I went back over the Powerball archives a second time, carefully recording the roll numbers and jackpot levels. And yes, the Jack W jackpot of $314.9 million was in fact a record for 16 rolls. This record may be broken if the Powerball jackpot rolls tonight.
The 16 roll record was set over 4 years ago, December 2002. According to Jack, it took him 4 years to lose all his money. Also interesting to note is that the record was set under the old Powerball matrix with lower odds to win the jackpot.
I also found the 15 roll record at $221.5 million. It was also set under the old matrix and one year ofter the Jack W record - in December of 2003. This record will definitely be broken tonight given the estimated jackpot is $240 milion.
These are fairly old records and were due to be broken.
Will this run break the all-time Powerball record of $365 million?
Time to start a new Powerball group.