# Why don't fortune tellers win the lottery?

ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2011/03/06 21:47:08
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Because they are frauds.
• wombat 2011/03/07 15:47:18
how do you know they dont.
• ὤTṻnde΄ӂ wombat 2011/03/07 19:10:53
Because there are too many of them. Didn't you give me the odds of winning...how long it would take?
• wombat ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2011/03/07 19:25:30 (edited)
True. Lets say they can tell you something about you regarding your appearance and history. We are all limited to our experience and abilities and fortune is nothing but doing exactly what we can do best.

The odds of winning the lottery .... lets say mega millions is exactly 1:100000 with some chance of 1:10000
• ὤTṻnde΄ӂ wombat 2011/03/07 19:30:17
Match 5+ Powerball = 1:80,089,128
Match 5 = 1:1,953,393
Match 4+ Powerball = 1:364,042
Match 4 = 1:8,879
Match 3+ Powerball = 1:8,466
Match 3 = 1:207
Match 2+ Powerball = 1:605
Match 1+ Powerball = 1:118
Match Powerball = 1:74

Don't know if this is what you're referring to but I thought it was interesting.
• wombat ὤTṻnde΄ӂ 2011/03/07 19:36:39
If you take a pen and a ticket making random decisions on numbers you have odds as you have shown.
The machine deciding on the numbers is mechanical and works under certain rules. There are different concepts minimizing the odds to a certain level.
If you may reduce your interest to get 4 out of 5 you may lower the odds of winning to a doable level.
• CAROLYN NTARWNJBS 2011/03/07 00:35:24 (edited)
They don't want to be so obvious LOL
• ὤTṻnde΄ӂ CAROLYN... 2011/03/07 01:29:28
• Hamm0ckjames 2011/03/06 22:40:52
For the same reason they ask you for your name when you call. They don't have a clue,,,
• ὤTṻnde΄ӂ Hamm0ck... 2011/03/06 22:43:07
Good one.
• Tau_Seti 2011/03/06 22:11:16
Because in reality they are phony.
• joe59 2011/03/06 21:49:09
That's easy because their not who they say they are.
• Scott ヶBrony Of PHAETヶ 2011/03/06 21:49:09
..."fortune tellers", need i say more?
• Just MEH....Piwan 2011/03/06 21:48:52