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'Ordinary' Louisiana couple claims $1M Powerball prize

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CDanaT's avatar - tiger avatar_04_hd_pictures_169016.jpg
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Posted: February 16, 2012, 10:14 am - IP Logged

Kudos to the "ordinary" couple that won..guess us "ordinaries" have a chance at winning after all....I think I should start with the MM tomorrow night or PB the night after and be an ordinary jackpot winner...Banana

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    Posted: February 16, 2012, 10:43 am - IP Logged

    Kudos to the "ordinary" couple that won..guess us "ordinaries" have a chance at winning after all....I think I should start with the MM tomorrow night or PB the night after and be an ordinary jackpot winner...Banana

    I agree CDanaT ............. just wait 'till you see the pic of my $330,000 Mulsanne sitting in front of my $35,000 house ............ ordinary meets sumptuous Dance

    Let's "roll" with Mega Millions and Powerball ............ just for fun!

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      Posted: February 16, 2012, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

      Um hello, I am "ordinary" too!Jack-in-the-Box

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        Posted: February 16, 2012, 12:59 pm - IP Logged

        Yeah mega and powerball had no winners and increased pretty much the same amount .It would be interesting to know how many tickets were sold for each game. Powerball had to have low sales............

         I am glad you understood the question I was trying to get a logical response to. I am going by 2 observations.

        1.) People are holding on unto their $2 until, the kackpot gets significantly high, I am guilty of that....lol. Unfortunately, if people are doing so, thereby shrinking the increase of jackpot rollover with fewer tickets being sold.

         2.) The lottery commission decided the take the increase  of jackpot prizes very steeply. Thus, their slogan of bigger jackpots, fails to meet their promise.

           However, I am willing to watch the pattern, let's see if we have a few more rollovers and watch the increase pattern.


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          Posted: February 16, 2012, 1:34 pm - IP Logged

           I am glad you understood the question I was trying to get a logical response to. I am going by 2 observations.

          1.) People are holding on unto their $2 until, the kackpot gets significantly high, I am guilty of that....lol. Unfortunately, if people are doing so, thereby shrinking the increase of jackpot rollover with fewer tickets being sold.

           2.) The lottery commission decided the take the increase  of jackpot prizes very steeply. Thus, their slogan of bigger jackpots, fails to meet their promise.

             However, I am willing to watch the pattern, let's see if we have a few more rollovers and watch the increase pattern.

          I support your last statement 100%!

          It is far too early to make these enormous assumptions that sales have plummeted. As I mentioned in my earlier post regarding this, trends suggest that players take a break after chasing a growing jackpot and someone wins it. I track every imaginable facet of the lottery game - lol. I think over the next few plays if no one wins we can measure any discernable changes positively or negatively to determine the impact of the controversial cost increase.

           

          Players by strategy have different points at which they jump onboard and I can argue that more will jump onboard a lot quicker given that the starting jackpot is signifacntly higher.

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            Posted: February 16, 2012, 7:33 pm - IP Logged

            Congrats to the winners......

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              Posted: February 17, 2012, 6:54 am - IP Logged

              congrat's to the Robert's on their powerball win. ENJOY!!Dance

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                Posted: February 23, 2012, 8:13 am - IP Logged

                 I am glad you understood the question I was trying to get a logical response to. I am going by 2 observations.

                1.) People are holding on unto their $2 until, the kackpot gets significantly high, I am guilty of that....lol. Unfortunately, if people are doing so, thereby shrinking the increase of jackpot rollover with fewer tickets being sold.

                 2.) The lottery commission decided the take the increase  of jackpot prizes very steeply. Thus, their slogan of bigger jackpots, fails to meet their promise.

                   However, I am willing to watch the pattern, let's see if we have a few more rollovers and watch the increase pattern.

                If the minimum increases keep happening after a jackpot win I could see people getting bored/frusterated with the game really fast.