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$1.5 BILLION: Wednesday Powerball record jackpot still rising

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Posted: January 12, 2016, 5:39 pm - IP Logged

If it rolls to $2.5 billion, people will start thinking this is getting out of control. At some point we have to think, is this alright?

It's already out of control. This should be like the UK lotto, capped, and when it rolls over, excess goes to lower tiers.

 

A sole winner of this, or, imagine if it rolls over again, will have world-wide attention.....I'd like to win, with 3, 4 or 5 other winning tickets, then maybe you could somehow stay hidden.

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    Brad Duke.  But it was a $13,000 bike.  Doesn't that make it a little more exciting?

    Nope!  Not at all!

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      I'm guessing that MUSL is being a bit conservative about the advertised jackpot, and that if they're willing to advertise 1.5 we'll see at least 1.6 when it's done. Here are probabilities for 1.6 to 1.8 billion, based on sales of 685,  789, and 894 million tickets. I've seen some conflicting data, so there's some minor wiggle room.

      JackpotRollover1 winner2 winners3 winners4 winners5 winners

      6 winners

      $1.6 billion9.59%22.49%26.36%20.60%12.07%5.66%2.21%
      $1.7 billion6.72%18.14%24.50%22.05%14.88%8.04%3.62%
      $1.8 billion4.69%14.35%21.96%22.39%17.13%10.48%5.34%
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        Thanks KY Floyd

        So basically... a 90% of a winner or winners this Wed?

        -RC

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          I really hope multiple people win.

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            Do you honestly think they will let you remain anonymous if you're the sole winner of $1.5 billion dollars?

            They wouldn't have a choice. It's law here. Now I can see there being a public uproar and people asking to change it afterwards but that's later on, it wouldn't effect this drawing.

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                Posted: January 12, 2016, 6:43 pm - IP Logged

                Winning this much would be a blessing but probably more of a curse. You will be hunted to the ends of the earth by everyone from people that want your money to people wanting to interview you and so on. Meanwhile the guy that won the MegaMillions in NY is laughing because no one cares about him or is looking for him. Cool


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                  They wouldn't have a choice. It's law here. Now I can see there being a public uproar and people asking to change it afterwards but that's later on, it wouldn't effect this drawing.

                  sorry sookie, law, schmaw, someone would expose you for sure. the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker. someone would find out and tell. no way you could conceal this if you won. moot point of course.

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                    They wouldn't have a choice. It's law here. Now I can see there being a public uproar and people asking to change it afterwards but that's later on, it wouldn't effect this drawing.

                    Just have to be able to live or buy the ticket in an anonymous state. And then try to be as low key as possible....

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                      If it rolls to $2.5 billion, people will start thinking this is getting out of control. At some point we have to think, is this alright?

                      Idk, Spain got so used to theirs that it's now ingrained in the culture. They don't see anything wrong with jackpots worth over a billion dollars. Yes, a lot more people are almost guaranteed to be winners than with the PB, but look at it this way, at the rate the tickets are selling, I don't think many people are taking issue with the size of it. If MM reacts to this by changing the odds and/or price, this just might be the norm. And those who win anything under $200 million won't even make the news. Which would be a wonderful thing for them.

                      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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                        When I claim my $1.5B jackpot on Thursday, the media is only getting 15 minutes of my time. After that, I'm heading straight back into the back room to finish whatever else the lottery needs me to do, then I'm out of there.

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                          Posted: January 12, 2016, 7:19 pm - IP Logged

                          It's already out of control. This should be like the UK lotto, capped, and when it rolls over, excess goes to lower tiers.

                           

                          A sole winner of this, or, imagine if it rolls over again, will have world-wide attention.....I'd like to win, with 3, 4 or 5 other winning tickets, then maybe you could somehow stay hidden.

                          Let it keep rolling till kingdom come or till somebody actually wins it.

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                            When I claim my $1.5B jackpot on Thursday, the media is only getting 15 minutes of my time. After that, I'm heading straight back into the back room to finish whatever else the lottery needs me to do, then I'm out of there.

                            If you are the sole winner I guarantee that 15min will not be the end. There will be tons of news/reporters trying to get to talk to you for longer interviews, documentary makers, conspiracy cooks, crazies, inventors, scammers, investment salesment, etc. etc. 

                             

                            There are stories of lotto winners getting pounded every day with phone calls, letters, and even harassed on streets. 

                             

                            So yes you need to stay very very anonymous...likely need to change name, appearance, change phone/mailbox/address/etc.

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                              I'm totally with you on that cash thing.

                              I just realized this little 5"x3" piece of paper sitting in front of me could be one of the most valuable pieces of paper in history. Maybe I should take proper care of it, eh?

                              yup you dont want to be losing that bit of paper, even 1st booby prize isnt to be scoffed at.

                               

                              i just calculated the amount f gold that could be bought with that jackpot.now i have to sit down. if im right 19 metric ton

                              2014 = -1016; 2015= -1409; 2016 JAN = -106; FEB= -81; MAR= -131; APR= - 87: MAY= -91; JUN= -39; JUL=-134; AUG= -124; SEP = -123; OCT= -84  NOV=- 73 TOT= -3498

                              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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