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From: marnanel Date: August 27th, 2001 05:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Any news on how much they actually did win?

BTW, is there a way of picking the relationships between the numbers when you buy a very large number of lottery tickets to increase the chances? (As an extreme example, choosing the same numbers on each ticket wouldn't increase the chances at all.)
From: ex_mrflagg Date: August 27th, 2001 07:51 am (UTC) (Link)

increasing your odds of winning


but you have to make a decision about hedging your bets or going for the glory

im with John Daly on this one

go big, or go home
jarrett From: jarrett Date: August 27th, 2001 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)


I think as long as they purchase 24,000 unique tickets, their chances of winning remains constant.

They could decrease their chances of having to share the prize by picking only numbers 32 and higher. Most people who don't get quick picks play the birthdays of their family members. Avoiding those numbers will not decrease your chance of winning, but will decrease the probability that someone out there picked the same numbers as you.
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