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$1.5 BILLION: Wednesday Powerball record jackpot still rising

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Did anyone see the news story on Fox of the group of restaurant employees in NJ were in a Lotto Pool and they thought they had won the PB. Only to find out it was last weeks #'s . Some even quit. Well they had to ask for their jobs back.Bash

WOW!! Just watched it.. LOL.. 

So they played the correct numbers for the WRONG draw!

Is that HARDER? or EASIER?

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    This jackpot won't be won until Wednesday the following week.  Players have thrown millions at it and they got disappointed when they didn't win.  Interest has died down a bit.  She will roll.  The jackpot will reach $2+ billions.

    Then it would close to 3 billion

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      this will be won tonight. everybody needs to go back to living normal.  1 winner, 2 or 10 winners whateverYawn

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        WOW!! Just watched it.. LOL.. 

        So they played the correct numbers for the WRONG draw!

        Is that HARDER? or EASIER?

        I think it happens from time to time.Bang Head Better triple check those numbers  before claiming victory

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          Tx lotto estimates $1.141b in tickets or 570.5m tickets sold

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            1 winner. From TX.

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              Tx lotto estimates $1.141b in tickets or 570.5m tickets sold

              That corresponds to a 14.1% chance of rolling over BTW only representing a 130.2m increase in tickets sold as opposed to 264.2m increase in tickets sold when it went from $528.5m to $947.9m

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                I really want this one btw

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                  How many combination has been sold far for the powerball tonight?

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                    The restaurant story seems a hoax, but whatever.

                    Around 80% of all combinations to be sold by draw time. However, actual number of tickets sold could be upwards of 500 million, since many combinations will be duplicated. From what I've read, over 400 million tickets were sold in the past drawing with about 75% combination coverage.

                    The jackpot estimate is still at $1.5 billion annuity / $930 million cash. Surprising it wasn't raised today. Are sales slumping?

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                      The restaurant story seems a hoax, but whatever.

                      Around 80% of all combinations to be sold by draw time. However, actual number of tickets sold could be upwards of 500 million, since many combinations will be duplicated. From what I've read, over 400 million tickets were sold in the past drawing with about 75% combination coverage.

                      The jackpot estimate is still at $1.5 billion annuity / $930 million cash. Surprising it wasn't raised today. Are sales slumping?

                      I don't know, but I'm guessing if they raised the projection again, the cash value might go over a billion, and they don't want to be wrong about that.

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                        Just noticed Mega Millions went up by $7 million, not the usual $5 million. after last night's drawing. I wonder if that's a sign of lottery fever increasing sales of other games, or of some percentage of infrequent Powerball players requesting tickets for the wrong game.

                        After getting five lines in each of the last two drawings, I've put less into tonight's: $6. Sure hope I win, but not expecting anything!

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                          Just imagine, An elderly lady goes shopping and sees a long line at the store, and asks someone " What's all this about? ", and another person says " Don't you know, the Powerball game is over $1billion ", and the elderly lady says " I'll get one too! " And now, it's Wednesday, January 13th and the Powerball numbers are drawn. The elderly lady pulls out her Powerball lottery ticket and checks her numbers and says " I got all those numbers! " and she  finds out that she won the whole jackpot! I'm thinking, this just might happen. Wow.

                          It did happen! This elderly lady in Florida who still holds the record for the largest USA winning lottery ticket.  Remember a younger lady let her go ahead of her to get her tickets?

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                            I really want this one btw

                            lol...as opposed to one of those "small" $40-50 million jackpots?  $13 - 19 million after taxes is chump change now eh? :)

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                              It did happen! This elderly lady in Florida who still holds the record for the largest USA winning lottery ticket.  Remember a younger lady let her go ahead of her to get her tickets?

                              No, Bleudog101, because this big winner, Gloria, was a long-time, regular player of that lottery game.

                              Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

                              Disney

                                 
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