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    Powerball Jackpot Essay

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    Sometimes, the odds are in your favor. Fans of The Hunger Games may disagree, but after three people win the Powerball jackpot, I find this point hard to argue. For my essay, I decided to track the odds of winning the most recent Powerball jackpot to determine if winning is actually luck. To follow the story, I kept up with five different sources-EBSCOhost, CNN, New York Times, Dayton Daily News, and Fox News. After tracking the story, I discovered New York Times was the best source. Therefore, anyone interested in the news should read a national newspaper, like the New York Times. For four days, I closely followed five different news sources all on the same story, the Powerball jackpot. I checked on each news article daily for any updates…

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    Stage 5 Turns out during one of Shaun and I’s nights out in Boston I had purchased a Powerball tickets. I had completely forgotten about this ticket in my back pocket of my jeans. I put them through the wash and my mom had found the ticket and gave it to me and said “Joey, do you want this Powerball ticket still? You just put it in the washing machine.” With the odds of winning the Powerball being so low. I thought about just throwing it away. I decided to take it to the local gas station and…

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    “Check the Powerball number. If we hit the jackpot, we’ll fly to Vietnam immediately.” These words were said as she handed her eldest daughter a lottery ticket and her cellphone. Every time, just before checking to see if she has won the jackpot, she repeats this sentence like a mantra. She misses her home, the place that has made her who she is today. When asked, “What would you do if you won the lottery”, most people would say they would buy a new car, a mansion, or even a yacht. Loan…

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    Powerball Research Paper

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    gets really high as it increases after every drawing. If no one wins the jackpot for that day's draw, then the amount will increase. Once someone hits the jackpot, the next amount will decrease to a default number and then increase from there. This rule also applies for every lottery game. The Powerball is available to play in many different states and only a few of them don't allow it. Currently, the Powerball gives you the option to choose 5 numbers from 1-59. The red Powerball number will…

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    When it comes to Powerball There are 175,223,510 possible Powerball combinations so winning on a single ticket comes down to a 1 in 175 million chance. There is a 1 in 135000 chance of being struck by lightning, 1 in 1,600,000 chance that you are hit by a stray asteroid, and a 1 in 60,000 chance you are sucked up by a tornado. So you are over 100 times more likely to be killed by an asteroid, 1296 times more likely to be struck by lightning, and 2916 times more likely of being sucked up by a…

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    What to Do if You Win the Powerball Lottery If you are living in one of the 44 states that have the Powerball Lottery (or Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), there is a good chance that you have bought at least one Powerball ticket. You may have also been buying them for friends and family that are not living in one of those states. Why all the interest in Powerball right now? Well, for the benefit of those few people who may have been living in a cave, the lottery is…

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    Does Money Actually Bring Happiness? In the Forbes article “Why Winning Powerball Won’t Make You Happy”, journalist Susan Adams explores the relationship between coming into fortune and happiness. More specifically, Adams speaks of how winning the lottery can negatively and positively affect the “lucky” winner. Adams writes, “Though there are stories of people whose lives improved after landing a big lottery pay-out, there are seemingly as many winners whose lives got worse” (Adams). After…

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    The Lottery Social Issue

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    Winning a billion dollars would seem like a blessing to a middle class or lower class worker; however, what would happen if the lottery prize money could help not just that person, but everyone else? Economics and policies are common issues, but the issue being discussed is not about the economy and its policies; it is about the lottery, but not just any lottery – the Powerball. Washington Post writer, Caitlin Dewey, took a simple math meme and broke down the facts behind it, talking about the…

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    In A Wal-Mart prevented food from going bad and it allowed an adequate supply of the merchandise to operate. In part C Wal-Mart typically opens within 24 hours allowing operations to continue as soon as possible. 2. In ‘How Long a Shot is the Powerball?’ a. What factors influence the expected value of a Powerball ticket? (4 points) The non-jack pot/ jack pot size expectations and the amount of tickets sold is the factors of a Powerball ticket with no power play. The odds of hitting the jack pot…

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    in a press release. “We couldn’t be happier for them and are thrilled they took the time to assemble the right team before coming in to claim.” Six months after Powerball fever gripped the country, the Chino Hills Powerball jackpot winners came forward to claim the coveted $528 million prize, according to California Lottery officials. Marvin and Mae Acosta, the winners of the largest lottery prize in California Lottery history, have…

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