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$675 MILLION: POWERBALL SETS ALL-TIME LOTTERY JACKPOT RECORD

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Posted: January 7, 2016, 2:14 am - IP Logged

I need to get me some tickets and beat the rush.

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    Posted: January 7, 2016, 2:17 am - IP Logged

    Virtually 0% this will rollover again on saturday. 

    Essentially with the amount of ticket sales you can mathematically calculate how many possible combinations have been sold. With a 1 in 292million chance...I'm guessing that if you sell roughly 300million tickets...which is VERY possible....that you essentially will have 8-9/10 combinations bought and there will likely be MULTIPLE winners on saturday. 

    So basically there is no chance it will rollover again on saturday.....but if it does.....well......it's gonna be a brave new world then....

    A year ago I would have agreed with that statement, but with the combination of PB having a lower handle then MM cause of $2 bet and the now higher odds, I'd say there's a better chance for it rolling on then hitting the billion dollar mark on Sat.

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      Posted: January 7, 2016, 2:21 am - IP Logged

      I need to get me some tickets and beat the rush.

      I'm buying mine Thursday morning to avoid the lines.  It took me about 40 minutes to get Wednesday's tickets, there were so many people in line buying.

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        Posted: January 7, 2016, 4:37 am - IP Logged

        Interesting that the jackpot is the highest ever at $675 million. $19 million more than the 2nd highest jackpot ever, $656 million in March 2012. 

         

        But the cash value, at $413 million is not the highest ever, it is in the #2 position. 

         

        The highest cash value was in March 2012 at $471 million, a $58 million difference.

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          Posted: January 7, 2016, 4:51 am - IP Logged

          Interesting that the jackpot is the highest ever at $675 million. $19 million more than the 2nd highest jackpot ever, $656 million in March 2012. 

           

          But the cash value, at $413 million is not the highest ever, it is in the #2 position. 

           

          The highest cash value was in March 2012 at $471 million, a $58 million difference.

          The largest cash value from the $656 million jackpot in March 2012 was for a 25 year annuity. The current $675 million jackpot with a cash value of $413 million is for a 30 year annuity. The extra 5 years gives the cash value more time to grow with compound interest.

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            I'm buying mine Thursday morning to avoid the lines.  It took me about 40 minutes to get Wednesday's tickets, there were so many people in line buying.

            Coffee

            Really enjoying this.  Feel for those border states like Primm, CA where the folks from Las Vegas come to play.  They'll have that Lotto store on the news again i'm sure with those long lines.  Too bad the casinos have such a stranglehold on Nevada residents by preventing a lottery there.  Like I said before,  you can buy lottery tickets in casinos in NJ, RI, the one in MA as well as CT.  I know I've played lottery in all of them.  Good luck to everyone!  Now onto the Powerball website.

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              Really enjoying this.  Feel for those border states like Primm, CA where the folks from Las Vegas come to play.  They'll have that Lotto store on the news again i'm sure with those long lines.  Too bad the casinos have such a stranglehold on Nevada residents by preventing a lottery there.  Like I said before,  you can buy lottery tickets in casinos in NJ, RI, the one in MA as well as CT.  I know I've played lottery in all of them.  Good luck to everyone!  Now onto the Powerball website.

              Forgot one state for casino lottery machines/agents:  OH has one that I know of.

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                Posted: January 7, 2016, 5:28 am - IP Logged

                I wonder if we'll see 800 by Saturday?

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                  Posted: January 7, 2016, 6:01 am - IP Logged

                  It will definitely be at least $800M by Saturday. My guess is $850-$900M. It will definitely have Mega Millions record cash value beat.

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                    Posted: January 7, 2016, 6:06 am - IP Logged

                    "Dreams do come true" 

                    I wonder how LP Members did?  I  have heard about some like MikeinTexas and weshar75 winning a bit. Who else has won a little bit?

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                      Posted: January 7, 2016, 6:07 am - IP Logged

                      DANG!!! $675 MIL!!! This is what lotto wet dreams are made of!!!!Banana And to think the jackpot coiuld be well over $800 mill by Saturday!!!! I can't even wrap my mind around if the jackpot isn't won Saturday!!!Hurray!

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                        Posted: January 7, 2016, 6:11 am - IP Logged

                        DANG!!! $675 MIL!!! This is what lotto wet dreams are made of!!!!Banana And to think the jackpot coiuld be well over $800 mill by Saturday!!!! I can't even wrap my mind around if the jackpot isn't won Saturday!!!Hurray!

                        ...and you're lucky your state allows for anonymous winners.

                         

                        Just bought mine, even used my OttoLball to pick one set of numbers.

                         

                        I agree, it will jump up again and again, loving it.

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                          Posted: January 7, 2016, 6:15 am - IP Logged

                          This certainly is A astronomically large jackpot. I think it will roll at least another five times before someone hits it. I think this jackpot will easily go over a billion dollars.

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                            Posted: January 7, 2016, 6:26 am - IP Logged

                            That is very true, Every crazy, scam artist, criminal would have a big ol bulls eye on me and even my family  if they knew I won the  biggest jackpot in history.Coffee It would be hard to enjoy my money in peace, when I have to constantly look over my shoulder.

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                               Congratulations future lottery winner!  Your name and other details will be spoken of in the future when the jackpots get close to another record amount.

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