|Posted: November 15, 2005, 11:52 am - IP Logged|
Couple years ago when there was a big runup on sale of Powerball tickets, a lottery officials was quoted as saying that approximately 85 percent or more of the possible combinations would have to be sold before the jackpot would be won.
Believe it was the Whitaker win where more than 80 percent of the combinations were sold.
Anything can happen, but if the same general rule applies to MegaMillions, about 140 million of the 176 million combinations would have to be sold before the jackpot would be hit.
I checked some MM sales figures and noted that only 12 million tickets were sold for the 1111 drawing. 11 million on 1108 and 10 million on 1104. Really poor sales considering the size of the jackpot at this stage of the runup.
I believe the MM jackpot is going to reach astrological proportions before it will be won. At the same time, I'm hoping the 5 combinations I'm playing includes a winner!!