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$450 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot nears record

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Posted: February 9, 2015, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

I am an old white guy .............. this must mean that I am going to win LOL!

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    Posted: February 9, 2015, 5:17 pm - IP Logged

    I just reread my post and the words I thought weren't there.  They was in the place of there and old was in the place of only.  I should start checking my posts for the correct words and spelling.

    You're not the only one, but it's just your mind playing a trick on you and no big deal.

    Didn't buy any PB tickets, but I was in 3 stores that sell lottery tickets and there was no line in any of them. There probably will be long lines at some of the state line stores selling tickets. Littlefield, Arizona would be an ideal spot for selling Arizona lottery tickets because its located on a 29 mile strip on I-15 between the Nevada and Utah state lines.

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      Posted: February 9, 2015, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

      someone or two people are going to win this weds

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        Posted: February 9, 2015, 5:53 pm - IP Logged

        No frenzy yet Unhappy. What are the chances this will roll one more time?

        "Everything works  ONCE!"

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          Posted: February 9, 2015, 6:02 pm - IP Logged

          No frenzy yet Unhappy. What are the chances this will roll one more time?

          tooo cold for frenzy .........

           but that could be a small blessing

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            Posted: February 9, 2015, 6:06 pm - IP Logged

            No frenzy yet Unhappy. What are the chances this will roll one more time?

            There's line up here in Denver.

            White Bounce

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              Posted: February 9, 2015, 6:28 pm - IP Logged

              Fingers crossed. If they bump it up by another 50mil or so by noon Tuesday the casual players will toss a couple of bucks in the ring. Poke

              "Everything works  ONCE!"

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                Posted: February 9, 2015, 6:33 pm - IP Logged

                A lot of lives will be changed by this, hopefully, a lot of good will be done. I suspect it will reach $475,000,000 by Wednesday..........

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                  Posted: February 9, 2015, 7:28 pm - IP Logged

                  Im with you on that.  Im fine with it as well.  I think it may hit $475million by noon tomorrow, and $500million by Wednesday night............good luck.

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                    Posted: February 9, 2015, 7:29 pm - IP Logged

                    No frenzy yet Unhappy. What are the chances this will roll one more time?

                    The chances of it rolling once again i guess would depend on the amount of tickets sold for the drawing. The last drawing tickets sales totaled about 146 mill so that would be about 73 mill combinations played. Since the odds are around 175 mill to 1 then if i am figuring this right that would come out to about 42% of the combinations were played. I am sure ticket sales will be higher for this coming drawing. If ticket sales for this drawing were say 250 mill that would be 125 mill combinations played out of 175 mill which would be a little over 70%. That means there would be about a 30% chance of it not being hit. I know that there are some combinations that come up more then once in a drawing but as far as true odds go if they were to have 350 mill in ticket sales then that would mean every combination should be covered. I was looking back on ticket sale history for both PB and MM over the last several years and only noticed 1 time where there were more in ticket sales then in possible combinations and that the JP rolled over. In March of 2012 before they changed the matrix for MM and the odds were not as high as they are now the advertised annuity JP was at 363 mill and the ticket sales were about 191 mill which should have covered all the combinations. No one hit it and it rolled and the JP ended up at 656 mill. Ticket sales for that drawing were 651 mill.

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                      Posted: February 9, 2015, 7:36 pm - IP Logged

                      The chances of it rolling once again i guess would depend on the amount of tickets sold for the drawing. The last drawing tickets sales totaled about 146 mill so that would be about 73 mill combinations played. Since the odds are around 175 mill to 1 then if i am figuring this right that would come out to about 42% of the combinations were played. I am sure ticket sales will be higher for this coming drawing. If ticket sales for this drawing were say 250 mill that would be 125 mill combinations played out of 175 mill which would be a little over 70%. That means there would be about a 30% chance of it not being hit. I know that there are some combinations that come up more then once in a drawing but as far as true odds go if they were to have 350 mill in ticket sales then that would mean every combination should be covered. I was looking back on ticket sale history for both PB and MM over the last several years and only noticed 1 time where there were more in ticket sales then in possible combinations and that the JP rolled over. In March of 2012 before they changed the matrix for MM and the odds were not as high as they are now the advertised annuity JP was at 363 mill and the ticket sales were about 191 mill which should have covered all the combinations. No one hit it and it rolled and the JP ended up at 656 mill. Ticket sales for that drawing were 651 mill.

                      Thanks a million for that detailed analysis! I remember that Jackpot vividly and was shocked myself when it wasn't hit.

                      Casual players seem to demand that the JP reach new heights before they break out into a frenzy. While the cash value is one of the highest, the every day Joe is dazzled by the annuity figure. More than 48 hours left and there's no telling how they will react to the possible bump tomorrow.

                      That being said, I want this baby to roll!

                      "Everything works  ONCE!"

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                        Posted: February 9, 2015, 8:33 pm - IP Logged

                        I am an old white guy .............. this must mean that I am going to win LOL!

                        Thud

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                          Posted: February 9, 2015, 8:42 pm - IP Logged

                          No frenzy yet Unhappy. What are the chances this will roll one more time?

                          I didn't know they sold PB tickets in the Bahamas. 

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                            Posted: February 9, 2015, 8:44 pm - IP Logged

                            I didn't know they sold PB tickets in the Bahamas. 

                            I didn't know that either - lol

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                              Posted: February 9, 2015, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

                              2014 Rolls Phantom

                              Ohhh ok. Isnt that the new model?  Either way I like it.

                                 
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