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$222 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls

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Posted: May 25, 2009, 9:00 am - IP Logged

Is this a record jackpot since Florida joined or latest matrix change.

What was the previous record.

I recall PB as be getting over $100M.

well i got some tickets while i was in florida on vacation, winning will make the trip even better!!!!

    gocart1's avatar - lighthouse
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    Posted: May 25, 2009, 10:01 am - IP Logged

    I think a 40 mile trip to Kentuky is worth the trip now LOL

    Just hope I don't see my brother-in-laws LOL

    Hey grandajohn...dont worry...if you hit for 222million your brother-in-laws will be at your doorstep with,"we just stop by to say hello"  to you..

     

    I myself have to drive 25 miles from City Island in the bronx to CT.

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      Posted: May 25, 2009, 10:16 am - IP Logged

      Between the two games, Powerball does have the bigger advantage of getting a new record.  Which holds it back a little is the $25 million max increase once it gets there. 

      Two main reasons why it could:

      1.  The odds of the jackpot are higher than Mega Million, at almost 1 in 200 million.

      2.  Sales are low compared to Mega Millions leaving more combos unplayed each drawing.

            Mega Millions sales at $181 million:  $55,348,833

            Powerball sales at $192 million:  $41,368,451.

       

      Brad

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        Posted: May 25, 2009, 2:32 pm - IP Logged

        I don't understand why $222 million is more exciting than $22 million.   I suppose it gives someone the opportunity to share more, but the odds are still the same when the jackpot is lower.  Anyway, to me, the fact that a game reaches $222 million and keeps rolling is proof that the odds are astronomical.  Still, I'm like the rest of the fools who keep hoping the lottery fairy will be on vacation in FL and sprinkle a little dust on me.  Wish I didn't feel compelled to pay for PP, since I could buy more tickets for the same money, but I fear the day I don't, I'll get 4 or 5 numbers and do this

          Bang Head

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          Posted: May 25, 2009, 2:44 pm - IP Logged

          I don't understand why $222 million is more exciting than $22 million.   I suppose it gives someone the opportunity to share more, but the odds are still the same when the jackpot is lower.  Anyway, to me, the fact that a game reaches $222 million and keeps rolling is proof that the odds are astronomical.  Still, I'm like the rest of the fools who keep hoping the lottery fairy will be on vacation in FL and sprinkle a little dust on me.  Wish I didn't feel compelled to pay for PP, since I could buy more tickets for the same money, but I fear the day I don't, I'll get 4 or 5 numbers and do this

            Bang Head

          Look at this way, the odds of you doing thisBang Head are no better than your odds are matching 4 or 5 numbers.

          Or think of it this way- instead of buying 5 lines with PP, you bought 10 lines without PP and on the 10th line you matched 5.  Woud you still Bang Head ?

           * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
             
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            Posted: May 25, 2009, 3:02 pm - IP Logged

            Look at this way, the odds of you doing thisBang Head are no better than your odds are matching 4 or 5 numbers.

            Or think of it this way- instead of buying 5 lines with PP, you bought 10 lines without PP and on the 10th line you matched 5.  Woud you still Bang Head ?

            RJOh-- be honest, just to "feel" that you are covering ALL the bases, are you playing Powerplay each drawing too (as justexploring & a few millions of us weekly players do)?

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              Posted: May 25, 2009, 3:28 pm - IP Logged

              RJOh-- be honest, just to "feel" that you are covering ALL the bases, are you playing Powerplay each drawing too (as justexploring & a few millions of us weekly players do)?

              Jester

              To be honest, I haven't played PowerBall since its last matrix change.  Gas prices went up and I stopped traveling to Indiana to buy PB tickets and just played MegaMillons locally but when I was playing PB I never bought PowerPlay.  I preferred increasing my chances of winning something rather than increasing my chances of winning more if I won something.

              Now that gas prices are down and the PB jackpot is up, I may start making those road trips again but I still won't be paying extra for PP.

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: May 25, 2009, 6:14 pm - IP Logged

                BananaHyperDanceWhite BouncePOWERBALL PLAYERS LET THIS PARTY BEGIN ! THE POWERBALL HIT 1.5 BILLION?PartyUS Flag

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                  Posted: May 25, 2009, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

                  HIGH Powerball should make RPAUL CEO of Tn lottery happy!C2

                  isn't it amazing how Mrs. Paul complains about powerball shortcommings and needing 300 million jackpots to replace 10 million in a shortfall and all of a sudden here we are at 222 million and we have had big money winners all month..... check out the story on "the lottery post" about the needs of tennessee and large powerball jackpots to make sales/profits higher...

                   

                  Also i would like to give a "future" congrats to the jackpot winner in either Florida or Pennselvania... enjoy my money, and buy american cars instead of imports.... Smile

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                    Posted: May 25, 2009, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

                    Sorry guys and gals, I'll be winning the $222M this Wednesday.Approve

                    Gonna win.Big Smile

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                      Posted: May 25, 2009, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

                      Sorry guys and gals, I'll be winning the $222M this Wednesday.Approve

                      Sorry - but Pennsylvania hasn't won for a few jackpots !

                      The little guy from Western PA gets it this time !

                       

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                        Posted: May 25, 2009, 10:32 pm - IP Logged

                        Nope, it's gonna be Florida's turn.

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                          Posted: May 26, 2009, 12:55 am - IP Logged

                          I hope Indiana increases their winner record.

                           

                          I just put a downpayment on a BMW 335D and I sold my condo and put a downpayment on a house because I know I'll win Wednesday.

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                            I hope Indiana increases their winner record.

                             

                            I just put a downpayment on a BMW 335D and I sold my condo and put a downpayment on a house because I know I'll win Wednesday.

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                              Posted: May 26, 2009, 1:08 am - IP Logged

                              Gotta say I can't believe I drove to Ten to get my Powerball ticket. 222 mil You never know what my luck can be. It was just a once in million I am willing to take the risk I am really fortunate to know I am a winner when that day come....Wedenesday are my lucky day so good to myself && all the player out there!!!!!!! Universe I am feeling it!!! US FlagDancePartyHAPPY MEMORIAL DAY EVEYRONE!!! GOD BLESS