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# If no one wins tonight's MM

Topic closed. 6 replies. Last post 11 years ago by JAG331.

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md
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If no one wins tonight jackpot, what will the pot grow to, and what will the cash option payout be?

I say \$158,000,000 and cash option \$88,000,000

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I'm going to say \$152 million to be on the safe side. Its really hard to tell how people in California will react (how many tickets they will buy) when they see a jackpot around \$150 million.

If the jackpot is \$158 million, the cash value will be about \$96,518,092.

If the jackpot is \$152 million, the cash value will be about \$92,852,848.

md
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How did you calculate this?  Just curious?

New Jersey
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If you go to www.ohiolottery.com they give you a more accurate cash value. For the current jackpot of \$122 million, they say the cash value would be \$74,526,628. So I just divided the cash value by \$122 million which gave me 61.0874 %. So the cash value is 61.0874 % of the annuity. I just multiplied \$158 million by that percentage (.610874) to get \$96,518,092. Ofcourse the % amount changes all the time but it gives you a little more accurate figure.

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<Moved to Jackpot Games forum>

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I say 145 million is my guess.

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 Posted: July 16, 2005, 3:05 pm - IP Logged

I say 145 million is my guess.

Hey, the CA kid was spot on!  Good work!

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