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$700 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot raised just hours after initial estimate

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Posted: January 7, 2016, 2:54 pm - IP Logged

Virgin post for me on this site.  Been coming here over the years just for updated lottery news and read some of the comments.  Figured might as well post from time to time.

I'll be picking up my tickets before the drawing.

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    Posted: January 7, 2016, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

    My family from Anniston.  They all car pooling to exit 5 early Saturday.

    Alabama going to get a lottery real soon.  They losing too much money not having one.

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      Posted: January 7, 2016, 2:58 pm - IP Logged

      Can i ask someone this question? What time of day is the best time to buy a ticket or tickets when the jackpot is huge like this? Morning , Lunch time , etc...? Or buy them in advance like a day before the drawing?

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        Posted: January 7, 2016, 3:06 pm - IP Logged

        Please tell me you're kidding. You think people are shelling out their money so 700 people can become millionaires? If you really want fair then everyone who bought tickets should get something back. But because we're adults and not in little league where everyone is given a prize for participating, then the system as is is fair. You know what the game is and what the odds are. If you choose to still play, that's it. There are many games with much more frequent winners where max's are capped. Since MUSL doesnt have monopoly on gambling, no one should think it's unfair.

        I agree 100%.  It used to irritate me when they capped the poweball back in the day.  If there are multiple winners of the jackpot, so be it, but don't do anything artificial to spread the money around.

        Lotto Lucy

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          Posted: January 7, 2016, 3:08 pm - IP Logged

          Can i ask someone this question? What time of day is the best time to buy a ticket or tickets when the jackpot is huge like this? Morning , Lunch time , etc...? Or buy them in advance like a day before the drawing?

          At 1:38 PM local time. The problem is no one knows what time zone will win.

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            Posted: January 7, 2016, 3:11 pm - IP Logged

            Can i ask someone this question? What time of day is the best time to buy a ticket or tickets when the jackpot is huge like this? Morning , Lunch time , etc...? Or buy them in advance like a day before the drawing?

            I don't know what is the best time but making sure you have them in advance is a good idea.  Twice when I waited until the last minute I went into my favorite retailer to get my ticket and the terminal system was down.  Once it came back fairly quickly and once I found out it was all the lottery terminals in the state.  Luckily I live near other jurisdictions and was able to go to the next state over and get my ticket just before the cut off.

            Lotto Lucy

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              Posted: January 7, 2016, 3:42 pm - IP Logged

              Here's a thought.  If for some reason nobody wins Saturday's drawing, could next Wednesday's jackpot top a billion dollars ???

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                Posted: January 7, 2016, 3:43 pm - IP Logged

                Haha, there won't be much to spread around.  This time there will likely be 75-100 5+0 winners I'd say.

                in 2012 for the largest at the time mega million jackpot there was 132 5+0. and 29 from California. so good chance of that being very true

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                  Posted: January 7, 2016, 3:46 pm - IP Logged

                  It'll get to a billion by Saturday judging by the huge line at my small town store.  Smile  People are buying $20, 50, $100 worth of tickets.  This is crazy.  Everybody is talking about Powerball!

                  Yes, I am seeing the same thing.  Alot of people buying tickets, even today a couple of days before the drawing.  Also everyone talking about it.  Every convenient store I go to (I make a couple of stops at them for work) everyone is talking about it. 

                  And did anyone see how many 2nd prize winners there were last night? *** 14 *** and 1 bonus 2nd prize winner.  So 14 people hit for 1 mil and 1 for 2 mil, which I think they should pay the multipler like MM does.  How much you think THOSE people are gonna play to try to win MORE? Or will they be happy with what they won?  I think they ALL will be buying LOTS of additional tickets. 

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                    Posted: January 7, 2016, 4:05 pm - IP Logged

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                      Posted: January 7, 2016, 4:20 pm - IP Logged

                      Yes, I am seeing the same thing.  Alot of people buying tickets, even today a couple of days before the drawing.  Also everyone talking about it.  Every convenient store I go to (I make a couple of stops at them for work) everyone is talking about it. 

                      And did anyone see how many 2nd prize winners there were last night? *** 14 *** and 1 bonus 2nd prize winner.  So 14 people hit for 1 mil and 1 for 2 mil, which I think they should pay the multipler like MM does.  How much you think THOSE people are gonna play to try to win MORE? Or will they be happy with what they won?  I think they ALL will be buying LOTS of additional tickets. 

                      I think so too !

                      Every loser they buy is a definite write off, not just a maybe on a possible future win.

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

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                        Posted: January 7, 2016, 4:21 pm - IP Logged

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                          Posted: January 7, 2016, 4:28 pm - IP Logged

                          There were a bunch of 2nd place winners last draw. I would be shocked if no one wins it this week with all the tickets being sold...

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                            Posted: January 7, 2016, 4:39 pm - IP Logged

                            I heard on NPR that they pushed the jackpot up to $700mil. $300 away from a billion. I'll be able to get my tickets in SC.

                            May the balls bounce in your favor!

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                              Posted: January 7, 2016, 4:45 pm - IP Logged

                              I said I didn't think this would make a billion dollars.  Getting ready to eat my words.  At $700,000,000 and two and a half more days to go, it just might make it.

                                 
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