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# \$600 MILLION: Biggest Powerball jackpot ever

Topic closed. 294 replies. Last post 9 years ago by jamella724.

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 BBLLChicagoUnited StatesMember #122756February 7, 2012206 PostsOffline May 18, 2013, 3:21 pm⮟Quote: Originally posted by sandia on May 18, 2013 Somebody on a "post" told you? And that, is a verifable source? Mmmmmmkay, carry on.You go check yourself. Mmmmmmmmmmmmkay, carry on.
 bigboy90000AlabamaUnited StatesMember #125059March 24, 2012210 PostsOffline May 18, 2013, 3:23 pm102 Tickets for me heres hoping.
 KY FloydNYUnited StatesMember #23834October 16, 20054558 PostsOffline May 18, 2013, 3:24 pmQuote: Originally posted by savagegoose on May 18, 2013well its rolled, from 475 to 600 mill thats 125 mill, 50% of  money take is paid in prizes, and the top prize collects what %20? so the 125 hike on the pot is prob 20% of ticket sales ie  50c of ea ticket sold goes to the pot. 125 / 0.5. on my vauge calculations means 250 million ticket sales?The cash value right now is about .63 of the advertised amount, and each ticket contributes a hair under \$0.64 to the cash value. That means that the number of tickets sold is about what the increase in the advertised jackpot is.Considering that it's just past 3PM and they still haven't bumped it up from an even 600, MUSL must not have much confidence that the final tally will be very much above that. If it finishes at 625 that will be an increase of 275 from the last advertised jackpot of 350, so actual sales should be fairly close to 275 milion tickets.A distribution based on pure probability suggests that the percentage of combinations that have been sold is significantly below the 80% that some are claiming. The chances of a rollover should be pretty close to 1 in 4.
 PiaceriRepublic of TexasUnited StatesMember #57555January 9, 20081095 PostsOffline May 18, 2013, 3:29 pmNEGATIVE VIBES GO AWAY!!!! KARMA KARMA KARMA!!! 'Merica!!!  RUN ORB RUN!!! singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinnersinglewinnersinglewinnersinglewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner I need to stop with the coffee or something...singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner
 IamTheWinnerVirginiaUnited StatesMember #142729May 18, 201347 PostsOffline May 18, 2013, 3:34 pmcome PB players add 100 millions so we can beat mega million, and become the biggiest jackpot. I gonna win  it.
 Nikoteen3New MemberUnited StatesMember #128208May 19, 20126 PostsOffline May 18, 2013, 3:46 pmQuote: Originally posted by KY Floyd on May 18, 2013The cash value right now is about .63 of the advertised amount, and each ticket contributes a hair under \$0.64 to the cash value. That means that the number of tickets sold is about what the increase in the advertised jackpot is.Considering that it's just past 3PM and they still haven't bumped it up from an even 600, MUSL must not have much confidence that the final tally will be very much above that. If it finishes at 625 that will be an increase of 275 from the last advertised jackpot of 350, so actual sales should be fairly close to 275 milion tickets.A distribution based on pure probability suggests that the percentage of combinations that have been sold is significantly below the 80% that some are claiming. The chances of a rollover should be pretty close to 1 in 4.The lottery commision said that 80% of all possible combinations has already been sold and that was a couple of hours ago.
 Gopher701New MemberUnited StatesMember #51271April 3, 200712 PostsOffline May 18, 2013, 4:33 pmQuote: Originally posted by Nikoteen3 on May 18, 2013The lottery commision said that 80% of all possible combinations has already been sold and that was a couple of hours ago.We need to go back to MM on 3/27/2012 when the Jackpot was \$363M.This was the drawing before the big \$643M MM Jackpot.For the \$363M drawing 190,922,875 tickets were sold.The odds are 1 out of 175,711,536.Do we really know the interaction of duplicates and many people picking 1-2-3-4-5-  6PB?
 TeddiUnited StatesMember #142493May 13, 20131394 PostsOffline May 18, 2013, 4:45 pmI know most people are crunching numbers and getting all scientific and stuff. And it's a much better way of looking at the probabilities than mine.  But all I need to happen is for most people to have gotten really mystical about it and to have chosen their own numbers (instead of qp's) and for most of the numbers drawn tonight to be above 31. That's it. That's all I'll need to either win it myself, for a greater chance of it to be a 1 winner ticket OR to rollover. Most people who pick the numbers, choose birthdates. If the numbers tonight come in at 31 and under, there is going to be multiple winners and they'll be no rollover. Of course my theory has a big ol' flaw in it, in that most ticket sales are qp's. But a gal can dream can't she?
 NikkicuteWisconsinUnited StatesMember #123284February 17, 20124580 PostsOffline May 18, 2013, 4:46 pmI'm sitting this one out and love watching all the lotto crazy!Hope for your win or at least someone you know lol...the secret to Luck is never to trust it...2022 Jan \$0/\$32  Feb \$0/\$14 Mar \$0/\$8 April \$0/\$0 May \$0/\$0 June \$0/\$0         July \$0/\$0 Aug \$0/\$0 Sept \$0/\$0 Oct \$0/\$0 Nov \$0/\$0 Dec \$0/\$0
 RedStangNYUnited StatesMember #121955January 21, 20123169 PostsOffline May 18, 2013, 4:51 pmSee alot of peeps buying. Probably won't know the true amount until after the draw. GL
 TeddiUnited StatesMember #142493May 13, 20131394 PostsOffline May 18, 2013, 4:54 pmQuote: Originally posted by Nikkicute on May 18, 2013I'm sitting this one out and love watching all the lotto crazy!Hope for your win or at least someone you know lolI didn't go crazy. I went crazy the last 2 times and I think I won \$7. LOL. I only bought 2 tickets this time, 1 chosen and 1 qp. If I don't win anything I won't feel like a sap over 4 bucks.
 Ronnie316United StatesMember #116263September 7, 201120244 PostsOffline May 18, 2013, 5:03 pmQuote: Originally posted by Nikkicute on May 18, 2013I'm sitting this one out and love watching all the lotto crazy!Hope for your win or at least someone you know lolYou wont even spend \$2.? That's less than what Boney will spend, and matches Jammy's efforts. I suppose it is safe to say that you are a loser in tonight drawing? The last time I refused to get even one line I had the correct bonus number selected and could have doubled me money. Lets just hope your not sacrificing \$600 million in exchange for \$2.
 TeddiUnited StatesMember #142493May 13, 20131394 PostsOffline May 18, 2013, 5:47 pmcould have sworn they would have bumped it up to \$650M by now.Can't believe they wouldn't have pulled in \$50M between yesterday's bump and now
 helpmewin100u\$aUnited StatesMember #106660February 22, 201119967 PostsOffline May 18, 2013, 5:56 pmQuote: Originally posted by Ronnie316 on May 18, 2013You wont even spend \$2.? That's less than what Boney will spend, and matches Jammy's efforts. I suppose it is safe to say that you are a loser in tonight drawing? The last time I refused to get even one line I had the correct bonus number selected and could have doubled me money. Lets just hope your not sacrificing \$600 million in exchange for \$2.
 WWWBUKTNUnited StatesMember #122318January 29, 201269 PostsOffline May 18, 2013, 6:23 pmYeah somebody who has about a thousand posts on a lottery message board is going to sit out one of the biggest jackpots of all time.   I beleive you...

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