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$1.5 BILLION: Wednesday Powerball record jackpot still rising

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Posted: January 14, 2016, 12:36 am - IP Logged

The Powerball simulators are for people good at math but poor at insight.  "I play Powerball to make a profit by winning lower-tier prizes," said no lottery player ever.  You play Powerball to have a chance, however slim, of winning a huge jackpot.

Point is Powerball isn't just difficult, it's near impossible to win. For players wagering small amounts, it's simply entertainment - most fully expect to lose, or at best, win a few dollars. Casual players are, in large part, who drive large jackpots. Most won't be playing again anytime soon until there's an overly compelling reason to toss money away for a 1 in ~292 million chance at a "dream".

MUSL has a challenge on their hands to keep sales up. Changing the matrix again to make it ever more difficult and/or raising the price doesn't seem a viable strategy, but who knows. Maybe it will work. A year ago, few would have imagined a $billion+ annuity jackpot and here we are.

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    Point is Powerball isn't just difficult, it's near impossible to win. For players wagering small amounts, it's simply entertainment - most fully expect to lose, or at best, win a few dollars. Casual players are, in large part, who drive large jackpots. Most won't be playing again anytime soon until there's an overly compelling reason to toss money away for a 1 in ~292 million chance at a "dream".

    MUSL has a challenge on their hands to keep sales up. Changing the matrix again to make it ever more difficult and/or raising the price doesn't seem a viable strategy, but who knows. Maybe it will work. A year ago, few would have imagined a $billion+ annuity jackpot and here we are.

    Welcome to the lottery industry.  Every single game (not just Powerball) has to change periodically in order to keep sales up.  This is nothing new.  MUSL has been doing a good job making changes to Powerball over the years that have kept it at the top of the food chain.

     

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      Point is Powerball isn't just difficult, it's near impossible to win. For players wagering small amounts, it's simply entertainment - most fully expect to lose, or at best, win a few dollars. Casual players are, in large part, who drive large jackpots. Most won't be playing again anytime soon until there's an overly compelling reason to toss money away for a 1 in ~292 million chance at a "dream".

      MUSL has a challenge on their hands to keep sales up. Changing the matrix again to make it ever more difficult and/or raising the price doesn't seem a viable strategy, but who knows. Maybe it will work. A year ago, few would have imagined a $billion+ annuity jackpot and here we are.

      ALL YOU NEED IS 1 ($$$$$$$$) LOTTERY TICKET AND A DREAM.

       

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        LOTTERY PLAYERS $1.5 BILLION DREAM BECAME A REALITY FOR THE POWERBALL LOTTERY GAME JACKPOT WINNER/WINNERS.

         

         

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          Posted: January 14, 2016, 1:18 am - IP Logged

          So I take it only one winner?

          If so what a lucky SOB ,, Truly a lucky SOB

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            Posted: January 14, 2016, 1:21 am - IP Logged

            I'm seeing something about Florida and Tennessee too. Look on KTVU twitter citing a CA Lottery official

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              Posted: January 14, 2016, 1:24 am - IP Logged

              So I take it only one winner?

              If so what a lucky SOB ,, Truly a lucky SOB

              I don't think all the information is in yet.  I would be really surprised if there were no more winners with the numbers that were drawn...

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                Posted: January 14, 2016, 1:30 am - IP Logged

                Georgia winner?

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                  Posted: January 14, 2016, 1:34 am - IP Logged

                  So I take it only one winner?

                  If so what a lucky SOB ,, Truly a lucky SOB

                  And from what I've heard he's already rich.LOL

                  You can't predict random.

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                    Posted: January 14, 2016, 1:38 am - IP Logged

                    They changed the matrix in October with the goal of creating huge jackpots and boost lagging sales...worked like a charm.

                    "Don't waste time, it's the stuff life's made of..."

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                      Posted: January 14, 2016, 1:39 am - IP Logged

                      Not seeing anything on FL or TN sites or twitters so we'll have to see about that report.

                       

                      Edit: NBC is now saying the same!

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                        Posted: January 14, 2016, 1:52 am - IP Logged

                        Just hoping I matched 5

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                          Posted: January 14, 2016, 1:54 am - IP Logged

                          The problem is that it is really hard to justify playing for $40 million and up as this drawing showed how hard it is to win so most will just wait until it clombs up again which will make it a long slow climb. Funny how some were saying 25 plus winners lol. Lucky to even be one. I would have been rerally skeptical if an anonymous state won. I want to see that fae and name now. Might be a pool too making it less dramatic. A lot of rich people in CA I am betting one of them won it. Hey aren't you the billion dollar jackpot winner? Leaving

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                            Posted: January 14, 2016, 1:58 am - IP Logged

                            Fun fact, TN players do not care about the new odds.

                            https://www.lotterypost.com/news/296695

                            TN had the winning Powerball ticket on Nov. 4, 2015, draw and won the $144.1 million jackpot.

                            That's 2 and 0 for us beating the higher odds matrix now. We own this new game.

                            Can we go 3 and 0? I hope so.

                            Also, unlike the poor suckers left to the media in CA/FL, we can remain anonymous here via the trust/ LLC route. The 144 million winner(s) already did so. (Someone used their brain for once. We always could remain anonymous.)

                            Am hoping this new TN  winner does the same thing as last one. GO TN players! 

                            Also, all 3 have no state tax on the winnings. Wink

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                              Posted: January 14, 2016, 2:00 am - IP Logged

                              Which is why they made it harder to win....jackpots grow quicker ( no slow climb)....and bigger....and then EVERYONE plays, not just the usual wagerers...not sure if I'll ever buy more than one ticket of PB or MM again.... I'll still play the better odds games....

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