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$600 MILLION: Biggest Powerball jackpot ever

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Arrowhead's avatar - underground
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Posted: May 18, 2013, 6:34 pm - IP Logged

Was going to stay with two tickets, then had time to kill while son had bass guitar lesson.

Oh look, there's a convenience store close enough to walk to.

Now I have three. Maybe that's the one.Cool

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    Posted: May 18, 2013, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

    I'm sitting this one out and love watching all the lotto crazy!

    Hope for your win or at least someone you know lolSmiley

    Crazy

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      Posted: May 18, 2013, 6:47 pm - IP Logged

      Was going to stay with two tickets, then had time to kill while son had bass guitar lesson.

      Oh look, there's a convenience store close enough to walk to.

      Now I have three. Maybe that's the one.Cool

      Thumbs Upgood thinking

      Let it Snow Snowman

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        Posted: May 18, 2013, 6:48 pm - IP Logged

        Along with my usual 1 ticket I bought 4 more, all with PowerPlay. If it bumps again I may get 1 more. Good Luck to all Lottery Post fans !! Thumbs Up

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          Posted: May 18, 2013, 6:58 pm - IP Logged

          Along with my usual 1 ticket I bought 4 more, all with PowerPlay. If it bumps again I may get 1 more. Good Luck to all Lottery Post fans !! Thumbs Up

          I bought 26 lines!

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            Posted: May 18, 2013, 7:06 pm - IP Logged

            I was at regular place I buy my tickets and lady said, at 10:00 AM EST, she had sold over $1800.00 already this morning I thought for it would be increase at Noon today to $650, or at Six maybe nothing... I guessing it will around $680 when we finish tonight, I got by winning ticket,, Hoping for the best......:)

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              Posted: May 18, 2013, 7:08 pm - IP Logged

              just like other MM/PB half billion  plus records

              it be more more amount they said come draw time

              they just not brothering to update it today"must of lottery staff off sat

              lottery ceo's in charge of pb had phone call, said it be close , massive sells  like this, they can't  do a spot on number...................

              so they are waitin

              when in a few hours  anyway they just know final numbers and tell us at draw video

              not like sells going to be effected much past 600 marketed, everyone buying

              i think we beat old pb cash record for sure

              doubt MM monster will ever be beat

              onless this rolls against all odds  and becomes first billion jackpot

               our thro away money  lottery budgets will be broken if that happens.............

              i just got about 10 bucks worth,  same as if i got me  large pizzahut meat lovers pizza , my fav  i live without tonite ROFL

               

              if it rolls, "mr.  please play responsibly" is going to be kicked off top of  lottery building spartan-style by powerball on a madness power trip of billion dollars

              mr.  please play responsibly:  don't spend money u can use for other useful stuff

              powerball: u insult my jackpot.   u threaten my people with low jackpots

              mr.  please play responsibly:  this is madness!

              "powerball looks over to sign that reads 975 million dollars, it updates to 1 billion dollars right then , powerball looks back"

              powerball: this is billion dollars! "kicks"

              No bees, no honey.

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                Posted: May 18, 2013, 7:40 pm - IP Logged

                This has got to be higher than $600,000,000.00 by now, every store I went into today had a line.  It's never like that.

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                  Posted: May 18, 2013, 8:21 pm - IP Logged

                  I bought 26 lines!

                   Oh my, you have more guts than most! Nah hold it, someone at the store ahead of me shelledout $400, to the annoyance of everyone waiting behind them...Green laugh. 200 lines!.  10 lines per ticket! Heck, both cashiers had to take turns printing all of them out.Green laugh

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                    Posted: May 18, 2013, 8:23 pm - IP Logged

                    This has got to be higher than $600,000,000.00 by now, every store I went into today had a line.  It's never like that.

                     It was different in my part of town. The lines were minimal. I am assuming that most tickets were bought between Thursday and yesterday.....****shrugs***

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                      Posted: May 18, 2013, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

                      I 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?

                      That's strange, the opposite has been true in my experience. Most QPs I get give me a set where there is no number larger than 31. On plays where I pick the numbers, I make sure I have at least one number greater than 31.

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                        Posted: May 18, 2013, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

                        That's strange, the opposite has been true in my experience. Most QPs I get give me a set where there is no number larger than 31. On plays where I pick the numbers, I make sure I have at least one number greater than 31.

                        Woohoo. In that case, let's hope it did that to all (if not most) the QP's this time and that a lot of the numbers hit over 31. My QP's are always all over the place, I've never noticed a pattern either way.

                        I'd really really love to win something over 3 digits tonight, but I also really really REALLY want to see what it'll hit if it rolls over to Wednesday. 

                         

                        Poor MM. I don't think anyone will be buying MM tickets until this PB goes. People spent so much money on PB it'll take a while for both JPs to build up again if it goes between tonight and Wednesday.

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                          Posted: May 18, 2013, 8:49 pm - IP Logged

                          Zero chance it rolls again but the final tally will certainly be over the 600M advertised.

                          You can't predict random.

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                            Posted: May 18, 2013, 8:55 pm - IP Logged

                            zero chance of roll over, what about if the winning numbers are WB. 1-2-3-4-5 and PB - 1

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                              Posted: May 18, 2013, 8:57 pm - IP Logged

                              zero chance of roll over, what about if the winning numbers are WB. 1-2-3-4-5 and PB - 1

                              Then there might be 1,000 jackpot winners since such numbers are common. Each one would collect 600 thousands while the 2nd prize winners would collect guaranteed 1 millions except in CA where we have pari-mutuel.

                              Riot would break out!

                                 
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