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$1.5 BILLION: Wednesday Powerball record jackpot still rising

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Posted: January 13, 2016, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

SavageGoose,

I just checked, and that seqence of numbers has yet to hit.
With your kind permission (it's a little late for me), but hit or not, I'd like to play that sequence on Saturday, if it not hit by then.

Regardless if tonight's powerball has hit or not with any doggone numbers.  OK?
I won't be playing these numbers tonight. I'm sick, and can't make it to the store.

Hey, I say go for it, I mean you have a 1 in 292,000,000 chance lol :)

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    According to powerball website's FAQ if they say 1.6 billion and their projections were over then they still have to pay the winner 1.6Billion. No less.

    Is that a new rule they finally decided on? They didn't pay Gloria the full $600 million they'd advertised and they didn't pay that anonymous winner in SC the full $400 million either.

    I might wake up early and go running.  I might also wake up and win the lottery.

    The odds are about the same.

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      Posted: January 13, 2016, 8:13 pm - IP Logged

      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?

      Thank you Ron5995. 

       

      I appreciate very much the insight and information presented in your post.

       

      Regards

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        Posted: January 13, 2016, 8:25 pm - IP Logged

        agreed. First time seeing a line at a place near my house in cali. They'll reveal probably 1.65B at the drawing

        1.65B = $1.0B CV   =   Banana    +      Scared      =   Thud


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          Posted: January 13, 2016, 8:38 pm - IP Logged

          SavageGoose,

          I just checked, and that seqence of numbers has yet to hit.
          With your kind permission (it's a little late for me), but hit or not, I'd like to play that sequence on Saturday, if it not hit by then.

          Regardless if tonight's powerball has hit or not with any doggone numbers.  OK?
          I won't be playing these numbers tonight. I'm sick, and can't make it to the store.

          sick from overposting in large fonts. making everyone else sick.

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            Posted: January 13, 2016, 8:51 pm - IP Logged

            Anyone ever have this happen?  I asked the clerk for five Powerball quick picks, she hits the button but they didn't print.  She checks the terminal and says the numbers were generated but wouldn't print.  She tries several different things trying to get them to print without success.  The clerk then calls her manager.  About 10 minutes later the manager shows up in her pajamas (it was somewhat late).  Does a few things and gets a ticket of the numbers to print, but the ticket has a banner on the bottom that says not a valid ticket.  She runs a transaction report and the numbers match the most recent on the transaction report (didn't even know they could do that).  She then uses that to run me an identical set of numbers and states she will be required to call the lottery office to report the error so they don't lose the money for the ticket that wouldn't print but registered on the transaction sheet.  I would like to note the clerk and manager could not have been any nicer, half the reason I waited so long (about 30 minutes) for a ticket.

              I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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              Posted: January 13, 2016, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

              Anyone ever have this happen?  I asked the clerk for five Powerball quick picks, she hits the button but they didn't print.  She checks the terminal and says the numbers were generated but wouldn't print.  She tries several different things trying to get them to print without success.  The clerk then calls her manager.  About 10 minutes later the manager shows up in her pajamas (it was somewhat late).  Does a few things and gets a ticket of the numbers to print, but the ticket has a banner on the bottom that says not a valid ticket.  She runs a transaction report and the numbers match the most recent on the transaction report (didn't even know they could do that).  She then uses that to run me an identical set of numbers and states she will be required to call the lottery office to report the error so they don't lose the money for the ticket that wouldn't print but registered on the transaction sheet.  I would like to note the clerk and manager could not have been any nicer, half the reason I waited so long (about 30 minutes) for a ticket.

              No.... But if you win on those good luck... Sounds like trouble LOL

              -RC

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                Posted: January 13, 2016, 9:19 pm - IP Logged

                Is the sold combination still at 80 to 85%? Or is it high now?

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                  Posted: January 13, 2016, 9:57 pm - IP Logged

                  Less than 4 minutes left to buy Powerball ticket tonight!!!

                   

                  Powerball closed 10pm est nationwide.

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                    Posted: January 13, 2016, 10:02 pm - IP Logged

                    What happen a person bought a ticket match all six number. but they are 30 second late!! It's going disaster since they are going blame the machine!!

                    It can cause them a billion dollars. Since the ticket print it the next drawing.

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                      Posted: January 13, 2016, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

                      SavageGoose,

                      I just checked, and that seqence of numbers has yet to hit.
                      With your kind permission (it's a little late for me), but hit or not, I'd like to play that sequence on Saturday, if it not hit by then.

                      Regardless if tonight's powerball has hit or not with any doggone numbers.  OK?
                      I won't be playing these numbers tonight. I'm sick, and can't make it to the store.

                      hell you actually asked!  of course you can, I wouldn't post the numbers if I was actually as selfish as I make out to be. Personally i wouldn't play those numbers as im really unlucky, and you're guaranteed not to win anything just like I do.  my real advice is what ever you play try not to repeat any numbers, and cover as many of the whole set of possible numbers as possible. ie dont buy the same numbers multiple times, unless you are trying to annoy your ex.

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                      keno historic = -2291 ; 2015= -603; 2016= JAN=-32, FEB= +12 , MAR= -86, APR = -77. MAY= -48, JUN= -29, JUL=-71; AUG = -52; SEPT= -43; OCT = +56 NOV = -33 TOT= -3297

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                        Posted: January 13, 2016, 10:06 pm - IP Logged

                        What happen a person bought a ticket match all six number. but they are 30 second late!! It's going disaster since they are going blame the machine!!

                        It can cause them a billion dollars. Since the ticket print it the next drawing.

                        Shouldn't have waited till the last minute imho

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                          What happen a person bought a ticket match all six number. but they are 30 second late!! It's going disaster since they are going blame the machine!!

                          It can cause them a billion dollars. Since the ticket print it the next drawing.

                          When they are late they don't get any tickets. The terminal is in draw break.

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                            Posted: January 13, 2016, 10:19 pm - IP Logged

                            The lottery gods are not just going to allow one winner. Can you imagine a poor person with that type of money? There will be multiple winners in multiple states. But hey, what do i know???

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                              Posted: January 13, 2016, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

                              This is snipping insane

                              2 - super scunion | 1 - quad scunion | few - triple scunion | 1 - super funion | some - double scunion | 1 - triple funion | lost count - scunion/funion

                              $1 - FTY | $2 - HUN | $3 - ZSA | $5/ $10 - FVH | $20 - UKA (playbook - HUN) | $25 - OQA | $30 ???

                                 
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