Something isn't adding up, the line was out my local small town gas station and down the street Lol. I'm willing to bet this is just a craze to get people to just go out and pay more taxes *play the lottery*
lottery odds 1:292mil, 694,000,000 were sold, how was their not a winner?

Something isn't adding up, the line was out my local small town gas station and down the street Lol. I'm willing to bet this is just a craze to get people to just go out and pay more taxes *play the lottery* 
Many people played the same numbers obviously.

there, not 'their'

wouldyou wrote:
694million tickets were sold yet 1 in 292million was to win.
With those odds, there's a 9% chance that there'd be no winner if everyone chose numbers randomly. 
Any numbers chosen are random; regardless of the choosing method.

You have another chance on Wednesday PM.
Get a ticket today to avoid the lastminute rush, also, but the ticket for the next 23 draws in advance. 
BINGO!
*Stop making sense, LetsRun ain't got no time fo' that! ;)
Random Lea wrote:
Any numbers chosen are random; regardless of the choosing method. 
Random Lea wrote:
Any numbers chosen are random; regardless of the choosing method.
Not necessarily. Numbers 131 are disproportionately chosen since many people use dates as their "lucky" numbers. 
Random Lea wrote:
Any numbers chosen are random; regardless of the choosing method.
OK. I've never done it and I have no idea how it works but a previous poster implied that purchasers choose the numbers themselves. If that's true, you would expect certain numbers to be chosen more than others. 
I thought maybe it was rigged too. I mean come on!
BUT a better explanation is that the "random" number generator for Quick picks isn't truly random.
Pick your own numbers. 
fivethirtyeight wrote:
Random Lea wrote:
Any numbers chosen are random; regardless of the choosing method.
Not necessarily. Numbers 131 are disproportionately chosen since many people use dates as their "lucky" numbers.
This too. If birthday numbers are chosen, the jackpot will be split. If numbers in the 50s show up, we could get a single winner. 
At $2 per ticket that's not a bad payday for the lottery. Stasticly each ticket has a 1 in 292 million shot. Your odds are not cut in half if you buy two tickets. That's why.
At this point it would be worth just giving 292 million $ for every possible number and collecting the 1.3 billion. 
Your probability math is wrong.
The odds are you pick the right number out of a range of numbers and then do that x number of times.
I can't be bothered to do the numbers, but I'd you bought every possible combination of numbers you would still lose money at even 1 billion dollars.
Another game for suckers. Generally speaking it's a very harmful regressive tax. 
Take a math class wrote:
At $2 per ticket that's not a bad payday for the lottery. Stasticly each ticket has a 1 in 292 million shot. Your odds are not cut in half if you buy two tickets. That's why.
At this point it would be worth just giving 292 million $ for every possible number and collecting the 1.3 billion.
At $2 a play you'd spend $586MM, not worth it yet. Also there's no physical way to complete the cards and purchase the tickets before Wednesday on your own. 
Take a math class wrote:
At $2 per ticket that's not a bad payday for the lottery. Stasticly each ticket has a 1 in 292 million shot. Your odds are not cut in half if you buy two tickets. That's why.
At this point it would be worth just giving 292 million $ for every possible number and collecting the 1.3 billion.
Stasticly? Dude, go away and sharpen up for a while, and when you can read come back. We have stupid people here, but that is too much. 
Take a math class wrote:
1) At $2 per ticket that's not a bad payday for the lottery. Stasticly each ticket has a 1 in 292 million shot. Your odds are not cut in half if you buy two tickets. That's why.
2) At this point it would be worth just giving 292 million $ for every possible number and collecting the 1.3 billion.
1) You'll always have a seat at my poker table. Yes your odds are cut in half by buying two tickets. The odds go from infinitesimally negligible to infinitesimally negligible
2) It's physically impossible for you to cover every number combination in 4 days, even with 10,000 people working for you. First of all you'd have to have 10,000 buyers waiting in the wings. Secondly they would have to find a retailer willing to tie up their machine. Thirdly they would have to place 29,200 two dollar bets from a printed list during the allotted hours. Your total cost to cover all combinations is $585 million dollars!!!!
But for fun, lets say the lottery retailer are open 24 hours for 4 days. That's 5760 minites (4 days). You would have to purchase a ticket every 11.8 seconds.
To sum it up.
You need $584 million to cover 292 million combinations.
You would need 10,000 worker bees purchasing individul combinations every 11.8 sec from a list 24 hours a day for 4 days.
Those worker bees aren't going to work for just honey.
Anyone with $584 million has a lot better things to do than to give it all away on ridiculous schemes. 
Your chances if winning do in fact double by buying 2 tickets.
If you bought 50% of the possible combinations, you would have a 1 in 2 chance of winning. 
Let me make this easier for all of you. The take home lump sum pay would have to be worth at least $584m for this to make any sense. The jackpot is 1.3b, which is based on an annuity payout. The lump sum is about half of that, 650m. Now apply taxes, likely more than 50%, the payout is now 325m. That pot needs to grow a lot more and you need to go back to your basement and figure out the logistics and cost of buying a ticket to cover every single number.
I have an even better idea, save yourself the trouble and stick to serfdom
malmo wrote:
Take a math class wrote:
1) At $2 per ticket that's not a bad payday for the lottery. Stasticly each ticket has a 1 in 292 million shot. Your odds are not cut in half if you buy two tickets. That's why.
2) At this point it would be worth just giving 292 million $ for every possible number and collecting the 1.3 billion.
1) You'll always have a seat at my poker table. Yes your odds are cut in half by buying two tickets. The odds go from infinitesimally negligible to infinitesimally negligible
2) It's physically impossible for you to cover every number combination in 4 days, even with 10,000 people working for you. First of all you'd have to have 10,000 buyers waiting in the wings. Secondly they would have to find a retailer willing to tie up their machine. Thirdly they would have to place 29,200 two dollar bets from a printed list during the allotted hours. Your total cost to cover all combinations is $585 million dollars!!!!
But for fun, lets say the lottery retailer are open 24 hours for 4 days. That's 5760 minites (4 days). You would have to purchase a ticket every 11.8 seconds.
To sum it up.
You need $584 million to cover 292 million combinations.
You would need 10,000 worker bees purchasing individul combinations every 11.8 sec from a list 24 hours a day for 4 days.
Those worker bees aren't going to work for just honey.
Anyone with $584 million has a lot better things to do than to give it all away on ridiculous schemes. 
The reason the line was out the door was because idiots like you don't understand statistics.

You can have seat at my table too, fish. Your odds do not double by simply buying another ticket. You simply have a 2 in 292.2 million chance.