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$800 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot approaches billion-dollar range

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Posted: January 8, 2016, 12:12 pm - IP Logged

One winner

One ticket 

 

Hurray! Hyper Party

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    Posted: January 8, 2016, 12:17 pm - IP Logged

    Good Chance it'll go to: $1,000,000,000...

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      Posted: January 8, 2016, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

      It's actually went back up slightly from the 61.2 it was at for the 1-6 drawing.

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        Posted: January 8, 2016, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

        C'mon, stop the tease. Just jack the JP up to one billy and get it over with.

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          Posted: January 8, 2016, 12:25 pm - IP Logged

          WOW!!!!! $800 Million White Bounce Dance Banana

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            Posted: January 8, 2016, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

            I hope at this rate there are a few winners splitting the pot. One winner would be insane.
            I also hope people aren't draining bank accts, life savings or spending money they shouldn't
            spend..the odds are horrible but someone will win. For the sake of those already in too deep,
            I hope it goes Saturday.
            Gl everyone. I will be getting 5 tickets at different places with pp.

            246 ~~ 485 ~~ 369 ~~ 890 ~~ 705 ~~ 357 ~~ 129 ~~ 165 ~  007 ~ 225 ~ 818 ~ 440 ~  7775 5557

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              Posted: January 8, 2016, 12:29 pm - IP Logged

              Bought two lines today ,, Thinking of spending $10 on an additional ticket tommorrow morning on way from work


              Wont win but you cant win if you dont play and $4-14 isn't going to kill me

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                Posted: January 8, 2016, 12:31 pm - IP Logged

                This is insane!!! Good luck everyone!!!


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                  Posted: January 8, 2016, 12:32 pm - IP Logged

                  I hope at this rate there are a few winners splitting the pot. One winner would be insane.
                  I also hope people aren't draining bank accts, life savings or spending money they shouldn't
                  spend..the odds are horrible but someone will win. For the sake of those already in too deep,
                  I hope it goes Saturday.
                  Gl everyone. I will be getting 5 tickets at different places with pp.

                  Yeah you know there are people out there dropping $1,000, $5,000, or even $10,000 on this drawing and they will likely not win.

                  I bought $16 worth and that was the most I was willing to spend.  I did 5 QP and I wanted to make sure to play trends for 3 tickets.  Back to back number pairs will be picked, guaranteed. 

                  I hope you are all playing trends too & good luck!

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                    Posted: January 8, 2016, 12:35 pm - IP Logged

                    I totally underestimated this jackpot. I had thought it would have capped out 125 million or so ago. Not only is the prize insane, but the attention on the winner(s) will be a total zoo!

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                      Posted: January 8, 2016, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

                      Yeah you know there are people out there dropping $1,000, $5,000, or even $10,000 on this drawing and they will likely not win.

                      I bought $16 worth and that was the most I was willing to spend.  I did 5 QP and I wanted to make sure to play trends for 3 tickets.  Back to back number pairs will be picked, guaranteed. 

                      I hope you are all playing trends too & good luck!

                      I agree. I think we are overdue for a repeat hit. This lottery averages .4 repeaters per drawing and has gone 18 consecutive drawings without a repeat hit!!

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                        Posted: January 8, 2016, 12:36 pm - IP Logged

                        Wow, there are even line ups at Chinese restaurants. This is crazy!

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                          Posted: January 8, 2016, 12:47 pm - IP Logged

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                            Posted: January 8, 2016, 12:50 pm - IP Logged

                            It's all speculation but if it's increased $100M in the last day, $1B should easily be met with essentially 2 days left.  The momentum is only building faster.  It's like a stock going parabolic.

                            There's obviously a better chance than ever before, but I'll still be surprised if it gets there without a roll.

                            MUSL obviously couldn't be sure ahead of time how big sales would be, because we're in unknown territory and because the hysteria that drives huge sales has diminished over the last few years. Neither of those invalidates all of the other data they have for making their estimates. I don't know how the pattern of sales varies from one drawing to the next, but MUSL knows. They know that if sales through noon on Thursday for a typical jackpot are $X then total sales by Saturday night will be in some range that's close to $Y. At noon on Friday they've got a bigger portion of sales to use for projection, so the range for Y gets smaller.

                            I'd guess the only thing they're at all fuzzy on at this point is how many last minute impulse plays there will be. Some people who rarely play or never play will decide at the last minute, and some regular players will decide to buy some  more tickets. Even for that they've got enough data to make an educated guess.

                            I'm sure they're playing things fairly conservatively, so at this point I'd be surprised if it doesn't at least reach 850, and I won't be surprised if we see 900, but I would be surprised if their current estimate is so conservative or so far off that we see a billion. As of now we're looking at an increase of about $272 million from the final tally for Wednesday's drawing, and it will take an increase of 472 to reach a billion. That's more than a 70% increase over the current prediction.

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                              Posted: January 8, 2016, 12:52 pm - IP Logged

                              Also 4 draws in a row without a neighboring number of adjacent hit.  Very interesting indeed!  Back to looking at the numbers...

                                 
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