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vatek
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is there a best time to buy a lottery ticket?


so Powerball is getting pretty high, and I plan on winning it tonight, but I haven't bought any tickets yet.

statistically, does it matter if i run out now and buy tickets or should i wait until later tonight? i believe powerball averages about 1:195million odds, but is there actually a strategy of when to buy tix?

i will share a portion of my winnings with whoever posts the best reply







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lsufanintexas
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re: is there a best time to buy a lottery ticket?


Yes. never. Put that money into a savings account.





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Walker
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re: is there a best time to buy a lottery ticket?


Buy now and forever hold your peace.





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gjackx
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re: is there a best time to buy a lottery ticket?


I just got back from the future, the powerball numbers for tonight are:

1 2 3 4 5 and powerball 13


You're welcome!






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tims0912367
Member since Apr 2009
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re: is there a best time to buy a lottery ticket?


Your best return will be found buying after 9 PM the day of the draw.







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Gorilla Fingers
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re: is there a best time to buy a lottery ticket?


3:43AM mountain time





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vatek
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Member since Jul 2007
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re: is there a best time to buy a lottery ticket?


quote:

Your best return will be found buying after 9 PM the day of the draw.


can you back this up with things like math or science?






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Gorilla Fingers
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re: is there a best time to buy a lottery ticket?


I can back up your mom.





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FLBooGoTigs1
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re: is there a best time to buy a lottery ticket?


I am in for a 1.00 ticket if over a 100 million. Anything else, Meh





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Ellunchboxo
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re: is there a best time to buy a lottery ticket?


I've won the lottery 15 times and I never buy my tickets before breakfast.





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Lloyd Christmas
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re: is there a best time to buy a lottery ticket?


quote:

3:43AM mountain time


I have heard the same, buy then






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vatek
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Culpeper, VA
Member since Jul 2007
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re: is there a best time to buy a lottery ticket?


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Yes. never. Put that money into a savings account.


FALSE. $5 in a savings account would earn me about a penny every other decade. i'll take my chances with the lottery






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BunkieWrench
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re: is there a best time to buy a lottery ticket?


.....odds of winning are 0:195,000,000 if you don't buy a ticket.


1:195,000,000 >>>> 0:195,000,000

:soyouresayingtheresachance:






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vatek
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Member since Jul 2007
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re: is there a best time to buy a lottery ticket?


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1:195,000,000 >>>> 0:195,000,000


amen to that






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vatek
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re: is there a best time to buy a lottery ticket?


quote:

I can back up your mom.








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Boats n Hose
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re: is there a best time to buy a lottery ticket?


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Yes. never. Put that money into a savings account.


frick those odds, I'll keep my money






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FLBooGoTigs1
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re: is there a best time to buy a lottery ticket?


In fact I won 2.00 on a scratch off yesterday. can I get a Amen brother?





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SG_Geaux
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re: is there a best time to buy a lottery ticket?


quote:

statistically, does it matter if i run out now and buy tickets or should i wait until later tonight? i believe powerball averages about 1:195million odds, but is there actually a strategy of when to buy tix?


Your odds of winning are the same no matter when you buy your ticket.

The only thing that increases your odds is buying more tickets.






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tims0912367
Member since Apr 2009
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quote:

quote:
Your best return will be found buying after 9 PM the day of the draw.



can you back this up with things like math or science?


Zero return is better than negative return.






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yellowfin
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re: is there a best time to buy a lottery ticket?


Only dumb people play the lottery





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