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For powerball to have an Expected Value of 1, the individual take-home jackpot would have to be about $313,124,412 for the *lump sum*, *after* taxes. (Which, assuming average state income tax rates, corresponds to an advertised jackpot of roughly $805,000,000 AND assumes the jackpot doesn't have mul...(read more)

I asked... he apparently doesn't say much. She's theorizing Münchausen syndrome, which means he's not necessarily conscious that he's feigning illness.

Just as a completely non-religious example, my girlfriend is a medical social worker and has been working recently with a patient that is absolutely convinced he has cancer.

There has apparently been some cases of tests that came back clean, and his excuses after the fact, but it's also turned in ...(read more)