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$900 MILLION: Powerball lottery jackpot to create unimaginable wealth

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Posted: January 9, 2016, 1:25 pm - IP Logged

No matter if the powerplay is 10x, the 2nd tier will still only be 2 million.

I know that, i just think will be nice to win 500k for 4+PB

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    Posted: January 9, 2016, 1:30 pm - IP Logged

    While everyone was hee hawing i said first on Wednesday January 6th 1:20pm in the threads hours before last Wednesdays powerball draw that went to 524 million that it would hit a billion dollars on Saturday the 9th with no winner.  Don't hee haw people.  Take a stand early and make a prediction right or wrong.  Early bird gets the worm.

    While im 1 for 1 lets make another early prediction.  No one will win tonight.  It will roll to 1.6 billion for next Wednesday nights draw and a single ticket will win it all at that time.

    Good luck and may one of us win it all.  If we do lets do Todd a favor and wear one of his lotterypost t-shirts/tank tops to the press conference! 

    While we are all having delusions of grandeur right now let me go all the way with it.  If i win the press conference will be held at the "TRUMP HOTEL LAS VEGAS".  The press conference table will be for seven people.  Dad, Mom, Brother, Donald Trump, Warren Buffet, Todd, and Me of course!   

    Todd you in?Big Grin

    Sounds like fun, I'm in.

    No hee-hawing, I promise.

     

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      Posted: January 9, 2016, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

      These calculations don't take multiple identical/duplicate entries into account, correct?

      Though the hard data involved isn't presented, since it was established to be based on sales, repeat tickets would seem to be within the parameters.  This is verified through the percentage calculations of possible multiple winners.  Without accountable multiple entries a multiple winner scenario could not exist.  Just my observation, however.

        I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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        Posted: January 9, 2016, 1:32 pm - IP Logged

        If nobody hits this tonight, it will be worth $1.3 billion dollars!!! The power ball folks who decided to change the number matrix must be giving themselves high fives for their decision.Banana

        Following the trends and patterns means following the money!Banana

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          Posted: January 9, 2016, 1:40 pm - IP Logged

          Does anyone that lives in Orlando, know the time and the station, that televise the drawing??

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            Posted: January 9, 2016, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

            You guys do know if it's just 1 winner the media so going to do this outside to the winners neighborhood right?

            -  Well, obviously we have the media out in Lincoln Park. Their knocking on your doors, snatchin’ your people up, tryin’ to interview ‘em. So y’all need to hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband cause they’re interviewing’ everybody out here.

            btw Todd, how prepared are you for the flood of heavy traffic happening later tonight? LOL

             

            - Todd's servers this evening.

            I would leave the country so fast

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              Posted: January 9, 2016, 1:45 pm - IP Logged

              Hopefully someone will post the numbers after the drawing. I'm fairly certain Powerball's website will crash.

              I'm sure our local stations will be showing the draw live tonight, they did the last time the lotto jackpot was large.

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                Posted: January 9, 2016, 1:50 pm - IP Logged

                Does anyone that lives in Orlando, know the time and the station, that televise the drawing??

                Channel 6, 10:59

                 

                Also.....You can watch the drawing live on ClickOrlando.com. Download the free News 6 App to watch the drawing live.


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                  Posted: January 9, 2016, 1:54 pm - IP Logged

                  I'm thinkin this won't roll.  As strong as sales are, probably EVERY number combination available has been sold.  I wonder how many winners there could be.  If birthday numbers are drawn I wouldn't be shocked to see up to 25 jackpot winners.

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                    Posted: January 9, 2016, 2:00 pm - IP Logged

                    9 hours to go.

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                      Posted: January 9, 2016, 2:06 pm - IP Logged

                      Yes, a big thank you to Todd for all the hard work he puts in.

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                        Posted: January 9, 2016, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

                        I noticed that the Lotter site has been down for almost 24 hours now. 

                         

                        Quite possibly they can't handle all the sales coming their way.

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                          Posted: January 9, 2016, 2:22 pm - IP Logged

                          I  just read a yahoo article, saying I would only take jome 255 million and usamega said 300 and something. How do I calculate lump sum after taxes?

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                            Posted: January 9, 2016, 2:27 pm - IP Logged

                            Based on lines I'm seeing where there are normally none, they may raise this to $1,000,000,000.00 PRIOR to the drawing....we shall see!

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                              Posted: January 9, 2016, 2:28 pm - IP Logged

                              These calculations don't take multiple identical/duplicate entries into account, correct?

                              Yes they do.   The show the probabilities of various numbers of winners assuming a randomized sampling, and the expectation value is weighted for the size of the prizes that would be won by multiple winners.

                                 
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