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$400 MILLION: Powerball jackpot surges on rollover

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Posted: January 3, 2016, 5:41 pm - IP Logged

Anyone  think by draw time the jackpot will be more like 425 mill? Last draw went up 54 mill and I think it is now on more people's radar and frequent players will buy more tickets.

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    Posted: January 3, 2016, 5:46 pm - IP Logged

    Anyone  think by draw time the jackpot will be more like 425 mill? Last draw went up 54 mill and I think it is now on more people's radar and frequent players will buy more tickets.

    Before this weekend the sales estimate for Wednesday was $130 million, I think it will be $180 million which would bring the annuity to $450M. We'll see

    If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
    If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

    2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
    P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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      Posted: January 3, 2016, 7:35 pm - IP Logged

      They need to sell about 615 million more tickets ($1.23 billion sales) to reach a billion from the current pool

      I am thinking the progression will go $450M, $600M, $800M, $1B if it can continue. The $1B mark will be at least the 96th percentile, which means on average we can expect a winner prior to or in this drawing 96% of the time. The 99th percentile would bring a jackpot of $1.5B

      How the mighty have fallen.

      Just under a year ago PB jumped from 395 to 564. Just over 2 years ago MM went from 400 to 636, and just under 4 years ago MM went from 393 to 656. I'd hope that 400+ is where sales will start to increase significantly, but who knows?

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        Posted: January 3, 2016, 7:54 pm - IP Logged

        Love reading the comments when the jackpots get sky high!

         

        'Poor' California PB 5 out of 6 and just over $424K, para-mutuel benefits that state only in most cases!

        Hi and Happy New Year everyone!

        With all the excitiment, I love reading the comments too! Everyone's excited!

        (Comments that are uplifting and encouraging towards each other...you can never have too much of that!)

         

        The possibility that my ticket, which currently has a $2 value, is worth $400m....Yep!!! Praise the Lord and Let the fun begin!!!Hurray!

        Hope you all have a safe and blessed 2016!

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          Posted: January 3, 2016, 8:03 pm - IP Logged

          Yeah bring it!Party

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            Posted: January 3, 2016, 8:20 pm - IP Logged

            How the mighty have fallen.

            Just under a year ago PB jumped from 395 to 564. Just over 2 years ago MM went from 400 to 636, and just under 4 years ago MM went from 393 to 656. I'd hope that 400+ is where sales will start to increase significantly, but who knows?

            Yikes, are all these directly from draw-to-draw?

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              Posted: January 3, 2016, 9:29 pm - IP Logged

              How the mighty have fallen.

              Just under a year ago PB jumped from 395 to 564. Just over 2 years ago MM went from 400 to 636, and just under 4 years ago MM went from 393 to 656. I'd hope that 400+ is where sales will start to increase significantly, but who knows?

              I Agree!

              With 54 million tickets sold, the chances of having a jackpot winner was around 20%, but sales were slightly higher than the last two $300 million plus jackpots. As you said historically "jackpot frenzy" usually starts at $400 million, but sales need to double to get a 50% chance of a jackpot winner.

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                Happy new year everyone!, hopefully it will be a great start for one of us on Wednesday Smile

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                  Posted: January 4, 2016, 10:31 am - IP Logged

                   I just saw on CNN Morning Show a short piece about this $400 Million jackpot. The word is spreading like wildfire.  They showed a clip of Gloria C. Mackenzie the Florida winner of Power Ball jackpot worth $590,500,000.00. She was walking toward her car after validating her ticket.

                   Good Luck everybody!!Banana

                   I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better. 

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                    Posted: January 4, 2016, 10:41 am - IP Logged

                     I just saw on CNN Morning Show a short piece about this $400 Million jackpot. The word is spreading like wildfire.  They showed a clip of Gloria C. Mackenzie the Florida winner of Power Ball jackpot worth $590,500,000.00. She was walking toward her car after validating her ticket.

                     Good Luck everybody!!Banana

                    Hopin it rolls to $1,000,000,000!

                    I think it will because I believe it will not be won until EVERY possible number combination is sold.

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                      Posted: January 4, 2016, 11:26 am - IP Logged

                       I just saw on CNN Morning Show a short piece about this $400 Million jackpot. The word is spreading like wildfire.  They showed a clip of Gloria C. Mackenzie the Florida winner of Power Ball jackpot worth $590,500,000.00. She was walking toward her car after validating her ticket.

                       Good Luck everybody!!Banana

                      Another problem w/ winning a big JP.

                      Every time the JP gets in record territory your name gets mentioned again.

                      The scammers couldn't forget you if they wanted, they're just reminded to give you another try.

                      Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                        Posted: January 4, 2016, 11:28 am - IP Logged

                        Hopin it rolls to $1,000,000,000!

                        I think it will because I believe it will not be won until EVERY possible number combination is sold.

                        That's when I buy my next ticket.

                        Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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                          Posted: January 4, 2016, 11:42 am - IP Logged

                          Another problem w/ winning a big JP.

                          Every time the JP gets in record territory your name gets mentioned again.

                          The scammers couldn't forget you if they wanted, they're just reminded to give you another try.

                          Which is why unless you have the option of anonymity you should change your name.

                          Jack Hoffman anyone?Green laugh


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                            Posted: January 4, 2016, 12:48 pm - IP Logged

                            Will take whatever lady luck gives me. That is 5/6 with powerplay :).

                            Since the new change come to powerball there has been lot of draw but the 10x powerplay option has not been added

                            I will just buy 1 or 2 ticks with powerplay options and stick with Megamillions at least odds are okay there. But good luck to everyone buying tickets.

                            Multiple winners will be great.

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                              Posted: January 4, 2016, 12:53 pm - IP Logged

                              Hopin it rolls to $1,000,000,000!

                              I think it will because I believe it will not be won until EVERY possible number combination is sold.

                              I know a lot of people that still wouldn't play.