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$422 MILLION: Powerball climbs again on rollover

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Kingofearth's avatar - Kinnak
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Posted: July 26, 2016, 3:11 am - IP Logged

Custer said something like that at the Little Big Horn!

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You just jinxed yourself. 

Scared

 

Kingofearth

$540M is only .54 of the way to $1B. 

Don't you think the increase in the jackpot, should it roll that high, would bring in a lot more ticket sales?

The largest MM jackpot ever, 3-30-2012 was split three ways, from the OP of this thread;

Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland

I passed high school math. Times have changed quite a lot in lottery terms between 2012 and today. There would be a big increase in sales once it crosses into a billion, but no where near what it was in 2012 or in the big one from January. The goal post for a large jackpot has changed. A billion dollar jackpot today would get 1-2 winners with a slight chance of it rolling or 3+ winners.

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    kings mountain
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    If the Jackpot reaches 1 billion, it is no way there will be a single winner. Lottery officials will NOT allow

    one person to be that rich instantly.  Also, the chances of certain demographics that are not favorable winning would drive lottery officials crazy.

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      Posted: July 26, 2016, 8:50 am - IP Logged

      $422M? And this sweet crib in GA just sold for only $649K, 5bd, 5bth, 5,831 sq feet in a gated subdivision with tennis courts and community swimming pool. Okay, I got my tickets!!!

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      Yo, Golfer1960

      My current house is too big, that's almost twice the size.

      But getting out of Jersey would be nice even for a smaller house...with more land.

      Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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        Yo, Golfer1960

        My current house is too big, that's almost twice the size.

        But getting out of Jersey would be nice even for a smaller house...with more land.

        Yes Sir brother Haymaker!! Getting out of NJ would be nice (and cheaper).

        Yes this house is humongous but I'd try to fill it with family, friends and lots of love!! Blue Angel

        Here's the house from the outside:

        alpharetta

        back porch

        The basement game room:

        game room

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          Posted: July 26, 2016, 9:12 am - IP Logged

          Yes Sir brother Haymaker!! Getting out of NJ would be nice (and cheaper).

          Yes this house is humongous but I'd try to fill it with family, friends and lots of love!! Blue Angel

          Here's the house from the outside:

          alpharetta

          back porch

          The basement game room:

          game room

          I'm going out on a limb here...not to far though.

          The R/E taxes are probably less then here.

           

           

          I like the porch/deck, very relaxing !

          Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.

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            Posted: July 26, 2016, 9:20 am - IP Logged

            $422M? And this sweet crib in GA just sold for only $649K, 5bd, 5bth, 5,831 sq feet in a gated subdivision with tennis courts and community swimming pool. Okay, I got my tickets!!!

            alpharetta

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            alpharetta

            Hey golfer1960- seems like a very nice house for the money! You need to move to Georgia soon as the cost of living is so much less than Jersey. You can always upgrade later in the event of a nice windfall but at least you could start enjoying your surroundings.

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              Posted: July 26, 2016, 9:25 am - IP Logged

              I'm going out on a limb here...not to far though.

              The R/E taxes are probably less then here.

               

               

              I like the porch/deck, very relaxing !

              Yeah Haymaker, the real estate taxes are around $6,600 per year. There's an HOA fee on top of that too of $975/year.

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                Posted: July 26, 2016, 9:27 am - IP Logged

                Hey golfer1960- seems like a very nice house for the money! You need to move to Georgia soon as the cost of living is so much less than Jersey. You can always upgrade later in the event of a nice windfall but at least you could start enjoying your surroundings.

                Sounds good D! I hope to do it soon!

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                  Posted: July 26, 2016, 9:59 am - IP Logged

                  Dance

                  Banana

                  Hyper

                  See Ya!

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                  singlewinnersinglewinnersinglewinner   

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                    Posted: July 26, 2016, 10:00 am - IP Logged

                    THE JACKPOT WILL GO UP AGAIN. $2.5 Billion dollar's. I Will win $1.2 Billion of that Money. an Be the First Sole winner to be a Billionaire Alone Youngest, NYC

                     

                    MY Prophecy is $1.2Billion - $1.4 Billion dollars from MYSELF.

                     

                     

                     

                     

                    Thank You

                    MY Prophecy is $1.2Billion - $1.4 Billion dollars from MYSELF.

                    You might rethink your prophecy, Joshua.  "...from MYSELF" would indicate you are the starting point, thus the money will be coming from you, not to you.  A slight difference in the final outcome.  Wink

                      I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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                      Posted: July 26, 2016, 10:06 am - IP Logged

                      Nice, but the devil went down to Georgia..

                      True, but Johnny kicked the Devils' arse!  Red DevilNo Pity!ChairSurrenderBlue Angel

                        I'm feeling a jackpot win coming my way!

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                        Posted: July 26, 2016, 11:08 am - IP Logged

                        If the Jackpot reaches 1 billion, it is no way there will be a single winner. Lottery officials will NOT allow

                        one person to be that rich instantly.  Also, the chances of certain demographics that are not favorable winning would drive lottery officials crazy.

                        Your delusions about the simple randomness of the lottery aside, you're demonstrating some really stupid thinking about what the lottery would want or allow if they had control of the outcome. People play the lottery in hopes of winning money and lottery marketing is all about how big a prize you could win just be being in the game. Three people netting $200 million back in January was good for marketing, but a single winner netting $600 million would have been even better.

                        The people who spend hundreds of dollars on tickets when the jackpot nears record levels are doing it because of the fantasy of winning  the amount that's advertised. If players figured out that an advertised jackpot of $1.6 billion  probably means winners getting a prize of $533 million tickets sales would be about what they are  when the jackpot is advertised as $533 million. In the case of the PB record that would have meant sales of only 30% of what players spent chasing the non-existent jackpot of $1.6 billion. Lottery officials would love to see a single winner to fuel those fantasies.

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                          Posted: July 26, 2016, 11:58 am - IP Logged

                          I would just like to see a few winners more often. It is still a lot of money to win.

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                            MY Prophecy is $1.2Billion - $1.4 Billion dollars from MYSELF.

                            You might rethink your prophecy, Joshua.  "...from MYSELF" would indicate you are the starting point, thus the money will be coming from you, not to you.  A slight difference in the final outcome.  Wink

                            I Meant for MySelf.  MY Prophecy is $1.2Billion-$1.4 Billion dollars for my Self...I Will WIn all the Money

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                              I bought powerplay on my ticket on sunday afternoon so I would settle for a $2 million dollar win myself and not complain at all.-weshar75

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