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POWERBALL CREATES WORLD'S FIRST BILLION-DOLLAR JACKPOT

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Posted: January 10, 2016, 12:19 pm - IP Logged

Am i dreaming, please tell me , am i reading this right?

BananaBananaBanana Relax sit back with some Lurking and enjoy the show. Good luck

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    Posted: January 10, 2016, 12:20 pm - IP Logged

    Buyout? LOL

    It would take over 10,000 five-board playslips to be processed every minute from Sunday until Wednesday to buyout Powerball.

    If the chances of winning the jackpot are so slim, why play when the jackpot is so small? Your chances never change, but the potential payoff does.
    If a crystal ball showed you the future of the rest of your life, and in that future you will never win a jackpot, would you still play?

    2016: -48.28% (13 tickets) ||
    P&L % = Total Win($)/Total Wager($) - 1

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      Posted: January 10, 2016, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

      This is why they changed the format. Money!  Record sales!

      How about them cowboys!

       

       

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        Posted: January 10, 2016, 12:26 pm - IP Logged

        Think about this!  See below.  Not only did 28 tickets get all 5 right but not the powerball, but 451 tickets got 4+PB.  Now that is amazing if you think about that for a while!.  Numbers obtained from the Powerball site.

        POWERBALL                     Winners  Power Play    Total
        Jackpot (Match 5 + PB)     0             0                   0
        Match 5                            25           3                   28
        Match 4 + Powerball        396         55                 451

        MrProgrammer  Cool

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          Posted: January 10, 2016, 12:32 pm - IP Logged

          1,300,000,000.00 That's a lot of 

          Green, and zeros. 

          It would take spending one million

          every day for the next 3.56 years to

          go through that much money.  I would

          have trouble making it though the first

          week.

          RL

          Working on my Ph.D.  "University of hard Knocks"

          I will consider the opinion that my winnings are a product of chance if you are willing to consider

          they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

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            Posted: January 10, 2016, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

            This is why they changed the format. Money!  Record sales!

            Yeah, but the other side of the coin... few are going to buy a MM ticket for awhile @ 15M

            And once this JP is won... lotto fever (increased sales) isn't going to happen until the JP nears 1 Billion again.  Remember when folks got excited when a JP hit 200 or 300 Million?

            So they better be making billion $ jackpots regularly or players will see (again) another matrix change Puke

            -RC

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              Posted: January 10, 2016, 12:33 pm - IP Logged

              Went to the store today at 7AM hoping to beat the rush and there were 3 people in line ahead of me. LOL

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                Posted: January 10, 2016, 12:41 pm - IP Logged

                Y2K revisited?

                LOL

                Working on my Ph.D.  "University of hard Knocks"

                I will consider the opinion that my winnings are a product of chance if you are willing to consider

                they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

                USAF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Base_Engineer_Emergency_Force

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                  Posted: January 10, 2016, 12:42 pm - IP Logged

                  1,300,000,000.00 That's a lot of 

                  Green, and zeros. 

                  It would take spending one million

                  every day for the next 3.56 years to

                  go through that much money.  I would

                  have trouble making it though the first

                  week.

                  RL

                  but then again, maybe not.  I forgot about taxes.

                  RL

                  Working on my Ph.D.  "University of hard Knocks"

                  I will consider the opinion that my winnings are a product of chance if you are willing to consider

                  they are not.  Many great discoveries come while searching for something else

                  USAF https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prime_Base_Engineer_Emergency_Force

                    US Flag Trump / 2016 & 2020  

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                    Posted: January 10, 2016, 12:45 pm - IP Logged

                    1,300,000,000.00 That's a lot of 

                    Green, and zeros. 

                    It would take spending one million

                    every day for the next 3.56 years to

                    go through that much money.  I would

                    have trouble making it though the first

                    week.

                    RL

                    My wife and daughters would put a serious dent on the money. They would be living at the mall.

                     

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                    How about them cowboys!

                     

                     

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                      Posted: January 10, 2016, 12:47 pm - IP Logged

                      hello lakerben!

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                        Posted: January 10, 2016, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

                        hello lakerben!

                        I got my numbers already picked out.  Going to the store and cash a couple of tickets.

                         

                        Howdy!

                        How about them cowboys!

                         

                         

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                          Posted: January 10, 2016, 1:06 pm - IP Logged

                          It's gonna hit $2 Billion by Wednesday!

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                            Posted: January 10, 2016, 1:07 pm - IP Logged

                            With the jackpot this high and the odds of winning at 1- 292,000,000 you can buy every combination and you will win the jackpot plus $1,000,000 prizes 25 times

                            sure it will cost you roughly $589 million dollars but you will be a winner

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                              Posted: January 10, 2016, 1:09 pm - IP Logged

                              My sister in law is a bank teller, many cash advances on Friday....now what will these people do?

                              A guy told me yesterday that if it rolled, he would be using his entire pay check for this one. Went into Publix Supermarket this morning around 9am to pick up some groceries and the lines were there. I thought it was just people checking tickets but EVERYONE had cash in one hand ready to buy. INSANE!!!...but cool. hahahaha

                              "It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things that money can't buy." - George Lorimer

                                 
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