:07:54 am »
Technically speaking the difference between 1 and 10 million and 0 in 10 million is .... uhm ..... one.

Keith was daydreaming about brewing when they covered probability in math class.

Hey Keith, how bout some poker?

Ha! Obviously my grasp of probability is sound. You fly my self out to Hawaii for some poker and I'll fly us all back state side with my winnings. Guaranteed.

Looks like you were daydreaming about brewing in geography class too.  Hawaii is stateside.

Contiguous states I meant. when's my airline ticket coming?

#### repo

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##### Re: Mega Millions jackpot breaks record!
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2012, 07:39:47 am »
DICTIONARY
Definition
stateside in or toward United States: in or toward the continental United States

relating to United States: relating to, in, or toward the continental United States

#### bo

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##### Re: Mega Millions jackpot breaks record!
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2012, 07:44:54 am »
Technically speaking the difference between 1 and 10 million and 0 in 10 million is .... uhm ..... one.

Keith was daydreaming about brewing when they covered probability in math class.

Hey Keith, how bout some poker?

Ha! Obviously my grasp of probability is sound. You fly my self out to Hawaii for some poker and I'll fly us all back state side with my winnings. Guaranteed.

Looks like you were daydreaming about brewing in geography class too.  Hawaii is stateside.

Contiguous states I meant. when's my airline ticket coming?

Definition of STATESIDE

: being in, going to, coming from, or characteristic of the 48 conterminous
states of the United States

Stateside doesn't include Hawaii

#### majorvices

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##### Re: Mega Millions jackpot breaks record!
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2012, 07:47:11 am »
Ouch. I guess I was awake in class after all.  Hey, Puna.  Tell you what. When we meet I want to buy you 0.0000000055865921787795 of a pint.

#### punatic

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##### Re: Mega Millions jackpot breaks record!
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2012, 11:17:53 am »
Definition - going stateside:
Returning to the United States from a foreign country.

NEWS FLASH
Dateline: August 21, 1959
Hawaii admitted to the Union!  Becomes the 50th State of the United States of America.
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#### punatic

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##### Re: Mega Millions jackpot breaks record!
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2012, 12:18:34 pm »
Technically speaking the difference between 1 and 10 million and 0 in 10 million is .... uhm ..... one.

Ouch. I guess I was awake in class after all.  Hey, Puna.  Tell you what. When we meet I want to buy you 0.0000000055865921787795 of a pint.

Hmm...  you say 1 + 10,000,000 - 0:10,000,000 = 1

I could be mistaken, but I bet some of your customers from the Marshall SFC may disagree with that statement.

The odds of winning Mega Millions are calculated as 56C5*46 = [(56*55*54*53*52)/(5*4*3*2*1)]*46 = 175,711,536

So the odds of winning with one number are 1 in 175,711,536

or the probabilty of winning with one number,  expressed in decimal form,  0.000000005691146...

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#### Joe Sr.

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##### Re: Mega Millions jackpot breaks record!
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2012, 01:52:33 pm »
I won \$6.  Which actually means I only lost \$14.

Oh well.

Next time.  Or not.

It was worth a flyer.

The probability of winning may be statistically zero, but there're some happy people out there somewhere.
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#### majorvices

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##### Re: Mega Millions jackpot breaks record!
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2012, 02:03:17 pm »
Definition - going stateside:
Returning to the United States from a foreign country.

NEWS FLASH
Dateline: August 21, 1959
Hawaii admitted to the Union!  Becomes the 50th State of the United States of America.

Yeah, but you can look it up. "stateside" itself means the contiguous lower 48. Not sure why that is but that's the way it is.

Regardless, practically speaking the odds are close enough to "0" that anyone who played that lottery was not going to win. I do understand that mathematically speaking there is a big difference between 1 and 0. But practically speaking the difference isn't so great. I'm assuming that when you get that micro drop of beer from me it is not going to be worth even trying to swallow it.