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  •  I want to know what are my odds of losing that (0+ / 0-)

    mega million lottery every single time I play? I play twice a week and have not won yet. Are my odds of winning increasing every time I play or are my odds of losing the same?
    I never took statistics, and don't understand odds, but I do think it is strange that the number 26 has come up so many times. The Chinese people think the number 8 is lucky, That is why they scheduled the open of the Olympics for 8-8-08,if you add 8+8+2+8=26, 2+6=8. Perhaps it is the Chinese principle, 2+6=8, so there you go.

    •  Quite high... (0+ / 0-)

      ..especially since you're buying a ticket along with a whole bunch of other people. Of course, you have a very high chance of never winning if you don't buy a ticket, either. Like I've stated in another post herein, I've been playing for almost 20 years. It's what my brother, who trained in mathematics in college, as "buying a dream": you spend a dollar to buy a dream of winning and not having to work any more. For me, that's short-circuiting the 788 days to my retirement!

      Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight.

      by JeffW on Sat May 17, 2008 at 09:05:09 PM PDT

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