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$425 MILLION: Largest Powerball lottery jackpot in history

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ONE TICKET

ONE PERSON

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!

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    I live in New York, and I have never won $10k playing MM or PB.

    You never won 10k because You're probably one of the New Yorkers that have already won a jackpot..lol

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      I forgot when they increased it with MegaMillions, I think it did increase twice.

      I'm thinking another $100mil increase so Wednesday's jackpot will be $525.

      Then again this is a $2 game, it might be more.

      It should roll over close to $700 but my guess is $580M by the time Wednesday comes around.

      I just hope someone wins this one because if not there will be a lot of kids without presents this year except for the lotto winner because a lot of parents will be broke trying to win this lotto. When Mega Millions was $656m there was a man infront of me that purchased $500 tickets which was ridiculous to my $65 bucks I spent.

      I wasn't aware that one person could purchase that many tickets. By the looks of his car and the way it sounded did not seem like he could really afford to play... But then again I have known some wealthy people to drive around in beaters so who knows? 

      Lotto fever seemed to take off a lot faster for MM than PB? I wonder why that is? $2 price?

      I saw the news mention it but its not being talked about by many yet like MM


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        From what I have seen, the average big lottery winner has played about $5 on average, so playing more than that is probably a waste of time. Fortune is either on your side or not, no matter how much you spend. 

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          From what I have seen, the average big lottery winner has played about $5 on average, so playing more than that is probably a waste of time. Fortune is either on your side or not, no matter how much you spend. 

          What they admit to and what they actually are spending might be very different.  Yes Nod

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            It should roll over close to $700 but my guess is $580M by the time Wednesday comes around.

            I just hope someone wins this one because if not there will be a lot of kids without presents this year except for the lotto winner because a lot of parents will be broke trying to win this lotto. When Mega Millions was $656m there was a man infront of me that purchased $500 tickets which was ridiculous to my $65 bucks I spent.

            I wasn't aware that one person could purchase that many tickets. By the looks of his car and the way it sounded did not seem like he could really afford to play... But then again I have known some wealthy people to drive around in beaters so who knows? 

            Lotto fever seemed to take off a lot faster for MM than PB? I wonder why that is? $2 price?

            I saw the news mention it but its not being talked about by many yet like MM

            I'm sure that the $2 price of a ticket has a lot to do with it.And a lot of people played more than they could afford to lose on the MM jackpot and I'm sure that most of them are still kicking themselves for spending so much money and have vowed to never do it again.Thats my take on why I don't think it will go up by much on Wednesday.I think it will be hit on Wednesday,too.

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              Bring it back to indiana: Smiley Santanice christmas for someone

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                It should roll over close to $700 but my guess is $580M by the time Wednesday comes around.

                I just hope someone wins this one because if not there will be a lot of kids without presents this year except for the lotto winner because a lot of parents will be broke trying to win this lotto. When Mega Millions was $656m there was a man infront of me that purchased $500 tickets which was ridiculous to my $65 bucks I spent.

                I wasn't aware that one person could purchase that many tickets. By the looks of his car and the way it sounded did not seem like he could really afford to play... But then again I have known some wealthy people to drive around in beaters so who knows? 

                Lotto fever seemed to take off a lot faster for MM than PB? I wonder why that is? $2 price?

                I saw the news mention it but its not being talked about by many yet like MM

                I think a guy on here spent $1000 on PB the last time it was in the $300mil range, but I could be remembering incorrectly.


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                  I think a guy on here spent $1000 on PB the last time it was in the $300mil range, but I could be remembering incorrectly.

                  You are correct Marconis, his name escapes me. His total wins were about $30.

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                    I respectfuly disagree.

                    There was approximately 50% "coverage" of the total possible number of combinations (175,223,510) when the PB jackpot got to 325 million for the August 15, 2012 drawing.  A little more than 86 million combo's (lines)were sold for that drawing, but many of the lines (numbers printed on the tickets) were duplicated, so that reduces the amount of coverage of possible combinations that were sold. (Duplicated lines of numbers sometimes produce more than one winner of a jackpot, but that didnt happen in August, there was 1 jackpot winner in Michigan) For those that dont know, "coverage" is defined as when the sales of tickets increases, a larger number of different possible combinations of numbers printed on the tickets is generated. The greater the percentage of coverage of the total possible combinations, the greater the chance of the jackpot being won.

                    I didnt see the amount of lines sold for last nights drawing yet, but I suspect the coverage will be about the same as August 15th's. My guess is that it will be greater than 50%.

                    Very Informative.

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                      I always buy $200 worth of tickets but I spread them out over 10-15 stores I always make the clerk print them one by one.Its my theory that by doing this the computer will be forced to print the tickets from a different numbers matrix each time rather than printing 10 numbers from the same matrix therefore increasing my chances.It almost worked last  night I was only 3 numbers off .


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                        I always buy $200 worth of tickets but I spread them out over 10-15 stores I always make the clerk print them one by one.Its my theory that by doing this the computer will be forced to print the tickets from a different numbers matrix each time rather than printing 10 numbers from the same matrix therefore increasing my chances.It almost worked last  night I was only 3 numbers off .

                        Interesting theory! I'm going to try that for now on.  Thumbs Up

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                          I could be wrong but I think this powerball drawing isnt going to pass the mega drawing(march 2012). If someone doesnt win on wednesday then maybe,  Mega had an astounding number of tickets sold, so powerball needs to match at least half that to be on the same track as mega.  One website states the $325 million pb jackpot had  $140,096,440 in sales compared to the march 2012 mega jackpot of 363 million having $190,922,875 in sales.Yes it doesnt take as much powerball tickets sold (only half) to be the same as mega, but I think in most peoples minds it's better or makes more sense to spend $100 and get 100 picks compared to spending $200 dollars and getting only 100 picks. But then again it is christmas time and people are a little easier with spending more money. lol

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                            I'm sure that the $2 price of a ticket has a lot to do with it.And a lot of people played more than they could afford to lose on the MM jackpot and I'm sure that most of them are still kicking themselves for spending so much money and have vowed to never do it again.Thats my take on why I don't think it will go up by much on Wednesday.I think it will be hit on Wednesday,too.

                            You probably are right..a lot of ppl still kicking themselves from the last lotto fever from MM..lol  People spent their rent/mortgage money and wiped out bank accounts to play this game. The cashier had told me a lot of ppl were spending around $50.00 avg and this is from a store that doesn't get a lot of traffic normally but it did that day. When I went back to play more tickets around 10pm the cashier had told me the machines had broke down and that they ran out of printing paper. lol

                            It will be interesting if the Powerball is not hit this Wednesday but I have a strong feeling it will. It's scary to imagine one individual winning this amount. I hope it's split by at least 2 people.

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                              You probably are right..a lot of ppl still kicking themselves from the last lotto fever from MM..lol  People spent their rent/mortgage money and wiped out bank accounts to play this game. The cashier had told me a lot of ppl were spending around $50.00 avg and this is from a store that doesn't get a lot of traffic normally but it did that day. When I went back to play more tickets around 10pm the cashier had told me the machines had broke down and that they ran out of printing paper. lol

                              It will be interesting if the Powerball is not hit this Wednesday but I have a strong feeling it will. It's scary to imagine one individual winning this amount. I hope it's split by at least 2 people.

                              Nooooo one person needs to win it..its america lol!

                                 
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