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$500 Million Jackpot!

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Will we see a $500 Million Jackpot

Yes [ 20 ]  [31.25%]
No [ 13 ]  [20.31%]
Maybe [ 11 ]  [17.19%]
Never [ 3 ]  [4.69%]
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BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
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Posted: November 7, 2005, 10:00 am - IP Logged

 you have 225 million  you can buy any one   a web sight tells  how much  a day with  celebs cost   how cool would it be to have lunch with gary coleman ($2000 bucks)  rodman (nba) was only about 5 k  i would have some fun

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    Posted: November 7, 2005, 10:14 am - IP Logged

    Makes sense - Coleman about half the price as Rodman. I would take Rodman to the airport for lunch, then enjoy the metal detectors going off.

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      BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
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      Posted: November 7, 2005, 11:03 am - IP Logged

      pay each of them 25 k and watch them box

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        Posted: November 7, 2005, 11:11 am - IP Logged

        You're sick! Mud wrestling would be better.

        Cheers

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          Posted: November 7, 2005, 11:13 am - IP Logged

          So help me here.  Each of the 2 big jackpots have a limit to the rollover amounts once they reach the record amount, right?  In other words, it will not be a cap on the jackpot amount, but a cap on the increments that the jackpot can increase by.  I do not find this information on the websites of any state offering PB or MM.  Maybe I am not looking at the right link.  If someone has it, please send it to me.Roll EyesRoll Eyes

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            BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI
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            Posted: November 7, 2005, 11:31 am - IP Logged

            go to old topics  read on    i don't think mm has a roll limit       power ball does somewhere over 350 million 2nd prizes go up pb pot grows 25 million    i  hope to see a 150 million roll soon in mm

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              Posted: November 7, 2005, 8:32 pm - IP Logged

              Powerball's next cap would be 340 + 25 or 365 million. MM has no cap but it might never get to 500. My guess is the highest it could get would be 430 or so. Anything above 300 would be nice since that has never happened with MM in spite of the increadible odds.

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                Posted: November 7, 2005, 10:05 pm - IP Logged

                Why are you limiting MM - it has the larger player base; more players, more dollars. If PB can hit $340M with a smaller base, the MM should reach higher, not lower.

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                  Posted: November 7, 2005, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

                  Why are you limiting MM - it has the larger player base; more players, more dollars. If PB can hit $340M with a smaller base, the MM should reach higher, not lower.

                  Chewie, no one's limiting MM! Take a close look at what you stated yourself. It has a larger player base & more players! With that said, it means someone is more likely to hit it sooner than that of the smaller player base of PB! And the next note that should be looked at is, a fellow LP member said it would only go to about 430 million at best! How does that come-out to MM going lower to PB's 340 million? Skeptical 

                  Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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                    Posted: November 7, 2005, 11:23 pm - IP Logged

                    The limit is it keeps getting hit below 300 million. Any game could go for a run so far MM hasn't. Even normally small games like the Canada 6/49 or even a game that always gets hit at low levels like Powerball can have a large run. I think it's a matter of time for MM to go on a run. So far only the game before MM went on a run not MM.

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                      Posted: November 7, 2005, 11:31 pm - IP Logged

                      I Agree!

                      Keep dreaming the impossible dream, it just may come true! Thumbs Up

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                        Posted: November 8, 2005, 2:03 am - IP Logged

                        So help me here.  Each of the 2 big jackpots have a limit to the rollover amounts once they reach the record amount, right?  In other words, it will not be a cap on the jackpot amount, but a cap on the increments that the jackpot can increase by.  I do not find this information on the websites of any state offering PB or MM.  Maybe I am not looking at the right link.  If someone has it, please send it to me.Roll EyesRoll Eyes

                        I am not sure if it listed anywhere, because it rarely ever happens. But I did see it go into effect, and announced when it did. Why do you think those 49 players won $853,000 instead of only $200,000? They got a share of the increment raise that was passed down from the cap.

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                          Posted: November 8, 2005, 6:53 am - IP Logged

                          So help me here.  Each of the 2 big jackpots have a limit to the rollover amounts once they reach the record amount, right?  In other words, it will not be a cap on the jackpot amount, but a cap on the increments that the jackpot can increase by.  I do not find this information on the websites of any state offering PB or MM.  Maybe I am not looking at the right link.  If someone has it, please send it to me.Roll EyesRoll Eyes

                          for the info on PB cap go to http://www.powerball.com/powerball/pb_prizes.asp

                          see match 5 bonus prize


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                            Posted: November 8, 2005, 11:53 am - IP Logged

                            Mega Millions does NOT limit jackpot rollovers like MUSL does for Powerball. Maybe MM should do it too.

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                              Posted: November 8, 2005, 12:02 pm - IP Logged

                              Mega Millions does NOT limit jackpot rollovers like MUSL does for Powerball. Maybe MM should do it too.

                              I like having one game that does the Bonus Pool and one that doesn't....at least some variety.