• A New York man won a $343 million Powerball jackpot after playing the same numbers for 25 years - here's why that strategy won't actually increase your odds of winning

    24 days ago - By Business Insider

    A Manhattan man won an October Powerball jackpot after playing the same numbers every week for 25 years, according to The New York Times .
    However, the rules of probability and the way lotteries like Powerball are set up mean that it doesn't matter if you use the same numbers in multiple drawings.
    Lottery drawings like Powerball are explicitly designed so that drawings are independent of each other.
    The New York Times reported that Manhattan resident Robert Bailey won an October Powerball drawing with a jackpot of $343.9 million after playing the same set of lottery numbers - 8, 12, 13...
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  • The winner of the $343 million Powerball jackpot in New York finally won after playing the same numbers for 25 years

    The winner of the $343 million Powerball jackpot in New York finally won after playing the same numbers for 25 years

    24 days ago - By Business Insider

    Robert Bailey, a 67-year-old retired government employee, won a $343.8 million Powerball jackpot last month.
    The New York man won the lottery using the same lottery numbers he has used for the last 25 years: 8-12-13-19-27.
    Bailey said he will use his winnings to buy his mother a house, travel, and make "good investments."
    The New York man who won a $343.8 million Powerball jackpot last month has been using the same numbers for 25 years.
    Robert Bailey, a 67-year-old retired government employee came forward on Wednesday to claim last month's Powerball ticket and walked home with its cash...
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