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Posted: May 8, 2005, 1:33 am - IP Logged

$96 Million for Wednesday.

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    Posted: May 8, 2005, 2:08 am - IP Logged

    that number has a nice ring to it ...  

    ... the lottery never fails to surprise!
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      Posted: May 8, 2005, 2:48 am - IP Logged

      96 million does have a nice ring to it...

      I think it might be time for a road trip to PA.

       

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        Posted: May 8, 2005, 2:52 am - IP Logged

        $96 million is a great number.

        Why are there seven days in a week?  Why not six?

        It's sooo tough waiting those 96 hours from Saturday to Wednesday. 

        Imagine collecting $1,000,000 every hour from now until Wednesday's drawing!!

        96 hours for $96 million.

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          Posted: May 8, 2005, 1:05 pm - IP Logged

          If no one wins Wednesday it will be over $100 million.  First time it had done that in a while.  IT"S ABOUT TIME!

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            Posted: May 8, 2005, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

            According to the Lottery Post Powerball Jackpot History page, it has been 5 months since the last $100 million+ jackpot. ($171 million on Dec. 8, 2004).

             

            Check the State Lottery Report Card
            What grade did your lottery earn?

             

            Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
            Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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              Posted: May 8, 2005, 1:55 pm - IP Logged


              According to the Lottery Post Powerball Jackpot History page, it has been 5 months since the last $100 million+ jackpot. ($171 million on Dec. 8, 2004).



              That means people like me that traveled to Indiana in December to buy tickets and didn't win enough to make a trip back to cash in their winning tickets worth while may make another trip to buy tickets while there is still time to cash in those tickets.  If no one wins Wednesday, I'll be making a road trip to cash in my three tickets and buy some more and if someone does then Indiana can keep my unclaimed prize.

              RJOh

               * you don't need to buy more tickets, just buy a winning ticket * 
                 
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                Posted: May 8, 2005, 2:14 pm - IP Logged

                 

                                  yah--hoooooooo...!

                                                             

                                                               " You can not control the Wind, but you can direct the Sail "

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                  Posted: May 8, 2005, 2:33 pm - IP Logged

                  Might play if no one wins in the next three drawings. Planned a vacation down in Oregon during that time before the Powerball run happened.

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                    Posted: May 8, 2005, 3:26 pm - IP Logged

                    It would be good for powerball to go on a little run here will mega millions is still smaller then them.

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                      Posted: May 8, 2005, 3:33 pm - IP Logged

                        If Powerball rolled as fast as Mega Millions did last run, the jackpot would be at $120 million right now!

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                        Posted: May 8, 2005, 3:51 pm - IP Logged

                        Yes, it got off to a slow start since no one wanted to buy tickets after it failed to reach $45 million for the thousandth time in a row.

                        $96 million is not $120 million...but it is what it is.

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                          Posted: May 9, 2005, 1:27 am - IP Logged

                            Damn lucky streak of winners has crippled Powerball sales for a while!

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                            Posted: May 10, 2005, 5:13 am - IP Logged

                            It's just a shining example of why they needed to change a long time ago. A big run increases sales for the runs after the big jackpot is hit. If a game stagnates and doesn't have a decent jackpot then it's sales drop due to a lack of interest in the game. Big jackpots are great for marketing and for sales.

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                              Posted: May 10, 2005, 5:45 pm - IP Logged

                              Well, what were the odds the jackpot would be hit three times in a row at the $18 million dollar level!!?  That could happen even after Powerball increases their matrix!  It's all luck!