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$425 MILLION: Largest Powerball lottery jackpot in history

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Posted: November 25, 2012, 10:06 am - IP Logged

I may be getting the fevor....... How many 100s of QPs should I buy........ What?

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction when I spend more than $2 on powerball.lol

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    Posted: November 25, 2012, 10:12 am - IP Logged

    Must drive you nuts being so close to all those second place winners. I can see why your thrifty.

    You have to be rich to play a game like PB. I can't chase these PB jackpots rollovers; PB jackpots roll too fast. Oh, wait I still have $2 to play.

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      Posted: November 25, 2012, 10:15 am - IP Logged

      Well, I will surrender and play one ticket.

      You have made a wise economic decision. Good Luck.

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        Posted: November 25, 2012, 10:21 am - IP Logged

        I've said it hundreds of times, so why not once more? 

        What difference does it make if you win $40 million or $425 million?   I suppose it would be great to keep a few million and start a charity with the rest, but I will never understand the buying frenzy that starts every time the jackpot gets to these astronomical levels.   Only 1 person in the entire State of Florida got the 5 white balls, winning a million with a $2 ticket.  That should tell you something about the odds of hitting all 5 numbers and the PB. 

        However, somebody's going to win the jackpot, so I wish everyone here a lot of luck!  Smiley

        "Only 1 person in the entire State of Florida got the 5 white balls, winning a million with a $2 ticket.  That should tell you something about the odds of hitting all 5 numbers and the PB."

        ZERO CHANCE OF 175,223,510 VERSUS 1 CHANCE OF 175,223,510?


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          Posted: November 25, 2012, 10:25 am - IP Logged

          "Only 1 person in the entire State of Florida got the 5 white balls, winning a million with a $2 ticket.  That should tell you something about the odds of hitting all 5 numbers and the PB."

          ZERO CHANCE OF 175,223,510 VERSUS 1 CHANCE OF 175,223,510?

          You live in NY Thrifty. just buy one ticket in each borough and you are sure to win it all.......

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            Posted: November 25, 2012, 10:31 am - IP Logged

            The very next post will likely be mcginnin56 also telling us that only TWO tickets are in the budget.........

            not yet, he is driving the 50 mile round trip to buy his tickets in ma even though they sell them in his cowtown in nh.


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              Posted: November 25, 2012, 10:36 am - IP Logged

              not yet, he is driving the 50 mile round trip to buy his tickets in ma even though they sell them in his cowtown in nh.

              Thats a long way to go for TWO tickets............

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                Posted: November 25, 2012, 10:36 am - IP Logged

                I have Christmas powerball fever of 425 million wishes to pray for.... I couldn't sleep

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                  Posted: November 25, 2012, 10:57 am - IP Logged

                  You live in NY Thrifty. just buy one ticket in each borough and you are sure to win it all.......

                  Are you asking me to travel to mars to get the winning numbers? lol


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                    Posted: November 25, 2012, 11:07 am - IP Logged

                    not yet, he is driving the 50 mile round trip to buy his tickets in ma even though they sell them in his cowtown in nh.

                          I Agree!   Actually I do head into MA every Friday, to pick up their state games, as well as PB and MM.

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                      Posted: November 25, 2012, 11:17 am - IP Logged

                      Spend $40. Thrifty, and go from zero to 2000%................What?

                      I WILL PLAY THE LOTTERY SOMEDAY TO AVOID THE LOTTERY INSANITY. IT IS OKAY TO DREAM.

                      I AM A THRIFTY LOTTERY PLAYER BECAUSE I SAVE LINES TO PLAY SOMEDAY.

                      OUR REGULAR LOTTERY PROGRAMMING.

                      1) Playing the lottery more often for less lines= Playing a single line.

                      2) Playing the lottery less often for more lines= Playing multiple lines.

                      3) Playing the lottery less often for less lines= Playing a single line monthly or yearly.

                      4) Playing the lottery more often for more lines= Spending more money= Gambling addiction.

                      SET A LOTTERY STOP LOSS LIMIT TO MINIMIZE OUR LOSSES.

                      A lottery stop loss limit is very important to be a successful lottery player over the long term.

                      GOOD LUCK EVERYBODY

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                        Posted: November 25, 2012, 11:36 am - IP Logged

                        Looking through some of the posts by people....do people really think the people in charge "decide" which state is going to win? As for NY, well that's easy, a higher population means more people play in the state of NY than any other state. The powerball total winners page shows that NY was easily the state last night with the highest amount of winners, as is the case with every drawing.

                        I also find it "interesting" how some people try and predict which numbers are "due" to hit based on some silly formula. The machine can't read the numbers on any of the balls, it simply spits out 5 of 59, and then 1 of 35. It's totally random.

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                          Posted: November 25, 2012, 11:52 am - IP Logged

                          Looking through some of the posts by people....do people really think the people in charge "decide" which state is going to win? As for NY, well that's easy, a higher population means more people play in the state of NY than any other state. The powerball total winners page shows that NY was easily the state last night with the highest amount of winners, as is the case with every drawing.

                          I also find it "interesting" how some people try and predict which numbers are "due" to hit based on some silly formula. The machine can't read the numbers on any of the balls, it simply spits out 5 of 59, and then 1 of 35. It's totally random.

                          That's what they want you to think! I believe the lottery people chooses the state and the  Jackpot amount for its winners ahead of time. I sometimes question tho if they choose its winners and terminals. Maybe Jesse Ventura will investigate it since it's a conspiracy wondered by many.

                          NY has been hitting left and right and NY is only a  fraction of all the PB/MM players throughout the states. It just doesn't add up to the 175 million odds for them to have hit so many times this year. And I am not talking about 2nd prize winnings either, it seems like almost every jackpot this year was hit by NEW YORK..LO L

                          Whatever the case, I hope the Powerball hits Painesville Ohio and selects my tickets. If they do I will retract my statement and clear any skepticism about the lottery.

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                            Posted: November 25, 2012, 12:01 pm - IP Logged

                            2nd largest jackpot the world has ever seen

                            By Todd Northrop

                            Let the frenzy begin.

                            For only the 2nd time in the history of United States lotteries — or in the history of lotteries around the world — a lottery jackpot run-up has exceeded $400 million.

                            It's a prize level never seen by the Powerball multi-state game, and only once seen by the rival Mega Millions game.  And millions upon millions of people around the country will be lining up for their chance to claim the historic jackpot Wednesday evening.

                            The new high-water mark of $425 million for the current Powerball jackpot was achieved after no winning tickets were sold for Saturday night's $325 million grand prize.  And if past ticket sales are any indication of what will happen this week, the jackpot may get bigger — much bigger — by the time the drawing kicks off.

                            The lump-sum cash payout value of Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is a staggering $278.3 million.  After-tax cash and annuity prize amounts are reported state-by-state on the Jackpot Analysis page at USA Mega, a web site devoted to the Powerball and Mega Millions multi-state lottery games.

                            The cash payout value also sets a record for the largest ever offered by Powerball, and only second to Mega Million's record of $471 million, set on March 30, 2012.  (See list of all-time record annuity and cash jackpots below.)

                            In January, Powerball's pricing and prize structure changed, with the game's organizers claiming that the changes would produce bigger jackpots more often — and they were right.  Within the first year of the changes, Powerball produced three $300+ million jackpot run-ups, and the thrid one — this current jackpot run-up — has produced the first-ever $400+ million grand prize for Powerball.

                            Players should note that jackpot amounts are conservative estimates provided by the lotteries, and are often somewhat higher by the time the drawing occurs.  In this case, it may be a lot higher, perhaps nearing the half-billion dollar mark.

                            The historic prize is the result of 15 consecutive draws without a winner.  The run-up started as a $40 million prize on October 6, 2012.

                            The winning numbers for Saturday, November 24, 2012 were 22, 32, 37, 44, and 50, with Powerball number 34.

                            Even though nobody won the jackpot Satuday, 11 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Arizona, 1 from Florida, 2 from New Jersey, 3 from New York, 1 from Oregon, 1 from Texas, 1 from Virginia, and 1 from Wisconsin.

                            Of all the second-prize winners, only one of the tickets sold in New York was purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1. Because they purchased the Power Play, that particular ticket is now worth $2 million.

                            90 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Powerball and won $10,000. Of those tickets, 13 were purchased with the Power Play option, increasing the prize to $40,000.

                            Following the Wednesday drawing, the Powerball annuity jackpot estimate was raised $100 million from its previous amount of $325 million. The cash value was raised by $65.5 million from its previous amount of $212.8 million.

                            When a Powerball ticket is purchased with the Power Play option for an extra $1 per ticket, any non-jackpot prize is increased according to a fixed prize schedule, which can be found on the Powerball Drawing Detail page at USA Mega, as well as on the Powerball Prize Payouts page at Lottery Post.

                            Powerball is now played in 42 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Drawings are Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  Tickets cost $2 each.

                            Powerball lottery results are published within minutes of the drawing at USA Mega (www.usamega.com).  The USA Mega Web site provides lottery players in-depth information about the United States's two biggest multi-state lottery games, Mega Millions and Powerball.

                            Top 25 United States lottery jackpots of all time

                            Saturday's Powerball jackpot currently stands as the 2nd-largest lottery jackpot of all time in the United States.  The amount of the jackpot may rise before the drawing Saturday night, as lotteries are typically conservative in their initial estimates, and brisk sales may push the jackpot estimate higher by draw time.

                            If nobody wins Saturday, it's anyone's guess how high it will go.

                            1. Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
                            2. Powerball: $425 million, Nov. 28, 2012 - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
                            3. Mega Millions: $390 million, Mar. 6, 2007 - Georgia, New Jersey
                            4. Mega Millions: $380 million, Jan. 4, 2011 - Idaho, Washington
                            5. Powerball: $365 million, Feb. 18, 2006 - Nebraska
                            6. The Big Game: $363 million, May 9, 2000 - Illinois, Michigan
                            7. Powerball: $340 million, Oct. 19, 2005 - Oregon
                            8. Powerball: $337 million, Aug. 15, 2012 - Michigan
                            9. Powerball: $336.4 million, Feb. 11, 2012 - Rhode Island
                            10. Mega Millions: $336 million, Aug. 28, 2009 - California, New York
                            11. The Big Game: $331 million, Apr. 16, 2002 - Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey
                            12. Mega Millions: $330 million, Aug. 31, 2007 - Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
                            13. Mega Millions: $319 million, Mar. 25, 2011 - New York
                            14. Mega Millions: $315 million, Nov. 15, 2005 - California
                            15. Powerball: $314.9 million, Dec. 26, 2002 - West Virgina
                            16. Powerball: $314.3 million, Aug. 25, 2007 - Indiana
                            17. Powerball: $295.7 million, Jul. 29, 1998 - Indiana
                            18. Powerball: $295 million, Aug. 25, 2001 - Delaware, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Hampshire
                            19. Mega Millions: $294 million, Jul. 2, 2004 - Massachusetts
                            20. Powerball: $276.3 million, Mar. 15, 2008 - West Virgina
                            21. Mega Millions: $275 million, Feb. 22, 2008 - Georgia
                            22. Mega Millions: $270 million, Feb. 28, 2006 - Ohio
                            23. Mega Millions: $266 million, May 4, 2010 - California
                            24. Mega Millions: $265 million, Apr. 18, 2006 - Ohio
                            25. Powerball: $261.6 million, Jun. 2, 2010 - Ohio

                            For those keeping score, the number of jackpots in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

                            • Mega Millions: 12
                            • Powerball: 11
                            • The Big Game: 2

                            The Big Game is the original name of Mega Millions, from the game's first drawing on Sep. 6, 1996 through May 14, 2002.  The name was changed to Mega Millions starting with the May 17, 2002 drawing.

                            Top 20 cash value jackpots

                            Since many lottery winners collect their winnings in cash, the lump-sum payout is an important measure of what a winning ticket could be worth.  The new Powerball jackpot ranks as the 2nd-highest ever in the United States.

                            1. Mega Millions: $471 million cash, Mar. 30, 2012 ($656 million annuity) - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
                            2. Powerball: $278.3 million cash, Nov. 28, 2012 ($425 million annuity) - Preliminary estimate, not won yet
                            3. Mega Millions: $240 million cash, Jan. 4, 2011 ($380 million annuity) - Idaho, Washington
                            4. Mega Millions: $233.1 million cash, Mar. 6, 2007 ($390 million annuity) - Georgia, New Jersey
                            5. Powerball: $224.7 million cash, Aug. 15, 2012 ($337 million annuity) - Michigan
                            6. Mega Millions: $214 million cash, Aug. 28, 2009 ($336 million annuity) - California, New York
                            7. Powerball: $210 million cash, Feb. 11, 2012 ($336.4 million annuity) - Rhode Island
                            8. Mega Millions: $202.9 million cash, Mar. 25, 2011 ($319 million annuity) - New York
                            9. Mega Millions: $194.4. million cash, Aug. 31, 2007 ($330 million annuity) - Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
                            10. Mega Millions: $185 million cash, Nov. 15, 2005 ($315 million annuity) - California
                            11. The Big Game: $180 million cash, May 9, 2000 ($363 million annuity) - Illinois, Michigan
                            12. Powerball: $177.3 million cash, Feb. 18, 2006 ($365 million annuity) - Nebraska
                            13. Mega Millions: $168 million cash, July 2, 2004 ($294 million annuity) - Massachusetts
                            14. Mega Millions: $167.7 million cash, Feb. 22, 2008 ($275 million annuity) - Georgia
                            15. Powerball: $166 million cash, Aug. 25, 2001 ($295 million annuity) - Delaware, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Hampshire
                            16. Mega Millions: $165.2 million cash, May 4, 2010 ($266 million annuity) - California
                            17. Powerball: $164.4 million cash, won Oct. 19, 2005 ($340 million annuity) - Oregon
                            18. Mega Millions: $164 million cash, Feb. 28, 2006 ($270 million annuity) - Ohio
                            19. Powerball: $161.5 million cash, July 29, 1998 ($295.7 million annuity) - Indiana
                            20. Mega Millions: $156.1 million cash, Sept. 16, 2005 ($258 million annuity) - New Jersey

                            Just joined.  Want to say I very seldom play.  Only participate when the stakes are very high, as in this one.  One thing I do know, if I every hit the jackpot and it was enormously high or whatever it was, I would be thinking of all the good that could be done with the money, not all the goodies I could treat myself to.  I'm comfortable but certainly not wealthy but it always amazes me when people are questioned as to what they would do with the money if they won.  Very few think of so many people in need who they could help and the good that this money could accomplish.  Of course, I would help my family and keep a decent ammount for my husband and myself to secure our future, but the bulk of it should be put to good use to help those who are struggling.  After hurricaine Sandy, the lucky winner will be able to do just that and I hope they keep this in mind.  No one needs the amount of money that is at stake here.  Remember, money does not bring happiness but helping others should.

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                              I purchased my Powerball ticket about 15 minutes ago. There was a short line, but the store has two lottery machines, so I walked around the line and went to the other machine with no line. As I walked out the door with my Powerball ticket, the people still in line gave me the most puzzled looks ................. I just silently thanked them for their donation!

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