# How To Improve Your Chances Of Winning The Powerball Jackpot

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#### Glenn Holland

Joined Dec 26, 2014
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They say your chances of winning the Powerball jackpot are much less than being hit by lightning.

However, if you buy a Powerball ticket, take a trip to the Catatumbo region in Venezuela where there are lightning storms everyday, then take a boat out onto the lake.

Won't that greatly increase your chances of winning???

#### tcmtech

Joined Nov 4, 2013
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I'm a generic white guy in his early 40's who lives in the upper midwest plus has a fair degree of natural financial responsibility and the desire to do good with my resources what ever they may be which puts me solidly on the never going to win no matter how well the odds are list.

That's what I know about my odds.

#### DickCappels

Joined Aug 21, 2008
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On the average, the absolutely best outcome from a lottery can be obtained by not buying a ticket. Of course then you miss out on the anticipation of the drawing...

#### JoeJester

Joined Apr 26, 2005
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Never spend more on gambling then you intend to lose.

#### GopherT

Joined Nov 23, 2012
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On the average, the absolutely best outcome from a lottery can be obtained by not buying a ticket. Of course then you miss out on the anticipation of the drawing...
I had a pretty good outcome. Spent 10 + 6 + 2 on the last three drawings and had fun conversation with friends and family about who I would still consider a friend and who I would still consider family if I won. We all had a good laugh and cheaper than taking the family to the movies.

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#### Glenn Holland

Joined Dec 26, 2014
698
One of my in laws (not a biological relative) had a gambling problem and he eventually wound up living on the streets of Vegas.

He insisted there was a "secret book" on the black market in Vegas that showed how to win big time, but the gambling industry banned it.

#### cmartinez

Joined Jan 17, 2007
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They say your chances of winning the Powerball jackpot are much less than being hit by lightning.

However, if you buy a Powerball ticket, take a trip to the Catatumbo region in Venezuela where there are lightning storms everyday, then take a boat out onto the lake.

Won't that greatly increase your chances of winning???

Great video... but isn't the voice-over artificial, being done by some sort of a speech synth?

#### WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
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#### JoeJester

Joined Apr 26, 2005
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That fever subsides until the next insane jackpot.

#### WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
25,112
I don't think so in this case. She's not a gambler and got so thoroughly trounced this time that I think it is over for her. Particularly when I pointed out that we would have to spend over \$600,000 a month on PowerBall tickets over a 50 year span in order to have a 50-50 chance of winning the PowerBall at some point during our lives.