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$400 MILLION: Powerball jackpot surges on rollover

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Posted: January 4, 2016, 12:57 pm - IP Logged

Rolling, rolling, rolling. Higher, higher, and higher. 

Love large jackpots. Hoping for a $billion jackpot.

Best of luck to all participants!

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    $400 mil?- Oh l like that! 

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

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      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?

      Actually, the current PB run is ahead of last Feb's Jackpot. "Only" took 17 vs 20 draws to reach $400+ million .

       

           DRAW DATE  JACKPOT         CASH          DRAW DATE  JACKPOT                       CASH

        1. 11/07/15        40                24.9           12/03/14          40                            25.3

        2. 11/11/15        50                30.5           12/06/14          50                            31.6

        3. 11/14/15        60                36.7           12/10/14          60                            37.8

        4. 11/18/15        70                42.8           12/13/14          70                            44.1

        5. 11/21/15        80                48.9           12/17/14          80                            51.7

        6. 11/25/15         90               55.1           12/20/14          90                            58.2

        7. 11/28/15       100               61.3           12/24/14        100                            64.6

        8. 12/02/15       110               67.4           12/27/14        110                            71.0

        9. 12/05/15       127               77.9           12/31/14        120                            77.2

      10. 12/09/15       145               88.0           01/03/15        131                            84.3

      11. 12/12/15       164               99.6           01/07/15        146                            95.1

      12. 12/16/15       180             112.1           01/10/15        162                          105.5

      13. 12/19/15       202             125.9           01/14/15        176                          117.3

      14. 12/23/15       227             141.0           01/17/15        194                          129.3

      15. 12/26/15       255             158.4           01/21/15        208                          142.7

      16. 12/30/15       300             184.2           01/24/15        230                          157.8

      17. 01/02/16       355.8(334) 218.4(205)   01/28/15        261                          179.1

      18. 01/06/16       400             244.8           01/31/15        289                          198.4

      19.                                                              02/04/15       324(317)                  226(220.6)

      20.                                                              02/07/15       394.5(380,360)        266.6(256.8, 250.5)

      21.                                                              02/11/15       564.1(500,485,450) 381.11(337.8, 327.7, 304.1)

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        Posted: January 4, 2016, 3:19 pm - IP Logged

        Actually, the current PB run is ahead of last Feb's Jackpot. "Only" took 17 vs 20 draws to reach $400+ million .

         

             DRAW DATE  JACKPOT         CASH          DRAW DATE  JACKPOT                       CASH

          1. 11/07/15        40                24.9           12/03/14          40                            25.3

          2. 11/11/15        50                30.5           12/06/14          50                            31.6

          3. 11/14/15        60                36.7           12/10/14          60                            37.8

          4. 11/18/15        70                42.8           12/13/14          70                            44.1

          5. 11/21/15        80                48.9           12/17/14          80                            51.7

          6. 11/25/15         90               55.1           12/20/14          90                            58.2

          7. 11/28/15       100               61.3           12/24/14        100                            64.6

          8. 12/02/15       110               67.4           12/27/14        110                            71.0

          9. 12/05/15       127               77.9           12/31/14        120                            77.2

        10. 12/09/15       145               88.0           01/03/15        131                            84.3

        11. 12/12/15       164               99.6           01/07/15        146                            95.1

        12. 12/16/15       180             112.1           01/10/15        162                          105.5

        13. 12/19/15       202             125.9           01/14/15        176                          117.3

        14. 12/23/15       227             141.0           01/17/15        194                          129.3

        15. 12/26/15       255             158.4           01/21/15        208                          142.7

        16. 12/30/15       300             184.2           01/24/15        230                          157.8

        17. 01/02/16       355.8(334) 218.4(205)   01/28/15        261                          179.1

        18. 01/06/16       400             244.8           01/31/15        289                          198.4

        19.                                                              02/04/15       324(317)                  226(220.6)

        20.                                                              02/07/15       394.5(380,360)        266.6(256.8, 250.5)

        21.                                                              02/11/15       564.1(500,485,450) 381.11(337.8, 327.7, 304.1)

        What's your guess for a total if it rolled three more times?

        750M$?

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          I'd guess in three more draws it will be around 610-640

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            What's your guess for a total if it rolled three more times?

            750M$?

            Well based on that data I posted of last year's big jackpot, if it were to roll over three more times, by the time of the drawing it would be at least $750-$800 million. I remember watching the mega millions drawing a few years ago when it hit a record $656 million and they said if there were no winners the pot would jump to $950 million.

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              Well based on that data I posted of last year's big jackpot, if it were to roll over three more times, by the time of the drawing it would be at least $750-$800 million. I remember watching the mega millions drawing a few years ago when it hit a record $656 million and they said if there were no winners the pot would jump to $950 million.

              Seeing how it now has a head start of 3 rollovers and is now picking up steam, is 1$ more than MM and now has worse odds maybe we will indeed get to see it post a new record, maybe even  850M-950M$, would be quite entertaining. 

              A single winner had better be from on of the anonymous states. Eek


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                UNCLE SAM (The I.R.S.) wins in every lottery, and they don't even buy a ticket.

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                  I unfortunately live in New York State, about the worse state to win lottery, high taxes, can't collect the winnings anonymously. But Vermont is close by, where you can collect the winnings anonymously through a trust. I played there a couple weeks ago and checked the multi-draw column for 10 draws so I'm good for the next 3 weeks.


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                    They say that money doesn't solve all your problems or even "buy you happiness." If the lottery gods are listening I'm willing be the guinea pig to put that theory to the ultimate test and I'm pretty sure it will make me happy. I promise to donate 10% to reputable charities as a start.

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                      I unfortunately live in New York State, about the worse state to win lottery, high taxes, can't collect the winnings anonymously. But Vermont is close by, where you can collect the winnings anonymously through a trust. I played there a couple weeks ago and checked the multi-draw column for 10 draws so I'm good for the next 3 weeks.

                      Aren't New Hampshire, Delaware and Maryland anonymous too? Might be closer. and Delaware would be state tax free.

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                        Indeed. And that's because they're the ones printing and selling the lotto tickets!

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                          If it does hit a billion, I hope people don't cash in their 401Ks and IRAs to try to get the huge pay out.

                          May the balls bounce in your favor!

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                            In my thread, "Are you ready for the attention", I talk about your last statement. I think it would not matter. There would be a HUGE public outcry to know who the winner is. That is, if it gets up that high and there's a sole winner. If that's the case, it'd be best to just take one for the team, so to speak. You know, just to protect other anonymous lottery winners. That's what I'd do.

                            May the balls bounce in your favor!

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                              Aren't New Hampshire, Delaware and Maryland anonymous too? Might be closer. and Delaware would be state tax free.

                              In Delaware and Maryland you can claim anonymously.  The New Hampshire lottery says in their FAQ that New Hampshire state law requires the winner's name, town and amount won be available for public information.

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