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$485 MILLION: Powerball jackpot raised

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Posted: February 10, 2015, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

$485 million might just be enough to start upping the size of my fast food combos.Would be surprised if it's still under $500 million by draw time.

Maybe extra guacamole on that burrito.

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    Posted: February 10, 2015, 4:04 pm - IP Logged

    If no one wins tomorrow I wonder what the JP will be on Saturday the 14th...

    I'm guessing that even the MUSL people don't really have a good idea how big it will be. The biggest PB jackpot by cash value jumped $262 million from 325 to 587 for the annuity value. The advertised annuity value for current run went from 324.5 (final tally, originally advertised as 317) to 395.5, an increase of only $71 million. The cash value percentages are a bit different (65.5% then vs 67.6% now), but that's an 80% increase 27 months ago vs. a 22% increase now.

    If this one tops out at 500 tomorrow and rolls an 80% increase would push it to $900 million (about 608 cash) the actual annuity increase of 262 would push it to $762 million. A 22% increase would only  increase it to a relatively modest $610 million (a new PB record, though still shy of the MM record). Even in today's lottery market that has to be enough for a frenzy, but how big a frenzy?

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      Posted: February 10, 2015, 4:18 pm - IP Logged

      $485 million might just be enough to start upping the size of my fast food combos.Would be surprised if it's still under $500 million by draw time.

      LOL lol at the thought of fast food with that kind of money

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        Posted: February 10, 2015, 4:22 pm - IP Logged

        someone will win this one tommorw thats for sure. i bought 6 dollars tickets, you dont nees to buy alot with so many ppl buying now.

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          LOL lol at the thought of fast food with that kind of money

          Big Smile I can't imagine never stopping at Arby's again for potato triangles and jamoccha shakes no matter how much money I have!

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            Posted: February 10, 2015, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

            It will break the 500m mark, last roll was 90.5m from 394.5m to 485m and it was changed twice in estimated values.

            Return of Investment, ROI 2014 20% | ROI 2015 20% | ROI 2016 14,45%

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              Posted: February 10, 2015, 4:40 pm - IP Logged

              Dance Hoping for a single ticket winner!  Hyper

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              singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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                Posted: February 10, 2015, 4:55 pm - IP Logged

                I Agree!

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                  Posted: February 10, 2015, 5:02 pm - IP Logged

                  I'm guessing that even the MUSL people don't really have a good idea how big it will be. The biggest PB jackpot by cash value jumped $262 million from 325 to 587 for the annuity value. The advertised annuity value for current run went from 324.5 (final tally, originally advertised as 317) to 395.5, an increase of only $71 million. The cash value percentages are a bit different (65.5% then vs 67.6% now), but that's an 80% increase 27 months ago vs. a 22% increase now.

                  If this one tops out at 500 tomorrow and rolls an 80% increase would push it to $900 million (about 608 cash) the actual annuity increase of 262 would push it to $762 million. A 22% increase would only  increase it to a relatively modest $610 million (a new PB record, though still shy of the MM record). Even in today's lottery market that has to be enough for a frenzy, but how big a frenzy?

                  Lottery officials are challenged predicting jackpot size, but publicizing too accurate of an estimate early on can be counter-productive. I suspect the some of the jackpot revisions are intentional to drive sales. Seeing intermediate jackpot jumps gets people talking - this thread is a prime example.

                  Not surprised the jackpot jump was relatively small. $300 million annuity just doesn't excite players the way it once did. And doubling the price hasn't helped matters. Even $400ish million, while generating excitement, isn't a frenzy yet, though it's getting close. If it rolls Wednesday, then the frenzy will be on with $700+ million annuity to start, and likely rise to upwards of $900 million annuity, as you suggest. I'm not playing unless it rolls Wednesday, then I'll join the frenzy.

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                    Posted: February 10, 2015, 5:10 pm - IP Logged

                    I think it was the " Pointer Sisters" that sang " I'm so excited, and l just can't hide it"

                    dont remember much else about the song but somewhere in there was " l know l want you, want you!"

                    People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it- George Bernard Shaw.

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                      Posted: February 10, 2015, 5:19 pm - IP Logged

                      whoo-hoo!  so we need **12** winners so everyone has a chance to slip under the radar while still having enough to live... a-hem... comfortably.

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                        Posted: February 10, 2015, 5:21 pm - IP Logged

                        When you use your imagination on these monster jackpots:

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                          Posted: February 10, 2015, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

                            I am ready to win the Powerball Wednesday !!

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                            whoo-hoo!  so we need **12** winners so everyone has a chance to slip under the radar while still having enough to live... a-hem... comfortably.

                            That's what second place is for, nobody pays any attention to them.

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                              Posted: February 10, 2015, 5:51 pm - IP Logged

                              That's what second place is for, nobody pays any attention to them.

                              No mightwin-You have been away far too long. We thinking a dozen 1st place winners, and why the heck not!

                              Let's make it a FIRST- let's make History.

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