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$216 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot rolls again

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Posted: March 17, 2013, 1:04 am - IP Logged

35 diff pb numbers

16 winners of 5-0

so  now where getting very near odds there will be a winner next draw

 

if it rolls, it goes into 300m range , if that rolls, say hello 500m range ,

2 rollover away,

 

cal wont join to atfer 6 more draws, there no way in hell  we get there

sense in 3 more draws, we be sitting records again, or at lest 500m range again

so they will have to drive over a state border if they want some tickets for our current jackpot that playin hard to get

 

, ether way thats a lot of money to win to dream about how to spend Thumbs Up

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    Posted: March 17, 2013, 1:34 am - IP Logged

    MM increases a lot slower than PB and consider last March:

    March 30, 2012 - $656 million jackpot – 3 winning tickets ($218.6 million each)

    So it wouldn't surprise me at all if it didn't hit until California came in.

    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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      Posted: March 17, 2013, 1:42 am - IP Logged

      MM increases a lot slower than PB and consider last March:

      March 30, 2012 - $656 million jackpot – 3 winning tickets ($218.6 million each)

      So it wouldn't surprise me at all if it didn't hit until California came in.

      CA deserves the first big Tuna on it's maiden voyage.   Party

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        Posted: March 17, 2013, 1:51 am - IP Logged

        CA deserves the first big Tuna on it's maiden voyage.   Party

        Yeah but not everyone here would agree with you on that one mcginnin!

        I'm hoping someone hits it soon- before the jackpot fedding frenzy starts and the same people that told us they were going to buy a Bentley at $183M tell us they're going to buy three Bentlleys at $260M yada yada yada, but I'm just saying anything is possible - even the jp rolling until California is in it, and California winning it, and it all being on the up and up!

        Scared

        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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          Posted: March 17, 2013, 2:22 am - IP Logged

          Yeah but not everyone here would agree with you on that one mcginnin!

          I'm hoping someone hits it soon- before the jackpot fedding frenzy starts and the same people that told us they were going to buy a Bentley at $183M tell us they're going to buy three Bentlleys at $260M yada yada yada, but I'm just saying anything is possible - even the jp rolling until California is in it, and California winning it, and it all being on the up and up!

          Scared

          anything is possible but I think the jackpot will be won and re-set before California has a chance. If no one wins this Wednesday, the jackpot will roll to about $335 million and if no one wins that jackpot, then it will roll to over $590 million. I'm getting those numbers because I'm looking at a Powerball chart from late November. http://www.lotterypost.com/game/4/jackpot

          When the jackpot is over $500 million, that's when the buying frenzy hits and about 90% of the possible combinations will be sold.

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            Posted: March 17, 2013, 3:03 am - IP Logged

            Anything is possible, but some things are very improbable. There are 6 more drawings before California gets a crack at it, which means we'd need 3 more rollovers compared to last November's jackpot.

            If we see increases similar to what  happened last November we'll see rollovers to about 330 and 590. That means sales of about 45 million (for the current drawing), 70 million and then 260 million. That would result in about 25, 35 and 85% of combinations being in play, which means chances of rollovers are about .75, .65 and .15. That gives us perhaps a 7.5% chance of reaching the upper 500 to low 600 range. Even if sales top out in the 260 million ticket range there's only a 0.3% chance of seeing another 3 rolls. If that did happen we'd see an advertised jackpot pushing $1.4 billion.  Assuming sales increase even more, the chances of the last 3 rollovers might be well under 1 in 1000, but it could lead to an advertised jackpot significantly above $2 billion. And then Californai would join and there'd be still another increase for the 4/10 drawing. FWIW, at that point there's probably a good chance that a single winner would bank more than $1 billion after taxes.

            Dream about it while you can, because that dream probably won't last more than a week to 10 days.

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              Posted: March 17, 2013, 4:40 am - IP Logged

              Anything is possible, but some things are very improbable. There are 6 more drawings before California gets a crack at it, which means we'd need 3 more rollovers compared to last November's jackpot.

              If we see increases similar to what  happened last November we'll see rollovers to about 330 and 590. That means sales of about 45 million (for the current drawing), 70 million and then 260 million. That would result in about 25, 35 and 85% of combinations being in play, which means chances of rollovers are about .75, .65 and .15. That gives us perhaps a 7.5% chance of reaching the upper 500 to low 600 range. Even if sales top out in the 260 million ticket range there's only a 0.3% chance of seeing another 3 rolls. If that did happen we'd see an advertised jackpot pushing $1.4 billion.  Assuming sales increase even more, the chances of the last 3 rollovers might be well under 1 in 1000, but it could lead to an advertised jackpot significantly above $2 billion. And then Californai would join and there'd be still another increase for the 4/10 drawing. FWIW, at that point there's probably a good chance that a single winner would bank more than $1 billion after taxes.

              Dream about it while you can, because that dream probably won't last more than a week to 10 days.

                                                                     Thinking of...

              Let it Snow Snowman

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                Posted: March 17, 2013, 7:27 am - IP Logged

                 $260,000,000

                I got nothing last night  Bang Head

                 

                Time to start strategizing for Wednesday!

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                  Posted: March 17, 2013, 8:28 am - IP Logged

                  Last night I got 3/7/53 and 16 the best win in this game, but not enough to fully celebrate ;) However, I will buy more tickets for the next draw.

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                    Posted: March 17, 2013, 11:52 am - IP Logged

                    Anything is possible, but some things are very improbable. There are 6 more drawings before California gets a crack at it, which means we'd need 3 more rollovers compared to last November's jackpot.

                    If we see increases similar to what  happened last November we'll see rollovers to about 330 and 590. That means sales of about 45 million (for the current drawing), 70 million and then 260 million. That would result in about 25, 35 and 85% of combinations being in play, which means chances of rollovers are about .75, .65 and .15. That gives us perhaps a 7.5% chance of reaching the upper 500 to low 600 range. Even if sales top out in the 260 million ticket range there's only a 0.3% chance of seeing another 3 rolls. If that did happen we'd see an advertised jackpot pushing $1.4 billion.  Assuming sales increase even more, the chances of the last 3 rollovers might be well under 1 in 1000, but it could lead to an advertised jackpot significantly above $2 billion. And then Californai would join and there'd be still another increase for the 4/10 drawing. FWIW, at that point there's probably a good chance that a single winner would bank more than $1 billion after taxes.

                    Dream about it while you can, because that dream probably won't last more than a week to 10 days.

                    Thumbs Up I totally agree with your analogy!  2 or possibly a third roll would be pushing it.  If by some ridiculous circumstance it were to roll until California joined the mix then the jackpot would be well over 2 billion and the winner would indeed bank over a billion after taxes.

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                      Posted: March 17, 2013, 1:10 pm - IP Logged

                      I would be very surprised to see Cali get a shot at this roll!

                      Mar 20- 260MM

                      Mar 23- 325MM

                      Mar 27- 587MM

                      Mar 30- 850MM

                      Apr 3- 1Billion +

                      Apr 6- 1.5 Billion +

                      Apr 8- Tickets go on sale Cali

                      Apr 10th- 2 Billion +... thinking this is not going to happen unless they have one lucky Lep riding pigs that can fly- suppose anything is possible- Happy St Pats Day!

                      Wednesday, November 28, 201205 · 16 · 22 · 23 · 29    + 06$587.5 Million
                      Saturday, November 24, 201222 · 32 · 37 · 44 · 50    + 34$325 Million
                      Wednesday, November 21, 201208 · 18 · 24 · 30 · 39    + 26$250 Million

                      -RC

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                        Posted: March 17, 2013, 1:59 pm - IP Logged

                        Granted anything can happen either way, a jackpot is hit beofre or after California becomes part of it.

                        But judging from some of the posts here I'd love to hear the explanations for last years' Mega Millions getting to $656 M before being hit, being MM has a $12M start point and increases a lot slower.

                        Just my $.02

                        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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                          Granted anything can happen either way, a jackpot is hit beofre or after California becomes part of it.

                          But judging from some of the posts here I'd love to hear the explanations for last years' Mega Millions getting to $656 M before being hit, being MM has a $12M start point and increases a lot slower.

                          Just my $.02

                          to ____ with those california bums

                          as for the rest of ya here @ the LP good luck

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                            Posted: March 17, 2013, 2:55 pm - IP Logged

                            Granted anything can happen either way, a jackpot is hit beofre or after California becomes part of it.

                            But judging from some of the posts here I'd love to hear the explanations for last years' Mega Millions getting to $656 M before being hit, being MM has a $12M start point and increases a lot slower.

                            Just my $.02

                            Looking at it from that perspective, I can see your point of view.  Anytime either PB or MM get into the 300MM range is unusual territory... 500MM + is rare.  I was very surprised to see MM roll to 656M... I was convinced somebody would have won it on the previous roll.

                            Frankly, if PB got to Cali and was 2Billion... I don't think I would play- If I won, I would be totally freaked out... just too much heat with that kinda cash... even if I had the option to claim it anonymously.

                            -RC

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                              Posted: March 17, 2013, 4:31 pm - IP Logged

                              Yeah, my brain was saying 30.4 and my fingers typed 34. Old age at work. Disapprove

                               

                              Anyway, got a couple PB tickets and 5 OCL. Would be more than happy with the 30. But the bigger the jackpot, the more the fun gets spread around, so...

                              Good news, you get a chance to try to win them both again.  I'll be giving it another try too.  Good luck!

                               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                                 
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