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$425 MILLION: Largest Powerball lottery jackpot in history

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Posted: November 25, 2012, 9:27 pm - IP Logged

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.

One person is better!

As another poster mentioned earlier, it can be split by me, myself and I.   Hyper

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    Posted: November 25, 2012, 9:28 pm - IP Logged

    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

    That's why I'm shocked that there are no rapid increases. It's nearing Christmas time and ppl spend during this year esp for MM/PB so they can hope to purchase lavish gifts but I don't see this JACKPOT beating Mega Millions.

    Maybe the reason Mega Millions grew so fast was because a lot of people had just gotten their refund checks from the GOV. LOL

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      Posted: November 25, 2012, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

      One person is better!

      As another poster mentioned earlier, it can be split by me, myself and I.   Hyper

      yes as long as its split between those three........lol


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        Posted: November 25, 2012, 9:31 pm - IP Logged

        yes as long as its split between those three........lol

        Yes, those three can share with one another. I don't mind sharing!  Group Hug    Love

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          Posted: November 25, 2012, 9:35 pm - IP Logged

          Yes, those three can share with one another. I don't mind sharing!  Group Hug    Love

          Hey mcginnin56 do you think the amount of responses in this thread will beat the mega thread (2012)? lol

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            Posted: November 25, 2012, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

            One person is better!

            As another poster mentioned earlier, it can be split by me, myself and I.   Hyper

            Haha, that's so greedy!

             

            Usually I'd say the same thing but 200+ million after taxeS? That is ridiculous money...no one person needs that much. I wouldn't refuse tho' if I was the sole winner..lol


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              Posted: November 25, 2012, 9:38 pm - IP Logged

              Hey mcginnin56 do you think the amount of responses in this thread will beat the mega thread (2012)? lol

              Not possible!!!

              That thread was as long as the **** on John Holmes!  Big Grin Santa

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                Posted: November 25, 2012, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

                Not possible!!!

                That thread was as long as the **** on John Holmes!  Big Grin Santa

                ............lol


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                  Posted: November 25, 2012, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

                  Haha, that's so greedy!

                   

                  Usually I'd say the same thing but 200+ million after taxeS? That is ridiculous money...no one person needs that much. I wouldn't refuse tho' if I was the sole winner..lol

                  I play along with my ex and her sister, and we have this long standing agreement (12 years), that if any of us win, we split it three ways.

                  So actually I'm not as greedy as you think.

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                    Posted: November 25, 2012, 9:52 pm - IP Logged

                    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%.

                    There were 191 million tickets sold when the MM jackpot was $363 on March 27 and a record for the most in sales without a jackpot winner. About 70 million tickets were sold for Saturday's PB drawing and just to get slightly over a 50% chance of a jackpot winner, sales will have to be $238 million or about $100 million more than on Saturday.

                    They'll need over 1/2 billion in sales for it to be a "must win" jackpot.

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                      Posted: November 25, 2012, 10:10 pm - IP Logged

                      I play along with my ex and her sister, and we have this long standing agreement (12 years), that if any of us win, we split it three ways.

                      So actually I'm not as greedy as you think.

                      You play with your ex. I'll take a guess and say you got the dog.


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                        You play with your ex. I'll take a guess and say you got the dog.

                        Amicable divorce, I left her. No dog at the time.

                        She's actually still on my payroll as my bookkeeper.   Type

                        We get along so much better now!  Jester Laugh

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                          Posted: November 25, 2012, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

                          The only thing to say is wow! Who would of thought we would have another massive jackpot after that historic mega run. This Powerball jackpot may top it , it may not, but to all the lottery players out there..... dreams are priceless!!!!!

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                            Posted: November 25, 2012, 10:35 pm - IP Logged

                            It's still @ 425 Million? I swear they are holding out. I thought that number would have changed by now.

                            It is still Sunday, and it will change after Sunday.

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                              Posted: November 25, 2012, 10:51 pm - IP Logged

                              Sweet it is but definitely a lonnnng shot!  After handling paying off bills, etc.; I would first let my youngest sibling go back to school f/t bcuz she has been looking for a better job for years and just can't seem to get a break.  Then I would make sure my two teenage nieces get tutors so that they can get a good score on the SAT---yes they are going to college.  After that, build a decent home on a 1 acre lot in Texas and finish my PhD.

                              A little boring but I will be in a daze for a while.  Thank you all for your great comments!

                                 
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