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Lottery jackpots may get bigger

Topic closed. 142 replies. Last post 5 years ago by Coin Toss.

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Posted: February 20, 2012, 9:46 am - IP Logged

In my opinion, I only see the Powerball reaching $400 million the least. I don't know why I think this. Maybe because everytime the Jackpot is in $300 million + territory, the machine kicks out a winning ticket. However, if we do pass $300 million, expect to see the jackpot at a staggering $500 million around April. Maybe, just maybe... only if we stop producing winners at $300 million LOL.

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    Posted: February 20, 2012, 11:29 am - IP Logged

    They sold 84 mill tickets (169mill in sales + another 10mill from powerplay) from just the last big draw. One more draw probably would of been 100mill tickets and more after. I think were gonna see some sick jackpots.

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      Posted: February 22, 2012, 12:56 am - IP Logged

      At least the MM rolled again... 83 million/60.4 cash..... here I come !!!!

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        Posted: February 23, 2012, 8:09 am - IP Logged

        I hope this is not the new trend for powerball, minimum jackpot increases until a certain point when people feel its worth the 2 dollars. If the jackpot ever gets hit before 100 million ouch! gonna be another slow go again. If the minimum increases keep happening after a jackpot win I could see people getting bored/frusterated with the game really fast.

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          Posted: February 23, 2012, 8:48 am - IP Logged

          over in another thread, people said they wont start playing till $250M,. at $20M a week, thats a long slow march to $250M, and as you say even slower if it  gets won  early.

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          keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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            Posted: February 26, 2012, 9:43 am - IP Logged

            I play always even small jackpots, because if there are more players like in really big ones, so there might be multiple winners too, reducing your share of money.

            I do prefer tax free european games. 90 million EUR won here is 116 million USD after taxes. Sounds little but is more than Jack Whittaker got in USA,

            until those 500-700 million Powerball jackpots are won by one people in reality too.

            There is winner anonomity too in Europe.

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              Posted: February 27, 2012, 7:07 pm - IP Logged

              I hope this is not the new trend for powerball, minimum jackpot increases until a certain point when people feel its worth the 2 dollars. If the jackpot ever gets hit before 100 million ouch! gonna be another slow go again. If the minimum increases keep happening after a jackpot win I could see people getting bored/frusterated with the game really fast.

              I Agree!

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                Posted: February 27, 2012, 7:27 pm - IP Logged

                From what the Europeans and Australians here on LP have posted about taxes and anonymity I wish our US laws and lotteries would take a hint.

                Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                Lep

                There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

                   
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