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Ladies Lock-In with Mitchell Tenpenny is coming to Bootlegger’s In Troy!

  Everything Country Froggy 100.3 welcomes another Ladies Lock-In to Bootleggers Bar & Grill, Thursday November 8th featuring rising country star, Mitchell Tenpenny! This one’s for the ladies! Guys if you’re well behaved, perhaps she might take you too! The only way in is if you win tickets, so keep listening to Froggy 100.3!  …

Show Us Your Rack

  Click on the graphic above and e-mail us a jpg or png image file of you with your buck and include the deer’s weight and antler count, where you got the deer PLUS your mailing address, phone number and birthday.   Everything Country Froggy 100.3 wants you to show us your rack…Your DEER rack!…

Kicker Arena Cross & Freestyle Motocross Show!!!

  Everything Country Froggy 100.3 is welcoming the Kicker Arena Cross & Freestyle Motocross Show Saturday November 17th at the Times Union Center in Albany and we want you to be there for all the action! All this week when you hear the sounds of the motocross, race to the phones and be the correct…

Adirondack Stampede Charity Rodeo!!

Everything Country Froggy 100.3 is sending you to the 28th Annual Adirondack Stampede Charity Rodeo, Friday and Saturday November 2nd & 3rd at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls! Keep listening for chances to win tickets!   One lucky ticket winner will get upgraded to the VIP treatment (Which will include meet & greets with the stars…

Froggy 100.3 welcomes Morgan Wallen to Upstate Concert Hall in March!

    Morgan Wallen’s “If I Know Me” tour will be stopping by Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton Park, Friday March 8th! Keep listening for chances to win tickets! Tickets $17.50 adv/then $20 on sale Friday, October 26 at 10am at www.ticketweb.com, the club box office 371-0012 and 51Vape 1321 Central Ave, Colonie  

Get Froggy 100.3’s Chris O’Neil to dye his pink & wear a dress!

    Everything Country Froggy 100.3’s Chris O’Neil invites you to donate to our team for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of the Adirondacks Walk, Sunday October 28th at the Cool Insuring Arena! If donations to team “Froggy 100.3” equal to $1,000, Chris will once again dye his hair pink AND if donations equal…

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Titanic II to set sail in 2022, will retrace original route

A replica of the Titanic is poised to set sail in 2022 and resume the Southampton to New York route of its infamous predecessor.

The Blue Star Line announced that the controversial project, Titanic II, would resume following financial problems that halted the enterprise, Cruise Arabia & Africa reports.

The ship will have the “the same interiors and cabin layout as the original vessel while integrating modern safety procedures, navigation methods, and 21st-century technology,” said Clive Palmer, chairman of Blue Star Line.

The new ship will set sail from Dubai to Southampton and then on to New York.

Its namesake famously sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912 after hitting an iceberg.

NY Air National Guard unit begins annual South Pole mission

An annual mission to the South Pole that involves hundreds of members of a New York Air National Guard unit is now underway.

Some 500 airmen of the 109th Airlift Wing will take part in Operation Deep Freeze, which started last week. It’s the Schenectady County-based unit’s 31st season of conducting missions at McMurdo Station in Antarctica.

The 109th uses its six LC-130 Hercules cargo planes based at Stratton Air National Guard Base to provide logistical support to the National Science Foundation-managed U.S. Antarctic Program.

By the time the deployment wraps up next year, the unit will have flown about 1,800 flying hours while conducting more than 200 missions.

The 109th is the only unit in the U.S. military that operates ski-equipped aircraft capable of landing on snow and ice.

Mega Millions, Powerball prizes come down to math, long odds

For all the anticipation about whether someone will finally snag the gigantic Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, the games come down to two things: simple math — and very long odds.

But there are some quirks and surprises about the math equations that likely will soon vault someone into stratospheric wealth after the jackpots grew for months without a winner.

WHAT ARE THE JACKPOTS?

 

The biggest quirk starts with this fact: The advertised $1.6 billion Mega Millions prize — the world’s largest ever lottery jackpot — and $620 million Powerball prize aren’t quite real. That is, those are the amount you’d be paid if you chose an annuity, doled out over 29 years. Nearly every winner opts for cash, which is the amount of money the lottery folks actually have in the bank ready to pay out to the company that would fund the annuity.

The cash option is still massive, at $904 million for Mega Millions and $354.3 million for Powerball. But those numbers aren’t splayed across billboards and shown in countless mini marts across America.

POTENTIAL COMBINATIONS

The dismal odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot — 1 in 302.5 million — means there are 302.5 million potential number combinations, or a little less than one combination for all 328 million people living in the U.S. (Oct 22)

The dismal odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot — 1 in 302.5 million — mean there are 302.5 million potential number combinations, or a little less than one combination for each of the 328 million people living in the U.S. For last Friday’s drawing, about 59 percent of possible combinations were taken. But by Tuesday night’s drawing, officials estimate that 75 percent will be sold.

That would mean a 25 percent chance of no winner. If that happens, it’s likely even more combinations would be covered before the next drawing three days later. Officials don’t have an estimate on how many tickets would be sold for that potential drawing, and they haven’t said how large the estimated prize would be. Could it reach $2 billion?

The odds of winning Powerball are 1 in 292.2 million.

AS THE GRAND PRIZE INCREASES, SO DO WINNER NUMBERS

The odds of winning don’t change as jackpots get larger, but the chance that more than one winner will share the prize do. When so many people rush to play as a jackpot soars , the chances increase that two or three tickets — of the millions of tickets sold — will match. Of the five largest jackpots awarded in the U.S., three went to multiple winners. The largest single prize went to a 2017 player from Massachusetts who celebrated a $758.7 million Powerball payday.

TWO JACKPOTS, ONE WINNER?

If the odds of winning either Mega Millions or Powerball don’t seem gigantic enough, how about winning them both? Spend $4 on a ticket for each game and it could happen. But the odds aren’t especially favorable, at about 1 in 88 quadrillion (that’s 88,000,000,000,000,000).

LUCKY NUMBERS

For Mega Millions, players choose six numbers: five from a range of white balls, numbered 1 to 70, and one number for the Mega Ball, with a range of 1 to 25. What numbers have come up most? Since 2010, that honor goes to the number 2, with 92 hits, followed by the numbers 20, 11, 31 and 17. The most hit Mega Ball number is 9.

Lottery officials are quick to point out that the number selection is random, so there’s no reason that what hit in the past will be selected again. The game also has changed over the years, so some numbers included weren’t always in the mix.

LUCKY STATES

Not surprisingly, the most Mega Million jackpot winners in the past five years have come from states with the largest populations. New York, with the nation’s fourth-largest population, leads with seven winners. The No. 1 population state of California is second in Mega Millions winners with six, while Illinois is third with four winners.

Still, there are some quirks, as Georgia has the eight-largest population and three winners and Washington state has two winners but only the 13th largest population. Texas has the nation’s second-largest population, yet players have only bought winning Mega Millions tickets in the state twice in the past five years. And let’s hear it for Rhode Island, the smallest population state to have won a Mega Millions jackpot in the past five years.

AMERICA IS NO. 1

For those with an international bent, the current Mega Millions jackpot has surpassed all lottery jackpot records — so it’s not only the largest lottery prize in U.S. history, it’s now the world’s largest.

The annual El Gordo national lottery in Spain advertises a larger total prize pool, but the money is divvied up into many prizes, according to Seth Elkin, a spokesman for the Maryland lottery, which currently takes questions about the Mega Millions drawing.

NASA dumps 450,000 gallons on launchpad in just over a minute

NASA has released stunning footage of a recent test of a system in which 450,000 gallons of water were sprayed almost 100 feet into the air in just over a minute.

The system is called the “ignition over-pressure protection and sound-suppression water deluge system.” It is designed to “reduce extreme heat and energy generated by a rocket launch.

The test is in preparation for the June 2020 launch of “Exploration Mission-1”, the first un-crewed flight of the Space Launch System and the second flight of the new “Orion” multi-purpose crew vehicle.

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