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$415 MILLION: Powerball jackpot surges on rollover

Topic closed. 68 replies. Last post 7 months ago by MaximumMillions.

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Posted: May 7, 2016, 9:54 pm - IP Logged

Well this is mighty interesting. A jackpot at over $400 million and no additional bump before a Saturday night drawing.

Guess we really are at that point where 400,000,000 isn't considered enough to start a ticket buying frenzy.

Either that or everyone is still recovering from how much they spent on the billion dollar jackpot.

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

The odds are about the same.

    Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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    Posted: May 7, 2016, 11:01 pm - IP Logged

    Well this is mighty interesting. A jackpot at over $400 million and no additional bump before a Saturday night drawing.

    Guess we really are at that point where 400,000,000 isn't considered enough to start a ticket buying frenzy.

    Either that or everyone is still recovering from how much they spent on the billion dollar jackpot.

    The latter. The media went crazy for the big jackpots like the 1.5 billion albut the media has barely mentioned this jackpot. A lot of people like me only buy tickets when it gets huge media attention and this hasn't.

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      Posted: May 7, 2016, 11:11 pm - IP Logged

      Well this is mighty interesting. A jackpot at over $400 million and no additional bump before a Saturday night drawing.

      Guess we really are at that point where 400,000,000 isn't considered enough to start a ticket buying frenzy.

      Either that or everyone is still recovering from how much they spent on the billion dollar jackpot.

      Teddi, I about fell outta my chair reading your signature, omg hahahahaha that is funny.

      I, too, kept checking back to LP to see if there was a bump and was surprised nothing.

      someone just mentioned it wasnt covered by the news but I have seen it on several times today in between watching the Kentucky Derby, now watching the old movie Secretariat while I wait for the PB outcome, lol.

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        Posted: May 8, 2016, 12:18 am - IP Logged

        Well, no billion dollar jackpot happening this run, it's over. Congrats to the one lucky winner in Jersey.

          Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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          Posted: May 8, 2016, 12:35 am - IP Logged

          Welp, time to switch to Mega Millions. Thankfully they have a real jackpot this time, unlike when it was a measly 15 million after the big one happened.

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            Posted: May 8, 2016, 1:36 am - IP Logged

            "A jackpot at over $400 million and no additional bump"

            They didn't bump up the advertised jackpot, but the final tally has been reported as $429 million, so the original estimate was a bit conservative. If it had rolled the next jackpot would have started at 525, but would certainly have finished higher.

            One way or another I'm sure we're seeing a result of January's huge jackpot. The progression for that was 334 >528, and from 361 this one only got to 429. That's a higher starting point with a jump of just 40% of what the last run produced. Maybe it's because a lot of people spent far too much the last time around, but I'm inclined to think that the people who only play when it's unusually large have moved their starting point.  Even using the finishing figure of 429 this one was only a bit more than 1/4 of what they were offered the last time around.

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              Posted: May 8, 2016, 6:11 am - IP Logged

              Well, no billion dollar jackpot happening this run, it's over. Congrats to the one lucky winner in Jersey.

              hadn't checked my ticket yet , but I'm glad someone got lucky even if it wasn't me

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                Posted: May 8, 2016, 12:49 pm - IP Logged

                hadn't checked my ticket yet , but I'm glad someone got lucky even if it wasn't me

                Be sure to check, there were 7 $1,000,000 winners too.

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                  Posted: May 8, 2016, 7:26 pm - IP Logged

                  How much was this house and where was it?

                  http://realestate.marthaturner.com/Sites/MTP/dispSearchSold.cfm?mlnum=71854394

                   

                  Houston, Texas ~900k-1MM$