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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #120 on: February 15, 2020, 04:13:42 PM »
Just spent 60 quid on the lottery instant win games. Pretty sure they're rigged to fuck.

Don't they all have to have the odds printed on the side of them by law?

I'm pretty sure that will have odds which mean in fact it is more likely than not you will continue losing money the more you spend.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #121 on: February 15, 2020, 04:56:09 PM »
This man speaks the truth.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #122 on: February 15, 2020, 05:00:56 PM »
Don't they all have to have the odds printed on the side of them by law?

I'm pretty sure that will have odds which mean in fact it is more likely than not you will continue losing money the more you spend.

Nope.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #123 on: February 15, 2020, 09:30:26 PM »
Why not one of each?

Got to Tommy's and had seven dollars in my wallet. Got two Powerball and a scratcher.

Off the scratcher I got a thousand
 (little bits of scratcher dust)

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #124 on: February 15, 2020, 10:32:23 PM »
Got three numbers today.

Where's my fucking money, lottery!?

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #125 on: February 15, 2020, 11:27:30 PM »
Trouble is, you have to get three numbers and buy the ticket.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #126 on: February 16, 2020, 09:06:57 AM »
I won a free Lucky Dip last night!  Wealth awaits!

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #127 on: February 16, 2020, 09:12:26 AM »
I won a free Lucky Dip last night!  Wealth awaits!

One of those apples may have a free maggot in

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #128 on: February 16, 2020, 09:24:56 AM »
Result!  Extra protein!

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #129 on: February 16, 2020, 09:26:13 AM »
Result!  Extra protein!

That maggot was your key to wealth, but you turned it into poo.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #130 on: February 16, 2020, 09:30:32 AM »
Are you saying that poo can't be turned into gold?  Bah.  Illusions shattered.

Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #131 on: February 16, 2020, 01:49:57 PM »
Imagine working in a tombola ticket printing factory, bet there are some really saucy stories.  They say getting a number on the tombola releases the same amount of endorphins as an orgasm and heroin.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #132 on: February 16, 2020, 04:43:08 PM »
I'm part of a lotto syndicate at work. One lad has picked the numbers from 1 to 7 and was asked why. He said "statistically it has as much chance of winning as anyone else". In theory he is right but he was still a bell end for choosing them.

As Ray Travez said, 1-7 has worse odds 'cos it's a sequence.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #133 on: February 16, 2020, 04:44:34 PM »
Yeah but why is 1234567 less likely than 1 9 28 45 53 18 etc etc?

Fucking probability

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #134 on: February 16, 2020, 04:52:53 PM »
It isn't, but you're much more likely to end up sharing your winnings with loads of other twats who've done the same thing.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #135 on: February 16, 2020, 05:05:20 PM »
As Ray Travez said, 1-7 has worse odds 'cos it's a sequence.
I don't know who Ray Travez is, but he's wrong.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #136 on: February 16, 2020, 05:11:17 PM »
What's the weird one where you guess which of three boxes a prize is in and you can pick again after the first box is opened? If it's empty, should you pick the box you didn't choose first? Yes, 'cos now the odds of winning are 1/2 whereas if you don't change your mind they're still 1/3???

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #137 on: February 16, 2020, 05:17:25 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Hall_problem

One of the most counter-intuitive things ever.


EDIT: Didn't know this until now, but even celebrated mathematician Paul Erdős refused to believe it at first.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #138 on: February 16, 2020, 05:19:46 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monty_Hall_problem

One of the most counter-intuitive things ever.
Until you realise that you are more likely to have picked a goat first time, so switching is the right thing to do

(or cabbage - whatever the bad prize is)

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #139 on: February 16, 2020, 05:22:11 PM »
Until you realise that you are more likely to have picked a goat first time, so switching is the right thing to do

Exactly... it's the host's knowledge that's important.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #140 on: February 16, 2020, 05:24:53 PM »
The Monty Hall thing is easier to under stand when you deal with large numbers. If you have 100 doors to choose from, you pick one, and then get reduced to do two doors, with the option to swap. It's pretty clear you swap.

Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #141 on: February 16, 2020, 06:04:18 PM »
Used to find it depressing (and further damaging to my corroded sense of self-respect) when I worked in Sainsbury's and you had elderly people buying their "Bingo tickets" who wouldn't even check to see if they had won because the whole process had become so automated for them in their twilight years.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #142 on: February 16, 2020, 06:15:30 PM »
I don't know who Ray Travez is, but he's wrong.

I don't know who he is either, but I didn't say that. I said what Ambient Sheep says above; you're more likely to share the prize with a lot of people if you choose an obvious sequence of numbers.
 

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #143 on: February 16, 2020, 06:34:14 PM »

Just checked, didn't get the 40 million off the Powerball. Was going to bung a million to kittens  and an ice cream sandwich to cerys if I had won.



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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #144 on: February 16, 2020, 06:35:15 PM »
Spent 130, won 60.

Lost 70 quid.

Fucksake.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #145 on: February 16, 2020, 06:39:00 PM »
Spent 130, won 60.

Lost 70 quid.

Fucksake.

When's giro day?

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #146 on: February 16, 2020, 06:56:25 PM »
March 14th.

Lots of baked beans in February.

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Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #147 on: February 16, 2020, 07:06:24 PM »
I reckon kittens actually works for the lottery people and this whole thread is a tissue of lies designed to get people to play the lottery.

Hope that helps :)

Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #148 on: February 16, 2020, 08:03:32 PM »
what if i want goats and i already have a car

Re: winning the lottery
« Reply #149 on: February 16, 2020, 08:36:35 PM »
I’m often reminded that I’m just an ape with ideas above my station whenever I get a lucky dip ticket and instantly get annoyed that the numbers aren’t good.

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