Who /powerball/ here?
Bought 50$ worth.
Gonna get my fucking ultimate NEETBUX.
i literally would but I just feel embarrassed by the idea of buying tickets at the convenience store when I never do that. The same guys work there so they'd know I'm just hopping on the powerball train like a fucking noob faggot.
I read once that if you spend 15 minutes driving to a newsagent to buy a ticket, you're eight times more likely to die in a car crash on the way than win the jackpot
>inb4 gotta be init to winit
if i win im buying like 10-15 mansions just for all you brobots and have a robot comunity in the hamptons jsut to piss off all the rich chads and stacies
>bought 5 tickets senpai
If I win I would give a lot of it away to charity, I don't see myself ever using a billion dollars.
Are you serious OP? Our lives have been such shit so far, do you really think any of us would be given this luck? It might even be more cruel, you might get all the numbers except one, that's just the world wanting to laugh at robots
If I do win I plan to hold some giveaways here with stuff like computer parts, laptops, cash prizes through Paypal, video games, etc.
I mean I won't win but if I did I'd want to help some guys here out. I'd require verification of some sort that the people entering are in fact robots and not normalfags, but I'm not sure how I'd do that.
Logically I know I won't win, but it's still going to hurt when I realize that I'm going to be stuck wageslaving until I'm old.
lmao at all these retards buying massive amounts of tickets
I just bought one for 2 bucks since it would suck not even trying at all, but come on, you know that even if you had 1000 tickets you still aren't going to win
You know your life sucks when you walk over two miles through the ghetto at night in freezing, windy weather to buy tickets. init to winit.
I ran the powerball simulator earlier for an hour and after simulating the drawing over 6 million times, I still had not won.
It's basically a 2$ donation to education and a fun thought experiment for a couple hours.
Daily reminder that you don't play the lottery because of the chance of winning.
You play the lottery so that for some days or hours you can live in the illusion that you may wake up as a millionaire tomorrow.
German Guy here, entered the powerball.
Congrats to rabbi Goldberg for winning the big prize of 1.5 billion good goy tokens!
awwww poor goyim...maybe next time? ;D
Remember, you cant win unless you play.
Who the hell cares? This is true for everyone. No one really buys tickets until the jackpot is well into the hundreds of millions. No offense but that clerk doesn't give a rat's cock who you are or what you buy.
i would just buy like one of the smaller neighborhoods for like 400 million then just bank the rest and we could all live off the interest, its not like we even spend a lot of money now anyways
>It's basically a 2$ donation to education and a fun thought experiment for a couple hours.
This. /thread. Its fun to dream.
True, but not so much when you only play when the jackpot is this high.
The odds of winning are around 1:175 million. If you play when the jackpot is 100 million dollars then each ticket is only worth around $0.57 but you pay $2. Right now with the 1.5 billion jackpot they are worth around $8.50
The odds are actually close to 1 in 300 million.
The only reason it is so high is because they increased the number pool, essentially because they know people will flip their shit over massive numbers and sales will increase.
give back to le community lol but yea its kinda stupid/selfish to sit on that much money and not have an army of robots to do your bidding and such while you spend it all on tendies and hookers
>So reddit opinions are the sensible ones then?
It isn't about whether or not it's sensible, it's parroting the SAME fucking phrase constantly "le stupid tax". Reddit and youtubers are under the same class of moronic normies that say whatever it takes to get upboats. We can't have a single powerball thread without 50 pompous fedoras yelling "stupid tax!" It's like you don't have a mind of your own.
>sister and mom are at work like wageslaves
>constantly begging me to buy them $40 in lotto tickets for them and they will pay me back
>sending them pictures of my face not giving a fuck and refusing to buy them lottery tickets
>tell them it's a waste of money and they will never win
>they're mad as fuck constantly telling me to buy them
Why are wageslaves so stupid? I would never be caught paying such an idiot tax as the lottery.
redditors think that they are so intelligent because all their opinions are 100% logical and sensible.
however, they completely ignore the fact that people are not completely logical beings, and you shouldn't let that influence every fucking decision you make, unless you want to have no fun in life
yeah, I might realize something isn't logical, but I might do it anyways because it seems like fun to indulge in
redditors are self-righteous assholes
>Mfw when they kick you out and you end up killing yourself
>he doesn't play state lottery
You'll never win the fucking powerball, just play the local stuff with rolling jackpots. You'll find stuff with 1:1,000,000 rather than fucking 1:200,000,000.
It won't payout like powerball, but 300k+ isn't chump change.
We could prolly hire a professional chef/nanny to take care of all of us too
Knowing they're this retarded, I wouldn't be surprised.
>mfw wagies are so upset over how much of failures they are in life that they desperately cling onto some glimmering hope like winning 1 in 280,000,000
I'm a NEET but this is equally if not more pathetic desu.
True, but if I win I'm getting a decked out kitchen in my main house. I'd pay someone to get my groceries though, so I don't need to go out and can keep watch on the numerous "Dubs gets X amount" threads.
I bought a ticket for the first time ever. The jackpot has never been large enough to be worth it before, but it's now to the point where the odds of winning and the prize are equivalent.
Now that I think of it, I would probably buy out all the other chans too or even better yet. Give them so much publicity through advertising that it gets filled with normies and other undesireables instead of flat out deleting it.
Running that simulation right now.
Even a thousand year old loli entering everyday wouldn't win 10K on average.
I'd rather get 2nd prize than 1st. If I win, everyone will know, people will try to bum money off me, ruin my life, etc.
If I get 2nd I'd get at least a million dollars. I could buy a house, live rent free, live off the interest. Nobody would even know I was rich.
watch out for this high roller.
I'd buy a self-sufficient compound high atop the Himalayas where I would never be disturbed, spending my days meditating, studying and reading until I emerge a wise old hermit dispensing advice to those who solicit it.
>sister sees ticket
>buys ticket with exact same numbers
>"why would you do that?"
>"because you're a loser and don't deserve any money. Now I get half, faggot ;)"
i don't even understand wtf she was thinking, half of literally anything is enough for me to neet up for the rest of my life.
Your sister is a cunt and you should burn that ticket of hers.
My family said the same thing
>Anon, you don't even do anything you'll be lucky if we give you anything
, and still when I told them how much I would generously give them if I won from my tickets, they were like
> "why do I get so little?"
REP THE 717 CUZ IT'S ALL I KNOW
>tfw parents are having powerball party
>loud as fuck
>keep telling me to come out of my room
>get fed up
>refuse to leave and face their sneering faces,
>piss in the cup I brought in with my dinner
>have to shit
>really really don't want to go back out there
>going to shit in the bowl and spray fabreeze so no one notices
i hate my life
If you take Lump sum than you are dumb. You take annuity, and you will become a billionaire in 30 years, plus you still getting 36 million a year. 36 million!!!! in 3 years only you will have 100 million !!!!
>hurr durr I'm going to invest the money
No you aren't retard
anon i hope for god you don't put those dishes back into circulation. Please tell me you throw them away.
>parents are having powerball party
This sounds so sad. And not in a sneering elitist sort of way.
I'm sitting here hoping I'll win. I came up with some pointless math while I was at it.
If only 5% of people have had life experiences that would make others call them "very lucky", then the winner of the powerball is 19 times more likely to be a non-'very lucky' person.
Listen up robots. If I win the jackpot, I'm buying the playboy mansion and turning it into a robot paradise. Robots, NEETS, freaks, all of you rejects will be invited to come live there with me. There will be vidya, anime, food, and any other NEET pursuits you can think of. I will hire full service maids, chefs, prostitutes, girlfriends, anything our hearts desire. The doors will be open to all robots from all over the world. It will be like r9k's version of Valhalla, and it will be beautiful. Wish me luck.
I have $40 worth or tickets. If the universe's RNG is in my favor, I'll be busy buying lavish gifts for the few people who actually care about me. I'd also be donating a lot to many charities and the EFF.
Well I'm Pennsylvania Dutch, so greetings from the other side you fuckin nazi.
Its the typical "if you'd stop smoking you could buy a new car in two years" argument.
Just because you don't spend money on something doesn't mean you'll end up saving it..
>everyone is playing because it's so high
>chances of possibly winning go from being in the dirt into the core of the earth
I'd rather play in a low pot with a higher chance of winning.
powerball generally is a terrible format and that's why it gets so high.
keep payin that idiot tax, cuck
only niggers play the lotto
>chances of possibly winning go from being in the dirt into the core of the earth
Why would the chance of winning change because more people play?
I'm not good with math but shouldn't the chance of winning stay the same - seeing how the number of numbers to pick from etc. stays the same?
what changes is the amount of money you'd be payed out - in case other people win too..
Why not? The potential reward matters. If there was a 90% chance of winning a punch in the face, you wouldn't play. If there was a 1% chance of becoming the god of the universe, you would play.
In a more rigorous way, you could conduct a cost-benefit analysis of how much money a lottery has to offer before it makes statistical sense to play. We're also quite a few hundred million dollars above the point at which it makes sense to play.
Bought 1 ticket with random generated numbers
May the khala guide my hand.
can't wait till you faggot americunts have your stupid lottery so you can all shutup about it. Then I'll just have to wait through the inevitable I WON GUYZ!!!! fake posts until we can all go back to complaining about our unfulfilling lives.
because your EV is significantly lower than any other form of non skilled gambling. show me the maths as to why it "makes sense" to play the lottery at it's current prize pool including tax
>have to use cash to buy tickets
>don't have any cash
>ATMs nearby have a minimum withdrawal of $20
>don't want to withdraw that much cash just to buy a ticket
>don't want to borrow cash from mom to gamble
Fuck, and I REALLY had a good feeling this time.
Winning the lottery would be the best way to unfuck my shit, unfortunately odds are it won't happen. I don't believe for a second that I'll actually win, but I will say that winning would more than make up for the fact that I'm 22 and a handholdless virgin.
You all may as well give up on your hopes now, haha!
>I just spent 7k of my college loan money on tickets.
Gonna get that early retirement, son. Who needs school when you got cash?
>non-americans lives are so bleak and hopeless that even reading posts about people enjoying something as little as their lottery fantasies enrages and depresses them
I guess I'd be salty if the women of my family were being gang raped every day by "refugees" too.
>tfw you're guaranteed to win because you got insider information from a reputable psychic
Maybe I'll give you anons some
I don't like to see my numbers before I play them. If I memorize them I'll be disappointed too quickly if I find out they don't match. Luckily I've completely forgotten all the numbers on my ticket.
but saying that somebody is gonna be me IF I buy a ticket is like predicting who in going to be struck by lightning an hour from now
then again I shouldn't tread on the fantasies of the proles. they might get mad :^)
>mfw I win the lotto and invest all my winnings in dragon dildos, just dragon dildos everywhere. Make website where dragon dildos will be shipped to your house for free. SUddenly dragon dildos become normal due to them being free. 1 million streets in america, 10 dragon dildos on every street. America will be the land of dragon dildos.
I will flood America in an ocean of 13 million dragon dildos. Better yet though, making one state have dragon dildos would be better. A dragon dildo for ever man woman and child.
Assuming the average robot here is about 14 years old, Are you going to accept 60% of the board's 14 year olds too? Not trying to fuck your dream up. It sounds wonderful but still.
If you could spend $1 for a 51% chance of winning $2, it would be worth it. That's because you'd would statistically stand to gain money (there is a positive EV).
What does it mean for powerball? Your chance of winning is 0.0000000342%. So how high does the potential prize have to be to have a positive EV? If you take a lump sump payment and also factor in the taxes, to get a positive EV you would need a jackpot prize of 1.4 billion dollars, which the current lottery exceeds.
The math actually works against you if there is a jackpot-split. If you factor that in the EV is no longer positive. Still, this is the best time there has ever been to play powerball.
how do you expect to win the lottery when you can't even get dubs?
Can you guys even dubs?
Let a jackpot winner show you how it's done.
He is are right actually, since the likelihood of a split doesn't linearly increase with more people playing. So, you can look at the point at which its slope is lowest but the EV is still positive and that would be the sweet spot. Still, this is one of the better times to play, especially if you consider multiple people will pick the same wrong numbers, which effectively "lessens" the likelihood of splitting you would anticipate based on the number of people playing.
>spent $20 on 10 tickets
>matched 1 number on 2 tickets, match 1 number and powerball on 1 ticket
Guess I'll get some money back right? Do I just go back to the gas station I bought it from?
I HOPE WHATEVER NORMIE FUCK WON HAS HEART ATTACK READING THEIR TICKET!!
>it gives me time to write a program to determine the frequency of the numbers and then I can pick based on that.
what happens to the money if they die suddenly?
>made $4 off of powerbal
not totally sad
I want nobody to win.
Then the winner for the next game will have a death sentence.
>FOUR ($4) FUCKING DOLLARS
>I'm still not a millionaire, much less a billionaire
I bought 6 bucks worth since my Chinese food had a gamble related fortune. didn't even get one number.
How would the agency know? They can know the exact time/location where the ticket was sold but because lotto is cash only they can't know the person until they report it themselves...
JUST IN: California lottery says they have a #Powerball jackpot winner
>A MEXICAN LIBERAL COMIE WON
WHY DO THE GOOD THINGS ALWAYS HAPPEN IN THAT SHITTY STATE
That theory makes no sense.
If every outcome were possible in a different universe, then there could be no such thing as cause and effect. Because that would mean that if I chose something to happen which caused something else, then if in a different universe I chose the same thing but the result didn't occur, then the whole idea of "cause-effect" doesn't work and everything falls apart. This shows that the multiverse theory is false.
Anyone devastated? Like, last drawing I didn't really care. Probably because I only fantasized for a few days and hadn't played the lotto in a while. But now I'm so angry, I'm so fucking upset that someone won and it's not me. I was trying to be a good person through this whole ordeal, but I have awful feelings for whoever won. WHY did it have to be them? Why do THEY get to enjoy winning the largest jackpot in the history of the world? WHY WHY WHY THAT PERSON?
I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE THE CHOSEN ONE.
I SPENT TIME MEDITATING IN MY ROOM FOR AN HOUR EVERY FUCKING DAY IMAGINING MYSELF WINNING THE LOTTERY. I WAS SO SURE OF IT.
I LOST. I FUCKING LOST. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>your face when the winner is a Chad or a woman.
Feels pretty indifferent.
Maybe there is a conspiracy. The vast majority of winners don't flip their money in any way...keeps them gambling more and more in life. And like I said, poor dummies inspire other poor dummies to spend money on the lotto.
>1 in 292,000,000
Have fun with that.
Although... If the jackpot's 1,500,000,000, you could just buy 292,000,000 tickets and make a mean profit.
You could retire from your NEETdom early if you win. All the tendies in the world, yours. The comfiest cabin in the woods you can imagine. Blow up dolls, maybe a 3dpd Japanese waifu.
The dude doesn't report it.
The lottery division for each state has all the purchased numbers in their system and once the numbers come out they just run a database search.
They have no idea who bought the ticket, just that one exists.
He or she has 180 days to redeem it.
i actually thought this over. and i think to pick every combonation you'd have to fill out those combos on those 5 play tickets
and writing out 292million combos would take like a hundred years
and then you'd have to hand them into the clerk for them to read the selections and print you tickets
basically it's not worth the time
Are you retarded?
They aren't reporting someone won based on a 7-11 clerk saying he sold the ticket or some random Twitter post.
All the tickets (and their numbers) sold are in databases and they just a ran search for the winning numbers. The winning ticket exists somewhere.
>a richfag normie in California won
EVERYTHING YOU SAY TO ME
TAKES ME ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE EDGE
Get some kind of kick out of willfully acting completely ignorant?
Acting like a retarded child isn't cute, if it's obvious enough to an entire nation why the powerball right now is so big, then it should be obvos to you unless you're 4 years old.
ENGAGE THE UPRISING PROTOCOL.
BETA AGENT CALI 2 DO YOU HAVE THE TARGET?
>she says yes
>you date for a few months before she starts pushing you to marry her
>go along with it because you're a cuck
>divorces you and runs off with half your money
>tfw from cali
I didn't even need the full jackpot, just the five numbers would have given me about ~700,000 and that would have been enough restart my so far worthless life and make something of it
God damn I bet the traffic from LA to Chino Hills is insane right now.. all the bums and crackheads fiending for that money.
Tbqh the winner should leave town with the ticket and cash it out in the central valley somewhere, sleep in a hotel for a few nights first so nobody expects them.
Good, I hope he's actually the winner. The only thing that can neutralize my emotions over this is the sweet poetic justice of the world's largest jackpot being given to the worst possible recipient.
GANE GANE ROBOTS. I HAVE THE WINNING TICKET HAHHAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHHAHAAHAAHHAHHAHAHAHA ITS A DREAM COME TRUE, FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
>yfw at least you're not mexican
Here it is you fucking NEETs jajajaja, have fun thinking about suicide every day and being depressed. I'm heading to Cancun niggers.
>if you won the powerball, buying 4chan would cost pocket change
If you play the lottery, you obviously have no reasonable grasp of simple mathematics.
Which leads me to believe you are rather dim-witted.
You just blew 50 perfectly good dollary-doos out of the window
>you are rather dim-witted.
>You just blew 50 perfectly good dollary-doos out of the window
I'll get 4 of those dollary-doos back at least
> guy who won bought the ticket in Chino Hills
> one of the richest fucking cities in the US, and by proxy, the world
SO SWEET. LET THE NEET TEARS FLOW.
welp i didn't win the jackpot so i won't play ever again. looks like there is no easy way out neetdom......thinking about becoming i little sissy faggot now